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By Madhurie Singh, May 26, 2016

Discuss school-admission questions

Dear parents,

I know you are hassled and fretting to find the right school, board, teachers, curriculum etc for your child.

So once again starting this page to ask me questions related schools, boards, admission, teachers etc.

Each family is unique, your needs, preferences and requirements will be different. Hence, a school that is good for me may not be good for you.

Try to reply in the comment with details so that its not guess work for me.

When you ask a question, mention, age and grade of the child, current school name in full, area and if possible school link to make it easy for me to check it out before replying.

If you are not happy with a school, mention the reasons as I do not want to guide you to another school with same issues.

If the question is needs more than one 2 lines of reply, then you will be asked to book phone consultation as everything is not black and white.

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Hiii Looking for admissions for grade 5 ....HDFC school Vibgyorhigh Or Mentor International School ... Need to select one of them. ... Pls guide

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Hi Madhurie, Seeking admission for class IX and XI for upcoming session of CBSE board. Could you please let me know about some good schools in Pimpri, Wakad, Camp, Sasson Road, Kalyani Nagar area. Please also confirm when the admission will starts in these school. Thanks

Kindly book a consult by clicking this link. Do not waste time.

I was confused about the school admission for nursery for my child. I was visited vibgyor , mentor international School and Hdfc school in hadapsar abt not yet finalized bsc I was confused abt them advice

Hey you need to book a phone consult.

Hi Madhurie ! We are relocating to Pune from Mumbai. My daughter is in 1st std CBSE Board. We shall be staying in Kharadi. Needed your help in school recommendation also schools which are open for transfer case admissions. I was looking at DPS, Bishop's Coed . If you could guide.

Hi, I am looking for Jr.KG admission for my daughter in Hadapsar/Camp area. But it seems admission process for all good schools is complete. Can you please advise if admission is still available in any school for this year. Regards Nilam

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Hi Mam, I'm looking for school admissions in senior kg for my child in PCMC area. My preference of board is CBSE, however, in PCMC area, the only option for good CBSE school is either Blossoms or Podar. In Blossoms , it is admission only against vacancy and Podar, I'm really not sure if its really good in academics atleast. Because of which I'm thinking if going for ICSE schools like Wisdom / Euro is a better decision. Please suggest.

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Hello Madhurie Mam, I am looking for my kids admission in Sr KG. I have options of Lok Seva Pashan and CM Internation Balewadi...Could you please suggest which one can be a good opt. Thanks Naresh

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Hi Madhurie ji.. My son is 4.4 now and is a Spectrum (autism) kid. He is undergoing therapies past 2years . Could you please suggest some (any) integrated schools in NiBM or Kondhwa area? A number of schools suggest shadow teachers but rarely assist/accept responsibility when it comes to RTE. Kindly help.

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Hello Madhurie mam, I have applied to many schools, but did not get in first list or some schools told us to check in March/April for standard 1. Right now, available options are Wisdom World Wakad, GIIS Chinchwad, Swadha and DLRC. Which one would you suggest would be good school among these? Thanks

Kindly write to me at [email protected] for personal time and consultation over phone. For free advice, the blog is freely available.

Hello Ma'M, How would you rate HDFC School, Pune. Exploring for my kids for class II and Class VIII for academic session 2018-2019. Regards Swati

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My kid was born in Dec 2013. He is in Jr Kg in Kidzee. Many schools in Pune have said that he doesn't qualify for SrKg (UKG) admission in 2018 and he has to repeat Lkg. Can you let me know the pros and cons of repeating Lkg in a proper school vs repeating it in pre_primary like lexicon or little millenium

Its a good idea to repeat, else the child will be youngest in the class.

Hi Madhurie, Kindly help me to know the St. Mathews Academy, Salunke vihar school's review. I would like to take the admission for my child in Jr. KG. Thanks, Vinod Rane.

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Hello Sir/Madam, My child is going complete 4 years in feb 2018. I am staying at Manikbaug,Sinhgad road, Pune. Can you please tell me what are good school option near by home location (7-8km) What board should choose ? Thanks , Yogesh

Kindly write to me at [email protected] for personal time and consultation over phone. For free advice, the blog is freely available.

Hi Madhurie, My kid is studying in Vibgyor Magarpatta. No issues with them but wanted to move him to CBSE board. I have shortlisted Kalyani and HDFC school. Let me know your views and preference. Thanks

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Hello mam , I live in pimple saudagar, my son is 5 & half years old want to take admissions in CBSE board plz.suggest good school Goyal ganga school pimpri Gk guukul pimple saudagar Or any other you will recommend

HELLO MADHURIE MAM my son is in 6th grade, want to change his school how is PICT school balewadi, orchid school baner, DAV aundh, vidhya bhavan model colony. thanks kamana

Hi Madhurie, Thanks a lot for creating such a wonderful blog. This is really helpful to all the parents. I am looking for my daughters's admission in St. Mathews Academy, Kondhwa ( for LKG. Could you please help me to provide your views on this school. Thanks in advance. - Vinod Rane.

Which amongst the following ICSE schools in undri should we try for admission? Euro school Caelum high school Vibgyor Awaiting your reply.

Hi Madhuri, Request if you could suggest which school is better between VIBYOR, Sanskruti and Euro School, all three at Undri/NIBM Location. Appreciate if you could suggest from your experience. Thanks and Regards, Deepak


Hi, I m looking for adminission in UKG. I have shortlisted wisdom world in hadapsar and clara in magarpatta.Pls suggest which one is good.

Both are good

Hi Madhurie, I stay at kharadi. I have a doughter about 3 yrs and looking for good schools for Nursery near by. i have filled form of st. Francis school, shanwadi can u please help me for admission?

Hi Madhurie, We had shifted to Pune from Delhi last year and my child is currently studying in Grade 2 at VIBGYOR NIBM since the last 10 months. We have applied to DPS now and would like your views on which school is better. Both ICSE and CBSE board are fine with us. I believe you have been a parent at both DPS and VIBGYOR. Comparisons between both schools would be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help .

Hello Mam - We are based in USA for last 11 years. Planning to move to Pune mostly live in Amanora by next year. My elder one will be in grade 6th and younger one will be entering 1st grade. Looking for schools in magarpatta side. I would like to know which are better among the lot. Would like to keep travel low for kids, have some extra activities not just studies. Elder one i am keen on CBSE. Some viable options - Amanora Pearson, Vibyor magarpatta, Wisdom world magarpatta, Vidya Pratishtan (do they consider kids living not in magarpatta ? since Amanora is not considered part of magarpatta), New hdfc school, new clara international. Since its a big transition for the kids ... I would like to weigh in all the options and select something which makes sense from studies point of view and other wise

Kindly book phone consultation as shifting from US is going to change a lot of things for the child and family. Select International option.

Hi Madhurie, We are staying in Nyati County, I am looking for admission for my son who is 3.5 Years old. Our 1st preference is English Speaking school, Which one would you suggest out of these 3 schools - DPS- Mohammadwadi, Bishops -Undri , St Vincent- Camp. Regards, Vikas

Hi Madhuri, I am looking out for a good ICSE school with affordable fees in Pune near by Hinewadi. My Daughter will be going to 1st Standard. Please suggest us the same.

Kindly google it. Affordable fee list can be availed on Pune Parents Group of Facebook.

Hi Madhuri, We are getting transfer from Mumbai to Pune in month of May 2017 so currently she is studying in SR KG at Tree House while we want ICSE school in Pune for 1st Standard. Would you please provide the expert comment on below? School Near by to Nigdi and Hinjewadi. School Study wise Fees wise Location wise Contact number when we can contact school

Pls google. Also criteria wise selection is possible on phone consultation only. Book for Parents within India

Hello Mam, I have to choose between Kothari International School , Kharadi and Vibgyor Yerwada for my kid in grade 1. Can you please provide some feedback for both .Which one i should go ahead with. Thank you

Both are new so cant comment.

Hello Mam, Could you please provide the review of Pheonix World school,Kharadi which is recently opened in 2015. Thank you

Too new to review. I will review it next year as now its just buildings to review.

Hi Madhurie, My kid is going to be of 3 Yrs on 4th March 2017(Birth date: 4th March 2014). Currently he's 2 Yrs 11 Mths. I wanted to know in which cycle of the admission process of Delhi Public School, Mohammadwadi, Pune, he'll be eligible to apply. I'm worried if I have missed the November 2016 round of admissions and whether he won't be eligible for the next round of admissions ie November 2017.

Try next year. Google " my name and Right age for admission"

Hi Could you please tell, how Blossom public school near bhumkar chowk is??

Dear Mam, The Kaveri international school lohagaon is the best school for ICSE board or St Patrick's school is best. I like to get admission for Dr kg.

Hi Madhurie, Its great to see the efforts you have put in for school reviews in Pune. I am based out of Mumbai, but will be shifting to Pune in April/May'17. My daughter is currently in Class-1 Std., so will be seeking admission in Class-2. She has been in Maharashtra Board (Girl's Convent One), so getting her in any of the boards - CBSE/ICSE/MH is fine, just that it should be English medium and Girl's school in priority. Apart from the schools you reviewed on your site, can you suggest which one to go for in the below list of schools (These are Girls only convent in Pune I could find. I am not mentioning St. Mary's in the list as have seen the review of yours.) : - St. Anne School, Camp - St. Felix High School, Boat Club Road - St Joseph's Convent High School, Khadki - St. Joseph High School, Pashan - St Helena's School, Near Camp Thanks and Regards, Deepak

I am not very Saintly school pro as they are not very progressive in their methodology.

Ok. Thanks.

Hello Madhurie, First of all, let me thank you for such a wonderful and informative blog!! I am looking for pre-primary school for my daughter, she will turn 3 years in Feb 2017. I stay in the heart of the city, in Sadashiv Peth. My personal preference is to find a good school which can be reached within 30-35 minutes max. Following schools I have shortlisted- 1. SPM ( 2. DES Pre-primary school ( Can you please help me choose between the two. Or if you have some better suggestions around city center, that would be really helpful. Thanks a a lot in advance!


Hi madhurie, This is Vaibhav recently shifted pune from mumbai.I am searching good CBSE school (affordable) for my son for 3rd grade in wakad, pimple saudagar or pimpri area.I am confused to choosee schools .Please help me in choosing right school .If any other school is good then let me know. Thanks vaibhav 9322664799 also let me know how to book for phone consultant.

I am looking in the same category .. Any suggestions?

Hi Madhuri Ji, This is a fabulous work and initiative !! This kind of work we desperately need in our country. It's very difficult to get the actual picture of the school's from outside. Please see my case and then definitely I'll consult with you to go to the next step. I have 2 daughters studying in 4th grade, pre school in USA, and we are planning to return to Pune for good. Elder one has just spent few months in Pune kidszee school at the age of 3. So most of the time she did schooling in US. We are looking for good school specially for elder one in Pimple Saudagar area, I read about WWS , Poddar, DAV , Indra girls school., few questions need expert advice: 1. Not sure which one is good or are there other schools to consider ? 2. Which board will be good for her. 3. Is it worth to repeat 4th grade? 4. Definitely worth if both of my kids can go to same school. There are many questions but the above are the most important to start with, so would really appreciate if you can help us here. Again thanks a lot for your work and time !

Too many questions. Pls book phone consult.

Hello, I. Searching for a CBSE school near around Magarpatta area for my 4 year old son. I tried few schools but havent yet finalized. Right now standing at the gates of DPS unwelcomed !! Is there a provision for a mid year admissions for cases like mine ?

Apply in 2nd week of Feb.

Hi Madhurie , I am looking for a Jr KG admission into a good school in Baner /Balewadi /Sus-Pashan are (Kid DOB is 11th July 2013). I am aware of following schools, but need your guidance regarding these and other which you can recommend me - Please. 1. Indira 2. Akshara 3. Orchid Also, please suggest which is better in comparison between Indira and Akshara , any comparison would help Many Thanks, Suresh Sampat

Too many questions. Pls book phone consult.

Dear Madam, I have seen your reviews for all schools. I am planning for admission of my daughter for I stay in Viman Nagar, I have sorted schools like 1) Bishops, kalyani Nagar 2) Kalyani School 3) Orbis 4) Wisdom World, hadapsar 5) Lexicon, Kalyami Nagar I am really confused after mixed reviews from parents for all schools. Please suggest Regards

Kalyani and wisdom world.

Hello Mam My son Rudra Jain studying in 2nd in Wisdom School (ICSE) Wakad.Due to some reasons we have to shift in pune city near seven loves chowk .which school will be best for my son near to that area?I have also been to Sanskriti School.I like the School but it is CBSE.plz tell me ir reviews

If shifting, CBSE is good option. Search for 5 schools that you can afford, then i can help you suggest.

Hello Madhurie, I had a phone consultation with you last year and I was completely aligned what you suggested. This year as my son got through DPS for nursery. I have also reserved seat for vibgyor magarpatta as they had some offer running. Now I am wondering should I go ahead for DPS? Is it better over vibgyor?


Hi Madam, I am seeking admission for my son in Sr.Kg. I stay at Tingrenagar and looking for school CBSE/ICSE board. I have gone through the list given of school by you in Tingrenagar/Wagholi/vimannagar area. I wanted to know about Jyotirmoy school the board IGSCE. What is the difference in IGSCE and ISCE board?

Jyotirmay is good school. Google "madhurie singh and right board" You will get the article. Also check the footer of my website.

Hi Madhurie, I am staying in Magarpatta and looking for admission in nursery/LKG (CBSE / ICSE board) school for my daughter. Could you please suggest some best school for my daughter.

You need to provide a list as I wud not know how much you can afford.

Hi Madhuri, yes, with best school and quality education I can afford. I am looking such school where I can continue up-to class 12th. 1st priority CBSC school, 2nd priority ICSC school. Please suggest some best school for my daughter.

I think you should book a consultation. I cannot help in comments.

Hello Madhurie! I am seeking admission for my son,DOB 30/04/2012 in Sr Kg 2017-2018. He has done Play Group,Nursery, Jr KR in little millennium hinjewadi. We near in Bhumkar chowk. I want to take admission of him in schools around Hinjewadi, Wakad in Sr Kg. As i feel getting admission in 1st Std will be difficult So i am attemping now. Can you please share reviews on Pawar Public School Hinjewadi, Euro School Wakad and Indira Public School Wakad. So that i can make best choice for My Kid.

Indira, Euro are good

Thanks Madhurie - On which aspects Pawar Public fails as compared to Indira, Euro or Vibgyor

That will require you to book a call.

Hi madhurie, This is chandni.I am searching good CBSE school for my daughter for 1st grade in pimple saudagar or pimpri area.I am confused between SNBP and Gyan ganga International School.Please help me in choosing right school .If any other school is good then let me know. Thanks

GGIS is expensive but ok. SNBP is good.

Hi madhuri; I want to know details about Spicer school aundh. I have 4 year old boy and looking for Sr .kg . Admission. Want to know regarding teaching technique and culture of school.

Hi, We arw shifting from kothrud to baner, currently my son goes to sanskriti bhukum, but from baner the distance is much. I m looking for similar school near baner, orchid is too costly. I have checked CM international, lokseva and indira. Can u plz suggest which is good? We are looking for sr. Kg. Thanks

hi, this is Dipali Jawale. My daughter is in 1st grade ,now i m moving to Pimple sadagar area. Can you please tell me which CBSC school is good for that area? what about DAV , VPMS?

Hi Madhurie, I stay at Dighi and I'm looking for CBSE school in Pimpri - Chinchwad for my daughter for the class 1st. Can u plz suggest me some good schools at PCMC?

You need to provide a list which I will help you shortlist.

Hi mam, I stay in Keshav nagar. Currently my daughter goes to potdar jumbo kids, vadgaon Sheri branch. M happy with the school also. Daughter is in Jr Kg now. How's Amanora school , APS Ghorpade, Arnold's or any other good suggestion. Orbis not at all in mind.

Arnold, Amanora, APS

Hello Mam, Can you please suggest some good schools near Sahakar Nagar Pune. I am looking for co-ed, preferably CBSC school. My daughter will turn 3 in March 2017. Regards, Aditi

Provide a list of schools and I will help u

Hello I am staying in Ambegaon, Katraj and currently my daughter is studying in Bharati Vidyapeeth. How is current quality of education at Muktangan School? Any other CBSE School suggestions in nearby area for Jr, KG admission?

Pls google and provide a list, I will help you shortlist.

Hi madhurie My daughter is in grade 3 n we jave to move to Europe for arnd 2yrs......which board should i make her join....british cambridge or international....since on coming back i want my child to join an icse board Currently she is in St Marys n wud try again for the same when we are back.....please guide Thankyou Dipti

ISCE is good. so Cambridge or IB both are fine.

Hi Ms. Madhurie, Currently my daughter studying in Tree House Highschool,Bavdhan IV th Grade want to change school in grade V .My son is in Jr. Kg in Bedrock school.We are staying at Sus Road. Please suggest best school for both the kids . Need your guidance for choosing the school.

Hi Madhurie , My Son is in VII Grade Lokseva e School , Pls do suggest me few CBSE schools for 8th grade Admission . Looking for only CBSE with French as 3rd Language Preferred Location of Schools are Aundh , Baneer , Balewadi , Pashan , in and around Sus Road . We stay @ Sus Road and My first choice is Vikhe Patil .Need your guidance .

Gladies, a lot of schools have foreign language. I have not done any table for this. If you want me to work on it, you will have to book a phone consultation.

My son is 3.5 years old and currently studying in Nursery at Kidzee School, Siddharth Nagar, Dhanori. I am looking for your guidance to select good school and get details about admissions process of schools in Kalyani Nagar, Viman Nagar, Lohegaon areas.

Hi KS, Kindly click this link to book phone consultation with me.

Hi Madhurie, I have gone through this website & I got very useful information. My son is 3.6yrs old. We want to take admission for my son in DPS,Pune. Their admission process will start in Nov2016. Can you tell me any useful /helpful information/tips to get success. Thanks.

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