Bunts Sangha's S M Shetty International School was started in 2008 and is an independent, co-educational international school located in Powai, Mumbai catering to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The school is under the umbrella of Bunts Sangha, Mumbai, which was established in 1927 as a charitable trust devoted to the cause of education, healthcare and social reforms of the downtrodden and underprivileged class of society. Students appear for Cambridge IGCSE examinations in Grade 10 and then can continue with Cambridge A Level or IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 and 12) The school enrolls both local and international students and has strength of 1200. There are 100 teachers with a student teacher ratio of 12:1
The school focuses on transferring skills like problem solving, creative and critical thinking, leadership and enterprise, collaboration and team work and citizenship with a conviction that the skills will enable students to navigate and forge ahead on their journey through life. The teaching learning methodology is based on the foundation of active learning, collaborative group work, teaching for understanding and addressing diverse needs of learners. Vertical and horizontal articulation of subjects and concurrency of learning is a part of curriculum planning.
Students are encouraged to take part in various curricular and co curricular activities and empowered to take up leadership roles in school events like Model United Nations, Annual Day, Business Day, Sports Day, Teachers' Day, TEDx etc.. The House System fosters the spirit of team work, family bonds and competition.
Community service projects are a vital part of our students' educational journey. Students work with underprivileged children from a nearby tribal hamlet and a mobile crèche for children of construction workers.
The school encourages its students to work towards sustainability and protection of the environment. Various initiatives like the Butterfly garden, composting and a vertical garden have been started in our effort to Go Green.