Stonehill International School
Near the International Airport, No.259/333/334/335, Tarahunise Post, Jala Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562157, India
+91 70 2666 6911
Co-educational Day & Boarding
|Head of School||Dr. Brian D. Brumsickle|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||550|
|Curriculum||IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Average Class Size||18|
|Associations||IB, CIS, NEASC, ABSA, ECIS, EARCOS|
Founded in 2008, Stonehill International School is one of the most widely reputed international schools in Bangalore, India. We were the first school in Bangalore to exclusively offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from kindergarten all the way up to Grade 12 (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme) and continue to be a center of IB excellence. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Stonehill is also a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA).
The expansive 34-acre lush green campus, near the International Airport, offers ample space and infrastructure for sporting, cultural, and leisure activities. Besides state-of-the art classrooms, the world-class facilities include a 25-meter temperature-controlled pool, synthetic turf football field, tennis and volleyball courts, an Arts Centre, a STEM block, and a multipurpose sports hall. SIS also prides itself on modern boarding houses and a fully equipped cafeteria that serves nutritious and healthy meals.
Our students and faculty comprise 35 different nationalities. We are dedicated to our mission statement - "To provide stimulating, engaging academics integrated with enhanced opportunities for technological innovation, sports, and the arts."
University Placement Programme
An experienced College Counsellor works with students from Grade 9 onwards to identify their aptitude, understand their interests, and guide them towards colleges that will help them meet their academic and personal goals. Stonehill provides access to one-on-one sessions with the school college counsellor, and the school helps students schedule tests such as SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS.
Stonehill graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities across the globe, including Stanford University, London School of Economics (LSE), Dartmouth College, University of Cambridge, Parsons School of Design, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), New York University (NYU), Sarah Lawrence College, University of Southern California (USC), MIT Boston, University of British Columbia (UBC), LaSalle School of Arts, City University of Hong Kong, Essec University, Erasmus University, University of Sydney, Newcastle University and many more.
Through our sports programme, importance is given to not just students' health and fitness, but also to developing skills, learning to work in teams and building leadership and personal growth. Stonehill students also compete regularly with teams from other schools in Bangalore, India, and Asia. Swimming, tennis, equestrian sports, basketball, football, volleyball, and cricket are just a few of our sports offerings.
Stonehill prides itself on a committed Arts department with a special focus on Visual Art, Drama, and Music. The transdisciplinary nature of arts gives them relevance throughout the curriculum. Stonehill uses the creative arts to promote attitudes such as empathy and appreciation, and skills such as analysis, that help see the uniqueness of each person as well as explore the commonalities that connect each other.
We also offer private music lessons for instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, violin and cello along with numerous opportunities to perform at concerts, assemblies and other gatherings.
At Stonehill, we have a 1:1 policy for devices and our students use a wide variety of technology tools to communicate, collaborate, research, and create.
In Primary School, the digital citizenship programme teaches students to be safe and responsible in the online world. They use a google suite supported by a digital portfolio which they independently navigate. Learning is supported through the Makerspace where digitally enhanced Lego and robotics work alongside the traditional elements of design, sewing, and construction.
Technology in the Secondary School is seamlessly integrated into all subjects.
Additionally, Product Design, Digital Design, and Computer Science are offered as subjects. In Design, students make digital and real products using 3D modelling and design technologies. They also design and develop applications using pure computer coding.
Stonehill offers weekly and full time boarding options to students. The residential programme at Stonehill is for students from Grade 6 onwards, and is designed to extend learning the IB way through academics, extracurricular activities, and the social aspects of boarding. The small number of boarders provide a warm atmosphere and creates a sense of community.
The boarding houses at Stonehill feature twin and quad sharing rooms, a common lounge, and a study room. The houses are supported by a cafeteria, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour medical centre. Experienced House Parents, tutors, and service staff take care of children and their individual needs.