I am moving to Bangalore and will be put up in Banashankari or Jayanagar. My daughter is December 2007 born and will be about 3 yrs 6 months by June 1st. What good (clean/secure/all-round) schools would you recommend for her? Would she be eligible for LKG?
Not many schools take kids for LKG at 3.5 yrs in Bangalore. The cut off in most of the sought after schools is 3.10 yrs by June 1st.
Some of the options you can try are:
- Sudarshan Vidya Mandir (ICSE) in Jayanagar. They have just started the admission process.
- PSBB, Bannerghatta road. (Mostly in Nov they will start the admission process)
- Jnana Sweekar School (CBSE), Kanakapura road. Admissions started.
- Presidency school, off Bannerghatta road. (Oct end admissions might start)
- JSS, Banashankari
- Bangalore International Academy, Jayanagar
These are some of the schools that are flexible on age, though I dont have feedback on all of them.
hope this helps!
Yes, I am beginning to understand that her age may not be acceptable for LKG and the schools offering Pre-KG, will not have seats for LKG/UKG. I will call up these schools to check on that.
How is JSS? I got the sense from a friend that JSS is an ordinary school probably not preferred if you are looking at a more modern facility. Most of these schools you mentioned sound education oriented. I would prefer a well-balanced school life with less emphasis on homework and more on activities, play, etc.
How is Holy Saint High School and Sri Autobindo? What sort of schools are these?
Initially, I pictured Saa in a simple school which is defined as safe, clean, friendly and stress-free. I'm not sure if such a school will exist. Schools that are older are probably not "clean" or "safe" by my standards. And they may also be very academic oriented with no-frills attached. So, I am now interested in newer schools that offer facilities that one can boast off. Do these schools fit in that category? I will be visiting these schools myself when I come to Bangalore but what's your sense of these?
Is Bangalore International Academy a new school? Their website is under construction.
I have lived in Bangalore in BSK and I know that BSK, Jayanagar are congested areas. No offense to anyone. I cant imagine schools being spacious with sufficient ground for outdoor play, events, etc. Are the schools here just buildings and less outdoor space as I imagine?
Yes, agree with you that most of the older schools are more academics oriented - infrastructure also would be basic. Your best option would be to check out the new schools that are coming up on Bannerghatta road and Kanakapura road.
Some of the older schools such as Kumarans and Aurobindo have big play grounds etc. Infact Kumarans has a new campus off Kanakapura road. DPS on Kanakapura road also has pretty decent infrastructure. Since these are older schools, they are not flexible on age. Also, academics is good in these schools.
Bangalore International school was previously NSVK - it has been taken over by a new management. A new building is coming up. But there is no ground and the school is bang on the main road. Sudarshan also doesnt have a ground. These schools have a tie up with stadiums etc and take the kids there for games and sports.
I personally feel Aurobindo is not as good as it was. Or, I think that is how most of the schools are, of-late. If you are looking for a modern school, Brigade is one such. I know parents who have admitted their kids there, and they seem to be happy. They have 1 period of EC activities everyday! I heard the std 10 results too are good. You can explore this option. I too am looking out for a school for my 4 yr old daughter (in June). So as HappyMum said, you can think of Presidency, Brigade, Jnana Sweekar Public School and Kumarans (a little study oriented i guess). But again, I have not seen or had personal experiences with any of these schools. I have just got some inputs from parents about these schools, not really sure how true it is or do we also have a same perspective as theirs!! :)
Please do not put in to Sudarshan Vidya Mandir, a horrible school - lot of harrasment to kids and lot of threatening to parents telling that your kid wuld be detained and so on ...,
I'm at a similar stage now, wondering which school to consider for my son in J'nagar/JP Nagar area. Just wondering where you have enrolled your child & what your experience has been. Thanks.
Hi prajna and all,
so any more info about schools in and around JP nagar and Jayanagar. v reside in bilekahalli and looking for good CBSE school. I visited presidency and felt not worth as it looks very much into academics(all work and no play) typs of school. pls share info regarding bangalore international academy if any or any other schools in these areas.
There is no harrasment in sudarshan vidya mandir and it's a false allegation.I have myself studied in that school for 12 yrs.The teachers are very friendly and the principle is just awesome.For middle class people and above middle class people this is one of the best schools in south bangalore.
I also stay in Bilekahalli and I am also looking for admissions for my daughter to nursery next year. I too dont like Preidency, I think Clarence and Brigade are also good options close by. Any ideas on BGS-NPS?
Dipti - There are many options since you are staying in Bilekahalli. Clarence JP Nagar, Sherwood high, PSBB, Sai Chaitanya Techno School, BGS NPS on Bannerghatta Road, Sudarshan Vidya Mandir in Jayanager T Block, Brigade School @ Brigade Millenium JP Nagar.
My firend's kids goes to BGS NPS and they are happy about it. My daughter goes to Brigade and I am happy about it. She is in 1st grade now and I wanted to live in US for 3-4 years and wanted to her to study in US keeping admission in Brigade. However school did not agree to retain seat for even 1 year and I am coming to back to India in July. My daughter is already started going to school.
Most of the schools issue forms during September/October.
Please let me know if you need additional details.
Thanks a lot Madhu for a detailed reply. I am also thinking of Brigade for my daughters(they are twins). They will be 2 yrs and 10 months by June 2013. Do you have any idea on their admission crtieria? What is the average yearly fee amount? Are they reasonable in other aspects? I really dont like schools that are very commercial in nature so asking these questions :)
Dipti - Your daughters are right age for admission to Nursery next June. The admission is based on obervation test. They make children to do 5-6 activities during observation. I am currently in US and coming back in July and would be in a position to provide you more information in detail. The fee has gone up from June 2011 and onwards for new admissions. There is a one time registration fee of 10,000 and 25,000 for 5 terms each. i am yet to get the fees for 2012 as I have not seen my daughter's dairy for this year. Brigade School stopped publishing fees in their website from June 2011.
Thanks again Madhu, wanted a clarification though, you have said 25 K for each term and there are 5 terms. So are there 5 terms in an year?
As per 2011-2012 fee structure...we can say 5 installments rather than terms...there are only 3 terms..
So the tution fees at Brigade's is 1.25 lakhs per annum for 1st grade? And admission fees is 10k (one time or annually?) Books, uniform and transport is additional - right?
Maggie - Brigade school changed the fee structure from 2011-12 academic year for new admissions. They have other 2 types of fee structure for the students joind earlier. I pay 22,400 per term and 67, 200 for the entire year as my child started in 2009-10. I am yet to see their latest dairy where they mention the fee structure.
You are right by saying 10,000 admission fee, 1.25 lacs tution fees, and need to pay for books, stationary, uniform and transport in addition to the above. They have English language and Math lab, swimming is compulsary from 1st grade and introduce yoga from 4th apart from extra curricualr both soorts and cultural.
We r in USA now,R2I in dec.am interested in enrolling my two boys in brigade millennium.any tips for admission,my elder one will b 9 yrs this sept and younger one just turned 3.can u suggest any good secure apartments near the school.
Thank u in advance
Hello every one !
Can any one give review about "Jnana Sweeker Public School" on Kanakpura road ?
Please help !
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