Here's an honest review from a parent whose child is in Vibgyor
My kid has been in this school for three years now. While I was very happy with the teacher in Nursery, the teachers in Jr. KG and Sr. KG. have steadily deteriorated in quality. Here are some points you can consider.
1. The school boasts a teacher to student ratio of 1:12. There are about 26 children in each class, and there are 2 teachers. But the co-teachers are normally young, underqualified women who are not equipped to teach, nurture or develop young children. The co-teacher doesn't teach but simply assists the main teacher. So, the only benefit of the co-teacher is to the main teacher. I run an office and 2 women approached me for jobs. One was a B.Com graduate and one was still pursuing her B.A. but both were working at Vibgyor as teachers. They had no teachers training, or psychology experience, but yet, there they were... ruining our kids. For a school that charges such high fees, the least they can do is provide well qualified teachers. This is my biggest quip. If the person who imparts learning to your child is not competent, what benefit is there in that school ? Everything else is secondary.
2. There is no concept of assembly or regular interaction between the principal and the students. The principal preens around on occasions, and gives welcome speeches to new parents, but that's it. Half the younger lot of students have NO IDEA who is the leader of their school. And that is really sad. A principal is the leader of a particular school and should be visible and accessible to students, and should interact with them regularly.
3. If parents want to meet the co-ordinators or principal, we are first interrogated thoroughly by the receptionists, and then once they have all the details, we are thoroughly discouraged from meeting the principal. I had to call repeatedly and make numerous trips to try and fix an appointment and finally they told me she was out of town. And I saw her in the building. It's as if she is not competent to face parents, or handle any issues that parents have. She's just a trophy principal. The co-ordinators try very hard to dilute any concerns that parents have, and make it seem as if it is all imaginary. They do not empathize or try to solve the issues at hand.
4. The assessment for pre-primary is ridiculous. They have a standard... the teachers purposely rank all kids low in the first assessment, and then progressively improve the scores as the year progresses. Maybe its Vibgyor's deceitful method of proving to parents that the 'child is improving'. However, they ranked my kid low in computers. I didn't want to tell my young son that. So, I casually asked him what he has learned in computers, he clearly told me that they had never been to a computer room. In one year.... the ranking went progressively up for each parameter (take hopping for example)... so at the end of the year, my son ranked the highest in hopping. And in the subsequent grade, the ranking for hopping is again a dismal one... So, my question is... does my son and all other kids unlearn whatever they learned in the previous year ? Or did they deteriorate under the new teacher ? It's a myopic, distorted illusion of education. I am thoroughly disappointed and aghast at Vibgyor. I would not recommend it to anyone.