Founded in March 2008, Oakridge International School, Vishakhapatnam is a day cum residential co-educational English medium school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi, Cambridge International Assessment Examinations (CAIE), UK and the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva. The school campus sprawls over 10 acres facilitating world class infrastructure to cater to the scholastic and non-scholastic interests of the students.
Education imparted at OIS, Vishakhapatnam is based on the CAPS concept i.e., Capability, Academics, Personality and Skills, through which the school aims to develop in the students forward thinking outlook, passion to follow their dreams, compassion for fellowmen, and technological shrewdness coupled with innovativeness.
Says a school spokesperson, “Oakridge’s USP has always been its focus which envisions a stimulating learning environment by providing highly motivated facilitators, innovative educational methods and quality infrastructure that will help to discover, nurture and bring to fruition the treasure within”.
OIS, Vishakhapatnam campus spreads across 10 acres facilitating 30 spacious and well ventilated classrooms equipped with ICT learning, a computer lab hosting 81 computers configured with latest software and technologies and a school library stocked with 3658 books, journals, records, reference textbooks and other useful books.
OIS, Vishakhapatnam auditorium has a seating capacity of 500, and is equipped with the latest equipments. Sports facilities include a cricket ground, basketball court, football field, swimming pool, lawn tennis court and a badminton court.
Oakridge International School, Vishakhapatnam is affiliated with CBSE, New Delhi, CAIE, UK and IB, Geneva, and offers education from preprimary through senior secondary. It offers the international curriculum from preprimary to grade VIII. The total number of students on roll is 507 with 55 full time teaching staff. The teacher-student ratio is maintained at 1:10. The key highlights of the school’s academic programme are:
Extracurriculars: OIS, Vishakhapatnam encourages its students to participate in various extracurricular activities such as field trips, exhibitions, games, PPTS, and sports such as cricket, basketball, football, swimming, lawn tennis and badminton.
Shaila Bhamidipati (principal)
The admission process commences in the month of November every year.
Documents to be produced at the time of registration:
Documents to be submitted at the time of admission:
|Fee details||Fee range|
|Boarding (Grade 4 to 11)||₹6.3 to ₹7.5 Lakhs|
|Boarding (IBDP Grade 11)||₹9 to ₹10 Lakhs|
|Day School (Grade 1 to 11)||₹2 to ₹3.6 Lakhs|
|Day School (IBDP Grade 11)||₹6 to ₹7 Lakhs|
|Pre-Primary (Playgroup to PP2)||₹1 to ₹1.5 Lakhs|
Oakridge Visakhapatnam School was ranked the No.1 International Day-cum-Boarding School in Visakhapatnam and Andhra Pradesh by the EducationWorld India School Rankings 20-21. For the 5th Consecutive year, the school has featured among the Best Schools in Visakhapatnam.
The Oakridge initiative “ASK YOUR KID” series won the World Education Award 2013 in the Innovation in Teaching Pedagogy category. ‘Ask your kid’ is an initiative where mobile technology is used in a unique and interesting way for knowledge transfer.
The school provides boarding facility for its students. The school hostel can accommodate 120 girls and 300 boys. The hostel offers a resident doctor on call, separate study blocks for supervised study and a dining hall that can accommodate 450 members, plus a kitchen.