Although a rigorous academic programme is at the core of everything we at GSIS, do an equally outstanding co-curricular and extra-curricular agenda for students endows them with a much needed holistic education to give them a competitive edge over their counterparts elsewhere.
The School's Mission Statement states, "Good Shepherd International School endeavours to prepare each student for academic, social and personal success by creating a community of empowered and diverse learners striving to be globally minded citizens in an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and trust."
The Management, staff and students are committed to this mission and work together to obtain exceptional results in the academic, co-curricular, extra-curricular arenas and be happily productive in their very lives together at this completely and fully residential School.
Good Shepherd International School was founded by Dr.P.C.Thomas in February 1977. An educator at his core, his School is no doubt reflective of his far-sighted vision for Indian education. Dr. Thomas says, “I believe in inclusive education as the key to human enrichment and India’s giant strides to further progress”. State of the art facilities and infrastructure support his vision and ardent endeavour to make education at GSIS a wholesome and enjoyable experience.
A simple, yet distinctive and firm underlying philosophy of the school, to provide an international education while being steeped in the rich Indian educational tradition and core values, has been received very positively worldwide; it has resulted in the growth of the school to be rated as one of the best international schools in India and acknowledged as world class. The Institution has further diversified its operations in the field of education to include the Good Shepherd Finishing School.
GSIS is in an idyllic setting; two sprawling campuses amidst hills and fields, fine weather and a natural, pollution-free atmosphere satisfy a crucial need in today’s world for students to be able to learn, observe, introspect and contemplate in a most desirable environment. Education in such ambience is a rewarding experience for our students, truly their “wonder years”. The Primary School for Classes I - VI is at the Fernhill Campus, the former Baroda Summer Palace in Ootacamund, an elegant, charming location overlooking the famed Ooty Lake, amidst the lush, green hills of the Nilgiris. The Middle School, High and Higher Secondary Schools spanning Classes VII - XII are located in the sprawling, relatively new 100-acre Palada Campus at Muthorai Palada, 5 kms from Fernhill.
In rendering holistic learning, delivered by highly qualified, professional staff within an outstanding infrastructure, GSIS continues a grand tradition of thirty seven successful years and prepares to move dynamically into the future.