Bangalore International School

Bangalore International School is among the oldest and most reputed schools in the city. Here’s why it is so popular.

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

  1. 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.
  2. The school has adapted its teaching approach to that of the Round Square network of schools.
  3. 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.
  4. Swimming and tennis coaching provided at nearby pool and tennis court.
  5. 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.
  6. The music lab is equipped with a variety of technological features, such as iMac, music ed software, digital pianos, Apple TV, etc.
  7. Students are encouraged to participate in Model United Nations (MUN) conferences across the nation, which helps in developing skills to navigate real-world issues.

Limitations

  1. CAIE and IB curricula can be tough and the school doesn’t provide an option for CBSE/CISCE.
  2. Infrastructure could be better. For instance, there are no on-campus swimming pool or tennis court.

Advantages

  1. CAIE curriculum and IB diploma programme
  2. Focus on all-round development

Disadvantages

  • No option for CBSE or CISCE curriculum
  • Infrastructure is not at par with many of the international schools in Bangalore.

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