Confused between SSC, CBSE and ICSE, Cambridge?
We would say CBSE!
All competitive exams in adult life (UPSC etc.) are set by CBSE itself. So it better to stick to CBSE.
Cambridge will make the transition back to Indian colleges tough if you plan to do higher education in India.
ICSE has a focus more on the liberal arts side.
CBSE helps you keep all options open and keeps you competitive as well.
SSC – the state board cuts costs in the textbooks, and the schools which run SSC are of an older mindset. We wouldn’t want our children to be of that mindset now, would we?
Are these premises on rent or owned by the school?
Our trust owns the land and the building. We are here for the long run. This is the 3rd Walnut School. The management has been running bagless schools for multiple decades now.
Is this school till 10th or 12th?
The school will go all the way up to 12th. We go ahead year on year by natural growth. Again, this is our 3rd Walnut School. The management has been running bagless schools for multiple decades now and have always done it this way.
The school is just 6 months old. Its a new school. So, how do we know anything is for real.
This campus is new. The school is old, the team is old. Again, this is our 3rd Walnut School. The management has been running bagless schools for multiple decades now. We are not conducting an experiment on the children 🙂
When will school get affiliated? Why is it proposed CBSE?
Every school that starts in India has to start off with permissions from the state government.
Once the highest class of the school reaches Std 8, the school is allowed to apply for affiliation to CBSE.
CBSE is a central government body that is concerned with classes from Std 9 to 12 as they conduct the board exams of Std. 10 and 12.
The Wakad campus is now up to Std. 5 in 2022. So we have to wait for 3 more years (till 2025) till we are allowed to start the process. And then by the time the highest batch students come to the end of Std. 8, the board completes the paperwork and hands the school an affiliation number.
As the other two campuses (Shivane, started in 2014 and Fursungi, started in 2016) have already passed that stage, they have an affiliation number. Wakad will get its CBSE affiliation number in due course.
In the meantime, how will parents know what syllabus we are following and which exam the students will be appearing for in Std 10 and 12? So we let you know by the “proposed CBSE” sign. That lets you know what board the school will get affiliated to and what syllabus the kids will be studying in the school.
School timings for higher grades?
School Timings for Wakad as of now will be different for lower strength. So as long as possible even for secondary (Std 6 to 10) we will try to give you the present shift 2 timings. When the strength increases, you will switch to the timings as mentioned on the website.