The School KFI in Chennai in 2010 whose educational work since 1973 has provided many rich insights into school education processes – the relationship between the learner and educator, the educator and parent and relationship among educators, administration of a school. The collaboration amongst educators has led to many structural and pedagogic changes.This small pilot sized school commenced as a residential wing of
Pathashaala commenced in 2010-11 with a middle school group of students – boys and girls – between the ages 9½ to 12½ in a mixed age group. The school is growing in a phased manner to about 120 students between the ages of 9½ to 16½.
In a tranquil atmosphere with distant hills and fresh breezes the staff and students are invited to an environmentally sustainable way of living. The campus uses energy sparingly and is designed with solar energy, windmills and possibly biogas in the future. Pathashaala is sensitive to the use and pollution of water and is committed to ecological sanitation. The campus, with zero black water effluent, is designed with dry composting toilets for all residents and visitors. There is adequate vegetation with carefully planted trees, and herbs. There are over 80 varieties of grasses.
History of Pathashaala – The Vallipuram project of The School