Founded in 1969, Bangalore International School is among the oldest international schools in the city. Eloise Bennet, the founder of the institution, wanted to set up a school in India that followed the North American method of education and the school still follows her vision. The school aims to equip students with a mix of knowledge and life skills by providing world-class education and facilities.
Bangalore International School, Bangalore, Features
- The school follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) curriculum from grades 3 to 12 and also offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme for grades 11 & 12.
- The school has adapted its teaching approach to that of the Round Square network of schools.
- Good infrastructure, including large and well-ventilated classrooms, computer and science labs, library, play area for kids, football field, basketball court, home economics lab, dispensary, cafeteria, music lab, and large areas for performing and fine arts.
- Swimming and tennis coaching provided at nearby pool and tennis court.
- BIS is the first Bangalore school to host an e-library. Apart from hundreds of books and magazines, the school library houses 30 laptops for students to read e-books.
- The music lab is equipped with a variety of technological features, such as iMac, music ed software, digital pianos, Apple TV, etc.
- Students are encouraged to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences across the nation, which helps in developing skills to navigate real-world issues.
- CAIE and IB curricula can be tough and the school doesn’t provide an option for CBSE/CISCE.
- Infrastructure could be better. For instance, there are no on-campus swimming pool or tennis court.
- CAIE curriculum and IB diploma programme
- Focus on all-round development
- No option for CBSE or CISCE curriculum
- Infrastructure is not at par with many of the international schools in Bangalore.
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