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).
The Future Foundation School has been ranked West Bengal's No.2 and Kolkata's No.2 Co-Eduational Day School in the Education World India School Rankings 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The senses are trained and cultured through various classes in Photography, Creative Dance, Western Vocals, Violin, Synthesizer, Visual Art to name a few.
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.
Various sporting activites are undertaken including Swimming, Badminton, Karate, Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Kho Kho, Table Tennis and others.
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'. 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 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.
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.
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.
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;
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
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.
..., 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.
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.