Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in India? Here you can find a list of Indian schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
More than two decades of rapid economic growth has stimulated strong demand for private, international education among India’s growing middle class and schools have sprung up around the country.
Most major cities now have an international school, with larger concentrations in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai. India has 210 IB World Schools and 156 of these teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Scottish High International School, in Gurugram, educates more than 1600 IB students, offering both the Primary Years and Diploma Programmes.
The American School of Bombay offers the IB Diploma alongside a US high school diploma and Advanced Placement courses, while Greenwood High in Bangalore combines the IB Diploma and Primary Years Programme with IGCSEs and the Indian School Certificate. For a full list of IB World Schools in India, see the IB website.
About 29 per cent of India’s 179 million school children attend private schools and the international sector also includes schools offering American, British or French curriculums, religious foundations ranging from Catholic to Jain, and Montessori schools – a legacy of Maria Montessori’s stay in India during WWII.
Education is compulsory and free for Indian children from age six to 14. In state schools, eight years of elementary education, which has lower and upper stages, is followed by two years of secondary education. A two-year upper secondary programme prepares students for higher education.
In 2019, gross enrolment was 97 per cent at elementary level and 74 per cent at secondary level, while gross tertiary enrolment was 29 per cent, according to UNESCO. The school year starts in July and ends in April.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in India. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com