Education is the chief defense of a nation-Burke. Every parent has this dream of educating their kid in the best possible institute. Quality education is the key to a successful life is the pervasive belief. Here is a list of the top 10 International schools offering the elitest of the elitest courses and enriching character and personality by their very planned impressive course structure. Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best international schools in India.
1. American Embassy School
This top-notch International Institute is located in the sprawling location of South Delhi, India. It is an independent, co-educational day school which offers an educational program from prekindergarten through grade 12. The school was founded in 1952. The school has a governance system which is taken over by a nine-member Board of Governors. This group also aims to ensure that the school remains a part of the local community.
The curriculum is that of general academic, college-preparatory school. The school’s testing program includes the College Board and American College Testing tests. Instruction is in English. French, Spanish, Mandarin are taught as foreign languages. The school also offers the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Facilities include two libraries, one swimming pool, a physical education center, computer labs, playgrounds over almost 13 acres.
2. Dhirubhai Ambani International School
The Dhirubhai Ambani Intl school is a private autonomous co-educational school located in The Bandra Kurla Complex area of Mumbai. The school was established in 2003 and has been an IB World School since January 2003. It offers the International Baccalaureate Program in its Diploma form. The school exhaustively prepares its pupils for the prestigious IGCSE and IB Diploma exams. Admissions to the school are extremely competitive as a result of over 100,000 students applying every year, especially for the international curriculum programs. IGCSE results have also proved the schools greatness with 44 world subject toppers.
Classrooms are extremely sprawling with broadband connectivity, state-of-the-art infrastructure and well equipped laboratories. The school has a Learning Center with access to periodicals and audio-visual resources, the internet and photocopying/printing facilities. The Dhirubhai Ambani International School Study and Activity Center situated in Matheran. Opened in 2008, this institute is a hub for recreational elements as well as training camps and Physical Education courses and allied activities.
3. Podar International School
Podar International School, a highly reputed educational institute located in Podar Education Complex in Mumbai, India. It was awarded the status of International Baccalaureate World School in 2005. Later on in 2011, this school was awarded a certification of the CIS (Council of International Schools) certified. It is one of the most elite schools in Bombay. It boasts of plush equipped Science lab and libraries. Classrooms have projectors and white board for better interactive simulated learning. It has an exquisite research lab and facilities for learning music and art. A huge playground is a viable medium for sport fanatics.
4. Symbiosis International School
Symbiosis International School providing the IB course is located in Pune. The school was founded by ‘Symbiosis’ which is one of the leading educational institutes of India. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme. For grades 6th to 8th, the school offers a specially developed Middle School program. For higher secondary grades of IX and X, the school follows the IGCSE curriculum to prepare students for the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The school offers the IB Diploma Programme for Grade XI – XII or the DP program. Extra-curricular include gymnastics, basketball, tennis, soccer. It also encourages elocution and debate practice to induce all-round development.
5. Canadian International School
Canadian International School (CIS) , located in Bengaluru is a private co-educational school offering quality international education and is strategically located near the Bengaluru International Airport. CIS is recognized by Ministry of Education Ontario, Canada and approved by UCLES. It was the first school in Bangalore to offer International Baccalaureate Program for grades 11 and 12.
Canadian International School started with about 20 students in the year 1996 and over the years the student population has steadily grown. The present strength of the school is around 400 students. The school is considered to have exceptional student teacher ratio and the teachers represent about 27 nationalities.
6. International School of Hyderabad
The International School of Hyderabad is a non-profit, English-medium international school located in Hyderabad. The school boasts the accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). The school is bifurcated as the Elementary School. The Secondary School is divided between the Middle School and the High School. Students in Grades 9 and 10 generally study the curriculum of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Cambridge Examination. Students in Grades 11 and 12 generally study the IB program. The prime focus of ISH is making students ready for Universities abroad. As observed, most attend universities in the United States. At present, the teaching faculty includes 100 teachers from 9 nationalities of which a large chunk comes from Germany, the United States, Australia, England, and Ireland.
7. Vidyashilip Academy
Vidyashilp Academy is a primary and secondary international school based in North Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka. The school is affiliated with Cambridge University’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). The brainchild behind this institute is Principal, Winston Gomez. His conceptualization has been approved officially by the ICSE council. The ToI and business magazines such as The Business Gyan have covered the school’s system of teaching i.e. their pedagogy.
The school is built on an eighteen acre campus with over a hundred thousand square feet of built-up area comprising classrooms, work areas, laboratories, auditoriums, seminar halls and the dining halls. The prime facilities include a gigantic swimming pool, volley ball courts, indoor sports facility and a library with over 50 thousand titles, and dailies, magazines and journals.
8. Akshar Arbol International School
Akshar Arbol International School is a Pre-Kindergarten to 10th Std. school in Chennai, India. The courses that AIS offers is the International Baccalaureate Primary year program for Kindergarten to 5th Standard, Cambridge International Examinations for middle year schooling programs for the student of 6th to 10th standard, IGCSE for middle year program for the students in the age group of 11-14 belong to Grade 6th to 8th for secondary education and IGCSE program for Grade 9th and 10th. It definitely matches International Standards with respect to facilities like multi-storied buildings, air-conditioned classrooms and a fully Wi-Fi enabled campus.
9. Hebron School
Hebron School is a co-educational day and boarding independent international Christian school. This institute is operated by a Protestant Christian body especially focusing on Christian students living predominantly in India, but also in other parts of the world. Earlier this school was partitioned through Boys and Girls sections. In 1974, finally it was decided that co-education would be an effective proposal, and the two sections were merged into one Lushington Hall. Even now, in spite of the coalescing, senior girls however are housed separately at Selborne. The prominent extra-curricular activities encouraged here include dance, art, cinema, sports and Christian activities. The University of Cambridge and Edexcel are responsible for assessing the exams conducted here at Hebron.
10. Bivha International School
Bivha International School alias Bivha International School of Health & Science is a private affiliated school for the IB Diploma. Earlier started exclusively for rural students, it blossomed into an educational institute having international standards. It is now a co-educational day and boarding school with around 3,000 students Bivha International School has affiliation with the International Baccalaureate (IB), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and the Bihar state education board.
Last year, the Bivha International School started its higher curriculum for Bihar and CBSE board students in the Hindi medium. Bivha International School provides scholarships and also financial aid for those who have financial difficulties. Scholarships are given for Medical Science, Para-Medical ITI and college programs. For the time span 2013-2016 Bivha International School plans to extend scholarship & financial Aid for more than 2,00,000 million.