I have also shortlisted the same schools + Aradana Academy - Orchids. I too have the same question of CBSE or ICSE. My plan is to let my daughter join ICSE atleast for 3 or 4 years and if things go well i will continue else i will shift to CBSE. We can always shift from CBSE to ICSE but not the other way as it will become very difficult for the kid. Coming to switching school during 1st Std, in my opinion its not so difficult as long as you are ready to pay the fees and donation. Some of my colleagues who shifted to Bangalore from a different city had got admission without any problems.
Small correction, we can shift from ICSE to CBSE and not the other way. ICSE has 13 subjects from V or VI grade. CBSE has only 6 or 7 subjects till X Std.
Thanks sb230132 for the inputs, are you preferring any particular school out of the list.
My preference for the moment are Clarence and Magnolia(3 kids from my apartment are admitted here).
Has anybody been successful in getting their kids admitted to Kumarans/BGS in PP2/LKG/UKG/1std
I could collect some info on CBSE & ICSE from my colleagues, it seems CBSE is more on academics and ICSE is practical approach.
ICSE requires more involvement of Parents.
Somewhere I read Clarence doesn't give much homework till 3-4std.
sb230132, did you get information regarding fees and donation details from Magnolia. Clarence it is like 1.2+ including donations. But it keeps changing may be based on the salary drawn by Parents.
Yes ICSE requires more of parents involvement and it is more practical. AECS ( admn fee 70K (without any receipts) + annual fee 45K + 21K (transport) + 10K (books, uniform ...). My priority is based on budget, i dont want to spend too much for nursery and kindergarten so my preference is Mitra, Aradhana, Shantiniketan Trust and last is AECS.
I heard that donation is 70k + additional fees for the year is 40k
Did you get your kid admission done to any of the schools that you shortlisted.
Let me know if you checked any other schools.