A high-school complex for the age group 14-19, with a range of educational facilities, including labs for physics, biology, chemistry and computer sciences. Students can choose to study a wide variety of languages and subjects, and can also opt to do internationally recognised exams if they wish. Future School is located close to Transition School near the entrance to Transformation settlement, in the Cultural Zone. Class times are 8.30am-3.35pm.
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.
Over the last few years we’ve had from 50 to 57 students per academic year representing between 13 and 18 nationalities. Courses are taught by 7 full-time and 20 part-time Aurovilian teachers from all over the world. Administration has 2 full-time and 2 part-time Aurovilians.
Current facilities include Science and Computer labs, classrooms for all subjects including Arts, and a seminar room for presentations and other all-school gatherings. There is also an on-site kitchen, a small (temporary) library, and one staff apartment. In progress is the initial phase of a permanent library complex which will include language lab, reception area, and study rooms. Long-term plans include multi-purpose dining hall for up to 100 students, teachers and staff as well as additional staff quarters.
Students have an individualized program which is created according to their choices around core subject areas. Additionally, they choose elective subjects as well as physical and creative arts activities. We actively assist them, usually through our mentoring program, in finding teachers/coaches/guides who can help their talents and interests to progress and grow. Students are generally expected to stay in the program for 4-5 years. This allows ample time for the students to complete a well rounded educational program as an important aspect of their ongoing process of personal development.
Ph. 0413-2622776 or 2596