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Legacy School Bangalore, Bangalore – UrbanPro

Address: 6/1A, 6/2 Byrathi Village , Bidarahalli Hobli, Hennur Main Road Bangalore - 560077

Locality: Hennur Main Road (Find more Hennur Main Road schools)

Landmark: XLR8. Biozeen, Gubbi Cross

Phone: +91 80 2844 3570 / 1 / 2

Medium: 
Montessori, International GCSE (UK)

English Medium

Overview

Legacy School was formerly known as Vidyaniketan Academy (VNA); the school underwent a change in name and moved to a beautiful new campus in 2010. It is a private school and is rapidly gaining popularity for its student-friendly approach to education and schooling.

Details

  • Nursery to XII grade
  • Montessori, International GCSE (UK) Board
  • English Medium
  • Day School
  • Co-ed School
  • School provides transportation
  • Total 520 students
  • 24 students per class
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1

School days: Monday - Friday

School timings: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Principal: Mrs. Roopa Swamy

Management: Mr. Saad Sait

Year Established: 2005

Extra-curricular Activities:

Art, Craft, Dance, Kalari, Music, Yoga, Theatre, Sports - Cricket, Soccer, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis*

Infrastructure:

Quaint 2.2 acre Landscaped Campus
2 Academic Blocks
Exclusive Pre-Primary Section
Montessori Material Areas
Computer Lab
Science Labs
Library
The Oval - Sports Ground
Synthetic Surface Basketball Court
CCTV Surveillance & 24 Hour Security

Admission Details:

Please refer to the admissions section of the website:

http://lsb.edu.in/admission.html

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Reviews:

Friendly interaction right from the reception to top management, committed teachers, good balance of academics with other activities. Principal & the management are very innovative in their ideas. A promising school esp for the parents & children who believe in keeping a good balance between academics & extra activities.

- by asterix on Mar 15, 2011

LSB overpromises and underdelivers. The teachers are by and large, the kind that shout at kids, throw books and stationery around in rage. There is insufficient monitoring of students even in classrooms, let alone in corridors, and other spaces. There are a high number of unsupervised free classes.There is a high level of bullying, name-calling and aggression among children and practically no adult intervention. Feedback about kids' performance is mealy-mouthed, they say nothing negative or constructive. There is little gender-sensitivity in adult interactions with kids and insufficient role-modeling. Kids are labelled and education is not integrative. The kids from 'resource center' are called 'retards'. There is little attempt at character-building or even consistency in decision-making. Annual Day was a week before final exams, so that revision classes were cut short. There was also a week-long theatre workshop before Annual Day. This Day was shoddily conducted, with long delays, poor seating arrangements not to mention insufficient, overpriced food and drink. Have your kids go here only if you cannot get them in anywhere else.

- by devi on Mar 18, 2011

Devi you sound very derogatory and unbecoming and if you are a parent of Legacy then its really a very bad reflection on your character. I have been a parent since its inception in 2005 and haven't been happier with the conduct and gentle approach of the teachers and Principal. I do not believe that things are thrown by teachers and such labeling happens or my child would have have told me. My child and all her friends have bloomed and become confident, sensitive and caring people. The academics is a wonderful blend and the school takes care of integrating the activities and sports to give an all round development. I am so proud that my child is a part of Legacy and having seen it grow from 30 children to 370+ speaks for it self! The Theatre Workshop was really beneficial and I know that revision was not compromised. It was the Sports Day and the cultural aspect was indeed innovative. It did start late, I agree, but seeing that the children were happy and enthused was delightful. All you folks out there, Legacy is a great place to be in. Make it your first choice...

- by Lavanya & 50+ parents on Mar 18, 2011

The school is new and I have two sons going to the same school. The children came from a academically focused, very strict and disciplinarian school before and it was some what of a culture shock for them to experience academic & cultural freedom. The previous school put them down but the present school really gives them a lot of opportunities to blossom. The principal is very hands on and handles kids the right way. They have a good set of teachers but the focus is primarily on the senior classes now, so there may be few classes skipped at the lower level to accommodate the senior classes. The timing of the theatre workshop was poor but was well conducted and my children enjoyed the workshop. The workshop was optional for children but conducted by professionals. Next year they should plan to do the same but probably do it during the Jan period. The annual sports day was also an enjoyable affair for the children. What I like about the school is that they try to even make parents participate in various activities and makes school a fun place for children to be. The school definitely tries to give children a well rounded development. Focus in any specific area will have to be the responsibility of the parents.
Wishing the school all the best for the future.

- by Samson John on Mar 19, 2011

Its definitely the kind of school we would have loved to have studied in. Ever since my son joined it 3 years ago as Vidyaniketan Academy we have been stress free and so has our son. The Principal is a gem. She knows just how to interact with the kids and is fair and understanding and has a really wonderful way with students. Legacy is not a great name, but we reconciled that the heart and soul is the same except for the Director trying to make it like all other schools and it has upset us, the thought that the Principal is the same gives us hope that it will be a place that children would love to go to even on holidays as was earlier. The sportsday was a bit late in the year. The children loved it and so we are happy. We parents need to support and help the school realise their vision and we agree what Samson has said about us parents.

- by Aquamarine on Mar 20, 2011

Its sad to see that Legacy is not organised and as parents we feel let down that no info is given to us on time. Everything is last minute. Never seen this happen at Vidyaniketan Academy. The Principal gave prior notice for everything and was not a 'command' type of circular.Dont know its worrying to see a young no experience Director 'trying' to run a school. One thing to be parent and know first hand and another to know in theory. Just a bit of relief that the Principal is still the same. God Bless her.

- by Mary on Apr 12, 2011

Everything is last minute and we as parents are not even informed about vendors and expect we carry money around! Its all happening since the last year or so. VNA was more professional. Notices for fees raise, or books verything was sent at least 15-20 days before. Inexperienced Management. Too young to handle such a large institution. We wonder why the Principal is not being given her due. The Director interferes in everyhting I am told. Have to think over continuing. Good Luck and take over the reins Principal or your efforts will go waste

- by Sandra on Apr 12, 2011

It is sad to hear from parents that the school is unorganized....i guess it is only the teething problem, since Legacy has moved into a new campus and there has been a flurry of new activities introduced for children. I hope by next year, the management is more experienced and things become orderly.
It would be great if there is a open house conducted for the parents, where troubling issues and complaints are discussed and sorted and so that the parents & school management can work together in making the school better.
Legacy as compared to VNA is more enjoyable & competitive for children. Thanks to the youthful, dedicated & friendly teachers, studying is an enjoyable activity too for the children. It is a very lively atmosphere inside the school.

- by ak on Apr 14, 2011

VNA was also very lively and enjoyable and our kids loved it there than here. Understand new premises etc but there has to be planning and organising. The communication of important matters as given now is something that should have been done 3 months ago. I remember how Roopa used to give us ample time to plan our budget and also make provisions for increase in fees etc. Let this Director understand he is running a school and not a Company. Maybe its a wrong choice of profession on his part. I have reservations about teachers too. Dont know about an open forum as it may get chaotic. A better way is to write to the school. The Principal is really very prompt in replying and I feel so very reassured whenever I even exchange a few words. She has been the backbone and without her none of us will keep our children there and I speak for 80% of the parents.

- by Pramela on Apr 16, 2011

sad to put 2 stars for VNA I could hv 10! Money making institution it sure is NOW. New school , infratructure expenses staff increase all we understand but its ridiculous money is being grabbed from us. No prior info. Whats the deal here? There are other options in Bangalore folks! Just that I feel bad for The Principal who started Vidyanikatan Academy and we loved it and sent so many. This new Director too young and egoistic and doent know where he is going and sinking the ship. Good luck to those who have joined and are there. Roopa Maam take care

- by Manjula on Apr 20, 2011

Its very disappointing. Promises only from the Management. The Principal is down to earth and is clear about the vision. No one else. Its a lot of marketing gimmik from the Director. Accent and all but no content. Just rambles on and on. Wish the Principal was more the face of the school and the voice. Read a circular she had written on last day. It touched us and she is so sincere. Will wait another year and then we all will need to look elsewhere. Maam Principal please can we hear and see you more!

- by Sandeep& Sheela on Apr 20, 2011

I am a student of this skool and i have only one question.. wat has happened to the old legacy?? i use to enjoy just going to this place.. but now.. i just dunno... one thing that has really put me off is the sudden fee hike.. not by 10% or 20% ,but by 100%!! this is not acceptable. we were told that there would be a gradual increase.. and this is definitely not " gradual".. isnt there anyone to stop this??

- by bobthebuilder on Jul 25, 2011

my daughter is studying in 3d grade, i feel the school is providing complete education . that means the emphasis is for sports, arts,not forgetting academics too is wellbalanced

- by smitha vinod-kumar on Sep 01, 2011

this is a very well organised school. the management is very approachable. Mr saad is a brilliant personality handling the school, the children look up at him as a role model. i am very happy with the schools approach towards academics . unlike other schools in Bangalore the study pressure is handled so well the child never feels burdened.

- by jane pereira on Sep 06, 2011

The best compliment to the school is from my son - he says ' Dad I cannot miss school a single day ! '

- by Rajendra Desai on Sep 13, 2011

Kudos Legacy for being the 8th best amongst 26 International Schools!! What a way to go and we are proud and happy that our children study at Legacy. Improvements are always a part of development and you will surely achieve the top spot.
We are with you and our particular congratulations to the Principal Roopa who made this happen with her vision of 'Doing things differently and not doing different things' which was what she had said to us and said she quoted this from Shiv Khera's book 'YOU CAN WIN'. She is so in tune with the children and their needs and understands with her soul. Fantastic blend and an overall development and rightly voted 1st for this. God be with you all and Roopa a special prayer for you to take our children to greater heights and make them beautiful human beings.

- by Parents of Legacy on Sep 14, 2011

A school that simply lets children run riot.No supervision, events are very disorganised, parent teacher sessions are just an eye wash. Unimaginable increase in fees, no proper method of assessment-tests/exams etc.Children are suddenly burdened when they reach the 9th/10th grade.Most important , still no ICSE affiliation,but they advertise as an ICSE school.

- by gina on Aug 22, 2012

Neither i m misleading to anybody
this is my bitter experience with this school.
sad to say this. the school is just a hype. my daughter attended the entrance test, she is the outstanding student in her school. very brilliant, they rejected her for grade I . if she didnt get then whom will they take. we are very upset , we know our daughter is a excellent student. fortunate for us for not putting my daughter in the school.
keerthi

- by kirithiga on Dec 17, 2012

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- by bharat on Jan 07, 2013

LSB... has evolved fro the time i have been part of it... and it has changed so much... in both good ways and bad ways... BUT LSB IS EPIC!

- by The super computer nerd! on Jul 10, 2013

Its a lade back school and the teachers are bad. i am a student so i should know!! do not go!!!

- by sridhar on May 20, 2014

Hi,

Can any one suggest me about the school culture and academics?
I am planning to put my kids for grade 1 and 5 for the next academic year.

Thanks

- by Sony on Feb 10, 2016

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Joe 21 Jun

Increases school fees at about 32% every year with absolutely minimal facility.classes from 1 to 5 are charged between 1.3 to 1.6.they have become purely money based.

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Harish 11/11/2014

Dear sir,

We have moved from US very recently. My Daughter ( currently 4 yrs complete), DOB Jan 2010, was a second year pre-k student there. Would she be eligible to be a first Grader here or should she go to Kindergarten? I am looking forward to speaking to you to understand her schooling needs.

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Binu 22/05/2014

My child has some learning difficulties. Is this a good school to get admission on. heard from couple of friends that its a good school to try. Please help with your comments

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student 20/05/2014

i am a student at lsb an it is d worst. rupa mam is gone and it is full of lazy ppl.

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Nitin 13/04/2014

Dear Saad, My son has moved from Rajasthan after completing his 3rd standard in March. We are looking for admission to Legacy school for him. I called up the school reception to take an appointment so that I could speak to the concerned and check if my son can get admission there. since he has moved after writing his exams and only have come in April...  more » Dear Saad, My son has moved from Rajasthan after completing his 3rd standard in March. We are looking for admission to Legacy school for him. I called up the school reception to take an appointment so that I could speak to the concerned and check if my son can get admission there. since he has moved after writing his exams and only have come in April to Bangalore, I am not sure if it would be possible for him to get an admission at Legacy for 4th Standard. Request your help to know if transferred students can be considered as an exception. «less

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uma 20/12/2013

here is my # 9535712023. anyway who is mr. saad. pls help me if you can.

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uma 20/12/2013

anyone who child is in 6th or 7th grade do let me how is it in middle school? am planning to put my child there .your ideas and experiences may help me. pls its urgent. you can call me too. thanks

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vinutha 18/12/2013

Have mixed reviews abt school. They had ICSE and IGCSE curriculam and ICSE approval was pending. Without advance intimation one day the parents get a circular informing ICSE will be out of their curriculam. Low pressure environment. Children learn their portions but have fun too. Good teachers but many are not from teaching background interms of education...  more » Have mixed reviews abt school.
They had ICSE and IGCSE curriculam and ICSE approval was pending. Without advance intimation one day the parents get a circular informing ICSE will be out of their curriculam.
Low pressure environment. Children learn their portions but have fun too.
Good teachers but many are not from teaching background interms of education and experience.
Disobedients kids are not disciplined properly and they feel free to bully and hurt other kids.
Roopa was in control earlier and at that time it was the best school. Now Roopa doesn't seem to have much control.
High Fee hikes. 50% during 09-10, 30%+ during 11-12 and 40%+ during 12-13. yet to announce this year. Will have some explanation everytime for the hike.
Uncertainty is high. anything can change anytime curriculum, fees, teachers.
Unorganized. they are learning and improving.
Kids inculcating confidential attutude. Yes.
Kids being down to earch...respect: Doesn't look like, but not bad.
b.t.w., if you are referring to NPS students. Compared to CMR NPS Legacy is a better choice in terms of overall development, confidential attitude and others aspects like academics, extra activities etc. «less

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Mrinalini 17/12/2013

Known the school when it was Vidyanikethan Academy and now it is Legacy. Harsha you havent met the Principal Rupa. She is the person who drives the school and because of her Legacy is where it is. With her there close your eyes and take admission. Without her nothing.

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harsha 06/12/2013

It was soothing to know that Mr Saad is replying to some of the queries...I am impressed.. I am planning of change my daughters present school, Mr saad it would be of great help if u can suggest some tips to select school for kids... my main area of concern is the kids should inculcate confidential attitude in themselves...which i ve only seen in NPS...  more » It was soothing to know that Mr Saad is replying to some of the queries...I am impressed..
I am planning of change my daughters present school, Mr saad it would be of great help if u can suggest some tips to select school for kids... my main area of concern is the kids should inculcate confidential attitude in themselves...which i ve only seen in NPS students...the attitude... the down to earthness...respect... http://www.frankness.....in total Reality in them..Is your school attempting towards this goal..Reason for asking is not fake...i ve been thinking about legacy for my kids...Also this conversation if u reply will give me immense food for thought.. thanks «less

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