Top Inclusive Schools in Bangalore

May 2, 2022
Chitra Shekhar

School admission time can always be a bit worrisome, for parents of Neurodiverse children struggling to find the right schools with the right accomodations for  Autistic, ADHD or any other developmental challenges. To make your job easier we have just put together a comprehensive list of inclusive schools in the city after interviewing them, exclusively for you.

Bangalore’s education system has evolved so much that inclusive schools are now part of mainstream conversations. Here are 22 schools in Bangalore that offer a fresh take on education.

  1. Indus International School - Sarjapur

Indus International School is an international school based in Sarjapur. This school pride themselves on being an inclusive school. They strive to cater to diverse needs of students by ensuring that each student gets equitable access to the learning curriculum.

Some of the accommodations that they have are a resource room where children with special educational needs (enrolled in the regular mainstream class) gather for special instruction, trained educators and shadow teacher facility, specially created worksheets, flashcards, educational games, graded readers and teaching aids, suited to various learning difficulties. 

It is one of the best IB schools in the country, the SEN team is dedicated to bringing out the best in each child. The SEN team goes by the motto, 'All children can learn.'  

  1. Abheek Academy - Gottigere

Abheek Academy is an open space for exploring pedagogical – alternative learning experiences for students. They follow a perfect balance between Academic learning and Alternative learning experiences. It is an inclusive learning space.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are special educator, regular assessments, language exemptions, special accommodation during exam, etc.

They provide holistic knowledge which allows children to grow into confident, competent and caring individuals, capable of making a meaningful contribution to their family, society and the world they grow up into.

  1. Ignited Minds Coaching - Devarabeesanahalli

Ignited Minds Coaching consists a group of academicians gotten together to provide clear, concise and correct CBSE, ICSE, and NIOS curriculum to supplement formal school keeping in mind the New Education Policy (NEP) . In addition to academics, IGNITED MINDS believes in providing all round development of mind, body and emotional well-being of the child.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN Department, language exemptions, individualised lesson plans, shadow teacher facilities, etc.

Overall they nurture the child in the given environment to facilitate a good learning experience and enrich the child’s life is a challenge in today’s world and only goal of the teacher is to plant a wish in the child’s mind making it his or her first step towards achieving his or her goal.

  1. Basil Wood International - Gunjur

Basil Wood International School is ranked as one of the top emerging international schools in Bangalore in the very first year of its inception. They believe that a child can be rekindled to realize his true potential, with right learning ecosystem.

Some of the accommodations that they provide are individualised lesson plans, IEP’s, language exemptions, and progress is monitored quarterly. The school is surrounded by a sprawling campus filled with flora and fauna, the school is affiliated to the IGCSE board.

  1. Chrysalis High - Yelahanka

Chrysalis High believes in holistic development of each child & pays attention to the overall growth of students. We ensure that children not only excel in academics but in sports and performing arts too. It is a mainstream inclusive school which is affiliated to the CBSE and ICSE boards.

Some of the accommodations that they provide are onboarding assessments to identify the child’s strengths, interests and communication preferences, individualised IEP which is assessed every three months, language exemption, exam accommodations like extra time, calculator usage, etc. will be allowed.

Overall it is a protected space to grow and develop, to unfold and explore, a foothold to grip and fly.

  1. Indus International School and Early Learning Centre - Whitefield

The curriculum at Indus International School Bangalore is designed to provide holistic education and academic excellence. It motivates students to become lifelong learners, and seek knowledge which is experiential and transformational. 

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is designed for students between Grades VI and X. The student's intellectual and social development through inter-disciplinary learning is the focus of this programme.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are a SEN department, resource room where children with special educational needs (enrolled in the regular mainstream class) gather for special instruction, trained educators and shadow teacher facility, specially created worksheets, on boarding assessments, educational games, graded readers and teaching aids, suited to various learning difficulties.

  1. Valistus International School - Whitefield

Valistus International is an inclusive school which creates a happy learner who will be inspired to innovate and contribute to the global community. The three mantras of Valistus Learning Philosophy (VLP) are Imagine, Innovate and Inspire. The school is affiliated to the Cambridge Board.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are individualised IEP’s, progress is monitored daily by the support teacher, shadow teacher facility, etc.

Valistus provides stimulating and challenging learning experiences through empowered facilitators in a sustainable environment.

  1. Global Indian International School - Gunjur

Global Indian International School (GIIS) is a multi-award-winning school offering a curriculum that nurtures 21st-century skills. GIIS chain of International schools in Bangalore emphasizes equally on personality and skill development along with academic excellence. GIIS' schools in Bangalore has a core mission to shape the students as Global citizens and role models of the system.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN Department, onboarding assessments, shadow teacher facility, individualised question papers during exams, etc.

The main goal of the school has been to become a global role model for teaching and learning. 

  1. Vydehi School Of Excellence - Whitefield

The Vydehi School is founded upon the conviction that young minds are extremely curious about everything that surround them. They are at a stage of constant development. They are always keen to learn, create and develop. With strong support to their ideas, their unique potentials can be molded effectively.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN department, exemptions during exams and (writing can be substituted with typing).

The School ensures to guide the students in a way wherein they are able to develop into responsible and thoughtful future citizens in our society.

  1. Harvest International School - Sarjapur Road

Harvest International School, keeps the modern global and national context in mind, they strive to make the quest for learning a way of life; a tradition. Harvest International has always been a microcosm of learning where each individual is appreciated for their similarities and differences. The school aims for holistic development of a child and that’s what makes it a better place to learn and grow.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN department, IEP’s, onboarding assessments, shadow teacher facility, quarterly assessments, etc.

  1. Nalapad Academy - Basavanagar

Nalapad Academy is a tech-smart school in the heart of Bengaluru, started in June 2019. The school provides National and International curricula with the intent to improve the quality of education imparted in today’s world.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are individualised lesson plans, IEP, language exemptions, special accommodations during exam, shadow teacher facility, etc.

This school works towards creating a well-rounded individual with a focus on core values such as Empathy, Honesty, Integrity, and Creativity. Holistic improvement of each child is achieved by creating a physical, social, emotional, intellectual environment that supports learners and learning.

  1. TALC Alternative Learning - Special School

The Alternative Learning Community (TALC) is an enriching space where children are respected for their being – their emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual self.

TALC  believe in the power of 'choice' - children can chose the subjects they'd like to study, the learning style they would like to follow, and also chose how they would like to be assessed. TALC's Humanistic Approach to education is about valuing and cherishing the child's personality and nurturing their growth along with their academic journey and not limiting child's learning only for grades!

  1. Oakeidge International School - Varthur Road

Oakeidge International School is an ambitious international school in Bangalore, widely recognised as a first choice for parents looking for academic excellence.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are individualised lesson plans, IEP, language exemptions, special accommodations during exam, shadow teacher facility, counselling, etc.

The ethos and vision of Oakridge, Bangalore to create compassionate, future-ready individuals who can positively influence the world, resonates with my larger purpose in life.

  1. Srushti Montessori - Jayanagar, 4th Block

Srushti Montessori is an inclusive set up which caters to the needs of all the children. The children are trained based on Dr. Maria Montessori's method which guide them to be independent and confident in the society. Interventions are made and through the natural materials, the child is guided to deal and overcome the challenges.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are IEP’s, shadow teacher facility, trained educators, no exams as they follow basic Montessori academics, SEN department, etc.

They believe each child is unique and with the help of their identified strength, the children are influenced to blossom naturally.

  1. Banglore Streiner School - Bidadi

Banglore Streiner School is an inclusive school which follows Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Education - the stages of growth and age-appropriate education. For children with special needs they have a special program called Kalpataru. This program focus on creating the awareness of the child in relationship to his/her environment and finding joy in learning is our goal. The 3-fold approach to teaching the Waldorf Curriculum (Willing, Feeling and Thinking) lends itself beautifully to the development of children with special needs. Subjects like Form Drawing, Literacy, Numeracy, etc. can be brought to the children by adapting to their needs.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are age appropriate curriculum, SEN department, on boarding assessments, IEP’s, one-on-one interaction, etc.

They also do therapies that include rhythmical massages and footbaths are often given either during the beginning or end of the day. These massages, coupled with fragrant oils, create an opportunity for the misaligned soul-spirit to permeate harmoniously into the physio-etheric body and create the body as a fit instrument for the incarnating spirit.

  1. Bangalore International School - Geddalahalli

Bangalore International School (BIS) endeavours to promote the all-round development of children. We are a close-knit family that focuses on giving individual attention to each student and making learning accessible to all.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN department, IEP’s, on boarding assessments, shadow teacher facility, remedial help, etc.

They follow right combination of universal and Indian values, and believe in helping every child grow into a responsible citizen and a good human being.

  1. Kidzee - Basvangudi

Kidzee believes that each child is endowed with a unique potential – an infinite one. Their pedagogy, iLLUME, is designed to help the child realize their unique abilities in a systematic, synergetic, and self-paced manner. Through iLLUME, they help the children to  discover their own individual learning style and achieve the desired learning outcomes, in sync with the high-level social, emotional, linguistic, and other developmental milestones.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are on boarding assessments, shadow teacher facilities, no exams, etc.

Overall, they envision, nurture, develop, and enable today's children as tomorrow's leaders.

  1. Greenwood High International School - Varthur

Greenwood High International School has been Ranked No.1 in Bangalore & Karnataka, and No. 2 in India for the Best Day cum Boarding Co-Ed School Category by School Excellence Awards for the year 2020-21.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are shadow teacher facility, trained teachers to handle the divergent children, etc.

The school envisions the students to become moral, empathetic, and socially responsible citizens of the century, who are rooted to their culture and are ready to accept any new challenges with a fresh approach towards learning. And to attain this, the school identifies multiple intelligences and offers theme-based learning, concept-based learning, exploration based, student centric learning, as well as differentiated learning for students of various abilities.

  1. Paramount Public School - Kothanur

Paramount Public School was founded in the year 2010 by Sri Nanjundappa Thimmaka Educational Trust. Paramount Public School (PPS) firmly believes in this saying and we are committed to being the “enablers” for our students in helping them realize their dreams.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are SEN department, on boarding assessments, extra time during exams, shadow teacher facility, IEP’s, etc.

On the whole, their curriculum, both in terms of content & methodology, is 21st century relevant and meets the highest learning standards. It comprises of a dynamic and colourful potpourri of academics, sports, theatre, visual and performing arts. We nurture children to be confident, have independent thought processes and have a never-ending urge for learning.

  1. Edify School - Kanakapura Main Road

Edify School, Bengaluru is known for its academic excellence, sports facilities and co-curricular activities. It is one of the best school in Bengaluru. The curriculum has been developed after a lot of research and experiment by a dedicated team of committed professionals which ensures overall development of the learners thus equipping them with the ability to face any challenges and uncertainties of the future. 

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are individualised lesson plans, special attention by the school teachers, etc.

They provide a well-structured curriculum which has been designed systematically with rich content, a diverse style of approach, and a flexible and focused methodology with well-defined learning outcomes, and are considered one of the top CBSE Schools and primary schools in south Bangalore.

  1. Bapu Kids Paradise - Yeshwanthpur

Bapu Kids Paradise is a Happy, Secure and Stimulating Environment with a wide range of experiences, skills and interests. This school has been set up keeping in mind the ultimate vision of grooming achievers of the future. It is a formal schooling branch with same love and affection.

Some of the accommodations that the school provides are language exemption on request, resource rooms, sensory rooms, shadow teacher facility on request, etc.

On the whole, they have a well-designed curriculum with augmented learning techniques.

We hope this list is helpful for parents in Identifying the right school. Kindly use our School Inclusion Checklist to find out more details and what accomodations are offered by each of these schools.

School Inclusion Checklist

We have only added schools we could interview and collect data from. If you are from a school and want your school to be featured in this list kindly mail us at care@insighte.in with your contact and email id so that we could reach out to you.