Admission for 2015-2016

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09riya 2014-09-15 14:22:46


Hello Everyone,

I am new to this group & new to Thane city.

My Daughter is 4.5 yrs old & studying in International school here in Belgium.
We are planning to come to India in Nov End. 

As we finally coming to India next year, so wanted to know that
1) Would like to know about good schools in Godhbunder Road, Thane 
2) Also wanted to know about when admissions starts for next academic year 2015-2016.
3) Do we need to take admission only when they start admission process or we can take directly next year when we come to India finally,

Your Suggestions, replies will get me an idea for my daughter's school admission process & also about the schools.

Thanks & Regards

ArushMom 2014-10-10 07:44:12


Hi Mili,
I am myself moving to Thane by Nov 2014, but i've checked a lot regarding schools.
What i understood is that most f them start the admission process by Nov and some schools have specific dates beyond which they dont even give out applications forms.
Singhania School is apparently the best here (Rank 4 in India )
They have an online applications system, you can even submit the form online. Thereafter they will get in touch with you via email for an interactive session. They will surely enable a telephonic or skype session if need be. But they provide admission based on Random Sampling method (like a lottery).
Next, Hiranandani Foundation School is on the 25th rank (Brahmand)
Universal High and Billagong Intl are also supposed to be good.
I may admit my son at Lodha World School though, as it will be right next door, as we are planning to reside at Lodha Iris.
There are quite a few day care centres and playschools as well (Podar Jumbo, Peapod Nursery, Tree House, Euro Kids etc)
Hope this information helps... Do get in touch with me so we can discuss progress on this :)


09riya 2014-10-15 12:00:26


Hi Shilpa,

Thanx for your reply.
I am really not interested in Singhania School since it is like Jackpot..
I am really interested in getting admission in Eurokids School thane, Universal school thane & Billabong School.
The only problem is admission form has been open in the some school like universal school for next academicyear but i am unable to get the forms since i am not in india @ this moment. 
I will be coming to india on vacation in nov end as since my daughter is going to school here ..
Just need help from you Will it be possible for you to call and ask school is it possible to get admission form in nov end.
Since i am calling from here (belgium) & due to unknown no displays in the phone no 1 is picking up the call.


Magicfairy 2014-11-02 01:34:10


Hi Mili ,

it would be good to admit your daughter in an International School . If she is going to be admitted in Sr.KG  ( ie a preschool ) you should go in for Kangaroo Kids , they are excellent .

Sandeept30 2014-12-05 20:13:09


I am in same bote and moving on Goadbunder road in my new flat by March.. looking for addmission in 3rd st.  we visited multiple schools from last 2 months..
there are more than 10 schools   - we have visited 5 :
1. Podar  - its getting open and its going to be first batch, location is good, but there is no campus its only 2 floors in Hiranandani hospital building which they took to begin with CNSC and internaltional board
2. Euro School - its to far and connectvitiy is major issue its beyond hypercity near to hills and i don't feel sending child safe there.
Hira ICSC board
3. DAV - location is good but timings are odd afternoon school CBSC board
4.  Orchid  - we like this school, this is started last year only. Showcase and facilities are all in place but not confient about the teachers So kept it on hold. its CBSC board
5. Sinchania - ICSC board there is no addmision this year
Now the rest all are - yet to explore
1. Lodha International
2. NewHorizon
3. Rustamji Internaiton
5. Universal High etc


Prags84 2014-12-08 17:27:25


Hi Sandeep,

Nice review on the schools.

Out of the rest schools which you are yet to explore, is Rustomjee already functional or are they going start from next academic year. I tried finding their in website but nothing was clear


Sandeept30 2014-12-09 19:37:52


Will let you know - I have plan to visit all remaining options in next 15 days.. but overall my finding is if you are ready to pay more then 1 Lacs per year then you will get admission in April may also ( either in Podar or Orchids or Lodha or Rustamji, or Bilabong) So i am bit relaxed will wait and watch for 1-2 months/

mithunk1981 2014-12-16 11:22:03


I had been to Rustomjee Thane after applying online. Met the Principal and they also conducted a small parent interaction session. Its their first year and they plan to implement the same concept and studying standards as their Dahisar school (which is very good as per my research).
Was not very impressed by the infrastructure though and secondly, one has to take admission within a week of the interaction. 45k has to be deposited within a week and it is non refundable !!!
Shall wait for the Singhania lottery results in the 1st week of Jan and then decide. 


pradeepaap 2014-12-22 16:25:14


Dear Sandeep /Prags

I have also seen Euro at haware city , new horizon , and couple of other schools. I am also waiting for singhania results. From new horizon i came to know that their morning batch is closed. Universal high so far i havent got any great review from any parent.

Dear Shilpa

Have you checked how is lodha world school review .


Sandeept30 2014-12-22 18:30:09


Euro Kids I have decided not to go ahead.. now I am only targetting Podar and Orchid Internaltion.

paragk 2014-12-22 19:37:15


hi friends
i am looking for a good CBSE school on Ghodbunder road, trying for Podar and Orchids,any reveiws for both the schools?
Looking for a school which will give admission in Std IV.
Please reply
Parag K


Sandeept30 2014-12-23 14:06:05


Orchids looks batter than podar interms of infra. and facilities.. faculty seems to be issue in all schools..

amruta004 2014-12-31 14:06:26



Is there any review for Ram Ratna International school, Bhayander? I would like to get admission for my son in Sr. Kg. Is this school a good option for IGCSE board?

Please help as we want to change his school this year.


Sandeept30 2015-01-05 11:15:47


School is good.. my mother in law was first teach of Ram Ratna Vidya Mandir School when this school was setup ~ 15 year back.

you can talk to her  (Ms Vijay Lakshi Samvedi - 09833748987)

its funded by RSS and Ram Ratna industries Owners, its a boarding school and all required infra is avaialble ..

If you want to keep child in hostel then its a good option. just 15 Km drive from Mumbai. (11 Km from Bhayander station).


 Former member 2015-01-19 15:57:47


We moved back to India. Admitted child to Billabong Thane. The school is receptive to parents, which is the number one consideration for getting child admitted to any school if you are moving back. Good luck.

Sandeept30 2015-01-19 17:20:03


which call ur child has taken admission ?

prachis 2015-01-28 16:44:03


Hi Parents,
I stay in thane, planning to put my daughter in orchid in Std 1, please help me with some reviews as its a new school (a year old) I am in dilemma.  Please help me with some reviews.


 Former member 2015-01-29 08:48:17


From outside the school looks good. My two cents, unless you get your child admitted in top 5 schools in India, be prepared to accept what you get and add to gaps outside the school system.

ArushMom 2015-01-29 10:18:49


LWS reviews are not great.... i visited the school and its just one building with a small open space in the front... (no grounds as i could see), although the website shows pics of skating etc. Apparently, the demand for school admissions has increased so much that for year 2015-16, they have ONLY pre-nursery admissions open and all other KG sections are full.
Podar is just opening center in Brahmand but its again just another little building. Orchids is better that way.
But if you can afford it, Billabong seems good.
Is there anyone in this forum staying at Lodha Complex near LWS? If yes, pls do inbox me, so car-pooling options /playdates can be discussed!



Sandeept30 2015-01-29 11:35:34


Pls hold on for 3-4 days I am getting 1 contact whos kids are there...

prachis 2015-01-29 12:06:40


where.... in orchid? please do share the feedback. Thanks


amarworld 2015-01-29 15:51:36


Hello sandeep and everybody,

I am lookin for my son's admission to Jr. KG this year. thinking for admission in Lodha World or Rustomjee. need more reviews on both.

Also want to explore more about DAV thane being a CBSE school nearer to me.

Please share reviews.


Sandeept30 2015-01-29 17:36:43


DAV I suggest if ur interested visit immidiately, other wise Podar and Orchid Internation is also good.. Lodha and Rustomji I don't have any feedback.. but there are lother schools as well like Universal High and Billabog.. all these will cost  more then 1.25 L per year.

Sandeept30 2015-01-29 17:37:24


DAV fees is  less than 50K but there are 50-60 Kids per class

1sadhanabane 2015-01-31 13:48:41


My daughter didn't get selected in Singhania's random sampling process for Jr. Kg admission. I was giving preference to ICSE board but now all ICSE schools are at ghodbunder side. I stay at Vartak Nagar. It will be too far  for my daughter to travel daily. So I am thinking of CBSE board now. Please suggest some good CBSE schools.

ash16 2015-01-31 17:29:56


Hi guys can anybody help me hows friends school mulund.. I got a call frm the school. But I m waiting for nalanda and vasant vihar school. Pls give me some reviews abt friends academy

amarworld 2015-01-31 18:42:41


ur case is same like mine... we stay at Cosmos gokulnagar. We hav taken admission in Lodha world school thane, which a gud ICSE school.

amarworld 2015-01-31 18:43:59


@ Sadhna: ur case is same like mine... we stay at Cosmos gokulnagar. We hav taken admission in Lodha world school thane, which a gud ICSE school

Sandeept30 2015-01-31 23:25:09


Why Don't you try in Euro School Airoli - They have bus service and lot of kids traveled from Mulund and Thane there its a good option for ICSC Board..

Deeptir 2015-02-03 15:59:57


Hi ,

My son got admission in DAV airoli ..but some how i  m not very impress with infrasturcture and staff of the school.
Also on the day of fee payment they have taken our sign on one paper with out date..which is kind of NOC given to school to withdrwn u r kid in extrream case .quite strange..!!
I m waiting for Nalanda school..but they will disclose the admission list in march end ..that is tooo late ...


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