Candor International School: Raising Students to be Global Citizens
Candor International School
Candor International School

The environment children grow up in largely defines the entire path ahead of them. In a highly competitive world and in a developing country like India, parents have a gargantuan task in front of them to choose the right school for their children. A lot of thought, spadework and weighing of pros and cons go into providing the right education and the right facilities for their children since parents will stop at nothing while preparing them for a secure future.

Young minds deserve an environment that helps them in learning the all-important life skills. With curiosity growing in the budding minds, it is important for children to satisfy their thirst for academic excellence, creativity, and collaborative learning.

Finding the right fit for anything can be quite tricky. However, search or look closely around yourself. You will find the perfect place for your children to hone their skills and excel in academics with innovative teaching methods and, importantly a happy space for them to grow.

Candor International School is one such school that has dedicated itself to providing a secure and safe future for children. The school has adopted an international syllabus and curriculum to prepare the children for a better future and shine in whatever they choose to do.

Setting the Cradle in Motion

Bangalore, the heart of the IT industry in India and being at the focal point for international companies all across the world, provides children with the ideal environment to grow while maintaining the international standards that have become the need of the hour.

Identifying this unique niche requirement of the education space, Dr. Suresh Reddy founded the Candor International School in August 2011. The school homes 25 acres of campus in one of the prime areas in Bangalore between Bannerghatta and Electronics City. Its prime location provides easy access to the popular residential areas and connects well with the city while maintaining a calm and suitable environment for student grooming and growth.

Mission – Preparing for Life

Being one of the best international schools in Bangalore, India, the Candor International School has dedicated itself to preparing students for life. For accomplishing this mission, the school has gathered a team of dedicated and spirited learners, making the school a community that nurtures every child to develop into a knowledgeable, confident, caring, and responsible global citizen.

Vision – Guiding Lamp for the country and the world

Candor International School aims to be a guiding lamp for budding minds. The school aims to be the catalyst that triggers positive change for national and international students, taking responsibility for grooming students to become global citizens. With this value-added approach, the school strives to develop students who will protect the environment while reserving ethical and moral values in the ever-changing social, economic, environmental, and political shift paradigm.

Core Values

  • Love of learning through lifelong enquiry
  • Respect for diversity of people, faith, culture, and ideas
  • Concern for the community at all levels
  • Integrity of thought, speech, and action
  • Openness to adopting the best models
  • Transparency of standards and practices

A Complete Campus

Candor School campus is located at a prime location in Bangalore, spread over 25 acres, that includes a 6-acre organic farm to respect and honour farming, the primary occupation in India. The school has an Administrative, Kindergarten, Primary, Middle, and Secondary block that enables the school to communicate effectively and maintain the smooth functioning of day-to-day affairs.

Being an international campus, Candor School is also a WiFi-enabled campus, and its unique design is what makes the campus a complete one. For students who wish to study and live on the campus, the school provides boarding with top of the line facilities for boys and girls above ten years of age.

Candor School campus consists of classrooms, a play and sports area, labs, libraries, music studios, dormitories, and a cafeteria. The school’s infrastructure is curated and designed carefully to make it student-friendly and age-appropriate.

Academic Programmes

The school offers a complete international program for its students, with Cambridge and IB being the academic curricula provided. Keeping the need for special attention to the students in mind, the school has a 1:6 Teacher-Student Ratio to give special attention to students’ development.

Primary School (Pre-K – Grade 5): Candor International School offers its students International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP).

Middle School (Grade 6-10): The curriculum for middle school is drawn under the Cambridge Syllabus. The Cambridge Lower Secondary Syllabus is followed from Grade 6 to 8, whereas for Grade 9 and 10, the syllabus followed is IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

High School (Grade 11&12): The IB or International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and The Cambridge CAIE AS and A levels are offered by the Candor International School.

A Visionary Leader

The Candor International School is the brainchild of Dr. Suresh Reddy, who is the Founder and Chairperson of the school. Being an entrepreneur of a leading IT company in the United States and serving as a Director of the Small and Medium Enterprise Consortium, Dr. Suresh Reddy felt the need to provide quality international education facilities to young Indian students. He believes that the younger generation needs to be groomed in an internationally recognised education system for the development of community and environmental activism.

Dr. Suresh Reddy, an environmental activist, has been recognised by the Keisei University in South Korea to create an environment-friendly green school in 2017 and received an honorary degree in 21st Century Building from the same university.

A Well-Balanced Educational Approach

The vast syllabus of students has made it difficult to focus on the holistic development of students. There is not a single syllabus in the world that only focuses on theoretical knowledge. Even science has proved to us from time to time that things can be theoretically possible but might be very difficult to achieve in practice.

Candor International School has crafted the academic ecosystem from a well-curated syllabus in such a way that allows the students and teachers to find a perfect balance between theory and practical. The school has achieved that by engaging students in various activities based on real-life challenges and practical application of theoretical knowledge. One such initiative started at Candor International School is CAS – Creativity, Action, Service. The initiative encourages students to develop skills like critical thinking and hone their creative talents.

The school has understood the importance of arts and other activities that allows student to balance their academic challenges. Today, with students’ and teachers’ collective efforts, the school has become a centre for Trinity Music, a certification exam that offers a performance-only alternative for various musicians. The school is also the official test centre for ACT exams, and over 15 exam slots with flexible timings are arranged according to the convenience of students.

Candor International School received offers from 250+ Universities with over $10 million in scholarships, and in addition to that, the school receives 100% placement every year and continues to do the same.

Career Guidance and Counselling

Being a part of the international curriculum, the school understands the next all-important step for students in choosing their college. Therefore, the school grooms and prepares its students to recognise the students’ potential and the fields that they can explore and have an excellent career in. The graduating students go through the College and Career Guidance Counsellor, who holds their hands in their search for colleges and universities both in India and abroad. The counsellor appointed by the school is a resource person who caters to the students’ niche space, needs, and requirements to help them with the complete process of admission to further studies – from college selection, admission, and funding processes as applicable.

Bridge U Platform: The school provides students with an Avant browser and application tool that helps them navigate their interests and shows results for best-fit universities. This unique platform helps them in the college counselling process by sending the transcripts, and other necessary documents to various universities and colleges the student apply for.

University Fairs: Candor International School is a globally recognised school, and over top of the line, 100 universities from all over the world visit the school to help students in their higher studies. During the University Fairs at Candor International, the students get to experience course modules, explore scholarships, enhance the application process, etc., first-hand.

Counsellors: the school has appointed qualified Personal Counsellors who are trained and experienced in handling various issues such as environment and student mental health, and the counsellor is responsible for identifying the problem and providing solutions. This is a student-oriented program where students get a chance to hone their skills academically, socially, and emotionally.

A Home Away from Home

Growth lies beyond comfort, and for most youngsters, their comfort zone is often their home. For students’ overall development and extensive growth, the school provides boarding facilities for students from Grade 5, and it has a boarding capacity of around 200 students. Along with that, the school also gives a choice to students choose between regular full-time boarding or weekly boarding, where a student can go to their parents for the weekends.

With excellent hostel rooms and a special wing for dining, the school provides students with a home away from home with special rooms for entertainment purposes. In the academic year 2019-20, Education Today magazine ranked Candor International School at No. 7 under India’s Top 20 Day-Cum-Boarding Schools.

The school recognises the importance of sports in students’ life, and special training sessions for boarding students are arranged. Along with a 6-acre organic farm that the school takes pride in, it provides various sports facilities for its students. The sports facilities include a Synthetic Basketball court, Tennis Courts, Football fields, Cricket Pitch, half-size Olympic swimming pool, Archery arena, skating arena, Athletic track, and gymnasium. The facilities for indoor games like Throw Ball, Snooker, Air Hockey, Foosball, Carrom, Chess, Table Tennis tables, and play stations are immensely popular among the boarders.

ALS Program

Special Educational Needs program, which provides exceptional support to the needs of gifted students, and this program is a part of the school’s Additional Learning Support. The school hires special educator who has a deep understanding of the student’s unique learning needs, and they leave no stone unturned to enrich their learning experience.

Achievements & Awards

  • Candor International School has received multiple awards for its leadership in International Education, facilities, safety, and green infrastructure.
  • Ranked #5 in India’s Top 10 International Schools (2015)
  • Ranked #1 in Leadership Management Quality (2015)
  • Ranked #1 in Infrastructure Provision (2015)
  • Ranked twice among the top three in Bengaluru’s Top International Day Schools (2015 and 2017)
  • Most Influential Brand in Education Award (2015-16)
  • Ranked #1 in Safety and Hygiene (2016)
  • Ranked among Bengaluru’s top five International Day-Cum-Boarding Schools (2017-18)
  • Ranked #5 Top International School in Bengaluru and #6 Top Residential School in Bengaluru (2018)
  • Forbes Great Indian Schools (2018-19)
  • India’s Most Trusted International Residential School in the South Zone Region (2019-20)
  • Awarded by ‘Brainfeed’ for the innovative approach in grooming young learners with skills for life. For being one of the top international schools, having the best infrastructure and technology, providing a healthy and serene atmosphere to ensure the happiness quotient index for the overall development in all children (2019-20)
  • Excellence in Tech-Connect and Sports Infrastructure (2019-20)
  • Outstanding Commitment and Exceptional Efforts in Promoting Curricular Education
  • Ranked twice among the top three in Bengaluru’s Top International Day Schools (2015 and 2017)
  • Most Influential Brand in Education Award (2015-16)
  • Candor International School ranked India’s #9, Karnataka’s #5, and Bengaluru’s #5 International Day-cum-Boarding in the ‘EducationWorld India School Rankings 2020-21’
  • Candor International School is ranked No.7 in India, No.2 in Karnataka & Ranked No.2 in Bengaluru. Category- ‘India`s Top 20 International Schools’ in a survey conducted by education Today
  • #4 in India | #1 in Karnataka & Bengaluru for Excellence In Blended Learning in the EducationWorld Grand Jury India School Rankings 2021-22.
  • India’s No. 1 for Academic Reputation (Education Today 2020-’21 )
  • #5 in India | #2 in Karnataka & Bengaluru | Category- ‘India’s Top 20 Day-Cum-Boarding Schools’ in a survey conducted by education Today

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