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7 Questions to ask when choosing a school

Ankita A Talwar
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7 Questions to ask when choosing a school

Choosing the right school for your child is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions any parent takes. After all, a school does more than just teach your child academics. It also shapes her personality and sets her foundation for future. And if you too are standing at this important crossroad, read these inputs from our Education Expert on how to choose a school, decide on a board, and prepare your child for nursery admissions.


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Anjali Juyal

| Jun 22, 2016

plz suggest some good schools. i live in Hyderabad Kondapur so I need a school near to my house. he is 5yrs old n next yr he will be going in lst class I need a good school which help in all-over development of child and have a big ground. and i am confused which board should I opt for him. actually I have been giving tuitions since 5yrs n in my experience ICSE is better then cbse. but when I talk to other parents they told me for competition base u should opt for CBSE. so guys plz help me.

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Shreya

| Jan 27, 2016

Nice read.. my daughter is 4 and goes to Indus Junior School at Gachibowli. Indus is an IB school and I am truly impressed by their philosophy. My child's confidence levels and his communication skills have shaped so well.. it really makes me proud as a mommy!! In my opinion, it is the experiences that shape a child's personality and this is something both me and my child will cherish throughout a lifetime! :) :)

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Sonia

| Sep 03, 2015

Good Article and thank you for sharing the info

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Sonia

| Sep 03, 2015

Good Article and thank you for sharing the info

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Eti Sharma

| Aug 04, 2015

Hi my daughter is 20 June 2010 bone .... she is slow learner now she is in KG class in CBSE ...based school.. can plz suggest good school for my daughter where low pressure of study. .. I am from Delhi. .. thanks

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Foziya Memon

| Aug 03, 2015

yes very informative .. my son is in ukg in icse board .he get very tiread of so much learning. sometime in think I should change is board to ssc board coz he could not cover up than I beat him. plzz suggest should I change

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Namita godika jain

| Aug 01, 2015

Good info.... thank you alot

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Dr Shweta

| Aug 01, 2015

Mrs Namrata, just read ur comments. I am a doctor myself so wud say that CBSE is a board to opt for competitive exams.

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Dr Shweta

| Aug 01, 2015

Hey... in my opinion CBSE curriculum is closest to d what u need for competitive exams (IIT/Medical). I often saw kids from ICSE board struggling , as the courses were pretty different. From my personal experience, CBSE is a better choice for d kids, if they plan to go in the fields I mentioned earlier..

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gayathri

| Jan 06, 2015

Hi.. My daughter is in second year of Montessori based educational system which is currently supporting children till 12 years of age ..activity based learning. . am afraid if she ll be able to cope with conventional system of education from her 13 years.. Can u pls help me with these doubts

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siddhi

| Dec 02, 2014

Hello my kid is 12. 12. 2012 born Acoording to. admission rules in our area she is elidgible for nursery admissions but she will be the youngest in her class I am a little confused as i put her in. play group next year . Schools wont take her next year in nursery Is it ok if she starts her nu rsey from 2. 5 years

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Namrata Panda

| Sep 10, 2014

Thanks for sharing the views. It is really useful. My child is in nursery in a school which has IGCSE pattern. Am very happy with the study methodology . However, Can u tell me how different is from CBSE/ICSE and would it be prudent to continue in the same curriculum . Will it help her for competitive exams in future?

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nitin

| Sep 03, 2014

hi Deepali - sorry about that. For ICSE schools in Mumbai- if a child is 3½ to 4½ years by May 31st, of the relevant year, the child is eligible for admission to the KG/Preparatory Classes in June of that year. so, if Pradumna is 3 year 6 months by 31st may- then only he shall be eligible for KG, or else you shall have to wait for the next academic session.

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deepali

| Sep 02, 2014

Dear Nitin i guess there is some confusion, Pradyumna is born in Jan 2012 so by June 15 he shall complete 3 year 5 months. Kindly advice

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nitin

| Sep 02, 2014

Deepali - From the DOB- Pradumna shall be 2 year 6 months by June'15, so he would ideally continue with preschoolng and not go to a full school- be it any board. You could look at the school in 2016 session.

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deepali

| Sep 02, 2014

My son Pradyumna is born on 30. 01. 2012, presently he is going to Tree House Nursery. He will have to repeat Nursey again or will he be eligible for Jr. Kg. I am planning to put him in a ICSE Board School in Mumbai

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deepali

| Sep 02, 2014

what is the entry age for nursery in a ICSE board school in Mumbai

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nitin

| Sep 02, 2014

khushboo I understand your perspective. IB/IGCSE are two international boards gaining popularity slowly in metros. It's a much detailed topic, I shall be covering it in the upcoming LIVE CHAT on parentune. Each board that ways has advantages and limitations.

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Preet Ramnanl

| Sep 02, 2014

very informative and thanks for sharing.

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khushboo

| Sep 02, 2014

Why there is no mention if international boards while comparing schools?? I am all confused which is better board. if possible please through some light.

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Ayesha Goyal

| Jul 16, 2014

Very informative tips as it helps parents to select right option for their kids. I suggest MatriKiran school in gurgaon where parents find all the facilities under one roof.

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Tapasya

| Jul 11, 2014

Perfect article. We too would be enrolling our 3 year son to either CBSE or ICSE next year. We were still in doldrums as in which board to opt for, your article answers it all.. Also would like to share that one of our neighbors, he put his kid to an SSC board due to high school fees of the former boards, but not highlighting that aspect, he is of an opinion that CBSE/ICSE are just new fads among the working parents. education level is same in all the boards. He opines that earlier generation too have studied from SSC board and are doing pretty good, then why to waste money on CBSE/ICSE board? Your article gives a clear understanding and solves lot of complex question that arises in our minds. Thanks a lot for this article :)

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Mansi Srivastava

| May 03, 2014

Thanks Ankita, nice article.. very informative

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Neha

| May 02, 2014

Must know for parents. Thanks for the information.

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Swati

| May 02, 2014

Good questions well answered

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Ayushi Narula

| May 02, 2014

very help

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Shilpa

| May 02, 2014

very informative

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Ravina

| May 02, 2014

Crisp yet informative

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Nishtha Dutt

| May 02, 2014

good questions, well framed

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Nikita

| May 02, 2014

good tips

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Ravia Ranjanava

| May 02, 2014

thanks for sharing

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