Chinmaya Vidyalaya currently is rated as the Best CBSE school in Hyd according to a survey conducted by a leading Newspaper last year. BVB and Chinmaya have neck to neck competition. I have already written in detail about Chinmaya above. Let me write something more about this school. The school has a lot of spriritual orientation and has poojas regularly in which children are also encouraged. Children are exposed to Indian culture and heritage right from the lower classes by celebrating all religious festivals together by the teachers and the students in the school with great faith and fervour. The school also has Matrupuja in the month of Nov where interested mothers can participate. Children are told the importance of parents and especially mother and they perform traditional Indian rituals.
The school does not keep the parents in dark about admissions unlike other schools and are very fair in their approach and stands up to its principles/values. The school offers very good value based education with strong emphasis on character building with its BalVihar Classes. The spiritual orientation along with Bhagwad Geeta chanting has definitely positive vibes in the school atmosphere .The school also prays before having lunch and after the school hours before the children leave their classrooms along with regular meditation.
The results are also excellent. This year the All India CAT topper who is also an IIT Student is an alumni of this school. The school has many medals and awards in various fields to its credit. There are budding stars in Tennis, Table Tennis and Skating who are leaving a mark in these sports. These children are encouraged a lot. The Tennis Star is getting Scholarship from CBSE Board for the past 4 yrs. The school also releases quarterly School Newsletter along with Chinmaya Jyothi. The mission has beautiful magazine for children called 'BalVihar' Children's International Monthly magazine, Tapovan Prasad for adults, Chinmaya Udgosh for Youth. The Mission library which is in the school campus has a wonderful collection of books in a very simple language for children at a very nominal price.
The school has a very peaceful ambience and so are the teachers.
BVB is also very good but has less spiritual orientation as compared to Chinmaya Vidyalaya. In BVB children have a spiritual class where they are told some good moral stories, sing some bhajans or hymns. It is not a compulsion. My friend's daughter says she has many friends who follow Christianity and Islam. It is not culture specific. The results and activities are equally good in BVB.
In Chinmaya, majority are Hindu students and it lays stress on Indian culture. There are children who follow Christianity and Islam too but their strength is very less. More than religion, the school lays stress on character building and values.
Chinmaya Vidyalaya not merely puts emphasis on academics though it is in the forefront in that field, but it also enables the students to adapt to various situations in life through Chinmaya Vision Programme which includes integrated development of the personality, inculcation of patriotism, emphasis on Indian culture along with a universal outlook on life. This is a School with a Difference which can be rightly justified.
It does not have transport. But there are many school autos, private vans and two mini buses which cater to the children's needs. The fees is very nominal as it is a non-profit organization. For class 1 fee was 14,100 for the whole year. I think it would be around 15K for class 1 this year. The admission fee also would be nominal.
I am able to tell you in detail about Chinmaya because my daughter is studying here for the past 6yrs and I am very happy with this school. It ‘Believes in Simple living and High Thinking’. There are very good talks for children from time to time by Swamijis along with academic and career counselling for higher classes.
I have come to know from some sources that BVB is demanding 50K- 1 lakh as donation towards its building fund.
Please go the schools now and get the application forms. You can call on 040-23418012 to enquire about forms in Chinmaya Vidyalaya.
Hope my reviews about these schools will help you to decide which one to choose from. You can also talk to other parents from these schools. You will find many of them the morning hours.
All The Best !!