Bridging the Gap: A High School in Vrindavan
by Braja Bihari dasa
Reposted November 29, 2002


CHAKRA (Vrindavan, India) - March 31, 2000: For years we in the Vrindavan Gurukula have lamented that few schools in ISKCON can accommodate teenagers. Most of the children beyond primary school age ended up being dropped into the midst of unfamiliar, non-devotee environments during their impressionable teenage years. Furthermore, in many countries even when young men and women graduated from Gurukula they didn't have the certification required to go on to higher studies or secure proper employment.

Thus we decided to start a Krsna Conscious High School.

Students will study up to seven high school courses in conjunction with the UK Cambridge University's International General Certificate Examination program. They can also attend the VIHE Bhakti-sastri course, with an in-depth study of the Bhagavad-gita, Nectar of Devotion, Sri Isopanisad and Nectar of Instruction. The residence for the High School will be located in the recent acquired beautiful land previously own by Prithu Prabhu.

Teenagers have specific needs, and we hope to meet those needs by arranging a balanced environment for study, sadhana, sports, computers, extra curricular activities and tasty prasadam. Plans are being made to offer a well-equipped residential facility near the Krishna-Balarama Mandir. We desire that graduates will leave the High School with a well-rounded education, a taste for Krishna Consciousness, deep and fond memories of Sri Vrindavana and many options awaiting them in further studies, employment and/or direct service to the Lord.

For further information regarding the new High School, or the Gurukula for boys 5 to 13, please contact: braja.bihari.bjd@pamho.net

CHAKRA 31-Mar-2000