We opened our doors in 1957 with 25 students; today our student body consists of 393 for the 2020/21 academic year. OSC is home to the most diverse student and teaching faculty in our host country, Sri Lanka. Our student body comprises over 40+ different nationalities. As a community, we believe in holistic education and aspire to achieve academic excellence. We prioritise the well-being of our own community as well as that of the communities and environments we interact with and impact.
The largest percentage of students are American (22%), followed by Sri Lankan (17%), British (9%), Australian (7%), and Indian (7%). The majority of our families come from diplomatic missions, United Nations (UN) organisations, and NGOs, while the remaining families have joined us from the corporate and private sectors. Our average annual turnover of students is 25% due to families being transferred to other posts abroad.
Many of our students continue to gain admission to respected universities in the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Europe, among other countries of their choice. At OSC, we provide our students with a variety of educational experiences both within and outside the classroom. Although most co-curricular activities were disrupted during the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we managed to continue a majority of activities through virtual platforms.
Our students are imbued with values of the IB Learner Profile (refer to page 9) that transcends the School’s curriculum and permeates every aspect of the programme delivery throughout the school. In time, our students learn to develop a better understanding of these values and how they contribute to be a “global citizen”.