Message from the principal Message from the principal

Message from the principal

We are delighted to welcome you to Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam, a school known for its holistic and inclusive ethos.  

It is not easy joining a new school, however joining Oakridge is a unique experience.  Here, our teachers and students provide a community feel, where every individual is respected, and everyone would find something in common.  This year particularly was a challenge for us in terms of new students joining the Virtual School Environment. Given the warmth of interaction of our teachers and students, all the new students settled well into the new school year.  Some of our new student in senior grades were elected or selected for student leadership roles which shows that talent and abilities are valued at the school. 

Shaila Bhamidipati

Being a learning community, our teachers are passionate about each and every child under their care.  We encourage students of all academic backgrounds to achieve their full potential through our adaptive curriculum, supported by specialist teachers.  School envisages every student to become a responsible global citizen who equally involve in matters of global, national and local importance.  We provide a multicultural environment where students learn intercultural understanding by appreciating and celebrating diversity. Our state of art facilities complements the high-quality of teaching and learning by providing a conducive environment for social and intellectual growth of our students. 

For those students who are seeking a boarding admission, let me assure you that our boarding is, ‘a home away from home’. Our dedicated Head of Boarding with the caring and committed boarding staff double up as parents for the boarding students. Each year our graduating batch of boarding students miss the boarding life of camaraderie, social life, good food and academic rigour when they leave the school. Many of our boarding alumni often visit the school by arrangement to refresh their memories of good times spent on campus.   

The school offers the national curriculum (CBSE) as well as international curriculums like Cambridge International and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).  Currently Oakridge Visakhapatnam is the only school in the state to offer the IB Diploma.  We have many students who score above 90% in CBSE Grade 12 examinations with the school average score being 80%.  We also have students who achieve their full potential by graduating high school to secure good admissions in reputed universities.  Many of our top students go to world’s best universities either within Indian or abroad.

This year our students got 100% IGCSE certificates with 80% of them scoring A* to C in IGCSE subjects. Our first batch of IBDP students will write their examinations in May 2022, we are committed to enable them to score well to achieve their dream of securing good college admissions. 

We believe it is our duty to enable our students to reach the world’s best universities after graduating from our school.  So, we provide end-to-end college counselling support for students, enabling parents to process the entire college admissions through the school College Counselling Department. 

We look forward to partnering with you in the learning journey of your child as s/he joins our school.  We respect the faith you have shown in our school to make a difference in your child’s schooling and we stay committed to that promise. 

Sincerely, 

Shaila Bhamidipati

Principal

Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam