My kid goes to Manthan and I have mixed feelings for the school.
1* for the fee - they claim that they do keep in mind the burden, but its all wrong. They conveniently increase the fee, just like many other schools in Hyd do. This time however, they have shown on the website that the tuition fee is just 16k per term? Are they kidding us?! Last academic year it was more and now they claim they have reduced it (only the tuition fee) and have balanced it out in some other component.
Transport fee is the highest and the same for all the students whether you live next door or in old city :)
Isn't this ridiculous? Ofcourse, they accept one-way trips - which I am not sure of other schools in the vicinity. My aim here is not to compare with other schools, but when we claim we are the best, I think we need to justify in overall performance (management and academics).
2* for the management - i feel just like many other parents - there is absolutely no point in speaking to the principal - for any of the issues. I am confident, he will only compare and make alternate solutions in his favour, but none in favor of parents..,This is a very serious gap and lack in the management.
3* for food - the food they provide is not too good (in terms of health and nutrition), lot of masala, which can be avoided (only if the management agrees and pays heed to parents feedback). Some days the dal just smells and I have even heard the same complaint from many other kids (and their parents) and some teachers too.
2.5* for activity clubs - earlier they had more number of activities ( I guess), now it is just one club (can increase to more) and sports is mandatory (which is fine). One class per week for any club - wonder what will the kid learn at the end of the term.
3.5* for the curriculum - they have a very good curriculum and I am quite impressed with it. But, not very happy with the teachers - they are okay. I could have rated a 4 or a 5 *, but this year onwards, they have included text books for social sciences (and still claim of best content (for study material, when they have actually replaced it with text books) :)