Wednesday, February 25, 2009
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BANGALORE (TISB)
“We Live Up to Our Promise of Fine International Schooling”
Many promised, and most haven’t delivered - that would seem the current state of Bangalore’s international schools. To call any swanky school an international school requires just nerve, not vision. But for an international school to be truly international, many acid tests have to be passed – international curricula, international staff, international placements, and of course, international students. ‘The International School Bangalore’ (TISB), the brainchild of noted educationalist Dr. KP Gopalkrishna, is one among a few institutions in Bangalore that have come out in flying colours on all these fronts. Offering the best of international curricula – IGCSE at Grade X and IB Diploma at Grade XII, TISB is staffed by an international team of experienced teachers – from the Asia, Americas, & Europe – and led by its Oxford educated British Principal, Dr. Mathew Sullivan. TISB is one of the largest international schools in India with 700 students from 33 countries, and the largest and the most successful team of IB Diploma students in the entire Asia-Pacific region, year after year. No wonder, TISB students are found at some of the world’s finest Universities and colleges, including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Purdue, University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon, & LSE, apart from the various IITs.
Half a Century in Running Schools
The International School, Bangalore (TISB) now has a multinational cousin in Singapore, the 6-acre spanning National Public School (NPS). It is another feather in the cap for TISB and Dr. Gopalkrishna who has been running schools for the last 48 years!