How it began

The founders of Bloomingdale grew up studying in a National Curriculum. Although they were doing well in school, they never enjoyed education and never had the curiosity to learn more on their own. The only goal of learning was to do well in the exams.

Years later, they had the opportunity to study outside India in a reputed Institution in United States, where they had gained a new perspective of education and learning was really enjoyed.

“Educating the mind without Educating the Heart is no Education at all”


In the founder’s words “It did not feel like we were preparing for a test anymore. IN fact, tests were not dreaded, since we understand what was taught in the class, practically learning in the labs and applying them in various experiments… Our tests were written out of the understanding we gained.”

Having been inspired, the Founders returned to India with a global mindset towards education, and a determination to implement those standards with the existing national curriculum. The efforts did improve the approach towards the learning, but the long-standing standards of education were hard to break.

Waldorf has an extensive curriculum that combiners International standards and bit of inquiry-based approach.

IB was initially founded to support the children of United Nation’s Diplomats who travelled internationally and had to constantly shift home base.

After extensive research and brainstorming, 3 international curricula- igcse, Waldorf and IB- seemed ideal to induce the love for learning, igcse has a good number of activities to create interest but it still emphasized a teacher-centric and content-centric approach.

It was designed to focus on methods of teaching rather than pure content-based learning, and hence at Bloomingdale, the IB curriculum has been chosen, as it is ideal to kindle the passion for life-long learning and keeping the curiosity alive.