Returning to India with a high school daughter - request for help with schools

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vidchin 2016-01-23 23:12:42


We are returning to Hyderabad from USA in the summer of 2016. My daughter will be in 9th grade and son would be 5 year old in September 2016. We are leaning towards CBSE because we are planning to send my daughter to Indian colleges. We are researching schools to find the right international school for her. She is academically strong. But does did not study(speaks a bit of Telugu) any languages other than English in US schools. I have these specific questions.

1. What schools are recommended for this grade level in Hyderabad(with a budget 1.5-3 lacs per year)?
2. Telugu seems to be more difficult compared to Hindi. So we are thinking Hindi would be a good option. How difficult is it to learn Hindi for academics? Does she need to learn advanced grammar in Hindi?
3. We have contacted DPS school. They are advising to find schools with English as the second language. They think it would be difficult for my daughter to learn Hindi/Telugu/French. Are there any schools where only english is the required language?
4. What schools are recommended for my son for an easy transition? We are not that worried for his academics because he has time to pickup. We are looking for a good school with a focus on overall development without being too strict in discipline(eg: no corporal punishment etc). We are thinking about Delhi Public School(reputed and within our budget). What are few other comparable schools to DPS?

Please answer my queries and give us your suggestions and feedback. I appreciate your time.

thank you

PSKRT 2016-01-27 00:12:30


Do consider Samashti international school. Reviews are good. Phoenix international school as well.


vidchin 2016-01-27 02:05:21


Thank you,  PSKRT. I will take a look at both Samashti and Phoenix schools. Do you know someone who studies at this school?

04earth 2016-01-28 09:28:10


You can also try for Oakridge international school.

smart1 2016-01-29 10:18:58


In my opinion, dps is a good choice

vidchin 2016-01-29 20:03:36


We are looking for mid range schools budget wise(1.5-2lacs).  Oakridge is very expensive.

vidchin 2016-01-29 20:06:37


Thank you, PSKRT. Samashti and Phoenix appears to have good reviews. We are going to visit the schools soon.


visumohan 2016-01-29 21:02:05


Just check about the Manthan International school.I heard few USA return kids joined the school.Please share once you finalized the school.This will help in future.

PSKRT 2016-02-05 16:03:43


We are in London. I am also looking for a good school as my son had to join in year 8. My friend's children are studying in Samashti. Another friend had recommended me to consider Phoenix. As far as I had gone through Samashti had extra curricular activities which helps children to relax from studies and increases their interests in their like hobbies.

visumohan 2016-02-26 20:55:58


Did you able to get seat in any school.Please share the details.

priyagana 2016-02-26 22:13:55


Manthan is also a good choice.


vidchin 2016-02-26 22:48:28


Thank you all for your feedback/suggestions. We have picked DPS Nacharam because of academics and the location(near where we wanted to stay).

visumohan 2016-02-27 01:20:42


Did you face any problem in getting the seat as she study in london.

vidchin 2016-02-27 05:23:54



We are moving from USA. She did not face any problems. They interviewed my daughter using Skype. They also asked us few questions.


Sita70 2016-06-20 19:15:44


Vidchin, I have a son who is completing class 8 and I am returning to HYderabad. Need to place him in class 9 and heard about DPS Nacharam. But don't have any contact details. Can you send a mail to
 seshatalluri    at  gmail .com
Worried parent

vidchin 2016-06-20 21:56:26


Hi Sita70,

I have just sent you an email with my contact info. Feel free to contact me for any info.


PSKRT 2016-06-21 16:01:26


Hi Vidchin,
Please send me your contact details. I would like to talk to you regarding school admission.


vidchin 2016-06-29 07:59:26



Let me know what information you need. If you need my contact info then send me your email id.



PSKRT 2016-07-01 18:46:57


Hi vichin,
I had sent my mail id to your inbox. please check.

Mike27 2016-07-02 18:09:34


Hi Vidchin,

We are also in the same boat, I would like to talk to you regarding school admission. can you please send your contact info? I just sent my mail id to your inbox. please check.Thank you for your help.


smart1 2016-07-02 22:18:54


Hello, best school, make all rounder to the child,i suggest u should go for dps only, my mail I'd is,pls contact for any doubt

Mike27 2016-07-06 22:42:20


Thank you smart1 for your suggestion. Besides d.p.s is there any other best schools

rajaeljojo 2016-07-07 00:05:55


Hi smart1,which is the second language for DPS nacharam and how far is it from hitechcity?Thanks

vidchin 2016-07-07 00:47:31


You can take French as as second language at DPS Nacharam. Nacharam is far(~20Km) from Hitech City.

visumohan 2016-07-07 01:31:47


They have branch in jubile hills.manthan is also hood school 

ajaypai1971 2016-07-07 11:23:05


Hello All!
i will not be able to provide any inputs to this thread. however, i do see this is one of the active threads in the NRI space.. 
May i request anyone here please shed some light on the fee structure for NRI kids.. more importantly is it way more than it would be for a india-born kid? if so by how much
i have been trying to figure that out but don't seem to be able to get to that info.
thanks in advance and sorry for hijacking this thread..


rajaeljojo 2016-07-07 12:09:35


Thank you vidchin,DPS is not picking phone today,nt sure why,Are the schools closed today?

rajaeljojo 2016-07-07 12:12:18


If DPS doesnot respond,i have to decide on oakridge international school,where they offer french and spanish as second language

Does anyone know if the info regarding the second language is right or wrong? Thank you

visumohan 2016-07-07 14:42:47


Today school has got holiday.


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