I am a NRI planning to return to Hyderabad after 5 years in USA. My Son will be coming to 9th Grade & daughter to 5th Grade. Both does nt know Telugu (writing / reading) , but understand / talk Telugu fully. After going thru many blogs / discussions, for us only choice will be International School.
Appreciate any help on this topic. Can kids adjust to hectic schedules of schools there ? How are these International schools in Hyderabad, apart from charging hefty fees ? I am planning to settle somewhere near Hitech city (SR Nagar / nearby). Can my kids adjust to Hyderabadi Schooling without Telugu / Hindi ?
Thanks in advance..Sairam
Do they know a bit of Hindi ? Yes, International schools are the best option. But which one , is a big question ? If your children know Hindi atleast a bit you could try in CBSE schools. Selecting a school for the elder one is a challenging task . What is their curriculum in US ? Do they know French ?
I need your inputs too so that i could find out and let you know.
Thanks for your help.. They both knew Hindi a bit , some time 4 years back when they were in india. But now, its difficult to remember. Here in USA, nearly in all places, schools teach mainly English & Maths. A bit of Social studies & Science also which may not be upto our standards. Biggest problem they face would be Metric standards which are in use in whole world except in USA. They are learning Pounds, inches, miles, ounces, gallons instead of regular KG, CM, KM, Liters etc.
Hence i thought international schools would be best option so that they wont take heavy loads all of sudden. unfortunately, they are not learning any other language here like French / Spanish. It would be problem mainly for my son who will be coming into 9th grade when he comes to India. So I am searching for a International school which does not keep kids for 10 - 12 hours a day and they should not get a big jolt all of a sudden. Is there any syllabus which allows exams only in English ? or Hindi is must ?
Appreciate all your help in this so that we will have some idea before landing there..
Let me introduce myself before i answer your question. I am Shailaja Karanam, a parent of two teenagers and i come with an experience of almost 10 years working abroad in the IGCSE curriculum, offered by the Cambridge International examinations. I conduct weekend workshops for parents and after school suppport classes for students of IGCSE.
I relocated to India two years back and hence had to put my son in an International school, owing to the same reasons as quoted by you.
I feel sorry to say that the so called International schools only match International standards in terms of infrastructure and exhorbitant fee but not in educational standards. It's not worth an ounce of the fee charged.
After an year's ordeal I decided to homeschool my son in the same international curriculum. He finished his AS level(11th class) with in 5 months of completing his IGCSEs, and now preparing for his A levels(12th standard). They can appear these exams privately.
Adjusting into these schools is becoming a stressful task for these kids interms of workload and peer pressure. There are many parents who are unhappy and are deciding to homeschool. Drop me a mail into my inbox to know more. I will be glad to help you as I already have a small group of homeschooling parents.
Yes, Shailaja is the best person to guide your regarding IGCSE and IB . You can get in touch with her.
You could also try in International School of Hyderabad.
I spoke to one of my friends whose kids are in ISH and they relocated from US last year. English is the main language and students can opt for French/ Spanish from class 6. However, your son can have an orientation for these languages. You could get in touch with school and clarify. But the fee is too high. It is around 4 lacs per annum.
Hi Shilaja / Mickey
Thanks for your suggestions and information. It helped a lot.
Hi Shailja and Mickey,
In the posts I have been reading I have seen that you two have been actively involved. I will be moving soon to HYD from US and I have a boy who is 6 yrs and a girl 18 mnths.
Things I am looking for in a school
1. Good educational foundation which prepares him well for india/abroad curriculum ...here my son studied in a montessori curriculum) and he is really doing well.
2. Smaller ratio of children to teacher
3. A comfortable environment with friendly staff..my son tends take a little longer to adjust/open up.
4. I will also have my daughter go to the same place where my son goes..so it would be good to find a school which also has good programs for that gae.
I had a couple questions.
I see Shailaja that you have a backdround in icse..How do you think cbse compares to it..is there a little difference or more
Also you talked about homeschooling..can you please give me more information on it.
WOuld appreciate if you guys could suggest some schools? I am looking for schools more in and around Hi tech city.
I was referring to your mail on Home Schooling... Now the time has come as we
have to return to India after completing Visa fully. Can you please reply ot my mail id : email@example.com and I would like to talk to you to understand this home schooling concept. I am very much interested as I dont want my kids to get into lot of unnecessary pressures related to Hindi / Telugu languages.
Please write some suitable time when you will be free to talk and I will call you. Please mention your contact number. I am planning to settle in Amberpet area near Nallakunta . Thanks Sairam
I just read your reply.. I have two sons studying in British curriculum in KS3 .We are planning to come back..I want to know the options they have after completion of 12th standard (A levels).
Can they appear for IIT Or state exams or do they have to go abroad for their undergraduation courses.
I really don't have an idea whether they will bein a postition to write entrance exams after studying in IGCSE. We are in a big confusion now.
What are your sons planning to do after 12th?We are planning to come in July?Can I meet you?
thanks and with regards
I am new to hyderabad - relocated from Bangalore.
My son is now 3.5yrs old and goes to Nursery at Eurokids paly school.
Can you please suggest me a good ICSE school. I live in Miyapur and ready to relocate closer to the school/
Looking for a school with following -
1.Behaviour and Discipline with Moral Values
2.Less teacher to student ratio
3. Individual attention to each all kids
4.Balance between academics and extra activities.
I am not looking for a high end school like oakridge or Chirec.
I am also ok with start up schools who have thirst to build up reputation and are striving to do this.
Thanks & Regards,
We are planning to shift to Hyderabad from banglore.
I need few infos abt the schools in Hyderabad.
1.During which months admissions happen in hyd?
2.Please suggest some good schools around Madhapur.
3.Also suggest some schools around medchal.
Thanks in Advance
Can you please reply to my mail id : firstname.lastname@example.org and I would like to talk to you to understand this home schooling concept
and teacher mentors for 9th grade IGCSE. We are in Bangalore. Any pointers towards such teacher mentors would really help.
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