Promoted in 2005 by Symbiosis, one of India’s leading educational institutions, Symbiosis International School (SIS) is a co-educational English medium day school, run under the Symbiosis motto – ‘To unify the world as family in order to produce successful, responsible and creative global citizens, who in turn, will strive for excellence and the progress of society.’
Symbiosis International School, Pune is affiliated with Geneva based International Baccalaureate organization (IBO) and UK based Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Diploma Programme (DP) of the former and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme of the latter.
SIS boasts a contemporary campus with spacious classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art furniture, a library stocked with the latest books, journals and reference books and well equipped computer and science laboratories.
The school encourages its students to have a healthy balance of work and play. The sports activities are coordinated and implemented by trained and competent instructors. It also organizes field trips and excursions, allowing teacher-student interaction and bonding beyond the classrooms.
The school offers the curriculum of International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Geneva, for kindergarten, primary and senior secondary grades and the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum for grades IX and X. The middle school (grades VI to VIII) follows the in-house curriculum – SIS Middle School Programme. The school’s academic management structure is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness in execution of the core curriculum and other aspects of academic programmes. The teacher-student ratio is maintained at 1:12.
The school offers various co-curricular and extracurricular activities such as elocution and speech, debates, abacus, western dance, Bharatnatyam, music (table, violin), handwriting workshops and visual and global arts. Sports such as football, basketball, table tennis, and skating are actively encouraged. The PE and sports programmes are designed, coordinated and implemented by qualified and competent instructors.
At Symbiosis International School, the admissions are on first come first serve basis and open throughout the year depending on availability of seats. For fee structure parents can contact the school administration directly.
Entrance tests are administered for admissions into the primary, middle and secondary grades.
For the IB diploma programme, admissions are open from December for grade XI for the academic session starting in July, eligiblity criterion being completion of grade X from SSC/ CBSE / ICSE / or any equivalent boards around the world.
In 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India conferred the school a ‘deemed university’ status. Further in 2006, the University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of India, renamed the university as Symbiosis International Deemed University and it was accredited with Grade A by National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC).
Symbiosis International School is a day school, hence hostel facility is not provided.