International Schools in Hyderabad are the preferred choice for NRIs or US/European parents who don’t want their children to suffer a culture shock during their hiatus in India or when they go back abroad.
A few Indian parents, with a discerning eye for the increasing trend of globalization want their kids to attend one of these schools so as to culminate a ‘global mindset’ in the early phases of life. That being said, it is also assumed that these parents have deep pockets as education at an International School doesn’t come cheap.
If you are on the lookout for some of the best International Schools in Hyderabad, then you might find this article helpful. We have gathered a list of some of the most popular International Schools in Hyderabad and you might wanna have a look at them.
Oakridge International School
Oakridge was established by educationist, Shomie Das, an alumnus of The Doon School. The school started on 11 June 2001 in rented premises in Jubilee Hills. The campus moved to Khajaguda in 2002. The new campus covers 10.5 acres. Alike most International schools in hyderabad, Oakridge international offers IB,IGCSE and CBSE curricula. Oakridge international also has branches at Vizag, Bangalore and Mohali.
Where: Nanakramguda Road, Near Lanco Hills, Khajaguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
International School of Hyderabad
Being founded way back in 1982 as a school for children of expatriate scientists and employees working at ICRISAT, makes it one of the oldest International Schools in Hyderabad. International School of Hyderabad (known as IHS) is formally managed by the Director General of ICRISAT with the help of ISH Advisory Board. This school has a really small student body (340 according to some sources) and the number of Indian students admitted too is kept limited. With international students hailing from 28 different countries and with 1/3rd of it’s staff non-Indian, studying here can really make you wonder whether you still live in India.
Where: ICRISAT Main Entrance Gate, Ramachandra Puram
Sreenidhi International School
One of the more recognised schools among international schools in Hyderabad is Sreenidhi International. Spread over a sprawling 60 acres, it offers IBPYP,IBMYP,IBDP,IGCSE as a part of its curricula and is a certified center for the CIE(Cambridge Internal Examinations) managed by the University of Cambridge,UK. Sreenidhi International school also has boarding facilities for students. It’s close proximity to the Nehru-ORR makes travel one less of a hassle.
Where: Near Appa Junctiion, Aziznagar, Moinabad, Hyderabad.
CHIREC International School
This School started as a summer camp in 1989. Founded by Mrs. Ratna Reddy, the international school today it is located at Jubille hills. Their curricula consists of IB, Cambride A/AS levels and CBSE. CHIREC is pretty famous for it’s pre-primary programs and prouds itself as the pre-primary composite school in Hyderabad. The school also provides good facilites for extra-curricular and sports activities.
Where: Road No. 48, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Established by the Indus Trust in 2008, Indus International is one among the famous International Schools in Hyderabad. Spread over an enormous 27-acre campus located at Shankarpally, it’s close proximity to Hitech-city and Madhapur make it a preferred choice for most parents living in this area. The school offers IB-PYP, IBDP and IGCSE as a part of its curricula. Languages like Korean and Spanish too are taught here. The school has pretty grandiose sports facilites comprising of indoor and outdoor stadia, a swimming pool and also a Horse riding Arena. It also boasts of a 500 seating capacity open air amphitheatre.
Where: Survey No. 424 & 425 Kondakal Village, Near Mokila, Rangareddy District, Shankarpally
DRS International School
Founded by the DRS group, a widely known name in the transportation business, DRS international school is a relatively new entrant in the International schools of hyderabad community. It has a sprawling campus that spreads over 27 acres and state of the art infrastructure. The school caters IB-PYP, IB, and IGCSE as a part of it’s curricula.
Where: Maisammaguda, Doolapally, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Call : 04023792123
Over the last 10-15 years there has been a burgeoning of International schools in Hyderabad . Because of the rise in the NRI and expatriate population which prefers it’s children to be educated at such schools. This is indeed a sign of a rise in the ‘Global image’ of Hyderabad.
However, desperate to cash-in on the rising trend of international schools there has been a meteoric rise in the number of fake international schools. Schools about which there’s nothing international except for the word ‘international’ used in their names. Often these schools use fake certifications and well-polished salesmen as admission counsellors to dupe unwary parents. Do remember to be chary and thorough while dealing with the admission departments at such schools.
And that being said, we know it’s a pain-staking job to find the perfect school and takes weeks if not days. But when done right it does pay off really well in the end.
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