Hi Priea...We stay in the same locality. Unfortunately in our area most schools are SSC. But ...try checking the schools in camp ...they should not be more than 6-7 kms.
I forgot one - Gurukul which is CBSE.
Thanks...I know that the camp schools will be suitable distance wise...but I am not too keen on Bishops or Mary's or Helena's etc...too many students in a class...too much pressure on academics only and a few other reasons...however .. I will be applying to Vikhe Patil and Ryan. Millenium is another option but too many management issues and fees related problems...
Where are you located? Which school is your child in?
My kid goes to Leapbridge only ;) ... But is younger..so I still have a couple of years just incase . I thought Millenium Karve nagar was SSC...but I maybe wrong.
This year I will be trying in Gurukul , Vikhe Patil..and the typical schools in camp. Honestly, I am in two minds about SSC. Looking at the traffic conditions and safety...traditional schools near by such as Symbi, Vidya Bhavan, Loyolas/St Josephs seem to me a much better choice than subjecting kids to horrible traffic/drivers and travelling all the way to these new schools in Balewadi/Bhugaon etc...
I totally agree...millenium was supposed to convert to cbse but am not so sure...also..they have too many management and fees related issues yaar...we visited Ryan international..quite liked it..also..vikhe patil ...the only problem with vikhe patil as cited by my friends ( from Leapbridge ..whose kids now go there) is that the English is not too great...as in kids don't get as fluent in the language as they should.
Apart from that..the school seems great..
I don't want ssc at all..and am also keen on a co-ed school...I don't want to put my daughter in an all girls school...
Given the conditions I am imposing on myself..I am left with very few choices...vikhe and Ryan..
My son too goes to Leapbridge but for pre-nursery.
I had started a discussion - Millennium vs Vikhe Patil vs Gurukul as I stay near MIT college & even I am not keen on SSC schools
By the responses I feel that Millennium & Vikhe Patil are great options.
The fee issues with Millennium is sorted long back thats what I have learnt from the existing parents & they seem to be very happy with the school. The school has been converted to a CBSE board since last one year.
How did u find Ryan International? Isnt it their first year in Pune? I found quite mixed reviews about Ryan Bangalore on this website. Do let us know if you find more information on Ryan
iDad, I am also curious about the same schools...I will try to search ur thread. What are the reviews about Gurukul?
Only thing with Vikhe Patil is...that they start with Jr. Kg, and do no have nursery. So, kids in PN in Leapbridge...will be eligible in Vikhe after another year.
Correct...my son wont be eligible this year. But then, even am not in a hurry as Leapbridge is a good school so I dont mind continuing it for another year :-)
For Gurukul I havent found any overwhelming responses in these threads. Plus one of my relative whose son studies there also have given kinda underwhelming review. I mean nothing very bad....but also nothing great! Can be thought as an option after Millennium & Vikhe Patil I guess.
Hi...I am quite happy with Ryan so far...and as far as reviews go...I have come to realize that there are good and bad reviews for all schools..so at the end of the day..we have to go by what we analyze and feel..
Ryan...the school is being newly constructed...it's an icse school..and they have a lot of extra curricular activities incorporated in the syllabus...now some Ryan schools have rave reviews and some of them have some not so good ones..
Millenium I am not considering..nor is gurukul in my list.
So I am left with vikhe and Ryan...Vikhe is an established school so no worries there..and at the most if I am not happy with Ryan..in a year's time I may switch to an ib school..my daughter will be old enough to travel the distances then...
This is my current opinion...if you have any more suggestions...I will be glad :-)
Thanks for your feedback...
I am very happy with Leapbridge...and that's the only reason I didn't give in to the pressure of putting my daughter in a high school earlier...she was the first admission in the Prabhat Road branch and will be the last to leave...they have set an amazing foundation for my kid. And I did get a similar feel when I visited Ryan...
I have taken admission to Ryan for my son in Mont 1 i.e. Nursery.
I am also going on my gut feeling about the school that it should be good looking at the Principal. I liked the way she was communicating with everyone. But of course 1st impression need not be the last impression.. so fingers crossed. :)