Frequently Asked Questions


Candor, like all the other international schools, has excellent infrastructure and offers an international curriculum. However, Candor is different, because:

 It ensures openness, celebrates diversity and creates a multicultural learning community

 It is the first green school certified by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC). Only 20% of candor campus is constructed. Rest 80% is maintained as green space for the benefit of our community and the environment

 It emphasizes the process of, and meaningful learning, rather than just passing the examination

 Its Founders, Faculty and Staff members represent diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities

 Its Special Educational Needs department is headed by qualified, trained, experienced and certified staff

Its Second languages programme is staffed by native speakers of the languages

 It emphasizes parental partnership in the child’s learning

Candor offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Pre K to Grade 5. This curriculum is enquiry-based, student-centered and trans-disciplinary and will transform a child from a passive listener to an active and engaged learner.

Candor offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curriculum for Grades 6 – 10 which culminates in the IGCSE Certificate at the end of Grade 10. This curriculum is accepted worldwide as well as by the Association of Indian Universities.

Candor offers Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate (IBDP) for grades 11 and 12. The Diploma Programme is internationally recognized and also recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.

Traditional education systems are largely textbook-driven and teacher-directed and the students are, by and large, passive learners. The emphasis is on teaching, testing and the exam results, rather than learning and the process of learning.

The PYP, IGCSE and IBDP curriculum, on the other hand, lays emphasis on meaningful continuous learning and concentrates on the application of knowledge to real life. The curriculum is delivered with a student-centric approach and students share the responsibility for their learning with teachers as facilitators.

The Candor programme is also different in that it integrates Music, Dance, Drama, Arts, Robotics Technology, Sports and Community Service into its timetable in order to deliver a holistic education.

Yes, they definitely can. Students who decide to study in India can get admissions into Indian Universities because both the IGCSE and the IB are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities. Also, increasing number of students these days want to go overseas for their higher education. The IGCSE and IB makes this transition easier. A career and guidance counselor will ensure that each child is adequately guided through the process of finding the right college or university upon the completion of their schooling at Candor.

The methodology used at Candor maintains a delicate balance between classroom learning, experiential learning, problem/project-based learning, and a discriminate use of technology in the classroom. Children learn from their peers, as well as from the teachers who are the initiators and facilitators in the learning process. The school provides opportunities for and encourages individual potential and creativity to ensure a whole-brain curriculum.

Candor handpicks its faculty members for their qualification, experience in international education, and commitment to the all-round development of students. The school consciously maintains diversity in the teaching community. Candor also invests in in-house training and professional development workshops for its teachers and has a clear retention and succession plan for them. To ensure that the staff gets opportunities for their professional growth , Candor International School is a member of:

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development(ASCD)

American Library Association (ALA)

Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA)

Candor has excellent infrastructure and meets international standards in all aspects of academic, residential or co-curricular facilities. As the physical environment of a school greatly impacts or impedes learning, Candor has invested in internationally accepted educational facilities.

Candor provides AC buses with seat belts, a GPS, and female attendants on each bus to ensure the safety of every child. The school bus routes are shared with the parents and the transport system is closely monitored by the Dean of Administration.

Candor has homely dorms with TV, music, games, a small kitchen and most importantly, a dorm parent to look after the needs of the residential students.

Candor has security and communication systems in place to ensure that we monitor each entry/exit and that all emergencies are attended to immediately.

A student’s progress is regularly monitored through Formative and Summative assessments and parents are regularly updated on their child’s progress.

Weekly residential facilities can ensure that academic work, and social and other activities, are taken care of during the weekdays and parents are able to spend quality time with their children over the weekend.

Yes, Candor integrates Music, Drama, Sports, the Arts, Robotic technology into its curriculum because we believe that emotional and social development provided by the co-curriculars are as important as intellectual development.

Candor believes that being international is a state of mind that goes beyond flags, festivals, and food. At Candor it means:
 Encouraging candid discussions about sensitive local and global issues like racism, discrimination, human rights, terrorism, etc.
 Actively encouraging the appreciation of other countries and their cultures
 Accepting differences of opinion and ways of thinking

Upcoming Events

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PYP Interm Reports

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Collabs for Teachers

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