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Q:What is the Language Policy at Indus International School?

Additional Foreign language options begin from Grade 1. We offer Hindi and Spanish upto Grade 3. French is offered from Grade 4 upwards


Alternative language choices will be offered to children of expatriates from grades 1 to 3, when possible, as an exceptional case


Where it is absolutely necessary to take English as a second language for examination classes,
an alternative first language may be considered, provided:


Preferred first language is in the schedule of languages (IGCSE)


It can be studied and evaluated independently of the School


Q:What are the criteria for admission to Indus International School?

Admission to Indus International School, Bangalore, at preparatory and primary level will not be based on written tests of the student. This is in line with our belief that all children possess multiple intelligences, with a strong aptitude in some of them. Consequently, admissions will be based on the proclivity of the student, especially in areas like mental organization, creativity and critical thinking skills.

The criteria for admission will include:

Reports and recommendations from the school(s) previously attended

For grade 6 and above, 65% marks in our admission tests or an aggregate of 70% will be acceptable

Our inclusive admission policy also qualifies students with learning - and other disabilities to join Indus. Different curricula are followed for such students and remedial process is available

Admissions are available throughout the year for students whose parents are relocating to India. However, this will be subject to the maximum number of students in a class, which is 25. We have just 3 or 4 sections per grade.


Q:How does the School address teenage issues?

Teenage issues are part of the growing up phase of normal, healthy children. Selected teachers, assisted by expert counselors and the school doctor, inform and educate students on the complete range of common teenage issues, such as:

Peer pressure

School stress

Marital disharmony between parents




Gender relations

Adolescent problems

Loss of self-esteem

Counseling and empathetic communication forms a part of the informal curriculum. We have 2 full-time behavioral counselors who work with the children on a regular basis.


Q:Where is the Indus International School(IIS) located?

The Indus International School(IIS) Located in Hyderabad & click here the Location Map to Know the school


Q:How does Indus initiate younger students into the boarding school?

At Indus, we follow a structured process of initiating a younger student into boarding.

This includes:

Every new student in School is assigned a 'buddy', who will familiarize him with the school environment. The buddy assists a new student in settling down.

Every boarding house has an experienced house parent who guides and counsels the new students and act as a surrogate parent.


Q:In which part of the year does the school accept new admissions?

Admission is open throughout the year and subject to availability of seats in the particular grade.


Q:Do you admit students from overseas?

Indus International School welcomes all foreign nationals and NRIs at the school. We have a multi-cultural environment and the presence of foreign nationals and NRIs help enhance it further.

Indus goes a long way in fulfilling the following needs of overseas students:

Superior quality of education at nearly half the cost that parents would pay in their home country.

Acquiring high academic standards and community values while schooling at Indus ensures a smooth transition to higher studies - either in India, or at the student's home country

Emphasis on English, Maths, Information technology and Biotechnology, which keeps students up to date with the outside world, irrespective of the field they pursue later.


Q:How does Indus International differ from other 'International' schools?

Indus International School is different in several ways:

Leadership is the School,s USP: The School's strategic management, long term perspective planning, teacher development and shaping the learning environment, is carried out professionally under the guidance of the Chief Executive and his specialized team of Directors

Teachers are 'facilitators' and role models and enjoy an enhanced social status, with facilities for in-service, personal and professional development

Leadership development of our students is founded on experiential knowledge, creativity through emphasis on an informal curriculum, co-curricular activities, and community service

The curriculum fulfills 7 educational needs of the children: integrated value system, leadership within the community, empowerment, ability to make an informed choice, maximize intelligence potential, balance between creativity and skills, and self discipline

High integration of offline and online learning

Social responsibility through rural education

World-class infrastructure and environment conducive to excelling in academics, sports and creative pursuits

Coaching and Mentoring for both academic and emotional needs


Q:What is the student strength in each class, at Indus?

Each class has a maximum strength of 25 students and the school itself has a maximum teacher-taught ratio of 1:12. This enables customized attention to each pupil.


Q:How is discipline facilitated?

We believe that discipline is a value and should become a way of life. One cannot become a leader or seek excellence in any area of life, unless one is self-disciplined.

Our idea of discipline is not a set of rules and regulations which are imposed externally on a child. Discipline is all about self-management. We avoid all corporal punishment and even harsh reproof. Self-discipline is inculcated by embedding sound traditional values and social sensitivities. Having small-sized classes with a teacher-taught ratio as low as 1:12 ensures individual attention and personal care. Moreover, the Principal, Vice Principal, Director - Pastoral Care, and Director - Administration live on campus, to oversee the ethics practiced by faculty members and students.


Q:What is the student assessment pattern of the School?

At the pre-primary level, emphasis will be on motor, oral and creative skills.

At the primary level, the School lays stress on continuous assessment that includes projects, assignments, class tests, group activities, self-reflection sessions and School excursions based on multiple intelligences. This helps teachers evaluate what the students already know, in order to plan the next stage of learning.

At the middle school level, continuous assessment will be supplemented with summative assessments at the end of each term. This would include written, oral and practical tests.

At higher secondary level, both formative & summative assessments are made on the basis of presentation, reports, test papers, practicals, projects and examinations.


    Q:What medical facilities are available to students of Indus International School?

    The school has a thoroughly planned and sophisticated medical facility to cater to the medical needs of our students. There is a Tele-medicine facility on campus, which enables a direct link-up with top hospitals, for immediate consultation. A well-equipped campus hospital with a doctor-in-residence and 3 nurses are available, 24 x 7. All students are covered by medical insurance and are trained in first aid...


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