ABODE Kids International Gachibowli - Hyderabad


18 reviews by parents

 


 

This was, is and will always be my favorite place in the world, not only because it is my child's first school, but also because it is where I felt me and my husband learnt the real meaning of a child's home, ABODE.

ABODE is not just a school for our kids but it is a phenomenal experience with rich values of life. Mr. Suman has created a philosophy and taught us parents through his passionate talks and orientation sessions the importance of connecting with our inner self and celebrate our uniqueness. The ecosystem at ABODE is purely filled with love and research. A combination of modern thoughts and old values, which is a rarity in today's schools.

The school strongly believes in creating a joyful learning space which they call "Studios of Joy" and they clearly execute it to the core. The core team and in fact every member of the school including madhu aunty at gate have become very important part of our every day lives.

Thank you to Mr.Suman and his team for building ABODE for our children. We all felt relieved now that the school is opening high school too this year. Congratulations to ABODE family and wish you many more such milestones. We are happy as parents to be part of ABODE.

 

My child has been going to Abode since 4 years and now into elementary. I could see the benefits of early reading program and strong foundation in preschool. Concepts in elementary are taught using materials and with practical experiments which allows the child to completely understand the concepts. I am very happy to chose this school for my child. The interactive environment for the children really sets Abode apart, from typical lecture driven schools. 

 

Do not recommend this school as the admin management and staff are very arrogant. They have no discipline, absolutely I'll mannered and they try to eveasdrop conversations. Pathetic transport management. Charge a bomb, but no gps, no communication if the transport is delayed, and they ofcourse don't have the responsibility to call the parents and inform anything related to transport. The principal is not at all friendly and not approachable. Basically gives deaf ears. The management has no planning, they only play to the tunes of the founder -- who claims to know a lot about spirituality and philosophy. Which is good, but you can't name spirituality and not answer parents questions. They have no id card, and they claim it's upto the schools discretion whether to have it or not. They change routes in between in the roads, exchange kids in different routes on the roads, which is dangerous!! When asked, they simply blamed the parents, saying they did it on their request. On the contrary, they don't take any feedback from the parents. Never!! I can only vouch for the curriculum and a few teachers who are really good. Not so nutritious food is provided to such young toddlers -- all in the name of organic food and a few extra

 

Choosing a school for one's child can be a daunting task for any parents. Esp. in the current scenario when there is a multitude of schools offering various syllabi and modules of teaching, etc.
For my wife and I, it came down to a few things we consider really important for a child to have a 'Happy' childhood. If he/ she can have 'fun' at school every day. If he/ she looks forward to 'go' back to the school every day. And finally, if he/ she will be nurtured enough at school and to look out for their needs and assist them as needed.
Three years back, when we were looking for a school for our daughter, who was just about 2 years old then, we sought to look at a few schools nearby our home(< 7-8 km). And in our very first visit to ABODE, we seemed to have hit a common wavelength with Ms Snehal, the then Director of the School. Our video-con call with Mr Suman, the Chairman of the school went very well and together we resonated with the philosophy of the school. We, therefore, decided this was the right school for our child.
Based on our experience with the school for the past 3 years, we highly recommend ABODE esp for the formative years(2-6) of your child's schooling period. Every person(child in this qontext) has a 'qi', and through the HI and MI curriculum it is possible that your child's strengths in certain areas say Arts/ Music/ Math, etc can be found and nurtured very well, early on.

-Kalyan & Sindhu

 

Both my daughter and my son have been / are Abodians. I've had a terrific experience with the school starting with the schools' philosophy, it's teachers and the passion and energy they bring to the table for helping children. My daughter has been very shy and reserved and didn't enjoy sports at all - Through Abode I've seen her grow and make friends, speak up at their various activities and she was excited about her gymnastics classes. With my son - he's extremely high energy and wouldn't sit still for anything, didn't care for reading / listening to books or puzzles. He didn't speak at 2 years and we knew we wanted to start in a school where we trusted the teachers and the staff to support himand work with him patiently - the only place we could think of was ABode. Now after 1.5 years at Abode he speaks fluently in English, sits still to work on puzzles and actually sits and listens to me when I read him books. He loves his teachers and has shown tremendous improvement in a lot of aspects. Through the MI option he gets to expel his energy in a constructive way - with the montessori system, both my children have learned to be quite independent and able to do things for themselves. I highly recommend the school for any parents.

 

We have been fortunate to have our child learn from this wonderful institution. The model of education is highly progressive and relevant to today

 

Abode has provided a wonderful environment for my child. She has become a excellent reader all thanks to the school. She absolutely loved that every week, one day was dedicated to gymnastics.  They stick to the Montessori methods of teaching, which makes them stand out from the numerous schools in Hyderabad. They do provide a safe and secure environment for the kids. The lunches they give the kids are healthy. 


 

Sending my son to ABODE Montessori & Multiple Intelligence School was one of the best decisions I have made for him. My son has always been very shy and didn't easily speak and interact with others. After going to ABODE for over 2 years, the changes that I have seen in my son are exceptional. He has overcome his fear of speaking to others and interacts well with the children in the school and the adults. He has even performed on stage during school anniversary. I can hardly believe at times that my son, now outgoing and curious, was once the same boy that would hide behind me every time we met someone. One of the main reasons I would recommend ABODE to anyone is because the teachers care about the children. In most schools when there is a Play, Dance, Musical show, or other performing activities the teachers say the kids can participate if they want to and do not look to see if every child enjoys participating or not. This is not only with the older kids even the toddlers at the school are put into an environment where when they grow up without having common fears of other children like stage fear. The students also get experience in all sorts of arts & music and help the kids think creatively and have a unique perspective. All this helped him transition to his new school now in US very easily. Originally, I enrolled my son in ADOBE after meeting Mr.Suman and his team a couple of times. Their talk and tour impressed us. Mr.Suman shows a huge amount of passion for his school and hires people who feel the same way. This passion is what makes the school so good for the students and I believe every child should have the chance to go to such kind of school where your children do what they want and also slowly know who they are. I hope that ADOBE will continue to be the multiple intelligence school it is and has success in all of its future endeavours in nurturing our children.

 

My child is an early reader, 4.6 years old. I would like to thank Mr. Suman and teachers for putting in so much efforts on the kids through this program. 

 

Our older kid Siddharth has been going to ABODE for the last 5 years and we are extremely happy with our decision to join him there. It was great to see him develop a keen interest in gymnastics and music at a young age. They follow a true Montessori /Multiple intelligence based teaching system with advanced Montessori material sets and individual focus on each kid. Now, our younger one goes to ABODE too.


 

Our experience with ABODE...

When we joined our kid in ABODE, she took few weeks time to settle down and we were pleasantly surprised by the cooperation of staff and admin in all those weeks. She got one on one attention in that settling period.

When we visited other schools, first they showed their fee structure before they even talk anything about the school but in ABODE completely opposite. This school is not started by unemployed people who want to earn living out of school, founded by well educated couple who left their well paid jobs in USA and running this school with the philosophy of let the kid grow up with their uniqueness with happy soul. 

As per Montessori philosophy, they preach in all the meetings that don


 

Welcome to the 2BHK Hogwarts for your aspiring toddler. At least that's the picture the school staff paints to sell their degenerated services of child care. It's easy to fall prey as it's located in the posh neighbourhood of Gachibowli. During their sales pitch, they'll give an impression that the kid's of Tom, Dick and Harry who joined there are going to be the Einstein's of next generation. As an affable parent, a feeling haunts you if your prince/princess is going to lag behind in the gen next rat race. That's how they instill a fear in you and subsequently manipulates you into buying their overpriced services. If you are a naturally underconfident person who feels that everyone on this planet is better than you, and if you think you are what you are by sheer luck this school is for you.

My kid joined this school as a sum total of all above reasons and he has spent 2 months there. In hindsight, that was the first mistake I made in my child's life. 

 

Don't fall for the utopian descriptions of the founder about his school. They expect the children to settle down within the duration set by them. If not they say things about your kid which are very hard to digest. They sometimes go to an extent of advising the parents to take the kid to psyciatrist without even considering the fact that every kid is unique and they take their own time.
Pros
No pros at all.
Cons
The staff seriously lacks the compassion.
The founder is very commercial.
Right from the way they talk about your kid to the way they handle the kids is bookish and doesn't seem practical.

The founder should make the criteria clear on the kind of kids they are comfortable with. Here is the criteria we were made to understand.
1) The child should be disciplined and structured by the time he turns 2.
2) The parents should talk only in english at home.

The founder should have a thorough assessment of parents and child before the admission so that the parents' time and money wouldn't get wasted.

 

The school was very good when we joined our kid. some of the excellent staff left now and the quality has gone bad now. they are now trying to expand to a larger chain and lost the promised they made before joining. Not up to the expectations at all now!

Con's i have experienced:
- Huge number of unplanned holidays for the school; All of a sudden a holiday will be declared - a huge loss if both the parents are working
- they say extended care is available during holidays, trust me that is a buzz word for them to attract new comers. Extended day care is not upto the mark at all ! 
- no field trips for students etc., 
- no clarity on the academics they teach 
- no material given at all (For example in blue blocks, they give a lot of good material on montessori and also suggest many toys etc., which is not there here)
- No food is provided on extended day care
- what they charge does not match with that they provide!

I sincerely suggest before joining your kid, please speak to existing parents and not to abode mgmt! don't fall for libraries and music instruments they show - drop a thought to what extent they are functional and reachable to your kid.




 

I want to share my experience with ABODE Montessori & Multiple Intelligence School. We admitted my son after couple of meetings with Mr. Suman and his team. Ok, now coming to my son, we were worried that he was speech delayed for his age when he was initially admitted at ABODE. Exactly after one year he was in a play to show the linguistic skills. He was also part of a music group and performed on stage without any fear, speaks volumes about how much ABODE has played a part in his development not only his speech, but also his overall personality development. I would like to thank Mr.Suman, his staff(Archana, Avantika his teachers during Toddlers class, Namratha, Radhika, Padmaja his Primary teachers, Ms. Snehal, Ms. Uma, Ms. Vinitha, Ms. Maddy) and support staff (Mr. Raghu, Ms. Saritha, Ms. Lakshmi, Ms. Vijaya and Ms. Chandrika).

I would like to extend my heartfelt wishes to all the staff of ABODE for making every child participate in many multiple Intelligence activities such as Dance, Musical shows, Drama and Friday fun Carnivals. It feels nice to see the 1-2 yr old toddlers perform too. Very well executed Multiple Intelligences program and you deserve a thumbs up.

And many congratulations to Mr. Suman & ABODE Team for starting grades 1 to 12. I would definitely recommend ABODE for any parent who is looking to put her/his child into a hands-on learning school with a freedom to do what they want. May ABODE have all the success in all it's future endeavors and have the support of excellent staff like you have at ABODE.

Thank you once again for taking care of my son and his needs.

Regards,

Nandana


 

The school boasts of providing children an eclectic experience of Montessori and Multiple intelligence. However, translating these ideas into reality is a far fetched dream. The school needs to be thorough in their processes given they are already almost 3-4 yrs into it.
The teachers do not seem to be in sync with the ideas/ methodology.
They charge quite high in comparison to what they provide.Like most other schools, the school is not open to take inputs/ feedback from parents, therefore not any different from others. 
Surely, not living up to the promises made.  

 

one year ago I and my wife went to Abode to discuss about our child and the concerns we had. Today i am so happy to see him speak and learn new things every day. Thanks to Suman Sir and his team mainly caretakers. We wish more success to Abode.



 

I went through many schools to find the right school and here is my experience with ABODE Montessori & Multiple Intelligence School.

My son goes to ABODE Montessori for last 1.5 years and I am happy that I made the right choice for my child. It is a good mix of Montessori and modern curriculum's, where equal importance is given to all subjects including music, dance and drama. I visited many schools as i want a similar school to what he was going in US, before finalizing on ABODE (I visited thrice). My elder one went to a Montessori School in US from 2.5 - 6 years and i wanted the same for my younger one too. Also, I and my husband wanted a balanced school where the child gets exposed to art and music every day and that's one of the main reasons to choose ABODE.

We found ABODE through a friend who asked us to attend their founder Mr. Suman's talk on Early Childhood Development, Montessori and Multiple Intelligence. In the talk, he spent couple of hours explaining many new things about brains and how humans learn. He really got us into thinking and we took another appointment with him. He spent 3 hours patiently explaining their philosophy and helped us understand how they are extending Montessori using brain centric learning based on each child's unique intelligences. We were impressed by his vision for ABODE and his passion for his job. And we could see the same in everyone at ABODE over the last 1.5 years. Initially I had some apprehensions about how they will expose the child to so many intelligences. And can they really teach so many things and the many languages they promised. But today, I am very happy and convinced that I made the right choice for my child when I see him talk in 3 languages and sing Carnatic music and dance while still being a lovable Montessori child.

The other main concerns me and my husband had were, what after Montessori? Will my child write and read like his peers at the same age? And how the transition happens? My son reads and writes English now and knows Hindi too (writes). He is also exposed to Spanish and Telugu (including writing). The best part is I don't have to convince him to go to school. He is always happy and comes on most days with a story to share. Fridays are his favourite as the school has a carnival or celebration every friday. Overall, i am very happy with the school and they are delivering 80% of what they told us at the beginning. I wanted him to learn Spanish or 1 international language and i feel they should have done more work in this area. He speaks few words in Spanish but can be exposed more. And another area is more play time which is never enough for any child.

And this year they are starting 1st grades and I cannot be more happy.

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