We are here to open the way of the Future to children
who belong to the Future.

- The Mother

The Future Foundation School, is founded on the principles and guided by the light of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The aim therefore is to organise an environment and an atmosphere affording inspiration and facilities for the exercise and development of the essential aspects of personality: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual.

Students are prepared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE - Year 10) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC - Year 12) examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

Mental Education

  • Resource Centre Activity
    Students at work in the Resource Centre

Training of the Mind

The approach to Education here is bound by no conventions. The methodology is based on themes, projects and seminars; role-plays and debates, skill-based and flexible syllabus at lower levels gradually crystallizing in the form of ICSE and ISC curricula; offering of Humanities, Commerce and Science Streams at ISC level.

The school is constantly striving to create learner-centric, activity-based and participatory learning experiences. The child is an active participant in his own growth and progress and not just a recipient of knowledge.

The school ensures that learning shifts away from rote methods and is a continuously evolving process. Through the use of various tools and techniques individual progress is encouraged.

'Learning Pageant' - Annual Exhibition of Learning

Display of children's work done in school is done through 'Learning Pageant' - a display of learning. Display boards in class rooms are used to display skills and concepts being developed in children and also their work through the term. In the primary classes up to class IV teachers display the various thematic activities that children had participated in during the term. Students perform for the visitors and showcase learning through role plays, music and action songs. Children work on puzzles and other educational tools to display the learning they have acquired through these tools.

Classes V and VI display learning through thematic projects. Models and Charts prepared by students as well as their worksheets display the concepts that children acquire through the Term. Role plays and class room experiments are also set up so that children can display concepts learnt. Learning of Literature in English, French, Bengali and Hindi is displayed through drama and role plays.

International Curriculum

In our school I have put French as the medium of instruction. One of the reasons is that French is the cultural language of the world - The Mother

Tie-up with Lycée..

TFFS is the first school in the city where French is taught as a second language. It is also taught as a third language in middle school. To the Second Language French students Art and Physical Education are taught in French.

TFFS has tied up with Lycée Français de Pondichéry, the oldest French school in Asia, offering a comprehensive education till the final year of Secondary school with general, technical and professional options.

Apprentice Scientist

A National level competition for Class 8 students to showcase their skills and talents in the field of science.

Visit to Auroville and Lycée

This enables students and teachers to get a first-hand experience.

Exchange Programme

This programme applies to the field of science curriculum & teaching-learning methods.

French Baccalaureate in Science

The Entrance exam to the Section of Excellence in Science is a unique opportunity for English-speaking students to acquire an intensive education in Maths and Science from Class 9 to Class 12 and secure the French Baccalaureate in Science.

Vital Education

Training of the Senses

The creativity of children is stimulated through various activities like painting the Canteen Wall, making Posters, painting designs on 'diyas'.

Workshops are arranged to provide children an opportunity to interact with artists and professionals. The topics range from Acting to Art-appreciation, and from Poetry to Music.

Saturday School

The senses are trained and cultured through various classes in Photography, Creative Dance, Western Vocals, Violin, Synthesizer, Visual Art to name a few.

Physical Education

Training of the Body

The School children participate in various activities including Eurythmics, Excursions, Yogic Asanas, Scouting & Guiding, Athletic Camps, Trekking and Rock Climbing and others.

Sports

Various sporting activites are undertaken including Swimming, Badminton, Karate, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Kho Kho, Table Tennis and others.

Life Skills

The Future Foundation School believes in an education that not only makes a child ready for his higher studies but also teaches him to be independent and to be able to take care of his personal needs. This is achieved by teaching them 'Life Skills'. Life skills classes are held every week for all children upto Class X. Children learn to wash clothes, polish shoes, stitch buttons on shirts, mend torn clothes, remove stains. Senior students also learn to iron clothes. Table manners, first aid, checking blood pressure are also taught. All students learn to prepare some food and wash utensils. Food preparation including non-cooked food like sandwiches, different kinds of drinks like fruit juice and other snacks where the use of a burner is not required. Older children learn to use the burner and cook food or bake delicacies.

Career-Counselling

Career-counselling is carried out on a regular basis for senior students. All students of Classes IX to XII are encouraged to undertake this. The counselling is conducted by Institute for Career Studies, Lucknow, Univariety, Singapore and other organisations. Parents participate in an introductory seminar in order to build up awareness. Students have a separate day for a seminar. They have to individually appear for an aptitude test. Finally there is individual counselling for all students. The students then receive an elaborate report advising them on careers they should pursue based on their skills and aptitude.

Special Education

The Special Education and Counselling unit of the school ‘EMPATHY’ was inaugurated on November 6, 2012.

Inclusive Policy of The School:

Inclusive education brings all children together in one classroom and community, regardless of their strengths and weaknesses in any area, and seeks to maximise the potential of all students. Children are taught to learn to accept others and to learn to live with everyone, even if they are different in some ways.

Spiritual Ambience

  • Salute to The Mother's flag

The nature of Sri Aurobindo's and The Mother's influence is subtle and atmospheric. The student's daily prayer is:

Make of us the hero warriors we aspire to become. May we fight successfully the great battle of the future that is to be born against the past that seeks to endure; so that the new things may manifest and we be ready to receive them.

The children celebrate Sri Aurobindo's and The Mother's birthdays with drills, parades, cultural programmes and quiz contests, lovingly draw up charts depicting milestones from Their earthly lives and Their teachings and make offerings of flowers at Their feet on Darshan days. Sometimes the priests, sometimes the audience; these children are always a part of the worship of beauty in this temple of culture.

The school itself is located within the premises of Lakshmi's House, that houses Sri Aurobindo's Relics - a material assurance of Their living Presence and Guidance. When the teachers and students walk through the portals of 'The home of Grace', they breathe this very presence and share with their souls the vibration of every atom in this Home of Grace - a vibration of truth, consciousness and love - a vibration that awakens and intensifies aspiration into a one-pointed flame seeking the Divine and a life divine.

Objectives

The aim of education is not to prepare a man to succeed in life and society, but to increase his perfectibility to the utmost. - The Mother

The objectives therefore are:

1. To evolve and realise a system of Integral Education and to make it a dynamic ideal for society.

2. To organise an environment and an atmosphere affording inspiration and facilities for the exercise and development of the essential aspects of personality: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual;

and

3. To induce and inculcate a sense of beauty and cleanliness in children and society as a whole.

Value Education, Co-curricular activities and Physical Education

But the acquiring of various kinds of information is only one and not the chief of the means and necessities of education: its central aim is the building of the powers of the human mind and spirit, it is the formation or, as I would prefer to view it, the evoking of knowledge and will and of the power to use knowledge, character, culture, - that at least if no more.

Sri Aurobindo

The School believes that Value Education, Co-curricular activities and Physical Education are no less important than academic pursuits. Participation in co-curricular activity classes and clubs, where applicable, and Value Education and Physical Education is mandatory.

Technology as a Means..

..., we must keep abreast with the march of truth and knowledge, fit ourselves for existence under actual circumstances, and our education must be therefore up to date in form and substance and modern in life and spirit.

Sri Aurobindo

The School believes that Technology is not an end in itself but a means and hence computer-aided rather than computer education is extensively used to arouse interest and build initiative.

  • TFFS Motto - The Mother

No words - acts The Mother

Infrastructure

  • Well ventilated classrooms
  • Staff rooms
  • A Junior & Senior Library
  • Science, Geography, Computer, Life Skills laboratories
  • A Roof Top Play area accommodating a Badminton Court and Table Tennis
  • A large open field
  • A School canteen

Co-curricular activities

  • Photography
  • Western Vocal
  • Dramatics
  • Karate
  • Visual Art
  • Synthesizer
  • Percussion
  • Chess
  • Quiz
  • Violin
  • Public Speaking
  • English Elocution
  • Yogasana
  • Scouts & Guides
  • Aerobics
  • Art & Craft
  • Creative Dance
  • Cultural Club
  • Nature Club

Overview

Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE & ISC)
Medium of Instruction English
Second Language Bengali & Hindi
French & Sanskrit are also offered as Third Language options
Streams available in Plus Two Science, Humanities, Commerce
School timings Classes I & II : Morning shift 9.20 a.m. - 12.10 p.m.
Day shift 12.10 p.m. - 3.10 p.m.
Classes III to XII : 8.20 a.m. - 3.10 p.m.
Transport options Chartered bus (Not run by School)
Address 3, Regent Park
Kolkata -700 040
Phone 91-33-2471-2612
91-33-2481-1557
Fax 91-33-2471-5733

ICSE Board Results

Year Total
Students
Above 90% 80% - 90% 70% - 80% 60% - 70% 50% - 60% < 50% Topper
2005 62 17 27 12 4 2 NIL Sayari Chowdhury (94.4%)
2006 70 14 30 20 4 2 NIL Subhagata Das (94.8%)
2007 88 22 40 20 5 1 NIL Anusha Suresh (97%)
2008 64 18 28 18 NIL NIL NIL Sourav Ghosh (96.8%)
2009 69 25 27 14 3 NIL NIL Prerona Dutta (97.6%)
2010 72 29 26 17 NIL NIL NIL Arani Basu (97.2%)
2011 70 33 24 8 5 NIL NIL Gaurav Mitra (97.4%)
2012 72 36 24 12 NIL NIL NIL Ankush Mukherjee (97.6%)
2013 67 27 31 6 2 1 NIL Samiul Islam (96%)
2014 75 33 28 10 3 1 NIL Aritra Das (96.8%)

ISC Board Results

ISC - Commerce Stream

ISC - Science Stream

ISC - Humanities Stream

Year Total
Students
Above 90% 80% - 90% 70% - 80% 60% - 70% 50% - 60% <50% Topper
2005 70 7 36 21 6 NIL NIL Joy Dutta (91.8%)
2006 64 15 33 16 NIL NIL NIL Siddhartha Mukherjee (95.25%)
2007 57 15 35 6 1 NIL NIL Nishant Dey Purakayastha (94%)
2008 61 20 37 4 NIL NIL NIL Suvraleena Bandyopadhyay (95.25%)
2009 72 20 38 13 1 NIL NIL Anusha Suresh (97%)
2010 98 32 37 24 5 NIL NIL Debdutta Sanyal (96.25%)
2011 112 31 50 22 8 1 NIL Anasuya Goswami (97.5%)
2012 108 25 53 21 9 NIL NIL Arani Basu (95.75%), Sarnab Bhattacharya (95.75%)
2013 127 36 67 18 6 NIL NIL Gaurav Mitra (98.25%)
2014 105 41 40 19 4 1 NIL Ankush Mukherjee (97.5%)

Uniform Counter timings for Saturdays

All Classes

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Notice regarding students' safe arrival and dispersal

All Classes

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Psychology Class

Classes 11 and 12

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Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that The Future Foundation School is an unaided Co-ed School affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

R11

The Future Foundation School and Arun Nursery School are two distinct entities. Admission to one school does not guarantee admission to the other.

R1

The School does not accept any donation in cash or in kind for admission. Should any consideration be demanded, the School Management must promptly be intimated. If anyone is found to have paid any sum of money as consideration for admission to an intermediary, individual or organization, admission will be cancelled at the sole discretion of the School Management.

R2 Accordingly Parents / Guardians / Applicants are requested to note the following: (A) Not to pay any amount by cash, cheque, or kind to anyone for admission. (B) Not to be misled by any false claims for securing admission by paying donation.
R3 The right of granting admission - subject to the laws of the land, as applicable to this institution from time to time - is reserved with the School Management. No explanation will be given if admission is not granted.
R4 In case it is discovered that incorrect or misleading information was provided during or as part of the Admisssion process , then Admission, even if granted, will stand cancelled at the sole discretion of the School Management.
R5 Fees (other than Security Deposit) once paid, shall NOT be refunded under any circumstances.
R6 Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that Registration does NOT guarantee Admission.
R8.1 Parents / Guardians / Applicants are expressly informed that the School activities combine Academics with Sports, Adventure and Cultural Activities, some or all of which are compulsory as part of the overall education and development of the child.
R8.2 Parents / Guardians / Applicants to confirm that no claims will be made against the School Management in respect of any loss or injury to the child during the course of any of the activities conducted by the School.
R8.3 Parents / Guardians / Applicants agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the School, being in force, including providing the appropriate indemnities, if required, in respect of any facilities obtained / arranged by the school for any of the activities planned for the children during the school tenure of the child.
R9 Eligibility criteria - The Admission/Registration will automatically stand cancelled for candidates who do not conform to the specified eligibility criteria.
R10 The School respects the rights of Parents / Guardians / Applicants to choose whether to receive information from the School via sms or e-mail and hence provides suitable options. However, the School reserves the right to send sms or e-mail to Parents/Guardians/Applicants in case of emergency notifications or any other important need, recognized as such by the School.
R11 In case of separation of parents before admission the parent who has custody rights must submit all legal documents during admission.
R12 In case of separation after the child's admission and during his/her tenure in school, the parent with custody rights has to submit all legal documents pertaining to separation and custody rights. If custody rights are not clearly mentioned in the legal document submitted, an NOC from the other parent has to be submitted.
R13 In case of demise of one or both parents during the child’s tenure in school, the school has to be officially notified. The legal guardian has to submit an affidavit stating his guardianship along with a copy of the death certificate.
Rules related to Security Deposit
R14 Security deposit will be returned to parent/legal guardian only.
R15 If either of the parents have expired or parents have separated, then the parent who has the custody rights will be the only person to whom the deposit will be returned.
R16 A parent has to be physically present along with a Photo ID in order to collect the cheque and sign the Register.
 


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