My son was 5+ last year when we moved in from Chandigarh. I visited about 25 schools in Bangalore and narrowed down to 2 schools out of which one was greenwood high. Our parameters were low student to teacher ratio, good infra, good mix of studies and extra curricular activities and option of Hindi as second language
My wife and son both liked the school. Since October 2010, my son is going to Greenwood high. Initially we felt that there no studies happening at all and were thinking of going to school to discuss the lack of studies, but then when once the books came home, we saw that all was fine on the studies front also.Our son never used to tell us.
We are very happy with the overall development of our son. The school offers yoga, chess, swimming,music, taekwondo for all the students and it keeps them occupied and happy. the studies are also good.
The teachers and Principal are very responsive to any queries you may have or any issue you would like to discuss with them.
The fees is a little on the higher side, but then I guess that most of the schools are also charging something near to that only.
So I would definitely say that we made a right choice of the school, as not even a single day my son has said that he does not want to go to school and is very happy with his school.
We changed my daughter's school after a lot of deliberation. She was in a school that was located in the heart of the city and when we moved to Whitefield, we were really apprehensive about changing schools. It actually took us three years to make that 'big move'. We moved from the circus of dropping and fetching my daughter to the comfort of getting a bus pick-up:-)
I must say that we're pretty happy with Greenwood High. We like the fact that they have a good combination of academic focus with co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The kids get to participate in various activities that bring out their aptitude and talent. The teachers are nice. There is a good mix of gentle handling and discipline. The teachers inculcate the right values in the children and take good care of them.
Of course, there are a few issues that crop up, like the GPS system not working, or the uniform delivery people not delivering on time, but then the school management does take action and resolves issues that we report.
I'm very disappointed with the school. Academiclly its no great shakes. despite charging us high fees most parents have to resort to private tuition .
They claim to have all the sports facilities but they do not have the right coaches . the children who go to private sports clubs outside the school are picked hence ensuring less work for the coaches.
They start up with hare brained schemes which do nothing for the child's development but only fill up the coffers of various externalagencies.
i'm seriously considering changing schools.
so parents please learn from my mistakes.
It's a bad product packaged well and marketed very smartly.
And so our quest for deciding the school for our daughter ended when we entered the green gates of Greenwood high, Sarjapur Road School.
My 3.5 YO daughter had been going to Shemrock Preparatory school for 2 yrs -playschool and pre-nursery. We went over a weekend to visit the premises and the facilities in the school with my daughter in tow. The first reaction was, wow, this is a nice place. YEs! For those, who are deciding on finalizing the schools from abroad, this school has that appeal.
We were taken around the by admission officer, shown the facilities and the classrooms, the exam centre, sports complex and the swimming pool, labs, play ground, cafeteria.
We decided to get into Greenwood after having a word with the ââ‚¬Ëśto-be-class teacherââ‚¬â„˘ for my daughter. Next day, we went again to meet the teachers, who after some observation suggested that my daughter could join LKG as she knows most of stuff already!
My daughter was happy to go in the class room with her teacher, and the next day and since then, sheââ‚¬â„˘s been happy to go to school.
Whole process took around 1.3lac. For 50K ââ‚¬â€śregistration,56K-tution plus misc fees for full yr, 30K for transport for full yr.
I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for overall development of their child and not just scores in Xth exam. As I learnt, some of their students have got into state level swimming, chess tournaments. Some plays and direction by the director of ââ‚¬ËśThe Lion Kingââ‚¬â„˘.
So far so good. Will keep posted of my exp in this blog.
My daughter goes to Greenwood High grade 2. I find the school well balanced with a good mix of extra curricular activities and ICSE curriculum. I think the school is still trying to organize itself and is taking adequate steps to build credibility. Right now it is wait and see for us.