Academic Profile

Head of School: Ms Ruchira Ghosh
Head High school: Mr. Venkateshwar Rao
Cambridge Exams Officer: Ms. Jyoti Debnath
College & Career Advisor: Ms. Saritha Balanagar
Email: saritha@sanctamaria.in
School and Graduating Class Data
Enrolment (Pre-K to 12): 1327
High School Enrolment (9-12): 217
Graduating Class Size (Cambridge A Levels): 31

 

 

Authorisation
Cambridge Assessment International Education (IGCSE; AS & A Levels)
Cambridge Professional Development Centre

Partnerships
Duke of Edinburgh Award (IAYP)
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Univariety and UCLA

Centre Approvals
SAT
Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing
Licensed centre for Duke of Edinburgh Award

OUR PHILOSOPHY 

We believe each of our students has a unique potential waiting to be unlocked. We do this by offering quality education in a safe, inclusive, caring and happy environment, physical or virtual, using the world-class Cambridge curriculum, contemporary teaching and learning approaches and through partnerships with other reputed organisations. Our learners are confident, responsible, reflective and ready to face the world and contribute to society when they graduate. We value our community relationships with parents and families, and together, we do the best for our children as partners and critical friends. Sancta Maria is driven by the motto ‘In Omnia Excellentia’, which is Latin for ‘Excellence in Everything’.

SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

Sancta Maria International School is a private, co-educational day school. The school is part of the Saint Mary’s Educational Society founded in 1982, the Society has under its wing St. Mary’s Junior College, Basheer Bagh, St. Mary’s Junior College, Jubilee Hills, and St. Mary’s College, Yousufguda. 60% of our students are Indian citizens, 30% are US citizens and 10% are citizens of the UK and other countries. The school employs 115 full-time faculty members. All teachers have a minimum of graduate degree with either formal teaching qualifications or specialist training in their subject areas.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

The High School curriculum at Sancta Maria includes two stages of Cambridge Pathway. Grades 9-10 follow Cambridge Upper Secondary curriculum. The focus is on a broad and balanced study across a wide range of subjects using learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Assessments include written, oral, coursework and practicals and students take the IGCSE exams with or without the ICE group award at the end of this stage. Grades 11-12 use Cambridge Advanced programme with AS Level exams after Grade 11 and A Level exams after Grade 12. AICE Diploma is an optional additional qualification.

LANGUAGES

As a Cambridge Pathway school, Sancta Maria offers English as a first language from Early Years till Grade 12. Students have the option to study English as a second language and English General Paper in High School. High school students study English language for 4 years (Grades 9-12) at High School and write AS English exam after two year study period to comply with the local qualification equivalence requirement. Cambridge International AS and A Levels are extremely good preparation for university studies and are valued by all top universities in India and abroad. The other languages offered at Sancta Maria include Hindi, Telugu, French and Spanish.

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Sancta Maria offers a broad and balanced school curriculum which includes co-curricular and enrichment activities. These include International Award for Young People, Model United Nations, House competitions. School Enterprise Challenge, inter-school competitions, assemblies. Student voice is encouraged and students are part of the active and elected Student Council. They also participate in key decisions are part of various committees such as Anti Bullying Squad and School Lunch Committee. Sports offered include football, basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis and cricket. Last year, the school initiated a variety of Clubs including Book Club, Board Games Club, Environment Club, Photography Club, Psychology Club and Drama Club. High School students contribute to a monthly student newsletter called ‘The Marian’.