Inspired by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, the vision of Future School is to develop educational environments in which Auroville adolescents and all those dedicated to their education may reach their own unique potential through a balanced development of body, mind, emotion and spirit. Underlying this integral approach is the development of faculties that will allow us to pursue the unfolding of our inner truth in harmony with the material world.
Interwoven with this endeavor toward individual development is a collective aspiration toward a manifestation of the ideals of Auroville as expressed in its charter. Toward this, we aim to discover the essence behind our diverse cultural, ethnic, and individual heritages while reflecting the international character of Auroville.
Our deepest aspiration is to progressively develop our consciousness to prepare the youth and ourselves to manifest a truer, higher and more joyful life on earth.
Future School is a high school for Auroville youth between the ages of 14 and 20 offering a broad program of education. The school incorporates many different teaching/learning methods and environments: projects, tutorials, independent research, traditional lectures; small groups, large groups, one-on-one approach, peer teaching and self-study. In this way we hope to meet the needs of each individual, and we feel that the combination of required areas of study with choice of particular subjects gives the students the chance to get in touch with new areas of knowledge and at the same time to explore their interests.
Each student has an individualized program which is created according to their choices around core subject areas. Additionally, they choose from a wide variety of languages, elective subjects, and physical and creative arts activities.
According to the individual needs and goals of the students we are able to offer different educational paths with emphasis on either a more practical/vocational orientation or an academic one that includes the possibility to sit for internationally recognized exams if they choose to do so.
We actively assist students, often through our mentoring program, in become aware of their possibilities and making conscious choices towards their future.
Students are generally expected to stay in the school program for 4-5 years, which allows ample time each year for students to complete their core courses and explore other areas of interest.
Over the last few years we've had about 60 students per academic year representing 20 different nationalities. Courses are taught by both full-time and part-time Aurovilian teachers from all over the world.
Current facilities include fully equipped Science and Computer labs, classrooms for all subjects, a large seminar room for presentations, assembly and other all-school gathering. There is also an on-site kitchen and one staff apartment. The first phase of a permanent study lab/library complex has been completed and the second phase, currently under construction, will include a multi purpose space, art room and additional class rooms. Long-term plans include multi-purpose dining hall for up to 100 students, teachers and staff as well as additional staff quarters.
New students are welcome at the beginning of the first term. The academic year begins in July and is comprised of 2 semesters.
If you have questions, please contact us.
Transformation – Auroville 605101
Tamil Nadu – India
Phone (0413) 2622 596 / 2622 776