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Stonehill International School Invites Indonesian Students to World Class Education in Bangalore ~ Announces Commencement of Boarding Program Beginning August 2014

Jakarta, Indonesia – May 16, 2014: Stonehill International School, an education initiative by Bangalore based Embassy Group - India’s leading property developer, today announced that it will open its on-campus boarding program in Bangalore, beginning fall 2014. This announcement was made as part of Stonehill and Embassy Group’s overall outreach to Indonesian students, to pursue international education at the institution that serves a multicultural community of school children across the globe

Stonehill is one of the leading international schools in the world offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and is one among only 10 schools offering the full IB curriculum in India. The school is accredited from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). Established by the Embassy Group, Stonehill has a highly diverse community of over 300 students and 80 teachers representing over 33 nationalities.

Embassy Group is one of India’s leading property developers, with three decades of experience in the real estate industry, and  has close to 35 million sq feet of developments across the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality segments in India. Embassy Group has developed over 28 million sq feet of commercial space and close to 6 million sq ft. of residential spaces including luxury apartments and integrated townships in Bangalore. It has also built state-of the-art properties around education and sports  - Stonehill International School and the Embassy International Riding School respectively.

Stonehill International School – Campus description and key features

  • Spread over 34 acres of land
  • 3 Academic buildings with
    classrooms
    • Purpose-built Music, Technology, Art and Science Labs
    • 400 seat cafeteria
    • Multipurpose Hall
    • Administration Building
  • Boarding that can house 200 residents - designed as contemporary living spaces and supervised by experienced houseparents and staff
  • 25m heated swimming pool
  • Full sized football field
  • Cricket pitch
  • 24 hour medical centre
  • Climbing wall
  • 3 Synthetic Surface Tennis Courts
  • Synthetic Surface Basketball Court 
  • Gymnasium and fitness centre
  • Proposed 450 seat auditorium with music, drama and dance rooms, science labs, art studios, library, design & technology labs.

Speaking on the occasion, Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Embassy Group, stated, “Bangalore has been one the fastest-growing cities in India over the last decade, owing to the massive growth of the IT industry in the city. Touted as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore has a huge multi-cultural population with good social infrastructure, excellent climate and constantly upgrading physical infrastructure.This has led to an aggressive real estate development in the city. Embassy Group has been at the forefront of this massive growth, and has established itself as a leader in the real estate industry in India.”

Jitu Virwani further added, “Bangalore is also home to a significant expatriate community making it one of the most preferred destinations for international education. Realizing this trend, we set up Stonehill International School that caters to a diverse student population and is at par with global standards of education. But most importantly, keeping in mind the demand for international schools in Indonesia, we have come to Jakarta today, to invite students to be a part of our school and pursue world-class education at our institution.”

Peter MacKenzie, Director, Stonehill International School, said, “The boarding facility was conceptualized to give students the complete experience of the IB curriculum and provide them with an atmosphere that will enable them to grow into confident individuals. The facility has been aesthetically designed, keeping in mind the aspirations and expectations that parents and students have from an internationally acclaimed institution like Stonehill and we have taken enormous efforts to deliver that expectation.”

The Stonehill boarding facility is located on the 34 acre campus and will have 4 houses that can accommodate up to 200 residents. Students can chose from an array of options including temporary, week day and full year boarding program.  Designed to the promise of ‘a home away from home’, each boarding house will have single, twin and quad sharing rooms for different age groups, with a common lounge and a study room. All rooms will be fully air conditioned and equipped with high speed internet and en suite bathrooms. The facility will be supported with a cafeteria, fitness centre and a 24 hour medical centre and supervised by experienced house parents, tutors, matrons and service staff to take care of the children and their individual needs.

About Embassy Group
Embassy Group is one of the leading property developers in India with a track record of over 28 years in real estate development.  Embassy has an extensive land bank across the country and has developed over 35 million sq ft of prime commercial, residential and retail space in India as well as Malaysia and Serbia. Embassy’s portfolio of real estate developments spans the commercial, residential, retail and hospitality segments of the real estate industry. While the commercial real estate business includes the development of business parks for the IT/ITeS sector, SEZs and corporate office space. Embassy’s ongoing residential projects include luxury apartments, villas and integrated townships. Embassy’s residential projects are also designed to obtain IGBC Green Homes gold ratings as part of the efforts towards creating sustainable developments.

About Stonehill International School
Stonehill International School, Bangalore is an education initiative of the Embassy Group. Stonehill International School was conceived to meet the needs of a growing community of people with global aspirations – Indian and expatriate citizens who expect not just the highest standard of education, but a system that is relevant internationally. It is this perspective of education that led the school to the International Baccalaureate continuum of education. Developed in consultation with the Council of International Schools (CIS), Stonehill is among select schools in India that offer all three IB programmes. As an IB World School, its curriculum, teaching methodology, faculty and facilities, have all passed the rigorous, intensive and globally consistent authorisation process followed by the International Baccalaureate (IB).  For more information visit  www.stonehill.in

Media Contacts:

Hemalatha Nair
Head - Marketing & Communication
Embassy Group
hemalatha.n@embassyindia.com

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