Oct 21, 2010

Ekya School - for 2011

CMR Group of Institutions and National Public Schools is opening a new school Ekya School in JP Nagar.

Syllabus: ICSE/IGCSE
Location: Ekya School
JP Nagar Campus, No.16, 6th B Main,
JP Nagar, 3rd Phase
Bangalore - 78
Phone: 080 -  65391166

Classes: Montessori till Senior School
Activities: Music( Vocal, Instrumental), Arts, Drama
Languages: Sanskrit, French, Spanish, Hindi, Kannada

Anyone with more information can share it with us! Just put it into the comment box.

143 comments:

Anonymous said...

i tried the no. listed , the person who answered just said the school will start from 2011 and cut off..... what i want to know is ////is this the way the way the person who is the front end of the school answers the phone.... there was no prefunctory msg or greeting ... very rude.. i hope someone on the schoo; board reads this note and rectifies the actionable

Anonymous said...

me had the same experience.... mktng of school is very bad

Anonymous said...

we went in for admission, and it was a reject post interview... we dont even know what happened.. no explanation is given.. we have also experienced a do not care attitude

Anonymous said...

was planning to admit my son but reading the above comments has made me think twice about the who0le thing...

Anonymous said...

my kid has got admission into the school and i thought the principal and the promoters of the organization did a fairly good job of explaining us the Curriculum. i feel they have a fair idea on how they stand apart from others.i think this school is a decent bet for montessori schooling.

Anonymous said...

is this ICSE,IGCSE or Montessori curriculum???.im v confused...

Anonymous said...

my kid did well in his entrance exam,but did not got admission in class 1 . i am trying for longtime thinking that being a new school we will get admission but its becoming tough for us.

Anonymous said...

I had visited Ekya school looking for admission for my son. I found the campus very good. The office admin staff were helpful. I got to meet the principal too; I have got my son admitted there. I think Ekya has a good schooling environment for the kids.

Anonymous said...

We happened to have had a different experience altogether.We visited the school and were very impressed with the facilities and the front office staff. They were very courteous and were able to answer all our queries. We are seriously considering admitting our children there.

Anonymous said...

Very good Infrastructure @ Ekya. I have admitted my daughter to the school. Not too many good ICSE schools in the vicinity.

Anonymous said...

The school looks good and all, but the fees seem on a very higher side. 1.2L for third class and 10k more for every next std. And like all schools, they will be increasing 10% every subsequent year. Its off limits for even higher middle class folks with 2 kids. Wonder why its so huge as the CMR NPS in Banaswadi is established and yet affordable.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I had visited Ekya school today for my sons admission can somebody please guide me on the age criteria. My son will be 3.8 yearson June'2011. He has been suggested Mont3. The lady said that after one year he can go straight to UKG. Please let me know how is montessori teaching. I have just shifted from Pune. Also,hopw many students are there in the class. Please help me with my queries

Anonymous said...

After reading the comments above i really am very apprehensiveabout getting my kid addmitted there.
i think the staff must always be warm and friendly as parents we trust the school staff and leave our kids with them and if this is their attitute with the parents then how will it be after we leave our little kids with them..........:(

Anonymous said...

Education in private schools is becoming a business for some people.They take a huge amount of money from the students so the quality should also increase according to that.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I found the building, design and infra very good. But I have not found a open playground for children to play. Everything is covered with concrete. What's the point in having your child who does not play out in the open ground. The attitude / bhava of the front office is like AS THOUGH THEY ARE DOING A FAVOUR TO US. NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. The AHAM is clearly visible, no courteousness. Don't know whether to opt or not opt, just judging the front end personnel.

Anonymous said...

I had been to collect the admission forms for FY 2012. The staff was curteous for us to see the campus.However the Director with whom we had the interview was full of attitude and screaming with I dont care attitude.
The fees also is on the higher side. There is no outdoor sports facility

Anonymous said...

Any idea about CMR NPS schooling starting in ITPL???

Anonymous said...

EKYA school is very good, awesome campus , very good Curriculum.
I am going for it..

Anonymous said...

When I saw the advertisement in the paper, i visited the school the very next day and was very much impressed by the front office staff and the infrastructure of the school. I decided my daughter should enjoy this kind of infrastructure where the quality seems to be really good. My daughter got admission and today I am really happy that i have taken the right choice for her. We are happy with the teaching concept and the teachers who are taking more effort to bring out the child's talent with more patience.

Anonymous said...

I have had good experiences with the school staff in general. However, I was shocked with the behaviour of the principal. She appears to have very little knowledge about basic child psychology. After the entrance test was given, she called us to meet her along with my child and proceeded to only explain how poorly my child did in a test (right in front of the child). This, according to me, is not acceptable behaviour (even though it may be common practice in many schools). I would have preferred if she spoke first with us parents in private. Also, she did not even address my child once or even spend a few minutes talking to her. This is the least that she should have done to make my daughter comfortable. Instead, she was only focused on explaining to us where our child did poorly.

I know that the principal is not the one teaching the kids, but I believe that the principal represents and reflects the attitude of the school.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone got their kid admitted in Ekya, ITPL? I am planning for my daughter for 2012-2013 academic year. Please share your contact no. or mobile no. with me. It will be very helpful.

Anonymous said...

I am trying for Grade 1 , i have already taken the aplication for CMRIT , and i will be submitting it on saturday.

Please provide me ur contant number , and which class u are planning to admit ur kid

Anonymous said...

Which school stands better in term of quality of education, Euro school or Ekya. I know both are new at ITPL and yet to prove but which looks promosing in future?

Anonymous said...

Not sure , i am thinking of EKYA because of NPS and CMR Tag

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have any real experiences to share with how the school is actually doing and how the teachers are? I have seen many reviews here but none are about the actual quality of education. I am considering putting my kids in Ekya but do not have enough feedback about the school.... Please help !!

Anonymous said...

Even i am worried about this , i have submitted the form but again worried about the Quality of the Education.

Anonymous said...

Same confusion. I am apprehensive of Ekya since I dont have much information. I am contemplating between Ekya and Euro school. Any inputs? I went to see the Ekya site at ITPL. It is still under construction so was not able to make out much. Not sure if they have an outdoor play ground.

Anonymous said...

Any ways i am going for the interview on friday , lets see. And they have called for the written test on saturday .

Anonymous said...

Went to the site. Saw a playground behind the building. Was told that the land in front was alos bought by Ekya and will be used as a playground. Does anyone have more info?

Anonymous said...

My Daugther gave the written test on saturday 26th Nov and we got the call on 29th stating that we can come for the admission ..

i am planning to take the admission .. let me know if any one else planning for grade 1

Anonymous said...

Ekya school in JP Nagar has no play ground to speak of, just a concretised area in the middle of the school building. They have do not have enough number of classrooms to keep two divisions per class up to class 8 as is their stated objective. I have no idea how they will expand to class 10 and later to 12 which is what I as parent expect when admitting my child to class one. How will children from 9th to 12th play in a small environment? They seem to have no focus on all-round child development. My friend's child goes there, there are only between 6-8 children in every class now, so the child gets the attention and teaching, so they are happy. Also did not seem to be friendly to children. The front office lady was very polite and showed us around. I was seriously turned off by the attitude of the young lady who was one of the VP/Director types. Any uncomfortable question that we asked, she brushed off with "we dont care" attitude. She also clearly told us that they dont care much for a PTA kind of a setup, probably dont want parents to interact!

Anonymous said...

We went to the School ( Jp nagar ) and we were quite impressed . We also spoke to vice principal and she is quite dynamic.

We are planning to take the admission in ITPL branch.

Anonymous said...

there is no playground, no doubt, but definitely there are enough classrooms for expansion up to 12th standard in the jp nagar branch.

Anonymous said...

Any inputs on the academics in the JP Nagar school? Present parents would be able to help in this

Anonymous said...

Yes we need inputs on Academics ...

Present Parents Please provide the inputs

Anonymous said...

I have gathered feedback from some parents . studing in Ekya school JP nagar.
Their montessori is good
First thing all round the year u would be clueless about your child progress they do not encourage Parent teacher meeting. If they feel they will let u know.
Teachers in junior cannot handle parents question, though there are less kids in the junir sections still teacher finds it very difficult to give that attention to children.
Anytime u wish to speak to the teacher vice principal is always called who always have her feedback above the teacher I dont understand it is the teacher who should be giving feedback or the vice principal

Anonymous said...

I agree, there are no activities for children, more stress is on writing they do not have any plan, there is no playground there is a very small sand pit.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree with what has been written about Ekya School.
Parents are free to come and meet the teachers Mon to Fri after school hours with appointment.
There are a lot of co-curricular activities in school which the children enjoy. Individual attention is given to the children.
And i feel the feedback given should be verified and correct.

Anonymous said...

They put lot of pressure on LKG/UKG children @ EKYA & even Vice Principal will start rating the kids at this age, which is not healthy for kids of 4-6 age group, I don'nt think they have experience of handling lower grade classes

Anonymous said...

I would like to share my experience. My child is studying in the Mont there. We were called last week to school to see the activities our child does and has learnt so far. I was amazed to see my child do so many little things. I was clueless till then as to what was happening in school. I think the Mont teachers are very nice and know how to handle the children. I am quite happy after my visit to the school last week.

Anonymous said...

can someone pl. indicate tthedonation/annualfee structurefor mont/KG in the JP Nagar campus? planning on visiting the campus soon and shall post the feedback soonafter

Anonymous said...

Coments on Ekya Schools JP Nagar:

First the insfrastucture: Build is under cosntruction. Looke OK. Did not inquire about the playground although was told that School will have a swimming pool. Site will be under construction till the school starts functioning in june. Very poor access roads form Marathahalli side. Good one form the ITPL end. Big apprtment complex is alreday under construction next door. Access could have been better.

Interaction with school: Office is in CMR building. Met the Principal there. Attitude was very clear : everyhting is written on the ntice board please read. School will not have any lunch provision, kids need to carry their own lunch which may be good or bad depending upon how the parents view this. Cannot comment anything about the academics as it is a new school.

Final impresssion: Por customer service attitude. new school soo will have teething problems. Access to teachers for ineraction on childs progress will be poor.

Final recommendation: Wait till the school stabilises before making any decision. There are known schools around and although they may not be very good, atleast you know what they can offer. However if your child is in montesoori then you can try and see how this school performs.

Anonymous said...

Comments published are for the ITPL school, not the JP Nagar School.

Anonymous said...

CMR Group of Educational institutions is an established organization. Their sister concern school EKYA will surely get its stability shortly. It is very easy to pass nasty comments without experiencing your child`s stay at school.Which school doesn't have teething problems? By far what I know is that the Director, VP and teachers are approachable and not as portrayed by trouble makers.. As for the front office lady.......please tell us which established school takes you on a campus tour? It is much better to put your child in a school with less students in a class than an overcrowded environment. I guess this school is recommendable to those who wish for an all round education for their child. The present children are happy and love their teachers and school. what else is required.The sports factor and fees is left to parent's choice.

Anonymous said...

it seems like a self appraisal comment. probably written by their own staff member. yes the admin staff are very cooperative. the school timing has to be revised. too early for the small children. On ny visit to the school i was told that the gate will close by 8.10 a.m.
as mention the fees is on the higher side.

Anonymous said...

I do not know if the comment has been written by their own staff member but I personally know two parents whose children go to that school.The parents as well as the children are very happy with the school.

Anonymous said...

All parents should carefully evaluate this school and every school. Some of the comments made here bank on CMR reputation. Nobody is doubting CMR. The question is does the institute have a service attitude. Being a new school ( Ekya ITPL) you dont get this impression when you visit them. When a parent approaches you with some genuine questions, you cannot be so cavalier as to say its all on the notice board.

I think there is some mixup on the comments. Anonymous March 5th 2012 comments must be referring to Ekya JP Nagar and not Ekya Whitefield as Ekya Whitefield is even yet to commence classes. Comments dated Feb 26th should be about Ekya Whitefield as its the new one which will be functional only from June 2012.

Anonymous said...

last week i was called for an interview at Ekya School JP Nagar. Around 25 people waiting !!! Principal of the school walks in 2 hrs late for the interview. people at ekya do not value time.
called up the school for the result of the interview the reply that i got was wait will call only if your are short listed. Watch out Job seekers!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the mobile nos of the director - Ms. Tristha Ramamurthy (Director, Ekya. School)?

Rati said...
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Anonymous said...

After a lot of thinking I have admitted my daughter to Ekya jp nag. Pls can somebody explain the syllabus! And parents whose kids go to this school pls share your experience with us.

Anonymous said...

school is ok. but the attitude of the management is very bad. VP has a very bad attitude. Needs to be more polite while talking to parents.

Anonymous said...

last week i was ekya jpnagar for admission the notice board say it is now called NPSEKYA.
Is this a gimmick to attract more admissions. The notice which is put up on the board is not signed by any reliable sources. watch out parents.

Anonymous said...

iam one of the parent applied for admissions and attended interview with the management. the lady who is supposed to be the principal was so rude/graceless and refused admission for my child. And now they are sending their newsletter marketing /begging for admission. did any other parent also receive the news letter.

Anonymous said...

i got it also. but i thought it was nice gesture of them even though i did not take admission there because of distance. i dont think they r begging for admission.

Anonymous said...

Hi.. Now that the schools have started.. can parents whose children are going to EKYA ITPL give us some genuine feedback? That would reall help the other parents to decide for next year.

Anonymous said...

yes i m also looking for my daughter's admission to ekya itpl next year? parents whose children are going to same school from this year june please provide us some genuine feedback about the school? specifically about the teacher, study methods, academics and sports and extra curricular activities. the school may have good infrastructure but without good teachers of no use. is their an open playground for students to use?

Anonymous said...

jpnagar ekya does not encourage sports activities. there are only in academics.
as a parent i would like a overall development for my child which is not provided. As mentioned on the notice board they have nothing to do with NPS group it is only to attract admissions.

Anonymous said...

I too feel the Principal is rude. They should at least deal with parents in a respectful manner! Classes are on n as any new institution they too have teething probs which will settle down with time..

Anonymous said...

The previous comment was for the ITPL branch!

Anonymous said...

As everybody has told the staff is very rude to parents.If this mentality continues nobody will take admission in this school.I think management will suffer,so its better to instruct their staff to be more curteous with parents and children.This message will be helpful even for the existing parents and kids.Nowadays parents are more flexible to change the school unlike previous generation.

lgb said...

Dnt knw from where so much of anti feelings is coming for Ekya ITPL. We ahd a good experience, a campus tour with all questions resolved. I think in Whitefield Ekya is upcoming after Deens.
I will really wish some parent whose kid is already in Ekya give a true picture.

Anonymous said...

Heard the fees for JP nagar is 100 k for nursery and 1.1 for class 1 and so on every year . isn't it too high for a relatively new school or thats the right fee. Would like to hear from parents whose kids are already studying here.

Anonymous said...

ok.. all read and done.. is there enough value in terms of education and devlopment of the child for the high fees they charge?
do we have to pay a non-refundable deposit(donation) apart from the fees of 1.1L .. if so how much is it..
please do let me know if anyone has information regarding this.. looking for school for my daughter..any other sugesstions welcome..

Anonymous said...

My son studies in their Montessori section and is a sub-junior (corresponds to Nursery in the KG stream). I have only very good things to write about the school. He is very happy going to school and loves his teacher.

One can meet with the teacher after school hours, by making an appointment. I made one recently and had nearly an hour long chat with his teacher, one on one. It was very informative.

The quality of teachers is great, they actually follow the Montessori system (and not some mish-mash as some other schools) and make a genuine effort to connect with the children. Also the school has a bridge program whereby the Montessori child is gradually made to get used to the classroom style teaching, and they encourage children to write by the end of Junior year/beginning of Senior year. This helps the children transition from a Montessori env to a classroom setting, and the children are used to writing (again different from some other schools where the children come to Std 1 and can barely write their name).

Yes, the fees are high and there is not much of a playground. I really do hope they manage to either rent out the nearby public playground from BDA during school hours or come up with some other alternatives. The school management is very experienced and the front office staff have always been very polite with us.

Anonymous said...

Above review was for JP Nagar campus. And there was no donation asked/expected for my son's admission.

Anonymous said...

I would like to put my child in this school(JP Nagar 3rd Phase), but I'm very concerned about the radiation levels in the school thanks to two very large mobile towers situated less than 200 metres from the school (one on S- hotel) and the other on another building.

The school authorities must do something immediately to get rid of these towers in order to ensure health of students...

Anonymous said...

Any comments on EKYA SCHOOL ITPL...???

I liked the school building and the class rooms. Student teacher ratio is also less. Staff is polite as well as strict about some of their policies like not meeting with teachers before admission. Although Interaction was very smooth with Vice Principal.

MY Child got admission in Montessori. Hope they maintain the CMR and NPS standard

Would like to know how are the teachers in montessori. Do they really follow Montessori Patterns as they claim to do.

How is it in Academics in Higher classes. DO they encourage children in sports also?

An experienced parent's feedback will really help

thanks

Anonymous said...

Ekya School looks good in infrastructure, but we had a very bad experience in the admission process. They conduct written exam for kids who will be put in UKG next session, just imagine a kid of 4 years, what do they understand of entrance exam. We had not prepared our kid about the exam also as no other school has written exams for admission at this level. Further the Director is full of attitude, tells on face that the kid is not up to the mark as he couldn't write the paper well. I don't know how she is the Director when she doesn't have the common sense to understand that you cannot judge the IQ of a 4 year kid from just a peace of paper. Moreover she has such a arrogant personality not at all eligible for such a respected post. She may have the educational degree and backing to get to the post but does not have a single basic quality to deserve to be there. Anyways, I think they want to take born brilliant kids for their school, but then I don't understand what the filtering process for Nursery and LKG if it is so. Whole staff has a don't care attitude in the process of admission, courteous at the beginning when you visit the school and take the admission form. After that they act as if it a damn top school of India. I was interested in the school thinking it as the nearest school and a new school, so my child will get attention. But seeing the attitude, I am thanking God to show the real picture in the start itself. Please give a thought before putting kids into such school.

Anonymous said...

The above review comment was for EKYA, ITPL

Anonymous said...

The director of the school is very rude to parents, I wonder how she would deal with students in the absence of parents.. Guess she only has theoretical knowledge and some fancy degrees but no practical knowlegde in running a school and zero knowledge on child phycology. Wonder how they will sustain with this ATTITUDE!

rainbow said...

My daughter goes to Ekya JP nagar. she is in sub jr that is nursery. I to be honest is a person who cannot be made happy easily! But I am quite happy with Ekya jp as my daughter in a matter of 5 to 6 months is speaking good english. learns a lot. I like the way the children are handled by the teachers. Yes there is not much play space. Yes they have some teething prob....but i think on the whole they are doing a good job with the kids. Its in the city not outskirts......you guys can give it a shot. but having said this i am pretty cluless about the higher grades. but at this level i love the school.....my lil one loves it! And very happy with the crowd that comes

Anonymous said...

My daughter goes to the JP Nagar branch.Initially we were very happy. This year the Vice-Principal has changed. The earlier vice principal was very dynamic. Got to know from other parents that due to health issues she had to leave. The present vice principal doesn't seem very efficient. After paying a huge fee, I am getting the feeling the quality of the school is dropping. I hope the old vice principal comes back or someone as competent as her is taken on board next year.

Anonymous said...

The vice principal at ekya itpl is so rude with the kids that a number of times she has shouted at the kids during the assembly time if they have not read the news well. What she does not realise is that the children are sensitive and feel insulted and humiliated being shouted at before the whole school.Just waiting for the academic year to get over.
January 6,2013 12:00pm

Anonymous said...

The vice principal at ekya itpl is so rude with the kids that a number of times she has shouted at the kids during the assembly time if they have not read the news well. What she does not realise is that the children are sensitive and feel insulted and humiliated being shouted at before the whole school.Just waiting for the academic year to get over.
January 6,2013 12:00pm

Anonymous said...

At Ekya ITPL the school seems more interested in extra curriculum activities than in academics.the children are kept busy with a lot of project work in the form of chart work,and decorating the bulletin boards,because of this the children are not given the chance to reach their optimal academic performance, which I fear will give the children a problem when they reach the competitive exams.The teachers barely manage to finish one chapter a month for the monthly test,which leaves the children with little time to revise.The school has used the NPS tag to lure the parents but is not keeping to it.There is no science lab in the school. The school is teaching science without a lab.How do you know about any school till you get into them.

Anonymous said...

I guess the vice-principals of both the Ekya schools have no previous experience. Don't know how they have been recruited.
Even in JP Nagar, the situation is more or less the same. Circulars to the parents are sent very late. For their annual day at JP Nagar, circulars were sent just few days before the programme. Parents had to make arrangements to pick their children on the Rehearsal Day as there was no bus facility. With such short notice, it becomes difficult for working parents to make such arrangements.My child had not got the costume too till the last day. I had asked another parent about it and she told me that her child had got a part of the dress - just the shirt, the pant was not given. They had collected money well in advance, then why did they have to give the costume on the last day?? They need to look into all these things.

Anonymous said...

You have written that the VP at ITPL shouts at children if they don't read the news properly in the assembly. If children did everything properly and perfectly then why should they go to schools like Ekya. Infact the school has to groom the children,give them that encouragement and build confidence in them. Looks like we have to teach the VP how to treat children. No way can she be shouting at children. This is just not done.

Anonymous said...

My feedback after visiting school 2 times and met Director ones, my feedback is management and staff is complete irresponsible.
i am afraid to send my son to this school. they are just using name of NPS (NPS should really speak to management and take action, if not they may loos there brand image).

Don’t waste your time with EKYA, it’s rubbish school.

Anonymous said...

It is really surprising because I've only heard positive things about the school and management. My friend's son goes to Ekya. I am planning to admit my daughter there and I have done all the required formalities. The interview with the director was smooth and we've been accepted. I am going ahead as I am fully satisfied with the academics and all round development of the kids studying there.

Anonymous said...

We just visited the JP nagar branch during the school hours and saw the classroom session and PT sessions. It was very good. We spoke to the Director. She was polite and explained us their methodology of teaching with a lot of patience. Also, answered all our questions, and more importantly made a lot of sense. We are going ahead with the admission of my daughter there.

Anonymous said...

Ekya in jp nagar is money making school. advetising of NPS they want to attract admissions. if we search we get better schools in jp nagar which have qualified teachers and well behaved management. there is no point in spending 1 lakh per year for one child for montessorri unit. Every where they teach alphabets, numbers, etc. These ekya management needs to get back the money invested for the building and purchase of land.

Anonymous said...

above words are cent percent true. Ekya school Director mother is running NPS , daughter is running Ekya school. Director is very rude Why you Know? because of police blood of father. The Ekya management wants to insists police rules in school. Beware while taking admission in Ekya. Nothing has NPS to do with JP nagar school. Out side people who come to bangalore never opt for new schools like Ekya. New schools opened is just to make a business in education than giving good education. people living in bangalore for many years will never opt for new schools like Ekya only those who are outside get attracted to this school.Paying one lakh for one child just for LKG is merely waste than save money for your kid for higher education. Just sit calmy & think your self is it right to waste so much many for LKG it self,then what about when they reach class 10 or class 12. There are plenty of old schools with good reputation in JP Nagar to take admission & your child will succeed . Ekya advertise saying that no donation but they are pulling money through annual fee one should be aware of it.I will suggest few school near surrounding Ekya. clarence school, ST Pauls school, Little flower public school,Delhi public school,Presidency school,JSS school,Mirambika school, Aurobindo school,BGS public school, Ryan International school
Still more if you search.
But never go in for Ekya it is only money minded
they donot respect parents, they will be smooth till the admission gets over.
Actually they have not got permanent affiliation to the school. The management is in business minded to attract business people.

Donot waste money for the initial stage. search for the better school

Anonymous said...

If the fees is not a concern, is Ekya jp nagar the right school? We attended the interaction session and my daughter was offered admission. We plan to enroll her there. I ddont care if they charge more, but the quality of education should be good. I want my child to have a wholesome development and not only academics.

Anonymous said...

I did not find any problem with the attitude of the staff(front desk) at school. They were quite helpful and answered all the queries well with patience. We also had a look at the school from inside and classes were huge and bright (loved it). We also got to know that there 4 environments in Montessori and each environment has 30 students with 2 teachers so 1 teacher for 15 students, which is nice. Coming to the school fees, yes I found it on the higher side but looking at the student teacher ratio it may be well justified also. They do not have playground or open space as such , a small sandpit and play area that's all, which is definitely not enough. But then for Montessori that is not on something on our wish list (at least not on top). BTW the classes are huge for kids to run and play :). This school is hardly 100 mtrs from our house so that also add as an advantage for us and may become the main factor for us to decide on admission. I am against making my daughter travel at this small age.
I used to think the same way as some of you that why we should spend so much on Montessori education but then Good foundation makes all the difference. Each kid is different and if you think that your kid might need more attention then you should look for student teacher ratio. I am not saying Kids don't succeed in big class size but if there is a choice and you can afford it then why not.

Anonymous said...

The school at J P Nagar is ok, not very great as some people have said. To be a top school, either they should have excellent infrastructure with swimming pool, play ground...Ekya doesn't have that. Academics is also ok only, nothing very great. For the fees they charge,it is not worth putting your child. For people residing in JP Nagar, there are many schools in and around the area with similar facilities and academics, with fees being half, then why pay so much more?? Thinking it is a part of NPS, we got our child admitted, but looks like they r not associated with it.We are not really very happy and are thinking whether we should continue next year.

Anonymous said...

Even i agree about what has bn written.Have 2 children going there. Few teachers - a handful of them are excellent, but the rest look like new-comers with no experience at all. And few teachrs in the Montessori and other classes of the school cannot speak well at all. We wonder how the Director/Management have taken such teachers. They definitely need to hire quality teachers. Moreover, the Director doesn’t come regularly to school. There’s a Vice-Principal who manages the school. She too is very average..not enterprising at all. Spoke to her once, she was not at all impressive. They r hiring people with just about average quality. When they r charging such a huge fee they need to employ principal and teachers who are outstanding and not average. They talk big at the time of admissions, but now I am not that happy.We can find this kind of staff in any other school also, then why pay so much and join Ekya.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
We wer in USA now in bangalore.I have got admissions for my 2 sons for LKG and 4 th grade,thy hav asked us to pay within 10 days.now after reading ur post I am totally confused.other schools will announce vacancy only in feb .should I wait for other schools or go ahead?

Anonymous said...

Will anyone pls give comment on Ekya ITPL Montessori teaching ? We have plan to put our kid in Ekya ITPL.

Anonymous said...

For those impressed by the website and the look of the school read on...

Visited the school to seek admission for my daughter to first grade in FY13-14. Shanti a staff member was courteous and helpful. After the expensive paperwork (courtesy Printo) was dispensed with we were told about the interview / test and given a time and date. Once my daughter cleared the test in english and mathematics we were asked to meet the director.

What an obnoxious lady! At start of the so called interview she chided my daughter for reaching out for a second chocolate. We were shell shocked! If this is the way she treats a child in front of her parents I dread to think of her uncouth behavior when they are not around. Her questions focussed / revolved entirely around our ethnicity and my husband's salary. Since we aren't Kannadigas she had a lot of boorish comments to pass. She ended her tirade with the statement that there weren't any seats available as a result of the humungous amount of students graduating from Ekya Montessori. if this was true in anyway they shouldn't have professional about it and informed at the outset.

We left completely disgusted. The old adage - 'Never judge a book by its cover rings eternally true'. Especially so with Ekya's philistine "director".

Anonymous said...

Hey, I would like to add something...
I had gone to have a look at the school with a friend whose daughter is already studying in Ekya. The school looks good, but there is no proper playground. I saw a teacher in the Montessori section of the school who looked very familiar and so asked the lady who took us around. She mentioned she was the Headmistress of the Montessori. I was a little shocked as this lady was the Dance teacher of my elder daughter who studies at PSBB. A dance teacher of one school has been chosen to head the montessori section at this Ekya school. How can the school hire people like this to lead? Looks like the school management have not found any suitable candidate. I don't think NPS is a part of Ekya school at all, because I have seen the Vice-Principal, Supervisors and teachers at NPS, they are really well qualified and not like this. I have dropped the idea of putting my child at Ekya after seeing this.

Anonymous said...

It is very disturbing the things that my child tells me, when ever a child asks a doubt the teachers shout at the children and say what kind of a stupid doubt is that, or just shut-up and sit down. It is shocking to hear that the teacher says i'll kill you, or that I'm tired or my mood is bad so don't disturb me.What kind of school is this and what kind of effect will it have on the innocent children. Inexperienced bad teachers.

Anonymous said...

All the above said things that are happening at Ekya ITPL is very sad, and I along with the others are planning to remove our children from the ekya itpl school.

Anonymous said...

I had been for an interview @ Ekya School, JP Nagar last week for a teacher's post. I was planning to also put my child in the school. I too saw the dance teacher of PSBB and asked the lady who interviewed me about her. Now that someone has written that a lady from PSBB is heading the KG Section...i hope it is not this lady?? I am truly shocked.

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Anonymous said...

Having a horrifying experience in this school!!! The Vice president and the Director of the school are extremely rude with parents. The teachers of montessori are horrible. My daughter hates to go to school. She cries everyday while entering the school gates. There is one lady who stands by the gate everyday morning to welcome the kids. Though she knows English, she speaks in kannada to all the children. My daughter is learning kannada very well after joining this school. But still cant speak English fluently. And the montessori teachers have tremendous amount of attitude. More than being interested on the academic and overall development of the students, they are more interested with their looks and makeup and during PTA meetings walk as though they are super models walking away on the RAMP!! disgusting. During the last PTA meeting, the class teacher of my daughter was not interested to explain my child's progress, when asked a question she would only point towards the progress card, saying everything is mentioned in it!!! IF EVERYTHING IS MENTIONED IN THE PROGRESS CARD THEN WHY DOESNT THE SCHOOL CORRIER IT TO THE PARENTS, WHY SHOULD THE PARENTS TAKE LEAVE FROM THIER WORK AND ATTEND THIS PTA MEETING. The teacher is just only interested to interact with parents. All she wants is to handover the progress cards to all the parents quickly and run home!!! then what is she being paid for? HIGHLY INEFFICIENT MONTESSORI TEACHERS!! I am now thinking of changing my daughter to a better school

Anonymous said...

please let me know if any one has got admission at Ekya ITPL, coming from old airport road.

Anonymous said...

We returned from the U.S and put our children in this school as it was close by to our house. We were @ first quite impressed with the school, but not now. The teachers stationed @ the gate of the Montessori speak in Kannada and other languages rather than in English. Feels like we have got our children admitted in some kind of local school. Also their english language skills are very poor. My children speak very good English and they come home and make fun of how the teacher speaks in class. I think the school has to first train their teachers on how to speak good english or get teachers who are highly qualified and speak well as the first few years of schooling are very important to any child. With low standard staff, this new school is not worth the risk. We are also likely of removing our children from the school.

Anonymous said...

My sister is planning to relocate to Indian from the U.S in July. She is planning to put her children in Ekya School, JP Nagar, as it is close to their place. After reading all of the above comments Iam not sure of my sister's choice as I myself am a teacher and know that the staff in school is the most important aspect of any school. The comments made by many of them is not encouraging. Can someone please give a proper advice whether this would be a good school for children relocating from the US as they come from very good schools there and my niece is brilliant in her studies. Are there any other International Schools around JP Nagar? Please advice.

Anonymous said...

most of the comments written are highly true. job seekers watchout. the management is very rude there are 100% business minded.

Purvik Pandey said...

My nephew goes to Ekya School and I have found the school quite professional and provides a warm learning environment for students. Its difficult to find any school in India with teachers speaking in English with US accent (including international schools). A child making fun of teachers speaks more about the kid than the teachers. Anyways, I believe that there is absolutely no issues with how the teachers speak, or how good their English is. My nephew's name is Aarav and he is in the 2nd grade.

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Prakash Ojha said...

My daughter got admission last week at the JP Nagar Campus. Very cordial and experienced staff and teachers. Had a hassle free experience. Facilities and curriculum look excellent. The admission staff were very patient and courteous in answering all our doubts and queries. Highly recommend.

Admin said...

For admissions, here are the links to ITPL and JP Nagar Admissions page:
http://www.ekyaschools.com/ITPL/admission.php
http://www.ekyaschools.com/JPNagar/admission.php

Anonymous said...

My elder son is studying @ Ekya JP Nagar for 2 years now. There were issues with the front desk and staff BEFORE the school launched, but after the school launched, the staff were quite good to handle queries. Also, for everyone complaining about not getting admission, its easy to blame the administration but difficult to objectively look at the reasons why your child was refused admission. Please dont rant falsely here and taint the reputation of a good school.

Poornima said...

Was skeptical after reading a few reviews above. But came across their FB page (http://www.facebook.com/EkyaSchools) and found the culture to be quite different from what I had pictured. Went for my daughter's admission yesterday. Loved the facility as well as faculty. All interested parents, please visit the school and check the environment yourselves. Have my fingers crossed. Hope my daughter gets through.

Anonymous said...

Last year we came across reviews about Montessori in Ekya and finally got our daughter to Ekya ITPL. Their Montessori method is top notch and engages the children very well. We are very happy with the EPL as well as the educational activities they offer. There was a recent press release as well which talked about the distinctive advantages of Ekya Montessori. If money is not a major concern, then all parents looking for a Montessori school, should consider Ekya.

Anonymous said...

Very elite school. The JP Nagar branch is 5 minutes walk from my home. There is always something or the other happening, even when the school is off for vacation. Wonderful energy. People should visit them when the students enter the premises in the morning and when they come out after their classes. So happy and excited the children are always.

Anonymous said...

Have interacted with the teachers during Parents Teachers Meetings, and have met the Principal and VP quite a few times. Never felt that they were rude or arrogant. Rather, they are very respectful, understanding and helpful. They treat the children really well. My kids love Ekya Schools and so do i :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to clarify to Mr Purvik Pandey that I did not mean teachers have to speak with an UK/US accent but have good English communicative skills. A child will definitely come home and tell how and what the teacher spoke in class and if she has spoken wrongly it would be funny for a 5 year old.

Akshita Gupta said...

Well my daughter goes to Ekya School, and I have talked to all the teachers in her class. I never found their communication skills "funny" or "wrongly spoken". I think they speak well enough to not deserve being judged by a 5 year old. Maybe its time to get your daughter back to the drawing board and give her some basic lessons in life as to how to respect teachers and follow them. If at 5 years age she has the audacity to find fault in teachers, guess what happens when she grows up. Wake up, its India, not US.

Honestly, I doubt if this is a genuine comment at all. Maybe some paid spam by competitors. At least anyone who has spoken to the teachers at Ekya would never believe any of such ridiculous aspersions made under anonymity.

Anonymous said...

So far the best school, among all others we have considered for our son, neat ITPL, Whitefield area .. in almost all regards. Keen on getting the admission process started..

Anonymous said...

Was casually browsing for schools and came this chain of comments and comment made by "Akshita Gupta" very strong and defending - guess someone from the school admin is writing this comment.Shocked at the fighting and defending attitude of the school staff!!

Anonymous said...

The above comment sounds more melodramatic than honest. Shocked?? Lol ... I guess you didnt read some of the other comments above which were stronger in an effort to put the school in wrong light. Also if my child would have gone to this school, and I had found a comment which wrongly ridicules the teachers, I think as a parent I would react equally strong.

I am rather shocked at the huge effort made by competitors to make the school look bad. Talks a lot about the impact Ekya Schools has created in a short time.. Keep going..cheers !!

Anonymous said...

How many votes for the following?

Anonymous mother of US return daughter = Anonymous shocked casual school browser = Individual or agency with vested interest in spoiling Ekya's reputation :D

Mona B said...

School just started for this session. Been 3 days only, but my daughter loves the school. Here is a photo https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=418598661580345&set=a.418597818247096.1073741841.367363780037167&type=1&theater

Anonymous said...

The Experts @ Ekya is a wonderful and innovative concept. Looking forward to the next one.

Anonymous said...

It is a very good school. Have never seen teachers and staff taking so good care of children. Very happy with our decision to send our daughter to Ekya ITPL. Do not know if the admissions are open now, but you should try out if you are looking for a K-12 school.

Anonymous said...

The school staff are trying their best giving positive inputs of the school...good marketing strategy ! It won't work :(

Their efforts should be in running the school effectively rather than self-praising on blogs. Heard from friends whose children are there that students haven't still got their uniforms, shoes..only they collect all the fees on time, but from their end nothing is on time. Even their bus routes are not planned at all and parents are annoyed as to what is happening?

What will you say for all these things happening, my dear anonymous friend....how many votes for this one pls???

Rashi Sarogi said...

My daughter has got her uniform, shoes, and so has all her classmates. Bus routes are working fine as always. Most of the parents, including me, are on the Ekya School Facebook Page. Why don't you post the complaints there and get a first hand parents' feedback? Everyone seems pretty happy and satisfied there. Also, would request people whose children do not go to the school, to refrain from making such loose comments about the school. Beyond whatever the intention is, please remember that all our kids who go to the school, have a sense of pride and belonging towards Ekya. If they read such comments demeaning their school, it would really feel bad. Imagine people propagating false statements about your own schools.

I would request parents whose kids go to Ekya, to come forward and share their experiences and get some real reviews about the school rather than ones who dont seem remotely associated with the school.

Thanks
Rashi
(Daughter, Purvi goes to Std 1)

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Nivedita said...

Our son is in the 2nd standard. He has been with Ekya for 1 year now. I will briefly outline the pros and cons

Pros
1. Lesser number of students in each section leading to more attention given to every student.
2. Wonderful teachers, faculty,.. takes very good care of students.
3. Very rich and high performance curriculum. Students learn a lot, very easily, and have a lot of fun as well.
4. Innovative courses - experts @ Ekya, speakers, student activities, etc.

Cons:
1. A little high on the yearly fees.
2. Bus connectivity in a few places. We travel around 1.5 kilometers for the nearest pick up point. (They have promised a resolution by next month though)
3. There is ICSE in one campus and CBSE in the other campus.

Overall, thumbs up for Ekya School.

Anonymous said...

We shifted earlier this year to US, since my husband has been relocated onsite. My daughter, Shreya, still misses her Ekya school. It was a wonderful experience for us at Ekya. Would most definitely recommend to other parents. Even though its a fairly new school, their operations is quite matured and professional.

Anonymous said...

The MONT teachers at Ekya do not converse with the children in English, they speak to the children in Hindi. The children are picking up Hindi instead.The management is not in the school premises to notice this or they probably see it only as the vice principal shows it to them We wonder how the Director/Management have taken such teachers. They definitely need to hire quality teachers. Moreover, the Director needs to come regularly to school. The Vice-Principal who manages the school, was herself only a mont teacher in CMR NPS,who is very average..not enterprising and not at all impressive. They r hiring people with just about average quality. When they r charging such a huge fee they need to employ principal and teachers who are outstanding and not average.It is an appeal to the management to take more interest in the working of the school and the vice principal needs a lesson on how to talk over the phone.

Anonymous said...

Very high class and high quality school. We are happy with our child going to Ekya.

Anonymous said...

Some genuine comments and feedback about the school -

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=427022234071321&set=a.368330299940515.85059.367363780037167&type=1&comment_id=1084292&offset=0&total_comments=5

Anonymous said...

Second year of the school, there is a drop in the academic performance of the children in the middle and high school compared to last year. it is high time the management takes some corrective measures to improve the situation,as it seems beyond the capacity of the VP(Jyoti M) to do much. She it seems is quite happy with just chart work and board work done in the class teaching time.At every step shows her inexperience at handling the higher grades. Aren't the teachers also questionable as to why there is a drop in the performance, children also seem to be happy doing all the extra curricular work to get away from academics, and they say the teachers make them do it. Is this the practice that they are setting.

Anonymous said...

I agree that the interest in the children towards academics has dropped .Request the management to do smthing as it is very worrying,even my child says that everyone is performing similarly.The school showed promise in the first year. Will remove my child in the nxt academic year if things don't change.

Anonymous said...

I am not happy with the school. My daughter studies there. I feel school is not concentrating on studies. They just removed the unit tests. Not parent friendly. All the parent requests are overriden by school policy. Play ground is not good. Staff is also declining. There is no improvement plan for kids to bring on to speed. Very bad school and I am not satisfied, planning to shift school

Anonymous said...

Studies are quite sufficient for both our kids. Happy with the curriculum. Co-curriculars are also adequately balanced. Academically both my kids are well ahead of other kids in the same colony.

Anonymous said...

What rubbish reviews .. acads are very well put up at Ekya. Even the extra curriculars are driven from the acads and what is going in the class, so that its an enjoyable learning experience. I wasnt sure whether they will be able to put up with the same scheme at higher classes, but my son comes up with wonderful assignments and sessions which reinforce what they learn from books... I love Ekya..

Anonymous said...

Except for a few teachers , the quality of teaching has really gone down,at the middle and high school level.This teacher uses a lot of foul language like=Who the hell do you think you are? Whose given birth to you? How is the school tolerating such teachers,the principal chooses to ignore it.When reported to the principal it was said that you sort your own issues, then what is she sitting their for?it is very frustrating that the children are subjected to this nonsense.The principal has been told about it, but it seems beyond her to do anything and she is not conveying it to the director that the parents are keen on meeting her.Probably insecure about her own job.The Director should be available in school to see the happenings.The teachers should be student friendly and encouraging and not insulting them and discouraging them to speak up .

Anonymous said...

Some of the teachers in the middle school need a course in soft skills especially when dealing with children. They are not at all approachable and then tell the children "who the hell do you think you are?" "who gave birth to you?" "i know how to sort you people out, nobody can do anything to me." This is absolutely ridiculous. When the children approached the vice-principle she said," you must sort your own issues" So she is either intimidating the children or encouraging them to take discipline in their own hands.Obviously she is in capable of holding the post she is in.Does the Director or anyone even care about the plight the children are in? I hope this will be taken as a wake up call.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God ! In which branch of the school is this happening? I am genuinely concerned as my son goes to the JP Nagar branch

Anonymous said...

Who is the teacher and who is your kid? Please tell us the teacher names as well. My son Rishabh goes to Ekya, and what you say is as far from reality as is your comment. For everyone considering Ekya (since REAL and existing parents dont have any issues), the comment and concern sounds absurd and weird isnt it? Dont worry, it is. Not just Ekya, no school in Bangalore, at the level of Ekya will have such things happening. Just a blatantly useless way to malign a school. Ekya always follows a query based approach in learning, and actually encourages kids to ask questions to learn further on anything. Not to mention the amount of questions we parents have to face when they come back home :).

Anonymous said...

Probably written by their own staff member.Well the teacher is the one who handles social sciences and i cannot name the kid for reasons best known. Hope the authorities look into it atleast now.

Anonymous said...

The above comment is written for Ekya ITPL. This is serious and should be looked into.

Anonymous said...

This is written for EKYA ITPL. This is serious and should be looked into.

Anonymous said...

Ekya school rocks
I am a 9th grader in EKYA school jp nagar

Anonymous said...

There is a saying in hindi... Naam bade aur darshan chote.... Same applies for the school.

Everything is haywire... Let hand does not know what the right hand is doing.

Management is totally missing.

Institutions like Cmr n Nps should relook at
their association with Ekya.... Shall share more details.. In next few days...

But be wise please and don't admit your kids to any of there branch

Anonymous said...

As an existing parent I have serious concerns about the management and teaching staff at Ekya ITPL. The middle school teachers give a lot of homework and lot of chart making...teachers use bad language and call students 'retard' and 'donkeys.' The school vice principal should take serious action for the same

Anonymous said...

The above comments have made me give a second look at my choice of getting my son from joining this school.

Can any existing parent from this school share with me their experience? Are the teachers this bad? If no, its gonna be relief to me as i have just paid the fees and if yes, then can u please explain more such experiences?

Also are they delivering education worth the fees they charge? I am also thinking of admitting my son to good international schools as they charge almost equal to ekya and have 110% better education and facilities.

Anonymous said...

The above comments have made me give a second look at my choice of getting my son from joining this school.

Can any existing parent from this school share with me their experience? Are the teachers this bad? If no, its gonna be relief to me as i have just paid the fees and if yes, then can u please explain more such experiences?

Also are they delivering education worth the fees they charge? I am also thinking of admitting my son to good international schools as they charge almost equal to ekya and have 110% better education and facilities.

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