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The Diploma Programme (DP)

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a balanced programme of education for students aged 16 - 19 years and is respected by universities across the globe.


The DP is academically challenging and aims to develop students' breadth and depth of knowledge by ensuring they flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

The programme primarily focuses on the holistic development of the learners and prepares them for university. The DP enables the students to acquire skills that help them deal with the demanding workload, manage their time and meet the curriculum expectations. 

IB Diploma Programme Model

Preparing for the best universities and the world beyond

IBDP Journey - Hear from our students

Guillaume, Class of 2022

I joined Stonehill in Grade 10 and from the very beginning I felt comfortable with the challenging IB programme.  The IB Diploma Programme is fantastic in its guidance and preparation for the future. Academically and non-academically it taught me time management which I hope to use in college and in my daily life. 

Initially, I wanted to be an Aeronautical Engineer as I found working with aerodynamics relevant to everyday life. My horizons expanded at Stonehill and I found a greater interest in Psychology. This led me to change a vast majority of my classes to better suit my aspirations of pursuing Psychology in college. 

The highlight of being at Stonehill was organising the MUN conference as a representative of the school. I cannot imagine there to be a greater environment and greater group of people than the one I had at Stonehill. They will be with me forever.

Programme Leaders

Manpreet Kaur

Secondary Principal

Jennifer Browne

DP Coordinator

The Diploma Programme at Stonehill

The Diploma Programme at Stonehill, one of the best international schools in Bangalore, is a rigorous and challenging one which prepares the students to develop skills required to excel at the University level. Students develop a sense of their own identity, thrive on in-class enrichment activities and out-of-class skill building endeavours. Such an array of learning experiences combined with rigorous and relevant curricula build a strong foundation for future studies. At Stonehill, the focus has always remained on independent and self driven learning and students are provided with opportunities to hone their leadership skills. 

Why does Stonehill stand out?

DP Curriculum Framework

The curriculum comprises of the DP core and six subject groups. The DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.

The three core elements:

Theory of Knowledge

Students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know.

The Extended Essay

An independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper.

Creativity(C) Activity(A) Service(S)

Students complete a project related to those three (CAS) concepts.

The six subjects group:

Language and Literature

Language Acquisition

Individuals and Societies



The Arts

There are different courses within each subject group. The subjects are offered at Higher or Standard level . Standard level subjects take up 150 teaching hours. Higher level comprises 240 teaching hours.

"As I stepped into the embrace of my new boarding school both with excitement and anxiety, I felt adventurous on one hand and fear on the other. To my surprise, the academic staff and boarding staff were supportive and boarding felt like a home away from home. In just a few months, I not only made lifetime friends but also changed my worldview. I express my deepest gratitude to all my mentors and I am grateful that I can be a better person with each passing day. Stonehill has been a transformational experience.” - Sangama (D1)

Stonehill International School is a day and boarding school in Bangalore that offers full time and weekly boarding options, starting from grade 6 onwards.

More information about our Boarding Programme

We are delighted that you are considering Stonehill International school for your child's education. 

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Technology and innovation are an integral part of school life at Stonehill. We embrace technology to promote personalised, digital and e-learning. 

Technology in Secondary School

My son achieved his goal during his school life at Stonehill. I appreciate the full support Stonehill has given him.  Grade 11 Parent 


At Stonehill, the Arts form a key component of our world-class IB curriculum. In keeping with its mission statement, Stonehill strives to offer enhanced opportunities in the Arts, integrated within the wider academic curriculum.

Art in Secondary School

Thank you to all those associated with the school. Stonehill is the best school with the best teachers and infrastructure. Going to miss the Stonehill community! Grade 11 Parent 


Stonehill highlights the value of Sports in its mission statement.  As the School continues to grow, so does the mission of the sports programme in enhancing opportunities for every student. 

Sports in Secondary School

Events at Stonehill

Primary Visual Arts Exhibition

At the Primary Visual Arts Exhibition, our learners showcased their creativity using various mediums like 2D, 3D, clay, and recycled materials.

Congratulations, Class of 2024!

Stonehill celebrated the Graduating Class of 2024 with an elegant ceremony at the Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park on May 18th.

Book Week Extravaganza

Book Week featured a variety of learning experiences for our primary students like multilingual Mystery Reading, a Lit Fest Rally, a Book Cafe, a Harry Potter Zone, a Script-Camera-Action Room, Extreme Reading, a Book Character Parade and so much more.

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