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India Schools : American Friendship Residential School

The International Friendship Academy was born of the vision to promote international friendship and understanding by bringing together students from different parts of the world. The American Friendship Residential School was founded in 1985 as a first step towards fulfilling this mission. It is the result of encouragement from Indians in the USA for a school providing for their children academic learning of a high standard, and an opportunity to live in India and learn about their homeland, its rich cultural heritage, ethos and values.

School Overview

School Campus

The School is set in the serene and sylvan surroundings of Gudibanda, 84 kms. North of Bangalore. The climate is generally dry and temperate throughout the year. The sprawling campus is well planned and consists of an Administrative Block, separate Preparatory School buildings, spacious classrooms, an open air auditorium, large playgrounds, swimming pool and well laid out gardens. Accommodation is provided separately for Prep. and Junior school students in spacious, well lighted and ventilated dormitories. Senior students are housed in a separate hostel having rooms accommodating three or four students in each. The school has its own clinic with a Residential/visiting Medical Officer. The supply stores on campus provide all necessary stationery, toiletries and other items to the students and staff.


The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi and prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations at the end of Standard X. AFRS is a secular residential school for boys with classes from IV to X.



  Indian Students Foreign Students
Prospectus & Application fees Rs. 150 US$ 10
Registration Fees Rs. 150 US$ 10
Admission Fees Rs. 1500 US$ 100
Interest free Refundable Deposit Rs. 10000 N.A.
Annual Fees
Tuition & boarding Rs. 35000 US$ 1700
Imprest Money Rs. 5000 US$ 300

Boys are admitted on the basis of their previous school record and/or performance in the Entrance Test in English and General Mathematics. Admissions are made to all classes except Standards IX and X, depending on vacancies. The School has classes from IV to X and is divided into Prep School - Classes IV and V, Junior School - Classes VI, VII and VIII, and Senior School, 30 students in each. The Academic year commences from June 1 every year and consists of two terms, June to September and November to March.

School Academics


While swimming, cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton and table tennis form the major sports, roller skating, physical training and tennis are other popular activities. The health club houses multi-gym equipment for those who are more physically oriented. Students are trained in yoga and meditation for their all round development. Under Uniformed Services, students are members of NCC, Scouts or Cubs.

Extra Curricular Activities

The various clubs include the Photography Club, Science Club, Philately Club, Histrionics Club, Literary Club and Nature Club. Students are encouraged to take up Social Service under the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Vegetable gardening and horticulture form some of the SUPW activities for the High School children.

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