It was getting crowded year over year, acadamics are just ok not extraordinary. They started with 24 kids per class, in the name of RTE increased the strength to 30. Very high transportation fee. For 5 kms a non-ac bus they have quoted 48,500. Not worth the fee.
Joined this school 3 years back on the back of great reviews from a friend. Loved the atmosphere in school as well as the 2 way communication with the school- Principal as well as teachers, was happy to pay the high admission fees ( as it is being termed) of nearly 1 lakh.
However last couple of years has seen drastic changes- many good teachers have left and continue to leave. Communication has mostly become 1 way. Portion being completed in a hurry with kids being asked to write notes at home at the last minute.
Last year fees hike was 10%, again this year they have hiked it by 10%, Transport fees are 48500 for non AC buses for 5- 15 kms. Wouldn't mind paying a hike if it results in proportionate increase in value at school.
Unfortunately cant even switch schools at the last minute as all good schools in the vicinity have closed admissions for the year.
Will definitely switch in the coming year.
We are new parents of Harvest International School, our son is very happy here, his transition was made easier under the guidance of able teachers and staff. The teachers are fantastic. The Principal is ready to hear parents grievances and has always come up with strategies to help the students. The Admissions executive is a vibrant personality, always smiling and ready to assist. It has made our Jobs as parents easier. Happy with the decision to put my child here.
School reputation has considerably gown down as the years have progressed through. Focus on academics education has gone down; school has been focused on its marketing rather than education and sports. School fees is on rocket high touching sky and is incomparable to similar schools. At current situation, won't recommend.
The school has a lovely atmosphere. They are located a little away from the main road which keeps the kids away from all the pollution. The location is very peaceful without any noise.
Coming to the facilities, they have a huge indoor basketball court, huge lawn ground and play area for kids. They have good sports facilities. The labs are huge and well equipped. They also have a decently sized auditorium.
The staff is excellent. They give constant feedback about my child and how we can work collectively for improvement. So far all the class tecahers have been approachable.
Met the principal a couple of times and she is a lovely person. Her focus is the betterment of the students.
Overall i am very happy with the school.
Our kid is with harvest for more than five years now. Initially we were really happy the way activities, sports n academics were handled....
But for last two years... things have changed n we feel school offers so many things but just for the name.
No regular n focused classes for sports n activities... Even school might be having good teachers but is not reflecting in the kids neither in sports nor in other activities.....way it was earlier...
Somewhere things are not getting managed properly . Even tried to raise the concern but got heard only selectively...
....n on top of that..... every year a fee hike... Even for the existing students ....!!!
Leaving parents clue less....how to go further.
I am a parent of a LKG kid in Harvest International school. Below are some pointers which can give a fair idea of the school.
1. School is far. So there is no option but the school bus. It becomes tough for the mothers who do not know any vehicle and had to pick or drop the kid in case of emergency. No Auto goes there. However, pollution free like noise, dust etc.
2. Big green lawns act up as a playground, which is good.
3. Interiors are excellent. Very spacious and well ventilated. Full of sunlight and fresh air. Very pleasant environment for studies.
1. Very cool and new generation. They interact with parents very cordially and like someone close.
2. Child attention is appropriate. Study methodology is very good.
3. Timely information about every events.
1. Back ground verified and monitored.
2. Very much in management control.
1. The complete package along with transport, study kit, dress, miscellaneous expenses comes to 140000/- (2013-14). However, the fees increases by 10% every year. This does not include admission fees, which is 30000. Transportation fee is way higher but the distance justifies it.
Conclusion: After an year of attachment, I feel the fees is higher. Tuition fees is alone 87000. And it grows 10% every year. Once the kid is habituated with this kind of posh treatment, it becomes very tough to downsize the school later. I am convinced that school will teach the required attitude but studywise, it has to be from the parents, be it any school. So then why spending so much.
Harvest is a wonderful school. it has many activities and my child loves them. It has the perfect mix of scholastic and non scholastic activities. He loves going to school and looks forward to participate in those activities.
I am very happy with Harvest International School. I child attends Montessori 3 program at
HIS and I am very happy with the teaching method, interaction with faculties and communication and the very professional management of the school. The student teacher ratio is good. There are many curricular and extra curricular activities to engage and encourage the children. The important criteria for me to seek admission at HIS were the hygienic environment, courteous authorities and staff and above all the professional manner in which they addressed my queries. We moved to Bangalore from US in the middle of the academic year 2013-14 and her teachers at HIS helped her to deal with the transition better. Im glad I made decision to join Harvest, till this date, no regrets. Have discussed the school with other parents and most parents are happy with HIS. I highly recommend the school to all parents.