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List of the Best Schools in Bangalore

Bangalore, now known as Bengaluru the centre of high tech industry of India is the third most populated city in the country. It is famously known as “The Silicon Valley of India”. Its blend of traditional and modern values is a refreshing mocktail. The city is home to a diverse population, with different ethnic and religious backgrounds. It also inhabits one of the most educated work forces in the world.

Along with its expanse of palaces and historical sites, the city has many leading educational institutions. These include a large number of world famous boarding schools. These schools go beyond classroom education, and shape the young minds in a refined manner. The children emerge as strong decision makers, assertive of their identity and conscious of the world around them. Following is a list of Best Schools in Bangalore, to help you choose the best school.

1. Indus International School Bangalore

Indus International School
Indus International School

Address: Billapura Cross, Sarjapura – Attibele Rd, Sarjapur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

Board: IB, CIE

Type: International Day-cum-boarding School

Founded: 2003

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91-80-22895917

Considered as one of the best schools in Bangalore and one of the best boarding schools in India, The Indus International School was founded in 2003 with only 135 students. The school has successfully put itself in the list of best schools in Bangalore because of its lifelong learning and education not only in India but on the International level too. The school is affiliated to IB, CIE and currently has 1200 students from 33 different countries. From educational to curricular activities, the students from this Institution excel in every field.

2. The Valley School Bangalore

The Valley School
The Valley School

Address: Thatguni Post, Kanakpura Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: Private School

Founded: 1978

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 91 – 7760160004

The school was founded in 1978 by a philosopher named Jiddu Krishnamurti. It takes admissions to classes I-XII every year and is affiliated to ICSE. According to Krishnamurti, “Learning cannot happen when there is fear.”This has created an informal atmosphere in the schools, establishing a relationship of understanding between the students and teachers. The school campus is known for its greenery and beauty. 215 bird species are recorded in the campus till date. Students are taught how to deal with animals and are taken on nature walks frequently. 

3. Inventure Academy

Inventure Academy
Inventure Academy

Address: Whitefield – Sarjapur Road, Chikkavaderapura, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

Board: CAIE, ICSE

Type: International School

Founded: 2005

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (080) 27822101, +91 9448936678

Inventure Academy is an International School founded in 2005. It is affiliated to the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The school goes by the motto, “Carpe Diem”, which means ‘to Seize the Day.’ It is known as the third in the best schools in Bangalore & Karnataka. The campus is spread on a land of 37 acres. The school is built on the outskirts of Bangalore City. 

4. Mallya Aditi International School Bangalore

Mallya Aditi International School
Mallya Aditi International School

Address: Behind NIPCCD building, RWF West Colony, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560106

Board: ICSE, IGCSE, ISC, AICE

Type

Founded: 1984

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 4044 7000

The school was named after the then billionaire and Member of Parliament, Vijay Mallya. Ranked among the top 5 private day schools in India, the school was founded in 1984 with its affiliation to the various boards of education. Grades IX-X students can choose between the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), while grade XI-XII are offered Indian School Certificate (ISC) and the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) to choose from. The students are brought up according to both Western and Eastern Cultures, with most students being fluent in European and East Asian languages other than Hindi and Kannada. The school has been rewarded the Cambridge Fellowship by the University of Cambridge, England, because of its excellent academic curriculum among all the schools with Cambridge Qualifications. With its diverse curriculum, it is one of the best schools in Bangalore.

5. Jain International Residential School

Mallya Aditi International School
Mallya Aditi International School

Address: Jain Global Campus, Jakkasandra Post, Kanakapura, Karnataka 562112

Board: CBSE, IGCSE, IBDP

Type: Regular, Residential

Founded: 1999

Email: [email protected]

Phone: No.: 918027577003

Established in 1999 by Chenraj Roychand, Jain International Residential School, also known as JIRS, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified School for International Quality education. JIRS is an IB World School with an affiliation to CBSE and IGCSE. It is a Residential School with students studying in classes IV-XII. The campus is spread across a  large area of 350 acres, with 4 temples on its campus. It is known for its beautiful infrastructure and excellent academic record throughout the last few years.

6. The International School Bangalore

The International School
The International School

Address: NAFL Valley, Whitefield-Sarjapur Road, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

Board: IGCSE

Type: International day-and-boarding school

Founded: 2000

Current Principal

Phone: +91 80 22634900, +91 80 67235900

It is a widely acclaimed school for Indian as well as International students, with around 28 nationalities currently residing in the school. Spread over a land of 140 acres, the International School is counted among the best schools in Bangalore. It was founded in the year 2000 by K.P Gopalkridhna. The school offers its students two boards- IGCSE for IX-X and the two year IB Diploma for classes XI-XII. The school completely focusses on its motto, ” Life is Learning” and has been a hub for International and Indian Students in the city of Bengaluru, with 300 boarding students. It is also a sister school to National Public School, Bangalore. 

7. Greenwood High International

Greenwood High International
Greenwood High International

Address: Heggondahalli, 8-14, Sarjapur Main Rd, Chikkawadayarapura, Varthur, Karnataka 560087

Board: IB, IGCSE, ICSE, ISC

Type: International Residential school Co-educational

Founded: 2004

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91 80 22010500, +91 80 27822200

Greenwood High International is in Sarjapur area in the city of Bengaluru. It was established in 2004 as an International Residential Co-Ed School for students from Nursery-XII with affiliations to IB, IGCSE, ICSE, ISC. It became an IB World School in 2011, after full IB Authorization. The students from this prestigious school are known for their excellence in various fields. The students have time and again won numerous awards and medals at National and State levels for basketball, spellbee, along with other sports and academic events. 

8. Stonehill International School

StoneHill International School
StoneHill International School

Address: No.259/333/334/335, Tarahunise Post, JalaHobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562157

Board: IB

Type: Private, International, Co-educational, Day & Boarding

Founded: 2008

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Phone: +91 8043418300

The Stonehill International School was established in 2008 by the Stonehill Education Foundation. The two-story building is built on a land of 34 acres, providing education to students from Nursery-XII. The students from more than 30 different nationalities study here. The school follows the IB program for its students. The school intends to make their students excel in all fields and not just academics particularly. The overall curriculum make it one of the best schools in Bangalore.

9. Canadian International School

Canadian International School
Canadian International School

Address: 4 & 20, Manchenahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Board: CIE, IGCSE, IB

Type: private co-educational school

Founded: 1996

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 8067594444

Famous for being the first school in Bangalore to have offered IB program to its students in classes IX-XII, The Canadian International School, was founded in 1996 by two Canadian Entrepreneurs. It is located in Yelhanka, a suburb close to the Bangalore International Airport.  In 2017, it was declared as India’s first Apple Distinguished School. The school has around 700 students studying in classes Nursery-XII of 34 nationalities. The unique teaching method make it one of the best schools in Bangalore.

10. Vidyashilp Academy

Vidyashilp Academy
Vidyashilp Academy

Address: 42/3, Shivanahalli, Jakkur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Board: CISCE, CIE, ICSE

Type: International School

Founded: 1996

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91 95381 03678, +91 97393 82884

Vidyashilp Academy was established in the year 1996, as an International School for both National and foreign students. It is affiliated to ICSE and IGCSE and offers these curriculums to its students to choose from. Based in Yelahanka, Bangalore North, the school is well known for its amazing infrastructure and sports culture. The students have a bunch of sports to choose from, with the guidance of 2-3 coaches.

11. Vidya Niketan School

Vidya Niketan School
Vidya Niketan School

Address: 24, Kempapura, Hebbal, Bangalore 560024, KA

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: Co-Ed Private School

Founded: 1985

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080-23635303

The school was built in 1985 by Kasturba Education Trust in memory of Kasturba Vithani, aiming to provide both quality education and sports culture to its students making it a child-centred school. Famous for its well-built infrastructure,The  Vidya Niketan School has been ranked as the second in Best Schools in Bangalore and the best school in the North Zone. 

12. Legacy School

Address: 6/1A, 6/2 Byrathi Village, BidarahalliHobli, Off Hennur-Bagalur Main Road (New, International Airport Link Road), Bengaluru, Karnataka 560077

Board: CIE, IB

Type: Co-Ed

Founded: 2009

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 070222 92405

Legacy School, founded in 2008, is a co-educational school in the city of Bangalore which aims at providing progressive international education to its students from classes I-XII. The school offers a variety of curriculums to its students from classes I-XII, these are- Class I – V Cambridge International Primary Curriculum; Class VI-VIII Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum; Class IX – X-Cambridge IGCSE / ICE; Class XI & XII: Cambridge Advanced – AS & A Levels and AICE Diploma and also the IBDP Programme for classes XI-XII students. The school is well famous for its extracurricular activities and especially  sports culture, with many students winning medals in this area. 

13. Ebenzer International School

Ebenzer International School
Ebenzer International School

Address: Singena Agrahara Road, Via Huskur Road, A.P.M.C. Yard, Huskur P.O, Electronic City, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560099

Board: IBDP, CAIE, ICSE, IGCSE

Type: Residential and day school 

Founded: 2006

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 096633 05705

The Ebenezer International School is in the Electronic City zone area of Bangalore, which is the hub for IT industries and corporate offices. The school was founded in 2006, aiming at quality education and nurturing of children. The schools offer different curriculums to students of different levels. The primary school children are offered the IB PYP, CAIE and ICSE for classes VI-VIII, ICSE and IGCSE for classes IX-X, IBDP for classes XI-XII. The boarding facility is available for both girls and boys. 

14. Sarala Birla Academy

Sarala Birla Academy
Sarala Birla Academy

Address: Bannerghatta Main Rd, opp. school of India, Bannerughatta, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560083

Board: IBDP, IGCSE

Type: All boys boarding School

Founded: 2004

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 4134 8203

Sarala Birla Academy is an all-boys boarding school founded in 2004, located at Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. The school utterly follows its motto, “Respect all fear none”, keeping in mind all the values that are necessary for the early development of children. It is affiliated to IGCSE and IB Diploma programs for middle and high schools respectively. Along with the pool, grounds and classrooms, the school has an in-built hospital in its campus. 

15. Sharanya Narayani International School

Sharanya Narayani International School
Sharanya Narayani International School

Address: #232/1, Thoranahalli, Byranahalli (PO), Off Whitefield, Near Hoskote, Bengaluru, Karnataka 563130

Board: IGCSE

Type: Co-Ed Boarding school

Founded: Unknown

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 4662 9500

Sharanya Narayani International School is built on a 14-acre land full of nature and greenery. It is famous for being the top 15 International and boarding schools in India 2019-20. The school offers various curriculums to its students. An international program is offered to classes nursery-V and IGCSE is offered for classes VI-X. The school aims at building their students to excel in every field by making them focussed, responsible, inquisitive and open-minded. From dance to sports to athletics, the students are offered a bunch of activities to choose from according to their interests. The diverse curriculum and academic excellence make it one of the best schools in Bangalore.

16. Primus Public School

Primus Public School
Primus Public School

Address: Off. Sarjapur Road, Chikanayakanahalli Village, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035

Board: IGCSE, ICSE

Type: Co-Ed school

Founded: Unknown

Fess: 1.31lacs/ annum

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 2574 145

Founded by Captain UnniGopala Krishnan, Primus School’s main objective is to make the school environment happy for children, so that they learn more effectively. Along with academics, the school also targets making its students excellent in other fields- dancing, drama, sports, art, etc. The schools also take full advantage of technology and teachers here to give out sessions with the help of audio-visual media. From quality education to extra-curricular activities the school does everything to bring out the best in children. 

17. National Public School

National Public School
National Public School

Address: 12th A Main Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Board: CBSE

Type: Private School

Founded: 1982

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91-80-25280611 / +91-80-25275665

Founded in 1982 by Dr Gopalkrishna, chairman of the National Education Trust, NPS stands among the top 10 schools in India, according to various media surveys. In 2012, the school was ranked 8th in India and 2nd in Bangalore and is affiliated to CBSE. Its sister schools are the National Public School Rajajinagar and National Public School HSR. The alumni of this famous institution is Sandeepa Dhar, Bollywood actress and model. 

18. DPS(North)

DPS(North)
DPS(North)

Address: Survey No 35/1A, Sathnur Village, Bagalur Post, Off Bellary Road, Jalla Hobli, Bangalore Karnataka India

Board: IGCSE, CBSE, NIOS

Type: Co-Ed

Fees: 1.08 lac/annum

Founded: 2002

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080-29724861 / 70 / 92 / 93

Part of the well-known DPS Chains in India, DPS Bangalore is located at Jalla Hobli area of Bangalore. The co-educational, private school was founded in 2002 and is affiliated to IGCSE, CBSE and NIOS at different educational levels. The school intends to enhance holistic development in children by providing world-class education and other co-curricular activities making it easy for students to understand their preferences and interests better. 

19. Bishop Cotton Boys’ School

Bishop Cotton Boys' School
Bishop Cotton Boys’ School

Address: 15, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: Private Boys School

Founded: 1865

Email: [email protected] 

Phone: +91-80-40527888

The school was founded back in the Era of British Raj and Victorian rule by Samuel Thomas Pettigrew in 1865 as an all boys’ school for the education of European and Anglo-Indian kids. The school is affiliated to ISC and ICSE at secondary and higher secondary levels respectively. Lucky Ali, Feroz Khan, Colin Cowdrey and a long list of Military soldiers are part of the Alumni group of this famous institution. It is truly one of the best schools in Bangalore. The Bishop Girls Cotton School is the sister school of this educational centre. 

20. Bangalore International School

Bangalore International School
Bangalore International School

Address: Bangalore International School, Gedalahalli, HennurBagalur Road, Kothanur Post, Bangalore – 560 077

Board: IB, CIE

Type: Co-Ed

Founded: 1969

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +91 80 2846 5060, +91 80 2844 5852

Known as the First International School in Bangalore, The Bangalore International School was established in 1969 by Eloise R Bennett offering a North American curriculum. It is among the first schools to have come up in Bangalore. The school is accredited with CIE along with IB and Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations for its students from classes Nursery-XII. From ventilated classrooms to huge libraries, BIS has an extravagant infrastructure for the development of its students. 

21. Rashtriya Military School

Rashtriya Military School
Rashtriya Military School

Address: No. 250/40, Near Johnsan Market, Museum Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Board: CBSE

Type: Boarding School

Founded:1946

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 2555 4972

The Rashtriya Military School, also known as Bangalore Military School, was established in 1946 by King George for the education of children of Indian Jawans. The school motto is “Sheelam Param Bhushanam” which means “Character is the highest virtue.” Earlier accredited with CIE, the school shifted to CBSE and offers admissions in classes VI-XII every year. Judo, Athletics, Swimming etc are various sports activities the school offers. The well spread reputation of the school confirms its spot among the best schools in Bangalore. Captain Gurbachan Singh Salaria and Dino Morea are the notable alumni of this institute. 

22. Bishop Cotton Girls’ School

Bishop Cotton Girls' School
Bishop Cotton Girls’ School

Address: St. Mark’s Road, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: private all-girls’ boarding and day boarding school

Founded: 1865

Email:[email protected]

Phone:080 2221 0268

Known as one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia, the Bishop Cotton Girls’ School was established in 1865 by Bishop Cotton and is affiliated to ISC and ICSE at different levels. It stands by the motto “NecDextrorsumNecSinistrorsum” which means “Neither to the right nor to the left”. Sports, debate, creative writing, dramatics, declamation, verse speaking, and choir are various kinds of non-scholastic activities promoted by the school for the nurturing of girls at an early age. Patralekha Paul, Sharmila Nicollet, and Nafisa Joseph are a few alumni. 

23. St Joseph’s Boys High School

St Joseph's Boys High School
St Joseph’s Boys High School

Address: 27, Museum Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: private boarding and day boarding school

Founded: 1858

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 2221 4416

The St. Joseph’s school was founded in 1858 by the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers for the boys of Anglo-Indian and European families. It is a private boarding and day boarding highly demanded school in the city of Bangalore. The school campus is spread over a land of 2.7 acres. The school’s motto is “Fide Et Labore” meaning “Faith and Labour”. It is affiliated to ICSE and ISC. The composition of the school song was done by Rev. G. Leroy. Robin Uthappa and Prakash are by far the most famous alumni of St. Joseph’s. The well spread reputation prove its name among the best schools in Bangalore.

24. Sri Kumaran Childrens Home School

Sri Kumaran Childrens Home School
Sri Kumaran Childrens Home School

Address: Survey No 44 – 50, Mallasandra Village UttarahalliHobli, Off Kanakapura Main Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560062

Board: CBSE, ICSE

Type: Co-Ed Private school

Founded: 1959

Email: Unknown

Phone: 080 2253 8102

The idea behind this school was put up by Smt. R.Anasuya Devi, who thought of having a school like this after seeing how the children of South Bangalore middle-class families were sent to cantonment areas for education. The Kumaran’s have 5 campuses as for now in Bangalore, where the Mallasandra is the most famous one. The school offers ICSE and CBSE curriculum to its students. The students are taught to develop behavioural and holistic habits at a very young age. The idea behind this school was to make a home away from home. 

25. The Samhita Academy

The Samhita Academy
The Samhita Academy

Address: #52, Lakshmipura Village, Off Bannerghatta Road, Banglore, Karnataka 560083, Banglore, Karnataka 560083

Board: CBSE

Type: Private school

Founded: 2009

Fees: 1.20 lac/annum

Email:[email protected]

Phone: 080 2783 7008

Built-up with an idea of a two-campus school, with its sister school located at Coimbatore, the Samhita Academy was established by Advaith Foundation set up by Mr S.D. Shibulal in in 2009. It  aims to provide progressive education to children and for them to excel in every field with ease and confidence. The school is regarded as one of the finest CBSE schools in Bangalore and takes admissions every year from class K-12. The curriculum of this school is different from others as they don’t believe in making the students answer traditionally rather, they help children in analysing everything and then giving out proper answers. 

26. DPS(East)

Address: Survey No. 43/1B & 45 KodathiSulikunte Road Dommasandra Post, Village, Sulikunte, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

 Board: CBSE, CIE, NIOS

Type: Co-Ed Private School

Fees: 65k/ annum

Founded: Unknown

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 096631 15148

DPS East Bangalore is a member of the K.K. Educational Institutes which are promoted by K.K. Educational and Charitable Trust, Bangalore. Founded by Shri. K. Rahman. Khan, the school’s motto, “Education for a better future” makes it clear that DPS stands for what it says. Except for CBSE and CIE, DPS also offers a NIOS Program for children who can’t afford to go to private schools. It takes admissions to classes Nursery-X every year. Counted among the best schools in the South, DPS has stood up to its values every time. 

27. Presidency School

Presidency School
Presidency School

Address: Off. Doddaballapur Road Avalahalli Behind BMSIT Engineering College, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Ed Private School

Founded: Unknown

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 098457 77711

The school was founded by Mr Abdul Hameed who belonged to a family of educators and revolutionaries, with around 7 branches in Bangalore. The school’s football and cricket teams have time and again won inter-school championships. Spread over an area of 6.5 acres, the campus is extremely appealing and is full of nature’s beauty. The schools have various facilities for its students- from well designed, ventilated classrooms to scientific visual learning aids. It follows the CBSE curriculum and takes admission from classes Nursery-XII every year. 

28. Oasis International School

Oasis International School
Oasis International School

Address: 1st A Cross Rd, RK Hegde Nagar, St Thomas Town, HBR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560084

Board: IGCSE, CIE

Type: Co-Ed Private school

Founded: 1999

Email:[email protected]

Phone: 080 4128 9560

Oasis International School is affiliated to IGCSE at the middle school level and CIE at the A-school level. It aims at providing quality education to its students along with non-scholastic activities, for them to understand their interests better. The school is known for its open and happy culture, where the children have the freedom to express themselves. The school is regarded as one of the first schools in India to have the Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications (PDQ) Centre. 

29. Trio World Academy

Trio-World-Academy
Trio-World-Academy

Address: 3/5, Kodigehalli Main Rd, Defence Layout, Sahakar Nagar, KotiHosahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092

Board: ICSE, CIE, IBDP

Type: All boys, International Co-Ed cum Day School

Founded: 2007

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 080 4061 1222

The Trio Academy is an all boys’ International Boarding cum day boarding school which was established in 2007 with its sister school being Tots Preschool and the Trio World School. Currently having 1300 students from 27 countries, the school is accredited with CIE, IBDP and ICSE at middle and high school levels. The schools stands out with the motto, “We Encourage Learning”. It has a huge list of achievements in academics as well as sports.

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I am a simple & straightforward person with a keen interest & flare for writing. I believe in writing precise & to the point articles. I am confident & I understand the needs of various sections of society. I think I am fairly educated to understand the doubts & find suitable solution regarding education in India.

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