CFL’s Approach to Admissions

CFL is a cooperative endeavour. We look forward to engaging with parents who are keen to learn about the educational philosophy of the school, are open-minded about the dialogue process, and are willing to ask questions of their own lives. Parents and students cannot become passive consumers! We would like parents to partner us in the process of education of the children, and be actively involved in a meaningful working together. A genuine interest in inquiry, and a sustained commitment to explore questions relating to human nature and the world around us, is central to CFL’s work. A child benefits from the education at CFL only when the parents and teachers are working in harmony, based on a mutual understanding of the philosophy of the school. We therefore request that parents make sure they have a strong interest in the philosophy of the school before they seek admission.

In going through the process of admissions, we hope that it will become clear to parents if a CFL education is what they are looking for. From our side, we do our best to communicate the core work of the school and the educational philosophy as clearly as possible. It is important in this process that parents speak freely, question us and share their views as candidly as possible.

As we are a small school, we can offer very few spaces to children each year. The ability to pay is not a criterion for admission; we provide unconditional financial support to parents who are serious about this kind of education.

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For admissions for the academic year 2020-21, we have spaces for children whose birth dates fall in the following range:

June 1st 2009 to May 31st 2012

This year, we are also inviting applications for the Senior School Programme. This programme is open for students who have finished their 10thgrade. We are looking for young people who are seriously interested in the broader questions of the school.

We regret that we will be unable to consider applications in any other age group.

If your child satisfies either of the above criteria and you are a resident of Bangalore, please write an email to with the date of birth stated clearly. We will then take you through the process of application.