The school is located on Tiwai Hill, a plateau 770 m above sea level, overlooking the Chas-Kaman Dam. Surrounded by gently sloping hills and valleys, this slice of the Deccan rain shadow has its origin in pre-historic volcanic activity. The natural vegetation is mainly scrub and the slopes have fairly dense forests of teak and jambul. In summer the hillscape is dry and magnificently golden brown. Later, with the onset of rains the ranges turn a lush green. It is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. Plantation activity initiated by the school has rendered the hilltop verdant with fruit trees like guava, chickoo and mango and flowering trees like gulmohar, bauhinia and gliricidia.