The Future Foundation School

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

  • Education World Certificate
    Education World India School Rankings 2014
  • Life Skills
    Life Skills
  • Award from NABET
    Award from National Accreditation Board for Education and Training
  • Co-Curricular Activities
    Co-Curricular Activities
  • Excursions
    Excursions
  • 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.

A Whole New Perspective

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'. 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.

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

  • Multimedia enabled Classrooms
  • A Junior, Senior and a French Resource Centre
  • Science, Geography, Computer, Life Skills laboratories
  • Roof Top Play areas
  • A large open field
  • A School canteen
  • An Auditorium and large Activity rooms

Physical Education

Compulsory Physical Education classes are held during School hours for all Classes.

Elective co-curricular activities are held on Saturdays from 8.50am to 12.30 pm.

Sports activities are held on Saturdays and other weekdays – before or after school hours.

Classes 3 to 8:

  • Co-Curricular Activities / Sports Activities are compulsory for classes 3 to 8.
  • A student is required to compulsorily attend atleast one activity – either co-curricular or sports.
  • A student can opt for - a co-curricular activity and one or more Sports activities, provided the activities chosen are not held concurrently.

Classes 9 to 12 have the option to join any Co-curricular Activity or Sports Activity. Classes 1 & 2 have the option to join Mini-Lawn Tennis Classes (details given below).

Co-curricular activities

  • A student can opt for any one of the activities listed below
  • A student may change his / her activity only after continuing the same for 3 years.
  • There is an external examination for all activities at the end of 3 years of training (except Art and Craft). 
    For Art and Craft the final examination is after 2 years.
List of Elective Activities offered
Chess
Photography
Synthesizer
Violin
Western Vocal
Creative Dance
Karate
Visual Art
(Clay Modelling, Collage, Drawing & Painting, Sculptures, Linocut etc.)
Elocution, Public Speaking and Dramatics
  • 'Expressions’ (medium - English)
  • ‘Entretiens’ - (medium - French)
  • ‘Abhibyakti’ - (medium - Bengali)
  • ‘Abhivyanjna’ - (medium - Hindi)
  • ‘Anwiksha’ - (medium - Sanskrit)

Along with the chosen Co-curricular Activity, the following activities are compulsory.

  • Classes 3 and 4 - Yogasana and Art & Craft
  • Class 5 - Yogasana and Scouts & Guides / Eurythmics
  • Classes 6 to 8 - Scouts & Guides / Eurythmics and Minor Games

Sports

(Students can opt for one or more activities, provided they are not held concurrently)

Activity Classes Venues Days Time
Swimming - (Apr. to Oct.)
Badminton - (Nov. to Mar.)
3 to 8 Off-Campus Saturdays 08:30am – 11:30am
08:30am – 12:30pm
Football 3 to 8 Off-Campus Saturdays 09:00am – 11:45am
Cricket 3 to 8 Off-Campus Saturdays 09:00am – 12:30pm
Athletics 3 to 8 Off-Campus Saturdays 09:00am – 12:30pm
Golf 3 to 8 Tolly Club Twice a week One hour in the afternoon
Mini Lawn Tennis 1 to 5 In Campus Tuesday & Thursday Classes 1 & 2 at 12:30pm –01:30pm
Classes 3 to 5 at 02:30pm –03:30pm
Basketball 3 to 8 In Campus Saturday 07:30am - 08:50am
Volleyball 3 to 8 On Campus Thursday & Friday 2:45pm – 4:30pm
Table Tennis 3 to 8 On Campus Wednesday & Friday 2:45pm – 4:30pm
Rowing (for those who know how to swim) 7 & 8 Lake Club Tuesday to Sunday Morning- 6.00 am to 9.00 am
or
Evening-3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (in winter)
4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (in summer)
Lawn Tennis 6 to 8 Ordinance Club, Hastings Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm,
or
6.30 pm to 7.30 pm

School arranges transport for students going for all off-campus activities mentioned except Golf, Lawn Tennis and Rowing.

Clubs

  • Impressions-Cultural Club
  • Earth Lovers-Nature Club
  • Interact
  • Ideas-Literary

Overview

Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE & ISC)
Medium of Instruction English
Other Languages Taught Bengali, Hindi, French and Sanskrit (Sanskrit is taught as a third Language only)
Streams available in Plus Two Science, Humanities, Commerce
School timings Classes 1 & 2 : Monday to Friday - 8.20 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Classes 3 to 12 : Monday to Friday - 8.20 a.m. to 2.30 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%)
2015 74 51 16 6 1 NIL NIL Kinjal Ray (98%)

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%)
2015 113 40 46 20 7 NIL NIL Ananya Srivastava (97.75%)
 


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