Samskaara comes from the Sanskrit words "sam" meaning "totality" and "akara" referring to "form" or "personality." As such, our school is a place where the whole child has the freedom to develop. The child is already a thinking, feeling, creative being, not a blank slate on which we are supposed to write. In this model, the goal of the teacher is to kindle an interest in learning and a love for the world around us. From there, learning happens by leaps and bounds.
"Education Is The Kindling Of A Flame, Not The Filling Of A Vessel." —Socrates
Self-directed learning is at the heart of Samskaara's philosophy. The knowledge base in modern times is simply too great to rely on the drilling and rote memorization methods of the past. Instead, we need to teach children to ask the right questions and then go after the answers themselves. Active learning methods, a high level of participation, and a focus on intrinsic motivation are keys to Samskaara's success.