The International School of Hyderabad (ISH) was
established by a group of parents in 1972. In 1982, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) received
permission to operate a school to provide education for children of its
employees. The charter was later amended to allow ISH to admit children of
expatriates living in Hyderabad. In
2002, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted ISH permission to admit a limited
number of Indian nationals. At present about 20% hold Indian passports.
For many years ISH operated on the premises of ICRISAT
Social Club in Banjara Hills. In 2006, ISH commissioned a purpose-built
Secondary School on the ICRISAT Campus on the outskirts of the city. The new
Secondary School was completed in 2007.
In 2009, the Elementary School moved to temporary buildings on the main
ICRISAT campus. Later in 2009, ISH broke ground on a purpose-built Elementary
School next to the Secondary School. The whole of the new Elementary School
building was completed by June 2012.