Schools[ edit ] In the United Kingdom the official term is mixed,  and today most schools are mixed.
History[ edit ] The school traces its origin to when a group of Protestant missionaries, who had come to the hills on vacation and were staying at Brooklands Christian Guest Home in nearby Coonoordecided it would be of benefit to their children to live year round in the temperate and clean surroundings of the Nilgiri hills.
Initially the school operated as a type of boarding house where children would stay, and either be home-educated in house or sent to one of the local schools. It was named Hebron School in As time progressed it was decided that co-education would be more beneficial to the children, and in the two schools were amalgamated, with the senior school at Lushington Hall Ooty the senior girls were housed separately at Selborne and the junior school at Coonoor.
The Silverdale campus often referred to as Hebron Coonoor or Titch Heb was sold to Christian Mission Service and is now a children's home and industrial training institute.
The Ooty Government Botanical Gardens and the school share a common entrance. It is sometimes known as "Hebron International School", as it was at least for some time recognised by the European Council of International Schools ECIS and because there are students from over 25 nationalities studying at the school.
The school is very small by Indian standards and consists of around students. The student body represents 26 countries and many cultural and religious backgrounds. Many, but not all of students are Protestants. The school is not restricted to the children of Christian workers in India alone, but is open to those of Christian workers worldwide, with a special emphasis on Asia and Africaas well as children of "business parents" based in India.
All dorms are single-sex. Examiners from the United Kingdom conduct the exams at the school. In November 12 students received distinctions and 25 received merits, in 90 students were entered for exams and in 73 students again received 12 distinctions and 25 merits. Several students also received the Majolly Rolling Trophy in Singing for the most outstanding musicians in south India and the Admiral Dawson Rolling Trophy for grades 6 — 8 for the most promising musicians in South India.
Often, inter-school competitions within the Nilgiris are held. There are two major student-run events during the academic year. There are also a significant amount of fund-raising activities during the year.
The program takes on young people across the globe, primarily recently graduated students, and provides them with free lodging in exchange for their service. Usually IGs are responsible for helping in a particular dormitory and are given other subject related duties.
IGs almost always commit to a single semester 6 months in the school. Howard Oldcorn has replaced Dr. John Barclay as the principal of Hebron School.
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