< Back What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? What are some examples of these schools? Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? How are most kids transported to and from school? When does the typical school year start and end? Is there anything else I should know about local schools? What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children? Most expats prefer to send their children to international (private) schools rather than local public schools. The best private schools are accredited and have waiting lists, so it is recommended that you begin your school search as soon as you arrive in the country. Contact Crown Mumbai for advice or contact your local consulate. It is also very helpful to start networking with other expatriates through groups and associations. ↑ Top What are some examples of these schools? There are 4 - 5 international schools of repute in Mumbai; the most popular is the American School of Bombay. There are also French and German International Schools. Each institution adheres to the curriculum favored in its associated country and some even conduct classes in these languages. For more information, contact Crown Mumbai. ↑ Top Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools? Yes, if you decide to enroll your child in a local public school, you should also prepare early because there are many students applying and the availability is limited. ↑ Top Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)? For younger children there are numerous private play-schools and kindergartens in almost every area, some of which are run according to the Montessori method. These schools vary greatly in both fees and quality. ↑ Top How are most kids transported to and from school? In areas where school transportation is available, students travel by school bus. In areas where it is not, most parents drive their children or they form carpools with other parents. ↑ Top When does the typical school year start and end? International schools tend to run from August to June; most other schools from July to April.Please check with your child's school for a specific schedule. ↑ Top Is there anything else I should know about local schools? Please contact Crown Mumbai for further information on education support. ↑ Top IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local Crown representative.