Hyderabad, being the capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has many great educational institutions which provide quality education. It is the fourth most populous city of India. The growing urban agglomeration is also bringing together many educators in the private schooling space to provide many different curricula and alternative learning schools. The city is host to many excellent schools affiliated to different boards and is imparting the best possible education to the students of the city and nearby districts. About two-thirds of the students in Hyderabad attend private schools. The languages of instruction include English, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil.
The students from state board schools attend classes from 1st to 10th grades and sit for Secondary School Certificate, after which they go to junior college for Higher Secondary Facility. The other schools affiliated to CBSE or CISCE have to take two public examinations at 10th and 12th conducted by accreditation bodies.
The preschools in Hyderabad are bubbling with new philosophy and pedagogy. There are good preschools having tailor made toddlers programs to preschoolers from ages 1.5 years to 6 years.
Hyderabad is also host to many highly acclaimed higher education institutions and universities offering many choices to students. It provides the best education in different fields, some of the prominent universities and institutions are - University of Hyderabad, The English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), BITS Pilani- Hyderabad, International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad etc. It has attracted students from all over the country for higher education. Peek into your Hyderabad Schools Guide to CBSE, IGCSE and IB, Montessori Schools, Techno Schools; tailor-made by NexSchools.
CBSE Schools in Hyderabad
CBSE affiliated schools are the most preferred choice of parents in any city of India and this is the case in Hyderabad as well. In fact, the statistics display the same scenario. Hyderabad has more than 100 CBSE schools. These schools give students much required exposure, and with great facilities one can expect overall development of their child as well. They follow the curriculum laid down by the CBSE and make use of NCERT books.
Some very popular CBSE schools in Hyderabad are- Oakridge International School, Jubilee Hills Public School, Delhi School of Excellence, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kennedy High: The Global School, Howard Public School, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi Public School etc. In addition, these CBSE schools also prepare students for many competitive exams like IIT JEE etc because these exams are mostly based on CBSE syllabus, so this is one of the reasons why these schools are mostly chosen by the parents.
ICSE Schools in Hyderabad
There are around 80 ICSE schools in Hyderabad. They are spread all across Hyderabad and are opted by many. These schools follow the ICSE curriculum and the students they take Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination at the end of Standard X and at the end of class XII they take up Indian School Certificate Examination.
Some of the prominent ICSE schools in Hyderabad are St. George’s Grammar School, Vidyaranya High School, Ramyadevi Public School and NASR School etc.
International Schools in Hyderabad (IGCSE and IB affiliated Schools)
International schools are known for providing excellent education to students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds from various countries and also to local students. In these international schools follow the IB (International Baccalaureate) board or the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) board. IB board is an international board which was established in the year 1968 and has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, whereas IGCSE which is an English language curriculum was established by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.
International Schools are the best Options for Expats from around the world and also Indians returning from overseas can seek admissions in international schools where transition of moving can be eased and they get the same world calls infrastructure and environment in these schools. In Hyderabad there are many international schools where students belonging to different countries study along with the Indian students. Some Indian parents these days prefer sending their children to such schools because kids in such tender age only get exposed to different cultures and traditions.
International schools in Hyderabad provide well maintained and up to the mark infrastructure for the overall development of the students, they provide world class facilities, they have huge campus with wifi connectivity, dance studios, sports facilities like Hockey Field, 8 Lane Athletic Track, Riding Club, Lawn Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, Swimming Pools etc. Another key feature of these schools is the provision of bus services which are fully air conditioned fitted with GPS.
Some of the prominent International Schools in Hyderabad are- Global Indian International School, The International School of Hyderabad, Johnson Grammar School, Oakridge International School, Cyberabad, The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet etc.
Boarding Schools in Hyderabad
There is definitely a culture of boarding schools in Hyderabad which are mostly situated at the outskirts of the city. These schools are marked by huge campus area with all the facilities required to make it a perfect learning environment. Many of these schools have wifi connectivity throughout the campus, separate fully furnished hostel for boys and girls, provision of nutritional meals, perfect student-teacher ratio, latest technological facilities, and for the holistic development of the students, facilities of dance room, music room, art room, and courts for many sports are also provided. These schools might be affiliated to CBSE, ICSE, IB, IGCSE or even Telangana State Board. The fee is towards the higher side to match the the best facilities possible.
Some of the prominent boarding schools in Hyderabad are Kennedy High Global School, Heritage Valley School, Indus International School, Abhyasa International Residential Public School, Gowtham Model School, Sreenidhi International School etc.
State Board Schools in Hyderabad
State Board schools are the most preferred schooling options in Hyderabad which are mostly opted by the parents. The education is affordable and the curriculum is easy as compared to other boards around and best suited to parents who reside permanently in the state. These schools are affiliated to the Telangana State Board that prescribe curriculum and books which they follow. These schools make it compulsory for the students to study Telugu as one of the language. The only drawback with these types of school is that the teachers and students converse in Telugu and they do not get the required English environment for their development. Apart from that the curriculum is up to the mark and the books covers almost everything which one may find in NCERT books. There are more than 200 state board schools in Hyderabad.
Some of the prominent Telangana State Board schools are St. Ann’s Grammar School, St. Pius X Girls High School, St. Peter’s Grammar School, National School, Gowtham Model School, and Sister Nivedita School etc.
Montessori Schools in Hyderabad
There is also a trend of Montessori schools in Hyderabad. These schools follow the Montessori Method of teaching and specialise in dealing with younger kids and so they make use of Montessori equipments, in fact the classrooms are made children friendly, and the major ideology behind these schools is ‘Learning by Doing’, these schools basically involve practical learning. The kids are taught using play way method, with lots of teaching aids and toys. These schools aim at making an environment where the children find these schools as their home away from their home.
Some of the prominent Montessori Schools are Tulips: The Pre School, Blue Blocks, Hello Kids, Taraporewallas Montessori House of Children and Bachpan Play School etc.
Techno Schools in Hyderabad
Techno School is a totally new concept which has cropped up these days. These are the schools which are completely equipped with latest technologies. The teaching pattern is same as in the other schools but with the added dash of latest technology. These schools can be affiliated to CBSE board or ICSE board or for that matter Telangana State Board also. The objective of such schools is to make the learning textbook free and in turn making it technology dependent. Techno schools have much more emphasis on Science and Maths instead of some light subjects like English, Social Studies etc.
Some of the prominent Techno schools of Hyderabad are Sri Chaitanya Techno Schools, Kakatya Techno School, Narayana E-Techno School and Sri Gayatri Techno School etc.
Sneak Peek into the Fee Structure
Schools in Hyderabad are very expensive to study as compared to schools in other cities. On an average CBSE schools charge fees from Rs 60,000 to Rs 4.5 lakh. But the International Schools are in some other league altogether. Let’s take an example of ‘International school of Hyderabad’, its annual tuition fees for class 11-12 is whopping Rs 8,03,500 whereas the enrolment fee (non-refundable) is Rs 2,00,000. Let’s assume this school is an exception. In other International Schools it comes around Rs 1,00,000 per annum, which is no less. The Telangana State Board run schools are the most affordable. That is the reason why most of the students are enrolled in these schools.
At the end, we can see the various options available for school education in Hyderabad, the different types of schools and the various kinds of curriculum which the schools offer. It only depends on the fact that how much do you want to spend on your child’s education and what suits your needs. We just hope that according to these parameters you choose the best school for you child.
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