|dec 2012Hi Hemanth,
I admitted my Kid this year in MVM after checking the infrastructure, academic result of board exam, Faculty List posted on their websites and after talking with parents of MVM students. I think you can go for it.
academic wise MVM is really good.No complain about that.but only factor is school timings.its too long from 8:45 to 4:00 for preprimary students.my kid is so tired after back to home.
the teachers and ayamas are caring to the students and the teachers communicate to the parents regularly through the diary.i am happy with that school.
so i am decided to change her school to kv.otherwise it is good.
My children study in MVM. Not all that great, english is very very poor, not at all competitive, do not teach Moral science,Gk,
If you plan to put your children in IIT, then pls do not opt for this school…. not a good choice.
no good library or computer lab.
Ah!…Yes a very nice play ground in the school,good school buses … i dont rembember any thing else good…
even i thought of joining my kid in that school. But few of my friend’s friend kids are studying and they said they are very good in teaching morals, yoga etc. They said only problem was frequent change of teachers. School is very good in teaching sanskirt and slokas .
Feb 2, 2011
As somebody has replied that the school is very good in teaching morals,yoga,slokas all those are true…..
but that is secondary , main thing is the education….
The two women in the reception are very rude at times…… they dont answer any of the queries over the phone….
Yes, Tipp, MVM has extra-curricular activities. I am not aware of teaching in higher classes now. It is quite an old and established school so i guess the teaching would be good. Kindly visit the school personally and ask the students after the school hours. My friend’s son is in class IX and she is saitisfied.
For which class ? my daughter appeared for 1st. Test was easy, based on UKG syllabus, teacher also helped her. She cleared the exam, though we didn’t take admission.
Fees – 25K admission,
20,400 Annual (10,200 to be paid in Apr and 10,200 to be paid in Oct). Plus 10-15K transportation, depending on the distance.
Negative thing i read on parentree about MVM – communication skills of teachers are not good. Someone told me that they give lots of homework. I don’t have first hand experience though.
MVM is better than Academic Heights and BVB BHEL. Sanghamitra is good too.
You can prefer either MVM or Sanghamitra.
MVM is having entrance test for class 1 on 19th Feb. if interested , pl contact the school immly.
My daughter is in class 1st MVM. Please find few points –
- The school with big building, big playground and big empire of buses. seeing which i got impressed.
- Annual Fee is 24k + 30k (admission) which might be less than other school in the area.
- School timings are very long. My kid starts at 7:30am and comes back at 4:45pm, which i think is toooo long for small kids. Last month after Dussherra, they have increased the timings for no reason.
- If you are staying on the route of bus, its good. else, they won’t change the route, not even for half a km.
- Most of the activities are for elder kids, not for younger ones.
- Studies are more like conventional schools.
- Teachers stability is very less.
- If you have any problem, the management, and even principal doesn’t listen, they just says every parent has some problem, what we can do.
- Seeing my small kid condition, many parent from my apartment dropped the idea of getting admission.
I admitted my kid in LKG for 2013-14 in MVM.
I was also impressed with the big building, ground, bus fleets. Two things I see which is bothering you. Long hours and Teacher instability. Most of the school will not chane the bus route. Also, principal/management will not hear every parents problems. This was expected. Apart from that any other problem you are facing? I am actually impressed about long hours as I am working mother and anyways my kid would stay in Daycare if not in school.Please let me know about studies standard.
Maharshi, I visited the school and enquired with few parents. Everthing is great about this school, expect for communication skills aspect. Children dont seem to pick up enough english and converse mostly in thier mother tounges.
I do not know about DAV Miyapur but my daughter goes to MVM (LKG). She has adjusted well to the school. The timings are rather long which was my initial concern but it looks like she sleeps for sometime at school so in the long run it turned out well. (I am a working mother so I would have had to put her in daycare anyway.)
Class sizes are small. There is no pressure on the children at all and the parent teacher interactions I had with her class teacher were very good. Communication channels are always open, whenever I have put forward any concern (by writing in her dairy) it has been promptly addressed. She is picking up her lessons well and seems to enjoy them.
The only drawback I have seen is the tendency of the teachers to do her art and craft for her ! I would rather have her paste imperfect pictures in her scrap book than have the perfect work done by the teachers. However this I felt was a minor thing.
Otherwise I have no problems with the school.
MVM also takes all payments in cheques and issues receipts for all of them. There are absolutely no “cash payments without reciepts” as I have encountered in some other Hyderabad schools.
The transport facilities are also very good.
If there is anything specific you would like to know you can write to me in the PT mailbox
My son is studying 1st class in MVM. Overall I am happy with this school. Few points
> gives adequate time for kids to learn – no pressure and heavy work loads and they teach the concepts well
> good in physical activities (my son always come with lot of dust on his dress and sweat which is very much required in this age :-))
>His English teacher has changed for 2-3 times. So that could be a concern as the younger kids need some time to adjust with a new teacher
> There is an opportunity for other activities like singing, story telling, essay writing etc but not sure how far they are encouraging kids to participate
> Transportation arrangements are very good
> spoken English is not upto the mark, but my son learnt to speak in Hindi (because of his north indian friends)
> parents-teachers meeting – happens with lot of crowd but teachers respond with lot of patience
I am satisfied with this school because 2 points which I have mentioned initially.
many kids come from KPHB and kukatpally, so I think the distance is reasonable. I prefer the commute should not be more than 20-30 mins for the kids<6 years. The buses always come on time and their routing is quite good. So I think MVM buses take the kids in minimum possible times.
Fee structure – it is quite reasonable when compared to all other schools in this area. Annual fee is 20k for 1st std. I enquired atelast 6-7 other schools in this area and all of them quoted minum 40k and upto 1.5L (even more than that).
Regarding spoken English – all teachers communicate in English only. It is usual tendency for the kids to talk among them in their mother tongue. It seems they dont bother much about it and I think it should be completely fine. We can encourage the kids to talk in english but speaking in their mother tongue is not at all a sin! As I am not a big fan of speaking mandatorily in English, I am fine with this school. So, it is upto your preference.
Sorry for the late reply. Was out of station.
I agree with yndvijaya completely on the first two points. My daughter is in PP1 and the total time she needs to devote to studies at home is less than twenty minutes. Also parent teacher interactions have been very satisfying. Never felt that the teacher was not giving us adequate time.
I also want to mention that even though they give a rough menu for lunch when I asked the teacher if I can give her other alternatives she agreed as long as they are vegetarian.
About English communication, we are Bengalis and my daughter communicates with her teacher in English, she does chatter with her friend in her mother-tongue and the teacher does not discourage that (I guessed from the feedback I got from my daughter) . That is okay for me, I believe that language is there to build bridges not to make barriers.
Also recent scientific studies show that the more languages a child is exposed too the better it is for their brain developement. Frankly I don’t mind if she picks up telegu from her school friends.
Again as mentioned by yndvijaya, fee structure is reasonable. I pay all fees by cheques (no hidden payments), one of my chief reasons for choosing this school.
A lot of people shout themselves hoarse about corruption but do not bother about combating the corruption tugging at the roots of our school education system.
Altoghther I have no big compliants about the school. Small problems may be there but I belive they are general problems which would have been there if I had chosen any other school.
Hope this helps
I must mention that they have a very big playground which very few schools in Hyderabad can boast of. I have gone through the admission process in the school. The teacher asked my son very simple questions like his name, color of the dress he is wearing etc. This was for LKG.
I had a few questions regarding the long timings and they explained to me patiently that they allow the kids to sleep in the class and also that they give ample time for them to have breakfast and lunch.
It is more of an old style school where they also give importance to the spiritual development of the kid. They teach yoga, slokas and sanskrit is compulsory from standard 1.
Please note that they do not have the latest gizmos for teaching which may be used in other schools for example multimedia presentations etc. This is based on my observation of the classroom and I may wrong with this point
When I consulted MVM for admission into LKG for my younger son they assured me of admission and asked me come along with the child for a brief interview. My elder son also study there in 1st class. For 1st class admission they conducted written test for him. After the test I’m surprised how quickly they assessed my child and told me his strengths and weaknesses in the subjects.
What I experienced, the school is good. All our concerns/queries that we mention in the diary are addressed to our satisfaction many times. The teachers and staff are kind and I notice the children feel free and move along comfortably in the school. I am also very much impressed their buses are very punctual and very clean.
They allow around 40 children in a class and I feel it’s not practical for the teachers to focus on every child more closely. Parents should be prepared to spend some time teaching the children.
It can be more good if they could improve greenary and facilitate bit more play ground infrastructure.