ISH is one of the oldest and best International schools in Hyderabad. It has students from around 28 countries.
I am not aware of its present fee structure but I am sure it must be quite high. It was around
Rs 500000 4 years ago when one of my friends took admission for her kids in middle school. The teachers were quite good, long serving and experienced then and I am sure the school must have been maintaining its standard till date. My friend's kids were very happy with the school as they found the environment similar to the place where they studied earlier. Kindly contact the Management, Parents and students when you visit this school to know more about its staff. My friend has relocated to US else I would have given you the latest update. You could also consider Oakridge as such.
Regarding admission in Indian Universities, IBDP and its suitability to Indian entrance exams, my two cents...
IBDP is a very challenging, practical and application based rigorous academic program. It has a broader spectrum of subjects and leads to all-round development. Apart from languages, Computer Science, Maths, Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Systems), Economics, Business Mgmt, Visual Arts, students also need to write essays, give presentations, engage in some form of Creativity, Sports and also do Social Service. It turns them into Global citizens and is best suited if you want your child to study abroad.
CBSE and IBDP cannot be compared in terms of difficulty because the curriculum standards and teaching styles are quite different in both. CBSE is more suitable to appear for all entrance exams in India when compared to IBDP.
The results of IB are declared in July and Jan. Many Indian Universities do not take the predicted scores and need actual result for which the admission might be delayed in the Indian Universities. Though IB is a superior curriculum, it isn€™t in sync with the Indian system.
You could go through Mr. Ravi Lochan Singh€™s Blog too to know the suitability of IB curriculum in Indian Univ.
You could seek the Indian equivalent percentage of IB Diploma Programme points when applying for admission as most of the Indian Universities seek percentage.
few Universities in India give admission based on predicted grades as
most of the Indian Universities finish the
admission process in June and IB Diploma results are declared in July. May be
you could apply to such Indian
Universities which accept predicted grades.
Hope this helps.
Thanks a ton for your time and efforts to answer all the anxious parents' concerns. May God Bless you! You have no idea, what a relief, your responses would bring to us parents.
I have been following your responses from last two years. I first came to ParentTree two years back when I was planning to join my son into LKG (PP1). After lot of research and going through couple of schools' process, I retained him in the same playschool(cum daycare). We are working parents, and logistically I felt it is too hard to maintain the schedule of a normal school (which would finish at 12.30 pm) and then drop him in daycare thereafter. SO, took, that decision.
But, I am here again, looking for better schools, for his admission into grade1 in June 2018. We stay in Madhapur. And I am looking for some good schools in around this area. I went through processes of BVB JH, BVB ARR, JHPS, Obulreddy etc, which are good/old and economically viable options around, but did get through any of them. I am in the lookout of a school that helps my son have a balanced development of academics and extra curricular activities, including sports (most important). I wouldn't mind going through the process of above schools once again, but I doubt if I could be successful, given their stringent rules.
Though I was not very keen on international schools, initially, I am now inclined to them because of my rigid belief in balanced development (which I believe is not possible in schools that are run in single/multiple high raised buildings, without playground).
I do not want my son to go through the conventional systems of education and would prefer him to be a free spirited individual who would grow up to make his own life choices.
That said, I currently have below schools in my list:
1. Meridian Madhapur - closer to my home - but heard the standards have fallen down in last two years and isn't worth the money any longer.
2. Chirec - Difficult to get thrugh, but want to try my BEST. ANy tips?
3. Oakridge, Gachibowli - VERY expensive - but still considering.....
4. Sloka, Chilkur - I would love to send here - but reconsidering with distance in mind
5. DPS Kajaguda - Want to consider it. But Heard comments about not a great culture for kids to grow. comment plz...
6. Hillside, Jubilee hills
7. HPS, Begumpet - would love to be here, but not sure if we can get through the process.
8.CGR, Manthan, GlobalEdge, Glendale - not sure. did not explore much. do not have a great opinion on them, keeping my priorities in mind. But open to any suggestions from you.
These are some of the schools, I narrowed down, after little research. I have really not explored all ends, yet. Would be glad if you can suggest/ comment based on your experience.
Many thanks in advance!
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