It is rightly said that 'Right Education' opens the doors to ‘Right Future’. With an ever increasing need to impart quality education matching global standards, a number of International Schools have mushroomed in the 'City of dreams-Mumbai' providing education and amenities which are genuine of world-class.
International schools were originally started the world-over to cater to children of parents constantly on the move. Many Indian parents are opting for international schools to give their children global exposure, an opportunity to learn foreign languages and to get an opportunity for higher education or employment on foreign shores.
With globalization and more Indians moving off-shore, it is not surprising that Indian parents also prefer international schools since an IB or IGCSE curriculum offered in these schools is internationally recognized. These children can transit easily to branches of these schools in other countries.
International schools base their education on an academic curriculum and a whole range of co-curricular activities like craft, art, sports, games, dance, and music. By providing a practical environment rather than theoretical or bookish knowledge, students are encouraged to apply their learning in understanding newer principles or concepts and not limit their knowledge only to retention or remembering by rote. In line with many finishing-schools, some of the international schools include subjects like personality development, personal grooming and leadership skill development for their students.
International schools also boast of excellent infrastructure and enriching techniques for studying in order to impart competitive learning. The faculty is well qualified and experienced in their fields of teaching and personalized attention to children is guaranteed. In schools having CBSE or ICSE affiliations, the student to teacher ratio is 30 to 40:1 while in the IB curriculum schools, the ratio is 20:1.
Studying in International Schools in Mumbai
In most international schools in Mumbai, the academic session starts in June every year and finishes in April/May the subsequent year. These schools boast of a stimulating, safe and supportive environment which aims at developing a skill- sets in the students in such a manner that they become adaptable to the ever - changing environment.
Expats prefer international schools in Mumbai which follow their home- country language and curriculum which gives their children a sense of continuity of education more so if their duration of stay in our country is short and they would rather not want to acclimatize their children to a different style of the education system in India.
Most international schools charge an average fee of 20,000 US dollars for an academic term. Since expats have to pay more for different services compared to locals, they should negotiate for education allowance or ask for a hike in salary to cater for the high fee-structure in Mumbai.