FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS HIS GOING TO START?
Harbour International School has been registered with the Indian Govt. in January 2020. The school will begin in August 2020 with its first year of existence.
WHERE IS IT LOCATED?
The HIS board is currently looking at beginning the school with a leased property that is suitable for the needs of the school. HIS eventually aims at procuring its own property and building in Dehradun.
The leased location has not been finalized yet but is intended to be in a 5km radius of Jakhan, Dehradun, India. HIS plans to have a location finalized by March.
WHAT GRADE LEVEL/CLASS IS HIS UPTO?
HIS will start with KG - 5. Each year we will add a higher grade and therefore, intend to be a K-12 school within 7 years and have our very first graduating class. You can safely make HIS your child’s school up to graduation.
WHAT DOES IT COST TO STUDY AT HIS?
For school fees and other enrolment costs, kindly click here.
WHY HIS OVER OTHER SCHOOLS?
HIS is a Christian International School.
It aims at providing quality education at an affordable price. Perhaps, the only truly international Christian school in the region.
Provides quality American Curriculum with international adaptations to best fit our context.
Prepares and presents students with a broad experience of options to explore their gifts, talents and true purpose of life.
An environment that doesn’t focus on just memory learning (rote learning) and marks or grade achievement, but is founded on the fundamental and essential skills and abilities of education such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, reasoning, analysis, personal expression, interpretation and many more.
Qualified and experienced staff and teachers of various nationalities to be truly international and of high quality.
Smaller classroom size to provide individual care, attention, and growth to each student. Lower student to teacher ratio for quality interactions. Your child will not be just another student in the class of many.
Technologically enabled school with 21st-century learning tools within the classroom at all times.
Genuine care and safety provided to all students. The staff and teachers at HIS are there not just because it's their job, but because of their passion and love for education and the students.
Holistic approach in the development and growth of the student. Keen attention to the overall being of each student of HIS to thrive in areas such as academics, extracurricular, social, emotional, spiritual, skills, potential, etc.
A balance between freedom and purposeful scaffolded direction focussed and aimed at the excellence of students as a whole.
A restorative and authentic discipline that focuses not just on outward compliance and rigidity of actions, rather a deeper sense of understanding and transformation to help influence students to meaningful and genuine change.
A true International and diverse culture of the school to prepare students to be global citizens in this highly globalized world.
WHERE IS HIS AFFILIATED OR ACCREDITED FROM?
Right from the start, HIS is working towards the affiliation and accreditation from well renowned American Accrediting body.
In the meanwhile, the education at HIS is recognized and at power with other schools across the globe and doesn’t demerit the students, academically.
WHICH BOARD DOES HIS BELONG TO?
HIS is an international school and therefore is not under any Indian board. Being an international school, affiliated and accredited with the American body, HIS and its students are not placed at any disadvantage both in India and abroad.
WILL A STUDENT BE ABLE TO TRANSITION INTO AN INDIAN SCHOOL BOARD AFTER HAVING STUDIED AT HIS?
A student of HIS will easily be able to transition and transfer to any Indian school board. We believe that HIS prepares students to be very capable and equipped students to transition and thrive in any system and board.
WHERE CAN STUDENTS GO FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AFTER GRADUATING FROM HIS?
Graduates of HIS will be able to pursue higher education anywhere in the world. They will be recognized and certified to continue further education both in Indian universities and abroad. HIS is not designed to equip students to only go abroad after graduation. Students will be well equipped and recognized to attend Indian colleges and universities also.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF HIS?
HIS envisions to be a high-quality Christian International School in Dehradun that provides K-12 education for families of the community. We aim to set a benchmark in the world of education.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL AGE CHART FOR ENROLLMENT IN HIS?
This is only a suggestive chart. For actuals, kindly contact us.
KG: 4.5 - 5 years
Grade 1: 6 years
Grade 2: 7 years
Grade 3: 8 years
Grade 4: 9 years
Grade 5: 10 years
Placement of students into grade levels/class depends on diagnostic assessments.
IS HIS ONLY FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS?
No. It is a school for students of all nationalities.
WHAT SHOULD MY CHILD DO FROM APRIL - JULY OF 2020?
If your child is transitioning from an Indian education system, we recommend that they take a prep-program over those months to fill any possible gaps that there may be in transitioning to an international school system. (Generally in the area of reading).