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PamKamath
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8/3/2006 14:30    
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I've seen few posts on schooling around SE and NE of Bangalore such as TISB and Indus. We will be moving to Bangalore in a few months time and are planning to reside in Whitefield.
Do you have any information on schools around Whitefield area. I've looked at GIS - Gopalan Intl school but they only have classes thro' 4th grade which will work for now since my daughter is 8 years old but would not want to keep switching her.
Thank you.

sanjaysagrawal
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8/5/2006 10:57    
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Hello Pam,

Since you are going to be put up in the Whitefield area, and since your child is too young, it would be advisable to secure her admission in either one of the two schools - TISB or Indus. Both of them follow the IGCSE curriculum (which is different from the ICSE / CBSE / Karnataka board) for students up to Grade X. Later, if you have to relocate to some other country, the IGCSE, being world wide, would ensure continuity.

Which amongst the two is the better one? You could speak to the principal and faculty of the schools to form an opinion.

Gopalan International School (http://www.gopalanschool.com/), as you rightly pointed out, are up to Grade IV.

Hth,

Regards,
Sanjay.

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8/8/2006 06:17    
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Dear Mr Pamkamath.

Further to your post,we would like to inform you that you will find international schools and many other schools for your daughter in and around Whitefield ,Bangalore.

Would like to suggest a few like:-

1.Gopalan
2.Ryan International ...etc

You will find a solution with better feedback from a well established service provide in Bangalore.They will provide you more details on the same,and will also assist you in giving information's about admissions and other formalities for enrolling your child.

For more information's contact priyaindiaymi@yahoo.co.in

Regards,
Priya

PamKamath
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8/11/2006 11:03    
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Priya / Sanjay,

Thank you for the tips. I will follow up on your thoughts...who is a service provider and where can I find a good one.

mucho gracias, Pam

sanjaysagrawal
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8/12/2006 12:32    
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Hello Pam / Priya,

Ryan International School is located at the following address:

Behind Hindustan Lever Ltd, Near AECS Layout, Kundanahalli,
M.H Colony, Marathahalli, Bangalore 560 037 Tel. : 080 2847 6963

They too, like Gopalan International, follow the ICSE curriculum. You may have to take a decision on which board you would like the child to study in; and there are several websites that are focused on Bangalore-based education. A couple of days back, Gopalan had come out with a full-page ad in the Times of India, so they are going after fresh admissions with gusto.

Priya, when you say "Service Providers"; what are the services that they provide? Are you part of one such?

Regards,
Sanjay.

Priya
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8/17/2006 05:53    
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Dear Pam/Sanjay,

Greetings!!!

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Regards,
Priya.

dil
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9/25/2006 10:01    
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Hi Pam, Its a good idea to check with a priest Adolf Washington, he can help you too. email Father Adolf tel.+91 9845012152, +91 80 25264343
I live in Bangalore myself, but will move to CT once I can find a nice tenent for my house in downtown Bangalore.

cheers
dil
dil_k51@yahoo.com

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1/3/2007 05:45    
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One criteria for selection would be whether you want the kids to study with an internationally accepted degree such as IB or IGCSE, if so the schools to consider are TISB, Indus, Inventure (only mentioning schools in the Whitefield area). They tend to be a little more expensive compared to the non 'International' schools.

If you are moving for good, you may want to consider one of the other schools in the vicinity like Greenwood High, Ryan International, Deens Academy, Gopalan International, etc. They are/plan to be affiliated with Indian boards (CBSE/ICSE).

Slightly further away you could consider NPS, Vidya Shilp, IIS, Gears, etc.

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2/2/2007 10:17    
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TISB is the closest Expat school. They offer bus service from Palm Meadows in Whitefield. Which company will you be moving with?

One of our colleagues is opening a school next year in Hebbal and they will offer transportation from Hebbal as well. Our kids will be going there...their information is listed below:

The Mastery International School will open August 2007 for PreK-12th
Grades.

They will be offering PreK - 8 the Calvert Curriculum. More
information can be found at CalvertSchool.org. Crosswords bookstore
has an excellent book on their program titled "Dumbing down our Kids"
by Charles J. Sykes page 276!

9th - 12th graders will have choice between the Cambridge University
A-Levels Program & Advanced Placement International Diploma from
College Board (same group that administers the SAT examinations).

The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of
Colleges and Schools.

Owned and operated by an expat..DanAdkins@masteryis.com

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3/13/2007 03:14    
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Dear folks,
In case you are moving into whitefield for good and not very particular about international schools then check this out.-The Deens Academy is the palce to be in.It is a CBSE school but what i felt in these past few months is that the quality they are providing is better than any other school in the vicinity.Its a very "child friendly curriculum and friendly environment"
They have included everything in the fee structure like uniforms,picnics and field trips,breakfast and even lunch for the senoir babies.And mind it the fee structure is quite affordable.As think as informed parents we need to make our choice and weigh our options before we go for the International tag.

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3/13/2007 03:18    
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Dear folks,
In case you are moving into whitefield for good and not very particular about international schools then check this out.-The Deens Academy is the palce to be in.It is a CBSE school but what i felt in these past few months is that the quality they are providing is better than any other school in the vicinity.Its a very "child friendly curriculum and friendly environment"
They have included everything in the fee structure like uniforms,picnics and field trips,breakfast and even lunch for the senoir babies.And mind it the fee structure is quite affordable.As think as informed parents we need to make our choice and weigh our options before we go for the International tag.

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4/11/2007 23:44    
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Thanks Sreekala,

Do you know - when do they close their admissions. I would prefer CBSE & was struggling to find CBSE schools in whitefield area... I am likely to move in May.

regds
Vivek

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7/20/2007 03:10    
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What is the fee structure of Deens Academy?

sandhya
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8/12/2007 20:49    
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Pam,
have u sort out admission for ur child..Deens academy is an excellent school..and the fee structure is also affordable...the place is very much child friendly

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8/12/2007 20:53    
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the fees structure as for my daughter who is in LKG is 32K per annum excluding the bus fee.

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10/8/2007 05:47    
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Ya deens Accademy is good...or you can check out www.metromela.com it s a city centric site,has got details abt schools in Bangalore

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8/22/2010 23:09    
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can some one give mean idea about the fees in gopalan acadamy. Also i see 2 schools in gopalan - the national and the internation school. The international school seems to have till 10th and both are icse. what's the difference ?

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9/8/2010 00:01    
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Hi rony

I agree with you, TRIO WORLD SCHOOL's fees are lesser than above two schools and they provide same quality of education as any of them.
That's the reason i have chosen TRIO over them.
Communication shouldn't be a problem, as they bus facilities for Whitefield and shrajapur.

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