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GSIS has been ranked India’s #1 International Residential School in 2022-23

Situated in the beautiful hill station of Ooty, GSIS offers a challenging and stimulating environment that combines academics with a wide range of co-curricular activities, focusing on the all-inclusive development of its students. With modern teaching methodologies, a healthy student-teacher ratio (4:1), secular and multicultural learning environment, exceptional faculty, and state-of-the-art infrastructure, GSIS equips students for the future as global citizens, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, openness, commitment, understanding and trust.

What makes GSIS a great school

Diverse Curriculum

Supported by highly qualified faculty from India and abroad, GSIS offers world-renowned international curriculum – the Cambridge International curriculum and International Baccalaureate Program – as well as Indian curriculum with ICSE and ISC programmes.

In the lap of mountains

Situated in the idyllic hill station of Ooty, GSIS offers a tranquil, comfortable and stimulating environment that nurtures the potential of students and encourages academic excellence.

All-round education

With over 40 + cocurricular activities, GSIS promotes intellectual, personal and physical development of students, along with academic success.


The secular, multicultural, and global learning environment, with students from 30 countries and 150 faculty members, prepares students to thrive in a diverse and interconnected world.

Infrastructure and safety

Spacious classrooms, well-equipped laboratories, excellent medical facilities, nutritious food, and boarding houses which offer students a warm, home away from home experience GSIS offers all this and much more for the comprehensive growth and safety of children.

Academic Programmes

As an IB Continuum School, GSIS offers three of the International Baccalaureate’s high-quality programmes – The Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) for Grade 4-12 students.
We also offer Cambridge curriculum (Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, and IGCSE) and Indian curriculum with ICSE and ISC programmes.

Ooty – A leading educational hub

Ooty, located in the majestic Nilgiris, attracts visitors throughout the year with its pleasant weather, amazing sightseeing spots, lush vegetation, deep verdant valleys, sprawling tea and coffee plantations, and the traditional and colonial-style buildings. It is also one of the Indian hill stations with the best AQI (Air Quality Index). Ooty has always been a premier education hub mainly due to cool and temperate weather, which makes for the perfect setting for children to learn, play sports, and engage in various outdoor activities.


  • Our children have grown up in GSIS, and as parents, it has been a wonderful experience for us and the kids as well. GSIS has moulded our children into smart, independent, compassionate, well-rounded individuals. GSIS isn’t just a school, it’s a whole new world giving students a wealth of opportunities to build their future. It’s an amazing “home away from home.

    Sai Bikkina
    Father of Akhilesh Sai Bikkina (Grade 12 IB) and Sharika Devi Bikkina (Grade 9 MYP)
  • The wide range of activities that the school offers is something that I find immensely impressive. My children have benefited significantly from GSIS – they have gained tremendous self-confidence and have become more independent-minded. The school offers numerous extracurricular activities, which has helped them to advance their skills and identify their areas of interest.

    Babu Chandran
    Father of Akhila Chandran Babu (Grade 12 ISC) and Aditya Chandran Babu (Grade 8 IGCSE) - Muscat
  • Carrying out your daily responsibilities with diligence contributes significantly to personal growth. At GSIS, students are given the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities, thanks to the meticulously planned schedule that has been put in place for us. This has hugely aided my personal development and enabled me to be constantly productive. 

    Akhila Chandran Babu
    Grade 12 - ISC
  • If you ask me “Why I chose GSIS”, the list of reasons might be endless! The first and foremost reason would be the environment. To live in an environment tailored for academics, extracurricular activities, and sports with the bonus of being able to live with people from different countries and cultures. The transition to college has been much easier for me compared to other students.

    Mangalam Karuppiah
    Batch of 2022 - ISC (USA)
  • GSIS has brought out the best in both our children. GSIS offered them the space to express their innate talents, through the guidance of a team of caring and encouraging teachers and staff. A place where values of humility, integrity and grit were deeply imbibed, equipping them with the skills they require to go out into the larger world and face reality head on beyond their comfort zone.

    Bobby Alex
    Parent of Elena Alex (Grade 12 – ISC, School Sports Captain 2022/23) and Andrew Alex (Batch of 2019 - ISC, School Sports Captain 2018/19) - Dubai


What type of curriculum does Good Shepherd International School (GSIS) offer?

As an IB Continuum School, GSIS offers three of the International Baccalaureate’s high-quality programmes – The Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP) for Grade 3-12 students. We also offer Cambridge curriculum (Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary, and IGCSE) and Indian curriculum with ICSE and ISC programmes.

What is the average class size and ratio of boys to girls?

We provide personalized attention to each student, with 4:1 student-teacher ratio and 20 students per class.

How diverse is the student population and faculty at GSIS?

We offer a multicultural, secular and global learning environment with over 800 children from 30 countries and 150 highly qualified faculty members.

Apart from academics, does GSIS offer After school Activities?

At GSIS, we provide best-in-class facilities of global standards for athletics, various indoor and outdoor sports, swimming, golf, rifle shooting and yoga. We also organize regular inter-house competitions such as Short story competition, Recitation, Elocution, Essay Writing, Debates, Music, Classical/Folk Dance, Dramatics, Art competition etc. Students are provided with opportunities to compete in tournaments against other schools, as well as participate in district, state and national level competitions.

What are the different cuisines provided as part of meals in school?

We provide an array of well-balanced, wholesome and nutritious meals to our students and staff that are prepared using fresh, organic produce from our school farm. Our multi-cuisine menu features Indian, Asian, Continental, Lebanese, and Italian meals and dishes to cater to students from all around the world.

What are the various facilities available in Boarding?

There are 26 boarding houses – 8 for girls and 18 for boys – equipped with all the amenities including television, music systems and facilities for indoor games. Each boarding house is assigned to a boarding house parent assisted by dorm-nurses, who provide parental care and guidance to our students. Students are taught hygiene practices and etiquette, and personal grooming is taken care of by the boarding house parents and dorm-nurses. Our teachers, counselors and coordinators also pay daily visits to the boarding houses to ensure the well-being of our students.