during my search for schools, for CBSE board i found Orchids , New Horizon almost equal .
I think u should not worry on admissions as u have many options..Orchids is spending high on advertisements than others [( sometimes i feel even in this forum there r fake profile promoting them ;)]..as 3 new brands of schools coming at majiwada-ghodbunder road belt..admission should not be an issue... but its always better to secure it..
When compared NHSS and Orchid ... orchid is costly but i felt education quality may be better than NHSS as per communication with their principal and management. Best part for NHSS us their space and infra..which gives breather for other activities .
M not sure of orchids has plan to come up with junior college..but NHSS committing
If I would have been at ur place for CBSE..i would have selected school which is near to my place , where i would be staying if given options of NHSS & Orchids ...
But as per activities r concobcerned orchids hv more of activities than nhss...moreover orchids curriculum is based on mixture of boards like IB, ICSE & CBSE..