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Intellitots Preschool is a fun and stimulating experience for young children. The preschool offers a creative learning environment where children are free to explore, express and experiment.  Located in DLF Phase IV close to Galleria, the preschool attracts children of discerning parents who are looking for a world class preschool.  The preschool also offers a high quality afterschool care program with a number of enrichment programs to choose from.

Intellitots preschool is known for their child friendly instructors and very good child teacher ratio. The school boasts of a child teacher ratio of 7:1 and has live music in classrooms with specialized and internationally trained staff for musical drama, storytelling, baby yoga and phonics instruction. The classrooms are air-conditioned and there are a number of specialized outdoor areas for physical activity. Parents are regularly invited to interact with teachers, watch morning assembly  and volunteer for storytelling sessions and other activities.

The child-focused creative curriculum developed and followed by Intellitots revolves around development of vocabulary related to real world themes, with an emphasis on the development of language and numeracy skills. The preschool values the uniqueness of each child as a competent learner who is eager to learn and can be resilient and self-assured given a secure and stimulating environment. Intellitots strives to get children to experience the joy and highs of learning and set them on the path of becoming confident and successful individuals.

Mausmi Dubey, mother of 4 year old Anahita states ‘Intellitots according to me has  a unique environment for young children which is a combination of intelligence, creative skills and affection that helps them to stimulate their young minds. The structure of their programs are designed and formulated to bring out the creative skills in every child and they are committed towards effective child development. My daughter has been associated with them for over a year and we are very pleased with her development. The best part is that she looks forward to coming here every day.’

Landline : 0124 – 4223860
MOB : 9990800892
ADD : Intellitots Learning, 4101 DLF Phase IV, Near Vipul Square(Naivaidyam), Gurgaon
Email :


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Medhaam Preschool (and daycare) Gurgaon

C Block (behind Rakshak towers),

South City 1 Gurgaon, Haryana 122001 – 0124 4379900

Open Weekdays 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat 8:30am-2:30pm


Ms. Nita Datta
Mobile: +91 96541 22900

Review/About: Medhaam Preschool is a newly opened pre-school in Gurgaon’s South City 1 and one visit to the school does give you a feel that it is surely going to come up as a promising option in pre-schools in the city in near future.

Following are some of the features that really made me feel that it will be a good choice for parents in future.

a)      Its location – Prime location based in South City 1’s residential complex.

b)      Infrastructure and Building – It’s a 3 story school with really spacious classrooms and a basement area. The pre-school also has open area, play area for kids, gardening etc. Lot of emphasis is given on outdoor games (splash pool, swings, and kid’s toy cars with its own driving area), which is a plus point.

c)      No rigid curriculum is followed but a mix of Montessori method (I could see lot of Montessori equipment like beads etc), Play way and even a lot of emphasis to story telling, puppet shows and they even have an Art Room, which just has art equipment.

d)      The school has a highly experienced Principal Ms Nita Datta, who was earlier with renowned schools like DPS and iDiscoveri in Gurgaon.

e)      Student Teacher ratio – 8:1

f)        I really liked the design of the school w.r.t to washrooms. Each class had a low-height wash-basin (meant for washing hands) INSIDE THE Classroom itself to encourage children to wash their hands every time they come inside the classrooms. And this is done in a singsong manner where a small rhyme is recited (This is the way I wash my hands, wash my hands) every time the child washes his/her hands.

g)      The washrooms have low level toilet seats especially for kids. Separate washrooms for girls and boys, and looked pretty neat and clean.

h)      The school also scores another plus point on security. It has CCTV for round-the-clock surveillance and also uses Swipe Card Entry to ensure children’s safety and security at all times.

i)        All school sends regular weekly updates on Child’s progress and also ensures a PT meet every 3 months. But if a parent has any concerns, they can meet their respective teachers after school hours any day.

j)        The school does have a Day care facility till 6:30 pm.

k)      The school provides meals and the fee charged (see below) is inclusive of all meals. One look at the kitchen does give a neat and hygienic look.

Now A Few Negative Points

  1. If one has to go to activity rooms (upstairs) or the car play area (basement) it needs lot of stair climbing and keeping in mind the age of children, it is a little matter of concern. Wish they find a solution to it.
  2. Because of the rains and new construction, the rooms in the basement had some seepage issues. Though no classrooms were conducted in these rooms and all the activity was going on it ground floor rooms, this is just what I noticed. I am sure they would soon come up with a viable solution to this small issue.
  3. Since the school has recently started functioning, there are very few kids as of now. I could see only one girl in nursery class. And this isn’t really healthy for overall development of kid. So I would suggest waiting a few more months to get your child admitted in nursery class, so they have few more kids. I am sure the school will pick-up pace soon!
  4. The fee is slightly on the high end. My personal view-point, you may differ. But given the facilities and infrastructure the school is providing, one can give the figures a miss!

Human Touch

Ever since I have come back from the school, one image has stayed in my mind and that is of the Principal of the school – Ms Dutta, sitting in the Toddler’s group (classroom) with a small girl in her lap and singing her the poem..Machli jal ki raani hai…. Needless to say, I was impressed (and touched) beyond words.

I have been to so many pre-schools but this is the first time I have come across the Principal of the school sitting so closely with the kid. Most of them are outside in their office, leaving the rest to junior teachers.

Same “human touch” was visible in day care are. The in charge of day care (sorry forgot her name) was a lady who was holding a small baby (must be 1 year old) in her lap and telling her stories, talking to her. This is surely commendable!

I hope that the school maintains such “human touch” even the number of kids rise in future.

Fee Structure (2010-2011)


Eligibility Age – 1.5 – 2 years

Admission Form – 500/-

Admission Fee – 8000

Facility – 1500/ – per month

Tuition – 3000/ – per month

Security – 5000/-

Administrative Fee – 7000/- per annum


Eligibility Age – 2-5 years

Admission Form – 500/-

Admission Fee – 8000

Facility – 1500/ – per month

Tuition – 3500/ – per month

Security – 5000/-

Administrative Fee – 7000/- per annum

DAY CARE – Full Day – 1.5 – 8 Yrs

Admission Form – 500/-

Admission Fee – 2500/-

Facility – 5700/- per month (for half day it is 4500/- per month)

Security – 2500/-

The school also has other plans for 4 hours, 2 hours and per day basis in Day Care. The school also offers transport facility to kids.

Do let me know what your views on this pre-school are. Looking forward to hear from you.

In the recent years, a large number of International Schools are mushrooming in India, mostly in metropolitan cities. Today, parents have a plethora of educational boards from which to choose. It is no longer just the SSC (Secondary School Certificate), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Local State Boards or ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).

Today a large number of International Schools are also offering foreign boards like Cambridge International Examination (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) and give its students an option to appear for either the Indian boards or the International ones.

Cambridge International Examination (CIE)


There has been a sudden rise in the number of schools today with a CIE affiliation, with most of them in Maharashtra, New Delhi and NCR, Hyderabad, Gujarat and Karnataka. Over 200 schools in India are Cambridge International Centres and Haryana has over 14 such schools. The entire list can be found here –

CIE or Senior Cambridge, as it is popularly known, was a precursor to ICSE and ISC examinations in India. Today, CIE is the world’s largest provider of international qualification for 14-19-year-olds. The qualifications include the Cambridge IGCSE and the International A/AS levels. CIE qualifications are taken in over 150 countries across the globe.

The best part is that Cambridge IGCSE is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. The demand for international certifications has been fuelled mainly by NRI and expat students. Many NRIs come to India looking for the same standard of education as they are used to in the West and CIE or IB meets their demands.

CIE adopts a flexible approach in each country of affiliation. For example, it introduced Sinhala in Sri Lanka and Pakistan Studies is a must requirement in Pakistan. For the Indian students, Cambridge has introduced Hindi.

CIE is recognised worldwide and many universities outside India grant credits and exemption of certain papers if the students have an international qualification.

The University of Cambridge is the oldest and the largest International Exam Board, conducting exams for 2.5 million students a year in 158 countries. The CIE programme is conducted as per the International syllabus, under the strict structure of the University of Cambridge, with examination papers sent and marked by the CIE.

CIE qualification are accepted and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the globe.

CIE has developed and promoted qualification around the world for almost 150 years. As per the AIU (Association of Indian Universities), 5 (five) passes at IGCSE in Grade A, B, C and minimum 2 (two) passes at A level examination (XII) of the British examining bodies is equivalent to + 2 (HSC) stage qualification which is minimum eligibility requirement for admission to Bachelor degree programme at Indian universities.

International Baccalaureate System


IB is the abbreviation for International Baccalaureate. Schools recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and offering the IB curriculum are known as IB World Schools.

Currently, there are 70 IB World Schools in India offering one or more of the three IB programmes. 19 schools offer the Primary Years Programme , 7 schools offer the Middle Years Programme and 66 schools offer the Diploma Programme. The first school was authorized in 1976. The complete list can be found here…

IB is an internationally-recognised school system made up of three educational programmes:

i. PYP: The Primary Years Programme (Kindergarten to Class 5).

ii. MYP: The Middle Years Programme (Class 6 to Class 10).

iii. DP: The Diploma Programme (Class 11 to Class 12).

What are the subjects in PYP?

Subjects in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) are:

1. Language

2. Social Studies

3. Mathematics

4. Science and Technology

5. Arts

6. Personal, Social and Physical education

What are the subjects in MYP?

Subjects in the Middle Years Programme (MYP) are:

1. 1st Language

2. 2nd Language

3. Humanities (History and Geography)

4. Sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)

5. Mathematics (Number, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and Discrete Mathematics)

6. Arts (Visual Arts and Performing Arts)

7. Physical Education

8. Technology (Computers)

What are the subjects in DP?

DP students choose one subject from each of the following six ‘Subject Groups’:

Group 1: First Language (English)

Group 2: Second Language (French, Hindi, etc).

Group 3: Individuals and Societies (History, Economics, Business and Management, etc).

Group 4: Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Systems).

Group 5: Mathematics and Computer Science.

Group 6: Electives (either Visual Arts or a second subject from Groups 3, 4 or 5).

In addition, all DP students must study a two-year course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK); work to produce an Extended Essay (EE); and engage in Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS).

What are TOK, EE and CAS?

Theory of Knowledge is an essay of 1,200-1,600 words written on a given title (from a choice of ten), followed by a ten-minute presentation of the essay by the DP student in class.

Extended Essay is an original independent research leading a DP student to produce a comprehensible written piece of 3,500-4,000 words in any chosen subject and title.

Under Creative, Action and Service, each DP student must complete at least 150 hours spread out over one-and-a-half years, engaging in some form of Creativity, participating in sport or other physical Action, and doing social Service.

Some Important Points

A CBSE student can join the IB Diploma Programme for 10+2 level qualifications instead of the Class 12 CBSE, ICSE or State Board exams.


The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) rates IB at par with Class 12 CBSE, ICSE, NIOS or State Boards. However there have been certain instances when IB students found it difficult to get admission in certain Indian colleges and universities.

Pursuing the IB programme can be very expensive, with annual fees as high as INR 5,00000.

Mahatma Gandhi International School, an IB World School based in Ahmedabad, is however an exception where slum children study together with other children.

For Teachers


The IBO conducts frequent workshops for prospective and experienced IB World School teachers.


10 September 2010 — Category 1 DP workshops in Mumbai, India (ISTA) (3 days)

23 September 2010 — Category 1 DP & Category 3 Continuum workshops in Lavasa, India (3 days)

13 November 2010 — Category 3 PYP Workshops in Bangalore, India (3 days)

13 November 2010 — Category 1 and 2 DP Workshops in Bangalore, India (3 days)

13 November 2010 — University Recognition Forum in Bangalore, India (3 days)



Fees Structure in International Schools in India


Though I could not find latest details but according to 2004 statistics, GD Goenka states a six-figure fee. The school charges Rs 1.7 lakh annually, with an additional Rs 1.53 lakh at the time of admission.

The British school charges between Rs 3.14 lakh to Rs 3.59 lakh depending on which grade the student enrols in. Starex International, another International school, charges between Rs 1 lakh to 2 lakh depending on whether you have selected the CBSE or the Cambridge curriculum.

Pathways World School in Gurgaon bordering Delhi charges Rs.120,000 ($2,600) – with an additional Rs.120,000 for hostel accommodation – to Rs.230,000 ($5,000) per year. This is less than the Rs.670,000 ($14,500) charged by the American Embassy School and the British School, as of 2004.

The fee has increased many folds now in 2010.

Regulation of International Schools

In India, the ministry of human resource development is still deliberating over the idea of having a second thought about “regulating” international schools affiliated to foreign boards like Cambridge International Examination (CIE) or International Baccalaureate (IB). Please read the recent Economic Times article here..

Looking forward to your views on the same subject. Would you like to enroll your kid in an International school?


Here is the list of top schools in Chennai – Part 1. More parts to follow soon.

  1. St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School


About – St. Bede’s was started in 1907 to provide Catholic education for children of European and Anglo-Indian descent. It has a boarding house, meant only for the Catholic, Anglo Indian boys. Dayscholar students of other religions are also admitted into this school.

At present there are 52 well qualified, trained, dynamic, dedicated and hard working staff members both ladies and gents; including religious staff who work untiringly for the all round development of the students.

There are 1517 students on the rolls – from the Primary Section to the Higher Secondary Section.

Primary Section: Stds 1-5 = 405
High School Section: Stds 6-10 = 782
Higher Secondary Section: 11&12 = 330

The subjects offered at the Higher Secondary Level are:
Group 1 – Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Group 2 – Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science.
Group 3 – Commerce, Accountancy & Business Mathematics, Economics
Group 4 – Commerce, Accountancy & Computer Science, Economics

Sports: Athletics, various games like cricket, football, hockey, basket ball, volley ball and tennis are at the students’ choice. The School has Cricket, Foot Ball, and Tennis Coaching Classes. Gymnastics too is offered here. At the Inter school, zonal and national levels our students always return with laurels.

 Various Clubs and Movements: Various Clubs and Movements like the Dramatics Club, Science Club, Blue Cross Club, Phialately Club, Sports Club, National Service Scheme, Junior Red Cross, Scouts, Road Safety Patrol, Holy Childhood, YCS\YSM, the Choral Society, School Band, the English & Tamil Literary Associations, function very well in the school.


Admissions are open to standards I and XI only, as a rule.


Address –Santhome High Road, Santhome

Chennai – 600004

Phone: (44) 24983450




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2. Sri Vidhya Academy International School, Chennai


About – Sri Vidhya Academy International Residential School is inspired from the gurukul style of learning combined with modern tools of 21st century’s education. It is a co-educational school promoting healthy relationship, excellent academia with a spectrum of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to learn many basic skills.



The School has been accredited the status of Cambridge International center by the University of Cambridge and open for admission from classes k.g to 12th. The school limits the intake to 20 students per class with a healthy teacher student ratio. Apart from Tamil, English, Hindi and French, students can opt to learn other oriental and European languages.

The school follows the IGCSE curriculum of the University of Cambridge, London upto class X and for classes XI and XII the GCE ‘A’ level curriculum of the University of Cambridge, London. They will take IGCSE examination end of X class and GCE ‘A’ level examination at the end of XII Std.

Hostel Accommodation


The hostel is surrounded by a green and friendly environment. There are three beds in each room for three students. Each student has a study table, cupboard and a reading lamp.

A separate shoe rack is made available; Students can opt for A\C rooms; rooms are mopped everyday and clothes are washed and pressed. Wardens and maids are there to look after the needs of the students, Students get the help of the residential nurse for any ailment. The bathrooms and toilets are adequate and well designed.


Class Total (Rs.)

L.K.G 75,000

I to III 1,25,000

IV to VI 1,50,000

VII to X 2,00,000

XI to XII 3,00,000

Fees are inclusive of:

Boarding and lodging

Routine in – school medical care

Use of swimming pool, gymnasium, horse riding

Extra curricular & co – curricular activities

Laundry, Saloon

School uniforms, shoes, bed linen, toiletries,

Swim suit, skating materials & sports kits


Text books or resource materials

Language Lab, Science Lab, library, internet browsing

Participation in out – of – campus activities like, adventure sports, performances, trips


Pattabiram Road, Sokkanallur

Pattabiram, Chennai – 600072

Phone: (44) 32914051

  Phone No: +91-44- 26494645 / 26495844 / 26494655 / 94440 88424 

Website –

E-mails – Information:





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3. Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation School, Chennai


About – Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School is located on College Road, Chennai. Started in 1925, the school is primarily meant for Catholics. Students from the other communities are also admitted. The school aims at the all-round development of the student enabling him or her to become intellectually alert, emotionally balanced, morally sound, spiritually orientated, socially committed and culturally enriched.

Address– 32, College Road

Greams Road, Chennai – 600006

Phone: (44) 28276729

4. Krishnamurthi Foundation India, Chennai

About – Named simply ‘The School’ by Krishnamurti, this institution established in 1973 is situated in Adyar, on the grounds of the Theosophical Society. Its setting, with many old trees, a young banyan tree, a pond, an old building and open spaces, is simple and beautiful.

The school has about 350 students and about 35 teachers. It admits children in class 1 after the age of five-and-a-half years. The junior school comprising the Classes I to IV functions in the mixed-age group mode for classes 2,3 & 4, and offers an opportunity for students to learn in an atmosphere of minimum peer compulsions. The junior school day extends from 8.20 a.m. to 2.45 p.m., and includes a variety of activities and learning opportunities. The middle school, comprising Classes V to VII also functions in a mixed age environment. The middle school day is from 8.20 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Students are exposed to social studies and sciences in addition to language and mathematics.

The senior Classes, VIII to X, prepare the students for the ICSE examination. A special programme for Class XI distinguishes our senior secondary classes. Apart from a wide choice of traditional subjects, art and environmental sciences are available for students. The programme for class XI includes drama, travel to understand India better and projects. Student entry into Class XI is subject to rigorous interview and test.

The school has also offered after school special educational opportunities for select students on an individual and special basis.

The Principal,
The School-KFI, Damodar Gardens,
Besant Avenue, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020, India.
Tel: (044) 24915845.
e-mail :



5. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chennai


About – Kendriya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, a civil sector school, Co-educational, secular school is run by a vibrant organization Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Situated in the heart of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu State in GPRA Campus, Thirumangalam, it has all along been uncompromising on the quality of education right from its inception in July 1995.

To initiate and promote experimentations and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like CBSE, NCERT, etc.

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Address: Island Ground, Pallavan Salai

Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002

Phone: (44) 25360191

Fax No: 26195729


Principal: kvannanagar(at)

Chairman VMC:msamhit(at)

Website –

6. St. John’s International School, Chennai


About – The Academic year is Bi-semester starting from JUNE ending in APRIL

First Semester (Second Week of June to First Week of October)

Activities in First Semester are

Unit Test

Mid Semester Examination

First Semester Examination

Inter-House Intramural Games for Seniors

Inter-house Club Activities

Inauguration of students council

Educational tours

Inter-house Cultural shows

Investiture Ceremony

Independence Day & Teachers Day

Educational Project

Sports Meet

Faculty Training & Orientation Programmes

Group Discussion / Guest Lectures

Second Semester (Fourth Week of October to First Week of April)

Activities in Second Semester are

Unit Test

Mid- Semester Examination

Revision Examination ( X & XII)

Annual Examination for Class XI

Pre-Board Examination

Inter-House Intramural games for Juniors

Inter-House Club Activities

Children’s Day

Career Guidance Seminars

Christmas tree celebration

Educational tours / study trips

Seminars & Briefing Sessions

Faculty Training & Orientation

Guest Lectures

Annual Day

Second Semester Examinations

Preparatory Examination


The Medium of instruction is English.  English is the first language.

Languages Taught – The type of linguistic multiplicity and variety which is available in India is usually not found in any other part of the world.  It is a part of the linguistic reality in India that school education should prepare the children to adjust to it.  Keeping this in mind, the school provides opportunities to learn various languages.

The Style of Education

The School aims to provide modern all-round education with special emphasis on moral and ethical instruction as well as physical education, nurturing character building, tolerance and co-operation, striving for excellence in every field or endeavor will be encouraged.

Maximum opportunities will be provided in the campus to encourage initiative, self-reliance and leadership qualities.  Special efforts will be made to identify any special ability and talent that the child may have.

Admissions – Admissions at SJIRS for the academic year June 2010 – April 2011 has begun.


Dates of Examination  

30th January 2010

27th February 2010

3rd April 2010

8th May 2010

22nd May 2010  

Address: Palanjur

Poonamallee, Chennai – 602103

Website –

Call : 91- 044 – 26812500

Fax : 91- 44 – 26811794

Email –

7. St. Patrick’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai


About – St. Patrick’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, a Centenarian Institution of great renown, was founded in 1875 by Irish Brothers to cater to the educational needs of the sons of British settlers in Madras, and a few Indian boys, whose parents wanted them to have the benefits of a Western education. It is managed by the Patrician Brothers who have some of the finest schools in India and abroad.



St. Patrick’s imparts a sound religious, moral, literary and scientific education aiming at the harmonious development of the child, through formal class room instruction combined with a wide range of activities.


In order to achieve its educational goals, the school is divided into four sections:

Junior School – Stds. I – V

Middle School – Stds. VI – VIII

High School – Stds. IX – X

Higher Secondary

School – Stds. XI & XII

Each section is headed by a Co-ordinator who is responsible for its smooth functioning.





I – XII 8.15 a.m. To 3.15 p.m. 




Stds. VI – XII 3.15 p.m. To 5.00 p.m.


Admission – Children should have completed 5 years as on July 31 of the year of admission in order to qualify for admission to Std l.


Address: St.Patrick’s Anglo Indian Hr.Sec.School

1st Crescent Park Road,Gandhi Nagar,Adayar,

Chennai – 600 020.

Phone:044 – [24420209, 24454794]


  Website –

8. Sushil Hari International Residential School, Chennai

About – SushilHari International Residential School at Kelambakkam, established over the past six years takes care of the educational needs of children and is open to anyone. Students of this school learn to love what they study, and this is not under duress of any exam or homework.

The school is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the best of the Eastern Values and Western progressive techniques, and situated in an ambience that motivates the children to love studies.

The school has continuously shown commendable results with 100% pass in X and XII board exams scoring 80% average every year; in the academic year 2006-2007, the school bagged an All-India rank, four state ranks and 24 children scoring above 90%.

The school offers full care scholarship program  to meritorious candidates. Apart from studies, students are groomed by a host of free extracurricular activities and blossom into multi-faceted personalities.

The students are also encouraged to learn Veda, Yoga, music, dance (Indian and western), foreign languages, etc. Despite of all these world-class facilities, the fees in this school is moderate and affordable. Thus this non-commercial school will bring about a revolution in the education system.

Children after their schooling come out not just with academic knowledge but are also well versed in many other arts like Music, Dance, Instruments and a host of co curricular and extra curricular activities such as, Yoga, Veda, Meditation, Swimming, Sports and are also trained in handling small electrical, carpentry, mason work, day-to-day banking, insurance transactions etc., which are required for the practical day-to-day living.  

Admission is open to students for the 2010-2011 academic year.  The academic dates are as follows:

Grade Academic year Begins Ends Application deadline
KG-Grade 10 2010 – 2011 June 1st 2010 March 26th 2010 April 1st 2010


Eligibility Criteria

Admission to SushiHari International Residential School is open to all students.  Selection is purely based on merit, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender.

Admission to SushiHari International Residential School is highly competitive and is based on student’s performance in the Scholastic Student Search Examination conducted as a part of the admission process for grades 1-9. In addition, student’s interest in the school, any prior co-curricular or extra-curricular achievements are valued.  See Selection Procedure for more details.

Application Process

Step 1: Request for application package
Submit a DD or Banker’s cheque for Rs.100 payable to “Sushilhari International School” drawn on any Nationalized bank in Chennai.

Mailing address:
Admissions Office, SushilHari International Residential School
Sree Ramarajya Campus
Vandalur Road
Kelambakkam – 603103
Ph: 044-27474050

Minimum age for admission to Kindergarten – completion of 3 years as on 30th June. No tests / assessments made for admission to Kindergarten.  No donation is accepted in any form.

Selection for admission to classes I to IX is based on an entrance test and interview to assess student aptitude.

Admission is based on performance in the exam and personal interview with the student. Students are tested in Mathematics and English at the level of the class passed by the candidate. For admissions to Classes VIII and IX, students are tested in other subjects too. No special preparation is required. Student’s aptitude for learning is appraised in the examination and interview. 

Address: Sree Ramarajya Campus Off Kelambakkam-vandalur Road, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103

Phone: (44) 27474050

Phone Numbers

SushilHari Administration Office: +91-44-27474050

SushilHari Admissions Office: +91-44-27474351

SushilHari Hostel: +91-44-27474050


9.  RBANC Higher Secondary School, Chennai


Address –26, Swamy Chetty Street, Pudupet

Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002

Phone: (44) 28520061


10.  Sharanalaya Montessori School, Chennai

About – Sharanalaya is the first Montessori school in chennai to be recognised by the INDIAN MONTESSORI CENTRE and also recognised by the GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU.

Admissions open 2009-2010 for Montessori Environments (From 2 yrs to 5.6 Yrs) and for std 1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th.

About – No:10, Jambulingam Street

Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034

Phone: (44) 28229427,  42137651

Email –

Website –

11. Padma Seshadiri Bala Bhavan Secondary School, Chennai


About – Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) is a group of schools Nungambakkam was established in 1958 by a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. There were 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the Dean and Director of the school, Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Parthasarathy

Today the school has five branches with 8000 students and 500 staff members.


One year after its inception, in 1959, the school shifted to a campus of its own at the present premises in Nungambakkam. It followed the Madras Matriculation System unit of Madras University. As the school grew in strength, the need to extend its branches arose and thus emerged the T.P.Road Junior School in 1971, as an annex to the school in Nungambakkam. In 1978, this school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.  

In 1976 another branch of the PSBB School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, was started in a residential area of K.K.Nagar with 5-acre (20,000 m2) surroundings. The K.K. Nagar Branch had four sections of every class from Pre-KG to Std. X. Today it has 5000 students with ten sections in each of these classes. Standards XI and XII have seven sections each. Mrs Chandra Srinivasan, a 40-year veteran of the school, is the Advisor for Academics for PSBB. PSBB was compelled to adopt the CBSE educational system in the 1970s and 1980s to satisfy the growing demands of the residents of the city.

PSBB has been visited by (former) President of India A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.

In the year 2010, Mrs Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean of the PSBB Schools has received the prestigious PadmaSri from the Government of India in Education and Literature.

Notable Alumni  –




Address – 29, Alagiriswamy Salai

K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600078

Phone: (44) 24724251

Website –

12. Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Chennai

Address: 54, Burkit Road

T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017

Phone: (44) 24346716

 As always, looking forward to hear from you. Please let me know what in your view are the top schools in Chennai.

Hello everyone,

Here is the list of Top and Best schools in Hyderabad. It is the first in series. Please suggest more schools.

  1. Harvard/Howard Public School


About – The school is 2 decades old and is one of the best co-educational schools in Hyderabad, affiliated to CBSE board. Established in the year 1986, situated in the heart of the city at Himayatnagar, Hyderabad, Howard Public School (formerly known as Harvard Public School) began its journey with sole objective of imparting quality education of the highest standards in child friendly environment. The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE), New Delhi and prepares the children for All India Secondary School Education.

Facilities: Art and Craft, games, computer labs, field trips, library, music and dance, sports, transport, well equipped science lab.

Admissions: Admissions to classes Nursery, Kindergarten, I < II commence from the 2nd week of December and for classes 3rd to 9th from 1st week of March (Subject to the availability of the seats).

Prospectus and Applications are available at the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. from Monday to Friday and between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Saturdays.

To Apply as teachers: Teacher requirement for the academic year 2008 to 2010

Please send your resume to below mentioned email ID’s

Email ID :

Alternate Email ID :

Address: 3-6-568, Street No.8, Himayat Nagar

Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad – 500029

Phone: (40) 27630610



2. Oakridge International School

About – Oakridge International was started on 11th June 2001 at rented premises in Jubilee Hills. To begin with, they had four Pre-Primary Sections, and one Section each for Classes I to V.

At present, more than 2500 students are on rolls, from the Nursery to Class XII. They have limited residential facilities for boys and girls. The medium of instruction at Oakridge International is English. Oakridge International enjoys the distinction of being the largest international school in India.

They are also the first IB world school in Andhra Pradesh, running successfully for nearly a decade now. They have the facility for kids to pursue any academic stream – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, or UK-based University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or the Switzerland-based International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) first to run its Primary Years Programme (PYP) in 2003..(Authorised in October 2004)

Oakridge International School is promoted by the Visakhapatnam-based Vikas Educational Institutions Limited (VEIL), which is popularly known as the VIKAS Group. Starting with the establishment of a Junior College in 1993 at Visakhapatnam, the Vikas Group ventured ahead to start a junior college in Tirupati also.

All through Vikas educational institutions achieved high ranks in Intermediate Examinations. Even in Entrance examinations like EAMCET, IIT, IIIT, JIPMER, BITS Pilani, Roorkee Vikas students emerged a star performers, achieved high scores and top ranks. Vikas is now a household name in Andhra Pradesh that is synonymous to quality Intermediate education. Much of the credit of Vikas’ achievements goes to its founders Mr T. Naga Prasad, Chairman and Mr Y. V. Rajasekhar Babu, Managing Director.

Senior Management Team (SMT) of Oakridge International School includes:

Mr Ravi Kumar Sunkara-Director (Schools)

Capt. Rohit Sen Bajaj (Retd.)-Principal

Mr. Gerald Jacob – Vice Principal

Mrs Hema Sanjay-Headmistress

Col. Y. S. Ravindra Nath (Retd.)-Bursar

At the pre-primary and primary level (up to Class VI)

At the pre-primary and primary level (up to Class VI), Oakridge International offers a blend of the national curriculum as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT)-and done in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-with the international curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) for all students.

At the secondary school level, from Class VI to Class X

At the secondary school level, from Class VI to Class X, on the one hand Oakridge International prepares one group of students for the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) administered by the CBSE on completion of Class X while another group does the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme in classes VI, VII and VIII (with the option of the Cambridge Checkpoint) followed by the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in classes IX and X.

Assessment and Evaluation

In conventional schools, marks or grades scored are the sole parameters to judge a student’s progress. At Oakridge International however, evaluation focuses on the child’s all-round development. In addition to end-of-topic tests and term-end trials (for classes IV to X), every child’s contribution and achievements in doing project work and producing study material is also assessed. The 5point rating scale is denoted by colours as below: Performance Standards:


The student demonstrates outstanding competence beyond what is expected for the class level at this time of the year. He/She can perform independently and apply his/her learning to new and different situations.


The student is competent and performs slightly above expected class level. He/She exhibits higher levels of skill and effort. Standard The student is competent and performs to the expected class level. He/She can maintain his/her performance with little assistance from the teacher.


The student demonstrates limited ability and understanding of what is expected for the class level at this time of the year. He/She needs continuous and greater amount of support from teachers and parents to rise to the level of a Standard student.


•Oakridge International admits students in to every class it operates – provided there are vacancies – except in classes X and XII.

•The exact number of students to be admitted every year depends on the seats that fall vacant after students who do not wish to continue at OIS withdraw from the school.

  • The age of candidates seeking admission to the Nursery class of Oakridge International must be at least two-plus on 1st June of the year in which admission is sought. Following from this, the minimum age for admission to every class thereafter goes up accordingly. The criterion for the minimum age to qualify for admission to any class is adhered to most strictly.
  • The cut-off date for the minimum age to qualify for admission to any class is strictly 01 June of the concerned year.
  • A candidate seeking admission to classes I and above, should score at least 40% in each of the two papers for the written test to be eligible to be invited for the personal interview.


Vacancies for teachers in Oakridge International School


PRE PRIMARY: Classes PP1, PP2 and Nursery

PRIMARY: Classes I to VI

Subjects:  English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. (For Classes I to III, preference will be given to teachers who can teach all the subjects as Home Room Teachers)


Classes VII to X


Subjects: English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Business Studies, Social Sciences


Classes XI and XII


Subjects: Mathematics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Economics, History, English, CAS (Creativity Action Service), Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Environmental Management.

Required Qualifications:

Trained Graduates/Post Graduates (Age Group 25 – 40 years), with relevant teacher training qualifications and at least 5 years experience for senior classes.

Physical Education: Relevant Experience in teaching Physical Education as a subject to senior secondary classes.

The following positions are for all classes:

LANGUAGE TEACHERS: Spanish, French, Hindi.

SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER: Graduates (Age Group 25 – 35 years) with B. Ed or training in remedial instruction/special education with 2 years of relevant experience in working with slow learners and learning difficulties – Math and English.


Subjects: Dance (Indian Classical & Western), Music (Vocal & Instrumental), Dramatics, Swimming.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS: Physical Education Trainers, B.P. Ed/M.P. Ed (Age Group 20 -30 years) with 2 – 5 years experience.

TEACHER LIBRARIAN & Asst. LIBRARIAN: Post Graduate/ Graduate in Library Science.

The school also invites qualified professionals for the following full time non teaching positions:

CAREER COUNSELLOR: Post Graduate with at least 3 years relevant experience.

NURSE:  Qualification in Nursing having work experience in the schooling space.


Manager: M Com/MBA-Finance, Min of 4 yrs experience, proficient in all areas of accounts and finance, familiarity with accounting packages.

Executive: B Com, Min of 2 yrs exp in Tally, computer proficiency.


Manager: MBA-HR, Min of 5 yrs Exp, Proficient in all areas of HR like payroll and time office, performance appraisal, recruitment and personnel administration.

Executive: MBA – HR, Min of 1 yr exp.

To apply for the above positions, do email your resumes to, or mail to

The HR Manager

Oakridge International School,

Address: Khajaguda, on Nanakramguda Road,

Cyberabad, Hyderabad – 500008

Phone: (40) 25502460

Website –

3.Praganya Montessori School

About – Pragnya Montessori house of children was established in 2004. It is a professionally operated, co-educational school follows the development of the child according to the Philosophy and Methodology of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Pragnya provides a full Montessori Education for children from the age of 30 months to twelve years old. The School is comprised of primary school (the 2 ½ – 6 year old group) and elementary school (the 6 – 9 and 9 – 12 year old groups) Completion of the three-year primary program at Pragnya or another recognized Montessori primary is normally a pre-requisite for entry into the elementary program.

The School operates five days a week, three terms per year. During the first year in the 3 – 6 group children attend a half-day program (9.00am – 12.30 pm}, five days per week. In the second year of the 3 – 6 primary program and throughout the elementary program children attend a full day (9.00am -3.00pm)

Admission: Enrolment Pollicy



Selection for a place at pragnya Montessori School is based on the following criteria:

1.Suitability for the school as determined by the correspondent, taking into consideration:

◦Intention to complete 3 year cycle


◦Of current students

◦Of past pupils who completed the 3-year cycle

3.Age and sex balance in waiting list order.

4.Acceptance of the Montessori philosophy and principles and willingness to participate in their implementation.

5.Parent participation in school

6.Admissions are based on first come first serve.

7.All placements are subject to:

◦An interview with the correspondent with prior appointment.

Address: 8-4-376/3, Borabanda,

Sanat Nagar Industrial Estate, Hyderabad – 500018

Phone: (40) 23716206

Website  –

Email –

4.Holy Mother High School 

About – The school provides an innovative and dynamic learning environment, purposefully designed to support the educational program. It is a matter of rejoice and appreciation that the school has already entered into the Quality Management System.

Address: Agapura, Nampally Road, Nampally,

Hyderabad G.P.O., Hyderabad – 500001

Phone: (40) 24803106

5. St. George Grammar High School

Address: 5-9-263, Gunfoundry, Abids

Hyderabad G.P.O., Hyderabad – 500001

Phone: (40) 23232447


6. Euro Kids


About – EuroKids is a brand owned by EuroKids International Ltd which was formerly known as Egmont Imagination (India) Ltd. The core activity of the company revolved around children book publishing. The company had abundant access to Pre-School learning content and wanted to use its expertise in bringing good quality content to Indian students. This set off a process which led to the setting up of an organised Pre-School chain with the commencement of franchising in 2001. Since then EuroKids has added more than 600+ franchised pre-schools in 260 cities across India and provided more than 450 individuals an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial journey. 


Address: 5-9-35/3,

LIC Post Office, Hyderabad – 500063

Phone: (40) 23234859

7. Oyster Play School and Montessorie


Address: 12-13-698/1, Street No. 13 Nagarjuna Nagar, Tarnaka,

Lallaguda, Hyderabad – 500017

Phone: (40) 65578827

8. Kendriya Vidyalaya

About – KVS Hyderabad Region came into existence in 1981.

It has now 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas, all in the State of Andhra Pradesh; 17 in Defence Sector, 28 in Civil Sector and 5 in Project Sector.  

At present it has strength of approximately1500 teachers and 45,191 students.

FAQ on Admissions:

1. What is the procedure for seeking direct admission to class X and XII on a non-KVTC

within the specified date in accordance with KVS admission guidelines

Prior permission from the Assistant Commissioner of the Region concerned is essential subject to the following conditions and the application should be forwarded by the Principal concerned :

a)      Vacancies should be available i.e. below 40 per section

b)      A child should be have been studied in a CBSE affiliated school in class IX and XI with 50% marks in the annual examination   for the admission to class X and XII respectively.

c)      The child should be eligible as per KVS admission guidelines.

d)      The subject combination requested by the child should be available in the KV.


2. What should the parent do if the subject mentioned in the TC of the child are not matching with the subject combination available in the Vidyalaya?  What about students seeking admission from a foreign country in any KV in India ?
  1. 1.       No Objection Certificate should be compulsorily obtained from CBSE for taking up the subjects available in the KV concerned on a mandatory basis as all KVs are affiliated to CBSE.
  2. 2.       Children seeking admission from a foreign country in any KV of India should submit NOC from the embassy concerned along with countersignature of the School TC
3 Is Pre-primary an integral part of KVS. Clarify? Pre-primary is being run on an experimental self-financing basis in a few KVs only.   The maximum permissible enrolment is 25.  The fee structure is Rs.400/- per month.  There is no automatic admission from pre-primary to class I.


4 Is there any age restriction for admission to class XI and XII? There is no age restriction for admission to class XI provided the concerned child is seeking admission in the year of passing class X examination.  Similarly, there will be no upper and lower age limit for admission to class XII provided there has been no break in the continuous study of the child after passing class X/XI.
5 Is countersignature of TC essential fro non-KV cases during fresh admission?  Clarify Yes it is mandatory to get the TCs issued by non-KVs  :

The competent authority is as follows :

a)      For private school and govt. schools under state jurisdiction, the competent authority is the Dist Education Officer  of the district concerned.

b)      For CBSE, ICSE affiliated scoools, Secretary CBSE of the Regional Office concerned.


6 Whether grand children of central government employees belong to category I No. The category will depend where the department of the parent of the child is working.
7 Whether KVTC of private employees shifting to the place / changing job can be admitted over and above the class strength? They can be admitted with prior approval of the Assistant Commissioner provided there is no other KV within a distance of 05 kms.
8 Whether merit in admission test will be the criteria for admission to higher classes ? No. Category of the parent will be taken into consideration apart from the condition that the child passes the admission test.
9 Is it necessary to conduct admission test for the children coming from Army/Navy/Air Force schools for admission in any KV? No.  The admission test need not   be conducted.  The TC from any school managed by Army/Navy/Air Force authorities is treated at par with KVTC.  All other conditions of admission guidelines are to be strictly followed.
10 A parent transferred from a place of peace posting to a non-family station.  Whether the child can be admitted in nay KV where the parent wants to keep the family. Yes.  If a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the parent is posted to a non-family station and he wishes to keep his family at some other station of his choice (May or may not be his native place) the parent should not be denied admission.


Address: Barkas, CRPF Camp

Keshogiri, Hyderabad – 500005

Phone: (40) 24440338


 EDUCATION OFFICER’S          –  040-27897571

 ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER   –   040-27847249


Email  (Assistant Commissioner) section) section)        (Audit & Accounts Officer)


9. Eton Temple Convent School

Address: 22-23, Gayatrinagar

Saroor Nagar, Hyderabad – 500035

Phone: (40) 24048820

10. Millat Model School

Address: 6-1-188/A, Boudha Nagar,

Sitaphalmandi, Hyderabad – 500361

Phone: (40) 27500312

11. Johnson Grammar School

About – Johnson Grammar School I.C.S.E., Hyderabad, located at Habshiguda was established in 1979 by the Johnson Grammar School Education Society with affiliation to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi in 1983.

The school is co-educational and offers the I.C.S.E. course following the curriculum and syllabus prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi.

Multi-facility Classrooms, Lab Facility, Library, Admin Block are some of the facilities.


Registration of a pupil is a pre-requisite to admission. Pupils are registered on payment of a non-refundable fee of Rs.500/- (Five hundred only). Mere registration is no guarantee for admission. Every student seeking admission to the school has to pass the Entrance Test. To qualify admission to the school, a high proficiency in English, Mathematics and languages is essential. Admission is purely on merit.

A mere pass will not be a basis for admission. The best of the lot well be selected. Parents are requested to refrain from bringing pressure on the Administrator for admission. This is an impossible way to get the child admitted. The only competent authority to grant admission is the Administrator. Hence, parents are advised not to contact persons however closely they may be connected with the school management in order to influence the Administrator. Resorting to such acts will prove to be a futile exercise

Entrance Test


The syllabus for the entrance test has been specified only up to class VIII. For admission into class IX and X, the Principal has to be contacted since admission into these classes is based on certain rules laid down by the ICSE council.

Admission to classes other than Kindergarten is subject to the availability of seats.


Nursery & L.K.G. : Oral Interview with child.

The Entrance test will be conducted as under

U.K.G. : Number work, English (Written), EVE(Oral) and language (Written)

Class I to VIII: English, Mathematics and Language (Written)

Admission Form

Student found fit for admission will be given an admission form which should be correctly filled in and signed by the parent or guardian. The Birth Certificate or Transfer certificate issued by a recognized school must be produced at the time of admission.

Address: 9-3-366/1, Regimental Bazar

Secunderabad H.O., Hyderabad – 500003

Phone: (40) 27170940

Email id –

Vacancy at the Johnson Grammar School:

Teachers required for the following positions. 

Department Subjects Required qualification

Pre-Primary All subjects Montessori trained or PPTTC

Primary School All subjects Trained Graduates

Middle School English, History, French, Sanskrit Trained Graduates with experience in ICSE syllabus.

High School English, History, Geography, Telugu, Chemistry, Physics Trained Post Graduates with experience in ICSE syllabus. 

Interested candidates can apply immediately by e-mail at or in person.

12. Silver Oaks School

About – It is one of the best schools in Kukatpally that’s offering CBSE syllabus. Previously its name was Visakha Central School.



Miyapur-Medchal Highway

Hyderabad 500090


Telephone: +91-40-23047777, 23048888, 23047788 

  Mobile: +91- 9440800696 b, 9440800698


Website –

13. Glendale Academy

About – Glendale Academy was founded with the sole mission to provide the best educational inputs for future generations.


 The admission form for classes LKG to Seventh are available from the school head office and can be collected Monday to Saturday between 9:30 am and 3 pm.

 The complete form should be submitted along with the following documents

   Copy of the last progress report card from the previous school

 Copy of birth certificate (please bring the original for verification)

 Original Transfer certificate from the previous school

 Glendale conducts a Competence Assessment Quiz (CAQ) to identify the learning needs of each individual child so that attention can be directed to him or her in a better way. The date, time & venue of the CAQ will be informed to the parents after a review of the completed admission form. Subjects covered in the CAQ include Math, English, Environmental Studies and Science

 Interview schedule – The child will then be interviewed, along with the parents for a better understanding of background – to foster like-mindedness.

 Within one week of confirmation of admission, the Admission Fee and Caution Deposit should be paid at the school office.



Fee Structure
(in Rupees)
Prospectus and Application   500 500 500 500 500 500
Registration Fee Non-Refundable 500 500 500 500 500 500
Admission Fee Non-Refundable 50000 50000 50000 25000 25000 50000
Caution Deposit (Refundable) 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000
Tuition Fee Per Term 19500 20750 21500 22500 23500 25000
Activity Per Term 3500 3000 3000 3000 3500 3500
Lab Fee Per Term 1000 1500 1500
Mid-day Meal
Per Term 2500 3250 3500 3500 3500 3500
Transport fee
A/c Buses
Per Term
(0 – 7 Kms)
6300 6300 6300 6300 6300 6300
Per term
(beyond 7 Kms)



Each term comprises of 4 months. Three terms per annum.

  • The First Term Tuition Fee, Activity Fee, Lunch and Transportation (if opted for) have to be paid at the time of admission.

  • Uniforms, Books, Stationery and Shoes have to be purchased separately.

  • The Transportation fee is subject to change according to the change in the fuel rates


School Campus   

Beside Sun City,

Artillery Centre Gate,


Tel: +91-40-6461-1937,  6552-3980

E-Mail :   

Administrative Office 

7th Floor, Babukhan Millenium Centre,

Off Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad – 82.


Komal Mathews

School Coordinator

Tele : 92462-41938 (M)

E-Mail :

14. Edufun Pre-School

EduFun Preschool, the Early Learning Division of Glendale Academy International. EduFun provides high-quality pre primary education for children between the ages of 2 and 5, and optional Day care for children aged 2-7 years.

Only School Hours:
Admission Fee – Non Refundable 10,000.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 5,000.00
Caution Deposit – Refundable 5,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,000.00
Tuition Fee (Per Term) 9,500.00 9,500.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
Snacks & Lunch (Per Term) Compulsory 2,000.00 2,000.00 2,800.00 2,800.00
Transport (within 4 kms) 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00
(beyond 4 kms) 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00


All Day School
Day Care*+ Play Group / Nursery / LKG / UKG 22,000.00
* Day Care starts after school hours until 6.00 p.m.


Only Day Care
Timings Fees
11.30 AM to 6.00 PM 10,000.00
1.30 PM to 6.00 PM 8,000.00




1. Edufun Somajiguda Center-1

490, Begumpet, Same Lane as Kirtilal Jewelers

Contact Neerja   : +91-40-23403899

    : +91-92462-42005

E-Mail   :

2. Edufun Banjara Hills Center-2

Plot No. 160-A, MLA Colony, Old VLCC Lane, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills.

Contact Sejal   : +91-40-6455-0622  / 2331-1288

    : +91-92465-84924

E-Mail   :

 As always looking forward to hear from you and your list of best schools in Hyderabad.

  List of Best  Schools In Pune:

  1. St. Mary’s School Pune


About/Review: The School prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination. English is given the greatest weightage in the curriculum and it is compulsory for a student to pass in English.

Hindi is the second language and is taught from Std. I to Std X. Indians who have lived abroad, and who have not studied Hindi till Std VI in their previous school, may be exempted from the study of Hindi after the School receives permission to do so from the ICSE Council, New Delhi. Such students may offer a foreign language as their second language.

Marathi is the third language and is taught from Stds. V to VIII

In the Pre-Nursery and Nursery the focus is on language development and social behaviour. Children, who are now mostly from nuclear families, are taught to get along with others through various group activities. Formal instruction starts from Prep, but the pace is slow, so that the foundation is strong. While academics are a very important part of our curriculum, the mission of St. Mary’s has been and will always be to provide a well-rounded educational experience that will prepare students to pursue confidently the journey of their lives.


Admissions Office Tel: +91 – 20 – 26333234 between 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Postal Address St. Mary’s School,

5-B, General Bhagat Marg,

Pune, Maharashtra,

Pin Code : 411001,


Main Office (Tel): +91 – (0)20 – 26356282 

Admission Office No.

(9.30 am to 12.30 pm): +91 – (0)20 – 26333234

Fax :  +91 – (0)20 – 26332200

Contact Hours (IST):  Between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Monday through Friday. 

Landmark :  Opposite St. Mary’s Church. Near Pune Municipal Water Works. 

E-Mail Address: 

2. St Vincent School Pune

About/Review:  It is a boy’s only school. The School, which is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra, prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std. X) and for the Higher Secondary Certificate examination (Std. XII). It is owned by the Poona Catholic Educational Association (pvt.) Ltd. and managed by the Poona Jesuit School’s Society, which belong to the Christian Religious Minority group and therefore enjoys the rights and privileges guaranteed by Article 30 (I) of the Constitution of India.

As of 2006, St. Vincent’s High School imparts English-medium education from Std.I to Std.X. The St. Vincent’s Junior college prepares students for the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination. Admissions are extremely competitive and are awarded based on merit.

For Admissions:

Address: St. Vincents Street, Camp

Pune,Maharastra, India

PIN – 411001


PH : + 91-20-26352135

E-Mail :

3. St. Joseph’s School, Pune


St. Joseph’s High school –

No. 36, Burr Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune

Phone – 020 25512141

4. St. Anne’s High School, Pune

About/Review: St. Anne’s High School, situated in Pune camp, is an English Medium School. It is recognised by the Government of Maharashtra.

Preference in admission to the school will be given to Catholic children. Admission will, however, be open to children of other communities without distinction of caste or creed.

With a view to preserving our Catholic faith, classes in religion will be conducted and it will be obligatory for Catholic children to attend these classes.


Convent of Jesus and Mary runs a private kindergarten in a breakup of two years. The kindergarten is accommodated on the same premises, but technically has no connection with the school.

The school (Std. I to X) is divided into two distinct sections.

The Primary School section (Stds. I – IV) is a Private school and the Secondary school section (Stds. V – X) functions under the State Edcuation Department. Admission from Std. IV to V are not automatic but are based on merit.

The Secondary section follows the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education System, that is, the S.S.C. syllabus


The subjects taught are English as first language, Marathi, as the second launguage, Hindi as the third language, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences (History/Geography). The school also offers Physical training, Value Education, Religion, Art, Craft, Information Technology, R.S.P., Personality Development, General Knowledge, Environmental Studies, Social Service, Indian and Western Music, etc.

Free coaching for Hockey and Basketball is provided.

The School is from Nursery till the 10 th Standard. It is a English Medium School with a good play ground and a Library as well.

 St. Anne’s has involved itself in the all round development of their students. Prayer, G. K., Quiz, Elocution, Speech training, Computers, Public Speaking, Wealth from Waste, Orientations days, Activities organised by the P.T.A. Girl Guides Celebration of Festivals, National/Cultural, Indian Music, Singing, Science Exhibition etc. are the activities taken in the School.

School Achievements :

S.S.C. Results – 100% with merit ranks.

Excelled in Hockey at District and State Levels.

Excelled in Bournvita Quiz Contest and Limca Quiz.

Excelled in Folk dances. etc.


Convent Street, Camp

Pune 411 001,

Maharashtra, India 

Telephone No. +91 – 20 – 26340840



5. Abhinav School, Pune

Address: 47\16 Erandwane Karve Road



Telephone Number: 2342812

Email:  N/A

Website:  N/A

Board: Maharastra State

6. St Helena’s School Pune


St.Helena’s School And Junior College 

8, Susie Sorabji Road,

Pune India 411 001

Email : helenaspn3vsnlnetin 

Tel – 020-26124384

 ICSE Girls

7. The Bishop’s School, Pune


About/Review: The Bishop’s School, Pune, India, was established by the British in 1864 to cater for the sons of Warrant officers and Non-commissioned officers of the British Indian Army.

The school has since functioned as a Christian Anglo-Indian minority institution. It is located in Pune Cantonment close to MG road. In addition to its day school, Bishop’s also has a boarding school.

The school has three branches with the one in camp being the first and oldest and an all boys school. The school has opened two branches in the Kalyani Nagar and Undri areas of Pune. These branches, unlike the flagship camp branch, are co-educational.

The School is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi.

Location and Branches

The main campus is situated in Pune Cantonment, approx 2 km from Pune Railway Station. The campus is one of the oldest school campuses in India, and one of the most important landmarks of Pune. Adjacent to the campus is the St. Marys Church built by the British in the 19th century.

Following rapid development of the city and increasing demand for quality education, the school opened two new branches at Kalyani Nagar and Undri areas of Pune.

Grading system

Instead of giving a system of deriving a student’s percentage at the end of a semester there is a point system and for every bracket of marks a student gets a certain point is allocated to the same. The student with the least number of points gets to the highest level in his/her class. However, in the senior classes, students are marked strictly according to the Board exam pattern in order to provide a clear picture of their expected performance in the Board exams. in bishop’s kln blue<freese> yellow<lunn> green<cooper> red<roberts>.


The school provides education up to the 10+2 level (ICSE and ISC). The average percentage of the students is 72 percent. With at least 40 boys scoring above 90 percent in each grade.


Sports include football, cricket, basketball, table tennis, hockey, volleyball and tennis. Cricketers who have passed out from Bishop’s are playing in tournaments like the Ranji trophy. The school has won the PSAAA football cup 18 times and has triumphed in the All India Anglo-Indian football cup three times. It has won the PSAAA cricket cup seven times.

Other sports at the school are boxing (One of only two schools in Maharastra to have it as a part of its regular activities. )and athletics. There are long distance runs where juniors run 2.5 km and seniors run 5 km).


The school holds concerts, choirs, debates, quiz competitions and essay writing.

Notable alumni

Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail

Cyrus Poonawalla, Serum Institute of India, one of the top 300 richest people in the world.

Farrukh Dhondy, author of “Bombay Duck” and “Poona Company”

Admission Age:

The normal age groups for admission to the various classes are as follows:

  Nursery (Kalyaninagar)  2 yrs 6 months to  3 yrs 5 months   
  Lower KG  3 yrs 6 months to  4 yrs 5 months  
  UKG  4 yrs 6 months to  5 yrs 5 months  
  std. I  5 yrs 6 months to  6 yrs 5 months  
  std. II  6 yrs 6 months to  7 yrs 5 months  
  std. III  7 yrs 6 months to  8 yrs 5 months  
  std. IV  8 yrs 6 months to  9 yrs 5 months  
  std. V  9 yrs 6 months to 10 yrs 5 months  
  std. VI 10 yrs 6 months to 11 yrs 5 months  
  std. VII 11 yrs 6 months to 12 yrs 5 months  
  std. VIII 12 yrs 6 months to 13 yrs 5 months  
  std. IX 13 yrs 6 months to 14 yrs 5 months  
  std. X 14 yrs 6 months to 15 yrs 5 months  
  Class 11 (Camp) 15 yrs 0 months to 18 yrs 1 months  


The age limits shown above are as on the 1st of June of the year of admission. 

Boys are usually not admitted in class VIII and above unless they come from an I. C. S. E. school and have a good academic record (Only if there are vacancies).

Age limit for particular classes will be strictly adhered to. Boys too old for a class will not be admitted.

Age Limit updated as on 17th November 2008



The Bishop’s Co-Ed. School, Kalyaninagar is situated about 6 km from Pune Railway Station.

Plot No. 78, Yerawada Town Planning Scheme, (near Pepsi Godown),

Village Yerawada, Kalyani Nagar, Pune


The Bishop’s School, Camp is situated about 2 km. from the Pune Railway Station, in the cantonment area of Pune, which is lush with greenery and has an extremely healthy and open position.

5-A, General Bhagat Marg, Pune-411 001


The Bishop’s Co-Ed School,

Ganesh Madnir, KAD-Nagar,

Undri-Mohammadwadi Road, Undri, Pune, Maharastra, India – 411048

020 – 26360437 26330261


8. Loyola High School, Pune

About/Review: Loyola High School is a Jesuit school situated in Pune, India. Founded in 1961, the school educates boys from standard 1 to 12, and the medium of instruction is English.

The school is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. The school has some of the best academic and sports facilities in India. It is rated the third best school on India After Cathedral and John Connon School Mumbai.It is the PSAA (Pune Schools Athletic Association) Champions of U12, U14 Football Championships. They are also PSAA champions for chess in the city. Students and alumni of the school are called Loyolites.


School classrooms are spacious and well ventilated, the library is a 2-floored well-stocked repository of books spanning a wide variety of topics, and science and computer labs are equipped with the latest equipment. The auditorium has a full stage, complete with lighting, and balcony seating. Sports facilities include a 25-meter swimming pool, diving pool, children’s pool, basketball courts, volleyball court, football and hockey fields.

The swimming pool complex was completed in 1971. Loyola remains one of the few schools in Pune with a 400m Olympic size track for athletics.It gives its students the best opportunities for education, sports.It is one of the best schools in Pune.

  • Loyola High School and St. Vincent’s High School share an old rivalry in sports which is evident during the Riklin Cup matches played between the two schools.
  • The Students of Loyola High School are also known as Loyolites.
  • It is voted as the Top 10 Schools in Pune.
  • It is one of the few schools which has “cross-country” as part of physical training for its students



Tuition Fees Rs. 400 per month

Term Fee Rs. 200 per term

Entrance Fees Rs. 400

Library Fee I to IV Rs. 100 per annum


Loyola High School, Pashan Road, Pune 411 008

Tel. Res. (020) 25675681 ,25656699

L.T.C. 25659084

e-mail :

  1. a) Symbiosis Secondary School  Pune



Ln No 15 Prabhat Rd, Prabhat Road,

Pune , Maharashtra

Pincode: 411004

Telephone Number: +(91)-(20)-25659357,25671814,25651495

Board: Maharastra State

b) Symbiosis International School, Pune


About/Review: India’s leading educational Institutions imparting quality education for over 30 years. Symbiosis is a family of 42 academic institutions spread across 17 campuses in and around Pune, sister city to Mumbai -India’s commercial capital and also in Bangalore & Noida.

It is host to over 45,000 Indian and International students on campus and over 1,00,000 students off campus.

Admission Procedure


Admission is declared open in the first week of December.

Admissions are open through out the year. Admissions also depend on the availability of seats for that particular grade.

K1 (Nursery) K2 (Jr. K.G) K3 (Sr. K.G) :

Age group: 3 yrs and above, 4 yrs and

above, 5 yrs and above respectively

Admission done on a first come first serve basis

Class strength: 24

Teacher student ratio: 1 : 12

For more –


The SIS Academic Management Structure is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness in execution of the core curriculum and other aspects of the academic programme. The four Academic Coordinators in association with the Principal are responsible for smooth delivery of the respective academic programme.

•Primary Years Coordinator: KG, Grades 1 to 5

•Middle School Programme Coordinator: Grades 6 to 8

•IGCSE Coordinator: Grades 9 & 10

•Diploma Programme Coordinator: Grades 11 & 12


Symbiosis Campus

Viman Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra 411014

020 26501099


10. St. Mary’s Boys School

About – The Boys’ School has one division of each Class from Upper K.G. (Prep) to Class X. We take 45 boys for our Prep. Last year the school received an overwhelming response, however, theu could select only 45 children, as the seats are limited.


Postal Address St. Mary’s School,

5-B, General Bhagat Marg,

Pune, Maharashtra,

Pin Code : 411001,


Main Office (Tel): +91 – (0)20 – 26356282 

Admission Office No.

(9.30 am to 12.30 pm): +91 – (0)20 – 26333234

Fax :  +91 – (0)20 – 26332200

Contact Hours (IST):  Between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm. Monday through Friday. 

Landmark :  Opposite St. Mary’s Church. Near Pune Municipal Water Works. 

E-Mail Address: 

11. St. Clare’s Girls High School Pune

About/Review: St. Clare’s girls high school is situated at Quarter Gate. The school was founded in June 1983 for primary section & later in June 87 it was introduced for secondary education. It is English medium Girl’s school with S.S.C. based syllabus.

The school is divided into two sections Primary & Secondary. There are 19 teachers who teaches 660 students in secondary section & 9 teachers for 520 students  for primary section (till Aug 2001). Various activities are held in the school like folk  dance competition, Art’s & craft, singing competition, speech training &many more cultural activities.

Teachers from Rose & Lora Morris Memorial Trust come regularly to the school as part of the BOLD programme, to help girls who need special attention with respect to their studies. The school has  also tied up with another organization NAVNIRMITI, to introduce more effective methods of teaching mathematics at the pre-school and primary school levels.


St. Clare’s Girls High School
433, Nana Peth,
Pune 411 002.

Ph: +91-20-26137507 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +91-20-26137507      end_of_the_skype_highlighting


Website –


12. Bal Niketan School, Pune

About/Review: Co Educational, English Medium School. The school is from 1 st to 10 th standard.

Address : Bal Niketan AF School 9BRD, Nagar road, Chandan Nagar, Pune – 411014. Ph. No. 7011046, 6680681 Ext : 417.

13. Akurdi-Chinchwad English Medium High School, Pune



Sector No. 28, Nigdi Pradhikaran

Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra


14. Ornellas High School


About – Ornellas High School starts from the 5 th standard till 10 th standard.          There are both English and Marathi mediums in the school, S.S.C. Board.

Address – 433, Nana Peth, Quarter Gate, Pune – 411002. Phone : 6136276

15. Billabong High School, Pune

About – Billabong High school has partnered with Billanook College, Melbourne, Australia, for sharing educational resources and professional expertise for the benefit of students and staff members.

Billabong High will maintain a mini ecosystem, where learning is stimulating and inspirational. Its high student to teacher ratio of 12 is to 1, focus on audio-visual and kinaesthetic teaching methodology, constant parent feedback and involvement.

Address: Nibm, Pune


16. Stella Maris High School , Pune

About – The school is engaged in providing education to students from L.K.G. to std tenth. It is a Co Educational English medium school with S.S.C. based syllabus.

Address: Mahavir Nagar, Vadgaonsheri, Pune14. Phone : 020 – 7033870

17. Millennium National School, Pune


About – It is a day boarding S.S.C (State Secondary Board) school based in Karvenagar, Pune. The students have breakfast, lunch and snacks in the school. Their academics and co-curricular activities are well managed. They have no school bags and no homework. They are also exposed systematically to 3 extra curricular activities every year. The idea here is not to create bookworms, but to have all round and well developed personalities. 

The school was founded in 2000 by Dr. Phatak, a physicist. He studied and worked in USA for 10 years, and after spending about 15 years setting up schools for different trusts, he decided to start his own here, in Pune.



There are two requirements that your child has to fulfil to be eligible for admission to a certain class. One is the age requirement and the second is the academic eligibility. Please make sure you check both.

Age requirement

Class Born between the dates


 31st May 2007 and 31st May 2008

Junior KG

 31st May 2006 and 31st May 2007

Senior KG

 31st May 2005 and 31st May 2006

Std 1

 31st May 2004 and 31st May 2005

For admissions from class 2 to class 10, the child must have a document showing he / she has passed the final examination of the lower class in the previous year.

Academic requirement

Class Skills Required

Nursery No physical disability

Junior KG

 Should be able to recognize lower case letters from a to z and numbers from 1 to 10

Senior KG Writing of capital letters from A to Z and numbers from 1 to 10 and recognition of small letters from a to z and rote numbers from 1 to 50

Std 1 Writing of capital and small alphabets, numbers from 1 to 50, about a hundred 3 letter words having a physical representation and small sentences

For admissions from class 2 to class 10, the child will be tested for proficiency in English Grammar / English Comprehension / Writing and Mathematics of the previous class that the child has attended.

Address:  The Pragatipath Educational Foundation

C/o Millennium National School,

18, Hill Side, Karvenagar,

Pune – 411052.

Phone: 99229 58432, 8975761580, 8975761590

Email: nikhil dot karkare at

 As always we look forward to the list of Top Schools of Pune, created by you parents. Please let us know your views on the best schools in Pune or what are Top 10/20 Best Schools in Pune as per you.

Euro Kids Pre-School 

School Site No. 1,

Next to H.No. 4912,

DLF Phase –IV,


Phones – 0124 – 4048812, 4051240

Email –


Euro Kids started as one of the first players in the pre-school business in India. So it definitely has a first mover advantage in terms of niche clients, franchise models and years of experience. It has more than 500 pre-schools in India across 180 towns and cities. Thanks to the franchise model!

No doubt many pre-schools in India are today following the same franchise model in a bid to expand its brand and increase the brand recognition but in the process do they take measures to maintain the quality? Each franchise owner has its own ideologies and wants to run the school in his or her own way (after acquiring the brand). This is what they refer to as “local adjustments” in school business terms.

So chances are that a Euro Kids in Aurangabad and a Euro Kids in DLF may have many similarities but they can also have differences too, especially in terms of its fee structure and other infrastructure facilities. Hence I was not very surprised to find a couple (who has recently shifted to Gurgaon from Aurangabad) discussing the fee structure at length in Gurgaon school and asking for “corporate discounts.”

The lady co-ordinator who was present in the school on Saturday promised me to waive off Caution money (which is 1500 and is as such refundable) and when she asked me about my husband’s corporate connections, she straight away offered a 25% discount further on Admission fee! (Learn business from them! hubby would have shouted at me)

Well now lets come to infrastructure part. The school is located in one of the costliest areas of Gurgaon, near Galleria Market and Ridgewood Estate ( it is the same school that was there in DLF I in residential area). It has ample green space, good airy and spacious classrooms with ample colour.

The child gets to spend approximately 3 hours (as in all playschools in Gurgaon). The curriculum offered is Playgroup (below 2 years), pre-Nursery ( 2-3 years), Euro Junior and Euro Senior. And yes this particular branch also has Day care facility.

The student teacher ratio is 1:10 on cards and could waver to 1:15/20.

Fee Structure ( for 2010-2011 session) For Playgroup and Pre-Nursery

Admission Form – 100

Admission Fee – 10,000

Registration Fee – 2000

Caution Money (refundable) – 1500

Annual Charges ( April 2010 to March 2011) – 11,000 ( can be paid in instalments of 2750 quarterly)

Tuition Fee ( p.m) – 2500

Transport Facility – max 1000 monthly

Admission Procedure:


Please submit 3 photographs of the child

Copy of birth certificate

Immunization chart

Set of clothes

Other Branches:

1. EuroKids Palam Vihar

Address : C – 1,Palam Vihar

City : Gurgaon

Zip Code : 122001

3. Eurokids Sohna Road

Address : Park View- II

Sohna Road


City : Gurgaon

4. Eurokids-Sohna Road

Address : Park City View 2,

Sohna Road

City : Gurgaon

Zip Code : 122103

5. Eurokids Sohna Road

Address : Park City View 2,

Sohna Road

City : Gurgaon

Zip Code : 122103

 As always, looking forward to hear your views too.

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