International Standard School in Goa?

#1 Sep 20th, 2011, 13:09
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  • Yvonne is offline
Hi There!

My husband and I visited Goa in March, and we are thinking of living there for some number of years. However, whilst we found a lot of wonderful villas and apartments and houses for rent and for sale all over, we were unable to locate any good English-medium school. We had an address of a school but is seems it had closed down.

Ideally we do not wish to stay in Panjim, the city, but rather in a more quiet area, closer to the coast. We have two children in Primary School who are presently attending an International Cambridge School, which is very multi-cultural. We were hoping to find something similar in Goa, but have been unable to locate anything.

We prefer a Private School, with a European type education, similar to Cambridge Affiliated Schools, and with a multi-cultural school population.

Does anything like that in Goa actually exist??

Thank you so much!

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#2 Sep 20th, 2011, 14:50
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Have a look here, there's lots about schools;

but I'm pretty sure the sort of school you seek does not exist in Goa.

Also the usual warning that if neither of you is of Indian origin you cannot make the move you plan unless seeking a business or employment visa, and then it's still very difficult..........
#3 Sep 20th, 2011, 16:12
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Originally Posted by Yvonne View Post Hi There!

My husband and I visited Goa in March, and we are thinking of living there for some number of years.
Are you an expat currently living in India ? Something makes me think that the school your children currently study in, is not a normal school within the /local school district/State System/ (to use the American expression) If so, you should be asking the school's counsellor (if such a beast exist) about recommendations.

Educational institutions are very clique-ish, they are quite conscious of whom they associate with. European type education is all over the map - With the Finnish Schooling considered as top notch, while English system .. Ahem !!!
#4 Oct 22nd, 2011, 18:57
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Hi Yvonne. Yes there is a Cambridge International school in Goa, it is called the European School of Goa and is based in the Saligao/Nagoa border area. My son is starting there after the Diwali holidays and they do GCSEs and A-levels instead of following the Indian system. It's a very small school (only 25 students at present) but they are expanding much more next year. The fees are quite high though (Rs 2.4 Lacs per year) and they only start from age 11+ (secondary level). If it's a primary school your looking for, one of the best ones (where my daughters go!) is 'Green Meadows Primary' also based in Nagoa. Let me know if you want contact details for these. Fees at Green meadows are Rs. 6,900 per four months.
#5 Oct 22nd, 2011, 19:29
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#6 Oct 22nd, 2011, 22:20
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Forget the Sunshine School in the link previously provided. They have not received the accreditation from Cambridge University and are therefore unable to offer formal qualifications (GCSEs and A-levels). I know this because I have extensively looked into this recently as a parent (British expat) who wants the best for my children.
#7 Jan 8th, 2015, 17:46
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GoaBeachBabe I know this is an old post however do you still have your kids in Goa? We are looking to find a Private School, with an international type education, with a multi-cultural school population. Our children are aged 7 to 11 years old.
#8 Feb 1st, 2015, 02:30
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schools in goa

hi expatoz!
we are in exactly the same boat as you! we are moving to goa in april with our 2 children aged 6 & 3 and are on the hunt for schools! it seems that manovikas and sharada mandir come up quite often in recommendations. i hope to go in march to check out as many as possible and then will happily relay all the info i find. when and where are you moving in goa exactly?

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