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Finding the right school is all about finding the right environment for a child. Thus, choosing the best suitable school for your child is a task that includes a lot of research. We are here to assist you with your research. Given below is a list of top schools in Bangalore –

Top 10 schools in Karnataka

  1. Indus International School, Bangalore

The Indus International School, Bangalore, (IISB) is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school situated on a 40-acre campus at Sarjapur, Bangalore, India. The school has been ranked the best international school in India for three years in a row (2012, 2013, 2014), in a survey by C-Fore/Education World. The School Motto is the Latin phrase “In Omnia Paratus” (“Prepared for all challenges”) & finds a place to the Top 10 schools in Karnataka.

The school’s curriculum is segregated into three main curriculum programmes:

  • The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme for young learners between Kindergarten to Grade 5.
  • The Middle School Programme for Grade 6 to Grade 8.
  • The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum is conducted by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), for Grades 9 and 10. The IGCSE Certificate, awarded on completion of the programme, is on par with any secondary school certificate.
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is for Grades 11 and 12.

Biotechnology, graphics, internet, ecology, entrepreneurship and biodiversity are integrated into the curriculum.

Boarding facilities are available on a weekly and full-time basis. Boys and girls are housed in separate hostels, which are divided into sections based on grade. The boarding houses are overseen by a ‘house parent’, who is the central point of contact during after-school hours.

  1. Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore

Bishop Cotton Boys’ School is an all-boys school for boarders and day scholars in Bangalore, India, founded in memory of Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton, Bishop of Calcutta. The school is bordered by Residency Road, St Mark’s Road, Lavelle Road and Vittal Mallya Road, and is spread over 14 acres (57,000 m2) of land in the heart of Bangalore. The sister school Bishop Cotton Girls High School is located across the street on St. Mark’s Road and can be reached by a two-minute walk.

The motto of the school says, “Nec Dextrorsum, Nec Sinistrorsum”, which is Latin for “Neither to the Right nor to the Left”. The school, administered along the lines of Junior, Middle and Senior School, works through three school terms, each ending with examinations. Students of Class X appear for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE). Students of Class XII take up the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC). The ISC examination is equivalent to the pre-university examination conducted by the state boards of education.

Courses taught at the ICSE level include English, an Indian or foreign language, History, Civics and Geography, Environmental Education, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and a choice between Commercial Applications, Computer Applications, Economics and Physical Education. At the ISC level, the school has three main streams, the science stream, the commerce stream and the arts stream. A total of five or six subjects can be taken in ISC. The main subjects for Commerce are English, Commerce, Economics and Accounts, while the main science subjects are English, Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Electives include Business Studies, Bio-Technology, Psychology, Computer Science, Electronics and Physical Education.

  1. Sarala Birla Academy, Bannerghatta, Bangalore

Sarala Birla Academy (SBA) is a leading educational institution for children belonging to internationally minded families. With the demand for Indian teachers in the US, UK, and Europe, it is clear that the quality of education and development of skills in the student population of India is at par with global standards. We aim at the overall personality development of our students, honing their leadership skills and looking after their emotional growth. An all boys residential school, Sarala Birla Academy is located off Bannerghatta Road in Bangalore. It follows IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

  1. The Valley School, Bangalore

The Valley School is one of the six co-educational private day schools of the Krishnamurti Foundation India., situated 20 km south of Bangalore city in India. The student population of the school is around 325 from classes 1 to 12 (ages 6 to 17).

Interactions between teacher and student are informal and based on Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy that “Learning cannot happen when there is fear”. Freedom with responsibility is emphasized from an early age, and rewards and punishments are kept to a minimum. Students are encouraged to direct their own learning.

Along with a standard curriculum of science and humanities, extra-curricular activities are encouraged. Tests and examinations are kept to a minimum where there are no official “annual exam” till Grade 9. When a student reaches Grade 9 it will be the first time the students writes an exam conducted by the school.

Higher classes follow a standard ICSE curriculum, where they appear for a nationwide public board examination at the end of class 10. Class 12 students appear for the ISC examinations conducted by the same board. The School has had a 100% Pass percentage in both 10th and 12th since the batch of 1999.

The school provides spacious, well-equipped laboratories for life sciences, physics, chemistry and home science, and a state-of-the-art computer facility for students and staff. ‘Art Village’ is the setting for exploring the fine arts and performing arts: space, ambience, and facilities have been provided to nurture the creative impulse of students as well as adults. A ‘Resource Room’ has been created to cater to the special learning needs of children.

  1. St Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore

St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School (formerly St. Joseph’s European High School) located on Museum Road in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, is under Jesuit administration, implying that it is managed by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus. The school’s history is detailed by alumnus Christopher Rego in the book “Faith and Toil”. The motto of the school is the Latin phrase, “Fide Et Labore”, literally meaning Faith and Toil. St Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore, prepares students for the ICSE (10th) and ISC (11th) examinations conducted by the CISCE New Delhi. The school has many extra-curricular including a swimming pool, Scouts, NCC and a computer in each class.

  1. De Paul International Residential School, Mysore

De Paul International Residential School and Junior College has carved out a niche for itself and become a part of the Top 10 schools in Karnataka. The institute is driven by the motto of nurturing the young tender minds of today into complete and confident individuals of tomorrow with a broad outlook and a rich value system. Students are groomed not only to achieve academic excellence but also to attain and apply the qualities of creative thinking, innovative problem-solving abilities, and compassion for fellow human beings.

The highly renowned residential school is affiliated to ICSE and IGCSE boards and provides coaching facilities by FIITJEE for the entrance examinations for IIT and CET within the school campus. The school organizes educational excursions on regular basis. There is round the clock availability of professional nursing assistant and medical doctors in the campus. The school also provides hostel accommodation for more than a 1000 students.

  1. Canadian International School, Bangalore

Canadian International School (Bangalore) (“CIS”) is a private co-educational school located in Yelahanka, Bangalore North, India. CIS is certified by the Ministry of Education of Ontario, Canada and approved by UCLES. It was the first school in Bangalore to offer International Baccalaureate Program for grades 11 and 12. The school has around 500 students who represent 34 nationalities. The school is considered to have an exceptional student teacher ratio and the teachers represent about 27 nationalities. Students follow Ontario curriculum in the elementary school and Ontario and Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum in the middle school. International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) program offered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations is followed by students in grades 9 and 10. CIS offer a choice between International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Program and Canadian International School Diploma for grades 11 and 12 and 14. With such provisions CIS finds a position in the list of Top 10 schools in Karnataka.

  1. Greenwood High, Bangalore

Greenwood High enjoys a comfortable position in the Top 10 schools in Karnataka. The pre-school campus follows a mix of Montessori, Froebel’s (Kindergarten), Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory, and Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence Theories.

GWH follows IB DP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program), IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) curricula. It has completed the IB authorization process in 2011 and became an IB world school. Presently it is offering IB diploma program from ages 14 up to 19 years for secondary school. Greenwood High is now affiliated to ISC also which commences from 2015-16.

For Primary and Middle classes i.e. 1 to 10th, it offers both ICSE & IGCSE curriculum. GWH offers Spanish, German and French as a second language option for IGCSE. IGCSE exams are conducted by CIE, (Cambridge International Examination).

Chess is a part of the school curriculum. Over 700 students have participated in a play pied piper of Hamelin which was directed by Arundhati Raja who is a founder of Jagriti Theater. Theater is a subject in the IGCSE and IB course.

  1. National Public School, Indiranagar

The National Public School, Indiranagar (NPS) is a private school located in Indiranagar, Bangalore, India. It is a sister institution of the National Public School Rajajinagar and National Centre for Excellence. The English medium co-educational school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the national body of the Government of India in Secondary Education. National Public School, Indiranagar is synonymous with academic excellence and the development of personality. Apart from being among the top 10 schools in Karnataka, this has come up in the top schools of the country, as per media surveys. In 2012, the school was ranked 8th in India and 2nd in Bangalore. National Public School offers an academic, sporting, co-curricular and personal development programme that affords students every opportunity to grow in knowledge, self-confidence, skill and understanding.

This was our list of Top 10 schools in Karnataka. If you have any more to add to the Top 10 schools in Karnataka, do leave it in the comments’ section. Keep reading Toppr Bytes. All the Best!

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