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Dimpuusa 2017-08-20 04:15:12


Hi- I am moving from US to Hyderabad and sending my kid to 4th grade. Considering Sancta Maria vs Manthan vs Phoenix Greens. Any reviews on these schools would be appreciated. 
Mainly I am looking for curriculum and overall development of the child.
Thanks in advance.

Dimpuusa 2017-08-23 22:19:14


Thank you Gagansi. Will consider Keystone as well. 

SmartDNA 2017-08-23 23:00:23


Dimpusa@ Good luck for your school search. Looks like you are going to make the move to Hyd during mid-school year. Please share which school you decide on your kid as we are in a similar situation, planning to return to Hyd from the US with a kid in 4th grade.


Mittu6 2017-08-27 22:58:05


did u decide which school as I am also in the same boat 
will be coming to India and my kids are in 5th and 8th grade so I am checking schools 
it will be really helpful to know your reviews on the school you decided 


R2imom2017 2017-09-02 08:29:59


hello friends, I am looking for schools for 2018/19 for grade 3 and nursery. school with max 1:25 ratio, good acemics and overall development of kid. I moved from USA recently, but not in HYD right now. After checking various posts I have made a list. manthan green gables rockwell phonix greens gaudium I will edit my list after getting some more leads from parents who are in same boat. I am not looking for expensive schools like Oakridge, Chirec etc. But I don't know the fee structure of above mentioed schools. My budget is 2 lakhs for 3rd grade, which includes everything. need to pay for 2 kids :D if someone know about the current fee structure, please post. thanks madhavi

anilaadi 2017-09-02 08:54:56


Hi Friends, Please let me know if you guys finalize anything. Please share pros/cons you feel. I am also planning to return back to India from US in next 3 months and my kid is going to 4th grade. 

srireddy 2017-09-12 16:38:34


can you please share the fee info and also the student to teacher ratio in class. Also, do you have any idea when the admissionis gonna start as iam currently in usa and wont be returning till may nwxt yr. 

srireddy 2017-09-12 16:39:21


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Sruthipalli 2017-10-26 20:29:11


Hi Friends, I am looking for admission   for 2018-2019 into 4th grade and pp1 for both of my kids. We moved from USA last year. So, planning to stay near Kondapur or Gachibowli area. My School list is DPS Khajaguda, Keystone, Phonix Green at present. Will let you know once I visit the Schools as we are all in the same boat .(returning from USA). We can have a whats app group too for further contact.

Nikki8889 2017-11-03 22:24:06


Manthan fee is mentioned in school website same fee no changes

Nikki8889 2017-11-03 22:25:37


Keystone new school it is igcse curriculum

Nikki8889 2017-11-03 22:28:00


Parent of 3rd grade is happy with rockwell school don't know about higher grades

nemo2017 2017-12-29 19:49:13


R2imom, Which school did you finalise on? Why?

R2imom2017 2017-12-29 22:40:22


hi, i am planning to visit schools in January 3rd week and will finalise. Ruled out Manthan, dint liked, felt like too much academic stress, some parents sending kids to tutions after paying that much. Gaudium- far away, don't want my kids to commute on ORR everyday. Phonix Greens - no promise on 2nd language help. Rockwell- dint gave good vibes, no particular reason. Liked TSUS shriram school , short listed, but its a new school. Yet to visit Green gables. planning to visit Keystone too, but expensive, not in my budget. I will update after I finalize school.

vmcpqn 2017-12-30 09:36:03


Below is my view on some of the top schools in Hyderabad, I hope this might help some. 

1. Rockwell International School, Kokapet Follows integrated curriculum (IGCSE and NCERT) upto Grade 5.  Infrastructure is great - spacious school building but didn't get to see the playgrounds but they seem to cover all sports except swimming. Fee seem to be on the high side but the feedback from some of my friends of friends is good.
Tuition Fee - 1.68L Transport - 27k (Optional) Food - 42k (Optional)   Total: 2.37L

2. Sancta Maria International School, Lingampally Follows IB curriculum. Infratructure is excellent - great campus with all the facilities. It really looks like an "international" school and might have that posh or high-end culture. School fee is exorbitant when compared to other schools but easily justifiable with the kind of infrastructure they have.
Total Annual Fee: Above 2.5L Transportation fee extra

3. The Gaudium School, Kollur Follows integrated curriculum upto grade 5 and then followed by CBSE or CAIE. It's a 27 acres campus but most of it is still under construction but school functioning is not disturbed by it.  It looks stress-free environment for kids with a petting zoo (rabbits, horses, etc) around, adventure park, etc. Sports facilities include all the major sports and games. On the flip side, it is very far from the city unless there is a proposal for a road from Tellapur/Nallaganda to Kollur directly in the near future.
Tuition Fee - 1.45L Transport-  33k (Optional) Food- 24k (Optional)  Activity fee - 15k  Total: 2.17L

4. Phoenix Greens International School, Kokapet Follows CBSE curriculum. Infrastructure is good and has a multi-storied building. I think more play area compared to Rockwell. Seem to have multiple sections for each grade (I think 8 sections for grade 1) not sure about other grades. Did see some sports trophies/achievements in the reception area. The reception staff seem to be busy and the  admission counsellor seems to be one of the faculty members, if I'm not wrong. 
Tuition Fee - 1.41L Transport-  33k (Optional) Food- 31k (Optional) Total: 2.05L

5. The Future Kids School, Financial District, Nanakramguda Follows own curriculum upto grade 5 and then ICSC curriculum upto higher secondary. Looks bit small compared to the schools above but they seem to give equal importance to sports and academics. There were so many trophies won by this school in Baskbetball. There were no vacancies and we were told that they would give us a call when there is a vacancy. Read some great reviews about this school on the internet but looks hard to get an admission though. No info on fee was provided when requested.

6. Keystone International School, Financial District, Nanakramguda Follows IGCSE curriculum. It seemed to be a new school but greatly maintained and there is a new 2-acre campus being built out adjacent to the current one. The way towards the school is not that great, looks more of a like abandoned place but once you enter the school, you get the feeling of an international school. Looks like class strength is really low (example only 5-6 in grade 1) but that can be advantage as teachers can have more attention on each student. I didn't get to meet the teachers but I'm sure they are well qualified.        They follow project-based teaching approach. I personally liked it as the kids get real hands-on experience that gives practical approach to many life problems.  I think kids love going to this school. The overall fee is pretty high similar to Sancta-Maria but I think it's worth it if you can afford and if you want to stay away from traditional teaching approach.
Tuition Fee - 2.52L (Food included) Transport-  xx (Optional)

7. Meridian School, Madhapur Follows CBSE curriculum but I think they have introduced IB this year. The first thing we received from the lady in the admissions office was fee structure slip.  We couldn't get a tour as it is done only on the weekends. The school seems to have all the facilities but for some reason looked commercial to us.
Total fee was around 2.3L (approximately) including food and transportation. 
*** sorry, lost the fee structure slip, check school for correct fee.

8. Green Gables International School, Madhapur We didn't visit the school as it looked more of a like multi-storied building with little play area amidst all residential buildings. But they do seem to have some play area for basketball, taekwando, gymnastics, etc. 

9. Orchids International School, Jubilee Hills We visited the school but looked same as Green Gables but has better play area than Green Gables.  After visiting the other top schools, this looked pretty average.  Total Fee: 1.5 - 1.7L approx (including food and transport) 
*** sorry, lost the fee structure slip, check school for correct fee

10. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Jubilee Hills
Follows CBSE curriculum.
I think it's very hard to get school admission unless your kid is joining for pre-primary. We were not even allowed to enter the school.  Security gave us a number to enquire about admission but we were asked to call back in Feb. 
*** No idea on the fee structure but I believe it would be less compared to International schools.

11. Jubilee Hills Public School, Jubilee Hills 
Follows CBSE curriculum.
This school is adjacent to Bhavans and seemed hard to get an admission similar to Bhavans. 
*** No idea on the fee structure but I believe it would be less compared to International schools.

12. Delhi Public School, Khajaguda
Follows CBSE curriculum.
We visited the school but couldn't get past the security as we were told that all new admissions are through the online enquiry page on their school website.  As per the school wesbite/photos, they seem to have all sports facilities and also the pass out percentage is high. 
I heard that they stress more on academics but want to confirm that from the parents whose kids are still studying there.
Tuition Fee - 1.11L Transport - 30k (Optional)  Food - 16k (Optional) Total 1.57L



vmcpqn 2017-12-30 09:36:56


Note: The above fee is for Grade 2 for 2018-2019 year.

Sdrd12 2020-12-04 20:44:39


Hi all, can any one tell which school is better Sancta Maria or Manthan and why. It would be helpfull if anyone can respond as i have 3 days time only to decide between these 2 schools.

Neelkamal55 2020-12-07 07:12:26


Manthan is better than Santa Maria because students are getting good grades in their board exams ( Cambridge).

Sdrd12 2020-12-08 19:49:54


Hi Neelkamal, Yes in Manthan grades are good but as per the over all development which school would be better and in Manthan i heard there are very less sports for kids..can you please let me know about this.How about Chirec Cambridge curriculum and Keystone school.Actually iam looking for cambridge curriculum schools and looking which school would be better. Can u plz share info on this.

Sdrd12 2020-12-08 19:50:34


Also Birla open minds kollur campus cambridge curriculum?

Neelkamal55 2020-12-09 11:40:01


Hi sdrd12, Yes, they are not emphasizing much on sports for higher grades but they are giving importance to extracurricular activities related to academics. Keystone and Chirec both are good options. There are no batches which left from keystone so no proven track record of results.

Sdrd12 2020-12-10 00:34:56


Hi Neelakamal, how are the results for 10th grade students in Chirec.which school do u suggest among chirec and manthan.Any idea on how r the higher grade students culture in chirec.

Neelkamal55 2020-12-12 08:09:35


Both are good I don't know much about culture in chirec .My daughter is studying in manthan and there are no issues with students culture and attitude.

Sdrd12 2020-12-12 18:26:44


Hi Neelkamal, nice to know know that ur kid is studying in manthan.i recently heard that manthan has tests for every 2 weeks and kids have more academic pressure and no breathing that true? Is it for both primary and higher grade students in manthan?

Neelkamal55 2020-12-12 22:46:38


I don't know much about the primary grades, but for higher grades (8th above) they have busy schedule for 3 months ( end of the academic year).

Sdrd12 2020-12-13 10:05:11


Ok thankyou for the information Neelkamal


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