Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why vegetarian?

    Sant Bani Ashram and its surrounding land was established as a sanctuary for living creatures, and, beyond the obvious restrictions against hunting and fishing, there is also the practice of following a vegetarian diet. This diet, a means to cause as little harm as possible, is practiced in the School as well. While students and families are not asked to change their diets outside of school, it is required that all food brought to and consumed on campus or as part of any school functions, be vegetarian.

  2. What does Sant Bani mean?

    Visitors often wonder about the name Sant Bani. There are several possible interpretations from the ancient Sanskrit language; in its simplest explanation, it means the "Song of the Spirit".

  3. What is an Ashram?

    Ashram is a generic term used to describe a place of retreat, prayer, and service. Thus Sant Bani Ashram could be defined as a retreat place (Ashram) dedicated to the Song of the Spirit. 

  4. Why do you wear indoor shoes?

    In our rural setting, hundreds of shoes going in and out each day can track in a lot of dirt! We wear indoor shoes to help keep our buildings cleaner. 

  5. What is the length of the school day?

    The school day begins at 8:30 and ends at 3:30. An optional extended-day enrichment program, on hold as of November 2020, runs until 4:30 Monday through Thursday.