Head of School’s Message


On behalf of The International School of Hyderabad I would like to welcome you to our website. I invite you to review its pages. I hope you find it informative and reflective of the diverse, committed and friendly community that we are.

The school is in its 36th year and is under the trusteeship of The International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Our facilities are excellent, with a purpose built school on the ICRISAT campus. The environment is therefore ideal for a positive learning experience, both in and outside of the classroom.

At ISH, we place great emphasis on our students ‘leading their own learning’ through learning that is project based, collaborative, relevant, current and meaningful. Our faculty act as facilitators and guides. ISH is a place where we encourage our students to be courageous, and try new ways of learning. ‘Failure’ is seen as a learning opportunity. Further, we give our students the tools to be reflective about their learning and to constantly be setting new goals to reach their desired targets. Learning at ISH is engaging and fluid and most of all it is fun!

ISH is also a great place for expatriate families in Hyderabad. As a parent and newcomer, there is no better place to meet other people and to make friends. I invite you to visit our campus and see for yourself what we have to offer.


Dr. Oli Tooher-Hancock
Head of School
International School of Hyderabad