Based on what many parents have asked us, we have put together a set of FAQs for you.

Do go through them. If you have any question that we haven't answered here, do feel free to get in touch with us.

Boards in India like CBSE and ICSE are always theory oriented. Students of these boards read from books, memorize the answers, and get good marks.

IB, on the other hand, focuses on holistic learning, intercultural awareness, and enhancement of communication skills. More importance is given to languages, arts, and humanities at a higher level.

IB has an international curriculum where subjects are taught in an integrated way in order to avoid a fragmented approach. IB has a different approach where there are no or few textbooks. Students are free to explore the world.

Its main focus is on 'how to learn' rather than 'what to learn'. 

IB examinations test student's knowledge and not their memory and speed.

Recognised in India and the world

  • IGCSE from Cambridge International Examinations is recognised as a Class X examination by all National and State Boards in India

  • IB Diploma is recognised as being equivalent to any national Class XII examination. Acceptance of these curricula is increasing in India has increased as parents now want their children to opt out of the race for marks option present in traditional education systems.

  • Many international universities prefer students trained in the thinking style of education. International programmes give students an edge during the college admission process. Additionally, most universities in North America give credit for subjects taken at the A levels and IB Higher Level (HL), giving students the benefit of saving one semester or more at the university. This translates into saving substantial money and time in tuition and accommodation costs. Some schools in the UK such as Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London and University College of London only accept students with IB Diploma or A level qualifications. 

  • IB is fast becoming the programme of choice for Indian students preparing to pursue higher education abroad. Some universities even offer scholarships to IB diploma holders.

  • University admissions around the world are getting competitive by the day. Admission officers are increasingly looking for other evidence that a student will succeed in the university, such as exposure to quality curriculum, research abilities, international outlook and social service - all enhanced by IB.

  •  Globe-trotting parents and business folks will find IB Schools ideal for their children as this system is present around the world and their children will be able to continue their IB education in other countries

  • Focus on all-round development of your child

  • IGCSE and IB programmes are more practical and application-based and have a broader spectrum of subjects that lead to an all round development and are more challenging than Indian educational boards and test student knowledge, not their memory and speed.

  • The IB Diploma is universally reputed for rigorous assessment. This gives students access to the top colleges and universities in India and the world.

  • The IB curriculum equips students with the tools needed to succeed in higher education, such as self-confidence, preparedness, research skills, organisational skills and being actively engaged in own learning

  • Jobs in a fast moving information-overwhelmed age require thinking style of education to succeed. IB equips your child for this,

“I have a job with prospects of overseas postings. When I migrate to some other country, I don't want my child's education to suffer. Hence I have opted for IB Curriculum.”

  • Your child will be exposed to very innovative learning methodologies compared to traditional systems of State and Central Boards

  • In IB, the emphasis is laid on developing critical thinking, analytical skills, communication skills, investigative abilities, problem-solving techniques, working with a team, independent research and other qualities valued by all international universities.

  • Students can select courses according to their interest in the subjects of science, humanities, languages, mathematics

  • The courses also provide your child with an opportunity to mix these subjects with components of fine arts, visual arts, theatre, technical drawing, music, film-making, community service, etc

  • A small class size in IB [at NES International School Dombivli it’s 20 students] fosters interactive teaching

  • The IB curriculum emphasises the physical, psychological, intellectual and social development of your child

  • The overall atmosphere in the school is international, with your child and the teacher being equal in a stress-free teaching environment

  • In IB, the focus is on all-round all round development rather than pure academic performance

International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Education Programme (CIE) are qualifications accepted by higher educational institutions in India and abroad and future employers across the world.

We offer two well-designed, internationally accepted curricula from IB, Switzerland and CIE, UK.

IB programmes start at the age of 3 to 17 years and are offered as:

  • Early Years (Playgroup to Sr KG)

  • Primary Years  (PYP - Grade 1 to 5)

  • And IB Diploma (IDP- Grade 11 and 12)

Cambridge International Examinations starts from the age of 11-17 years

  • Checkpoint Years - I, II & III (Grades 6 to 8)

  • IGCSE (Grades 9 and 10)

  • IGCSE A Level and AS Level (Grades 11 and 12)

IBDP Programmes and IGCSE certificate are recognized by our national and international universities and are popular among international students who aim at specializations in subjects offered by universities world over.

  • 9,000 schools in 160 countries conduct CIE courses recognizing its impact on global education
  • 3,738 schools in 147 countries follow IB curriculum distinctively

What that simply means is that your child will be totally prepared for entering Universities abroad or in India with these qualifications. What's more, these qualifications will also give him/her an edge in employment as employers recognize and value these qualifications.

In 4 easy steps, we assist you to entrust us your future explorers, and knowledge creators.

Our admission process involves,

  1. You visit the School and answer a set of questions, observe our learning environment, speak with our officers, and get your questions answered

  2. You submit an application form for curriculum/grade to which you wish to admit your child with all relevant details about the child

  3. We interview, interact and assess your child’s learning abilities on a given date before shortlisting for admission

  4. You pay the registration fees and the admission is complete. 

NES maintains a strict age criteria for students,

  • Playgroup starts at 1.5 years to below 2.5 years 

  • Nursery is 2.5 years to below 3.5 years 

  • Jr KG is 3.5 years to below 4.5 years

  • Sr KG is 4.5 years to 5.5 years

  • Grade 1 is 5.5 years to 6.5 years

These age criteria are to be calculated as on 31st March of the relevant academic year.

NES International School Dombivli maintains an optimum pupil-teacher ratio of 15:1.

  • Playgroup: 9:30 - 11:30 pm

  • Nursery - Sr KG - 9:15 am to 2:00 pm

  • Grades 1-12:  8:15 am to 3.45 pm

Students interested in specializing in any language or games / sports are given specialized coaching in extra hour.

  • We prepare your child for a life beyond education and employment

  • We never expose your child to stress or pressure him/her to obtain marks

  • Our students are prepared for competitive programmes offered by International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

  • We evaluate the IB curriculum through our standard internal assessment

  • CIE conducts its own examinations for every academic year.

  • We also offer higher English language diploma course of the British Council

  • We deploy internationally reputed agencies to conduct sports/ games 

  • You can participate actively and know more about NES activities, events, notices, and examinations online

  • NES International School Dombivli conducts orientation programs for parents at the beginning of the academic year. We invite parents for workshops and seminars at regular intervals. This gives you an opportunity to interact with us, other parents and teachers.

  • We offer one-to-one meets between parent and teacher for every child and also organize open day for parents.

  • We invite parents to “My Subject Knowledge Exhibition" to know fully about their children

  • We process electronic payments, cheques, demand drafts

  • We facilitate NRI admissions with the help of a guardian

  • Our admission calendar begins in November for the next academic year

  • We also offer scope for cash payment through our banker located in the campus.

For Nursery to Grade 1, the documents required are: 

  1. Original birth certificate
  2. Medical certificate, with specific mention of ailments, if any
  3. Copy of previous year academic report, if not fresher
  4. 3 photos of student and 2 photos of each parent

For Grade 2 to Grade 12, the documents required are: 

  1. Copy of the birth certificate
  2. Medical certificate, as to ailment if any
  3. Attested copies of previous year's academic report, preferably 3 years
  4. Original previous school leaving certificate
  5. 3 photos of student, and 2 photos of each parent

What are the documents required from UK Schools? 
The School certificates can be certified by a Public Notary and authenticated by Foreign and Commonwealth Office of UK.

The Indian High Commission does not attest documents already apostilled by FCO.

When in doubt, ask. Clarify. 
We are here to help you through the process from applications, and enrolments to final placements. We look forward to answering all your questions.

Since 1983, International Baccalaureate Diploma has been recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as an entry qualification to all universities in India.

The IBDP prepares students for university entrance in India and all around the world. In fact, IBDP is currently considered to be the best university preparation course in the world.

Amity University, Bangalore University, Punjab University, are amongst some of the premier universities in India that recognize and accept IBDP students.

For more detailed list of Indian Universities that accept IBDP qualifications, click here.

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  • I take this opportunity to thank NES International School Dombivli for dynamic teaching methodologies used for increasing the knowledge on different topics covered under UOI. I, as a parent appreciate all the efforts made by the School to enrich the child through interactive learning, field trips, presentations, poster-making, guest lectures, etc, to make her knowledgeable, inquirer, confident about the topics, to be responsible and be a caring global citizen.
    Ms.Liza Sam, Mother of Joanne Sam from grade 5

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