charankanya on August 12th, 2008

If your child is in the 9th grade when you move to India, definitely consider an International school for him/her.   Traditional schools are certainly not the way to go.  International schools are either affiliated with IB or IGCSE. 

International schools are the latest fad.  With IB schools also being very expensive (an average of  Rs.2 lakh per child per year), many schools are calling themselves IB schools without having an IB affiliation. 

What is IB?  It stands for International Baccalaureate.  It follows a curriculum set down by the International Baccalaureate Organisation in Geneva.

It is not easy for a school to get IB affiliation.  It is a very rigorous process, and it takes about two years after application to get the affiliation.  If you are choosing an IB school for your child, read the fine print: Has it received IB accreditation or is it pending.

The IB program is split into PYP (Primary Years Programme), MYP (Middle Years Programme) and DP (Diploma Programme).  Sometimes, a school will have accreditation for one of these programs, but not the other two.  So technically, it can call itself an IB school, but it may not truly be one.

Do your own research.  My experience when looking for a school has been that most people have opinions which they convey as facts.  Not too many people know much about schools other than the one their child goes too (and sometimes that too is not fact-based).

Here is a list of current IB (International Baccalaureate) schools in Pune:

Also check the IB website for any new affiliations that might have been given.

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