Rockwoods School - Karmanghat

Rockwoods School is a co-educational day school located in the midst of the bustling city of Hyderabad.  The School was founded by a group of NITians, IITians and Doctors with a vision on the Holistic Development of the Child.

Rockwoods School is ranked as one of the Best Emerging Schools in Hyderabad by Times School Rankings. It is ranked 2nd in Telangana and 6th in India in Blended Learning by the Education World. It is awarded the SWACHH School from the Municipality Corporation. It is rated as one of the schools in Hyderabad.

Admissions are given on a first come first serve basis depending on the availability of seats. All information related to admissions is given for clear and succinct understanding of the prospective students and parents.

Age Criteria

This is as per the present policy. However the age criteria is subject to change under the National Education Policy Guidelines.

Nursery - 2 1/2 yrs
LKG - 3 1/2 yrs
UKG - 4 1/2 yrs
GRADE I - 5 1/2 yrs
GRADE II-6 1/2 yrs
GRADE III - 7 1/2 yrs
GRADE IV - 8 1/2 yrs
GRADE V - 9 1/2 yrs
GRADE VI - 10 1/2 yrs
GRADE VII - 11 1/2 yrs
GRADE VIII - 12 1/2 yrs
GRADE IX - 13 1/2 yrs
GRADE X - 14 1/2 yrs

Admission Procedure

1. Parents seeking admission should approach the school office or apply through the website and seek an application and brochure from the Parent Relationship Managers.

2.Parent is then given a date and an orientation is held for the parents. Parents are given a virtual or actual tour of the school. The school’s academic programs, co-curricular activities and other special programs conducted for the all-round development of the children are explained to the parents.

3.School follows an inclusive policy and therefore admissions are on a first come first serve basis. No child is denied admission on the basis of any academic or physical challenges. However, from Grade 2 onwards there is an entrance test conducted for the students. The test is an online one.

4.If the school has a greater number of applications than seats, then the admission will be strictly on a lottery basis in the presence of the parents and the School Management Committee and a couple of new parents seeking admission (picked up randomly) to allow for transparency of the procedure.

5.If the parent does not pay the fee within the stipulated time, then the seat will be allotted to the student next in the order.

6. Admission for Pre primary and grade 1 will be purely on a first come first serve basis. Admission for grade 2 to 10 is on merit basis, subject to the student clearing the entrance test.

The Process of Admission

1. Filling of enquiry form.

2. PRM briefs parent about the school and takes them on a tour of the school. When the school is physically functioning parents will be taken on an inside tour only on Saturday’s and non working days but on a working day they will be taken only on a virtual tour. (This is for the safety of the students.)

3. The parent can then pick the application form and the brochure after payment of Rs. 500/- and post this the PRM fixes an appointment with the Principal on the same day or another day.

4. The parents will meet the Principal. Here they will be briefed on the curriculum and other academic and non academic processes.

5. For students from Grade 2 to 12, an entrance test will be administered and post which they are given a school tour and then the application and brochure and then they meet the Principal same day or on another day as per the appointment fixed.

6. After meeting the Principal, if the student is selected, then they will complete the admission process.

Grade Total Fee 1st Term Fee 2nd Term Fee 3rd Term Fee
Nursery , LKG & UKG 33000 11000 11000 11000
Grade I , Grade II & Grade III 35000 12000 12000 11000
Grade IV & Grade V 38000 13000 13000 12000
Grade VI & Grade VII 46000 16000 16000 14000
Grade VIII & Grade IX 48000 16000 16000 16000
Grade X 52000 18000 18000 16000

Frequently Asked Questions related to admissions

When does the admission process begin?

The process begins in the month of November every year.

What is the distinguishing feature of the education imparted by the school?

Rockwoods School is committed to excellence in education. The school has always striven for quality in both academic, co-curricular and holistic development of the child. We build the life skills necessary for a child's success in a nurturing values based environment, so every Rockwoodian moves forward with confidence. We have limited numbers of students and our curriculum is rich with co-curricular activities, however, we prioritize educational quality above everything. We offer personalized teaching and more participation opportunities for all our students. Children are encouraged to question and validate the learned concepts through interactive play, hands on experience, activities and presentations that improve their understanding and reasoning skills. Each child is encouraged to develop skills that enable discovering, validating, communicating and applying concepts with clarity, accuracy and confidence and that is what enables our students to excel.

What are the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities offered by the school?

Yes, in Martial Arts like Fine Arts, Crafts, Music, Dance, Games & Sports, Cricket and carpentry. The school has many club activities such as the R-DAM (Rockwoods Dance, Art, Music Club), R-YMC (Rockwoods Yoga and Meditation Club), R-RC (Rockwoods Reading Club), R-SC (Rockwoods Science Club) and R-MUN (Rockwoods Model United Nations Club). The school also offers several extracurricular activities integrated within the regular school curriculum which includes Public Speaking Classes for development of Communication Skills, Computer Education, General Knowledge & Spell Bee and competitions. Elocution and Storytelling are a regular part of the school activities. Sports offered include Karate, Kho-Kho, Carrom, Chess and Yoga. The schools conduct an annual sports day where students showcase their sporting activities for the parent community.

What ratio of teacher-student is followed?

Our staff-student ratio is 1:1.5. Each of our classes has on an average around 25 students. Our well-qualified and experienced staff put in exceptional efforts to bring out the best in the students. Innovative methods are continually absorbed into the system to enhance learning. The progress of each child is continuously followed up and monitored.

What if my child is sick or hurt in the school?

The schools contain a well-equipped medical room (Infirmary) with first aid facilities and is also associated with a nearby doctor/ clinic in the event of an emergency. Medical check-up of all the children are conducted on a yearly basis.

What type of teaching methods/pedagogies are followed?

To excel in today’s fast moving, team oriented and remotely connected world our school helps students build the skills, values and confidence in both their personal and academic lives. For this we have developed our unique blend of systems and pedagogies. We build skills of enquiry and problem solving by encouraging divergent thinking through collaborative and cooperative activities. Visual, Audio and Experiential aided learning is encouraged through an integrated curriculum to cater to the multiple intelligences of our children. Our well educated and seasoned teachers are aware of the different systems in learning whether it is Blooms Taxonomy or Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences and they are trained to integrate them into their teaching modules.

Are the teachers trained?

Professional development of our staff is a priority with constant enrichment opportunities made available. The staff are kept abreast with the most effective and innovative methodologies in teaching. Throughout the year around 10 to 12 teacher training sessions are conducted for the staff. Teachers are given the freedom to innovate and encouraged to share best practices within the schools.