Showing posts with label gurgaon schools. Show all posts
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July 29, 2017

Ridge Valley School, Gurgaon - Admission Open for Session 2018-2019

Admission Open for Session 2018-2019

Ridge Valley School, Gurgaon is inviting applications for admissions for session 2018-19 for Pre-Primary and Nursery classes. 

The admission process for the next academic session (2018-19) is commencing from Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Eligibility: Children who have completed 3 years as on 31st March 2018 are eligible for admission to Nursery (Date of birth between 1st April 2013 and 31th March 2014)

Admission Process: 
  • You can register online or visit school reception to collect Admission forms. 
  • We will be following first come first serve basis for admissions
  • The admission process formalities, including the document verification and fee payment will be completed on the spot. 
Fill up online form here to initiate the process. CLICK HERE for link to online form.

Please ensure that you complete the formalities at the earliest to avail “Early Bird “ waiver  of 15% on Admission Fee . Also there is a sibling discount of 10% on Tuition fee/quarter for the 2nd child.

For any admission related queries kindly connect to our Admission Counsellor at 9650090345 or mail to

This school is one of the top rated schools in Gurgaon by parents, so we strongly recommend you checking this out!  

July 22, 2017

Gurgaon Admission Rules/Criteria Not Clear - Nursery Admissions Gurugram 2018-2019

Nursery Admissions Gurgaon 2018-2019 - Update

Parents in Gurgaon are in a fix over the lack of clarity on admissions to nursery classes, with the new academic session about to start. Parents have claimed that like every year, this year too, schools have decided to start the nursery admission procedure on different dates. According to parents, unlike Delhi, the absence of a regulatory body for Gurgaon schools has allowed them to continue with this practice.

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March 1, 2017

Delhi parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure seat....?

As nursery admission in Delhi schools have not started, a number of parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure a seat for their little ones. Some parents said Gurgaon schools offer more choice, both in terms of curriculum and infrastructure.
While admission process in Gurgaon schools started on August 1, Delhi schools will open their counters only be the end of the year.
“Delhi schools offer fewer seats and the admission process is comparatively tough. But in Gurgaon, the scenario is the opposite. Also, most schools provide bus services to Delhi and so admitting my child in another city is not a problem,” Latika Pant of Green Park in New Delhi, said.
Schools such as Delhi Public School (Sector 45), DPS (Sushant Lok), The HDFC School, Suncity World School, Amity International School, Millennium School, Ridge Valley School, Vega Schools, Lotus Valley International School, Scottish High International School and KR Mangalam School have already started their admission process. Others are likely to follow suit by the end of the month.
Parents also said Gurgaon schools are affiliated to different educational boards, including CBSE, Cambridge IGCSE, ICSE and International Baccalaureate (IB), giving them more choice.
Jasmine Joy of Aya Nagar said, “My husband and I have studied in schools affiliated to ICSE and we want our child to study under the same board. Gurgaon has maximum number of schools in Delhi-NCR with the same board.”
“The better schools around my home are on the other side of the border, in Gurgaon. I do not want my child to compromise on her development and education. Plus, most of the schools are offering at least 100 seats, giving more chance to my daughter,” Manju Pande of Kapashera said.
Authorities of Gurgaon schools said they are getting more application and enquiries from Delhi this year.
Avishek Roy, head, community outreach, Vega Schools, said, “A lot of parents, especially from south Delhi localities such as Chhatarpur, Aya Nagar and Saket, are enquiring about the school. We are a new establishment and a lot of queries are coming forward from word-of-mouth.”
Peeya Sharma, principal of Ryan International School, Sector 40, said even last year the school received 100 applications from Delhi. “There are a number of reasons for parents to apply here. The most important is early admissions and more seats. We are expecting a similar or higher number of requests this year too.”
Though most institutions are welcoming parents from Delhi, a few schools are also denying their requests.
“Parents from Delhi are coming to the school daily to take or submit forms as the admission process is considerably easy in Gurgaon. But, we are not accepting the requests as the school is not providing transport facility to Delhi and giving the children admission would compromise with their security,” Anita Makkar, principal, The HDFC School in Sector 57, said.

September 12, 2016

Non-refundable fee policy in Gurgaon Schools....

Parents are worried over absence of refund policy

Nursery admissions for the next academic year have already begun in many private schools in the city. But the absence of a refund policy and lack of intervention from education authorities are putting parents in a tight spot.

Most private schools set the percentage of non-refundable fees between 45% and 50%. Unlike Delhi, where the share of refundable fee is decided by the education authorities, in Gurgaon, each school decides its own without much transparency. As a result, parents say they are losing money in cancellations.

In Delhi, if a child is withdrawn within one month of deposit of fees, the school can deduct admission fees/registration fees —both very low in Delhi as compared to Gurgaon — and one month's tuition fees, and it has to refund the balance amount within 15 days.

"Private schools in Gurgaon have created a monopoly charging by whatever they wish. It is very important for the government to intervene or else the parents will keep suffering the same way," said Jatin Gudwani, a parent who works with Castrol India. He suggested that the city's education department could a take a leaf out of Delhi's policy in these cases.

The state government also seems to have turned a deaf ear in the matter, which has been going on for more than five years now, said parents.

The absence of a refund policy becomes a bigger problem for parents because there is no set timeline for opening of school admissions. In Gurgaon, the admission process runs for four months, starting mid-July, and some sought-after schools either come up with results or open admissions in October. Hence, parents are in catch 22 situations as there is no uniform fee refund policy.

"My son got through in DPS Sushant Lok, and the school authorities asked us to make a payment of Rs 1 lakh. They told us they would refund only Rs 40,000 in case of cancellation. Anyway, we did not pay the money, hoping he will make it to some other school. But that hasn't happened either and now I am out of options," saidNeeta Saini, a parent and a teacher working with a government school.


August 22, 2016

Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon - Important Updates, Nursery Admissions 2017-18

Registrations for Nursery Admissions for the session 2017-18 will open on the 14th September, 2016 (11 AM to 4 PM)

Important Updates regarding Nursery Admissions
  1. Registration window for Nursery Admissions at Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon for the session 2017-18 will open on the 14th of September' 2016 between 11 AM and 4 PM

  2. You can click on REGISTER FOR ADMISSION to go to the registration portal.

  3. Due to multiple Nursery Admission windows in the city, the nursery admission fee for session 2017-18 has been made refundable. The admission withdrawal has to be made latest by October 31st, 2016 to avail the admission fee refund.

To know more click here    

August 19, 2016

Gurgaon parents puzzle due to varying nursery admission procedures

Gurgaon schools, unlike Delhi schools, do not have a regulatory body to check nursery admission procedures that started in July
With the age limit for nursery admission still unclear, parents seeking admission for their little ones have more to worry about after schools notified different admission procedures.
While some schools are using point system and lottery system to choose students, some others prefer personal interaction. Some institutions are also giving admission on a first-come first-served basis.
Gurgaon schools, unlike Delhi schools, do not have a regulatory body to check nursery admission procedures that started in July. The district education officers (DEOs) - elementary and senior - say the nursery section does not come under their purview.
“Every parent chooses at least three to four schools for their child. The problem is that each school is following different criteria and it is not mentioned on their websites. Most of the time, we have to call the reception and get all the information. If we miss something, the chances of our child getting admission will be lower,” Sarthak Thakur, a parent said.
Some parents blamed schools for going against the Right to Education (RTE) norms by screening and profiling children. However, schools said the interaction session is conducted so that parents can understand the school better.
A parent, requesting anonymity, said, “Recently, we were called to a school for an interview. The interviewer was more interested in knowing my profession and the annual package than knowing about the child. We were furious but as it is a good school, so we had to play along.”
Dhriti Malhotra, principal, Manav Rachna International School in Sector 46, said, “Children are chosen on a first-come-first-served basis after which we conduct interactions. We want to understand the child better and help the parents understand the institution better.”
Schools that follow point system give scores to applicants on criteria such as distance from school, sibling, girl child and contribution towards national cause. For example, HDFC School in Sector 57 gives priority to applicants on three grounds - proximity from school, siblings and employee’s child.
Rupa Chakravarty, principal of Suncity World School in Sector 53 said, “Point system is the most transparent way to admit children. The system was made after a lot of research and is beneficial for all stakeholders, including parents, children and the school.”
However, some parents said the point system is unfair. They said if they want their child to go to a good school, they have to buy a house in the locality. Parents with a single child questioned the sibling criteria.
“I want my child to go to a school in Sector 57. My in-laws have been living here for 30 years. Should I change my home now for the admission?” Sangeeta Goel of Sector 15 said.
Schools said the distance criteria is for the safety of children.
“We do not want to risk a child’s security. The first preference will be for students living in a 10-kilometre radius,” Anita Makkar, principal of The HDFC School in Sector 57, said.
Adding to the misery of parents, schools, including Ridge Valley School, Vega Schools in Sector 48, The Maurya School in Palam Vihar, have not mentioned their admission processes.
Madhu Singh, a parent said, “There is a need for some uniformity or regulation in nursery admissions. Schools should mention all details on the display boards or websites so that parents are aware of the process.”

August 13, 2016

Presidium Gurgaon school bus case is shameful and parents raise concerns over safety in school buses

When I first read on Facebook page about girl child molestation case that took place in school bus of Presidium Sector 57, Gurgaon - I was really shocked! Presidium? I checked with fellow parents on WhatsApp group and got it reconfirmed and everybody was concerned!

According to media reports (Hindustan Times), schools officials did not want to face questions and were not available to comment on this matter. The incident raises many questions like -

  • Will Presidium admin will take responsibility of this matter?
  • What lessons education department (state/NCR) has taken from these incidents and what corrective actions they have taken now? 
  • Will police also arrest the person responsible from Presidium school and charge him/her as well for lapse in system and process?

The million dollar question is what those poor parents do who would have just recently admitted their wards in this school that would spend lakhs on promotions but would shut eye to safety of kids. These schools would start admissions at their will and do their best to market their school to attract parents with fat pockets - Gurgaon schools usually start admissions early (and they did it this year for nursery admissions session 2017-2018) as nobody seem to cares in Gurgaon (ah "Guru"gram)! Check this article and even a study says that Nursery Admissions in Gurgaon are costlier than IITs - Yes!!.

Presidium school has exposed the vulnerability of schools going kids to unwanted incidents in school buses! Parents need to take extra measures as schools seem to have never learned any lessons from such incidents of past - we witnessed child death at Ryan International, Vasanth Kunj, Delhi - things are back to usual with nobody really bothered.

Parents need to educate kids and ensure they talk often and observe behaviour changes in kids to spot any concerns, or risks. Here are some some gadgets that are available and could be useful (although costly affair!) like GPS trackers, alarms etc :

 or click here to see latest gadgets available in market.

August 11, 2016

G D Goenka Publiv School, Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2017-18


Session 2017 - 2018
Nursery - Class XI
Pre Nursery – Malibu Towne / DLF Phase II


 FROM AUGUST 5, 2016
BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.


 BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.


BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.

August 10, 2016

St. Xavier's High School Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2017-18

School is starting with the Admission process for Academic Session 2017 – 2018
from 8th August 2016 onward for 
Grade Pre-Nursery to Grade IX  

Application Forms with details for the same can be collected and submitted,
 along with the required documents at
 School Front Office between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.
For admission process...

August 9, 2016

August 8, 2016

Gurgaon parents are confused over curriculum board CBSE/IB/IGCSE/ICSE ??

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The nursery admissions have started for almost half of the schools in the city and the parents are battling with dilemma over fee structures, schools and curriculums. With the introduction of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge IGCSE in many schools, choosing curriculum has become a more significant decision than ever.

Currently schools in Gurgaon offer IB, CBSE, ICSE and Cambridge. Some even offer more than one curriculum. According the parents due to more options and lack of information, they are unable to decide on the curriculum. 
your quick guide to CBSE vs ICSE vs IGCSE vs IB - which one is better 

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Nursery schools in Gurgaon costlier than IITs...

In what should rile parents of private school students in Gurgaon, it has been revealed by a survey conducted by a parents' forum in Delhi/NCR that on average, nursery schools charge more than the fee for an undergraduate course at IITs.

Conducted by Admission Nursery, the survey says a parent in Gurgaon pays an average of Rs 3 lakh a year for a year in the nursery class of a CBSE school. Most CBSE schools charge anything between Rs 2.8 lakh and Rs 3.7 lakh, whereas IITs charge a maximum of Rs 2 lakh per annum, along with overhead charges such as fees for accommodation, admission, campus management, etc., that does not exceed Rs 30,000.

One-time charges in schools — that are paid at the time of admission — are as high as Rs 1 lakh. Tuition fees for nursery classes range from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1.9 lakh per year. Most CBSE schools in Gurgaon charge admission fees, which are non-refundable, that are 20-50 times higher than Delhi schools.

"Schools in Delhi charge about Rs 500-1,500 as admission fees. In comparison, Gurgaon schools charge anything between Rs 30,000 and Rs 80,000, which is non-refundable. That means, if my child makes it to a better school, I will have to bear the loss. However, we have no option but to give in to the demands of private schools," said Nyra Gupta, a resident of Sector 45, who wants to get her daughter admitted in a good CBSE school in Gurgaon.

Sakshi Chopra, a parent from South City II, said, "Parents here are paying the price of lack of regulation by district authorities. There is no uniformity of charges sought by schools. I don't think there is anything exceptional in these schools. We're just paying the price of living in an expensive city."

In Delhi, no school is allowed to charge over Rs 25 for the admission form. In Gurgaon, schools charge a 4-digit fee for that. Moreover, it is not mandatory for parents in Delhi to buy a prospectus, while many schools in Gurgaon make it compulsory.

August 6, 2016

Gurgaon parents protest hike in school fees

Parents of students in private schools of the city protested against the fees hike, on Sunday. As many as 200 parents gathered at Huda City Centre in the morning, demanding a rollback of the fees hike.
Parents alleged that schools are not adhering to the Haryana School Education Act 1995 & Rules 2003.Parents said they went on the protest as they are fed up with government apathy on the fee hike issue.
“We want compliance of CBSE affiliation norms by schools, more transparency in the audit process and better focus on parent-teacher associations and safety of children on campus,” Bharat Bhushan, a parent, said.
“For this academic session, there was a hike of 15%-17%; we had protested on the issue earlier and the school had rolled back 2%. The hike is not justified,” Pawan Diwan, a protesting parent, said.
Parents said they plan to approach the district education officials and obtain Form 6, which has the fee details and financials of the school. They will then approach the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee and demand a fees audit, if irregularities are found.
Schools can charge fees under five different subheads -- admission fees, tuition fees, sports fees, people fund and science fund. “Schools have opened their own shops through which they sell items such as books and uniforms, at a premium, and never answer when we ask them to justify the overheads,” Anuj Chauhan, a parent, said.
Parents said they are upset with the state government for allowing at least four city schools to go ahead with the fees hike by staying an order of the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee (FFRC). The FFRC had, on May 2, stayed any fees hike by schools until the final audit results were declared.
According to the rules, Haryana schools can charge tuition fees and 3 funds (Red Cross fund, child welfare fund & sports fund).
“Fees hike is a problem when parents are kept out of the decision making body. The PTA (parents teachers association) of a school is constituted at the order of the school, without allowing parents to select their representatives. Any parent who files a complaint with the school is never considered for the PTA body,” Harish Ahuja of Sector 27 said.
After several complaints by parents, a regulatory committee was formed last year to audit nine private schools, following an order by the Fee and Fund regulatory committee.
In February, an audit by the district administration found that four private schools in Gurgaon overcharging. The team had audited seven schools, of which four were found violating section 198 of Haryana State Education rules, which states that schools can only charge education fees.
The district education officer declined to comment, starting that the matter is being looked into by the state.
Colonel (retired) Pratap Singh, director of CCA School in Sector 4 and president of HPSC(Haryana progressive school conference) said, “Parents want to admit their children in the best schools, being fully aware of the fees structure, but after admissions, don’t want to pay. Hardly 10% of parents who have issues with the fees.”


July 30, 2016

Gurgaon School Admissions 2017-18

Each year parents queue up in front of schools armed with some little information about the reputation of the school, a form and some sort of formal payment just to be able to enter the hallowed portals that will take their tender toddlers to success in the world. However, for the academic session 2017-18 schools in gurgaon have started nursery admission in a departure from the schedule followed last year, leaving parents confused. The admission process, which usually commences around mid-August, has already started in some schools and others are also expected to start the process soon. Parents complain that absence of an academic calendar for schools in Gurgaon is landing them in troubles.
Schools such as The HDFC School, The Millennium School, Delhi Public School Sushant Lok, Lotus Valley International School and Kunskapskollan have already started their admission process. Scottish High International, Ridge Valley School will open the registration process on August 1. Other schools, including DPS Sector 45 and Ryan International School, are also likely to start the process by mid-August.
Education experts suggest that the early start of admission by some schools is due to growing competition among them. A large part of the issue in nursery admissions is around school autonomy. Delhi seems to be leading this battle, but it was pretty much sure that the same issues will travel to other states too. The question here is should schools select their students? Should schools have autonomy in deciding the criteria for admission to their portals. The answer seems to be an obvious yes in case of the private schools.
Every year, more and more schools with better infrastructure and technology come ups in Gurgaon. These institutes give a strong competition to the existing ones, which is why schools want to start admission before others. On the other hand, schools say that they have started early admission to give more time to the parents to complete the formalities. However, for the comfort of the parents, the schools are providing forms both offline and online.
In a perfect world there would be enough nursery and school places where all children would join in small groups and be loved and nurtured as they learn. We do not live in a perfect world and there is a shortage of quality education places. From where we are, some competition for scarce seats is inevitable. Even if government schools were up to standard – and there seems to be evidence that many have slipped – there are not enough seats for all.
And the battle continues – what is the best way to allocate nursery seats? Who should get the first chance and who can be left out? Is access to excellence in education a game of chance?