As the name implies, The
Home School is a school where love, kindness and respect for
children can be found in abundance. During childhood and youth, it
is school which makes a marked impression on young minds. The
Principal, teachers and staff of The Home School respect each child
as an individual and take great care in educating them and fostering
their talents. The Home School reached a major milestone this
year by completing 75 years of its existence.
The Home School is amongst the oldest
schools in Bangalore, India. Ms. Robinson, a North American
missionary, felt Basavanagudi, a locality of Bangalore, and its
neighbouring areas required a good school. Her father, Bishop
Robinson, had started Baldwins High School, Bangalore. Ms. Robinson
had been the Principal there for some years. In 1930, Ms. Robinson
alongwith Ms. Donne, a British lady started The Home
that time, the school had only Kindergarten with three or four
students and three teachers. Ms. Robinson and Ms. Donne strived to
provide education on par with international standards at a very
nominal fee. They paid individual attention to each and every
student. Within a year, the school had 150 students. A few
traditions that were started then are observed till today. These are
Christmas Tree, taking children on picnics, morning prayer, scouts
and guides and singing with the piano.
Today, The Home School
imparts education from Kindergarten to the seventh standard for boys
and girls. The school follows the Karnataka State syllabus with a
public examination in the seventh standard.
present Principal, Mr. R. Venkatachalam joined the school as a
student in 1942. Upon completing his education, he became the
Headmaster in 1961 and has been the Principal since 1989. Dedicated
to the ideals of Miss Robinson and Miss Donne, he aims to provide
excellent education that keeps pace with the changes happening in a
technologically advanced world. The Principal takes personal
interest in every aspect of the school. His prime concern is the
welfare of the children and them growing into successful individuals
with well grounded personalities.
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There are several noteworthy points that the school takes
The school has a managing commitee comprising of eminent
There is no donation.
The maximum strength of every class section is
Free special classes are held for children who are below
The school has trained computer staff and a state of the
art computer lab.
Computers are taught compusorily from the first to seventh
Students learn volleyball, throwball, shuttle badminton,
table tennis and athletics.
Every Saturday, parents of students can meet teachers
individually to find out about their child's
On Founder's Day, after honouring the founder of the
school, every child can exhibit his/her talents in singing,
dramatics, dancing, painting etc.
There is a free annual picnic for all
The Junior Red Cross
managed by students helps the poor and needy, thus instilling the
right values in children.