for The Unschooling Project
Please get in touch with us to understand our Unschooling Project and to schedule a to visit our space (on Tuesdays and Thursdays).
Following your visit, we can schedule another meeting with you to understand your specific concerns and then meet your child to discuss their interests. Thereafter, you can sign up for our Unschooling Project within 3 weeks.
Our meeting with you as parents and then with your child as the key decision maker of their learning, helps us understand how Quest can support your aspirations for your child and your child’s interests.
Upon signing up, you will receive an email with information about your child’s customised learning journey, other documentation to be completed and the fee payment details. After receipt of the term/full payment, we are ready to welcome you on board!
Before the learner begins their learning journey, they are introduced to the processes of the Unschooling Project in depth, and helped with navigating our app, Breadcrumb: The Learning App
Please note —
Learners can choose to begin in January, July or October. We would like to take some time before they begin, to understand the interest areas and goals of every learner who signs up for the Unschooling Project. Every child’s learning path is different, and customising it would include taking into consideration their interest areas, what and how much they would like to explore in each interest area, and also what you as parents would like them to learn as well.
The interest areas that children can choose from are — Thread Work and Fashion, Food and Culinary, Personal Development, Social Science and Collectibles, Art, Craft, and Design, Science and Technology, Photography and Observation, Architecture and Interior Design, Environment and Nature, Language Arts, Math and Logic, Performing and Entertainment Arts, Games, Sports and Fitness.
There would be no exams conducted by Quest (children can enrol as private candidates for the NIOS or IGCSE exams). At Quest, the learners would assess their own learnings and progress through reflection sessions with their mentors, every week. This would also be recorded in the Journal of Breadcrumb, which can be viewed by parents as well.
The base fee for one year of Unschooling Project, through the day (10AM- 4PM), is Rs.1,80,000. This can be paid in two instalments– the first one during enrolment and the other in December. Also, since we customise learning journeys based on every child’s needs, the fee too can be customised depending on your budget (and requirement).
You can contribute to help other children learn and also avail scholarships to help your child get the most out of Quest’s services. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss this.
Mentors – Each learner will have one mentor, who keeps track of all the interests and activities a child does at Quest. Our mentors are skilled at being the best companion to a child and help them navigate their learning journeys. Additionally they also regularly update the parents about their child’s progress.
Facilitators – All our zones have facilitators to help children with various skills and nudge them to explore more. They help children reach specific learning goals.
Experts – They are extremely passionate and among the best in their area of interest. They visit Quest to facilitate workshops and other sessions for different levels of learners. Their expertise and nurturing guidance enhance every child’s learning experience at Quest.
Ideally 6 years and above, as they are more independent and can make decisions for themselves, exercise a sense of ownership and can work alone or with peers.
Memorandum of Understanding — A legally binding document which details the roles and responsibilities of Quest, as well as those of parent(s). We would sign this at the beginning of your engagement with Quest and it is valid until your child graduates or moves from here.
Learning Contract — A document drafted by Quest, along with your child outlining their learning goals. As key stakeholders, this ensures that each of us uphold our support and roles to help your child achieve their goals.
There are no fixed dates for admissions (you can choose to begin in July, October or January) but we would prefer children with similar interests (and age groups) beginning together, as this would help them form a supportive peer group.
Our experience in facilitating the after-school program and creating Breadcrumb (the app), has helped us create numerous ‘interest buckets’, which are broad areas of interests, and each including multiple sub interests as well.
The 12 broad areas of interests which include academic subjects, skills, theory and hands-on learning modules are:
Art, Craft and Design | Thread Work and Fashion | Food and Culinary
Science and Technology | Social Science and Collectibles | Language Arts | Performing and Entertainment Arts |Media and Observation | Math and Logic | Architecture and Interior Design | Personal Development | Games, Sports and Fitness
While we are an inclusive space, we take the help of our friends at Madras Dyslexia Association, WeCAN and other learning centres across the city who specialise in addressing a variety of special needs. Depending on their recommendation, we partake in supporting the learner.