Being the third most populous city of India, Bangalore has a powerful blend of traditional and modern values. Due to a diverse population not just from India but abroad, Bangalore has a high number of private and private-international schools.
Most schools in Bangalore have the option to board and also offer amazing facilities.The approach that the best schools in Bangalore take is that of high independence and empowerment to its students. Even if we talk about pre-schools, it leads in example due to the innovation that many schools offer in terms of curricula offered. Here is a short list for you to get an idea of the primary, high and secondary school levels of Bangalore.
1.Global Indian International School (GIIS)
Founded in 2002 in Singapore and 2013 in Bangalore with the CBSE and GMP board, this is a International School
In my opinion, one of the best schools in bangalore, be it a primary or secondary school. GIIS has campuses in 7 different major countries like Thailand, Vietnam, India, Malaysia, Singapore, the UAE and Japan and offers the CBSE and the GMP curricula for pre-primary years in the Bangalore campus. GIIS is only one such international school in Bangalore which has a global footprint. GMP is one of their unique curriculum and is called the Global Montessori Plus programme which is designed for nursery children by concocting the Montessori methods with modern means.
The fees at GIIS is around 2 LPA depending on the grade you are in. It offers facilities like a skating rink, a football ground, basketball court, badminton court, indoor sports arena, a Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Universal Values, an IT Centre, kid’s pool, play area, Art and Craft lab, Montessori Lab, a Maths Lab and an infirmary. This is one of those few international schools which uniquely follows the CBSE curriculum and offers at least 5-6 scholarships on the basis of merit, means and talent.
2. The Valley School Bangalore
Founded in 1978 with the ICSE and ISC board, this is a Private school
Founded by a philosopher named Jiddu Krishnamurti in 1978, it takes admissions to classes I-XII every year and is affiliated to ICSE. According to the philosophy, “Learning cannot happen when there is fear”, the school has grown over the years to accommodate the changes in modern educational practices without being afraid of impending change. The school campus is known for its greenery and beauty with 215 bird species in the campus. Students are taught how to deal with animals and are taken on nature walks frequently.
3. Indus International School Bangalore
Founded in 2003 with the IB and CIE board, this is an International Day-cum-boarding School
Started with just around 135 students in 2003, this is one of the best boarding international secondary schools in the city. It is one of the best in terms of progressive education for students. The school is affiliated with IB, CIE, and currently has approximately 1200 students from countries across the world. From educational to curricular activities, the students from this academy of learning excel in every field.
4. Inventure Academy
Founded in 2005 with the CAIE and ICSE board, this is an International School
It was founded under the India Learning Foundation in 2005 and is affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). Their motto, “Carpe Diem”, which means ‘to Seize the Day.’ is what keeps them on their toes and always out-innovating and inventing. Located in southern Bangalore in a peaceful area with lush green trees, it serves as the perfect recluse for students to exercise their minds
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5. Jain International Residential School
Founded in 1999 with the CBSE, IGCSE, and IBDP board, this is a Regular, Residential School
Chenraj Roychand, the founder of the Jain International Residential School, also known as JIRS, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified School for International Quality education. Being an IB World School with an affiliation to CBSE and IGCSE it offers Residential options with students studying across classes IV-XII. The campus is poured over a large swathe of 350 acres, with 4 beautiful temples on its campus. It is also known for its efficient infrastructure and spotless academic record throughout the last few years.
6. Mallya Aditi International School Bangalore
Founded in 1984 with the ICSE, IGCSE, ISC, and AICE board, this is an International School
Named after the then famous and now notorious, Vijay Mallya it has grown to rank among the top 5 private day schools in India, and was established way back in 1984 with multiple boards. Grades IX-X students can opt between the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), while grade XI-XII are given the Indian School Certificate (ISC) and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) to choose from.
The students are exposed to both Western and Eastern Cultures, with most students being flawless in western and south asian languages other than Hindi and Kannada. The school has been awarded the Cambridge Fellowship by the University of Cambridge, England, owing to its excellent academic curriculum across all the schools with Cambridge Qualifications. Due to its diverse curriculum, it is one of the best schools in Bangalore.
These were a few schools that most Bangaloreans feel are one step ahead of the rest and serve as the ideal example for the rest of the schools to follow.