Expats moving to Mumbai for a short-term assignment generally opt to send their children to an international school. This schooling option allows students to make a more straightforward transition into expat life in India with minimal disruption to their studies. 

As Mumbai's expat community grows, it is becoming harder and harder for parents to secure a place for their child at one of the city's popular international schools. So, expat families need to start the process of finding a school for their children as soon as their relocation to Mumbai is confirmed.

Fees at international schools are high and there are often extra costs for extra-curricular activities, textbooks, stationery and school trips. If possible, expats should negotiate an allowance for their children's school fees into their expat employment package.

Below is a list of some of the city's most prominent international schools.


International schools in Mumbai

American School of Bombay

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American, International Baccalaureate
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.asbindia.org

Bombay International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate
Age: 3 to 18
Website: bis.edu.in

Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate, and Indian
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.dais.edu.in

DSB International School 

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate and German
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.dsbindia.com

Singapore International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE, International Baccalaureate
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.sisindia.net