Stonehill International School
|Year of Foundation||2008|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme ( Nursery to Grade 12 )|
|Boarding||Day School, Boarding School|
|Number of students||650|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1 : 8|
|Accreditations||IB, CIS, NEASC, ABSA, EARCOS, ECIS|
|Headmaster||Dr. Brian D. Brumsickle|
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Founded in 2008, Stonehill International School is one of the most widely reputed international schools in Bangalore, India. We are an IB school and are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Stonehill is also a member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA). The expansive 34-acre lush green campus, near the International Airport, offers ample space and infrastructure for sporting, cultural, and leisure activities. Besides state-of-the-art classrooms, the world-class facilities include a 25-metre temperature-controlled swimming pool, synthetic turf football field, tennis and volleyball courts, dedicated buildings for the arts and STEM subjects, a research centre, and a multi-purpose sports hall. Stonehill also prides itself on modern boarding houses and a fully equipped cafeteria that serves nutritious and healthy meals.
As a world-class educational institution, Stonehill is a dynamic, inclusive, and friendly day and boarding school. Our students and faculty comprise 35 different nationalities. We are dedicated to our mission statement – “To provide stimulating, engaging academics integrated with enhanced opportunities for technological innovation, sports, and the arts.”
University Placement Programme
Our Career and College Counselling Department works with students from Grade 9 onwards to identify their aptitude, understand their interests, and guide them towards colleges that will help them meet their academic and personal goals. Stonehill graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious universities across the globe including, Carnegie Mellon University, London School of Economics, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Toronto, University of St. Andrews, Imperial College London, Kings College London, University College London (UCL), University of Cambridge, National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, MIT, Dartmouth College, NYU, University of Melbourne, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, University of British Columbia, and many more.
English as an additional language (EAL)
Stonehill offers support to non-native English-speaking students. Individual programmes are developed to enable English language acquisition in students. To aid faster learning, EAL students are included in regular classes, as often as possible.
Through our sports programme, importance is given to not just students’ health and fitness, but also to develop skills, learning to work in teams and building leadership and personal growth. Stonehill students also compete regularly with teams from other schools in Bangalore, India, and Asia. Our students have made us proud by demonstrating commitment, great attitude and the spirit of teamwork. Swimming, tennis, equestrian sports, basketball, football, volleyball, and cricket are just a few of our sports offerings.
Stonehill prides itself on a committed Arts department with a special focus on Visual Art, Drama, and Music. Stonehill uses the creative arts to promote attitudes such as empathy and appreciation, and skills such as analysis, that help see the uniqueness of each person as well as explore the commonalities that connect each other. We have a dedicated Arts Centre, that has purpose-built spaces for music, visual art, and drama. We also offer private music lessons for instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, violin and cello along with numerous opportunities to perform at concerts, assemblies and other gatherings.
At Stonehill, we have a 1:1 policy for devices and our students use a wide variety of tools to communicate, collaborate, research, and create. In Primary School, the digital citizenship programme teaches students to be safe and responsible in the online world. They use an all-in-one digital platform for planning, assessments, portfolios, projects, and reports, which they can independently navigate. Learning is supported through the Makerspace where digitally enhanced Lego and robotics work alongside the traditional elements of design, sewing, and construction. Technology in Secondary School is seamlessly integrated into all subjects. Additionally, Product Design, Digital Design, Design Technology, and Computer Science are offered as subjects.
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.
CurriculumIB – PYP, MYP, DP
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesSpanish, French, Mandarin, Hindi
ExaminationsGrade 10 and Grade 12
My experience at Stonehill gave me a unique opportunity to grow as both a student and an individual. The community was super nice and welcoming and made the transition from one place to another much easier than anticipated. Stonehill allowed me to gain new internationally-minded perspectives and develop as both a person and as a student. The focus on individual learning allowed me to develop time management skills and study habits that will easily translate to university.
Stonehill was the perfect stepping stone to life at university. It gave me the opportunity to meet some incredible people from all over the world and create unforgettable memories. I felt like I was part of a community and Stonehill will always have a special place in my heart. I'm in my second year studying Media and Communication at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. Being part of the Honours programme, I've met some really interesting people, heard their stories, and worked on real life projects. For example, I created a media campaign for the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra using storytelling. Right now, I'm a full time intern with the account/strategy team at TBWANEBOKO, an advertising agency in Amsterdam. My job can be challenging at times but I learn something new every day. I also plan on attending the University of Leeds this fall on an exchange programme, which I'm really looking forward to!
Stonehill was an all-round great experience. I especially enjoyed the opportunities provided by Trips Week.
Stonehill was like a family. I enjoyed coming to school and knowing that the Principal would greet us every morning when got off the bus. My greatest memory was volunteering at the Government School with 3 of my other classmates. It taught me that even the smallest contribution to the community can have a large effect. I am so grateful to have attended Stonehill. The support from my teachers, peers and parents was incredible and wouldn’t have gotten me where I am now.
Stonehill was a very positive experience for me. I appreciate that teachers were very patient with me and helped me with my transition from my junior to senior year. I have also noticed how the atmosphere at Stonehill is full of positive energy and enthusiasm. Students and teachers are always full of life, purpose, and willingness to succeed, which has helped me become the same.