TOP 10 ICSE Schools in Bangalore

We have a curated list of the top ranking ICSE 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. Valley School – (1281 points)

Profile: The school believes that the learning can take place, if one can avoid the division of school activities as academic non- academic, and separate them from day to day living. It also believes that grouping children based on classes and grades and expecting all of them to learn at the same level and pace is inappropriate.

Admissions: Application forms for admission to Class I for the session 2013-14 will be made available after July 15, 2012.

Location: Kanakapura Road


Email: [email protected]

Number of Students: 365

Year Established: 1978

 2. VidhyaNiketan (1239 points)

Profile: VidyaNiketan School is a coeducational, secular, wholly Indian school run by the Kasturba Education Trust. It is a school with global reach, yet with its roots embedded in Indian culture and ethos. The school has “Character Building and Man-Making” as its mission and its motto is “Discipline and Excellence”.

Admissions: Admissions open in October. The child’s name is registered without payment.  Forms are not sold, last date for submitting application end November.Children are called as per the waiting list.  Interviews are conducted for STD 1 students. Students of std 2 to 7 appear for an entrance test in Eng / Math / L2.

Location: Hebbal


Email: [email protected]

Number of Students:

Year Established: 1984

 3. VidhyaShilp Academy (1179 points)

The education concept promoted by the school was not textbook based, instead it emphasizes on intellectual development, practical knowledge and knowledge gained by interaction.

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 entrance exam, student’s potential and marks scored in the previous class. The admission procedure completes in May but sometime it also depends on the availability of seats.

Location: Yelhanka


Email: mai[email protected]

Number of Students: 1740

Year Established: 1998

4. Ebenzer International (1156 points)

Profile: The mission of the school is to create a path-breaking educational institution that keeps pace with the rapid strides being made in the field of knowledge.Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities include sports and games, instrumental and vocal music, drama, art, elocution/debates, and talent nights. Cultural trips and visits to places of interest and historical importance are also organised.

Admissions: Admission and registration forms can be downloaded from the school website. Interactive sessions with potential candidates and parents initiate the admissions process for preschool to class VI. Students from class VII onwards have to write an entrance test in English, math and second language. Admission and registration forms can be mailed to [email protected]

Location: Electronic City


Email: [email protected]

Number of Students: N/A

Year Established: 2006

5. Sarla Birla Academy (1147 points)

Profile: Sarala Birla Academy is affiliated to both the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi, Cambridge International Examination (CIE), UK and International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), Geneva.

The school admits student from all over the world. Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group is the Chairman of the Governing Council of the school.

Admissions: 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 aims to examine the child’s knowledge, skills and proficiency in English and Mathematics.



Email:[email protected]

Number of Students:

Year Established: 2004

6. Bishop Cotton Boys’/Girls’ School (1094/1083)

Profile: It is one of the oldest and most reputed schools in the city with an array of distinguished alumni, which include,Jayalalitha, KiranMazumdar and Dr. Raja Ramanna amongst a host of others.

Inter-class and inter-house competitions are held regularly in dramatics, music, elocution (English, Hindi, and Kannada), quiz, sports, IT-related activities, essay competitions, spelling, art exhibition etc. Swimming classes are conducted during the holidays.

The school conducts several cultural and sports events through the year, and has also appointed qualified coaches for various games and sports training.

Admissions: Admission is in the kindergarten section with admission into other classes considered only on availability of seats. The application forms for admissions may be obtained from the office.

Location: St Mark’s Road ;

Email:[email protected] ; [email protected]

Number of Students: 5000

Year Established: 1865

7. St Joseph’s Boys High School

Profile: The mission of St Joseph’s is to “prepare men who will give themselves in service to others, to strive for excellence and not just competitiveness”. The school is well-reputed for offering excellent academic and extra-curricular education and boasts a roll-call of illustrious alumni including cricketers Rahul Dravid and Robin Uthappa, cartoonist Mario Miranda, and hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia.

Admissions: For admission to LKG, the student must have completed 4 years of age as on June 1.For class V, the student must have completed 10 years of age as on June 1.Class XI admissions are granted to students who have successfully completed and passed the ICSE examination.

Parents must register for LKG admission on the prescribed registration form. Shortlisted candidates are notified and called for interviews, and those who qualify are granted admission.

Location: Museum Road Bangalore


Email: [email protected]

Number of Students:

Year Established: 1858

8. Bethany High School (1063 Points)

Profile: Bethany High boasts excellent results in the I.C.S.E. exams year on year. Besides academic achievements, Bethany students have been winning laurels in co-curricular inter school activities over the years.

Admissions: The application forms can be requested from the school office. The duly filled-in application form with all the relevant documents should be submitted to the school office within the due date. The minimum age for admission in pre-primary is 3 years as on  March 31 of the year of admission.


Website: www.bethanyhigh,net

Email: [email protected]

Number of Students:

Year Established: 1963

9. ShishuGriha (1059 points)

Profile: ShishuGriha, Bangalore, is an English medium co-educational day school. It is a part of the Yenkay Education Society, which was founded by N. Krishnan. The school follows a pupil-centric approach, adopting modern teaching methods while keeping traditional, cultural learning alive. ShishuGriha offers a teacher student ratio is 1:30 and offers education from Montessori to class X.

The objective of the school is to “create an ambience that will foster a relationship of trust, love and understanding between the teaching fraternity and the students.”

Admissions: For admission into Montessori, parents have to submit a self-written form by September-October for the next academic year and for admission to class I to X, the form should be submitted by January. Admission age to the Montessori section is 2 years 8 months to 3 years.  The minimum age for entry into class 1 is 5 years and 8 months. Students are only admitted to Montessori 1, and then from class 1 upwards.

Location: New Thippasandra


Email: [email protected]

Number of Students:

Year Established: 1978

10. Frank Anthony Public School (1029 points)

Profile: Founded by Anglo-Indian educationist and parliamentarian, Frank Anthony in 1967, the school is one of the three Frank Anthony Public Schools in India. The school offers education from nursery to class XII and has student strength of 2,000. The school’s band and choir are popular in the city, and FAPS students have won several sports competitions

Admissions: Admission forms are issued at the school in early February and age eligibility of children for admissions to nursery is four years as on June 1.

Location: Cambridge Layout, Ulsoor


Email:[email protected]

Number of Students: 2000

Year Established: 1967

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