The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see. - Alexandra K. Trenfor

A single play-school with a dream became the foundation for more than a 100 places of Learning. Who would have imagined that the journey of a play-school called Kangaroo Kids , in a single location in Bandra, would cross the borders and hop over to other countries within a span of 25 years?
Today, our organisation has not only been invited overseas, but has also set benchmarks for other CBSE, ICSE and IGCSE schools to follow.


Founded by Lina Ashar in 1993, the organization has more than 25 years dedicated to creating meaning, purpose and a love of learning. KKEL has its presence spread across 4 countries (India, Dubai, Maldives & Qatar), with 100+ ICSE, CBSE and IGCSE schools & preschools operating in 50 cities. As pioneers in the education space, KKEL introduced new age learning to India - initially in the Preschool space and then in the K-12 space.

I am still learning. - Michelangelo

While academic qualifications are accomplished in a fixed time span, learning is endless and lifelong. This is a mindset we instil in our students, over the years. Like the sculptor Michelangelo, we want them to never become complacent with how much they know. Instead, they should constantly measure their progress with how much they don't know.

KKEL is known for its exceptional and unique instructional design. Its curriculum has been awarded 36 times. All our instructional design is based on neuroscience based studies.

Despite being in the education sphere for 25 years, we are constantly challenging ourselves, to craft novel and engaging experiences using research based theories on how the brain best learns. We are eager to understand what motivates the new generation of children, so that we can keeps them engaged. Our constant pursuit is helping us know more about accessing and igniting emotional connections to learning.

“Who questions much, shall learn much, and retain much” - Francis Bacon

As educators, we are passionate about teaching. In turn, we want our students to be committed to learning, beyond the classrooms.
We want them to stay thirsty - for more knowledge
We want them to remain curious - about new ideas
We want them continue asking - for more answers
Year after year, parents wholeheartedly appreciate that our students are imbibing a value-based education. Our teachers are the pillars on which our success stands. It is this consistency that makes our ICSE, CBSE and IGCSE schools be counted amongst the most prestigious schools of India.
“When you learn, teach.
When you get, give.”
- Maya Angelou

In the coming years, our students will be leading their lives as professionals in the fields of art, music, writing, sport, technology, medicine and teaching. No matter what they pursue, we believe they carry a spark of greatness within them... and the spark will blaze into a fire.


Letter from the Founder


“Our learning system inspires students to create the highest grandest vision for their lives and empowers them to believe in themselves and to know that they have the power to become who they believe themselves to be.'”

Lina Ashar

Founder - KKEL



Why Kangaroo Kids is Different


As a Parent

''Secure & hygienic and a unique methodology with scientific principles that has enabled my child to grow his potential''

- Ivana’s Mother


As a Franchise

One of the premium education institution that gives end to end support to easily launch your education venture with a world class curriculum based on neuroscience



  • Ms. Jasmine Gandhi

    I began my journey back in 2005 and it has been a truly fulfilling experience. I have had the opportunity to take forward Lina Ashar's vision along with my passion for education starting with Kangaroo Kids and progressing to Billabong high international school.

    Ms. Jasmine Gandhi

  • Asma Yasir Nainar

    Asma Yasir Nainar is a dynamic and thoughtful education entrepreneur who is currently the Joint Managing Trustee of the Rayyan Educational Trust. Initially, Asma embarked on her professional career as a pastry chef in one of the most established clubs in Doha-Qatar. Though she followed her passion for education by helping set up the Kangaroo Kids Nursery in Doha-Qatar.

    Asma Yasir Nainar

  • Samina

    “Our intentions create our reality”, these beautiful and most suited words from Wayne Dyer sum up my journey which took off around 15 years ago with KKEL. Hard work, perseverance and immense faith in Lina’s vision and philosophy facilitated to cross all obstacles.


  • Anita J Dewoolkar

    Ms Anita J Dewoolkar is an entrepreneur with over 15 years of expertise in the banking sector. She has strong business ethics, core human values and sharp decision making skills and believes that good education is the foundation for a successful life.

    Anita J Dewoolkar

  • ''The teachers gave us confidence. We knew they would impart the right values to our child.”

    - Chittesh's Father

  • ''Kangaroo Kids seemed like one of the better schools in my neighbourhood. It turned out to be the best.''

    - Aarav''s Mother

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