Every child is a learner. The means of learning vary. It is important for schools to understand this crucial aspect of growing up. The “one size fits all” ideology does not work at all, especially in today’s fast-growing environment. It is the school’s duty to identify individual talent, tap into it, and give every student the opportunity to blossom. Candor International School in Bengaluru does just that.
About the school
Candor International School is a co-education, day-cum-boarding school that has cemented its position in the education space in India. It has consistently been ranked among the top educational institutions in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and India for various reasons including infrastructure, leadership management quality, safety & hygiene, academics, and overall development. It is, in fact, the most awarded international school at the moment.
The school continuously nurtures students to become catalysts of positive change in the country. Moral values and ethical learning are given just as much importance as academia and sports.
According to us, Candor International School’s location is one of its USPs. The 25-acre campus is located along Bannerghatta Main Road, near Electronic City. It is close to IT parks and residential areas, making it easily accessible, despite being in the outskirts.
The school follows international curricula to all grades, emphasizing on three main aspects:
- The teaching for learning methodology
- The process and the end result
- Learning curricular and co-curricular aspects
Candor International School is affiliated to IB and IGCSE. It provides a customized curriculum that evolves with age. Let’s take a closer look:
In the primary years (KG to grade 5), students learn through the IB PYP. The curriculum at this stage is trans-disciplinary, student-centric, and inquiry-based. Visual arts, physical education, community service, English as a Second Language (ESL), and second languages are a part of the curriculum.
The school also provides a Special Education Needs (SEN) program to students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
The curriculum for middle years (grades 6 to 10) comes from the Cambridge Syllabus. The Middle Years Program encourages children to study through practice and experience, thereby raising their academic standards. At the end of grade 10, students take the IGCSE exam.
High school comprises of grades 11 and 12. The high school Candor International School syllabus is derived from the IB Diploma Program. IBDP is a two-year course that prepares students for the outside world, specifically esteemed global universities. It helps them grow into knowledgeable, enquiring, and caring youngsters who demonstrate intercultural understanding.
The learning methodology at Candor is a balanced approach between experience and classroom learning. Technology is in the mix as well. Peer-based, independent, and enquiry-based learning is encouraged through which children realize their inner potential and nurture it.
Candor International School admissions follow the rolling process. This means that admissions are open throughout the academic year. Parents can download the application form and the medical form from the website, fill them completely, and mail them to the school. Alternatively, you can send them by post. If that’s not feasible, you can directly fill the online application form and submit it immediately.
Make sure you fill all forms completely to avoid rejection.
Candor International school charges around INR 3,86,500 annually. The fees mentioned above in the blog are tentative, thus, we urge parents and students to contact the schools for more details and information.
Infrastructure and facilities
Candor International School is a sight to behold! The 25-acre campus has only 20% built-up area. The remaining 80% is a well-maintained green space. There’s a dedicated organic farm as well, which occupies 6 acres of the land. Let’s delve deeper and learn more about the beautiful campus.
Classrooms are designed to be safe learning spaces with maximum natural light, ventilation, and technological aids (projector, smartboards, etc.). The furniture is not just child-friendly but also age-appropriate.
All the labs deliver the requirements of IB and IGCSE curricula. Every laboratory also has a trained professional who ensures safety during experiments and adequate guidance.
Candor International School has a print library as well as an iPad school, which houses plentiful digital resources. The libraries are well-stocked and student-friendly with reading corners and browsing areas.
The school’s sports facilities are of international standards. Children have a world of outdoor and indoor facilities including world-class swimming pools, basketball courts, a hockey field, a cricket pitch, an athletic track, throwball court, snooker, foosball, and play stations.
CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) is an integral part of the learning program at Candor International School. It aims to help children mold into reflective thinkers and active participants in collaborative projects. All the activities foster creativity, social responsibility, and health.
Within the premises, Candor offers a boarding facility for boys and girls from grade 5. The dorms are safe, well-maintained, and organized for their comfort. All children enjoy facilities such as a social room, laundry, a television, and a kitchenette.
The school provides healthy vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, cooked separately. Day scholars enjoy snacks and lunch while boarders are served all meals of the day. Being an international school, it has students coming from around the globe. The school’s menu represents all the countries.
Day scholars can take advantage of the modern transport facilities that Candor offers. All buses are air-conditioned and GPS-enabled to help parents track their children on all working days.
Indeed, Candor International School is a truly international school with facilities and curriculum at par with global standards. Regardless of where you reside in Bangalore, if you are looking for an international school, you must consider Candor.
Calling all parents of Candor students and alumni! If you have any suggestions about your school and would like us to add any more details in our post, please feel free to comment.