Need information about The Gateway - complete International school in the OMR road

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happymom 2009-12-30 03:17:57


I have a kid who is going to be 3.5 years old by june 2010.  Are there any parents who send their kids to "The Gateway school" in OMR road?  Your inputs would be of great help. 

The information that i have heard so far is mixed.  I kow that they have an exorbitant fee structure. How are the classes for LKG? I have heard that they take kids to outings like VGP, zoo's, etc., Is that true? Are the little ones happy in the school?  What is the student, teacher ratio in this school? Is it really worth sending my kid to this school? I also heard that the school's standard used to be good until the old principal left. Is that so?  

I would also like to know if anyone has any experiences with the Manthan's Vidyashram in Kottivakkam? Please let me know. Thanks.



PadsHarry 2010-06-23 12:02:51


Gateway schools is a unique school.  They go beyond academics.  there is passion and this can be seen right from the principal to the ayahmah and the teachers and staff of gateway.  the new principal is great and she has time for each and eery parent, my child is enjoying the school and i think it is a blessed place for us parents to stay back at home in peace



SelviRaja 2010-06-28 23:17:50


Does anyone know how much time would it take to commute from Velachery Vijaya Nagar bus stand to Gateway school in Sholinganallur, during a "typical" morning rush hour?

Would South on Velachery - Tambaram main road, East on 100 feet road and South on OMR be the fastest route?

Thanks in advance for your response.

Good day!


suva 2010-06-30 12:28:18


Is there any parent in the forum whose child goes to Gateway School, Sholinganallur?? HOw is it for upper classes? My son is in Std 8 in a reputed CBSE school but he just doesn't seem to be happy with the system/ method of education. He spent his childhood in UK and hence loves to think and write than just mug up . I would love to get in touch with anyone who can give me some feedback on the school



PadsHarry 2010-06-30 12:59:36


about 40 mts


PadsHarry 2010-06-30 13:24:59


Gateway is more into practical approach and they follow cambridge system in sholinganallur campus and american curriculum in neelankarai campus.  The approach is beyond text book learning, i am sure your kid will enjoy Gateway


suva 2010-06-30 15:10:47


Thanks PadsHarry for the prompt reply. Does your child go to Gateway? I am more concerned about the quality of teachers there. What is your opinion ? Since my son is in Class 8, I want to be doubly sure before I decide to change his school.


PadsHarry 2010-06-30 16:18:20


I have couple of friends kids who study there, may be you can approach the front office and try to learn more about the school through the office


suva 2010-06-30 21:48:29


Thanks Padma..I'll visit the school hubby visited it a couple of days back and he quite liked it but he has left the final decision to me..


SelviRaja 2010-08-10 23:16:50


Hi Suva, did you get a chance to visit Gateway School at Sholinganallur? What are your impressions about the school? What have you decided?


Good day!


suva 2010-08-17 16:41:08


Sorry Selvi for the delay in getting back to you..I visited Gateway and some other GCSE curriculam schools and finallyy decided to admit my son in APL Global..Gateway appears to be a nice school but their std 8 strength seemed to be poor ..but I'm sure its a nice school for lower next project now is to find a house in OMR..



SelviRaja 2010-08-24 06:26:47


 Hi Suva,

Thanks for your response! I hope your son likes APL. My son will go to 4th grade next year; currently studying in USA. He doesn't read or write Tamil. Do you think APL will be a good fit for him? We will be residing in Velachery.

Best wishes!


newearth 2010-12-10 16:41:05


Hi Happymom,

My child is studying in gateway. We're not satisfied with the school at all. There is nothing international in it other than it's high fee structure.

classes for LKG(Jr.Kg) are okay. Teachers are good. But, it all depends on ayammahs(Maids) who take the child to restrooms n etc. One of my friends daughter was slapped by a maid in the restroom.

yes, they do take them to zoo etc. Student, teacher ratio is not that bad for pre-primary..but higher classes are a mess.

Is it really worth that much fee?? i would definitely say no. Because the admin is too irresponsible and never gives any answers properly, the facilities are not upto the mark..unreliable transport...and ofcourse the change in principal. the new principal doesn't seem to have a clue about how to treat parents and issues at school.

Im planning to pull my child out next year because this school is getting worse every year provided we have to pay a hefty fee for that.

APL and Headstart are looking tobe good.

All the Best!!



Meenamuthu 2011-01-11 09:38:23


Hi Suva,

Have u decided on the school you are going to put ur kid in?Where is ur kid studying in now?




TinaN 2011-04-18 16:23:53


Can you please let meknow on what basis they select the child in Pre-kg? I am looking for Pre-kg admission in CBSE stream in Neelangarai. What is the student-teacher ratio? Do they have good extra curricular activities? We live in kotturpuram. Do they have transport facilities to travel there? Please let me know.



swamshem 2012-12-11 02:59:30


hi newearth,

we are relocating to india from USA.Which school you put your child in? did u like the new school?

I am working on finding a good school for my kids 8 yr and 5 yr old. thinking about the APL, Gateway or HLC. I saw ur comments about Gateway. Please let me know about the APL or HLC.....




Pamp 2013-02-04 20:18:53



am planning to r2i soon from UK with 13 year old boy and have more or less finalised gateway cambridge after reading lot of reviews and talking to a parent. Anyone from UK? Same situation as me?



EvaAshley 2013-03-13 00:10:48


 hello swamshemPamp which school you guys decided? share your thoughts...


Poojayash 2013-07-14 22:20:58


 I am a parent of a 10 year old. I need some help please. 
I am looking for mid term admission for my son for grade 5 as he in a boarding and is unable to settle with the environment. I wish to know how is Gateway The Complete school in term of education, infrastructure, teachers etc.. I have heard that this school is very commercial and only requires money all the time. I am totally worked up and been visiting schools. But i wish to hear from some parents whose kids are attending and have some reviews about same. Also if you could put me on to some parents of same school would be of great help. Kindly treat this urgent and on priority and revert asap.



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