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10 Best International Schools in Bangalore for NRIs


Although best known for its cosmopolitan culture, the city of Bangalore is among the best destinations in the country for word-class education and a congenial, family-friendly atmosphere. Here’s a look at the top schools in Bangalore offering international curricula, along with world-class educational facilities.

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Stonehill International School

Stonehill International School was founded in 2005. This co-education institution provides the option to choose between the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum for classes from pre-primary to XII. Based on the IB philosophy, the school puts equal emphasis on academics and co-curricular activities, such as health and fitness, sports and arts.

With a huge 34-acre campus that lies away from the noise and pollution of the city, it provides the ideal environment for learning and creativity. The school has both daycare and boarding facilities, and attracts students of many nationalities.

Facilities

  • Well-stocked libraries
  • Music room and art studio
  • 3 playgrounds and play areas for kids
  • Gymnasium and swimming pool
  • Computer, technology and science laboratories
  • Pick and drop facility
  • Cafeteria
  • Boarding
  • 24/7 clinic
  • Music, dance, dramatics, painting and carving activities
  • Equestrian facilities (250 acres horse riding area nearby)

Canadian International School

Being the only school in the city to run completely on solar power, Canadian International School sets a shining example for its students. This institution was established in 1996, starting with just 15 students, but quickly rose to prominence with its holistic approach to education.

It has full accreditation from CAIE and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and offers IGCSE certification for Class 10. For Classes 11 and 12, students are transitioned to the IB diploma program. The class sizes in this school are small, with maximum strength per class at 24.

Facilities

  • Computer and science laboratories, specialized labs for math, language and technology
  • Playground, soccer fields and basketball courts
  • Dance, music and art and crafts rooms
  • Performing arts center
  • AV rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Gymnasium
  • Cafeteria
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Counseling
  • Boarding

Candor International

Founded in 2011, this new generation world school is spread over 25 acres and offers the CAIE curriculum for middle school and the IB diploma program for high school. For primary level students, the school is planning to incorporate the IB PYP programme. Candor International boasts excellent infrastructure and provides a wide range of facilities, focused on the overall development of students.    

Facilities

  • Library
  • Science and computer laboratories
  • Indoor sports areas for table tennis, air hockey, snooker, caroms, chess, etc.
  • Tennis and basketball courts, soccer and hockey field, Playground with cricket pitch and athletics track
  • Gymnasium and swimming pool
  • Cafeteria
  • Dorms
  • Medical care
  • Pick and drop facility
  • CAS – Creativity, Action, and Service program

Mallya Aditi School

Founded in 1984, Mallya Aditi School takes its name from the billionaire Vijay Mallya. Students are offered the ICSE curriculum from Class 1 to 10 and can choose between ICSE and CAIE for their senior years. With students from many corners of the world, the school is able to provide an atmosphere of diversity for holistic development of students.

Mallya Aditi has been a top school in Bangalore for more than three decades now and boasts over 4,000 alumni. It encourages collaborative learning for improved learning abilities and a better grasp on concepts.

Facilities

  • Library
  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Music and art and crafts rooms
  • Gymnasium and swimming pool
  • Playground and basketball court
  • Auditorium
  • Audio-Visual room
  • Cafeteria
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Pick and drop facility
  • Dramatics
  • Aviation club
  • Creative spaces

Oakridge International School

Oakridge International School has an 11-acre campus and offers the finest modern infrastructure. The school follows the IB curriculum for all classes, offering the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) for nursery to Class 5, the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) for Classes 6-10 and the IB diploma program for Classes 11 and 12.

What makes this school stand out is that it has tied up with many business schools to teach business skills to students, including the world-renowned Columbia Business School. The school also heavily promotes literature and other creative pursuits.

Facilities

  • Smart, digital classrooms
  • Well-equipped computer and science laboratories
  • Tennis and basketball courts, swimming pool, skating rink, cricket pitch and athletics track
  • Activity rooms for arts and crafts
  • Gymnasium, fitness center and recreation park
  • Well-stocked library, toy library for younger students
  • Auditorium and multi-purpose antechamber
  • Dining hall
  • Clinical psychologist for counseling
  • Infirmary
  • Pick and drop facility

Bangalore International School

Among the oldest schools of its kind in the city, Bangalore International School was founded back in 1969 by Eloise Bennet, an American who wanted to set up a school in India that followed the North American method of education.

The school follows the CAIE and IB curricula and has adapted its teaching approach to the Round Square network of schools. It aims to equip students with a combination of knowledge and life skills by providing world-class education.

Facilities

  • Computer and science laboratories, home economics laboratory
  • Playground, basketball court
  • Swimming pool
  • Large library
  • Fine arts studio, dance and performing arts studio
  • Student counsellor
  • Cafeteria
  • Dispensary
  • Creche
  • Pick and drop facility
  • Pottery, painting and music classes

The International School, Bangalore

With students from around the globe and world-class infrastructure and facilities, the International School, Bangalore, truly lives up to its name. It is accredited by the CAIE and follows their curriculum for Classes 9 and 10.

For classes below 9, the school follows the National Curriculum of England, while for Classes 11 & 12, the IB diploma program is offered. Students are encouraged to explore the world and gain learning through inquiry here.

Facilities

  • Smart state-of-the-art classrooms
  • Huge library
  • Science laboratories
  • Basketball, tennis, badminton and volleyball courts, playground
  • Amphitheater and convention center
  • Arts and crafts, music and dance studios
  • Gymnasium
  • Cafeteria/kitchen
  • Medical care
  • Drama/theatre activities
  • Model UN
  • Excursions – educational tours and adventure travel
  • Social and community service

Oasis International School

A non-profit institution managed by the Isra Trust, Oasis International School offers the CAIE curriculum for primary, middle school and senior level students. It also offers education about the religion of Islam and its principles, along with pre-university courses.

The school aims at creating culturally aware and well-adjusted citizens by inculcating traditional values in the students, while providing them world-class education through modern teaching methods.     

Facilities

  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Well-stocked library for both traditional and modern learning
  • Playground with cricket pitch
  • Areas for indoor games
  • Rooms for theater and dramatics, music and dance
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Field trips and excursions
  • Dining room/cafeteria
  • Infirmary
  • Pick and drop facility

Trio World Academy

The Trio World Academy lies in the Sahakara Nagar area of Bangalore, near the airport. Established in 2007, it offers the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) at the primary level, the CAIE curriculum for middle school and an option to choose between IB and CAIE at the senior level.

The school strongly encourages students to excel beyond academics by promoting activities such as music, art, dance and design. Teachers are encouraged to utilize advanced technological tools and the school even has an iPad program that eliminates the need for books.

Facilities

  • IT and computer and science laboratories
  • Playground and sports fields
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor gaming area
  • Library
  • Infirmary
  • Cafeteria
  • Special education department
  • Theater activities
  • Student council
  • Art club
  • Yoga and story time
  • Community service
  • Gardening and home science

Indus International School

Founded in 2003, Indus International School is accredited by both IB and CAIE and offers all-round education to students to prepare them for the challenging life ahead. The school is located in the Sarjapura area and has a huge 40-acre campus, filled with state-of-the-art infrastructure.  

The campus also houses a training institute for teachers. The school utilizes advanced modern technologies, such as VR, to enhance classroom teaching and inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset in the students.

Facilities

  • Library, e-library
  • Computer and science laboratories
  • Large playground, squash and badminton courts
  • Gymnasium and swimming pool
  • Music, dance and art and crafts rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • CCTV surveillance
  • Model UN
  • Horse riding
  • Student Council
  • Personality development workshops
  • Educational tours and excursions

Do you have experience with any of these schools? If yes, please feel free to share it below.


I'm an Entrepreneur, Blogger & Mentor. Having lived in the USA for almost 7 years, I got bored and returned back to India. While doing so, created this website as a way to curate and journal my experiences. Today, it's a movement with a large community behind it. I hope this website helps NRIs planning to move back to India, make their transition smooth and easy. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. Happy to help!

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