Being an alumini of St. John's, Ive decided to start this thread for those parents who are planning to admit their kid in John's. St. John's is one school which has had great reputation for delivering wonderful education for many years. Unlike Hindu & Shankara, the students of John's carry an attitude which i feel is because of their emphasis towards spoken english and adherence to discipline. Now, getting to the point lemme talk about the pros & cons!
Pros: Very strict when it comes to communicating in English. ( Tamil, Hindi or any native languages are strictly prohibited in the campus) . Students coming out of John's have great English speaking skills.
Very strong emphasis on dress code & other hygiene factors such as maintenance of books, notebooks etc:-
Well trained teachers ( though not very efficient, the chairman " being an autocrat", has drilled the teachers to such an extent that they ought to provide decent education ).
Extra curricular activities are encouraged
Cons: Small playground
St John's has a history of producing Notorious Students who carry an unreasonable superiority complex ( unlike Hindu, Shankara )
Few succumb to pressure due to the strict nature of management. Hence a lot depends on how much love, attention & kindness the students receive at home.
Very traditional in following education pattern. Mental arithematic, vedic mathematics, meditation, stress busting activities are not taught.
School doesnot beleive in 1 on 1 interaction & personal attention to every student
Class room strength is high ( average ranges between 45 - 55 per class )
Homeworks & assignments
Informative! I was contemplating abt getting my daughter into St.Johns...This input really helps.
Thanks for the information, iam looking forward to join my kid in st.johns .its really a worthy information.
Good info. Thanks!
thanks for the info
i am trying at st.john's for my kid's prekg admissions..they told me that the interview will be on last week of march..do you have any idea abt the interview process
hi..am new to chennai..your review sounds interesting..is this a cbse/icse school?just curious?
This is a CBSE school.
is there pre-kg in st.johns, mandaveli. what is their age requirement? are they still giving applications for this year
i have no idea abt the mandaveli branch..i have put my kid in st.john's besant nagar..the kid should be 2.2 by june 30
my son will turn 4 by june 30 next year..will he be eligible for LKG at mandaveli?..is the mandaveli branch as good as its besant nagar counterpart? and Does the school look unfavorably upon those who stay more than 5 kms away?
i think u must have applied for lkg this year itself.
We have obtained the application form for pre-kg in st johns, but actually for Rhema play school.The prospectus says child shld hv completed 2 yrs as on 30th june..I wud like to know the age range of the kids in pre-kg. CBSE schools admit kids in lkg whn they hv completed 3.5 yrs...how abt st johns??? any idea of how this play school will be???
Your english does speak well about that school though
Kindly let me know when is st johns besent nagar starting to issue application ?
Mid Jan 2011
thanks for the info
What are the documents to be submitted with application form for St Johns?
last date of application submission.
Last date of submitting the application form is 25 Jan '11.
What are the docs to be submitted? Have you applied for ur child? Which class?
Attested photocopy of the birth certificate should be submitted along with the form. Also, one passport size photo of your child should be affixed on the form.
yes, I have submitted the form for LKG 2 days back as the last date is 25 jan
application cost - Rs.350
Registration cost ( ie., at the time of submitting the filled up application form) - Rs.300
Thank you Smart Mom1. Please tell me when you get call for interview.
When is the admission form being issued for st michaels?
What other schools are u trying?
Have got interview call for my child. If selected need to pay fees immediately. Am confused because St Michaels is my first choice and St Johns second but application is given only on 12th and I cant leave out St Johns as I might not get inetrview call from Michaels.
Please tell me which school is better and why.
today we attended the interview and paid the fees...they asked the child his name,some rhymes etc.,
Need some info abt Michaels
what the upper age limit for L.kg?
how early do you need to go and collect the forms?
Thnx for the information ...just wanted to ask u is St Micheal considered better than St John's ? they have a better campus and timng is also only till 2.30 and now they havbe applied for ICSE also .....am planng to shift to adyar/basant nagar an am unable to decide which school is better...fr u UKG St John has till 3.30 which i feel is very lng..what wu be their schedule fr Ukg do u have any idea?...admission procedure for st john is earlier...
Both schools have got a legacy of producing both brilliant as well as notorius candidates. Am an ex St. Johnian and have been living in Thiruvanmiyur for close to 25 years. During my school days , I should say that Michaels used to produce more notorius characters than Johns, since Johns management was stricter, but apart from that I dont see much difference except for the fact that Johns is CBSE and yes, its good news that Michaels have applied for ICSE. But, in todays world whats more important is INTERACTIVE LEARNING. Sadly, both these schools follow the traditional method of textbook based teaching, memorizing and giving regular homework. If you want a comparison I would rate both the schools equally (maybe a slightly better rating for Michaels school timing).
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