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The International School of Hyderabad is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational day school offering an educational program from early childhood to grade 12. ISH is a mission driven school which is deliberately diverse and admissions are based on a “right fit” approach with a belief in the ISH philosophy of inquiry based and collaborative learning. The school year is comprised of two semesters:  mid-August to mid-December and early January to mid-June.

Organization: ISH is under the trusteeship of the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), a UN sponsored organization.  The self-perpetuating ISH School Board consists of seven members, which includes a representative of ICRISAT and a U.S. Consulate representative.  The remaining five members are selected from the ISH parent community.

Curriculum: The early childhood to grade 8 curriculum is US standards-based in all subjects.  In grades 9 and 10 students study the IGCSE and in grades 11 and 12 the IB Diploma Program is offered as well as the ISHDP, an accredited U.S. credit-based high school diploma.  Spanish is taught from grade 3 and French is taught as a beginner language at the IB level. Extracurricular activities include basketball, soccer, volleyball, cricket and swimming.  ISH participates in a sports league, ISACI, enabling competition with other international schools in India.  The school is a member of the Common Ground Collaborative and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Faculty: In the 2022-2023 school year, ISH has 72 total staff including 57 teachers, 8 of whom are U.S. citizens, 40 host-country nationals, and 7 third-country nationals.

Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2022–2023 school year, enrollment was 352. Of that total, 117 were U.S. citizens, 127 are host-country nationals, were 108 were third-country nationals.  Students represent 19 different nationalities at ISH.

Facilities: The main ICRISAT campus stretches for 3,600 acres with the school campus nestled in a corner of 10 acres. Being located on the ICRISAT campus provides ISH students with extraordinary access to nature and most unusual learning environments, with science labs, a museum, a medieval fort, a weather station, a mosque, a temple, and a church. The school campus houses science laboratories, music rooms, a library, art rooms, language rooms, and multiple outside areas for learning and exercise. Facilities at ISH includes football fields, a cricket pitch, an outdoor covered area, and an indoor, multipurpose gym. The ICRISAT campus offers opportunities for other outdoor pursuits including a swimming pool, tennis courts, cross-country running, and cycling.

Finances: In the 2022–2023 school year, 99% of the school’s income derives from regular day school tuition and application and capital fees. Annual tuition rates are as follows: kindergarten 1 and 2: $10,209; grades 1-5: $10,966; grades 6–10: $13,991; and grades 11‑12: $15,881. The school also charges an enrollment fee of $9375 per student payable on first enrollment in grades PK–12 and a registration fee of $625.

Special Needs: Download the Special Needs Profile (2023 Special Needs- India, Hyderabad) for this school to learn more about their capability to support students with exceptionalities.

This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information. Information and statistics are current as of September 2022 and are provided by the school.


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