Established in 2008, the Stonehill International School is ranked No 15 in the Education world – C fore survey of the Most Admired International Schools in India 2012. The school is located on 33 acres of peaceful countryside near Bengaluru.
Stonehill is an IB school accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The school is also a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA).
As a world-class educational institution, Stonehill is a dynamic, inclusive, and friendly day and boarding school. The students and faculty comprise 35 different nationalities, dedicated to our mission statement – “To provide stimulating, engaging academics integrated with enhanced opportunities for technological innovation, sports, and the arts.”
Spread over 34 acres, Stonehill offers a campus that is spacious, purpose-built, safe and highly conducive to learning. The campus offers ample space and infrastructure for sporting, cultural, and leisure activities. The school is conveniently located 5 km from National Highway 7 which connects Bengaluru city to the international airport in north Bengaluru. The campus provides the space and ambience needed to effectively implement educational programmes and comfortably accommodate over 800 students.
The outdoor sports facilities include a full-sized football pitch, synthetic surface volleyball and tennis courts, a basketball court, and a temperature-controlled swimming pool. The early childhood and primary school classrooms, each 75 sqm in area, are arranged in clusters to encourage collaborative work. Besides state-of-the-art classrooms, the world-class facilities include dedicated buildings for the arts and STEM subjects, a research centre, and a multi-purpose sports hall that has indoor basketball and badminton facilities. Stonehill also prides itself on modern boarding houses and a fully equipped cafeteria that serves nutritious and healthy meals.
The school has installed state-of-the-art networks and hardware and software systems to support all areas of education and communication. All systems from telephones, public address systems and security cameras to computer and wireless networks are IP based and open to students, and teachers for daily use.
Stonehill offers the full benefit of the IB by gaining authorisation for three of its programmes – the IB Primary Years Programme, leading into the IB Middle Years Programme and culminating in the IB Diploma Programme. Together, they provide a dynamic curriculum framework which enriches the development of students and creates lifelong learners.
Stonehill’s Early Childhood Centre provides an environment that encourages the natural curiosity and fearless sense of inquiry of children between the ages of 3 and 6 within safe and secure spaces.
The school places importance on preserving the innate curiosity of early childhood throughout the primary years. The IB curriculum for students aged 6 to 11, provides a framework for the school to build its own, unique curriculum with concept-driven units of inquiry. Traditional academic subjects of mathematics and language arts are taught throughout the primary grades using programmes developed externally, as well as through units of inquiry.
Through the Middle Years Programme, designed for students aged 11 to 16, teachers extend academic teaching by helping students develop critical thinking, solve ‘real-life’ problems, develop knowledge of local and global issues, communicate ideas, engage in public debate and express creativity through action.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a balanced education programme for students aged 16 – 19 years and is respected by universities across the globe.
Dr. Brian D. Brumsickle
Stonehill invites applications from students aged 3 to 17 (Nursery to Grade 11). All students are eligible for admission if it is believed that the school can provide an educational programme that can meet their particular needs. The school is staffed to provide learning support to students with mild learning disabilities. Children with a native language other than English may be required to take oral and written English examinations.
For information regarding admissions and enquiries can be emailed to [email protected]
The Stonehill curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad programme that extends learning beyond the academic to the social, ethical, physical, creative and emotional development of each child.
Stonehill offers weekly and full-time boarding options to students. The residential programme at Stonehill is for students from Grade 6 onwards and is designed to extend learning the IB way through academics, extracurricular activities, and the social aspects of boarding. It offers students a home away from home, with spacious and comfortable living areas, and access to a host of extracurricular activities. The small number of boarders provides a warm atmosphere and creates a sense of community. The boarding houses at Stonehill feature twin and quad-sharing rooms, a common lounge, and a study room. The houses are supported by a cafeteria, a fitness centre, and a 24-hour medical centre. Experienced House Parents, tutors, and service staff take care of children and their individual needs.
Stonehill International School commemorates 11th founder’s day with a 10k marathon
Stonehill International School recently organized a 1OK marathon commemorating its 11th founder’s day. Held in the campus of the school, the run saw close to 700 participants across different categories. It included a half marathon, 10K, corporate relay (men/women/mixed), open relay (mixed) as well as a non-competitive 5K run.
The run, which celebrates the legacy of the school gave corporate professionals a platform to meet and interact with their colleagues in a competitive environment. Mr. Jitu Virwani, founder of Stonehill International School and Chairman & Managing Director of Embassy Group, flagged off the event and attended the prize distribution ceremony along with Mr. Brian Brumsickle, Head of Stonehill International School.
Speaking about the occasion, Virwani said, “Founded in 2008, Stonehill International School was born out of the need of an education system that prepares students to be successful in a constantly evolving and competitive environment. We at Stonehill are extremely delighted to have accomplished 11 years of nurturing students to become resilient global citizens.”
The winner in the half marathon men’s category was Sanjay Negi, with a timing of 01:21:13 and Ashwini Bhat from the women’s category with a span of 02:00:28 minutes. In the corporate relay, Toyota Kirloskar won the men’s category, Samsung from the women’s category and Infosys from the mixed category.
Brumsickle said, “At Stonehill, we encourage our students to live a balanced and healthy life and we were delighted to host the Stonehill Founder’s Day Run. It was an excellent opportunity for the community to come together and participate in this wonderful event.”
City girls shine in STEM Education
Diya Gopinath (Grade 11), Maya Saldanha (Grade 11) and Jayati Gupta (Grade 12) students of Stonehill International School, Bengaluru, have been accepted into The Junior Academy, an initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences’ Global STEM Alliance (GSA).
The Global STEM Alliance consists of a variety of STEM education programmes, including The Junior Academy, which is a global talent identification and cultivation network with more than 300 partners in over 100 countries. Its purpose is to prepare the next generation of innovators through three key programme areas: mentorship, innovation challenges, and career and college readiness.
As members of The Junior Academy, Diya, Maya, and Jayati will have the opportunity to collaborate with nearly 3,000 students from 94 countries on virtual challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies and hosted on the Academy’s innovation platform, Launchpad. Students will tackle the Intelligent Homes and Health Challenge, where they will design innovative ways to transform home life and healthcare and the Space Challenge, where students will explore space colonization.