Gurugram has fast become a hub of affluent parents and expat population, many of whom aspire for top international schools in Gurgaon. We have put together a list of best International schools in Gurugram with detailed information regarding their curriculum, location, fees and rankings. If you are a parent looking for the top International School in Gurgaon, this list should be a sigh of relief for you.
Most of the Gurugram's top international schools offer one or more of these curriculums - International Baccalaureate (IB PYP, IB MYP & IB DP), Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE that offers Cambridge Primary, Secondary, IGCSE & A Level) and International Primary Programme (IPC).
List of top International schools in Gurugram based on curriculum:
1. Amity Global School, Gurgaon
AGS Gurgaon is a fully international school in Gurugram offering nursery to Grade 12. The school was established in 2008 in the Sector 46 neighbourhood on a modest campus by the Amity Group of Schools as part of a Amity chain of international schools across the globe. Amity Global School (AGS) is often confused with the Amity International Schools (AIS), which is part of their CBSE schools. AGS offers the IB PYP, Cambridge Secondary and IB DP. It is among the most economical International schools in Gurgaon and boasts of one of the highest IB DP results in the city and top college placements.
2. The Ardee School, Gurugram
Ardee School also established in 2008 as a co-ed international day school offers Montessori education up to grade 5 followed by CAIE. The school is located in Ardee City and is also among the moderate fee International schools. Based on feedback from parents, it seems to be preferred more for primary grades, though it offers up to grade 12.
3. Indus World School
Founded in 2009, IWS Gurgaon is a co-educational day school. It offers grades from pre-nursery to 12. While it is affiliated to CAIE and is a moderate fee school, it scored quite low on 'value for money' in the EW school rankings.
4. Excelsior American School
Setup as a co-ed day-cum-boarding international school in Gurgaon's Sushant Lok neighbourhood, EAS has implemented, switched and withdrawn curriculums in the past including co-implementing and then withdrawing CBSE a few years back. As per available data, it currently offers Montessori and CAIE. While the school scored well on 'competency of faculty', it scored low on 'exam average' in the EW 2019-20 Ranking.
5. GD Goenka World School
Established in 2003, GDGWS is one of oldest day-cum-boarding international school in Gurgaon. It offers excellent infrastructure on its 60-acre campus on the outskirts of Gurgaon at Sohna. Though, being away from the main city may be a hindrance for day scholars esp. young ones as it can significantly add to the travel time. It offers the IB PYP, Cambridge Secondary, IGCSE and IB DP at a moderate fee range.
6. Pathways World School, Aravali
Established in 2003, PWS is among the oldest day-cum-boarding international school in Gurgaon. It offers excellent infrastructure on its 32-acre campus at the foot of the Aravallis outside the main city. Though, being at a distance from the main city, the travel time for day scholars is something to consider. It offers the IB PYP, Cambridge Secondary, IGCSE and IB DP and is apparently the most expensive international school in Gurgaon.
7. Pathways School Gurgaon
PSG is the day school branch of the Pathways Schools located in Faridabad on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road and offers the same programmes – IB PYP, IB MYP, IGCSE, IB DP at the same fee structure as PWS.
8. DPS International School, Gurugram
Established as an IB PYP school more recently in 2016 at Sector 50, DPSI Gurugram is among the young international day schools in Gurugram and now offers IB PYP, IB MYP and IB DP from nursery to grade 12. It offers good infrastructure and is comparatively among the higher fee range international schools.
9. Lancers International School
Established in 2009, LIS is a day-cum-boarding school offering IB PYP, IB MYP, IGCSE and IB DP. It is located in the neighbourhood of the Golf Course at DLF Phase 5 and is among the more expensive International schools in the city.
10. Meenakshi World School
Situated within the same campus and sharing most facilities with its CBSE school Meenakshi Public School in Sector 10, MWS offers the CAIE curriculum as an affordable International curriculum optional in a more conventional setup.
11. The Shri Ram School Moulsari Avenue (TSRS)
TSRS Moulsari, located in DLF phase 3 neighbourhood, is the middle and senior day school for the coveted TSRS Vasant Vasant from grade 6 onwards. It is a mixed curriculum school that offers the option for its students to opt for IGCSE and IB DP as an alternate to its regular ICSE curriculum at grade 9 and 11 respectively. Its fee range is among the higher bracket.
12. Heritage Xperiential Learning School, Gurugram
Formerly known as The Heritage School Gurgaon, it is a mixed curriculum school. It has an established CBSE school but is relatively new when it comes to being an International school. It offers IGCSE & IB DP as optional choices from grades 9 onwards, however has more recently also introduced IPC as an alternative to CBSE for its primary wing. Comparatively, it's fee is in a higher range.
13. Suncity School
Suncity School located in Sector 54 is a mixed curriculum day school. It is an established CBSE school till grade 12 with an option for students from grade 9 to opt for IGCSE and then to IB DP.
14. Scottish High International School
SHIS is a mixed curriculum day school located in sector 57. It exclusively offers IB PYP till grade 5 and then offers an option for students to choose between ICSE or Cambridge Primary, IGCSE and IB DP during middle and senior school. Comparatively, it's fee is in a higher range.
DISCLAIMER: The list above does not rank/list the schools in any specific rank order.
Frequently Asked Questions
++Q++Which is the most expensive international school in Gurgaon?--Q--
++A++The fees of Pathways Schools followed by Lancers International School is likely to be among the highest for International Schools in Gurgaon. Both schools cater to affluent parents and offer day and boarding options, with Pathways located on a huge campus on the outskirts of Gurgaon and Lancers within the city on a more modest yet fancy looking campus.--A--
++Q++Which is the most economical international school in Gurgaon?--Q--
++A++Amity Global School and The Ardee School offer a good budget option for Gurgaon parents interested in the International curriculum. Both are purely day schools without the 5-star boarding school bells and whistles. Meenakshi World School also offers an economical International option but perhaps in a more conventional setup.--A--
++Q++Which International boards are offered by Gurgaon schools?--Q--
++A++Most International schools in Gurugram offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) boards. IB PYP is the most popular international curriculum for primary, IGCSE for grades 9 & 10 and IB DP for grades 11 & 12. Other boards offered by some schools are Cambridge Primary, IPC, IB MYP, Cambridge Secondary and A Levels.--A--
++Q++Which is the best international school in Gurgaon for Primary?--Q--
++A++Easily accessible International schools within the main city such as Lancers, DPSI and Amity Global School are popular among Gurgaon parents looking for International education for primary grade children. Other schools such as Ardee (Montessori) & Suncity (CBSE), are also popular for primary years but only offer international curriculum in Middle or Senior school.--A--
++Q++Which are the top IGCSE schools in Gurgaon?--Q--
++A++Pathways Schools, Amity Global School and GD Goenka World School are all established IGCSE schools in Gurugram with history of academic results. It would be best to seek specific information and trends from individual schools about the actual performance and scores of their students on recent IGCSE examinations.--A--
++Q++Which is the top international school in Gurgaon for IB DP?--Q--
++A++Shri Ram Moulsari, Amity Global, Pathways, GDGWS are among established IB DP schools with record of multiple years of IB DP results and university admissions. Interested parents should find out details of recent IB DP average and minimum scores, percentile of students above and below the average scores and most importantly the number of students who have previously been selected at your preferred universities from that school.--A--
++Q++Which are the best IB schools in Gurgaon?--Q--
++A++Pathways World School followed by GD Goenka World School from the above list of top IB schools in Gurgaon have scored the highest on the 2019-20 EW Ranking Survey. Both schools offer day-cum-boarding at a campus outside the main city. However, parents should holistically evaluate Gurgaon’s best IB schools for themselves based on outcome such as actual recent academic performance, day to day co-curricular involvement & laurels and college acceptance beyond just survey based rankings and infrastructure appeal.
With a plethora of choices for top International schools in Gurgaon, it’s up to you as parents to figure out how you would like the world to come to your child for his/her international education. We recommend that parents should take into consideration the location, authorization by the affiliating organizations, academic performance, college placements and the academic background of the school while selecting Gurgaon's best international school for their child.--A--
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