Bangalore Education Centre
Krishnamurti once said, "Education in the true sense is helping the individual to be mature and free, to flower greatly in love and goodness". It is to work towards such an objective that the Krishnamurti schools were started under the aegis of the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI). The KFI was set up in 1928 as a religious, charitable and educational institution to carry on humanitarian work in the light of Krishnamurti's teachings. The activities of the Foundation also include cultural and environmental work, publishing, research, rural education and healthcare.

There are now four Krishnamurti Foundations - one each in India, the USA, England, and Latin America. The KFI runs six Education Centres in India - The Rishi Valley in Andhra Pradesh; Rajghat in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh; the Bangalore Education Centre (BEC), Karnataka; Vasant Vihar/The School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu; Nachiket near Dunda, Uttaranchal and Sahyadri near Pune, Maharashtra.

Of these, the Bangalore Education Centre consists of the Valley School (opened in 1978 with a few students), the Study Centre, and the Art Village. The property, in all measuring about 100 acres, has a lake, a stream and many trees - both natural & cultivated. It is located just off the Kanakapura Road, some 17 kilometers south west of Bangalore city in the state of Karnataka. It is a semi-wilderness haven, as well as an educational institution. The school estate, spread out over an east-west axis, consists of the main school near the centre, an office block, the high school building housing a library holding more than 12000 titles, the junior school block, a science block, an amphitheatre, an assembly hall and a dining hall. The Study Centre is located on the south-west side of the property.