Glendale Academy, Hyderabad is a co-educational day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school is also affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE), UK and offers its International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The school was founded in 2003 by Anjum Babukhan and Basheerudin Babukhan with the objective of providing a school experience which blends Indian and Western systems of education.
Glendale Academy is nestled in a beautiful valley, in a serene, pollution-free environment in Hyderabad. The sprawling 10-acre campus and 2,25,000 square feet of buildings have been ergonomically designed with a spacious campus providing stupendous 95 square feet space per student.
The meticulously landscaped campus cradles facilities for a wide range of sports, extra-curricular and outdoor activities. The alluring range of flora is not only a treat to the eye, but also educative to young minds.
The radiant interiors foster quality learning. Sports & games fields, an athletic track, life skills development studios, a multi-purpose mirrored gym/hall & a learning resource centre complete the picture for unbridled growth. The sports centre provides an indoor table tennis, carom and chess facility, karate room, tennis and squash courts and a standard swimming pool are on the campus.
The unique adventure playground provides an imaginative play space, where play takes the form of physical as well as social conditioning to build relationships even while building bodies.
The central courtyard epitomises the essence of Glendale featuring a flourishing valley of water bodies, outdoor classrooms, interesting walks and bridges, stepped terrace greens and an amphitheatre. The picturesque backdrop of compelling rocks is symbolic of inner strength that our children develop.
The primary school curriculum focuses on lesson planning, its delivery, assessment and evaluation; until grade V, the school is not exam driven. Students are given an exploratory and enriching experience in a comfortable environment with BCL, MI and Waldorf methodology. At the end of grade V parents choose between CAIE or CBSE for their child’s grade VI curriculum.
The senior school curriculum follows CBSE guidelines as it prepares students at the plus-two stage for competitive exams at the national level.
Students are also offered Cambridge Assessment International Education following the CAIE syllabus which offers a wide choice of subjects to students. Students can choose a combination of subjects across science, commerce & humanities.
The senior secondary school curriculum encompasses seven major learning areas: languages, humanities, mathematics, science, commerce, health and physical education, visual arts, performing arts and contemporary subjects introduced in the last decade such as entrepreneurship, biotechnology, fashion studies, creative writing and translation studies, mass media studies and knowledge traditions and practices of India. The learning areas will include English core, four electives, general studies, work experience and physical education.
The scheme of examinations and pass criteria for All India/Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the Board shall be as laid down from time to time. The class XI and XII examinations shall be based on the syllabi as prescribed by the Board; the external examinations are conducted at the end of class XII. The examination would be conducted in theory as well as in practical.
Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subjects shall be in numerical scores. The Board shall also indicate grades in the mark sheets issued to the candidates in case of subjects of external examination. In case of internal assessment subjects, only the grade shall be shown. Letter grades on a nine-point scale shall be used.
Anjum Babukhan (director)
To apply for admission into Glendale Academy, prospective applicants can fill the admissions enquiry form on the school’s official website. The online registration/admission form can be accessed on the school’s website. Student and parent information and additional medical and transport details along with the required documents must be submitted.
Glendale Academy was ranked #1 in Hyderabad and Telangana and #8 in India in the EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21.
Glendale Academy was certified as a Global League Institute 2019-20 based on the student satisfaction survey by “Great Place to Study”.
The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) certified Glendale Academy for successfully achieving the Green Building Standards required for following a level of certification under the IGBC Green Schools Rating System.
No accommodation is provided as Glendale Academy is a day-school.