During the decade of our existence we have grown from a pre school and have been adding one grade level every year. Our first batch of 10th graders will graduate in March 2020.
The school is registered with the Karnataka Government for Preschool to Grade 8. DISE no: DSC#29200417402. Our application for affiliation to CBSE board has been provisionally accepted and we are awaiting final affiliation, which is expected before the start of the next session 2018-19.
Saandeepani believes that parents are an integral part of the schooling system and positively impact learning outcomes of a child. We have accordingly designed a framework which provides opportunities for parents to engage with the school and contribute to the overall development of the school. We have multiple forums for parent interface as given below
Saandeepani regularly engages with the Parent Community through –
  • Parent Orientation at the beginning of the year
  • 4 Scheduled PTMs per annum
  • 2 Round Table Meetings per annum (connecting Parents directly with the management)
  • 2 Parent-Interaction-Programs per annum (for the Preschool)
  • Project Presentations and School Events like Sports Day and Annual Day.
  • School Management Committee (SMC) – Elected members of the Parent Community are part of the SMC
  • Safety and Security Committee (SSC) – Parents are invited to be members of the SSC to
At Saandeepani, individual care and attention to every student is our top priority. To ensure this we are committed to remaining a school with limited admissions. Currently we have about 400 students and plan to expand to a maximum capacity of 650 students, as we grow the school to grade 10.
Our Teacher Student ratio reflects our philosophy, as can be seen from the table below
Grade Level Number of Sections Maximum students per section Number of adults per section
Preschool 3 15 - 17 1 teacher + 1 assistant
Grades 1 & 2 2 25 1 teacher + 1 assistant
Grades 3 & above 2 25 1 teacher per subject
Grade Level Timings Days
Playgroup 9:45am -12:30pm Mon-Fri
Nur, JrKG, SrKG 8:15am -12:30pm Mon-Fri
Grades 1- 10 8:15am -3:15pm Mon-Fri
Grades 8-10 8:15am -12:30pm 2 Sat / month
Given that our pedagogy is based on creating a joyful learning environment through activity based researched methodology we give the highest priority to attracting and hiring the best talent. Recruitment of teachers follows a stringent process and after due diligence teachers are first appointed as trainees
Preschool teachers are graduates with an NTT certification (Nursery Teacher Training)Primary, Middle and High School teachers are graduates with a BEd degree and several of them have Post-graduate degrees.
As a school we believe in continuous learning and teachers are no exception.
Saandeepani invests in teacher training and development by organizing year-round workshops in school. In addition to ‘on the job’ training through our teacher mentorship program, our teachers are also sent to various professional development workshops and conferences across the country.
We are closely associated with Azim Premji University and regularly attend workshops organised by them.
Saandeepani has in place all the safety measures for schools specified by the Government of Karnataka.
  • Entry, Perimeter and Campus security is ensured by security guards, CCTV cameras, electric fencing (for overnight security), designated vigilance officer and alert teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Periodic trainings and audits ensure standards are maintained without any lapses.
  • All personnel have to undergo police verification, background checks and psychometric tests.
  • Vans are owned by the school and are driven by drivers employed by the school. Drivers are periodically trained on safe driving practices and appropriate behavior. All vans have female support staff on every trip. Vans are also fitted with GPS tracking devices; van location can be tracked by school and parents on a mobile app. CCTV cameras are fitted on the school vans.
  • Workshops are organized every year for students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents on personal safety.
Our philosophy is “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it”. To ensure that our students learn how to respond to life situations we have a strong, integrated, life-skills programme. All our lesson plans are designed to give students opportunities to hone their decision making, problem solving, thinking and communication skills. Emphasis is also laid on building interpersonal relations, self-awareness, and empathy. Helping them give the right expression to their emotions helps them cope with stress. Ekaant time every morning helps in forming habits of mind - to gather their thoughts and get prepared for a day of learning.
Our Mission statement captures the essence of the life skills which we prioritise:
" Empower every student to be autonomous, confident, self-disciplined, a critical and creative thinker and inculcate in him/her a passion for excellence, life-long learning and responsible citizenship."
Saandeepani has partnered with Drishti is a professional organization that has been serving schools since 1994. They are a team of highly qualified and well-trained psychologists, special educators and therapists who provide psycho-educational assessments, diagnostics, therapies, school counselling and remedial education at Saandeepani. Their reports are accepted by all educational boards- CBSE, ICSE, CIE, IGCSE, IB. (drishtionline.in)

For Sports, our motto is – “Skills for life – Fitness for life”. Students are offered a varied to sports to hone their skills and improve their fitness levels. These include

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Skating
  • KhoKho
  • Kabaddi

In addition to this, we have Yoga, Chess and Martial Arts too.

For Art, our curriculum includes Dance, Music, Art and Craft and Oracy.

Saandeepani does not have a full canteen, but does provide a simple, home-style hot lunch in case students do not bring lunch from home. This is a paid service and orders have to be placed before 9 am.

While we are not an alternative school, however we adopt best practices based on latest researched methodology in our teaching. Our teachers are exposed to various workshops including those by Azim Premji University to continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills

Our philosophy of continuous improvement goes beyond just teaching in the classroom and covers all school activities including administration and management.

Yes, Saandeepani welcomes special needs children in collaboration with Stepping Stones Center (www.steppingstonescenter.in)