Hi! I would like to know about it too. Heard it is a good school but nothing more than it.
As a parent of avm, the school is very good till 2nd std. No pressure, children enjoy schooling. But, middle school, high school, there is lot of confusion. They follow igcse and cbse. No good teaching staff. Hope this info is useful for u.
Thank you mom2010... And pl can u share the fee structure and admission process. Donation if any...
The fee is around 40k. Book fee extra. Donatiin 15k. The school is runby ramco group
Any other details about avm school...
Can u be specific on what else u would like to know??
1. will they ask hefty (3 Lakh) donations for LKG?
2. Is anybody has idea about recommendation in AVM and how to use it?
Do this school have Pre-Kg.
Thanks Puzzled. I am following only two schools DAV and AVM for past 6 months. I am getting different views on schools regarding admission, recommendation and donation and most of the opinion from parents who admitted their children in that schools. this makes me confusion and frustration.
No PreKG in AVM. (Std 1 to 12)
@kanda110681 Have been closely following these 2 schools too (2013, 2014). So kind of have a fairly good idea about both.
Between DAV Public & AVM its kind of difficult to choose.... but here is my take -
1. DAV starts at PreKG, relatively easy to get admission in PreKG as compared to LKG. Also since AVM has only 32 seats, assuming you miss DAV PreKG, getting through LKG in AVM might seem to be a daunting task. And if you dont get through that, your CBSE options become very limited. To have a more stress-free admission process, trying DAV PreKG is better. If you get through that, you can try AVM next yr for LKG. Then you have a choice whether to take it up or not.
2. DAV has proper CBSE affiliation. While AVM also has CBSE affiliation, it also is affiliated to IGCSE (Cambridge). While they don't promote that, if you do go to the cambridge listed schools, you'd come across AVM. Also visit the thread I shared earlier to know more.
There is huge speculation about which board they might follow in future. So if you want CBSE only, AVM may not be the right choice.
3. The teaching at AVM is excellent I hear. Kids learn the experimental way and their english communication is also good. Its a great way for the little ones to start education. Here again it depends on your priorities. If you believe in the traditional schooling, DAV would be a better choice.
4. It is also known that AVM starts writing in class 1. Personally that's something that scares me more than anything else, since I know kids who start writing by the age of 2!!! Also, in general it takes a while for the kids to pick up neat and legible handwriting, for which a lot of practise is required. Starting handwriting in class 1 may not be ideal.
5. AVM campus is awesome. Green, children friendly. No second thoughts on that. DAV (KG section) is not the best of campuses you'd want your child to start with. But that's a compromise you make, should you chose DAV.
6. DAV syllabus is a bit hectic. While AVM starts handwriting in class 1, DAV starts handwriting (including 2nd lang) in LKG itself. I personally feel the child is loaded, but the child doesn't feel so :)
7. DAV kids' communication may not be the best. But I guess communication is something you can take up at home itself. I don't think everything can be left to the school!
8. Mothers need to accompany the kids for a month or 2 for the LKG kids in AVM. I wonder why? They say so that they settle well.... makes no sense to me though! They also prefer to have kids whose Moms don't work. It is also believed that DAV also prefers such kids, but I guess that is the case with all the schools :)
9. From my personal experience wrt admissions, you do have a fair chance of getting admission in both the schools, provided you follow all the instructions/timelines/docs to be submitted etc. Both have nominal fees and both don't charge heft donations.
10. While you would have to stand in a looooooooooooooooong queque for the forms for DAV, for AVM its all online. Extremely systematic admission process. Thumbs up to AVM for that. Even DAV, except the long queue for forms, rest of the admission process is well organized! :)
I hope this helps you and others!!
@ puzzled : Thanks for the details...do u have idea about modern and chellamal schools in nanganallur...
@thanis - Nope. Absolutely no idea! Sorry.
Its OK thanks...@ puzzled
@puzzled. Thanks for the info.
@ Puzzled - do you have any idea on whether distance is also considered for admission in AVM. Am in Nanganallur currently.
Distance accepted is upto 8 Km. Nanganallur would fall in that I guess!
@puzzled- Thanks for the detailed info.
Does anybody have any information on at what dates, DAV Pre kg applications issued last year.
DAV Preg KG -
2014 - Feb (forms issued) - March (admissions) 2014
2013 - March (forms issued) - April (admissions) 2013
2012 - Jan 2013
2011 - Dec 2010 (I think so)
Best is to visit their site from 3rd week of Dec.
@puzzled - Thanks for your information.
thanks puzzled for ur detailed review on both the schools...