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ICSE, IGCSE, IB, STATE BOARD Schools in Vileparle.

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Education in India is very highly dependent on the syllabus offered and most parents choose schools based on the syllabus it offers rather than on the kind of education imparted by the school.

Just like a college admission or admission to an MBA course, the little ones and their parents have to go through the rigmarole of filling up application forms, attending interviews and also the stress caused by the anxious wait for the final admission list. This is seen by many parents as the important first step for a good education for their child.

Gone are the days when a parent had just schools of state board or the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to choose from. Today, there is a wide range of options, including schools following the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and The International Baccalaureate (IB)/International General Certificate of Secondary Education ( IGCSE) curriculam.

A brief note on CBSE, ICSE, StateBoard and IBO etc :

Why and how CBSE ?

Started by the NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) with the aim to operate a chain of central schools (Kendriya Vidyalaya) that could cater to government employees who are in transferable jobs that involve mid year movements.
A number of private schools have started to offer CBSE since a number of private sector employees are also moving place to place
The CBSE Syllabus is very structured, highly predictable and, highly controlled
All national entrance examinations are conducted as per this syllabus.
A number of changes have been incorporated lately, the prominent decision being to make board examination at the end of Grade -10 optional
Board exams conducted:
Grade-10 (Optional )
Grade-12 (Mandatory)

ICSE – Indian School Certificate Examinations

An offshoot of the Cambridge IGCSE that existed during the British regime was taken over by the Anglo Indian Board and is now governed by the ‘Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations’.
Has taken in a lot of structures from the NCERT
At Grade-10 as of now is the toughest board examination
Almost similar to CBSE in terms of controls, difference being this is quasi Government.
Board Exams conducted:
ICSE – Grade-10
ISCE- Grade-12

State Boards

Each state has its own variance from the NCERT syllabus and adds up its local flavor. State government predominantly dictates languages taught and medium of instruction.
Relatively easy syllabus for board exams.
Age is another factor that varies from state to state.
As per the new government directive, many state boards have adopted the NCERT syllabus for Math and Science in Grades 11 and 12. This move is aimed at a common entrance examination for Engineering and Medical colleges.
Board Exams Conducted:
Grade-12 (Also called P U- Pre University).

Alternate education

National Open School- Highly suited for students who have Learning difficulties or who are involved in other activities such as Sports at National / International level. Accepted as equal to other streams.

International Education

IBO- Three levels PYP (Primary Years Program -Up to Grade-5), MYP (Middle Years Program – Grade 6 to 10), IB Diploma (Grade 11 and 12). IBO conducts an External Exam only for Diploma; School assesses other programs. Currently there is a plan for introduction of External exam at Grade-10 level (Completion of MYP).

Cambridge Program- Currently focused on IGCSE at 9 &10 and A Level at 12 Grade (Also commencing Cambridge Diploma Program at Grade-12).
Biggest advantage of International curriculum is freedom offered in delivery of curriculum.
This provides opportunity to school to try innovative approach to help children understand concepts than just follow textbook teaching.
Assessments can be differentiated and thus learning can be made fun.

You may be already clear about your choice of curriculum, but there are a few points you should consider before making your choice. If the parent/parents have a transferable job and the child has to change schools frequently, he/she should ideally opt for an ICSE or CBSE school.

Parent in a government job that involves transfer to tier-II towns should ideally opt for a CBSE school. If the transfer is restricted to metros or urban areas, parents can opt for ICSE or a CBSE School. The logic is that ICSE schools are still a rare concept in smaller towns of the country.

There are a number of international schools mushrooming in every corner of cities. It has become a lucrative business given the high fee structures of such schools.

We have tried to give some information about the schools offering ICSE, IB, IGCSE and State Board curriculum in VILE PARLE so that it will be easy for you to choose the best school for your child. As schools start the admission process - not just for the first standard but also for nursery and playgroups - in November. you may have 4-5 months to search best suitable school and curriculum for your child.


Some of the schools offering icse, igcse,ib and stateboard curriculam with brief information

Jamnabai Narsee School,VileParle (West) Mumbai

Address: Narsee Monjee Bhavan, Narsee Monjee Marg, N.S. Road No. 7 J.V.P.D. Scheme Vile Parle (West) Mumbai – 400049 Phone: +91 – 22 – 26187575 /+91 – 22 – 26187676
Website :www.jns.ac.in
Curriculum / Board: ICSE, IGCSE, NIOS, IB, ISC

Jamnabai Narsee School founded on 17th January 1971, is established and managed, by the NARSEE MONJEE EDUCATIONAL TRUST. It is a Co-educational English Medium School with an emphasis on a specific thrust in the field of education.

The school has a resources centre staffed by 11 educators for children with special needs. The school also has a career guidance centre for its IB students that opened this year. It has excellent facilities for cultural activities, including separate rooms for music and dance. The school has two bands. It hosts an annual inter-school festival, ‘Cascades.’ It has also hosted several inter-school tournaments in the recent past. It has teams for football, basketball, rugby, swimming, among others. It also hosts a sports week for children with special needs in December. Jamnabai has one of the oldest and most active parent-teacher associations.

Pre School (Nursery, Junior and Senior K.G.)
Primary School (Std. I to IV)
Secondary School (Std V to VIII)
Higher Secondary Section (Std.XI & XII)

Do check the subjects and other details on their website.

CHATRABHUJ Narsee Memorial School :(C.N.M.S. School)VileParle (West)

C.N.M. SCHOOL & N. D. PAREKH PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL was the first English medium school started by SVKM in 1997.The school started with 25 students, 1 teacher and 1 support staff in a small place at Gokhalibai School,Vile Parle on June 1997. After two years of its inception in 1999 the school got its new building, with the latest amenities for the students.

The school’s main aim is to make education stress-free. It follows a grading system until class 8 and avoids unhealthy competition. Students learn a musical instrument from class 6 to class 8.The school also has compulsory yoga every morning for students from class 1 onwards.


C.N.M. School & N. D. Parekh Pre-Primary School (I.C.S.E.)
Dadabhai Road,
VileParle (West),
Mumbai - 400056.
Tel : 4233 3000, 4233 3001.
Fax : 2670 3645.
Website : cnms.svkm.ac.in

PRIMARY SECTION : 1 p.m. to 5.45 p.m.
SECONDARY SECTION : 7.15 a.m. to 12.50 p.m.

Pre School (Nursery, Junior and Senior K.G.)
Primary School (Std. I to V)
Secondary School (Std VI to VIII)

Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (ICSE) School :VileParle East

The Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (ICSE) is a co-educational institution, established in 2008.The present Standard IX will be the first batch appearing for the ICSE Board Examination in March 2015.
In keeping with the vision of the institution, the school imparts quality education in a facilitative, interactive and positive learning environment, incorporating collaborative and technology based strategic learning methodologies.


Address : Thanawala Lane, Off Mahatma Gandhi Road, Vile Parle (East), Mumbai 400 057.
Telephone : 2618 3322 /
Email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

SCHOOL TIMINGS :7.25 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Pre School (Nursery, Junior and Senior K.G.) (Ramabai Paranjape Balmandir)
Primary School (Std. I to V)
Secondary School (Std VI to VIII)

Curriculum / Board:ICSE


"Parle Tilak Vidyalaya English Medium School" (also known as P. T. V. E. M. S.) is a reputed English medium school located in Vile Parle East in Mumbai. The school has both Primary as well as Secondary Sections.The school produces merit list rankers in the Maharashtra State Secondary Board examinations year after year.

Address :
Parle Tilak Vidyalaya
Building Number 3, Ramabai Chemburkar Road,
Off Hanuman Road, Near Parleshwar Temple,
Vile Parle (East),
Mumbai - 400 057
26118735 / 26169027 / 26118004


Pre School (Nursery, Junior and Senior K.G.) (Ramabai Paranjape Balmandir)
Primary School (Std. I to V)
Secondary School (Std VI to X)

Curriculum / Board:S.S.C.

VPMS Orion Primary & Secondary School (ICSE)
VPMS | MB High School (English Medium)
'Mangalayatan', Paranjpe 'B' Scheme Road 1
Vile Parle(East), Mumbai - 400057.
Orion ICSE School
26185235 / 32605438
M B High School
(English Medium)

Curriculum / Board:ICSE / S.S.C.

Maneckji Cooper Education Trust School
Juhu Tara Rd, Juhu, vileparle west, Mumbai 400054
022 2660 5211 / 022 26604312
Website : www.maneckjicooperschool.com

Board: 10th – ICSE

The late Jehangir Maneckji Cooper founded the school in memory of his father,a renowned educationist. The nursery school was inaugurated on September 15, 1959, and was later extended into a high school.

The school imparts a broad education and attempts to create an intimate atmosphere. The school has been delivering cent percent results in the ICSE exams for the past 20 years. But the school also encourages a range of extra-curricular activities, such as sports, art and elocution.

Podar International School
Saraswati Road, Santacruz (W)
In 1927, Sheth Anandilal Podar, a Mumbai-based businessman who ran cotton mills, founded the Podar group of schools. Mahatma Gandhi was the first
president of the Anandilal Podar Trust. Founded in 2004, the school belongs to the Podar Educational Complex, which is managed by the Anandilal and Ganesh Podar Society.
The school has 60 laptops in its library that students are free to borrow for class. Its classrooms are equipped with interactive boards and 24-inch television screens. This is part of the school’s drive to go paperless, it wants to eventually have laptops for all students.

Boards: 10th – IGCSE; 12th - A-levels, IB

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Utpal Shanghvi School
East-West Road, Vile Parle (W)

Named the school after his son, Dhanvant Shanghvi, who had died in a car accident in 1972. The school offers training in a wide range of sports, including martial arts such as belt-wrestling and jujitsu.

Board: 10th SSC, IGCSE; 12th: HSC and Alevels
Annual fee: ..... for the SSC division,
...... for the IGCSE division
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Arya Vidya Mandir
Gulmohar Road No.11, Gulmohar Rd, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049
022 6699 3700

Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu is a renowned school offering global education to students.The School is affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). It has earned a good reputation, by providing excellent services in field of education.
The School has an state of art infrastructure which includes Well ventilated Classrooms, Library with a vast collection of Books, Science Laboratories, Computer Laboratories, Playground and Bus facilities.

Other SSC schools in Vileparle are :

B.L.Ruia High School (B.L Ruia Multipurpose High School)

Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (Marathi)

Prarthna Samaj High School(VileParle East)

The Greater Mumbai Education Society High School


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