Regarding your planned visit to various schools in the Bangalore area:
I want to make it clear that if I recommend particular schools, this is only a reflection of my particular connections with those schools, and is in no way a slight on other schools – if I do not mention them, it is simply that that they are unknown to me, except through their websites.
I do think that if you only spend 1-2 days, as you say, at each of five schools there is no way that you will receive adequate answers to the questions you say you are particularly interested in. I am sure you realise this yourself. Perhaps also it might be rather off-putting when you introduce yourself to the schools, if you say you only want to spend such a limited time there. I may be wrong, and I acknowledge that you may visit for a longer time on the basis of your initial impressions. But I do feel those initial impressions may be rather limited, or even perhaps distorted, if made on the observations and discussions of just one day. And also teachers may not be available for discussion on the particular day(s) you visit.
Anyway, that is something you must decide. If you do decide to visit fewer schools, here are some (from your own list) that may be of great interest in your quest for “transformative education” - and I mention again this is not to say other schools are not, and I invite them to join this thread, if they are aware of it.
1) The Valley School, run by the Krishnamurti Foundation of India. Have you read any of Krishnamurti's works on education? For an overview I invite you to visit the site:
where you will find many powerful quotes from Krishnamurti on education.
"Most of us seem to think that by teaching every human being to read and write, we shall solve our human problems; but this idea has proved to be false. The so-called educated people are not peace-loving, integrated people, and they too are responsible for the confusion and misery of the world"
I would also recommend, as preparation for you visits to the schools, reading the small book “Education and the Significance of Life” by him. If you cannot find a copy, you will find it on line here:
2) The Centre For Learning was originally created by a group of ex teachers from The Valley School. It is semi-residential, and has a beautiful campus 40 km from the city of Bangalore. I would certainly recommend visiting this place. It is not a “official” Krishnamurti school”, but is certainly strongly related to his work, and may be truer to JK's intentions, even.
3) Another off-shoot of the Valley school is Shibumi. When I had some association with it, admittedly several years ago, it was run by a very dedicated and passionate group of young people, under the wise guidance of Kabir, of the KFI.
One final point, at least to this mail. I can well understand your making a list of questions to explore during your visit, but if I may suggest, also spend some time simply observing, without preconception, or judgements.
Another school I would like to mention, as I have met with some of the teachers, and it is not on your list, is Bhavya.
Happy to go into any questions with you.