My son has been studying at Gitanjali and he loves the school. The campus is really small and so are the classrooms. I am not very happy with the school because it is not a very parent-friendly school.
Even though a diary is issued, hardly one or two notices are sent in it. Leave letters are not compulsary. The children are mostly told things verbally and are expected to convey it to the parents. This is true even of children in kindergarten.
Teachers don't check and sign even the few notices that are written to see if the child has copied important information correctly.
The ayahs are only interested in collecting bakheesh from the parents and the kids run wild during free periods with danger to life and limb.
Parents are not even informed where the child is being taken for excursions and also when school projects etc are being conducted parents are not invited for the same.
For sports day etc, only parents of participants are invited. The same kids get selected for everything and the others are quietly ignored. No effort is made to include all the children in at least one extra-curricular activity every year. The annual magazine clearly shows that the articles etc from the smaller kids are clearly re-written.
Even though art books, craft books, creative writing books are issued every year, they remain empty or with only one or two pages filled. A waste of money.
Every term is divided as follows - one month of relaxation, one month of mad rush by every teacher to finish potions and one month of revisions followed by exams.
Any lesson may be taken at any time, so kids carry all their books to school every day.
The school takes no responsibility and assume that parents have a magic wand which will transform their kids for the lack of control or discipline in the school.
You have to be a hyper-controlling stay-at home mother who devotes every morning to meeting the teachers and getting basic information in order to know anything, Otherwise, you make friends with such mothers and spend a few hours every week getting to know the notes, activities etc. of your kids.
When kids are absent, no effort is made to ensure that they are taught the lessons they miss and that they copy the missed work.
Even when a child does not complete work, the teacher just tells them to complete it at home but fails to ensure that books are up to date.
If you have a superkid who is self driven and has a great memory to be able to tell you all the details which have been shouted in a noisy class and copy notes and take responsibility for him/herself, then this is the right school for you. Otherwise, you had better look elsewhere. I don't know any other schools here, so I cannot recommend any.
Strangely enough because they have a reputation and have managed to attarct some naturally good and talented students, they have a good name. What the contribution of the school is I really cannot say.