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

64 replies, Page 2

visumohan 2016-07-07 14:43:55


Fee is same for regular or nri kids.

vidchin 2016-07-07 18:20:57


ajaypai1971 - Schools charge the same fee for resident/non-resident students.

rajaeljojo - Thursday was a holiday for DPS(probably for all schools) because of Ramzan. I would physically go to the school to get a proper response. Oakridge and DPS schools fall under totally different category of schools. Oakridge is an international school(with A/C rooms etc). Tution fee is very high. DPS is mid-range school focused on academics.


vamseekolluri 2018-08-22 01:29:22


I am in the same boat as you were. In the next 2 yrs, I plan to R2I to hyderabad (my birth place) when my daughter will have finished 8th grade in USA. We will be US citizens by then. I am also concerned about the language options in CBSE. I would like to know your experience please. My email is

19782006 2018-12-05 04:07:42


Hi rajaelojo/Vidchin, 

Did you manage to get some information, which grade you are looking , please share details if any school selected 

I am looking for grade 8 , do we have DPS school near chanda nagar or any other school
for Oakridge what is the fees strucuture for complete year including hidden fees if any

Thanks & Regards

Sruthipalli 2019-02-13 12:00:21


Hi Vidchin

In Which school did you enroll your son? Any reviews about DPS now?


Vangala123 2020-01-07 00:56:47


Hello All,

I am in the same boat. I am in US from last 13 years and now I got my US Citizenship (including my spouse and child). I am planning to relocate to India (Hyderabad -my native place) in next 6 months and my son is in 9th grade now in US and his schooling completely in US so someone please do let me know the good schools for 10th grade in 2020. 

There is a lot of confusion on the US kids relocating to India (Hyderabad) on choosing the schools, admission and syllabus because everyone is suggesting differently and the communication is different from each other and not everyone on the same page, so wanted some one to clarify  and provide the clear full details.

Appreciated your help.


Vangala123 2020-01-07 01:55:26


Hi vidchin,

How was your experience on joining your kid into DPS in Hyd? Of course it's 3 years for you as per the query that you posted in the thread.

I am planning in 2020 June and my kid is in 9th grade now and he would join 10th grade in Hyderabad international schools in 2020 June.

Please let me know your inputs on best reasonable international schools in Hyd would be the best as you joined your daughter in 2016?


srid27 2020-01-07 09:21:11


Hi Raman, I've noticed that kids who relocate from US study Elementary and Middle school in India and return to the US for High school . yes school decision depends on parents' priorities. if you are looking for a truly International school then ISH is the one ( they have a mix of expat students and teachers) . Also it may not be a good idea to change your kid to CBSE or ICSE especially in the 10th grade but I am not sure what your plans are. We relocated from the US but my kids are in lower grades. You can msg me with any other questions.

Vangala123 2020-01-07 23:01:39


Hi Vidchin,

Could you please provide your contact details, so that I can talk to you for my son who is in 9th grade in US (complete schooling in US).

I am looking for his 10th grade admission in 2020 and planning to relocate in May or June 2020 to Hyderabad from US.

Please let me know.


Vangala123 2020-01-07 23:06:41


Hi Srid27,

Thanks for the response and providing details. 

I am looking for my son's 10th grade admission in CBSE syllabus since he may be eligible and attend IIT in the future or he can move to US for higher studies (2 options).


sam1921 2020-01-07 23:58:01


Vangala123: CBSE will also have a language either hindi or telugu. Is ur kid aware of that, to clear it in 10th grade

Vangala123 2020-01-08 01:48:55


Hi Sam,

No my son schooling completely in US so far and now he is in 9th grade.

Planning for his 10th grade in Hyderabad and he does not know Hindi or Telugu. That is the reason I am looking for CBSE schools with second language as Spanish or French.

Please let me know if you know anyone who is in the similar situation.


sam1921 2020-01-08 14:25:54


Meridian Banjara Hills offer french as second language for 10th grade CBSE

srid27 2020-01-08 15:29:23


You can check Oakridge and Chirec , if their CBSE curriculum offers either of those subjects as 2nd language.

justmom2016 2020-01-13 12:37:05


School's condition is horrible at Hyderabad. If possible stay in USA for your children's education. 10th grade is specially critical. Try in these four - Oakridge (Gachibowli) and Chirec, Future Kids, DPS.

all new schools - Phoenix, Rockwell, Sancta Maria, Meridian, Global edge, Sriram Universal, Manthan, Glendale etc are just money making machine. 
Or try city side schools Nasr boys, Obul Reddy, Bhawans, JHPS, HPS, Geetanjali (Traditional but solid academics). 

Vangala123 2020-02-11 23:52:03


Thank you all for your inputs. I am still connecting to above recommended school. Yet to take decision. 

crzymom 2020-02-12 03:30:55


we are also in same boat looking for more info. 


inspiringmom 2020-02-12 03:47:20


Hi Everyone, please share your findings and decisions on the schools. That would be very helpful. Appreciate your responses.

Getting mixed reviews of international school in and around Gachibowli and Financial District.

Thanks & Regards.


priyakrish 2020-02-12 06:09:25


hi Gachibowli area ..Chirec in kondapur will be a good option that too chose cambridge or IB coz now in 10th the kid won't have time to settle and appear for the board exams ..and when the kid wants to go to college back in US this will be an advantage

Vangala123 2020-02-12 08:30:58


Hi Priyakrish,

We have no plans immediately to send my kid after 12th back to US, so choosing an option for CBSC or ICSC so that kids can write Indian university entrance tests.


visumohan 2020-02-12 21:17:12


Hi Vangala,

we came back in May 2016.Our kids are now well settled.They didn't have any problem.

if you want to talk.I will provide my number.Keep a private message.


Vangala123 2020-02-13 00:19:18


Hi Visumohan,

could you provide your contact details?


crzymom 2020-02-18 02:21:45


Hi , 
we are also in the same boat and i sent an email to you. 

did you finalize the school yet? please update. 


Vangala123 2020-03-10 12:17:14


Hi Visumohan,

can you provide your contact # please?


Balaguna 2020-03-11 11:11:38


Hi vangala, I am having same problem but different scenario. Would anyone know If third language needed for 10th cbse ?

Vangala123 2020-03-11 12:23:42


Can any one provide your contact number or email so that I can talk on 10th grade admission details for my son in Hyderabad.



Vangala123 2020-03-11 12:30:38


Hi Balaguna - did you get admission for your kid? Please let me know the school name please?

avtarjeph 2020-03-13 09:05:48


Hi Vidchin,
I am staying in the USA and we are moving back to India in the month of June. If you could provide help regarding admission at DPS, Nacharam would be a great help. I have some queries.
1. When school resumes their new sessions? 
2. My son is 4 Years old, he will be 5 years old by September 8, therefore he could attend preparatory classes. 
3. What is the fee structure, do they ask donation?

Your suggestion in this regard would be very helpful.

My email id is


All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2008-2021 Parentree