Kodia Internatinoal School Ranked as Best in India
Kodai International School (KIS) was ranked the best international school among others in the country and a citation for the same was handed over to the KIS management during a ceremony, here on Tuesday.
Education World and Centre for Forecasting (C fore) conducted a national survey to establish the best day schools, best boarding schools, and the best international day and boarding schools in India.
KIS was ranked the top International Residential School in the survey, which was conducted among 593 other schools in the country on a 10-point scale against 14 parameters of education excellence.
The aspects of internationalism, competence of faculty, individual attention to students, leadership management quality, teacher welfare and development, co-curricular education, community service and pastoral care contributed to the success of KIS, according to Rangarajan, who represented Education World and C fore.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anil Henry, Chair, KIS council of directors, pointed out that the school was the first to offer International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma in the country since 1976 and began to offer American Curricula as well.
“Students are being prepared for college admissions in India and abroad by organising college fairs, encouraging the students to consider a wide range of courses around the world,” he said.
“Every KIS student is counselled, guided and ensured admission in some of the finest institutions in Australia, Canada, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, and the US,” he said.
KIS principal Adrian Charles Moody told media persons that the school was providing support to students by offering eight second languages and several first languages, including Hindi.
“KIS is an international school in the South Indian context… aimed at providing holistic education to the students. What happens both inside and outside the classroom are important,” he said.
KIS Academic vice-principal Corleigh Stixrud said that the school had collaboration with other schools in five countries with which the student exchange programmes are being carried out.
“This year, grade 12 students will visit China as part of the IB History curriculum to deepen their understanding of Chinese history and help students learn more about Chinese culture,” he added.