The TOP 10 International Schools in Bangalore

International schools continue to gain a reputation in India for preparing children for higher education opportunities throughout the world. Ten years ago, the chance of finding an international school in your new relocation destination was, at best, sporadic. Today, most major cities have at least one good international school, if not several. Most international schools cater to a healthy mixture of expatriate and local children.

 Below we have a curated list of the top ranking International schools in Bangalore. All rankings are taken from the 2015 Education World Rankings. These rankings are based on a host of different parameters which include (but are not limited to):

  • Competence of Faculty
  • Academic reputation
  • Co-curricular education
  • Sports education
  • Safety and Hygiene
  • Pastoral care
  • Value for money

 1. Indus International School, Bangalore ( Rank 1 – 1306 points)

Profile: IISB’s meteoric rise to the front ranks of the country’s genuinely international schools was testified by the Education World-C fore Survey of Schools 2008, in which this institution was ranked among the top dozen international schools countrywide, and was particularly highly rated on the parameters of value for money, parental involvement, sports and co-curricular education and individual attention to students.

Admissions: Admission into the school is subject to vacancies in appropriate classes and based on written tests. Registration forms must be submitted with a demand draft of Rs.7, 500.

Location – Billapur Cross, Bangalore

Website –

Email: [email protected]

Established – 2003

Number of Students – 975

2. Mallya Aditi (Ranked 2 – 1294 points)

Profile: This private co-educational prep-12 school committed to academic excellence is ranked fourth among day schools all India in 2012.

The school’s mission is to offer its students a global education delivered by internationally trained faculty and equip them with necessary skill sets to transform them into confident innovators.

Admission: Admissions are based on an entrance test and interview. Application forms for prospective vacancies will be available in the school office from September. Please note that only a limited number of application forms are issued. Cost of the application form is Rs.1,000.’

Location – Yelahanka, Bangalore

Website –

Email: [email protected]

Established: 1984

Number of Students: 500

 3. Inventure Academy (Ranked 3 – 1239)

Profile: Located in the outskirts of Bangalore, the philosophy of the school is to infuse traditional values with a progressive approach. The school’s curriculum incorporates a student-centric approach which helps enhance the potential of every student. The school’s environment fosters confidence, integrity, and critical thought and harnesses creative energies. It follows best practices in international quality management.

Admission: Admissions at Inventure Academy are open throughout the year depending on the availability of seats. They are based on previous results and admission tests.

Location: Dommasandra Circle, Sarjapur Road


Email: [email protected]/

Established: 2005

Number of students: N/A

4. The International School of Bangalore TISB (Rank 5 – 1211 points)

Profile: The focus of the school is not just on academic excellence but also on all-round development of students.  TISB was ranked at the No 5 position by the EW C-fore survey of “Most respected schools in India” 2011 and at the No 7 position in the 2012 survey of “India School Rankings”. The multicultural staff at TISB focuses on getting their students into premier institutes in USA, UK, and Australia etc.

Admissions: The school runs from August to June and admissions are normally completed between January and June for most classes. There are entrance tests and interviews for entry into the middle and senior schools. Students should be of good academic ability and of good character. The school may ask for references, since living together at the school is really as important as following its academic programs

Location: Near Dommasandra Circle


Email: [email protected]

Established: 2000

 5. Greenwood High (Rank 6 – 1183 points)

Profile: Sited on a 30 acre campus off Sarjapur Road, Bangalore, the school boasts world class infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities for children to pursue sports and other extracurricular activities. The school aims to “to educate young people in ways that prepare them to be active, free thinking, and socially responsible citizens in a democratic society.”

Admissions: The application forms can be requested from the school’s office or by applying online. A charge of Rs. 500/- needs to be paid against the application form. The application form should be duly filled in and all the relevant documents need to be attached with the form. For admission to grade I and above, candidates need to write an entrance test, following which interviews are scheduled with parents.

Location: Gunjur Post Varthur, Bangalore


Email: [email protected]

Established: 2004

Number of students: 1000

 6. Vidyashilp Academy (Rank 7 – 1179 points)

Profile: The school is referred to as first and most progressive school in the country. The school also represents evolution of excellence in the field of education. The school’s academic initiatives function in a collaborative and dynamic environment in recognition to the child’s ability to think. The school’s main ingredients for moulding an excellent individual are canvas of social, moral and ethical values.

Admissions: The admission is solely based on an entrance exam, student’s potential and marks scored in the previous grades. The admission procedure completes in May but sometime it also depends on the availability of seats.

Location: Yelhanka, Bangalore


Established: 1998

Number of Students: 1740

 7. Sarla Birla Academy (Rank 8 – 1147 points)

Profile:  The school was set up as a residential school for boys and over the years, it has evolved into an international school that’s amongst the best schools in the country. The school admits student from all over the world.

Admissions: The registration fee is Rs. 5000 and the form can be filled up online.

Candidates seeking admission in grades V to IX are required to write an entrance exam, followed by an interaction with the principal and other concerned authorities to complete the admission process. The written test will examine the child’s knowledge, skills and proficiency in English and Mathematics.

Location: Bannerghatta, Bangalore


Email: [email protected]

Established: 2004

Number of students: 550

 8. Stonehill International School (Rank 9 – 1140 points)

Profile: Established in 2008, the Stonehill International School was ranked 15th in the Education world – C fore survey of the Most Admired International Schools in India 2012. The Stonehill curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad programme that extends learning beyond the academic to the social, ethical, physical, creative and emotional development of each child. The school emphasizes on the inter-relatedness of subjects and helps students to relate between different areas of knowledge, thus developing in them the ability to be uniquely reflective about their learning.

Admission: For admissions the application form can be downloaded from the website. The student health questionnaire and policies and guidelines needs to be downloaded too. For more information regarding admissions and clarifications, enquiries can be emailed to [email protected]

Location: Jala Hobli, Bangalore


Email:[email protected]

Established: 2008

Number of students: 800

 9. Bangalore International School (Rank 10 – 1101 points)

Profile: Bangalore International School is one of those few schools in the country which practices a system of inclusive education, thereby ensuring that children with diverse needs are given individual attention. The school encourages personal expression and experimentation. Besides doing well academically, the students participate in international sporting and cultural events, winning laurels for the school in the process, besides engaging in community services.

Admissions: Admission form can be downloaded from the school website or collected from the school office. A duly filled in application form must be submitted along with the previous academic year final report card. The school follows a rolling admission policy where students are enrolled throughout the academic year

Location: Kothanur Post, Bangalore


Email: [email protected]

Established: 1969

Number of Students:

Student Teacher Ratio:

 10. Canadian International School ( Ranked 11- 1089 points)

Profile: CIS is a culturally-rich mosaic serving each student by providing a world-class international education, nurturing potential, developing life-long skills, and preparing students for an ever-changing global community. The school follows the Montessori system of learning in the kindergarten classes.

Admissions: The application form can be either collected from the school office or downloaded from the school website. The completed application form along with the 2 passport size photos of the child and the last two years academic reports can be couriered to the school.

Location: Yelahanka, Bangalore


Email: [email protected]

Established: 1996

Number of Students: 400

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