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Best schools in Bangalore India

A snapshot overview of schools in Bangalore that are considered (although not necessarily chosen) by English-speaking expat parents.

If there is no ribbon, pending or otherwise, it means we are aware of the school but have elected not to review it at this time. This could be for a number of reasons, but we continually update information and add or remove reviews as deemed appropriate.

Schools selected for full GSGI review are noted with next to their names. "Pending" means that we are planning to review that school.

By full GSGI review, we mean the school write-ups that are completely selected, researched, visited and written by our own editors. Our final write-ups take the good with the bad, warts and all, but we look for a preponderance of good before we drill down for in-depth details descend on the school for an exhaustive visit.

Schools in Bangalore reviewed by The Good Schools Guide International

Bangalore International School (BIS)  (pending)

Cambridge Primary Programme (CIPP)/ IGCSE/ A-Level/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned;

First international school in Bangalore, when known as the American Community School. NOT to be confused with The International School Bangalore (TISB) and offering a choice of A-Levels or the IB Diploma. Founded by an American woman in 1969 to cater for the relatively large population of American and Canadian families in Bangalore at that time. There is a tiny boarding facility (24) and it is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Canadian International School

Adapted curriculum/ Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; private non-profit; 700 students

Established in 1997 in Yelahanka, a suburb close to Bangalore International Airport. Grown from the original six pupils in 1996 to the present 700, who come from 34 nationalities and there are 70 boarders from 16 different countries. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) since 2010 and also by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Hot on tech and eco credentials, it is the first Apple distinguished school in India and runs 100 per cent on solar power.

Click here to read our full review of the Canadian International School

The International School of Bangalore (TISB)  

National Curriculum for England/ Cambridge Primary Programme (CIPP)/ IGCSE/ IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned; 1,200 students

Founded by Dr. Gopalkrishna, also chairman and founder of the National Public Schools group to which this is a sister school. Now nearly 20 years old with eye-catching IB results (recently, 60 per cent of students achieved between 37 and 45 points against a global average of just under 30). University placements are equally impressive with students moving on to top global universities. On a huge campus with two boarding houses for boys and one for girls.

Click here to read our full review of the International School of Bangalore

Stonehill International School  (pending)

PYP/ MYP / IB Diploma; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned; 550 students

Founded in 2008 and one of the schools in India owned and run by the Embassy Group. Offers the International Baccalaureat programme throughout the school. On a large campus to the north of Bangalore on the way to Kempegowda International airport. Outside the centre but with bus services provided for students. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The school below has been brought to our attention, but until we have more reports from parents, we are unable to consider reviewing it.

Treamis World School 

PYP/ Central Board of Secondary Education (India)/ IGCSE/ A-Level; ages 3-18; co-ed; day and boarding; independent; privately owned; 800 students

Opened in 2007, in Electronic City in Bangalore, on a ten acre campus. The school offers an Indian curriculum, combined with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, IGCSEs and A-Levels. Weekly and full-time boarding are both available.


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