Head of School’s Message



On behalf of The International School of Hyderabad I would like to welcome you to our website and the first glimpse of who we are. I hope you find it informative and reflective of our diverse, committed and warm community.


The school is in its 40th year. We are under the trusteeship of The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). Our facilities are excellent, with a purpose-built school, nestled on 3,500 acres of the ICRISAT campus. Given this and the wonderful climate of Hyderabad, most learning takes place beyond classroom walls, allowing for a unique and positive life-worthy learning experience.

At ISH, we place great emphasis on our learners, ‘leading their own learning’ through learning that is inquiry based, collaborative, relevant, current and meaningful. Our faculty act as facilitators and guides. We have created a learning culture where we encourage everyone to be courageous, and try new ways of learning. ‘Failure’ is seen as a learning opportunity. We operate on principles rather than rules. Further, we give our learners 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 center for expatriate families in Hyderabad. We host many community gatherings throughout the year. 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 our unique learning landscape.

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