Mercedes Benz International School v/s Symbiosis v/s Lexicon

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saras 2009-06-24 15:05:18


 I currently reside in the US and will be moving to Pune temporarily as part of a corporate move. I have 2 children ages 10 and 6. Does anyone have children going to any of these schools and is an expat. Your personal experience and opinion are very valuable.

smuthiyan 2009-06-30 12:01:10


The real comparison would be between Mecedes Benz and Symbiosis Intl. Both of them follow IB curriculum for up to 5th grade (PYP). Symbiosis has a custom program from 6th - 8th which is based on IB.  If you are looking for a school that follows US calendar, Mecedez Benz would be the one. Symbiosis follows calendar that is closer to Indian schools. Mercedes benz fees are much higher than Symbiosis. I am biased towards Symbiosis since I have two kids there. I would recommed it for PYP.



PPA 2009-06-30 12:30:04


How is this Symbiosis ?

Round about how much is the fee ?

Is it from pre to 12th(Jr. College)

If I am not wrong that its in the city right ? somewhere on Law college road ?

plz update me ,i m looking for my daughter's admission.


saras 2009-06-30 16:54:58


Thank you Sunil. How old are your kids? What is the classroom size at Symbiosis? About how much are the fees?


smuthiyan 2009-07-01 07:11:08


My kids are now in 8th and 5th grades. Classroom size as SIS (Symbiosis Intl School) is max 24. The fees are around 2.2 lacs per year for each. This school is in Viman Nagar, near the airport and it covers KG to 12th. I will try to post a complete review of the school shortly.



saras 2009-07-01 16:32:12


Thanks for all the valuable info. Looking forward to the complete review. Any idea how much more are the fees at Mercedes Benz IS? Someone had recommended the MIT gurukul which is outside of Pune and is a day boarding school. Any reviews on that?


smuthiyan 2009-07-01 17:39:53


Sure, I have posted my review of SIS. I don't know much about MIT Gurukul.


jepz 2009-07-03 09:47:48


Hi Sunil,

I am planning to move Pune in the next couple of months.  My son is in UKG (ICSE Syllabus) ... am just thinking of Symbiosis International School for him.

Kindly advise whats the fee structure for symbisos

Also, Can the children of this scool can attend the enterance exams for Indian Engineering and Medical colleges ?


Thanks for your help



saras 2009-08-04 05:16:38


I had a chance to visit SIS in the last 3 weeks when I visited Pune, India. I liked the school except for the noise levels due to the design of the building. Cafeteria and Gym are part of the quad. The kids were at recess so understandably there was noise. However in addition, due to its proximity to the airport, one could hear the planes taking off. I spoke to one of the students and she  mentioned that all sound in the classroom was lost when the planes went by. What do your children have to say about this? Do the teachers close the classroom door so there is less noise in the background from the outside happenings from the gym etc?


madhuriesingh 2009-08-18 18:11:17



I will be doing a round of admission process in a few good schools in Pune. 

I am making a post on these schools to help parents decide better. All admissions start in the month of november to february. So If you have any specific query, do write to me. 

Before that you can read my reviews on a few schools that I did when I was running around for my own kids' admission time.


Madhurie Singh


homeopath 2010-01-05 16:42:58


Dear Madhurie (lovely name)  

I just joined this site, and posted a question on Lexicon... I quite liked their website, and got a good vibe...

was wondering if you had any comments on Lexicon.





luckyparent 2010-11-22 18:41:36


Dear parents..Do colleges in delhi or elsewhere in india accept students from IB curriculum? what are the disadvantages and advantages of the IB curriculum as compared with CBSE,ICSE etc


pjain 2011-01-18 21:26:41


Which school is good? Mecedez or Symbiosis? I am returning form USA. I have two daughters 13 and 9 yrs old. Looking for 8th grade and 4 th grade. Which school has good scores and teachers? 


lily2011 2011-01-19 11:59:33


Hi !

I feel Mercedez Benz is the  worst school in Pune. I am moving to Pune from Sweden. I wanted to visit the shool for my son's admission.  I got a very insulting tratment in that school. I think they entertain only foreign nationals for their money. They do not even have a courtesy to welcome the guests and make them sit in a waiting area.

I think Symbiosis is a good school and it may be less expensive than Mecedez Benz. I went to VIBGYOR school also. It a good school too,


pjain 2011-01-19 23:35:40


Thanks Lily for your reply. How old is your child? Is Vibgyor a international school?

When are you planning ot move? Have you decided about the area you are going to live? I am also looking at good areas to reside. Loking for a house to rent to start with .



pjain 2011-01-19 23:38:12


Hi Sunil,

I just read that your son is in 8th grade in Symbiosis. My daugher will be joining 8th grade. How is your experience? Did you  move from US?


lily2011 2011-01-20 11:39:05


Hi Pjain ,

My child will be in grade 2 in next academic year. We are already in india now in Hyderabad. In June we will move to Pune where we have purchased a flat in Varje. from there Vibgyor school is just 8 kms. You can look for that area or you can also look the area near Pashan -sus road.


LavanyaMane 2011-05-02 12:40:29


 Hello everyone.

I wanted to know the fees for IBDP at SIS for the next academic year. Would be very grateful if someone could help out!



friendlymom 2011-09-13 10:46:03






smuthiyan 2011-09-23 11:09:52


 I am returning to this forum after a year and just read your question. 

Did your daughter join SIS 8th grade? We moved from US as well.

Our experience in SIS is not bad but not great. We don't see any other option in Pune for our kids..

Sorry for the long delay in the answer


smuthiyan 2011-09-23 11:11:02



  The fees for IBDP at SIS are Rs. 5 lacs per year..



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