in its own spacious building on a 5 acre campus on the south-eastern
slopes facing the beautiful Ooty valley, an old English style
residential building and estate (formerly the private residence
of a British Raj Governor of Burma), have been adapted for the
requirements of a small educational community without destroying
the informal and homely environment. The main building, surrounded
by a magnificent cypress-hedge was eventually acquired by the
Trust from the former ruling family of Vijayanagaram.
is the medium of instruction. Hindi and Tamil are also taught.
Where inclined, children were encouraged to keep in touch with
their mother tongue.
school has been affiliated to the Council for the Indian School
Certificate Examination, New Delhi (http://www.cisce.org)
since 1966 and its affiliation are current. The co-educational
and fully residential school provides egg-vegetarian meals.
Blue Mountains School is a community where children can discover
who they are and where their interests lie; giving them an opportunity
to recognize and utilize their energies positively; an environment
of learning that is not threatening; an atmosphere where they
have the courage to take their minds for a walk and ask questions;
a place where they learn not only to respect each other but the
true meaning of Democracy; a comfort zone where they can think
and relax; an interactive area where they learn to apply a self-imposed
discipline; a meeting ground of minds where they realise that
aesthetics is a process of thinking...a centre of learning where
they learn about Freedom - that there is a condition to it. That
to achieve freedom to do something they have to know what it is
they want to achieve - a theme; that, if you want to be treated
well by others then the process has to start within yourself first.
If you want to be treated like an adult by others then you have
to accept and put into practise the responsibilities that go with
the process of maturity. Freedom is a process of the mind that
demands discipline – not regimentation – you need
to think beautiful. There is always a choice! It just happens
to be the power over the mind. It depends on what you choose………………
Again a process of the mind!
nurture the Intelligences of the young people because they are
the individuals - boys and girls - who hopefully will bring about
a positive change in our society. We believe in "Creating
Ripples in a Vacuum Pond".
words of Yevgeny Yevtushenko:
lies to the young is wrong.
Proving to them that lies are true is wrong.
Telling that god’s in his heaven
And all’s well with the world is wrong.
The young know what you mean. The young are people.
Tell them the difficulties can’t be counted,
And let them see not only what will be
But see with clarity these present times.
Say obstacles exist they must encounter
Sorrow happens, hardship happens.
To hell with it. Who never knew
The price of happiness will not be happy.
Forgive no error you recognize,
It will repeat itself, increase,
And afterwards our pupils
Will not forgive in us what we forgave.