Feedback required on GEAR International School Bangalore

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ASV 2009-03-26 14:35:39

 

General feedback on this school required.

Also I understand from their website they follow montessori system.

What are the adv/disadv of this system ?


mango_mama 2009-03-27 12:53:59

 

Hi ASV,

I have nieces there and they seem reasonably happy. I think the Montessori system might be only in the early classes. Not sure. Wonder if folks have any ideas.

Btw, wonder if you have seen these reviews of Gear on Parentree.

http://www.parentree.in/reviews-80/Gear-Innovative-International-School.html

Cheers!

 

shruti76 2009-10-27 09:11:34

 

Hi ASV ,

my son who is 2 + and daughter in grade 1 r studying there. I got admission this year and I m very happy with the teaching way of the school. They r very creative and imginative when it comes to learning and rote learning is not at all done. They work more on concepts ..Montessory section is also quite good ..my son has setteled down well and both of them enjoy going to school.

Cheers

 

chiri 2009-10-27 19:15:18

 

What the fees of Gear for montessori? Please inclusing all the expenses.

 


apg 2009-11-19 16:34:50

 

What is the criteria of admission for 2+ years . I have taken form for my daughter who will be 2 in march'10 . can you give the fees details as i need to decide on that basis

 

 

 

shruti76 2009-12-13 21:26:50

 

hi chiri & apg

for the admission for 2+  admissions r based on first come first served. There fee structure is 60 K  yearly and 55K  non-refundable amount. This excludes the bus transport fare... This was when i sought the admission for my son last year..

 

 

Celin 2009-12-15 22:45:19

 

Chiri, fee in montessori gear is quiet negotiable. i know of 5 different sets of parents who have paid different fee for their kids for the same class for the same academic session. only their donation amount is fixed. transport minus - the fee is close to a lakh rupees. their accounts lady seems to be having a sales target that she is required to meet. so she quotes anthing within a given band to achieve her target. if are alraedy not trapped, i suggest look out for other schools

 

Shi 2009-12-16 06:23:14

 

How does Gear compare with Vibgyor High?

 


Sukshma 2010-04-13 23:29:52

 

 GEAR is a great school...No doubt about it!

When we initially moved from the U.S to B'lore, we enrolled our kids in Inventure Academy, which turned out to be only a glorified "day care" facility.... The teaching methods especially for the smaller classes are pathetic.

At Gear, they have a great, sincere staff of teachers headed by a dedicated principal, who works round the clock ensuring that the kids get the most out of schooling. He is probably the only principal who says, "don't teach your kids at home " or "do not send your kids to tuitions". Their Montessori environments for preschool through KG are awesome and so is their green campus. Gear is an "Indian" school to the core, teaching Indian traditions and values to young kids. There is no pressure whatsoever on kids or parents and communication is very smooth.

 

Go GEAR!!

 

vinalchawla 2010-08-05 14:53:39

 

hello everyone,

thanx for all the info u ppl have shared aout gear school..

i wanna ask tht when do the admission process start there??

do they give homewrks too much?? wat abt extra activities & sports?? is it good??

sukshma, i really liked ur review & will be great help if u can reply me as i have to put my son in L.kg next year..

thanx

vinal

 

Sanya 2010-08-08 00:39:44

 

About the admission process Gear follows "first come first served" basis. U need to register your child before he/she completes 2. If you have not done it, approach the school & register your child as soon as possible. This year Gear has come up with 2 new branches so the chances of getting seat is quite good. 

 

vinalchawla 2010-08-08 16:54:36

 

thanx sanya,

can u tell me where r the other 2 branches of gear coming up??/

are ur kids in gear?? r u happy wth it?? wat are the sports activities undertaken there?? also i have heard tht playgrnd too small...

can u pls throw sme light on these concerns...

thanx,

vinal

 

Sanya 2010-08-09 00:26:52

 

One branch "Gear Rose" is at kundalhalli gate near to marathalli. I'm not aware of the location of the other branch. My son goes to Gear Rose & I'm quite happy with his progress. Right now, there is no play ground in this branch but they are planning to come up with one soon. Itz a very small branch catering to preschoolers. As they follow montessori system, itz more of practical learning....kids learn thru activities. For ex, last month kids were taught to sow the seeds, water them everyday & watch the plants grow.....

One more thing what I liked about this school is the strength of the class. Each class will have less than 20 students..so the individual attention is more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

vinalchawla 2010-08-09 09:26:22

 

hey sanya,

thanx a lot...

i was looking smthing near to marathalli, so the Gear rose seems to best fit my reqirement...

for gear rose admission, where can i contact can u pls tell me...

u admitted ur son this year??

can u tell me wats the fee structure??

thanx again...

vinal

 

Sanya 2010-08-09 16:11:48

 

Hi Vinal,

For the admission, you will have to approach their main branch. You will have to fill in the application & submit it to the security as you will not be let inside the campus.

We admitted our son to M2 this year. The registration fees was Rs.650/-  Admission fees was 50K & the annual fees was 35K . In addition to this for the stationary it was Rs.1000/-. As we stay closeby we dint opt for the transport.  Next year onwards we will have to pay only the annual fees which will be bw 35-40K.

 

 

 

 

TS 2010-11-01 12:11:04

 

Hi Sanya,

How is Gear Rose?I heard from this school kids can go to gear school near kadugodi?But i am not sure,If it is correct can you please give the address of kadugodi Branch and also your feedback?

Thanks,

Teju

 

 

bhuna 2010-11-01 17:57:59

 

Teju,

Kadugodi Branch has not come up yet. They are planning to build a school around hope farm within an year and it could be near Kadugodi.  I have heard very postivie feedback about the school from my colleagues and planning to put my kid in the Gear Rose.

 

 

 

TS 2010-11-01 19:33:02

 

Hi Bhuna,

I looking for LKG for my son for the academic year 2011-12.Any idea about the admission?Somebody told they will start from next year,so wanted to chk?Have you seen the kadugodi branch?

Btw how is Gear rose and where is it ?Whts the fee structure?

Thanks,

Teju

 

NeelamBatra 2010-11-01 20:27:36

 

I inquired about 2weeks back and they said we need to register our kid there now itself and they will call us later depending upon the availability of the seats. There are no seats available for LKG in the main branch, but seats are available in Kundanhalli and Sarjapur branches.

Neelam

 

bhuna 2010-11-02 09:21:09

 

They follow montessori system and the kid has to start with M0 before 2.5yrs. You can download the form from their website and email the filled form to them. They will call you back and inform about the admission process. The admission is first come first serve basis and the whole process is fairly simple. I have seen the Gear Rose campus and I am happy with it.  Fees is 55K(one time) + 35K for M0. The construction hasn't started for the Kadugodi branch and I assume that the facilities would be either same or better than the main branch

 


TS 2010-11-02 11:20:48

 

Hi Bhuna,

Thanks for the info,Can you please share with me the address/Telephone of Gear Rose.

Teju

 

HappyMum 2010-11-02 12:53:42

 

Gear Rose is bang on Kundalahalli Gate, right next to Vaswani Tranquil apartment. Its a small setup.

 I am not sure of the contact number(s), but the main branch can provide you with the details.

 

 

Sukshma 2010-11-02 21:03:40

 

Sorry about the delayed reply.....

You may go to the school and pick up an admission form from the front office. You will be called for an interview shortly after you submit the paperwork. This interview is very informal and is conducted by the Principal himself to know the parents. Children are seldom quizzed (unless they are seeking admission to higher standards). After that you will be asked to pay the fees, etc and called for a parent conference to brief you about school policies and practices.

We found the process fairly simple and fair. My kids love going to school and I'm loving the freedom they enjoy as children! :))

 

 Former member 2010-11-04 18:53:47

 

 Hi,

   I heard that they only admit from Nursery is it true, I am looking for LKG admission 

 for my kid.

 

 

 Former member 2010-11-06 14:50:11

 

hi,

i was told that they admit kids as when the kids turn 2.6yrs in mont and no lateral admission possible in that school? is that true?

 

 

HappyMum 2010-11-10 14:53:51

 

In the main branch (off ORR), lateral admissions are tougher/difficult.

Two new campuses are coming up - one is a tie up with Confident group on Sarjapur road, and another one in Whitefield. Admission should not be a problem in these branches. The montessori for Whitefield school is on Kundalahalli gate.

 

 

Glenns 2011-04-11 12:22:18

 

Do they offer French as a second language?

 

Glenns 2011-04-11 12:23:29

 

Do they offer Ferench as a second language?

 

Glenns 2011-04-11 12:24:14

 

Do they offer French as a second language?

 

HappyMum 2011-04-11 13:09:45

 

Yes. French is offered as second language.

 

 

 

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