Can anyone let me know the feedback on Phoenix Greens school. I have read some reviews in this already that are positive ... Compared to Manthan and DPS, which is better among these three? And also can anyone who has already visited the school let me know the fee structure for 2012. I heard that there is a 10 -15 % hike on last year's fee. BTW, I am looking for Class 1.
Also, is there a possibility for recommendations or any such in Future Kids School. We coudlnt get into it due to no vacancies, but I am very much interested in that school. So anyone please suggest if there is place for any such in FKS.
Ok,finally i myself happened to visit this school. The main campus is in Kokapet .. near the TEMPUS building( some DeLite apartment complex) ... It was about 5 acres but not yet developed fully. As of now, there is just one main building where all classes from Grade 2 - 7 are there. They have a decent enough playground...
Construction work goin on for another building ... extension ... 2012 June they plan to get even Class 1 to Kokapet branch ... they said they will have cricket, football,basketball and other such sports, dance, music, taekwondo, taichi, chess and such other activities ... I think one of them is a must on which the child would be assessed as partof curriculum.
For admissions though, we need to go to the primary school near Gachibowli ... Talk to the director and apply for prospectus ... no admission test till Class 3 i think ... just interaction with child and parents ... School seemed ok ... 25 students / class ... They have lot of learning by doing as is the trend these days ... So they have classees pre-lunch and after that the afternoon session if totally activities for all classes. Good for the kids I thoiught :) ...
Finally the fees would be upto 97K (including food, transport and mess) ...
40K + 20K is the one time admisiion fee &caution dep.
well...i had been to BVB, JHPS, Maharshi, P Obul Reddy, DPS and today finally to Phoenix Greens....am looking for PP1/LKG admission for my son and was really frustrated by seeing money minded nature of GREAT (so called) schools like BVB, JHPS, DPS etc...seat is confirmed for my kid in Maharshi but when i visited the classrooms for pre-primary...they are the worst i have seen ever, so dropped the idea of joining my son there..finally heard about Phoenix Greens, ofcourse i had been seeing the ads and its name from more than an year but always thoguth that it may be a costly school like other international schools, so never paid attention to this school...but after visiting and coming to know about all the other schools, today i just visited thinking that it would be another costly school...but my first thought after entering the school was "how come i missed this school all these days". i was so very impressed with the Gachibowli campus, ofcourse its just one building, still its very nice...planning to visit the Kokapet campus tomorrow...they have activity/value based learning, field visits, socio-welfare awareness like visiting orphanages, old agehomes, inviting orphans to the campus, inviting grand parents to school to share their experiences...what i liked is when i was visiting all the classroom...when i went to Nursery...all the kids were giving a happy and whole-hearted smile and infact few kids also greeted me with a warm smile (Hello Uncle, Good morning) without their teacher or the academic director who accompanied prompting them to do...what can anyone expect more than such a thing from a Nursery class...thats the value, the respect they are imbibing into the kids...
also, all the activities are mandatory for every kid...suppose if a kid is not interested in dance/music, instead of leaving them like that, they will make the kid sit in the activity room so that by seeing their friends involved in the activities, even that kid will start getting interest
also, stage activities are mandatory for every kids for 5 times a year...so that they gain confidence, get clarity of expression, over come public speaking fear...
detailed fee structure is like
Refundable Caution deposit - actual 20K but need to pay 10K now
Non-refunable Admission Fee - actual 40K but need to pay 20K now
difference amounts of 10K and 20K should be paid when the kids moves to new campus at Kokapet
Annual tuition fees is 57K in 3 instalments
Transport (optional) may be around 20K in 3 instalments
Foods (optional) 13500 in 3 instalments
Others like Uniforms, bag, shoes, books etc upto 8k
timings are 8.15am to 3PM upto PP2 mon-friday and grade 1 and above mon-sat
no extended day care after 3PM from this year
99% i will be joining my son in this school
Good info about PG. Do you know they teach CBSE or ICSE? also Gachibowli campus is till 1st class?
Do they have plans to move PP classes to new campus at Kokapet, if it is ready?
It is CBSE curriculam ... but they claim to be teaching the International Curriculam somethign ...
Gachibowli campus is till Class 1 this year ... From June 2012 they are planning to shift even Class 1 to Kokapet so that it would be easy for games and such things ... The additional building is under construction in Kokapet ... hope they wouldcomplete it and get it ready by June ... Their total strength as of now is only 300 with the higher classes having just one section or so ... SO i guess they can accomodate ...
They dont have any plans of shifting PP classes to Kokapet as many parents are comfortable with the current campus ... But it seems if they get more requests to shift it ... they would consider that ...
Thanks for the info PriyaRaj. Reg curriculam, they need to be specific what they are following... I'm planning visit the school this week, will check with them.
International curriculum in the sense liek ... learning by doing and all that things ... where kids are exposed to practical things instead of just text book knowledge, worksheets, field trips and all that ...
Its just the latest trend in every school ... :)
They claimed that they were the only school in hyd ... where their PP1 and PP2 kids know about evaporation , planets, solar system, lifecyle of buttefly and so on ... She took us to their class rooms and made the kids tell about them ...
When I told her that I had visited the school last year for PP2 for my son ... but did not join him then .... instead i let him continue in the same preschool as he isnow ... she was like ... sometimes decisions prove to be wrong ... had u joined him then ... he would have known all these and u have had some saving on the fee tooo and all that ... Somehow that didnt go well with me ...
Anyway ... otherwise the school was good ...
Hi Priyaraj & rnarsini,
Are the admissions for LKG(PP1) still open in Phoneix greens? Is there any cutoff date ?
Did you decide on this school ?
Any one else thinking of this school ?
I dont think there is any cut off date as such atleast as of now ... since it is relatively a new school ... but the earlier the better as u would be guaranteed a seat ...they willjust have interaction with the child I guess ...U have to register ur child for the class and pay the fee within 2 weeks ... This is what they told us ...
We havent yet decided on any as of now ... May be in the next 1or 2weeks we would ...
Been to the gach campus , greeted by students, and director, she's even made the students identify various types of fishes and recollect the solar system planets names....not sure if its indeed new type of rote learning - power rote ...
In PG, Any insight into the quality of teachers at higher grades (5+) and academic excellence at that level (Because if we join the kids now , most likely we'd expect them to continue till 10th) ......
And how does PG compare to DPS (supposedly grand daddy of academics in town!)
I think the director makes it a point to take around the classrooms ... make the children wish ( though hardly anyone does :) ) ... and also recite the same concepts of planets ... evaporation etc ... becoz ... last month when we visited ... we had the same lessons
But yes ... how it fares on academics in the higher classes is definetely a point of concern ... but right now ... i dont think anyone would be able to talk about tht ...
Priya and others in this thread, thanks for your reviews so far. I visited PG today and found it pretty decent, but I want to know if any of you have already admitted your child and if yes, what are the positives and negatives about it?
i was also impressed by the campus and the teachers.Have joined my daughter in nursery.The building infrastructure is gud.
I havent joined my son in PG ... I did visit the school and gave the review here ... Somehow after reading a few more reviews in this forum iteself .. I did not prefer it ... First, I read a couple of reviews here in this forum whr the parents had withdrawn their kids after an year or so becoz they did not fulfill the expectations and promises that were made during admission ... OF course, on the other hand there are parents who are happy with the school too ...
Second, I was not convinced of the capability of higher class teachers ... sicne it is a new school, it is too early to think about it, they will probably improve .... but still ... I had this on mind and hence did not opt for it ...
It was in fact a tough decision to decide on the school with both +ve and -ve reviews...
Anyway, finally i joined my kid in Sancta Maria , Lingampally ... It was a little more expensive comapred to this ... but I was convinced with that school and found the management there more efficient ... Both are equally new schools ( But the institution of SM is very old and reputed - St.MAry's Group) ... except for the budget I felt SM was better to PG in all ways ... Once again this is my point of view and it mite differ frm wot other parents wud like to see in a school ...
Priya, i think you made a good decision. PG seems good to me compared to the other schools in this area but something is putting me off about that place. I saw a couple of their youtube videos and they seem to be stressing out the child during the annual day function.
I think you made a very good choice, if budget would permit, i would have chosen sancta maria too. good luck and thanks for your post again.
Visited the campus today to inquiry about admission for class-1. The campus looks good not sure about the teaching environment.
According to them if you take admission before DEC-13 for Academic year 2014-15 the fee will be 10% hike of last year and it may go up more after Dec.
Application & Registration: Rs.600/-
Admission Fee: Rs 50,000/-(one time non-refundable)
Caution Deposit: Rs 25000/- (one time refundable)
Annual fee can be paid in 3 instalments:
Primary(Grade-1 to Grade-4): Rs. 2,02,912/- per annum.
1st installment: to be paid by 10th May : Rs. 81,512/-
2nd installment: to be paid by 10th October: Rs. 60,700/-
3rd installment: to be paid by 10th February: Rs. 60,700/-
Fee includes expenses related to books, stationery, all school activities, lunch and snacks.
Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances.
The above mentioned fee structure is exclusive of transport fee and school uniform.
If you wish to use the school transport an additional fee as follows, shall be charged extra and can be paid in three equal instalments along with the academic fee.
0-5 kms: Rs. 19,500/- p.a
5-10 kms: Rs. 21,000/- p.a
10-15 kms: Rs. 24,000/- p.a
15-20 kms: Rs. 27,000/- p.a.
Beyond 20 kms: Rs. 30,000/- p.a.
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