Welcome to B.D. Somani International School, Mumbai

Aradhana Somani
Director, B.D. Somani International School

All parents want their children to attend a great school. We want our children equipped with all the tools they could need to navigate the uncertain world we find ourselves in today...

Zoë L Hauser
Head of Primary School

A visit to our classrooms will show you busy and joyous places of work where students and teachers are actively engaged in collaborative, challenging, authentic problem solving...

Don Gardner
Principal, Secondary School

B.D. Somani International School has been offering an international curriculum to students since its opening in July 2006. The school has an uncomplicated philosophy...

What they say about B.D. Somani

Reception & Kindergarten Parent

B.D. Somani has brought out the best in my children. I love this school because it emphasises overall development and learning of the child and not just academics.

Grade 3 Teacher

From teachers to assistants to students, there is a sense of family here that is perfect for nurturing academic ability. It is an institution that provides an environment in which students can reach their full potential.

Why choose B.D. Somani

Collaborative and cooperative learning

Large outdoor spaces

21st century skills

Design thinking

Vibrant Arts programs

Communication skills

Block-building program - unique to India

Individualised college placement


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What started as a 2-year IB Diploma program is now a vibrant centre of learning in the 21st-century from Early Years to High School


Grades from Reception through to the IB Diploma program with 3 classes for each grade


Our qualified teachers facilitate the process of learning through inquiry, exploration, and encouragement


Each student receives individual attention and the guidance and support they need to succeed

LOCATION: Cuffe Parade

Located in the heart of South Mumbai, we have a host of on campus facilities unique for a school in Mumbai


We offer a specialised counselling and college placement program that enables students to make the right choices for their future

From the blog


Learning Without Walls

Be Different - At Dharavi

The Year of Enquiry



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  • Creating designs on wet clay. This was one of the experiences our students enjoyed a whole lot during our study trip to Kutch.
  • We couldn't go to Kutch and not learn about the salt industry, could we?
  • A group of our teachers with six Grade 1 students were at the Kids Education Revolution summit this past weekend. Kids Education Revolution is a group empowering student voice in the need for educational change in India. At the KER National Summit, we conducted a workshop on the power of block-building and all the skills it encompasses - first-hand research, design thinking, collaboration, engineering, mathematical problem solving, etc. The positive response was overwhelming with more than 60 participants at each session. Our 1st graders were young leaders who surely found their voice!
  • Our students also picked up a whole host of skills during our Kutch trip. In a village near Dholavira, they learnt about leather work. Then they attended a traditional tie and dye workshop. They even learnt how to weave recycled plastic bags to make bags and pouches and wallets. And what an experience it was.
  • One of the most memorable times from our Kutch trip was learning about sand and clay and the right mix for making bricks. And then our students jumped right in, kneading mud by foot in preparation for brick making.
  • The primary objective of our Grade 5 Kutch trip is to observe the archaeological site of Dholavira to know more about the Indus Valley Civilization. Learning about Ancient Civilizations is part of our Social Studies unit and here we are, at Dholavira, reliving history.
  • Sunrise over the Rann of Kutch and the world-famous White Desert. One advantage of avoiding tourist spots is that you will never find other people in your frame.
  • Our art installation at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018 was awarded third prize. Congratulations to our Grade 4 and 5 students for their thoughtful design, collaboration and hard work. Ably supported by Ms. Priyadarshini, Ms. Divya and our art Didis. The festival is on till February 11, 2018 and you can view our installation in the museum grounds all week long.