Top 10 International schools in Hyderabad
An international school is a school that promotes Global education, in an international environment, either by adopting a curriculum such as that of the International Baccalaureate (Geneva-headquartered), Edexcel or Cambridge International Examinations(both based in the UK).
We all know how aspirational Indian Parents are and this reflects in steep demand for International Schools. As a result the number of schools has risen sharply. As of 2013 there were 478 International Schools in India. These are spread across 19 Indian states, with the highest number (318 schools) affiliated to CIE, followed by IB (102) and Edexcel (58). Seventy-six schools are affiliated to both CIE and IB.
The flipside of this craze for International school is that many schools these days carry the tag of International, even though they do not have any International Board affiliations. To make matter easy for you, we have made a list of top 10 credible schools which offer genuine International Board education in Hyderabad:
1. International School of Hyderabad (ISH)
The International School of Hyderabad (ISH) was founded in 1982 under the trusteeship of ICRISAT. Over 34 % of the ISH staff is international coming from 12 different countries.
Though located in Hyderabad, the majority of the students at ISH are from overseas. If you are an Indian Parent, the negative news is that the ISH is able to admit a limited number of Indian citizens.
2. Indus World SchoolIndus World School (IWS) is envisioned as a chain of professionally managed schools. Indus World School is a chain of coeducational, K-12 schools promoted by the Nalanda Foundation. The first school was started in 2005 at Hyderabad, India and the second one in 2006 at Indore. The school chain has grown to eleven in 2010
3. Oakridge International School
A Brain Child of Mr. Shomie Das, Oakridge International School is an international baccalaureate affiliated school located in Hyderabad, India. Oakridge International School provides IGCSE, CIE and CBSE syllabi. The School which is run by People’s Combine, has branches in Bengaluru, Vizag and Mohali.
4.Chirec International School
Located in Kondapur, Chirec International School is one of the top international schools in the city. CHIREC International offers the CBSE, IB and Cambridge Curriculum. A vision of Mrs. Ratna Reddy, CHIREC was conceived to provide academic excellence and a well-rounded learning experience to the children of Hyderabad. Chirec was rated among the Top 3 International Schools in Hyderabad by Education world.
5.Glendale Academy International
Located near Golconda Fort, Glendale Academy has fast acquired popularity as one of the Best Schools offering International Curriculum.Glendale Academy, founded by Anjum Babukhan and Basheerudin Babukhan was envisioned to offer a blend of both the Indian and Western educational systems. This schools is particularly popular among children as it offers a Playful and Interactive Study environment for the students
6.Sreenidhi International School
Sreenidhi International School is managed by the Sree Group and currently offers IGCSE (CIE, U.K) streams. At present, the school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. The Schjool is quite popular among parents for its focus on studies vis-à-vis other International Schools more holistic approach. The School has two campuses one at Jubilee hills offering from Nursery to Grade V and another at Aziznagar campus (Near APPA).
7.Manthan International School
Manthan International School is one of the new International schools which has soon acquired significant popularity. Started and run by a Team of Professionals headed by Mr. Ramakrishna Reddy, an IIMA Grad, it offers an International Curriculum in affiliation with CIE Cambridge International Examinations. Till grade 8 all children are taught using Cambridge methodologies. In grades 9 and 10 children have an option of taking the IGCSE board exams (through Cambridge Board) or CBSE board exams.
8. Sancta Maria International School
Sancta Maria is part of the well-respected St. Mary’s Educational Society. Founded in 1982, the Society has under its fold, St. Mary’s Junior College, Basheerbagh, St. Mary’s College, Yousufguda. The School is only 2-3 years old but it has taken detailed care to establish itself as a truly International School, be it infrastructure, faculty composition, Curriculum, School discipline among others.
9. Hillside Academy
Hillside School, established in 1986, is now run under the management of Pearson schools. A co-educational school. The school located amidst residential clusters, comprises a spacious building with modern facilities. These include state-of-the-art classrooms, a laboratory and library, and audio-visual room and art studio and a playground for sports and recreation. All of which contribute to giving their students a world-class education with lifelong benefits.
10.Silver Oaks – The School of Hyderabad
Based on the premise that character and competence need to be developed in congruence, Silver Oaks identified established ideas and created new practices to build the character and competence of learners.The school's civic and social responsibility program helps in developing young people as contributors to the society. Helping the under privileged, resolutions for civic and social fabric, capacity building in weaker sections and participating in nation building are some of the activities school takes up.