Joining-10th grade-in-Hyderabad

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Sindhureddy 2011-03-18 07:31:52


Dear All,

I am an NRI planning to return to Hyderabad after 14 years in USA. Right now, my Son is in 9th grade and will be coming to 10th Grade in June, 2011. He doesn’t know how to write Telugu (fluent in speaking & understanding) or Hindi. After going through many discussions, for us it looks like international school (IGCSE curriculum) is best for him for 10th grade. After 10th we are planning to move him to either Narayana or Srichaitanya. He is planning to get into engineering line in one of the best institution in India. He is very advanced kid in High school here in California.. He is doing AP CalculusAB(finished Algebra 1,2,3,4 & geometry), AP Biology, Advanced Spanish, Honors English, World and European History.

Appreciate any help on this topic. How are these International schools in Hyderabad? Which school is best for him? Which one is best suitable for him IGCSE or CBSE( I know second language is problem)?

Thanks in advance….. Sindhu.

gkr101 2011-03-18 09:40:31


hello Sindhureddy

I am kavinder reddy, father of three children, two daughters are studying in IIT Kharagpur and my son writing now 10 ssc board exams.

Congrats for your son, he doing very well. You don't worry about 10th class, because here it is not going to be tough. for the second lang you can take extra coaching and you can easily over come it. about marks it doen't matter for 10+2. In hyd there good internaional schools. DRS, Oakrdige, Jain, Manthan, Kennedy, and some more are there.

Its better to with CBSE is my opinion. He will easily get good grade.

you can ask further also



shailajakaranam 2011-03-18 10:34:28


Hi Sindhu,

One of my friends who is relocating to Hyderabad is in a similar situation and he has been contacting many schools for entry into CBSE 10th.  No school is entertaining admission into Grade 10, either IGCSE, CBSE or ICSE.

I was in a similar situation two yrs ago when i relocated. I joined my younger one in IGCSE grade 10 and faced lot of problems.

Now, I am homeschooling him for the AS/A levels of cambridge( 11th and 12th after IGCSE). I have all tutors coming in ( 5 subjects and English, French and Spanish.)

He is appearing for the exams privately. I found it a better option than putting him in an international school and again spending for tuition.

Surprisingly, many parents joined me( now 18) and we are running a homeschooling group for the IGCSEs and A levels of the cambridge curriculum. Most of us are relocated parents from US, UK and Australia and not so happy with the way the international curriculum is handled in schools here. SOme have tried and pulled out and some have decided to go for homeschooling.

For more details, I will leave my contact details in your inbox. Please feel free to call anytime. I can also pass on another parent from California who would be joining us in June'11. His son is finishing the 9th there this June.

Hope this helps




Sindhureddy 2011-03-20 07:27:29


Thank you for your quick replies. Now I got a picture of what is best for my son.  Most of the schools are not accepting admissions into 10th grade. I called Srinidhi  got a good reply but its too expensive for IGCSE (more than 3.5 lacs for one year as a day scholar). Does anyone have any idea if  there are other IGCSE schools accepting admission in to 10th grade. 

At the same time ICSE syllabus also.  I want to know about ICSE syllabus also. Can you please give me some information on how to choose ICSE subjects and languages. Which schools are best for ICSE.

Pl. advise me.

thanks, Sindhu.


shailajakaranam 2011-03-20 23:36:35


Hi Sindhu,

Unfortunately, no school accepts admission into Grade 10. This friend of mine has been trying since December 2010. The schools hesitate because they are more concerned about their result than accommodating a child. They feel it is a risk. Probably you can try approaching schools provided you are willing to strech his grade 10 by 6 more months because IGCSE exams can be taken twice a year.( May/June and Oct/Nov). But that would mean wasting a whole year before he enrolls for 11th.





mickey 2011-03-21 10:45:27


Hi Sindhu,

I agree with Shailaja. You could try Nasr-Boys in Gachibowli which follows ICSE to explore other options. Nasr generally considers mid term admissions and transfer cases if the student's academic record is really good. Please get in touch with the school and check it out.

After 10th, you can try homeschooling for his IB DP along with other children as mentioned by Shailaja so that he doesn't lose one year.



Mahipal 2011-06-01 02:16:09


We are also looking for Xgrade (IGCSC) admission.  Please help us regarding homeschooling.  please provide contact details for homeschooling.
warm regards,\


smartma 2011-06-01 15:26:29


Sindhu - you can try at International School of Hyderabad.  It's expensive but they will be able to give admission.  The kids moving from US in senior grades will be able adjust better here.  There school year is August to June so will sync well with US academic year.

The International School of Hyderabad


Hyderabad 502324

Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: +91 40 30713869 




shailajakaranam 2011-06-02 02:00:49


Hi SIndhu & Mahipal

I have left my contact details in you inbox. Please feel free to contact me.





mom3 2014-02-03 12:23:39


Hi Sindhu,

I am in a similar situation that you explained couple of years ago. I wanted to know your experience in moving the child after 9th grade in US  to Hyderabad. My daughter is in 9th grade now and I am looking at the options available for smooth transition to her 10th grade in Hyderabad. Also let me know if moving after 10th grade is a better choice or would it not make any difference.

Any suggestions from others in the forum pls? what are the schools I should look for?

PawanHyd 2014-03-15 13:37:19


Hello Shailaja,
I am impressed by the alternate solution "home schooling" worked out by you folks.
Although I always have been in India only and my son is writing his 8th standard exam from CBSE but curious to explore more about homeschooling concept and thought to ask for your inputs and know about the existing infrastructure you people have build.
Would you mind sharing your contact details thru email to me.

Radput2 2014-06-20 12:31:14


Hi shailaja,

My daughter is in 11th grade CBSE and wants to do home schooling. I really do not have any idea how that works in india for higher grades as they have to do some lab work for physics and chemsitry. Could you please guide me in this process.


shailajakaranam 2014-06-21 08:43:11


Please inbox me your contact no. Will get in touch with you to explain in detail. You can also message me on 9177779576, will get back to you immediately.


shailajakaranam 2014-06-21 08:44:02


Hi Pawan,
Please inbox me your contact no. will get back to you on this.


shailajakaranam 2014-06-21 08:45:10


Please inbox me your contact no. Will call you soon to discuss in detail.


Star1 2015-05-03 07:59:55


Dear All,

I am  planning to return to Hyderabad after 3 years in USA. Right now, my Son is in 9th grade and will be coming to 10th Grade in June, 2015. He knows Hindi and not good at telugu. before moving to USA, he studied in Bhavan's school upto 6th (Hindi +Sanskrit). 7th & 8th was in Honor in PISD-Texas(highest is honor) & 9th in Pre-IB (Highest in rigor)

He is doing IB (finished Algebra 1,2& geometry), IH Biology, IH Spanish 2, IH Humanities (World human geography and English combined ), Orchestra(Violin) and communication applications( Presentations) completed Kumon English. 

Also he took CBSE online( course ( Mainly Match and science).

Now i am planning to join him in 10th grade CBSE school in hyd. Will he get admission? 

After going thru this forum, i am afraid of the situation.

Please share your thoughts ASAP. Also share contact number.




Star1 2015-05-09 12:13:40



I am into similar situation.

Please share your contact number ASAP.

Need help.



tarunmaudgalya 2015-07-14 00:45:29


Hi Star1,
YOu can contact us on either 9989127357 or 9966961356.

Tarun & Shailaja


arghya71 2015-07-14 23:56:19


I will be in Hyderabad next month. We planned for admission of my son in DPS, Nacharam in class 11 (science) as he is currently studying in DPS Ahmedabad. Can anyone help me to get good private tutor in Nacharam area for Math/Physics/Chemistry.


arghya71 2015-07-14 23:58:14


Also want to know wheather Aakash,Himayatnagar is good for IIT-JEE coaching?


Sita70 2016-07-07 18:46:02


Mrs. Sailajakaranam,

I need your advice, support for my child wrt home tutions for IB. I am in Hyderabad and my email is is seshatalluri @

I tried calling above number but unable to reach you.

Appreciate your quick response.




Balusha 2016-10-20 22:37:10


hai all,
     we are coming back to Hyderabad in november because of some visa issues , i really have no idea as to what to do with both my sons

studying 10th and 11 th grades here in California. They studied  till 8th and 9th grades in india. Can any one help me in this regard as to

where to approach for their admissions at this point of time.

 U can reach me at or 4695853725




nrimoms 2016-11-07 18:06:02


Hi Usha, did you find any good schools? Appreciate if you can share some info, my email is Thanks!

Mclean12 2017-05-18 07:51:21


Hello Star1: Did you find a school? Where did you join your children? Thanks

HariDosapati 2018-04-08 18:54:05


Will my kid be considered under NRI quota if she completes her 10th grade in USA and continues 11th in India? We are on L1 visa, no GC.

Sk45 2019-03-24 05:53:23


Hi, Can you please provide with your number or email id

Sk45 2019-03-24 05:55:15


Hi, Can you please provide with your number or email id

Sony24 2019-04-01 07:28:50


Hi, We may have to move back to Hyderabad in couple months from now.  My kids are in 7th and 9th grades now, in San Francisco Bay Area.  Wanted to understand what my options are for schools.  I am hearing and reading mixed comments on top international schools in Hyderabad.  Can anyone suggest based on your research and findings or experience please?  Also heard about the school fee structure and sudden increases etc.  I am confused.  Any help is appreciated. :)

Brisim 2019-05-17 09:27:04


Shailaja can I please have your contact number. I want to know more about homeschooling.


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