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Curricula Offered

Choosing the curriculum for your child can be quite a challenge, especially in those critical few years before college or university

From toddlers upwards, our international curricula provide your child a solid foundation and a vivid understanding of the world. As one of the top CBSE schools in Visakhapatnam, we follow the IGCSE Programme for our Primary Year, for their cerebral growth fueled with practical play and learning and IGCSE/CBSE Programmes for our Middle Years. Our students then transition to the either IBDP or CBSE for Grades 11 and Year 12. Throughout their educational journey with us, students are exposed to high standards of academic quality and rigour. Our curriculum prepares your child to study for CBSE and the IB Programme: 

IGCSE Programme Nursery to 10th Grade

CBSE Programme 6th Grade to 12th Grade

IB Diploma Programme 11th Grade & 12th Grade

Ranked as the Number One Day and Boarding school in Visakhapatnam and Andhra Pradesh by EducationWorld India School Ranking 2019-20, we create an environment that inspires ambition, optimism, success and achievement. We instill respect, high standards of behavior and social graces in every student.

Excellence In Language

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As one of the best international schools in Visakhapatnam, Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam prides in delivering language learning programmes, with some native language teaching. The current language options we offer are French and Telugu. 

We are committed to personalising learning for every student and seek to deliver a differentiated curriculum that caters for the diverse needs of every individual, throughout their school career. We offer an experienced, highly-skilled pastoral team and we ensure every student receives the appropriate support they need to achieve their potential. We work in partnership with students and parents to fulfil their needs and monitor their individual progress. Our open-door policy allows us to have a personalised approach to admissions, enabling families to discuss all needs and requirements prior to enrolment. 

Personalised Learning And

Pastoral Care

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Understanding the

Curricula Shifts

Early Years is one of the most important developmental stages in the academic journey of a student. The curriculum choices during this key stage is the first major step in giving a head start to every child. At Oakridge, we developed a unique Pre-Cambridge Primary curriculum for our tiny tots which is based on their uniqueness, sense of belonging, relationships, communication and wellbeing.

Our trained teachers groom the students to become confident, expressive and happy individuals as they enter into primary school. The school offers Cambridge Primary (CP) offered by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). The CP curriculum is offered in English, Mathematics and Science. Whereas Social Sciences, languages, Music, Art, Drama, Physical Education and Information Communication Technology curriculum is developed keeping the requirements of the country.

All students of Grade 5 appear for a Checkpoint examination in English, Mathematics and Science conducted by Cambridge International. Cambridge Primary enable students to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged in their learning before they enter the secondary school. Students joining the secondary school have two choices of curriculum, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Cambridge International lower Secondary. Students opting for college studies in India wanting to get good base for national competitive examinations typically choose CBSE curriculum.

Students wanting to keep an option of studying abroad or even the option of taking admissions in India choose the option of Cambridge International. Many students who prefer staying in India and writing competitive examinations also prefer taking Cambridge International till Grade 10, before switching to CBSE Grade 11 and 12. In the past students switching from Cambridge to CBSE after Grade 10 have done exceptionally well in the CBSE Grade 12 examinations.

Students choosing Cambridge International appear for a Checkpoint examination in Grade 8 and International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) in Grade 10. Both of these exams are conducted by Cambridge International. CBSE students appear for the Grade 10 CBSE examinations (All India Secondary School Examinations, AISSE). Students who are mainly focussed on Indian competitive examinations move on to take CBSE Grade 11 and 12. The CBSE Grade 11 and 12 curriculum is aligned with almost all the competitive examinations syllabi. This offers an advantage to students to prepare simultaneously for the competitive examinations. Grade 12 students appear for CBSE Grade 12 examinations (All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, AISSCE).

Students wanting to continue in the International Curricula move to International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Grade 11 and 12. IBDP is one of the most acclaimed school leaving certificates which most universities respect. Students graduating with an IB Diploma stand out in their overall personality becoming better communicators, enhanced social and interpersonal skills, in-depth research skills and most importantly self-management skills. CBSE Grade 12 does not offer second language, whereas IB Diploma offers second language options. Parents are requested to discuss the language progression while seeking admissions to map the language learning throughout the high school years.