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15 Best International Schools in Hyderabad Reviews & Details 2020


It is every parent's dream to provide their child with a world class education that can ensure a bright future for them. With the next school year approaching, we wanted to highlight the best international schools in Hyderabad, known for their adherence to global educational standards and state-of-the-art infrastructure.



With a wide variety of options, finding the best Hyderabad international school for your child can be quite a challenge. Well we made your job easy! These prestigious out of town facilities offer a range of curriculum options, activities, and facilities to meet the needs of local and international students.



Read on to explore each of these schools in detail!

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1. Oakridge International School, Gachibowli:

Oakridge, Newton International School is one of the premier international schools in Gachibowli and a subsidiary of the Nord Anglia School in Hong Kong. Founded in 2001 by Shomie Das, it has an envious campus that spans 5.11 acres. This Gachibowli school is number 1 international schools in the list of Times School rankings in 2019. It has even received some of the most prestigious prizes and awards in national and international school forums.

Oakridge is a day school with co-education and offers futuristic amenities such as a soccer field, basketball courts, swimming pools, fitness center, laboratory, children's park, ice rink and everything a child needs for 360-degree development. The spacious classrooms are equipped with multimedia facilities to provide students with a 21st century learning experience.

Key highlights:



  • Curriculum:The school offers three types of curriculum to students. The IB primary program is followed from kindergarten through 5th grade. The IB Middle Years Program is compulsory from 6th to 10th grade. One can also choose a CBSE program from 7th to 12th grade.
  • School transport:Bus facilities and own transport.
  • Timings: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Address:Khajaguda, Nanakramguda Road, Cyberabad, Hyderabad - 500008. Telangana, India.
  • Phone number: Landline number: 040-68174111, 040-29802490, mobile number: 9133337711/22.
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • website:: www.oakridge.in/gachibowli/
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:Bachupalli.

2. Indus International School, Shankarpally:

The Indus International School in Hyderabad was founded in 2008 by Lieutenant General Arjun Ray. It is one of the most prestigious schools in Telangana State and has its main branch in Bangalore. The school is located in Shankarpally and has a sprawling 3 acre campus with lush green lawns. Because the students are far from the city, they can breathe environmentally friendly air.

This is one of the good international schools in Hyderabad that offers day and hostel facilities on weekday and full time. There are separate boarding blocks for girls and boys. In addition, other amenities such as the indoor stadium, horse riding and the pool are available. The IB Circculum School has fully equipped, high-tech classrooms and WIFI connectivity on campus. Students are regularly taken on trips and excursions for an off-campus learning experience.

Key highlights:



  • Curriculum:International Abitur program from elementary school to 12th grade
  • School transport:Well networked transport system with buses
  • Timings:8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Address:Poll No. 424 & 425, Kondakal Village, near Mokila (M), Shankarpally, RR District, Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • Phone number:+ 91-8417 663110 / 199/100
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.indusschool.com/international-school-hyderabad/
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:No other branches

3. Chirec International School, Kondapur:

Chirec International School is one of the most popular options for many NRI students looking for world class educational institutions. It was founded in 1989 by Ratna Reddy and for the past 30 years Chirec has built a reputation as one of the best international schools in India. The Kondapur campus, the main branch, is a K-12 school located on a 5 acre campus. It believes in balancing academics and curriculum activities to equip students with comprehensive skills.

The classrooms are technology-based and equipped with all the teaching materials necessary to enable students to learn better. There are special laboratories for subjects like biology, math, chemistry, and even fashion science. Other facilities include a library, healing classes, playgrounds, an open-air auditorium and hygienic dining rooms. Excursions are organized regularly to gain practical experience.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:CBSE or Cambridge Circculum from preschool through 10th grade. In Grade 11 and 12, students have CBSE or IB options available.
  • School transport:A / C and non-A / C buses
  • Timings:8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Address:1-55 / 12, Botanical Garden Rd, Sri Ram Nagar, Kondapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500084.
  • Phone number:040 4476 0999
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.chirec.ac.in
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:Gachibowli and Jubilee Hills.

4. The Aga Khan Academy, Shamshabad:

The Aga Khan Academy is a residential school near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. It is the second Aga Khan academy in the world and it started operating in 2011. The school follows an IB curriculum and has a campus size of 100 acres. This makes it one of the largest international schools in Hyderabad and India. The admissions range from the 1st to the 12th grade with almost 630 students in the day school and boarding school.

The impressive architecture of the school building is the first thing visitors notice after entering the campus: the good ventilation of the classrooms and the well-equipped teaching systems. In addition to academics, the facility also offers additional amenities such as swimming and plunge pools, cricket field, athletics center, tennis and squash courts, etc. Separate blocks are provided for boys and girls in the boarding school and a full-time health facility with 12 beds is available.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:The school follows an IB curriculum from 1st to 12th grade
  • School transport:Buses from selected locations
  • Timings:8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Address:Poll No: 1/1, Hardware Park, Maheshwaram Mandal, R.R. District, Hyderabad, Telangana 500005.
  • Phone number:040 6629 1313
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.agakhanacademies.org/hyderabad
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:None

5. Sancta Maria International School, Lingampally:

Sancta Maria International School is located in Serilingampally, which is well connected to prime locations in the city such as Hitech City, Jubilee Hills and Banjara Hills. It is part of St. Mary's Educational Society, known for their extensive experience and expertise in the field of education. It is ranked one of the best international schools in Hyderabad for many reasons, including its huge 5 acre campus and advanced infrastructure.

The classrooms are well lit and have natural ventilation. There are two libraries on campus for primary and secondary school students. There is also an amphitheater with 1,500 seats, a soccer field, cricket practice nets, tennis courts, badminton and basketball courts, etc. Students can also enjoy a nutritious lunch that offered by the school, and cooking facilities are on campus.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:The school follows a Cambridge curriculum (IGCSE) from kindergarten through 12th grade
  • School transport:Air-conditioned buses
  • Timings:8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Address:Survey No. 106/107, Serilingampally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500019.
  • Phone number:096402 11777
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.sanctamaria.in
  • Other offices in Hyderabad: None

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6th Hyderabad International School, Patancheru:

The International School of Hyderabad (ISH) is a non-profit school aimed primarily at students of foreign nationality and NRI who wish to return overseas. It is located on the ICRISAT campus and is administered by the General Director of ICRISAT. The coeducational school accepts admissions for children aged 2 to 18 years. It currently has 400 students from around 20 different nations, making it one of Hyderabad's truly international schools.

The teaching method complies with global educational standards and the school aims to prepare its students for admission to foreign universities. In addition to teaching in the classroom, the institution mainly focuses on athletics and sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball and cricket to promote the spirit of sportsmanship. There is even a student council that elects its members through a voting system. The school is affiliated with the New England Association of Schools, the Council of International Schools.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:The school follows a Cambridge curriculum and IB
  • School transport:Air-conditioned buses
  • Timings:8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Address:ICRISAT main entrance gate, Patancheru, Ramachandra Puram, Hyderabad, Telangana 502324.
  • Phone number:91 40 30713865
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.ishyd.org/
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:None

7. Rockwell International School, Location:

The Rockwell International School was founded in 2009 by Subhash Boda, the institution's executive director. It follows a CBSE curriculum along with the Cambridge and IGSCE curriculum. The main office is located in Jubilee Hills, a smaller campus than the newly established Kokapet office. It is located on the outskirts of the city and has a beautiful 3 acre campus with world class facilities.

You have a good student-teacher relationship and the classrooms are digitized. The entire campus has WiFi and surveillance cameras. The best part about this school is the menu that is uploaded on the website. Parents can see what their children are getting to eat each day of the week. Additional amenities include a library, science labs, computer labs, and outdoor sports infrastructure.

Key highlights:

8. Manthan International School, Madhapur:

Manthan International School is a coeducational school affiliated to both CBSE and CAIE or Cambridge bodies. There are two locations, one in Madhapur with classes from preschool through seventh. The students then move to the Gachibowli (Tellapur) campus to continue their studies up to grade 12. The school has earned its place among the top Hyderabad International Schools due to its comprehensive educational system.

The classrooms at both locations are well ventilated and equipped with the necessary teaching aids and infrastructure. The school focuses on competency-based teaching rather than a traditional teacher-centered methodology. In addition to the regular curriculum, students are also familiar with arts and crafts, music, dance, yoga, and sports to create a solid foundation for the future. There is even a well-stocked library, a hygienic canteen and computer labs with internet facilities.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:Cambridge through Grade 7 and option to choose between IGSCE and CBSE boards
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Address:1150 Ayyappa Society Main Street, Madhapur, Hyderabad 500 081
  • Phone number:+91 40 4220 6060
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.manthanschool.org
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:Tellapur, Ramachandrapuram Mandal

9. Glendale Academy, Bandlaguda

The Glendale Academy has one of the most beautiful locations among the good international schools in Hyderabad. It was founded by Anjum Babukhan, an experienced educator and a diverse personality. Glendale aims to provide a healthy environment for children to acquire knowledge and develop characters from the early stages of life. The 10 acre, lush green campus provides the right environment for an enjoyable learning experience.

The school offers both IB and CBSE curricula and a special IB PYP program for children aged 3 to 12. Aside from the well-equipped classrooms, the school offers students many amenities such as an adventure playground, swimming pool, cricket and chess training, badminton courts, ice rinks, etc. In short, Glendale offers your child a comprehensive education. There is even a canteen that serves nutritious vegetarian food that is cooked on campus.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:IB, Cambridge and CBSE
  • School transport:Bus connection is available
  • Timings:8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Address:Don Bosco Post, Bandlaguda Jagir, Rajender Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500086.
  • Phone number:+91 924 624 1938
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • website:: www.glendale.edu.in
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:GIS Tellapur, GIS Cambridge Financial District

10. Silver Oaks International School, Bachupally:

Mr. Dhanunjaya Vallabhaneni founded Silver Oaks International School in 2002. The Bachupally campus is the first brand, and the group currently has 5 locations in Visakhapatnam, Bangalore and Hyderabad. For the past 18 years, the school has consistently maintained its position among the top schools in Hyderabad and the best international schools in Miyapur. It has a quiet campus and spacious buildings equipped with all the necessary facilities.

Each classroom has an average of 25 students with a teacher-to-student ratio of 1:11. The Bachupally campus offers courses from PP1 to grade 12. In addition to regular education, students can also take part in tennis, basketball, swimming, skating, and other physical activities. The school also aims to prepare its students for the research, research-based learning, and confidence skills necessary to face the outside world.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:CBSE and IB
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
  • Address:Bachupally, Miyapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500090
  • Phone number:040 2304 7777
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.silveroaks.co.in
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:Upcoming campus in the city.

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11. Delhi International School, Kompally:

Delhi International School is one of the best international schools in Kompally and the surrounding area. It focuses on providing value-based education for children and harnessing the power of technology in learning. This coeducational school is affiliated to the CBSE and the ICSE Board of Education. The entire campus is equipped with CC cameras to monitor movements and well-trained staff to take care of the security aspects.

The digital classrooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment to provide students with an innovative learning experience. There are separate laboratories for computers, math, science and language to combine theoretical knowledge with practical applications. The school also serves freshly prepared, warm vegetarian food to its students and staff. The huge campus in Kompally has other sports facilities such as a basketball court, an outdoor court, etc.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:Both CBSE and ICSE boards
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Address:Sy.No. 107, Noble Enclave, next to NCL North, Kompally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500100
  • Phone number:091001 06061
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.disdelhi.com
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:Attapur, Banjara Hills, Manikonda and Secunderabad.

12. Sreenidhi International School, Moinabad:

Sreenidhi International School in Moinabad is located on a 60 acre campus that is just a stone's throw from Hitech City and the financial district. The scenic campus is in close proximity to Lake Himayatsagar and offers a peaceful, serene setting.This top international school in Hyderabad offers its students full-time boarding, boarding on weekdays and day school. It is affiliated with the International Baccalaureate or the IB World School and offers courses from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The ultra-modern campus has an excellent infrastructure and is equipped with all facilities. It has an amphitheater, a kala bhavan for the exhibition of art, a laboratory building and a separate block for the library. The school also has a huge sports complex with swimming pools to encourage the children's physical development. There is also a spacious dining room and an on-site bench for students. To expose students to a global education, the school also offers an international exchange program.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:IB PYP, IB-MYP, IB-DP programs
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:7:50 am to 3:00 pm
  • Address:Near TS Police Academy, near Appa Junction Aziz Nagar Moinabad, Hyderabad, Telangana 500075
  • Phone number:099122 44409
  • Email ID:: [email protected]
  • Website:www.sis.edu.in.
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:None

13. Akshara International School, LB Nagar:

Akshara International School is one of the best CBSE International Schools in Hyderabad. It is located in LB Nagar and has the best facilities to provide high quality education for your children. The campus has three separate blocks for preschool, elementary school, and high school students. The school area extends over 3 hectares and offers a mix of construction and open-air surroundings. It offers courses from kindergarten through 10th grade.

In addition to spacious classrooms, the school also houses activity rooms, a library, medical rooms with a full-time nurse, and music rooms. The concept of the Extra Time Zone (ETZ) was also introduced to expose children to physical activity and provide them with a comprehensive education. Parents have access to an exclusive mobile app that allows them to monitor their children's performance and receive updates. The specialized sports academy has experienced trainers and an excellent infrastructure to offer professional sports training.

Key highlights:

  • curriculum: CBSE boards
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Address:Reddy Colony, Bairamalguda, Sagar Ring Road, near L.B. Nagar, Hyderabad - 500079
  • Phone number:9533006688
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.akshara.edu.in
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:A. S. Rao Nagar, Chintal, Kukatpally

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14. Birla Open Minds International School, Kollur:

Birla Open Minds International School is one of the best CBSE International Schools in Hyderabad. It is operated by the DSR Society and the 10 acre campus brings students closer to nature. The co-educational school offers classes from kindergarten through 11th grade and has an average class size of 25 students. It is affiliated with both CBSE and Cambridge Assessment International Education Boards.

Unlike the other schools that believe in memorization and teacher-centered coaching, the Birla Open Minds school uses an interactive approach. In addition to regular classroom training, the school also focuses on the arts and sports to encourage full development. There are many clubs such as Master Chef for Kitchen, Theater, Rotary Club, Melody, Craftsman, etc. to explore the skills. Field trips are conducted to provide learning experiences outside of the classroom.

Key highlights:

  • Curriculum:CBSE and Cambridge Boards
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Address:Survey No. 192 & 193 Outer Ring Road Gachibowli, Kollur, Hyderabad, Telangana 502300
  • Phone number: 095910 35414
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • Website:www.openminds-hyderabad.com
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:None

15. Meru International School:

Meru International School is one of the leading international schools in Hyderabad and is located in Chandanagar. The chairman of the My Home Group has been established and Ms. Meghana Rao Jupally is the current director of the school. Although the campus is close to a prime location between Miyapur and BHEL, the environment is peaceful. The school offers both CBSE and Cambridge boards. The campus is quite spacious and has all the necessary amenities.

The classrooms have a decent student-teacher ratio in order to better focus on and take better account of the individual. The traditional methods are combined with advanced technologies to provide a sustainable learning experience. It has labs for math, languages, science and computers. A large library offers students a wide variety of books. There is also a playground and optional exhibition facilities.

Key highlights:

  • curriculum: Cambridge and CBSE Oly for grades 6+
  • School transport:There is a bus connection
  • Timings:8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Address:Sy. No. 97 (P) & 98, next to My Home Jewel, Madinaguda, Chanda Nagar, Hyderabad, Telangana 500049.
  • Phone number:081017 00700
  • Email ID:[email protected]
  • website:: www.meruinternationalschool.com
  • Other offices in Hyderabad:None

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These are some of the best international schools in Hyderabad and even in Telangana state. We have tried our best to cover all the important details of these schools. For detailed information and fee structures, we recommend that you contact the institutions' administrative staff directly for the latest updates. Let us know if you think any other international school deserves a spot on this list!

Frequently asked questions and answers:

Q1. How are international schools different from regular public schools?

Years:The regular public or private schools usually follow a national curriculum prescribed by the local education department. Even the teaching methods are traditional and limit students to age-old learning processes. International schools, on the other hand, follow global curricula such as IB, Cambridge and the national bodies. The children are better acquainted with an international form of education to prepare for careers overseas.

Q2. What is the fee structure of an international school?

Years:Many factors can affect the fee structure of an international school, such as brand equity, facilities, campus, employee experience, etc. The common bracket starts at 1.2L and can go as high as 4.8 lakhs. This can only be transport facilities. It is therefore important to check with the school to see how the structure breaks down.

Q3. Is the national language (Telugu) compulsory for students in international schools?

Years:Yes! According to the latest GO from the Telangana government, Telugu is mandatory for all students on ICSE, CBSE, IB and even Cambridge bodies. Every student must take Telugu up to 10th grade. If a student chooses Hindi as their first language, they must learn Telugu as their third language as well. However, the curriculum is usually kept simple and very simple!