I wrote in a post recently on my other blog that it's probably to get an admission into the IIM's but was fairly tough to get a pre-nursery seat in Bangalore. When the NYT ran a piece early this year about the parental stress due to pre-KG admission for their kids, I dismissed it as hype. I mean how tough can that be was all that I thought. From my own experience with the admission process for LG, I hang on to every word written in the article and swear it's all true. TOI ran an article last Sunday as to how some private schools have already started the admission process for pre-nursery and nursery.

It's early October and some schools I've approached are already not accepting any more application forms. They started as early as August and are done informally with the acceptance process; the interviews are scheduled for late October or early November. Had it not been for a casual remark from a friend as soon as we moved to Bangalore about the admissions starting in September, I would have been totally in the dark and would have had to home school him!

Here's a list of the schools I've come to know in and around the areas - Marathahalli, Outer Ring Road, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Kundalahalli and Whitefield. Please feel free to let me know if you have more information. I have personally visited many of them reviews of each will follow in separate posts. Some schools have not made it to this list because I'm not considering them for teh feedback received such as Ryan International and Gopalan International.

  1. VIBGYOR - Varthur Road (Marathalli)
    Phone: 4205 3101-03/

  2. GEAR International School - Off Sarjapur Road & Outer Ring Road, Phone: 9740777799,9741777799, 28440917

  3. Shishu Griha - Near BEML Gate, Off Tippasandra - 25213940/941

  4. Geethanjali Educational Society - 25272357 /9845349176

  5. Casa Maria Montessori House of Children - Airport Road
    Ph: 25266116 / 9845104830

  6. Prerana - Indira Nagar
    Ph: 25295116, 9341405116

  7. Neev Schools
    Neev - Indiranagar
    2989/C, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage
    Indiranagar, Bangalore 560 008
    Tel: 080 25263935, 080 41300836 / 37

    Neev - Whitefield
    123/64, Main Road Whitefield
    Bangalore 560 066
    Tel: 080 32973720 / 21

  8. National Public School (NPS) - HSR Layout
    Ph: 25705171, 25705172

Shishu Griha is very strict about the age of kids they entertain for application process, let alone admission. I was told the kid has to be between 2 years 9 months and 3 years as of June 1st.

As for other schools, to be admitted in the nursery program the kid should have completed 2 years and 9 months as of June 1st.

The status quo on LG's admission process is that I have an appointment scheduled for one and given the application form for another. It will be late November before we get to know anything positive. Most schools other than VIBGYOR and GEAR do not disclose the fees unless you discuss in person.


Anonymous said...

just to add Kephee pre-school, to your list of preschools around marathahalli, which is of high quality education-wise and child-care. My daughter has joined this school and she is enjoying it. They follow multiple intelligence curriculum. this is an initiative of group of IIT alumni.

Kephee pre-school,
AECS layout, Brookefields, Bangalore-37
ph: 080-40913242