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Old 3rd November 2020, 22:47   #976
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My Daughter is studying at Trio since Nursery. Now she is in K2. We are very happy with the school; be it on the education front or the extracurricular activities.

Trio was recommended to me by Bhpians Parag Sachania and Pavan Kadam.
What is the yearly fees that Trio charges. On similar lines any International school for that matter.
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Bangalore folks, need your help and guidance.

I will be moving to Bangalore early next year (depending on COVID and my son's admission, but looks like April 2021). I still have to select the area and the criterian is -
  1. Comparatively easy to drive to Whitefield (PSN / Divyasree) and Bellandur (Pritech Park SEZ). I expect to work from Whitefield for 3-4 days, Bellandur once a week/fortnight and 1-2 days from home.
  2. Near my son's school. He will be almost 4 year old in June next year.
  3. Where the rental for a un furnished or semi-furnished 2BHK is in 25-30 K range.
  4. I am looking for a CBSE school for my son and also some sensible option, can't spent more than 1.5-2 Lakh p.a. and I have heard stories of 3-5 lakh fees for some good schools.
So the real question is where to seek admission for my son. At this point I have applied to DPS Whitefield, NPS Indira Nagar, Chrysalis High Kadugodi. I would apply to Vydehi Whitefield when admission opens there. We couldn't apply to Kideens as the admission closed within a day :(
  1. What are other good school, I should apply to?
  2. Many people have suggested Varthur as a good area to live in as well as for schools. Any suggestions?
  3. Chrysalis High has offered admission. How is it as compared to DPS and Vydehi? We haven't visited any of these but the inline review seems to favour DPS, Vydehi than Chrysalis - any first hand view?

Thanks in advance for your guidance and suggestions.
  • If you need to be in Whitefield more as compared to Belandur, better option would be to stay in the Whitefield area.
  • If you want to be kind of equidistant from both areas, a little down on Sarjapur Road (look for Carmelaram, Dommasandra) would be a choice. It is little on the outskirts, closer to Belandur but accessible to Whitefield.
  • With the above option, you open up tons of schools in the Sarjapur-Varthur area. This link is a post I had put up some time back on the list of schools in the Belandur-Sarjapur-Varthur belt. Many are CBSE.
  • Suggest to drop NPS Indiranagar, it is off the areas mentioned and would be a bad commute for kids.
  • With current situation there are tons of empty apartments with owners desperate to rent out. Situation may change by April, but pretty sure you will have a wide variety of choices well within your budget and will have the luxury to negotiate to the price you need.
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What is the yearly fees that Trio charges. On similar lines any International school for that matter.
For 1st grade ICSE syllabus, 1.8 lakhs just the fees. Books, uniform, transport all extra.
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Thanks Rajeevraj for detailed guidance.

I agree it's more practical to live in Whitefield and hence I am targeting Vydehi Whitefield, DPS Whitefield, Chrysalis High Kadugodi. Does anyone have real world experience and can compare these 3 and any other school nearby - like Whitefield Global School?

Also I am not sure if I am missing some other good schools. Are there any other real good school that I am missing in Whitefield ore nearby areas?

I wanted to explore Varthur but Carmelaram, Dommasandra seems really far from Whitefield, where I will be working 3-4 days a week. So I would skip it unless I am left with no choices, esp. because I want to stay very near to my son's school. (Apologies if this is incorrect, as I have very little idea of Bangalore made up from Google Maps)

Also I don't want to risk admission by applying to just 3-4 schools in Whitefield. Hence the request to suggest some more schools.

P.S. Once the school is finalized, I would stay nearby or max 15-20 mins drive for my son. So if he gets in NPS Indira Nagar, I will be staying there only. But what I heard is it's very difficult to get admission there.
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P.S. Once the school is finalized, I would stay nearby or max 15-20 mins drive for my son. So if he gets in NPS Indira Nagar, I will be staying there only. But what I heard is it's very difficult to get admission there.
NPS Indiranagar is much sought after due to it's reputation and location - in the midst of a very upscale residential locality that has residents who are the who's who in society - politicians, businessmen, folks in the film Industry, bureaucrats, senior officers in the police/armed forces so you can imagine the kind of pressure to secure a seat there.

Moreover, seats for lower classes open up only when children move out of the school and there will some kind of written test as well. Also, as you know the schools will never be transparent when it comes to admissions so you will not be in a position to ask for the reason why the child did not get selected (in case that were to happen).

However, it may be easier to get a seat at other NPS branches like the one in HSR layout for example. Unless you're the type of parent who has already made up plans for the child's future so early and very particular about this school, I would suggest not to worry/bother. Also, NPS is known to focus more on academics and the child will need to find a way to balance it with extra curricular activities/sports.

When it comes to facilities, almost all these bigger schools are at the same level almost, so nothing to worry there.

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Hi all,

Writing this to seek your valued inputs and advice on the following matter:

I am looking to get my daughter admitted to Symbiosis Medical college for Women Pune. The issue is that since I am from North India, and have no contacts in and around Pune, its been impossible to get any first hand information about the antecedents of the college.

Request you advice and suggestions. The choices have to be submitted on mcc website by tomorrow.

Thanks in anticipation.
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LAST DATE 7TH JANUARY 2021

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Admission to LKG 2021-2022
Admission to LKG is done in April every Academic year. (Application Forms to LKG are issued ONLINE in the first week of January).
UKG to STD X (LATERAL ENTRY) Admission to all other classes (UKG to Std 10) are closed.
Please submit a request letter stating the Standard for which admission is sought.
If there is any vacancy arising out of the sudden and unforseen departure of any student, an opening for admission may be possible. We will inform you after 20 May.

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Please note that we do not take donations for any admissions. We do not have any agents through whom you can procure seats. Do not give any money to anyone who promises you a seat in our school. You will be doing so at your own risk.
Application forms for admission to LKG for the academic year 2021-22 will be issued online from Friday, 1 January 2021 to Thursday, 7 January 2021. They can be downloaded from the school website www.sjbhs.edu.in.
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The hard copy of the duly filled in E-application form may be submitted at the school registration desk from 4 to 9 January 2021 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. The last date to submit the filled in E-application form is 9 January 2021.
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Students who have been selected as well as those who have not, will be informed of the same by post/courier in the last week of February 2021.
Parents are advised to apply for admissions to other schools as our seats for LKG are limited.
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Folks - requesting feedback on Jyothi Kendriya Vidyalaya on Kanakapura Road near Yelachenahalli (Bangalore).
We are looking at getting our son admitted to LKG there. Would be good to hear feedback about academics as well as extra curricular aspects.
Any info about Student-Teacher ratio also would be helpful.

We have got a call for "Meet The Child" for early next month - if people have info on what is the process for admission that happens that would be good as well.

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Orientation date , for parents desirous of admitting their children into Abhaya Waldorf for the academic year 2021-22, is Saturday 6th Feb 2021 10.45 am.

Openings for Nur,Kg ,1st , 2nd & 3rd Grades ONLY.

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Hello Folks, I am looking for admission to 1st standard for my daughter who completed 5.5 years as of now (will be 5.9 by June).

Preference area: Around HSR/Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

She attended a year at Sparkling Mindz which is an alternative school and the experience was fantastic. All learning is personalized, most are activity based and does not involve mugging up things, and lets the kids learn at their own pace. So now our preference is to continue that methodology, unfortunately Sparkling Mindz closed down their centre near us and the other one is too far away for daily commute.

We have so far seen Prakriya, Aurinko Academy, Atelier and Pep School around this area. Prakriya doesnt have admission open. For others, we haven't received any final confirmation on the admissions. As far as I remember, tution fee in these places range from 1.5 to 2.5 lakhs per year.
Any other school that I missed & should check out?

Also wanted to check if there are any other schools (not the alternative kind) nearby which anyone here has good personal experience with in recent times.
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Hi All, i am looking to enrol my son to LKG this year. He will be 3Y8M in June.

We are currently in Mangalore due to WFH which is currently confirmed till end of Q2 and likely to extend thereafter. My work location is Bannerghatta Road and we live near Meenakshi Mall.

I have an option of enrolling in VIBGYOR or Presidency school which are present in both MLR as well as BLR.

VIBGYOR has a nice facility in MLR and I am sure it is even better in BLR. The fees is more than double the fees for Presidency at close to 80k. This is expensive compared to most schools here. Also, both the schools are offering seamless transfer to BLR branch in case we decide to shift to BLR.

There is no clarity about physical classes, both the schools will have online classes until Govt. allows them to conduct physical classes. Do you think it is worth to enrol in Vibgyor as i am still not sure about the faculty here as it is still new? Or Should i look for a different school that is well established locally and have my son complete his LKG here and move him to BLR for UKG.
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Any first hand information/experience about Paathashaal montessori in Bangalore? I am planning to enroll my daughter for playschool here.

http://www.paathashala.in is the website.
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Hi All, i am looking to enrol my son to LKG this year. He will be 3Y8M in June.
I am also in a same dilemma and similar situation as yours but slightly different. We have enrolled our son in a school for LKG starting this June. And this needs us to re-locate near to the school as we currently stay far away from that school.

But now, if the classes are going to be online for LKG's, we really do not have to rush with the re-location. In a confusion whether to start searching for a house or do it later on and move.

In the present situation very unlikely the classes (offline) would start in June at least for the KG classes.
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Any real-life feedback around Isha Home School ( https://ishahomeschool.org ) ? I had a look at the website and introduction video looks super interesting. So, any feedback is very welcome.

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Isha Home School is located amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2005 by Sadhguru, the school strives to incorporate his educational approach into its day-to-day teaching process.

The quintessential Home School has children aged 7-9 in the Junior School and those aged 10-13 in the Middle School, all of whom live and learn in the same space. The best aspects of ‘home’ and ‘school’ seamlessly blend to provide a nourishing space for learning. Each home is cared for by house-parents and teachers. This multi-age environment ensures a sibling atmosphere where students learn, not only from their teachers, but also from one another as well. A dynamic curriculum, free from the pressures of examinations, allows for an atmosphere of inspired teaching and passionate learning.
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Folks - Requesting review of DPS Pune located at Undri. This will be probably an inter city transfer from DPS Bangalore North. Looking to get my son admitted mid year for 9th std. Any info about the academic performance of the school as well as extra curricular activities.

How's Undri as location in Pune? Is it developed/developing?
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