Varadenahalli is a small village forty kilometers to the west of Bangalore, not very far from Magadi, the nearest town. The campus is located on a large piece of land near the village. The land slopes down sharply to the north and the high rock at the southern end offers a dramatic view of the whole landscape around. There are terraces separated by clusters of big rocks. We have protected the land from grazing, and have ensured that rainwater recharges the land. These activities, along with regular tree planting over the past fifteen years, have made our campus one of the greenest pieces of land for miles around.
The buildings are simple in structure and blend with the landscape. They have been designed for easy maintenance and each house about three teachers and fifteen students.
Facilities include a spacious and well-stocked library, labs, a circular assembly hall, art, craft, pottery and carpentry areas. Hostels double as classrooms, while the junior and middle school have dedicated learning spaces. The kitchen, as might be expected, is a major hub! We also have a guest house for overnight visitors.
The campus has been a great educational resource. Over the years, teachers and students have engaged in various land-related activities, which include growing vegetables, herbs and pulses, caring for the campus, landscaping and studying biodiversity.