I have conducted a Quality Audit of Kothari International School-Noida, two years back. I was assigned this task by CBSE & Quality Council of India-Delhi. Hence, I have personal knowledge of all Parameters of a Quality School like Kothari.
I Founded the Vishwa Bharti School in Sector-28, Noida in 1987 and know what running, managing & Administrating a school means.
My grandchildren are studying in the School for the past 8 years. I have interacted with teachers and Heads on occasions.
I always found that although attrition of teachers, change of Principals, Policy changes did effect the School; but it continues to be one of the best Schools in Noida.
The teachers are very hard working and caring, the School has a very good Leadership Team with Mr. Madhavan- Advisor, Principal and the Headmistress.
Mrs. Neerja needs special mention for displaying patience and staying when all others moved. She is working under a lot of stress and yet has been result oriented.
There is need and scope for improvement but my hats off to all the teachers for the excellent work they are doing.
The School needs a Policy review of some of its decisions,like: ability section concept, No Text Books, Mess Menu, congenial environment for students & teachers.
I am confident that the Principal who is a dynamic Leader with very clear concepts will display flexibility and take note of Parents suggestions and view it as Feedback.
The School has to grow and people with open minds alone can do that.
The parents also have a responsibility of helping the School to be the Best.
Please stay away from Kothari international school. Don't go by the infrastructure and rankings. I pulled out my two children.
My children were in primary n senior wing. So I can give reviews on both .
Good points- lots of activities n exposure on stage.
Personal attention by staff. Good nanny support.
Bad - sometimes the food menu is not as per the tiny tots. The whole school eats the same food. So little spicy and not as per the likings of four year old.
Till grade 3, they have theme. Based studies. Looks very attractive when u hear it. End result - children have v poor reading n writing skills.
Grade4-5 prescribed NCERT books without any reference books... So Maths book doesn't have questions that children can solve. So Kothari have the solution to make worksheet which children paste in notebook. This applies to other subjects too..
So buying expensive book set is not worth.
Conclusion- this school lacks vision.... Does experiments on larger set of students.
In the senior school- they have dropped the standard of books and are experimenting on teaching methodology.
As a parent, I hope u won't like to see your child less proficient than students of other school. I understand we should not compare, but at least the students should be given the same exposure in academics as in other schools who charge just a third of Kothari.
May be till grade 1 this school is O.k .
Recently the school has become NIOS center. So during open school examinations, children are made to vacte the classrooms, library is sealed..
Parents are paying huge fees... Students should use the facilities not Open school students.
Kothari school is doomed!
Well, I'm actually a former student so I think I would have a better insight on what the school is like. If your sending your kid to the play school or any primary grades then its fine. They do a lot of activities and the teachers are good too. I know this from my siblings. But if you are planning to send your kid to grades 6 to 12 the PLEASE DON'T!I came to the school when I was in seventh grade from abroad and I did not like it at all. People are always saying India's education system is awesome compared to that of abroad. Ok I came from the US and the education system is pretty bad here already but when I attended Kothari it was worse! I remember when I moved back to the US I was dumber than everyone else.
Also the kids in this school are very discriminating. I think their wealthy lives have gotten to their heads. They used to bully kids with special needs and south Indians. In fact I was bullied for standing up for them. Yes the teachers do nothing about bullying. Thank goodness I moved back within two years!
My daughter joined the Play School and now graduating to K2 in Kothari. We are satisfied with the school,teaching approach,extra-curricular programmes, food etc. In fact my daughter was very picky about her food habits earlier. Now she eats almost everything. As she grows,i will be more concerned about the academic results of the school.Does anyone have any idea how was the past year's board results? The other concern is timing from class 1. Her bus will pick her at 7am and drop back by 4.45pm or so. She won't get enough time for her evening dance/skating classes that way. I feel the school should operate from 8 till 3pm instead of 4pm.
Kothari International School is one of the best schools in Noida and its rating in HT newspaper comes on 4th number higher than the other reputed schools in Noida.
I have very good experience of the school.Although this is a new school compared to others they have grown up very fast and the mangement and the school staff is very courteous.
Our son although 5 years old has got exposure in extra curricular activities. Every one has their own experiences but one should himself evaluate any school before going for the varied comments of people. Some may have bad experiences but that doesnot make any school 100% bad. Every school is striving these days to maintain their position.
we were a founder parent of this school then left it to go to Dubai 2 years before, have come back and did a thorough survey of school I highly recommend the school,it gives a all around development to a child plus it is better than many of the new schools in noida which have recently opened n have their nose high in the air a value for money school.
My kids have been going to KIS for the past two years and I have liked it so far. They care about the overall development of a child and not only academics. I would recommend this school.
I also agree this school is managed by business class people meant for business only, they know only business..no profession culture is there in school.dont go by is building, give ur child a future which is not there in this school
I came for admissions & had very warm & nice reception. Staff was extremely well informed, welcoming & openely gave details on school, tour of classrooms/classes in progress & school campus. This is a lot more than any other school offered. They also have a fair percentage of Western kids already enrolled in their school!
Children are treated as children, not mini 'adult Encyclopedias'. They are given breathing space, space/time to develop, enjoy their younger years & have fun at earlier stages in life.
School does not lay pure emphasis on academics in pre-school classes, kids are provided with all requisite teaching in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. At the same time, they have sports classes, dancing, singing & swimming; i.e. the school offers a full all-round curriculum, which will stimulate & nurture any child.
I highly recommend the school to any parent still undecided, or looking for a pleasant, welcoming & good alternative.
We also not recommend this school to anybody. Management of the school is not efficient. So what you can expect from this school. Don't waste your money by admitting your kids in this school and please secure their future, choose some other school
The fee is too much, there is nothing so remarkable about the school. They charge for Air conditioned buses but never in summers there AC works. None of the teachers bother that children are eating the food provided by them or not. They charge 1200 Rs. and give sandwhiches most of the time or jam bread but the menu which they send is entirely different. Students know nothing comparatively to other school kids of the same class.
Parents don't get attracted to the oasis pls. think twice before admitting your chid there. If you value for money you shouldn't throw your hard earned money in Kothari.
this school is good if u see the building.the staff at theschool is not good .standard of teaching in school is use less.students of class2 do not know how to write sentences.they say student teaching ratio is1=12 but actualy is 1=25 ontop of it they r not gems managed now