JOIN DEEPANAM - Information for parents who want to join Deepanam School

About the school

Deepanam School started in 2006 based on the educational system outlined by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The whole emphasis is on the integral development of the child in all its aspects. We are inspired by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram International Centre of Education ( SAICE) and we aspire to achieve the ideals the Mother has explained for the educational activities in Auroville.

We envision Deepanam as an experimental school for children aged 7 to 14 years old. We provide an educational environment and an atmosphere where children can progressively learn how to be responsible for their progress and harmonious development. The approach is therefore not merely academic but dynamic and integral.

Guidelines for admission

For more details about admission please see our Admission Policy page

Financial aspect

The Auroville schools are supported by the Auroville community. The parents of non-Aurovilian children are expected to give a financial contribution of 8000 rs/monthly per child. This school contribution is made at the Financial Service into the school participation account. We do request the parents to pay in advance 3 months. (The same amount has to be transferred even if the child is absent for whatsoever reason as well as in the month of short time holidays. Except for the 2 month of summer holiday -May/June)

School day timings

1st and 2nd grade 3rd grade upwards
8:20 am to 12:30 pm 8:20 am to 12:30 pm
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Sports – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Sports - 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

Physical education

Our Physical education is held at Dehashakti center of Physical Education situated in Dana, the AV cultural zone. Since 1991 Dehashakti has been working on a program offering children a place to play, learn and grow in an environment designed for an integral physical development.

Deepanam is one of the 6 Auroville schools attending Dehashakti Program.

The aim of the programme is to cater to an integral, methodical and harmonious development of the body by offering children a weekly schedule that provides all the fitness needed. Nurturing a joyful and balanced growth. Children are exposed to games, swimming, athletics and gymnastics which provide ample variety and richness.

We request the parents to send their children wearing sports shoes, shorts and T-shirt.

All the children attending Deepanam School must attend Dehashakti sports program for it is part of integral development and an important aspect of the integral education we aim to offer in our school.

We hope for a fruitful collaboration and growth all together!
Deepanam Team