2016 to 2017 has been a year of regional, national and international achievements for St. Andrews School. Students have been recognised individually and collectively for talent and skill in a plethora of competitions. Being a leader in the world of sports, St. Andrews has outshone its peers in basketball, football, cricket, and chess as well as in athletics. As one of the top CBSE schools in Hyderabad, St. Andrews is all set to inaugurate a branch in Bangalore and go on to become one of the top 10 CBSE schools in Bangalore in the coming year.

In basketball, the St. Andrews girls’ team won the gold in two of the ten tournaments played over the last year and the boys’ basketball team won the gold in one of the tournaments. Two boys from St. Andrews were selected for the Youth National Basketball Tournament. In football, the boys’ team won two of the five tournaments played in the last year. St. Andrews competed with the top 8 teams in the Hyderabad Cricket Association league to clinch the T20 crown in the 4th Louis Emanuel Premier League. Displaying a high degree of perseverance and consistency, the boys from St. Andrews School emerged as champions of the 13th Rev. Fr. Devasia Chess Tournament.

The athletes of St. Andrews have done their school proud by winning a total of 45 gold medals, 30 silver medals and 18 bronze medals in 5 different athletic meets over the last year including the Hyderabad District Athletic Meet and the CBSE Cluster Meet. During the NCC camp, the boys secured second place in the 200 meters relay race and the entire NCC contingent secured second place in the March past competition.

The prestigious general knowledge quizzes run by the CBSE, CNN News 18 and the Times NIE saw the St. Andrews School participants win laurels for their alma mater. In the interschool competitions, St. Andrews proved to be a worthy competitor beating out all other schools to win the Face-off Debate Tournament. In addition, St. Andrews was declared the clear winner of Infinity, the Interschool Maths Championship, as they defeated 12 other schools.

Individually, students have contributed to St. Andrews’ growing list of credentials. S. Manish Sivakumar scripted a glorious win for the country in artistic skating at the 17th Asian Roller Skating Championship 2016 held in China. P. Vishruth, Varun S. and Ashish Mark Cross participated in the first Telangana State Inter District Football Championships in the Under 18 category. They participated on behalf of Ranga Reddy District and it was declared the champion district out of nine other districts. P. Vishruth was also selected to participate in the Indian football (futsal) team in Paraguay. P. Vishruth participated and won in the Third Students’ Olympic National Games for Andhra Pradesh in the under 17 category. Dhimath Naidu was given the Best Defender title and Ashish Cross was awarded the Best Goalkeeper prize at the Sachdeva Interschool Football Tournament.

Teddy Rahul was declared the best athlete in the Under 14 boys’ category of the Hyderabad District Athletic Meet after winning two gold medals for the 100 meters race and long jump competition. Parul Das won the 100-metre dash in the Under 14 Girls category and Nitesh Yadav won the 800 metres race in the Under 17 Boys category at the CBSE Cluster VII Athletic Meet. K. Pranati, the Zee Telugu Saregama Lil Champ, sang in the playback chorus for the Telugu movie Bahubali 2. Sanjeevani Choudhary won the Drawing and Painting Competition conducted by the NIMS Hospital in Hyderabad.

St. Andrews is hoping that the Bangalore school will replicate achievements, exceed in her accomplishments and become established as one of the best schools in Bangalore.


Decisions about where your child goes to school are very personal and can be challenging. In a city like Bangalore where the educational arena is more discerning and competitive, it’s common and normal for parents to be concerned about getting this decision right. Parents need to think about what will work best for their child’s personality, strengths, needs and interests. This article outlines a few factors for parents to keep in mind when choosing from among the best schools in Bangalore.

  • Parents might consider how different schools’ cultures and values sit with their family values and family life when going for school admissions.
  • Another factor to reflect upon when choosing a school in Bangalore is the infrastructure. Large playgrounds and wide open spaces as provided by the best international schools are ideal for a child’s physical development.
  • Physical activity is critical to the development of a child’s gross motor skills and it also promotes overall health and well-being. Schools should offer plenty of opportunities for active play in the form of a diverse extra-curricular schedule.
  • In addition, a research study states that well-qualified and skilled teachers are one of the important factors when it comes to parents selecting the right school for their child. Parents want to be sure that their child’s teacher is experienced and qualified.
  • One more guideline when choosing a school is the behaviour management of the school. It is important to assess the approach to discipline that the teacher takes when conflicts occur or problem behaviours arise.

When planning for admissions in the top schools in Bangalore, these are a few more aspects to consider: Does learning happen outside the classroom and textbooks? What is the safety and security like at the school? Does the school provide transportation? How affordable are the fees? How is the technology used? How are children assessed? Are children with learning disabilities catered for? How are involvements and achievements outside school supported? While it is probable that parents would use these questions to select from among the best schools in Bangalore, this list can also guide parents in other metropolitan cities of India.

The school that a child embarks their educational journey in will have a lasting impact on their formative years and more importantly provide the framework for their remaining adult life. Consequently, to ensure the happiness of their child as well as secure their child’s future, parents’ need to pay attention to these aspects in order to choose the school that is the right fit for their child.         


St. Andrews has taken a bold leap of faith with the development of its 8th campus amongst the schools in Whitefield, Bengaluru. This expansion across states comes with the responsibility to maintain the standards that St. Andrews is well known for in Hyderabad. As St. Andrews gears up to graft one of their branches in the Silicon Valley of India, they are meticulously and methodically incorporating the Whitefield campus with a reputable combination of ground-breaking teaching-learning processes, life-enhancing values and state of the art infrastructure.

St. Andrews offers an affordable yet holistic education with the CBSE national curriculum. Over the last three decades, it has gained the reputation of being one of the top CBSE schools in Hyderabad and is sure to earn the same standing in Bangalore.  St. Andrews vision for quality education has outworked into an innovative, creative and challenging curriculum that is student-centred, hands-on and inquiry-based.

St. Andrews takes a vested interest in its teachers, providing them with consistent training and support. The faculty enrichment programme has been introduced to enhance teaching skills and to configure strategies that transform education through technology.

St. Andrews realizes that education is not just about the acquisition of knowledge and skills and is proactive in the field of extracurricular activities that enhances the creative talent and practical abilities of their students.

St. Andrews value based education system actively promotes and expects the highest standard of integrity from their students at all times preparing them for the world outside. Some of these values include a respect for one another, punctuality, organization, taking responsibility and working hard as a team.

Sports are a great way to inspire teamwork and are an integral part of the St. Andrews curriculum. Student teams regularly represent the school in cricket, basketball, football, chess and athletics and win laurels at both the regional and national levels.

St. Andrews has designed and implemented cutting edge sports facilities that are at par with the international schools in Bangalore. St. Andrews, Whitefield features an 8000 sq ft playground area for the primary school. To compete amongst the best schools in Bangalore, St. Andrews is building a 22,000 sq ft multi-purpose flood-lit playground with an international size (60 metre) cricket pitch and a running track for athletics.

Indoors, the ground floor classrooms in the primary block have been constructed. They have abundant ventilation and open out into their own individual courtyards landscaped with fruit trees. All the classrooms are equipped with smart boards and are under CCTV surveillance. The whole campus is Wi-Fi enabled and is powered by solar panels increasing its technological and environmental value amongst the top schools in Bangalore.

The Whitefield branch will showcase these tried and tested features of the Andrewite education. That, in turn, will pave the way for the school to start its latest campus and ensure that St. Andrews, Whitefield becomes one of the best CBSE schools in Bangalore.


School summer holidays are an endless set of days that can, on the one hand, be thrilling to a child and on the other hand be overwhelming to a parent. As the end of term approaches, parents can take the opportunity to proactively plan this extended vacation. The climate in Bangalore during the long summer months is ideal for recreational activities as the sun is out for prolonged periods without being overbearing and the skies are mostly clear of rain bearing clouds. Taking advantage of the clement weather, many of the schools in Bangalore hold sports camps during the summer holidays. This also benefits parents as they can search for the best schools that provide summer sports camps in Bangalore in order to give their children an opportunity to develop well-rounded skills and abilities.

It has been scientifically proven that physical activity has a beneficial effect on the brain function of growing children. Exercise improves each child’s memory and increases their attention span.

Also, sports inculcate perseverance and problem-solving skills in children giving them the ability to assertively deal with life’s challenges.

In addition, playing sports involves teamwork where children learn to develop and execute plans, delegating them to those best equipped.

Moreover, while playing sports, children have to communicate effectively in order to rely on each other, encourage each other, and work together to reach a common goal. Likewise, sports help children dream and set goals as they learn how to make the team. Similarly, when kids are fully immersed in activities like practising, doing drills, and developing new skills, they see and feel progress which in turn fosters their desire to set new and bigger goals.

The best schools hire coaches who are at the top of their game to train their students in Bangalore. During these coaching sessions, the little sports enthusiasts gain self-esteem and are inspired to be trustworthy. Not only are they encouraged by their coaches, but they also achieve set goals, exceed expectations, and grow in confidence. Similarly, sports teach children to do things on their own which in turn helps them gain self-confidence and autonomy.

Furthermore, children learn how to score, tackle their opponent, and anticipate their moves thereby teaching them how to think strategically.

On top of everything, children will be excited to play sports, without realising that they are gaining all these valuable skills. Parents can introduce their children to the wonderful world of sports to keep them gainfully occupied in wholesome activities. The earlier parents search out the top schools that provide summer sports camps in Bangalore for their children, the earlier healthy habits are embedded into their children’s routines and the benefits are felt in their children’s overall development, growth and health.                                           


St. Andrews School is located amidst tranquil surroundings in the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad, Telangana and Bengaluru, Karnataka. Founded in 1985 by the Emanuel family, St. Andrews School is deeply devoted to the commitment of providing quality education at an affordable cost to all sections of society. The school has such a rich and extended history of constantly evolving and embracing new trends. Our facilities, curriculum, course offerings, make St. Andrews a dynamic place to be in.

The quintessential school has students aged 3 through senior secondary and is a proud community of over 8,000 students and 600 mentors. The school offers the CBSE Curriculum, for the primary, secondary and senior secondary classes, that is rich, challenging and focuses on promoting intellectual, social and cultural energy among its learners, promoting a sound, vibrant and holistic school education that nourishes excellence in every sphere of student development.

The school has contemporary and up-to-date facilities that provide a safe and secure learning environment. The school’s greatest asset is its dedicated and talented faculty, who constantly challenge themselves and the students to participate completely in the holistic learning process.

Admissions for each academic year begin in October for Bengaluru and in the month of December for Hyderabad, for the following academic year. New students are chosen on the basis of interests and skills as well as parental understanding and commitment to the unique pedagogy and vision of the school. Admissions are open for the reception class (Lower Kindergarten) and senior secondary and admission into other classes are based on availability.

Please visit www.standrewsindia.com for more information about the school.

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