I am herewith sharing my experience about HFS International where my three children (Aditi Sishtla (IBDP Year 1, XI),
Aditya and Apoorva Sishtla (CAIE Grade V) are currently studying.
When my family returned to Mumbai few years ago we were in search of a good school in Mumbai, preferably in Andheri - Powai - Ghatkopar areas for our three children.
My wife and I visited several well known Schools in the area offering ICSE, CBSE and IGCSE curriculum. We decided to opt for IGCSE after we are convinced that IGCSE pattern will help the kids to have a more holistic approach to education though the other curriculums do have their respective strengths.
Once we decided on IGCSE, we narrowed down to few Schools offering this curriculum and the final choice was HFS International School in Powai due to its track record, excellent infrastructure, experienced principal, teachers and well established IBDP stream as my daughter is intohigher classes and we would like her to seamlessly move into IBDP program after completion of her Std X.
Our children found the School and its environment very helpful with the teachers motivating them to do well in their academics and encouraging them to part of various extra curricular activities and sports.
In the current academic year, my daughter , Aditi Sishtla joined the IBDP program and she has been finding the program very helpful as she is able to choose diverse subjects of her interest across sciences and humanities and pursue the same. The teachers have been supportive of the students in making them understand and appreciate the fundamentals and their applications in industry.
We found the School's emphasis on inviting industry experts to explain relevant topics across subjects an excellent idea that will help broaden the exposure and understanding of the students. IBDP students are encouraged and helped in taking up various activities that form part of CAS. Well known global and local private universities are invited to share the details of under graduate programs for the benefit of the students.
We are happy with the progress being made by our three children in HFS International, with daughter in IBDP program and sons in IGCSE and feel good about our decision to choose HFS over other Schools.
We are sure that students of HFS International Will do exceptionally well in their IBDP program under your able leadership of HFS and pursue under graduate and higher studies as per their choice to develop into much sought after professionals by Industry.
"When we were shifting to Mumbai, we were clear with few options for
our children’s schooling and HFSI was right on top of it. We were
blessed to get both our sons admitted in the school and we can see
them blossom into fine young minds with inquisitiveness to learn,
confidence about themselves and being competent in what they do.
This won't be possible without the School's holistic system of experiential learning in subjects as well as co & extracurricular activities. What specially stands out to us is the exemplary and visionary leadership of the school head Mrs. Kalyani Patnaik Ma’am.
The School is focused in developing every student as an International citizen with a quest to excellence and I can see that in my children. They have a fantastic CAS program and Student guidance initiatives.
Excellent sports support system and highly appreciated Co-curricular activities. More than anything else, we know that our children are in the safe hands during their normative, formative and adolescent period, that gives us a great comfort.
With the passion in which the Principal, Coordinators and Teachers get involved in student's growth is reassuring that our choice of school is the right one. I wish the School Management, Leaders and School staffs all the very best in the coming years."
"About three or four months back I was informed that we would be shifting to Mumbai and as I still wanted to continue doing the IB Diploma Programme, so we searched for some schools which offered the curriculum in Mumbai. My parents researched and found out that HFS was one of the best IB schools in Mumbai and after I attended a few classes I understood that they had made the right choice. The school offers loads of opportunities for IB, including a plethora of MUNs which I hope never end, as well as varied types of seminars and insightful workshops. The classes are interactive and quite engaging. I appreciate the school’s use of websites such as Kognity and Managebac which have helped me log my CAS hours till now and allowed me to revisit topics which I wanted to understand better. Moreover, the faculty has been extremely approachable every time and that is something that is very important especially in IB.I chose to stick with IBDP because it provides me opportunities on an international level and focuses on both critical and creative thinking as well as practical and theoretical applications of all subjects. It offers students the view of international-mindedness and aims to create a world where borders don’t limit intelligence."
Perseverance and hard work can only lead to success. Our goal and mission at HFS International is to mature every student & being about an overall development through ethics, morals, cultural awareness, physical fitness and academic excellence to help them become understanding citizens of India and the world.