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GIIS History

We have come a long way since our inception in 2002.

Back then, GIIS had a small presence at Mount Sophia in Singapore with a strength of just 48 students. In the last 16 years, we have grown to span seven Asian countries with 21 campuses combined in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, Vietnam and India.

Today we are a leading international school offering Indian and International curricula to students from diverse backgrounds.

We have steadfastly focused on providing an extraordinary education to students from all over the world. In adopting the cultural ideology of “Schools That Learn”, we make each and every member of our community an equal partner in the process of learning.

In empowering students to take on active roles in their own progress, we uniquely engage them while promoting a culture reinforcing the joy of lifelong learning.

2010

First campus in Middle East opens in Dubai. The move makes GSF a global group and management fine tunes internal processes in order to maintain quality and professionalism across its schools.

2008-09

GSF opens a 3rd Singapore campus and expands into Vietnam and Malaysia. It continues to expand its presence in India to meet the rising demand for private schools. These schools provide an avenue for returning expatriates to more easily transfer their children from an overseas GIIS school to an Indian one.

2015

Acquires One World International School, a premium pre-school and primary education focused international school.

Developed new owned school in Abu Dhabi.

2016-17

Consolidation of two smaller Singapore campuses into the new state-of-the-art Punggol campus with capacity expansion.

Further expansion overseas with the planned opening of campuses in the Middle East and India.

2007

GSF continues its Asian expansion with the opening of a new campus in Thailand and its first campus in India. These new campuses mark a milestone in Global School’s history where it expanded via local partners through joint ventures or franchise.

2011-13

GSF continues to expand in India. The endorsement by IFC affirms GSF’s growing brand and reputation as an international school.

2002

GSF opens its first campus in Mount Sophia, Singapore with 48 students.

Founder Atul Temurnikar saw the need for an Indian school that allowed Indian children to continue studying in a similar system to India.

2006

After 4 years, GSF opens 2 new campuses in Malaysia and Japan and a 2nd campus in Singapore. The overseas expansion was part of the group’s plans to serve the needs of overseas Indians working in Asia.

Educational Philosophy

Our steady focus has been on providing high-quality, values-based education to students at a moderate price. In an effort to continuously better our processes, we have embraced the ideology of 'Schools that Learn' which automatically makes every member of our community an equal partner in the process of learning.

Through academic, skills-based and values-focused knowledge that we impart on our students, we aim to nurture and mould them into global citizens who are capable of taking up any challenge thrown at them.

Ample opportunities are provided through proper academic exposure, practical demonstrations, as well as mentorship and guidance to cultivate the spirit of entrepreneurship, leadership and teamwork among students, empowering them to take an active role in their own progress and be joyful, lifelong learners.