Educational Philosophy

Our Educational Philosophy

The Adyar Theosophical Academy (ATA) holds the conviction that individuals who are at peace with themselves will ultimately create a world at peace. Students will be encouraged to relate to the world in the broadest sense, as part of the human family, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or gender. At ATA students of different cultures and diverse backgrounds will learn together and cultivate mutual respect, equality, compassion and go on to contribute meaningfully in the world. Development of wholesome habits, attitudes, and social skills leads to greater self-mastery.

ATA’s primary concern will be the development of right character and integration of core values such as empathy, sensitivity, and an attitude of stewardship for the environment and society, becoming an active instrument for doing what is right. Emphasis will be given to the development of life skills such as self-confidence, effective relationships, effective conflict resolution, communication skills, critical thinking skills, metacognitive skills and so on. ATA has an integrative approach that includes parents and family in the total education of the child.