We appreciate your interest in Balsam Academy and we hope the following information will help you to learn more about the school and the Admission Process. We look forward to getting to know you and your family, and hope that you will get to know us better through the website and with a visit to our campus. Please contact our office if you have any questions or comments.
Admission requirements vary by age and division.
Admission Pre-requisite: Entry at LKG – age 3.5 years by 10th July of that academic year and so on for the rest of the Programs. Entry to all other programs will be made based on the availability of seats only on a priority basis – first to siblings of students studying in Balsam Academy and second to applicants residing within 5km radius.
The following information outlines the timing to apply to Balsam Academy. Read all the relevant information regarding admission, visit school website, campus if possible with prior appointment and meet parents of Balsam Academy to get first hand feedback about the school. Being well informed will help you take the right decision.
Note: Admission in Kindergarten will open for 'limited and sibling' category only. Selection will be through Draw System (In case there are more applicants than the number of seats available). In case of less applications; the admission will be open for external students.
Step 1: Attending the "Education for Tomorrow" workshop and collection of admission packet:
It is mandatory to attend this workshop (preferably both parents) if you are seeking admission at Balsam Academy.
Please note that If you have not attended the "Education for Tomorrow" (EFT) workshop on informed dates, then you will not be eligible to complete the admission process. The admission packets will be distributed during the EFT workshops and will not be available at the Front Office.
Details regarding the workshop will be on our website. You can fill the EFT registration form from our front office between December and January and register for the workshop.
Step 2: Completing the admission process:
Submission of all the documents:
Parents seeking admission for the next academic year, need to come to school as per the slot and dates allotted to you, along with ALL the documents mentioned below.
What needs to be submitted:
It is compulsory for parents to carry the following documents at the time of admission process.
All the documents need to be complete. If any document is incomplete/missing, then you will not be eligible to complete the admission process.
Payment of the Admission process:
Payment of Admission form fees, must be done once the documents are submitted. Admission process fee is INR 200
Submission of Application Form:
Parents must fill up an admission form in school after the payment of INR 200 and submission of documents. As a part of admission process, you will be filling in the online admission form.
Step 3: Interaction with parent and candidate:
You will receive a call for Family Meet once the admission process (submission of documents and online form) is complete.
Step 4:Communication of the admission status:
After the submission of documents and filling online admission form, the school office will update you on the application status by phone.
Step 5: Fee Payment
If your child has secured admission at Balsam Academy, then you need to pay the fee immediately through the bank challan generated.
Step 6: Confirmation.
Once the fee is credited in our account, confirmation of admission will be given through SMS/email and fee receipt will be sent to you.
STEP 1: Collection and payment of the admission packet:
You need to come to school to collect the admission packet issued on payment of INR 200. This again is subject to openings in the upcoming year.
STEP 2: Submission of all documents and admission form (hard copy)
*Please submit the following to the school.
Please note that the admission process will be treated as incomplete if any of the documents mentioned above are not submitted.
Submission of online admission form
You will be required to fill the online admission form when you come to school to submit the required documents.
Step 3: Readiness test and "Education for Tomorrow" workshop:
It is mandatory to attend this workshop (preferably both parents) if you are seeking admission at Balsam Academy. If parents do not attend the workshop, then it might lead to cancellation of admission. Parents must attend the workshop while the child will be appearing for an interaction.
Step 4: Communication of admission status:
You will be informed about your child's admission status through call and SMS. If your child is placed in the waiting pool, you will receive a final decision latest by 30th May of the academic year.
Step 5: Deposit of Fees:
If your child has secured admission at Balsam Academy, then you need to deposit the fee immediately through the bank challan generated.
Step 6: Confirmation of admission:
We will be sending a confirmation SMS/email to you once we receive your child's admission fees.
The admission for Grade 6 to Grade 9 will be confirmed only after the assessment tests. These assessment tests are a tool for both the school and the parent to get a genuine assessment of where the child stands and if there are any areas of weaknesses that need to be focused upon.
Student will be assessed on the language chosen and if found suitable will be permitted to carry on studying subjects of their choice. If the candidate is found to be struggling in the concerned subject(s), the parents will be notified and proper guidance will be provided for alternative choice of subject. (Refer language pattern as per the directive from State Government of Tamil Nadu)
As ratified by the School Managing Committee from time to time.
Optional enrichment programs for students are charged additionally on per student basis depending on the program chosen.
The school arranges to pick up / drop students from the points as per the schedule listed in the bus routes. To ensure smooth functioning of the transport department concerning leaving and receiving students, pick up and drop points will be decided by the school keeping the time and traffic situations in mind. Written permission accompanied by advance payment is a prerequisite for transport arrangements. Parents who do not wish to avail the transport arrangement by the school will be required to make their own arrangements, including pickup and drop from home.
Fees are to be paid in instalments as ratified by SMC Occasional cost incurred by the children (lost books, damage to the school plant etc.) will be billed to the parents. Cost towards transport, excursions, career guidance, external examinations, etc. must be paid as and when notified.
The School Education Department is going to invite RTE Online Application Form 2018-19 Tamil Nadu for RTE Admission 2018-19* Tamil Nadu at official website www.dge.tn.gov.in or http://tnschools.gov.in. The aspirants who were waiting for RTE Tamil Nadu online can fill RTE application form 2018 Tamil Nadu at the official website of The School Education Department. As per the RTE Act, 25 per cent of seats for admission at entry level classes are reserved for students from weaker section and disadvantaged group.
As per the Tamil Nadu RTE Rules, every school is expected to update the total number of RTE seats available in their website.
Here are the steps to fill online application form for RTE Admission 2018-19 Tamil Nadu.
The School Education Department has reiterated that only those residing in one-km radius of the school can apply for LKG or Class I admissions.
Note: No person shall contact the school directly for RTE admissions.
*subject to change on mandatory changes demanded by the board