Lesser known schools are good too

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sidsmom 2010-11-29 01:19:57


I don't understand why most of us as parents blindly go by big names and are ready to pay any amount to get our child admitted in school which demand. A school is a place which in reality imparts education to a child to help him\her shape their future. So i feel we need to look for a school which would do just that other than look for name, prestige etc. I see most of the threads here are about schools like Nhps, Nhg, Nps, Dps, etc where people have both -ve and +ve views. If we just sit back n think we would realise not all the students who pass out from these schools will be successful. A child need not sit in AC rooms, wear diff uniforms each day or speak only in english ( in few threads there was mention that the staff in the school speak in local language, let me say that they do it with with pride and also do not under estimate their english knowledge just bcoz u heard them speaking another language)

Also every body is running behind icse, cbse, igcse what harm has the stae board done? I  feel they also have excellent syllabus. Most of the SB schools in bangalore r well equipped with all the infrastructure ( may  be no ac rooms or branded shoes!) needed for education.

I am just posting this to express my views on the ongoing admission tension among parents. Please do not feel ur child has lost out in being successful in life just becoz they coul'dnt make it to THE schools. There r a few lesser known schools in your neighbourhood which would help u shape their future better. All u need to do is just look at them also. 

NeoS 2010-11-29 02:46:49


Very well said..

Thanks to the burgeoning salaries and the heart-clenching status/self-esteem of Bangalore's huge IT population, the people who are very much getting happier by every year are the so said THE schools managements..

Because of no ombudsman in the schooling business, most schools have consistently increased their fees by 20-40% annually..It is sad to see the standards of education go down inspite of the cost shooting up..No solution is in sight too as most of the education institutes from schools to med. colleges are run by politicos or highly influential coteries.


 Former member 2010-11-29 10:43:23



very well articulated and a very relevant topic. People go for these branded schools for the kids ..one reason is a peer pressure.i am very surprised even a single income family do not bat a eyelid shelling out 1L or 1.5L for nursery admissions.when i enrolled my kid in a X school.. lot of my neighbours came and asked me why did i not enroll him in a branded school after all he is my only son and double income family. I consciously chose the school not becos' of my affordability ..it is becos' of the atmosphere of the school. how many times i try and explain to my neighbours.. i think they dont get the pt.. also i am tired of people coming and asking do teachers speak english in the school?i think there is prevalent belief that if the school fee is less..the quality is less..

Is "english speaking" the only criteria to grade a school ? 


pollan 2010-11-29 11:00:04


This topic sounds very good to be. But the problem is, i am not a person who goes for just the brand value. But still when it came to my kids education i am forced to go on these brands because I dont know which are the other good shcools. The reason being we are new to this city.

I am ready to go for a KV also. I think we should bring out the good State board and lesser know CBSE/ICSE schools in this forum so that most of the parents like us can be benifited.



NeoS 2010-11-30 00:12:17


So many among us are from State Boards and did it make a difference that we were not from THE schools..Not at all ! As a matter of fact, many of us have performed better than folks arriving with degrees from IIT/IIMs even

And yes as 'easy' pointed out english-speaking does not mean cultured necessarily..It is now common to see small kids using vulgar swearwords which most parents dare not share with others..let us see in the coming years what an all the younger generation get into given that there is so much of 'culture-confusion' !!


sidsmom 2010-11-30 09:18:37


Thank you people! nice to  know that few of you on this forum have similar opinion.

Why don't we use this forum to make people aware of schools other than the so called branded ones which also impart values and education to our future. Let me start off with the few I know and request others also to point out schools in and around their localities.

In and around indiranagar:

1. Sree Cauvery School (SB), double road indiranagar. (around 27 yr old school) cauveryschool.com .

2. Miranda School, jeevean Bheemanagar

3. Poorna Pragna , Tippasandra

4. St. Annes School, Ulsoor

will add more to this list soon.


sidsmom 2010-12-01 10:00:31


Hi ,

If anybody can give inputs about schools other than the so called  big schools it would be great. It will give more options to explore to parents looking for a good school for their wards. Please add to the list on my previous post.


 Former member 2010-12-01 17:02:13



Seventh day adventist school in old airport road.it is a state board school.


 Former member 2010-12-01 22:34:02


could anyone share how good is the karnataka state board curriculum?? do they follow exam based terms or CCE? Coz maharashtra state  board follows CCE and they hv a best of 5 system for 10th/SSC...and the state board results come first in case of SSC...Followed i think by ICSE and CBSE....SO STUDENTS from other than state board hv a tough time during college admissions..


sannusmom 2010-12-01 22:44:35


Any good schools in Jayanagar/JP Nagar?

How is Sudrashan VIdya mandir in Jayanagar?




Manavsmum 2014-01-02 17:14:18


Feel so relaxed after reading your earlier post.... i want to know your review on Cauvery school indiranagar.... i m looking at it for my nieces admission into 7 and 9 grade... Plz revert ASAP.

Regards :-)

Manavsmum 2014-01-02 17:15:20


Review on Cauvery school plz.... urgently.... Actually v need to decide between this and srichaitanya marathalli....

blorebuddy 2014-01-05 12:25:29


Very good point...not the small unbranded schools are bad. They are also equally good....somehow we are all driven by brands not just in schools and in all parts of the life.


 Former member 2014-10-13 12:02:41


fully Agree with this thread

prisna 2014-10-13 15:21:30


Following school which i know that are good

Carmel Convent Jayanagar (State Board)
Stella Maris School Gayathri Devi Park Extension (State Board)
Carmel School (ICSE) Padmanabhanagar
Sudrashan VIdya mandir in Jayanagar (was Ok in 2002 ),but check now
Poorna Pragna Sadashivanagar

sumathi1801 2014-10-14 11:53:46


thank god.. i saw your post now. Helps me to relax. Even i narrowed down to Aradhana Academy, Arekare, i feel lot of pressure from others that why not other branded schools. I started surprising that why only few schools are part of many discussions, and why few are not at all discussed by parents. If a parent is happy with good school even it is not branded, why they are not informing others..

kskumaraxa 2015-01-15 19:36:21


Hi All,
I am also looking for some good schools, but lesser known. I am a father of one boy who is now 2.6 years old. Reading through these groups and blogs, it is very distressing. I am a BPO employee who in all probability do not have the HNI profile like most parents for the school management to shortlist or to pay as well.

As every parent, i also want to give my son the best available within in my reach. But really worried that this proving to be a Herculean task. If we put the kids in a pre-school till UKG, the cost of education comes down to a greater extent, but getting admission into 1st Standard in main school is almost a day dream with limited money and no bargain chips in our kitty. Hoping for a best of both worlds and a light at the end of tunnel!

It was very thoughtful to start a thread like this and i would hope that some of parents will try and update any useful information herewith. I am planning to visit Aradhana Academy as it is near my current residence. Will write my findings once i been there.



srinams 2015-02-10 06:41:32


Hi All . 
A very true fact , i was also running around to get my kid admitted into a good LKG school , but looking at there fee structure, admission fee and greed , i am worried about the future cost of education for the kid . One school that i visited for Enquiry asked for me to fill in a form with my family annual income with the company and post .imagine just to give me details about school and availability of seat they are asking income proof , this shows how greedy the school management is . they are more interested to know how much can they milk the parents then providing basic information about the school .


Kar2012 2015-05-30 00:37:29


Regarding Aradhana Academy close to Arekere, Bannerghatta Road...I have decided to enroll my daughter for Nursery to this lesser known institution due to the following reasons;-

1. The nuns are running the school purely to provide service in the field of education and not to run business in the name of education unlike many other so-called international schools
2. The fees are affordable and they provide all extra curricular activities that are offered by other international schools such as music, dance, Karate, sports etc
3. I have personally met the principal and teachers. The teachers are as good as the ones you would find at the 'more reputed' schools. The principal is humble and down to earth individual who is more than happy to work with parents hand in hand towards the students' development. Always happy to spare time to meet and listen to parents' feedback.
4. I have met parents of other students studying here and have got good feedback.
5. The facilities are not bad at all. May not be as polished as that of Sherwood, BGS etc...but definitely not bad at all. They have a huge playground, Karate room, music room etc
6. The school is not in some god forsaken corner of the world and is easily accessible...why make little children travel long distance at tender age of 3 or 4 yrs
7. They look at individual needs of the child...they also accept special kids with disability andtry to integrate them with the regular kids with the help of special coaching

Kar2012 2015-05-30 00:44:44


also...one last point i would like to add here....yes a school does play an important role in a child's future..but what is more important is the role the parents play in the child's development. We as parents need to be involved and spend time mentoring and coaching them too. Just by paying high fees at flashy schools wont result in miracles. Child's potential and hardwork + Parents' involvement + good coaching is the formula for academic success.

ajaprc 2015-06-01 10:52:57


Mr.ar2012, you said the truth. Thanks

5mommy 2015-08-07 17:58:41


Hi kar2012,

can you pls provide current feedback about aradhana academy? About the teaching in icse,pass percentage etc.

rajni1 2015-08-12 11:58:54


Hi kar2012, Could u please tell in which board have u enrolled ur daughter...i was planning to enroll my son in aradhana academy...we wld b moving to bangalore next month...not many reviews r available on the school... Your feedback would be greatly appreciated....thanks

PC1234 2015-08-13 06:30:51


Aradhana Academy is nice however I noticed Kids are filled into class rooms and the labs are old and outdated. In times when even CBSE/ICSE is considered outdated, I wonder how this school will keep up? I do not want my kid to be put in a class where there are 60-70 kids in a class room - reminds me of my school/college, where we had over 70 in one class/section. Play ground use is exaggerated. Kids usually play at home premises and not at schools.
Despite having 20-22 years track record, their  performance in the board exams are not great. Possibly, because this school attracts people from the low income category, for whom education might not be TOP priority. ICSE students will definitely need some coaching outside, the school has the same methodology for teaching CBSE/ICSE. I am pretty sure Oxford, Aurobindho in South Bangalore offer much better "experience" in education for a similar price/fee. I believe, education is all about inspiring the child and environment in school/home/friends play a very important role in this. 

Samkris 2018-01-03 12:23:01


Its a pleasure for being a part of this discussion, yes i sometimes wonder why people only go through brand, there are many schools in our society thats not famous or known to many people, still the quality of education is superior, the students mastery in subjects are excellence, M.G. school for excellence is one such type of ICSE school in banerghatta road, where the students are absolutely knowledgeful and they have many extra facilities provided to children. I suggest parents not to go with brand but see the quality of education, afterall its our child's future and being parents, we struggle only for that.

priyamurali 2018-01-25 17:38:30


Hi,any review on auromira international school in Ulsoor.

raviraj1988 2018-11-05 22:03:40



Could you please provide feedback on Miranda School, jeevean Bheemanagar, fee seems to be fine with me and not high.

Rohit2077 2021-09-18 10:08:53


Hello Everyone, Very good thread. Can you please share references of good school near Hoodi, Whitefield area. This is for standard 1. Thanks.


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