How to select best Pune school from reviews and ratings?

By Madhurie Singh, October 13, 2011

I am trying my best  to provide as much information to all the parents by writing reviews in the most descriptive way to the recent objective fact based tabular format.

The descriptive story-type reviews are my favorite and will continue to rule the site. Yet you will discover to your own surprise that when a school is rated objectively based on the same facts the results are surprising.

I am adding new factors whenever possible. Some factors are not valid for a school and hence will be not included in the rating calculation. This school’s total points will be low but must look at the percentage as that is what matters.

Till now DPS seems to be the number one school as per the point system though I was surprised to see that it did not cross 70% and is a Good school.

Ok, now how you use the ratings is important.

So how do you arrive at the school that is most suitable to you and your kid?

Copy the table shown below.

Write the 5 most important factors to you and your family.

Say Distance = 5, Brand = 4, Teachers  = 3, Fee = 2, Activities = 1

Now write them in the respective cells under column Priority.

Here the top priority will be the highest number.

So if you have 5 factors, your top priority will get 5 points.

Next, multiply the Priority value with my rating for the school.

For DPS I have written the totals under the column Total for DPS.

Repeat for all other schools.

Add the points for each school or compare factor-wise, which school gets the maximum points.

School Name Delhi Public School Madhurie’s Rating ( 1-5) (low-high)  Priority Total  for DPS   Total for  Orbis  Total for Kothari
Area East Pune 5
Address Delhi Public School,

Vill: Mohammadwadi,

Nyati County, Pune – 411 060.

Map Location Map
Contact /Person 020 – 26970418, 26970428 4
Landmark Keep driving after crossing Corinthian Club for 2 km, take natural turns and turn right at the crossroads
Warning Construction Area 1
Infrasturcture Fairly Big and good facility 5
Age June 2003 onwards 5
Fee Admission time fee : RS 65000/-  of which 5000/- refundable.

Annual Fee : Rs 42600/-

Transport Compulsory 4
Transport Fee PrePrimary = 1000/-

Primary = 1250/- per month

Class Society Medium-upper 3 1 3
Donation Yes 1
Activities Music, Dance, Basketball (Indoor), Football 3
Brand Image All India – Great 5
Management Style Modern and Adaptive to new technology 4
School Timing LKg – Class 5: 9:30 am: 2:30noon 5
Class 6 – Class 12: 7 am: 1 pm 4
Teachers’ Quality Qualified and Trained with Certification, Experienced 4 5 20
Principal’s Views Ms. Neelam Chakrabarty has experience of 20 years plus in DPS Delhi schools, India.

Extremely good management skills. Loves working parents.

Philosophy of school Modern and mix of traditional values 4 2 8
Curriculum Prescribed books by NCERT 3 4 12
Boarding No 0
Past Experience ALL India 5 3 15
Current Classes LKG, UKg, Class 1- to Class 12 5
Class Strength 35 max 3
Teacher: Student 1:35 3
Age Criteria Playschool : 2.5-3.5 yrs 3
AS on March 31 LKg: 3.5 – 4.5 yrs
UKg: 4.5 – 5.5 yrs
Class 1: 5.5 – 6.5 yrs
Student Behavior/ Values Disciplined, Well mannered 4
Parent Teacher Association Not formed 0
Madhurie’s Rating Click here to view my forum views…coming soon 98 points: 70 %

Excellent School 100%-90%

Very Good School 90%-80%

Good School 80%-70%

Fair School Can Improve 70%-60%

OK School  60%-50%

Bad School 50%-40%

Must Close down School 40%-30%

Click to read reviews of a list of Pune Schools

Looking for good school for my son which covers both studies + extra curricular activities. He will be 3 yrs in may 2021

Hi Madhurie, My daughter is 2.4 year old. I'm living in Hadapsar area. As per your blogs and reviews I am interested to take admission in DPS as its age criteria is 3.5 yrs old. I don't want to waste her one year. Distance wise NIBM undri Magarpatta I have lot of options and many new schools are opened . I would considered school which is nearby good staff . My options are. 1 DPS 2 Bishop school 3 Pawar School 4 Vibgyor School Or else what you suggest me. I will be grateful to you if you will also provide me your choice and also coming admissions criteria and date for different schools. I want to take admission one time starting from nursery to 12 the. Thanks in advance Kiran Dwivedi

Hi Madhurie, Thanks for detailed insights and reviews. A month from now, I'll move to Chinchwad, Pune. I would appreciate if you can suggest me couple of good CBSE schools for my 7th grade twin daughters in and around chinchwad. Thanks!

we are moving to Pune from Goa.. My elder daughter is currently in 2nd Grade and younger one in Nursery.. we are looking for CBSE schools for acaemic 2016-2017 in and around Erandwane(SB road) pune.kindly suggest

i want admission for my son for std.8,plz,suggest me the best icse school near bavdhan.thanx

Hi Madhurie, I see that you haven't rated VIBGYOR High. could you let me know how is the school and the facilities. Thanks Deepa

Hi, I really liked your way of reviewing schools. You have taken care to give the reviews unbaised and touched upon many different points. My son is 3 yrs old and i want to get him admission in LKG in a good school for the session 2015-16. Presently he is going to Little Millenium in Kharadi. he is in Nursury. I live in Kharadi area in PUNE and have been searching for a good school near this area. 2 of the schools nearby are Victorious Kidss Educare and Vibgyor High. Can you please post a review for both these schools. It will be really helpful. My criterias are: 1. Good teaching staff 2. All round developement of child (not just bookworm) 3. Fairly good infrastructure. Nice playground in school Please also suggest any school you would recommend. Thanks in advance. Anuradha

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Hi plz suggest me best school in Pune near to Hinjewadi

Can i get review for ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL (cbse board) KIRKEE for for CLASS 1 admission.

Dear Madam, I am seeking admission for my daughter for the 7th std in schools following CBSE curriculum and preferably in close vicinity of Mohammad Wadi for acadamic year 2015-16. My questions are - 1) Is it possible to get admission for acadamic year 2015-16 now itself for schools in Pune. 2) Top ranking CBSE schools in Pune with address/contact information. 3) List of CBSE schools near Mohammad Wadi. The above will be of great help. Look forward to your reply. Thanks & regards, Anil Sethi


Can i get review for cygnet public school hadapsar for for JR KG admission ,I would be really grateful. I got lot of information from this discussions, thank you

You can book your seat here, You can attend my seminar on 5th Jan to know more.

There are quite a few, but you have choose what fits your needs based on fee, social status, children's abilities.

hi, please tell us the best school near balewadi as my son is going to complete 3 years in june 13.

Hi Madhurie, I am new to your page,but insightful truly!!!Thanks for the ready reckoner on daughter goes to IK Aundh and I totally conncet with your review ,they charge a bombshell considering the infrastructure however what they do to the kids, is way beyond books and the traditional way of learning so indeed parents dont mind shelling that! I would be really grateful if you could review "Indira National School",Wakad as couldnt find a detailed review on that and after IK it is a very sensible option,for us! Thanks in advance, Antara

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