One of the questions that I am often asked is about the schools in Bangalore. Henceforth, I will be writing about those schools for which I get first hand reviews; these could be from my personal friends, or from readers of the blog.
Vidya Sagar, Vidya Niketan, and Vidya Shilp Academy are a set of 3 schools that have gained considerable amount of reputation in the last few years. All of these 3 are located in North Bangalore and all the 3 schools can be approached from the Bellary road.
VidyaSagar is primarily a pre-kindergarten and a kindergarten school. From Vidya Sagar, the students either branch out to Vidya Niketan or to Vidya Shilp for 1st standard. But, the parents who put their kids to Vidya sagar for pre-KG/KG must decide right at the time of admission if their child will go to Vidya Niketan or Vidya Shilp from 1st standard onwards. Vidya Niketan and Vidya Shilp are independant units and are run differently from each other.
At VidyaSagar, they are very particular about the child having completed the required age as of May 31st of the given year. Even if the child completes the required age on Jun 1st, he/she has to be admitted to the lower class.
You can view additional information and reviews of Vidya Sagar Nursery School, here. (Thanks to Sivabalan for providing the address. )
VidyaNiketan has classes from 1 to 12 and is affiliated to the ICSE Board. The school is situated in the North of Bangalore near the Hebbal lake flyover. Each class accommodates about 35 children. The fee per year is around Rs. 35, 000/-.The school has activities such as music, dance, arts, crafts, and various kinds of sports. Cricket coaching happens within the school campus all round the year.
Vidya Niketan School
#30, Kempapura, Hebbal
Bangalore 560 024
Tel: +91 80 2333 1531, 23531338
Started in 1996, Vidyashilp Academy has classes from 1 to 10. They offer 2 kinds of syllabus; the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Cambridge University’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The Academy uses a progressive technology-based education method whereby traditional text books have been replaced with lesson plans produced on a computer. The lesson plans are stored on a central server and accessed in each classroom. Teacher and student progress is tracked electronically. There is no homework for the younger pupils and the children do not sit any examinations until the sixth standard.
The school building is situated in an 18-acre campus and occupies approximately 100,000 square feet. The facilities include classrooms, a laboratory, a work area, an auditorium and a dining hall. Outdoor sports facilities include a swimming pool, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a skating rink, a full-size cricket pitch, football and hockey fields. Indoor sports facilities are also provided for chess, bridge, yoga, movie and badminton. (Most of this info about VidyaShilp is from their website.)
Each classroom accommodates 30 children. The fee per year is around Rs. 1, 02,000/-.
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