Schools bring relief to parents

Nursery admission worryover with new entrants

By Faryal Rumi
  • Published 12.02.15
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Stressed parents looking for a school to get their little ones admitted into have more options as two new schools are coming up in the city.

Both of the schools promise digital classrooms with special attention on extra-curricular activities.

While the La Martinere World School will come up at Kankerbagh on Patna-Gaya road, Seth MR Jaipuria School will start classes from its Patliputra campus.

Ashok Rajpath resident Archana Gupta, a mother of two, said: "I was facing problems getting my son admitted into nursery at any school. But then I got him enrolled into La Martiniere World School. The school's infrastructure is very impressive and the open space and curricular activities on offer will help in the mental development of the children. I am also satisfied with the faculty members, who are very cooperative."

A guardian has to shell out Rs 6,500 to get his/her ward admitted to La Martiniere World School although there are other fees for the entire year - details of which are available on the school website, www.lamartiniereworld.com.

Anwar Hussain, hailing from Ara but living in Patna, was finally able to bring his wife, three-year-old son Zeeshan back to the city because of Seth MR Jaipuria School in the neighbourhood. He said: "Last year, my son turned three and I was worried for his education. I tried a few schools near my home but did not get positive result but he got admission to Jaipuria School, not far from my home."

Sujata Singh, principal, Seth MR Jaipuria School, said: "I believe that all individuals have the capacity to improve and learn. Children develop this capacity at different rates and have the ability to gain expertise in a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities. We provide 60 classrooms, which are digitally equipped."

Admission to the school's nursery class will cost Rs 55,000, including all annual expenses. Started out of Lucknow, the school has several branches across Uttar Pradesh - from Hardwar to Varanasi.

The principal added: "We try to provide quality education that blends the essence of eastern and western traditions and spirit, moral and ethics of India. The focus is on educating the child based on its individual preference and tastes rather than sticking to a rigid pattern."

Both the schools have promised to offer playroom, games and sports, art and crafts, painting, photography, dance music, computer, home science among others for the nursery, kindergarten and primary students.