May 2012


Dear Parents:It is a great pleasure for me to announce the huge success of the graduating class of 2012 in their college placements throughout the world.  Our graduating class of 122 students has received 715 offers of acceptance from some of the finest universities around the world, a  16% increase in number of offers since last year!


Many students from this batch have been accepted into top-flight institutions around the globe: one has been accepted into Princeton University, two into Columbia University, two into The University of Pennsylvania, two into The University of Chicago, two into Duke University, two into the New York University Stern School of Business, one into Stanford University, four into Cornell University, five into The London School of Economics, five into Harvey Mudd  College,  five  into  Northwestern  University,  six  into  King’s  College London, seven into Carnegie Mellon University, seven into The University of California Berkeley, seven into Imperial College London, seven into The University  of  British  Columbia,  eighteen  into  University  College  London, twenty-five into The University of Warwick, one into McGill University, two into The University of Toronto, and three into Hong Kong University.


There have been many more successes at extremely prestigious institutions: twenty-three of our students have been accepted into The University of California Los Angeles, twenty-two into The University of California San Diego, twenty-two into The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (ranked no. 3 in Business Entrepreneurship in the US), nineteen into Pennsylvania State University, fifteen into The University of Indiana, Bloomington (twelve of these into The Kelley School of Business), thirteen into The University of Bristol, thirteen into New York University, eleven into The University of Nottingham, eleven into Boston University, eleven into Purdue University,   ten into The University of Manchester, ten into The University of Bath, ten into The University of Southern California, ten into The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, nine into Emory University, nine into The University of Edinburgh, eight into St Andrews University (Scotland), eight into Northeastern University, six into  Babson  College  (no.  1  in  the  US  for  Entrepreneurship),  six  into  the University of Texas at Austin, five into The University of Virginia, five into Tufts University, one into The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and one into Boston College.


An increasing number of TISB students are interested in gaining admission into highly selective and prestigious small liberal arts colleges which offer the individual attention and intimate, safe learning atmosphere that our students are used to and have enjoyed at TISB.  Five of our students have been admitted into Claremont-McKenna College, one into Amherst College, one into Grinnell

College, one into Bard College, one into Mount Holyoke College, three into Washington University of St Louis, three into University of Richmond, two into Scripps College, one into Sarah Lawrence College, one into Smith College, one into Reed College, one into Davidson College, one into Middlebury College, one into Oberlin College and two into Wesleyan University.



We’ve also had wonderful placements in top institutes which specialize in technology and the arts.  Seventeen of our students have been admitted into the Georgia Institute of Technology, eight into the Florida Institute of Technology, four  into The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, three into Rochester  Institute  of  Technology,  four  into  the  Hong  Kong  University  of Science and Technology, two into Rensselaer Polytechnic University, eight into The University of the Arts London (no 1. in the UK), five into the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art (Singapore), two into The Parsons School of Design, two into The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one into The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, three into the Savannah College of Art and one into Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne.  Whatever students’ interests may be, TISB helps them get into the very best specialist institutes around the world.



The Class of 2012 has also had phenomenal success in obtaining large scholarships.  This year’s total (so far) of USD $6.5 million in scholarships is an  86% increase  on last year’s figure of $3.5 million and exceeds all previous records by a very wide margin, making the class of 2012 the most successful scholarship winners in the history of the school!  Some of the largest combined total scholarships per student include:


•     $802,600 for Shruthi Badri to study Physics at Amherst College, University of British Columbia, Harvey Mudd College, Macalester College and Reed College.  This is far and away the highest amount ever awarded to a TISB student in the history of the school!!

•     $448,000 for Eashaa Parekh to study Fine Art at Maryland Institute College of Art, Parsons the New School for Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

•     $369,500 for Amaya Illuri to study Liberal Arts at Clark University, Denison University, Hampshire College, Lewis and Clark College and Wheaton College.

•     $351,256 for Atul Shastry to study Engineering at Berea College and  The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

•     $348,000  for  Durga  Jayaraman  to  study  Religious  Studies  at Colorado College, Connecticut College, Davidson College, Macalester College, Trinity College, and Tufts University.


These are just the top five of over 50 major scholarship awardees at TISB this year.



The  graduating class of 2012 has been amazingly successful in their college placements and they have wonderful futures ahead of them.  The story is not over yet, since we have not yet heard from the Australian, Singaporean and Indian Universities, but I would like to congratulate every member of the class for their superb good fortune and also to thank all of the staff of TISB for their total dedication to making children’s and parents’ dreams come true year after year.

Best wishes,


Dr Matthew Sullivan