Join Our Bethany Family
At Bethany, we’re always thrilled to welcome new members to our vibrant and joyful community. The admissions season is a bustling time at our school, drawing thousands of applications each year, a testament to our standing as a sought-after educational institution.
Interested in being a part of Bethany in the 2024-25 intake?
Admissions Process: Starting in December, applications for Pre Nursery admissions open, marking the beginning of an exciting journey for both prospective students and our school. In response to the high volume of applications and to keep pace with the evolving landscape of technology, Bethany High has transitioned to a fully online admissions process. This digital shift not only streamlines the application procedure but also aligns with our commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing paper use. Please note, we no longer issue physical application forms, a change from our previous practices.
Criteria for Selection: The process of shortlisting candidates for Pre Nursery commences in the first week of January. This crucial task is undertaken by our dedicated Admissions Committee, which meticulously evaluates each application based on a comprehensive set of 15 criteria. These criteria include, but are not limited to, the applicant’s age, whether the child has siblings already enrolled at Bethany, the alumni status of their parents or relatives, and the proximity of the student’s residence to the school. This thorough and thoughtful approach ensures a fair and holistic review of all applications.
Embarking on a Journey of Learning
Joining Bethany means becoming part of a nurturing environment that encourages growth, learning, and community spirit. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you and your family to our esteemed institution.
Understanding Our Selection Process
At Bethany, our selection process is designed to ensure a comprehensive understanding of each prospective student. A key part of this process includes a meeting with the parents, enabling us to gain deeper insights into your child’s unique qualities and needs. Our commitment to fairness and equality is unwavering; we ensure our selection is unbiased, with no discrimination based on gender, caste, or creed. Additionally, for primary applicants, we do not conduct tests, as we believe in assessing their potential through more holistic methods.
Admissions Beyond Primary
For classes beyond primary, admissions are primarily dependent on seat availability. The process for filling vacancies begins in April. We are dedicated to providing focused, individual attention to each student, which is why we limit our class sizes to a maximum of 35 students.
Junior College Admissions
Admissions for our Junior College (classes XI and XII) open in the month of April. Prospective students undergo an interview process before their standard X board results are announced. Admissions are granted based solely on merit. Students have the opportunity to choose from three streams of specialization: Science, Commerce, and Arts, allowing them to tailor their education to their interests and career aspirations.
Learn More about our Admissions Process
Age Criteria for Admission
Pre Nursery – 3 years Plus as of May 31st | Nursery – 4 years Plus as of May 31st | Jr. I – 5 years Plus as of May 31st
Admission Dates & Procedure
> Online registration opens on the Bethany website
> Children and parents are called for Interactions
> A Confirmation message is sent on selection
> Admission formalities and fee payments are made online
> The application form is submitted at the school Office duly signed by both parents
> Jr. I students will have a written assessment in English & Math
Documents required for the admission procedure
> Birth Certificate
> Aadhar copy of student and parents
> Address Proof
> Photo of the student
> Immunization and Medical certificate for Pre-Nursery & Nursery only
Transport is available for students from Nursery onwards.
Criteria for admission
Std. 1 – 6 years Plus as of May 31st | Std. 2 above – Clearing the little entrance test
TC with STS number from the previous school
Admission Dates & Procedure
Admissions are against vacancy
Written request letters from the parents
Candidates are called for an entrance test if a vacancy arises
1st Std. – English & Maths
2nd to 8th Std. – English, Maths and 2nd Language.
Candidates are selected against vacancies based on merit.
A confirmation message is sent on selection.
Admission formalities and fee payment is made online
The application form is submitted at the school Office duly signed by both parents.
Documents required for admission procedure
Aadhar copy of student and parents
TC with STS Number in original
Note: Admission requests with letters of recommendation will not be entertained
Transfer from Feeder School to Main School
> After the tenure in the feeder school, parents will be intimated in advance of the transfer procedure to the main school.
> If the Student wants to take the transfer before the tenure, the parents have to write a letter to the Director, and after approval and fee clearance, the child is moved to the main school.
Class strength & Sections
> 35 students in each class with five sections per class
Can the student get an exemption from a Second Language?
> Yes, Parents are to submit the request letter to the Principal along with a three-year marks sheet; after assessment, a recommendation letter is drafted and sent to the council for approval.
Is there an on-roll / Long Leave facility available & procedure
> Yes, parents submit the request letter to the Principal on approval and after clearing all fee dues. The student is kept on rolls for the academic year.
What is the procedure for applying TC, and when is it issued?
> A request letter is submitted to the Principal / Director duly signed by both parents mentioning the reason for leaving the school.
> On approval from the management, TC is prepared and issued after the academic year.
HOD & Teachers Meeting Timings:
> On Open House Days
> By special appointment at the specified times:
> After-school hours for pre-primary and Primary department
> Senior School between 1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. and 2.30 – 3.00 p.m.
Equal opportunity is not giving everyone the same thing but giving the children what they need, to be able to learn. In the “Year of Rightful Choices” the school management chose to make a difference to children who learn differently. A brand new program, which is aptly called the LEAP- Learning Enrichment Achievement Programme, was launched on the 9th of January 2016.
Salient features of LEAP include:
> Provides a pressure-free and conducive environment for learning
> Children benefit from an integrated set-up (attending extra-curricular activities with their peers)
> Curriculum adaptations
> Hands-on learning using multi-sensory techniques and strength-based learning
> One special educator for six children
> Required accommodations are provided
> Cumulative Evaluation
> Individual attention
> Addressing the behavioural, socio-emotional and physical needs of each child
> Improving social interaction between their peers using a life skills approach
> Facilitating a support group for parents
Bethany continues to be a “beacon of light”
This programme is currently offered for Grades 5-8 at the Bethany High Koramangala Branch
NIOS (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING)
NIOS is an “Open School” which caters to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners up to the pre-degree level. It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979. At the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels, NIOS provides flexibility in the choice of subjects/courses, pace of learning, and transfer of credits from CBSE, some Board of School Education and State Open Schools to enable learner’s continuation.
A learner has as many as nine chances to appear in public examinations over five years. The credits gained are accumulated till the learner clears the required credits for certification. The learning strategies include learning through printed self-instructional material, audio and video programmes, participating in personal contact Programmes (PCP), and Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA). Acknowledging that young entrepreneurs will be the nation’s wealth, the learner-friendly Vocational Education programmes of NIOS provide excellent prospects for learners.
It offers Vocational Education programmes in different areas, such as Agriculture, Business and Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Health and Paramedical, Home Science and Hospitality Management, Teacher Training, Computer and IT-related sectors, Life Enrichment Programmes and General Services.
How are the exams conducted?
> Internal exams ( conducted by school)
> During the academic year, the school will conduct
> Two tests in July and November
> 2 exams in September and February
> Apart from these, the students will be continually evaluated throughout the year using CIA (Continuous Internal Assessments)
> External exams (conducted by the NIOS board)
> Two board exams in March/April (subjects: painting & DEO)
> Two board exams in September/October (subjects: bakery/DTP & English)
> Two board exams in March/April (subjects: home science/business studies & social science)
What does the NIOS curriculum demand of its students?
> The students need to keep up with the lessons taught in school by revising them daily at home. They need to write notes regularly. (Those needing a scribe, additional time in submitting notes, abridged versions of the notes, photocopies, etc, will be allowed. This will depend on a case-to-case basis). Students must maintain a practical record book for subjects with a practical paper (painting, DEO, home science).
> Parents also need to take an active role in their ward’s learning progress, especially about notices that the school sends via Edumerge (School Management App) and the school diary for academics and the NIOS dashboard/website for registration details, exam fees, dates etc.
Is it easy to get admission into colleges after NIOS?
> Yes. All colleges have a quota for NIOS students. All our previous batch of students have secured admissions into reputed colleges. Please remember that this curriculum is recognised in India and abroad as it is similar to CBSE, and the textbooks are from NCERT.
How do I get the textbooks for NIOS?
> All the students will receive their textbooks directly from the Board upon completing their registration with the NIOS board. This may take a couple of months to arrive. In the meantime, printouts of the first few lessons in every subject can be made, as all the textbooks are available in pdf format on the website. www.nios.ac.in < online course material < secondary courses < click on the subject to be viewed.
How do I register?
The registration process is two-pronged.
1. Registration into Bethany NIOS
2. Registration into NIOS board, New Delhi
To be done in the first week of June. Documents required during registration:
> Latest photograph of the student
> Birth certificate
> Address proof
> ID proof
> Previous year’s original marks card
> Signature of the student on a plain white paper
> Latest assessment report – single page (only for LEAP students) from Spastics or NIMHANS
For Special School Admission, parents have to meet:
Ms Shanthi Gnanaolivu, Principal – Bethany Special School, ST Bed, and Koramangala, Bangalore. Ph: 080-25634902.
> You can mail your details to email@example.com
Admissions for our Junior College (classes XI and XII) open in the month of April. Prospective students are interviewed before their standard X board results are announced. Admissions are granted based solely on merit. Students can choose from three streams of specialization: Science, Commerce, and Arts, allowing them to tailor their education to their interests and career aspirations.
To learn more about the concentration combinations and admission process, please click on the links below.
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