Postal Address: Yelahanka New Town
Bangalore 560 106 INDIA
Telephones: +91 80 40447000 Principal: Extn: 6900
Fax: + 91 80 28462506
Type of Governance: Private Independent Secular School, run by The Ujwal Trust, a not-for-profit entity. The current members of the Ujwal Trust are:
Dr. (Mrs.) Lata Jagannathan
CEEB Code: 671059
Cambridge International Fellowship Centre: IN 103
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations Centre: KA029
Full Time: 93
Part Time: 11
Percent of faculty from Host Country: 98%
Percent of faculty from other countries: 2%
Total Strength (1-12): 607
Elementary School (1-5): 204
Middle School (6-8): 99
High School (9-10): 102
Pre-University (11-12): 202
Percent of students from US & Canada: 15%
Percent of Students from Host Country: 81%
Percent of Students from Other Countries: 4%
Percent of Graduates attending university: 100%
*Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Grade Levels Offered: 1-12
- Council for the Indian School Certification Examinations, New Delhi. (KA 029)
- Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge, UK (IN 103) The School is a CIE International Fellowship Centre, one of only 20 nationwide.
- Member, Near Eastern South Asian Council of International Schools (NESA)
- Member, The Association of International Schools, India (TAISI)
Types of Diplomas/Programs Offered:
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)
International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE)
Indian School Certificate (ISC)
Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE)
Special Services Offered:
- Counseling Services
- Learning Support (LD)
- Higher Education/Career Advising
- Standardized Tests: PSAT, AP, SAT (SSD)
- AP Testing Centre
Main Language of Instruction: English
Languages Taught as Foreign Language:
ES/MS: German and French (Grade 5-6)/ Hindi and Kannada (Grade 1-6)
HS: German and French (7-12)/ Hindi and Kannada (Grade 7-10)
Principal and Higher Education Advisor: Sathish Jayarajan
Administrator, Admissions Officer
and Chief Examinations Officer (CIE, College Board): Joel Kribairaj
ES Coordinator: K.V.Jhumki
MS Coordinator: Hema Mandanna
HS Coordinator: Geeta Paul
Pre-University Coordinator, Higher Education Advisor and CIE Liaison: Sateja Joshi
Higher Education Advisory Services: Sathish Jayarajan/Sateja Joshi
Administrative Support for College Admissions: Olwin D’Souza
Examinations Officer (CISCE): Joseph Anthony Sudhakar
Examinations Officer (Cambridge): Olwin D’Souza
Head of Technology: Benjamin Peter
Contact for Technology: S.Bupesh
Contact for ES Curriculum: Rekha Chari
Contact for Professional Development: Sathish Jayarajan
Contact for Media/Library: Bina Ullal
Contact for Business/Finance: Ganesh Gibson
Student/Faculty Exchange: Chitra Punja
Aditi is consistently ranked among the best coeducational day schools in the country. It is currently ranked THIRD nationwide (Source: Education World’s Survey of India’s most respected schools, 2017). It’s also ranked SECOND in Bangalore, Karnataka and South India.
Mallya Aditi International School, which was founded in 1984 by Anne Warrior, Geetha Narayanan, and a pioneering group of committed teachers and parents, remains true to its values and to the continuous development of its core competence: teaching and learning. The school strives to create a learning environment that is child-centred, international in perspective, engaging, active and critical. Its ways of working are democratic and decentralized. The school celebrates student and teacher-led initiatives and values creativity, excellence and a social conscience. Aditi graduates attend some of the best colleges and universities in India and around the world. In 2005 the school was awarded International Fellowship Centre status by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
Aditi recognises that each student learns differently and that these differences must be acknowledged and supported. The school’s Counselling Team and Learning Support Laboratory have proven expertise in addressing these differences. Members of the school’s outstanding Counselling Team routinely conduct research and present papers at national and international conferences.
Aditi believes that developing a sense of community and a social conscience lie at the very heart of education. The school’s community service programme includes a project where seniors providing educational support to students at the Indira Gandhi International Academy, a school for the children of Sri Lankan refugees and at a government primary school in the city serving a less privileged community. Students of the school have also recently become involved with the Spastics Society of Karnataka as partners. Other community involvements have included the HelpAge India, Samiksha and CRY.
Another of the school’s enduring commitments is to the creative and performing arts. We believe that art, music and drama are not extra-curricular at all but an entitlement of all students and, profoundly related to learning. The school’s innovative Creative Arts Department has produced critically acclaimed plays, musicals and concerts. More importantly, this incredibly talented department has led several initiatives to integrate the creative arts into several other parts of the curriculum. The result has been the creation of riveting learning experiences that have proved invaluable for students.
Aditi has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to the liberal arts and humanities. Thanks to excellent faculty, subjects like Economics, Sociology, History, Geography, Literature and Political Science have always enjoyed a high status in the school. The commitment of teachers in these subjects is to develop a sense of critical enquiry in students. Questioning conventional wisdom is common in Aditi classrooms. The school is equally committed to excellence in sciences and mathematics. Biology students have participated in tiger-censuses; turtle walks and extended research projects on local eco-systems. Mathematics is augmented by exciting extra-mural lectures by practising mathematicians.
Teachers are the school’s most valuable resource. Aditi’s emphasis on the professional development of its faculty is legendary. Ten days in a year are devoted to in-service training, reflection and review of current practice. Dedicated time is made available, every week, to meet, plan and prepare. The school offers teachers opportunities to update their skills in institutions in India and abroad.
Never resting on its laurels, Aditi strives constantly to be a community of learning.