Alternative Schools

Here is a somewhat untidy list of some alternative schools in India, although the term "alternative" is not easy to define.
Places are list mostly alphabetically by state.
If anyone has suggestions for additions to the site, please contact

Please note that inclusion in the list does not constitute a recommendation. People have different values and priorities, so anyone interested in a particular school should make their own enquires.
A comprehensive directory of alternative schools in India can be found in the book "Alternative Schooling in India". It is edited by Sarojini Vittachi and Neeraja Raghaven, published by Sage publications paperback and costs Rs 360.

For a list of other places of learning which prefer not to use the term 'school'; click here: Learning Co-operatives


Andhra Pradesh

Contact Person K T S V PRASAD Founder Director
Aaverbhav-The School,
Plot No. 12, Balaji Hills,
Opp. Village Bus Stand,
Nizampet, Kukatpally,
Hyderabad – 500 072 INDIA. 
email aaverbhav Ph:             +91 40–65132827                    +91 98664 03181       

(- for a brief introduction from the words of the founder click here).

Gurukula - A Waldorf Inspired School 
Plot No 13, 
Behind Kolan Raghava Reddy Function Hall,
Nizampet Road, Hyderabad 500072 

Rishi Valley Education Centre

517 352, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Tel: 011 91 8571 62037
Fax 011 91 8571 68622

OFFICE@RISHIVALLEY.ORG   Krishnamurti Foundation School



Sadhana Vidya Nilayam 
Thettu Village, Rishi Valley 
P.O. Madanapalle, AP 517352, India; 
contact V. Nagabusharam.


Sloka -

The Steiner school in Hyderabad.
Plot No. 287, Road No. 25, Jubilee Hills,
(Off Rd # 10 Jubilee Hills, near "Irani Chai")
Tel: 040 23545206
040 65994510


Sumavanam Village School 

T. M. Narasimhan

Sumavanam Village School,

Cheegalabailu, Madanapalli,

Chittoor District.

Andhra Pradesh - 517 325

(click here for an article on Sumavanam school).

This school is influenced by David Horsburgh

    (- for a summary of these schools click here).


The Peepal Grove School
PO Gongivaripalle, Sadum Mandal,
Chittoor Dist., Andhra Pradesh 517123


Tel: 08583-202200,             +91-9440212826 - an article in The Hindu newspaper about the school when Sri A P J Abdul Kalam, then president of India came to inaugurate the school.

Walden's Path

Walden's Path

Plot No. 309, Road No. 78,

Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033.

Phone: +91.9000.433.533




Aarambh-Delhi Waldorf School

Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

+91 9560060441


Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Opposite IIT
Sri Aurobindo Road
New Delhi. 
Phone Number : 011-2686 3741
Contact person: Mrs. Kamala Menon.


The organisation is based on Sri Aurobindo and Mother's Principals. It was started around twenty five years ago. Mirambika is run by Aurobindo Ashram, Delhi. It is an experimental school up to eighth.


Ukti - The Delhi Waldorf School

H-35, Sector 128 (Near Jaypee Hospital)

Noida - 201304

Phone: +91 9654445795



River House Acadamy

River House Academy is a small international school in Canacona, South Goa, India, which combines a high academic standard with alternative, holistic methods of teaching.
We start from Pre-School (4 yrs) and teach up to Secondary One (14 yrs).

ITTC Primary School. 
Rangavi Estate, Plot No D-9 ,Issorcim, Dabolim, 
Off Bogmalo Road, Goa, India;
contact Liza Chowgule 
Tel:[91] (832) 540 272 / 98221 27039



Moti Vihar, Village Sillokher



Email: edhafoundation@gmail.



Teaching positions are available


(a unitech school for learning) 
J Block,South City 1
Gurgaon. 122 001 Haryana. 
Phone no. 0124-25082359. 0124-2258 0538.
Fax: 0124-6581306, 0124-638 3332.
Core Team: Ms. Minoti Bahri (Chairperson)
Mr. Sanjay Prakash, Team Director
Mr. Sunil Batra, Education Director.


The Heritage School - Gurgaon
( Affiliated to CBSE)
Adjacent Sector 57, Sushant Lok Phase -III, 


Phone: 0124-2855124/25/26, 2764320-21


The Shri Ram School,
DLF Campus
Block V, off Moulsari Avenue
DLF Phase - 3,Gurgaon
Tel # 95124-2352174 / 4061344 / 4061345 
Telefax # 95124-2355569
E-Mail -


The Sri Ram School, Aravalli.
Hamilton Court Complex
DLF Phase IV
Gurgaon Haryana. India.
Phone No. 2396548, 2570489

Vidyananda School

(an alternative school for holistic learning of underprivileged children)

Gurgaon Haryana

Core Team : Saloni Bhardwaj

- teachers required 2014


ABHEEK (Aspiring -Bold - Holistic-Education- with Enlightening - Knowledge)

No.171, 2nd Cross, Suncity Layout,
J.P.Nagar 7th Phase,Bangalore
(Near Brigade Millenium)
Mobile no. - Indraa - 9880771949 / 9845927414  (under construction)
- staff, mentors and volunteers Wanted. Please email :
Arivu Primary and Middle school

Lingabhudhi Palya,
Sri Rampura, Mysore

(- about this school click here)

Aurinko Academy- A Progressive School

82, Tropical Paradise, Kudlu Village, Bangalore 560068.

Phone : 09845497901

To know more visit .

 For admissions please fill the form on 
[staff required]



Bangalore Steiner School Trust
Sristi Farm, Thindlu village, Sarjapur Hobli, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore.


437/2, 7th A Cross,
L B Sastry Nagar, 
Bangalore 560017
[2km from HAL Kalyan Mantap, 2km from BEML gate]

Contact: Prakash 9880396056, Vishal 9845807429

BeMe is an open school based in Bangalore, where children direct their own learning. It is an effort to create a stimulating, free and democratic environment for children aged 3-18 years.


Center For Learning

545, Banagiri Nagar,

Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore 560085, India

Contact Person: N. Venu


    (- for more on teachers required click here).


InBloom Waldorf Kindergarten
'F' Block, Diamond District Apartments,
Old Airport Road
Bangalore -560017.

La Wisdom

Montessori Programs for Toddlers to Teenagers. Venture by IITians, Concerned Parents & Educators, Inspired by J.Krishnamurti

Poorna Learning Centre

Indira Vijaysimha
1627C Block, Sahakarnagar
Bangalore 560092
Tel:             080-3620364

[staff and volunteers wanted]


Prakriya Green Wisdom School
Main School Campus
NO. 70, Chikkanayakanahalli Road,
off Doddakannelli, Sarjapur Road,
(about 7 km from HSR Layout) 
Phone: 91-80-844 0925, 333 3001

Nursery School
446, 8th Main, 4th Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore-560034.
Phone: 91-80-552 3473

Roopantara Center for Learning

Anekal Road, 1.5kms from VBHC 

and 3.5 kms from Surya Nagara in Chandapura.

This is on the Anekal Road, 1.5kms from VBHC and 3.5 kms from Surya Nagara in Chandapura area. 
We are looking for teachers, interested students, parents who would like to join us in this journey. 
My husband Badi and I are on the path to setting up a learning center, after trying many schools and home schooling for our own children. A learning space with veggie patches, some farm animals, lots of sand, a tree house, logs to balance on and cottages to learn in. The first cottage is in the making and we are looking at having a summer camp from March 24th 014. Anybody interested in joining the camp as facilitators/tutors/participants, please do call me- 

Amia  9916 579345


C/o Roopa Devadasan, 
Flat #6, Block 12-C, 
Nandi Gardens Phase 2, Anjanapura Post, 
Bangalore-560 052

Phone:              +91-9743513238      

Email: Shibumi


   (- for a brief summary of this school click here)


The Valley School (KFI)
Bangalore Education center, “Haridvanam”, 
17th K.M. Kanakapura Road,
Thatguni Post, Bangalore – 560 062 India
Tel: (080) 8435240/8435241/8435030
Fax: (080) 8435032


This school is one of the Krishnamurti Foundation Schools


Vikasana School 
Ms. Malathi M.C. 
Vikasana Rural Center For Education, 
Doddakallasandra, P.O. 
Bangalore - 560 062.

(click here for an article on Vikasana school).

This school is influenced by David Horsburgh

    (to read more click here).


Kaliyuva Mane

M.R.Ananth Kumar
Kenchalagudu village,
Manandavadi Road, Mysore - 570008
Ph : 821-2900927, 3202249, 09341369901


Poorna Pragnya

Mrs.Tara Gopinath
144/2, Alanahally
Lalithadripuram Post, Mysore

This school is influenced by David Horsburgh

    (read more).


Bhoomi Kindergarten - Waldorf inspired playschool
Unnichira Thykkavu Rd, Edappally, Kochi
Ernakulam, Kerala 682024

Ph: 9972 992288


Vadavathoor P O,



Sarang (Main campus)

Agali-Chittoor P O, Palakkad, Kerala PIN : 678581

Phone : +91 4924 209038  |  Mobile : +91 9447114482

E-mail :

Sri Atmananda Memorial School

Atmananda Memorial School,

Malakkara via Edayaranmula,

Kerala 689 532,

Tel: 0468 2317 309.

click here for more information


The Gurukul

Asha Panickar
The Gurukul,
Kalayam PO (Kerala)
Trivandrum - 695 043

Ph:             +91 471 2544477       / 3093310
Direct: 2534608

Madhya Pradesh

Adharshila Learning Centre

village - Sakad, P.O. - Chatli
via Sendhawa, District - Badwani
Madhya Pradesh
Contact: Amit and Jayashree
Phone : 09425981606
email : 
 (- for a description of this school click here)

[staff wanted at Adharshila]


Akshar Nandan School,
103, Bahirat Road, Shivaji Housing Society,

Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016;

Tel.: 91-20-5677513/2224; 
The school values integration and positively seeks to admit children from varied socioeconomic
backgrounds in pursuance of this goal.

For some information about this school -


Amor, Rudolf Steiner School of Pune
Location: Plot 29, Kanchanganga Soc.,

Bibwewadi Kondhwa Rd, Pune, India 411037
Phone : +91-8976193157 
Website :


“Akash Deep”, 28, Dongersi Road
Mumbai – 400 006 India

This school is one of the Krishnamurti Foundation Schools

Camphill Nature
Address: Sr. No 26, Kale Colony, Sasane Nagar, Opp. Simple park society- Hadapsar , Pune
Maharashtra- India

Follow teaching method: Waldorf Pedagogy.

Facebook: camphill nature school
Contact no: 9767437848


Gram Mangal

R. K. Deole,
Jai Building , Cinema Road , Ghatkoper (West),
Mumbai 400083.
Tel.:             (022) 514-8396


Red Hill - The Earth School
The Earth School is an alternative school in Baner-Pune based on the teachings of J.Krishnamurti and Rudolf Steiner.

Sadhana Village School

Ranjana Baji

Sadhana village, 1, priyankit, lokmanya colony, Paud road, pune-411038.

0091 -20- 25380792, 0091 -20- 25381112.
Sadhana English School, At Kule, Taluka Mulshi, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra.

Sahyadri School
Administrative Officer, Sahyadri School, 
Post Tiwai Hill, Tal. Rajgurunagar, 
Dist. Pune 410 513
Tel. 011 91 2135 84270/84271/84272 
Fax: 011 91 2135 84269


This school is one of the Krishnamurti Foundation Schools



Shishyaa School

Silicon Tower,

Plot no. 46, Sector 30A,


Navi Mumbai - 400705.


Contact:  9930220983 / 9821626003



A new Waldorf-Inspired School   

"A small school of eternal learners"


A learning and Activity Centre

Row House 24, Sindhu Park, Pimple Saudagar, Pune - 411027
Ph. 9850041770
Email id
Ph. 9850041770

Swadha School

Honap Bungalow, Pranav Building,

Right Bhusari Col, Near Borse Hospital,

Paud Road, Pune – 411038

Contact:   8888879719, 9822023265, 7620088229

This is a Rudolph Steiner school



Tridha, Malpa Dongri No.3, Near Pump House,

Opp. Satya Darshan Soct., Andheri (E)

Mumbai 400093

Tel. 022-32921768

e-mail: and


This is a Rudolph Steiner school



ISP Foundation Public School
Malerkotla Road, Dinghi,
Dist.- Patiala, Punjab

    (due to open on 1st April 2008)


Digantar School

Rohit Dhankar, 
Todi Ramjanipura, 
Jaipur - 302017

(click here for an article on Digantar school).

This school is influenced by David Horsburgh.

    (to read more click here).

Samarth School
R-21, Raaj Aangan,
NRI Colony,
Sector 24,Jagatpura Extn,
Pratap Nagar,

Contact Person: Mrs. Ritu Mann
Mobile Phone: 09928010777



(The people’s institute for rethinking education and development)
21 Fatehpura, 
Udaipur. 313 004
Phone Number: (91) 294 245 1303
Fax: (91) 294 245 1949.

Team Leaders: Ms. Shilpa Jain
Mr. Manish Jain.

    (- for a brief summary click here).

Uday waldorf inspired school of Jaipur

Uday waldorf inspired school of Jaipur

3, Shiv marg, civil lines,Off Raj Bhawan road.


Ph no 9828411114, 9587158958


The Magnet School

Plot No. 309, Road No. 78, 

Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033, TS.

Phone: +91.9000.433.533 



Tamil Nadu


Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Raghavan
Anugriha Charitable Trust
3/31 Anugriha
Arasavangkadu, via Sembangudi P.O.
NQM District, Tamil Nadu - 612 603

Phone: 04362-269478 - about the Charitable Trust

Please click here to see article from Anugriha.



Subash, Lourdes
Auroville Educational Resource Center
SAIIER, Auroville 605 101 (Tamil Nadu)
Tel: 91-413-623350 (subash), 91-413-623350 (Lourdes)
Please click here here to see article from Auroville.



Good Earth School

Senior School
No.83, Nauveerapattu Manimangalam Road,
Naduveerapattu Village, Somamangalam Post,
Sriperumbadur Taluk – 602 109.
Ph. : 27178239 / 27178310

Play School
No 72/4, Old State Bank Colony,
West Tambaram, Chennai – 600045
Ph. : 22381642

Isha Home School

Founder: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Contact: Swami Nisarga, Maa Parini

Velliangiri Foothills

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641 114

Phone: 0422-2515444


[staff wanted]

Marudam Farm School

On an organic farm on the outskirts of Thiruvannamalai

Marudam farm school,
Kananthampoondi village.
Thiruvannamalai district.
Phone number: 09789864166
Email :



Sholai School 
P.O.Box 57, Kodaikanal 62401, Tamil Nadu, India; 
contact Brian Jenkins 
Tel:[91] (4542) 3 02 97 


The Blue Mountains School

'Dilkhush Mahal" Ootacamund 643 001 The Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu)

Telfax :  +91 - (0) 423-2444837

contact:Archana Neginhal


The School (KFI) 
“Damodar Gardens”, Besant Avenue,

Chennai – 600 020 India
Tel: 011 91 44 491 5845



This school is one of the Krishnamurti Foundation Schools

Yellow Train School  (inspired by Waldorf Education)

Grade School Campus

Mudalipalayam, Arasur,

Coimbatore 641 007


Garden Campus

Yellow Train Kindergarten


653, Trichy Road

Coimbatore 641005


Contact: 8220291777



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Lakshmi Ashram

P.O. Kausani, District Almora

Uttaranchal 263-639,India


PANKH – The Creative School at Rishikesh


Uttar Pradesh

Prakriti School

F-72a, Sector-22, Noida, 

Uttar  Pradesh

Junior School and Activity Centre

Ph. 8800990781/82


Rajghat Education Center 
Rajghat Fort, Varanasi – 221 001, Uttar Pradesh, India
            91-542-2440336                  91-542-2440579                  91-542-3200179      

This school is one of the Krishnamurti Foundation Schools


Vidyashram - The Southpoint


Utter Pradesh

a school for boys and girls, of all classes, communities, and abilities with

 new methods in bilingualism (English and Hindi), the sciences, and the arts.



Special Needs Schools

SETU Developmental Intervention Centre 
Registered Office: 118, Jeevandeep Row Houses

Nr. Ghosha Society

Drive-In Road

Ahmedabad- 380 054


Telephone: +91- 79- 3100 8674