lmost every parent worries regarding their children's
A admission in a good school. Procedures are different, styles of taking in pupils are different. Starting from filling up of application forms, written test, followed by personal interview, are the common structure of admission in any school in Kolkata. However, in order to get your child admitted in a good school you must plan and work accordingly one year advance. Here come a few details of admission of a number of reputed schools in the city.
La Martiniere for Girls (LMG) will start distributing forms for admission in the lower nursery level from December 3rd. However there is little scope for admission in class XI as most of the in-house students are admitted in XI standard. Though a few non-LMG students are also admitted on the basis of merit as well.
At Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, admission forms for both junior and high school will be distributed from the second week of December. After submission of forms students are called upon for written assessment test. List of selected candidates of this test is published on next day of the test. The final selection takes place only after the personal interview.
You have to go for a registration first if you want to admit your child to Laxmipat Singhania Academy. Registrations open generally in August and September. More than 100 vacancies are there both in the pre school and class I sections. Registration forms are provided along with the prospectus. Guardians are supposed to fill the registration forms completely and submit it along with all the required documents. Each applicant is provided with an admit card or receipt on which the meeting schedule is mentioned. In September-October the interview sessions are carried out for Pre School and class I. April to March is the academic session of this school.
Rosita Christine, former principal of St. John's Diocesan For Girls provided a few tips to the parents looking for admission currently. "We start issuing forms from September. The session start from January 15 and therefore all the procedures are done by December 15. The orientation program starts only after the admission is completed. Three-year-old students are admitted in the lower nursery section. In our interaction process with parents along with their kids, we try to know what type of family background the child is having, nature of family bonds and so forth. We also inform the parents about the code of conduct of our school in that interaction session," said Christine. There are 200 seats in our lower nursery section at St John's Diocesan For Girls.
Children are admitted to South Point School in classes Nursery, I and II at the age of 3 and 4 years respectively. The general public is informed through advertisements in newspapers, school notice board and school website during the month of June-July. Students are selected randomly without any screening of children and their parents. On the basis of respective vacancies students are admitted in class V. Therefore parents are supposed to check the school notice board regularly. Separate orientation program for parents of nursery toddlers is observed at South Point School.
Julian Day School is carrying on with their admission process for nursery to class IX. "The admission process has started in end of September and will go on as long as there are vacancies in different classes. We take four year old students in nursery and informal interview sessions are arranged for recruiting them. But for admission in higher classes we conduct written test and viva-voce," said Gerrad Gomes, principal of Julian Day School.
Several parents are opting for international schools these days in order to provide overall development facilities to their children. Pailan World School is one of the prominent international schools in the city that has excellent overall infrastructure. Entrance tests are carried out for admission in classes including UKG and LKG, class I, II, III, V, IX and XI. At the plus two level entrance tests are taken for science and commerce streams as well. These tests are taken in any convenient day during January and March. During the submission of form at Pailan World School you must submit the boarding and medical form along with a non-refundable registration fee.
Apeejay School has already started its admission procedure but there are no vacancies in upper classes like class I or V. "We admit students aged 3 to 4 years old in the lower kg section and this is only criteria of our admission. We have started distributing forms since the last week and November 30 is the last date of collecting forms," said Rita Chatterjee, principal of Apeejay School.