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Governance

Bangalore Steiner School is an independent, co-educational school. It is a not-for-profit organization, recognized by the Government of Karnataka.

Board of Trustees

The school's financial and legal matters are guided by the Board of Trustees in consultation with a distributed leadership group of teachers, many of whom are also parents at the school. The current active Trustees are:

Gopa Bose

Gopa is a founder teacher and has been a class teacher for 7 years. At present, she is involved in all aspects of pedagogy. In addition she is also a teacher trainer and will be involved in all aspects of the pedagogy. Gopa has done her M.A.(English) B.Ed. and has 19 years teaching experience in mainstream schools as class teacher as well as teaching English, for the High school, Lower and Middle school. She has taught at Loreto (Kolkata), The Frank Anthony Public schools (Kolkata and Bangalore ), Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and Sophia High School for Girls (Bangalore).

From 1990 to 1991 she volunteered with the Child Life Programme at the Paediatrics Department of the University of Massachusetts Hospital, U.S.A to support families of terminally ill children and help children with schoolwork, play with them, and be part of the child study programmes. Gopa has a deep belief in Waldorf education and has been attending and participating in Steiner workshops in Bangalore & Hyderabad.

Gopa's Motivation for Bangalore Steiner School:

"I believe in Steiner’s philosophy and his views on education. Bangalore Steiner School is the fulfilment of a wish that I have that education should meet the needs of a child. I also have a larger vision of starting a curative unit within the school for children with special needs and those with learning difficulties."


G. Manivannan

G. Manivannan is passionate about Steiner education. He did his early schooling from the Sri Kumaran Children's Home, under graduation in science at the National College and graduation in Arts from the Mysore University, specialising in English and Sanskrit literature. He later did an MBA from the AMC College. After mainstream education, he started attending workshops in theatre, filmmaking and therapeutic courses for special needs' children. He then did his RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) qualified course in special education and later a three year course in the art of curative education and socio-therapy.

His other interests include counselling, art & theatre and music. He also has a great passion for curative education for special needs children and intends to spend more of his time in the future in addressing the needs in this area.

Mani's Motivation for Bangalore Steiner School:

"I was searching in life for something that I thought I knew. My destiny brought me to where I think I belong.”