The last ten years has seen tremendous growth in the numbers of international schools in India and in particular, internationals schools in Mumbai. At a casual glance, we can ascertain that the reason behind this was the dissatisfaction with the state and national board schools, many from parents own personal experience of school. While international schools have become a popular choice for parents today, there are still many who are unsure of what are the exact benefits of having your child in one of them.
To truly understand these schools we should look at the many positive things that they bring to the academic environment rather than make a comparison with the state and national schools (though some unavoidable comparisons will appear). The reason behind this is that many international systems have been in existence for a number of years or are following on from older traditions in modern forms. It is important to understand that none of these systems are reactionary systems and have been developed to provide quality education.
1. Universally accepted certification: International schools offer universally accepted certification that ensures that your child does not miss out on any opportunities to study further. The certification boards are prestigious and maintain a high quality level and students that receive these certifications are held in high esteem by universities around the world.
2. A global syllabus for a global world: Thanks to information technology and liberalised economies the world has gotten more familiar with itself than at any time before. This creates a compulsion to make sure that knowledge of the world goes beyond just a hobby. International school syllabuses are tailor made so that students understand the differences and similarities of the world and are able to understand people from everywhere beyond the realm of language.
3. Multi-disciplinary syllabus: International schools offer a multi-disciplinary syllabus so students are under pressure to choose their specialised career paths at a young age. It also helps develop students that are proficient in a variety of knowledge bases that are beneficial in an environment where multi-speciality individuals are sought after in the working world.
4. Low student-to-teacher ratio: International school classrooms are much smaller than classrooms in standard Indian schools. This allows teachers to have more personal time with each student so that they get the most out of their learning years.
5. All-round education: Besides academics, international schools ensure that students also learn from a variety of non-academic subjects and programmes such as sports, dramatics, music and social service. All of these non-academic activities are important for the development of young, well adjusted and healthy minds. Read More...
I would say international schools are the best place for the children to improve their learning and skills simultaneously. The one reason what made me to tick the international school in Bangalore is the ability to train the kids to embark on a school journey filled with academics and other activities which make them to think creatively ,to learn and to grow
It’s sad to see how these big chains have no way to check what happens in all their branches. The Euro Kids BTM Layout is one classic example-they have all fancy play equipment but sadly the kids are not allowed to play in them. When we asked the teacher she said they are very costly and so the owner has told them to not let the kids play in them too much. The same for the other stuff stated in the brochure like library books, computer time, water play and gym time. The kids are made to sit in front of the PC in the Principal’s office and watch some stuff and it’s called computer time. No hands on experience. Again when we asked the teacher why the answer was the same-it’s very costly and kids spoil computers and books! Why open a preschool if you don’t intend to allow them to touch anything? Open a Museum instead!
The teachers are also not trained to handle little kids-the inexperience shows in the fact that they have no patience with kids. They have no Montessori training or Pre Primary Teacher training, NTT or other similar qualifications-just regular housewives or fresh graduates! It's not like they have many kids to handle-just 8-10 kids/class and they can't seem to handle even that much! Read More...
Even I heard the same about Euro Kids. Parents should be very careful in choosing the schools for the children.
What are the best international schools in Bangalore? Kindly give the location and other facilities available. Read More...
I am not sure of the big list of schools in Bangalore. But I have taken admission for my kid in Orchids The International School after visiting their campus. I would love to know other schools as well.