The fees at St Patrick's Academy, Bangalore is very reasonable. Many of the international schools in Bangalore charge Rs 1 lakh to 5 lakhs per year in the form of fees and various other charges. St Patrick's offers quality education, excellent infrastructure and ample focus on extra curricular activities, all of those without charging a heavy fees.
Fees at St Patrick's Academy, Bangalore
Tution fees and admission fees is subject to change every academic year. Here is the fees structure for next academic year (2011 - 2012):
Maintenance Fees: Rs 15,000 This is a one time fees at the time of admission. This is NOT paid every year. (This is increased to 20,000 for next academic year 2012-2013)
Audio Visual Fees: Rs 1,000 - per year
Miscellaneous Fees: Rs 1,000 - per year
Computer Fees: Rs 1,500 - per year (only 1st standard and higher)
Poor children fund: Rs 250 - per year
Books and Stationery: Rs 1750 to Rs 2500 - per year, depends on class
Uniform: Rs 2600 to 3000 - per year, depends on class
Library/games/magazine: Rs 500 - per year
Tuition Fees at St Patrick's Academy:
Nursery: Rs 1150 x 12 = Rs 13,800
LKG: Rs 1150 x 12 = Rs 13,800
UKG: Rs 1150 x 12 = Rs 13,800
Ist standard: Rs 1450 x 12 = Rs 17,400
2nd standard: Rs 1450 x 12 = Rs 17,400
3rd standard: Rs 1450 x 12 = Rs 17,400
4th standard: Rs 1600 x 12 = Rs 19,200
5th standard: Rs 1600 x 12 = Rs 19,200
The total fees per year for new admissions are between Rs 35,900 to Rs 43,950, depending on the class and including the one-time admission fees of Rs 15,000.
You can download the below PDF document for more details on the fees structure:
Fees structure at St Patrick's for Academic year 2012 - 2013
I don't have the complete information on the fees structure for the academic year 2012-2013, but here is some information I found:
1. The one time maintenance fees (admission fees) is increased from Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. This is paid only during admission and not paid every year after.
2. Total fees for 1st standard (new admission) is Rs 50790, which include the 20K admission fees. So, the yearly fees for 1st standard is Rs 30,790.
3. Total fees for nursery (new admission) is Rs 44,450, which include the 20K admission fees. So, the yearly fees for nursery is Rs 24,450.
By looking at various numbers above, I can conclude that the yearly fees increases by about Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 every year. This is very reasonable. My sister's kid goes to Freedom International School where they significantly increased the admission fees and tuition fees this year. St Patrick's Academy still offers great, value based, quality education at very reasonable cost. But the sad part of this is, this school is becoming a destination for people who just look for low cost education and not the best education, which is not probably the management wanted to achieve by low the fees. I am hearing from many people that if you don't want to spend much money, just go to St Patrick's! The admission process is very transparent and nursery/LKG admission is first come first served basis, according to the Government instructions.
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DISCLAIMER: Everything mentioned in this blog is my opinion and is based on the information I gathered from the school. I have no association with the school other than my kids study there.