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Looking for the list of best schools in India? Be it infrastructure, facilities, faculty or academics excellence, the best schools in India have all this and much more to offer.

Don’t we all look back in time and share the credit of our success today with our school ? Is school not a part of most of our childhood memories ?

A school has a very important role in a child’s life and besides safety, security, quality education, parents look to enroll their child in one of the best schools in India for this reason. Find the best schools in India here at Edustoke.

1. Rishi Valley

Rishi Valley School is managed by the renowned Krishnamurti Foundation, India. It is considered as one of the best schools in India. This beautiful school is situated in the interior of  Andhra Pradesh, 15km from the nearest town, Madanapalle and about 140-145 km north-east of Bangalore.

Rishi Valley School has approximately 350-360 boarding students from different states of India and sixty highly qualified faculty members. The Junior School, which includes a preparatory section for campus children and classes 4, 5 and 6, is contiguous with the Middle School, which consists of classes 7 and 8. 

In the senior school the educational programme shifts in its emphasis towards preparation of students in the syllabus for the ICSE (at the end of class 10) examinations.

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2. Doon School

In 1935, Doon School which is today considered as one of the most prestigious institutions in the country began its journey. Standing tall and imparting world class education Doon School has earned itself a great reputation.

The Doon School is a fine boarding school for boys only  The school’s beautiful 70 acre campus has a beautiful eco system and natural environment. The School has given the nation some eminent personalities as a prodigy. 

3. DPS RK Puram

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram is an excellent school in India. The school began as a public school in the year 1972 in the capital of the country New Delhi. DPS RK Puram is managed under the Delhi Public School Society. Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which is the largest educational board in the country. DPS R.K. Puram is a co-educational day-cum-boarding school, with approximately 7,500 students on its rolls.

The school is also affiliated to the Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC), and the National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC). The school is among the most distinguished members of the Delhi Public School Society.

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4. Vasant Valley

Another extra ordinary school in this league is Vasant Valley School situated in New Delhi. It began in 1990, is a self-funded day school with a student strength of over 1200. The school campus spreads over 7-8 acres, and has fully equipped infrastructure.

In classes XI and XII students prepare for the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (A.I.S.S.C.E.) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The school offers eighteen different subject choices at the Elective level. Each student is required to take four elective subjects along with English Core. There is no gradation within these elective subjects offered by the CBSE. A number of students of the school have been given merit awards after the class 10 and 12 C.B.S.E. Examination.

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5. Bombay Scottish

The Bombay Scottish School (BSS) which famously familiar as ‘Scottish’ is an excellent private co-educational school. This elite school is at Mahim West in Mumbai, India. The institution was founded in the year 1847 by Scottish Christian.

The school is open to students from kindergarten up to class 12 and is an  English medium school. The school is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, which conducts the ICSE examinations at the close of class 10 and the ISC examinations at the close of class 12.

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6. Cathedral & John Connon

One of the best and most renowned school in Mumbai, Cathedral & John Connon School is a co-educational school. It was founded in 1860 and is regarded as one of the fine schools in the region.

The Cathedral & John Connon School follows the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), and its students appear for the Council’s ISC, IB (Grade 12) and ICSE (Grade 10) examinations. English is the medium of instruction. Hindi is taught as a second language and Marathi or Sanskrit are taught as third languages.

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7. Scindia Kanya

Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya is a visionary girls’ boarding school. The age old prestigious institute is located in Gwalior- Madhya Pradesh. Almost 300-350 Kms south of Delhi, it is well connected with all major cities of the country .

The school was founded by Late Rajmata of Gwalior Srimant Vijaya Raje Scindia in 1956 with a view to educating the girl child in the context of newly independent India. The entry level class at SKV is standard VI and the school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education New Delhi. The medium of instruction is English.

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8. Lawrence

Going down south The Lawrence School, Lovedale is another fine educational institution in Lovedale, located near Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India. The institute has been named after its founder, Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence.

The Lawrence School, Lovedale, campus of 750 acres (750 acres), in Lovedale, is 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from Ootacamund. The school campus is divided into Preparatory School (classes 5 ), Junior school (classes 6 – 8) and Senior School (classes 9 – 12).

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9. Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd International School is a remarkable boarding school, envisaged in 1977, situated at Ootacamund (Ooty), in Nilgiris,Tamil Nadu. Spread across a 188-hectare campus this one is definitely one of the best schools of the country. The IGCSE, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades IX to X) is offered to students with two options; the Science section and the Commerce section.

The school also offers the Cambridge Primary Programme at Primary School (Classes up to VI), the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme at Middle School and the IGCSE Curriculum of the Cambridge International Examinations (classes 4 to 10) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (classes 11 and 12).

10. Chinmaya International Residential School

Chinmaya International Residential School is an excellent CBSE school which also offers IB. The private school is located near Coimbatore in Siruvani, India. The marvelous institute can be found in the foothills of the Western Ghats spread across a 78-acre campus.

It offers CBSE from grades 5 to 12 and IB for grades 11 to 12. The school is currently run by Mrs. Rajeshwari (Principal). The school has various facilities for various activities.

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11.  Isha Home School

Isha Home School began its journey in 2005. It is located in the tranquil landcape of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded by Sadhguru, the school incorporates his educational mindset into its everyday teaching process. Isha Home School admits children aged 7-9 in the Junior School and students aged 10-13 in the Middle School. all the students co-habitat the same campus.

The School is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

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12. Woodstock

Woodstock School is another pioneer in the field of international co educational boarding schools in India.It is located in Landour, a small hill station in the region of Uttarakhand, India. Woodstock is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia, functioning currently as a private nonprofit institution. Woodstock offers kindergarten through Grade 12 instruction, with a residence programme beginning in Grade 5.

In 2019 Woodstock School was officially affiliated as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with full authorisation for both the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)

13. Sahyadri School

The Sahyadri School is located on a plateau almost 750 m above sea level, at comfort height glancing at the Chas-Kaman Dam. The school admits students  in classes 4 to 7, and class 11. For admission to class 4, a child should be in the age bracket of 8.5 to 9.5 years of age.

Throughout the seven-year program, beginning from class 4, the students not only gain proficiency in subjects but also gain the confidence  to excel an ICSE exam at the end of class 10, but also become acquainted with traditional arts, craft, music and dance. 

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14. St Mary’s

What began in 1866, as the St. Mary’s School, Pune was actually founded to address the education needs of the daughters of officers of the British Indian Army. The officers were posted in Pune and that is why the location was this beautiful city. From 1866 to 1977, the school was operated by the Sisters of the Community.

The students prepare for the ICSE and ISC Examinations that are held at the end of classes X and XII.The syllabi for these examinations have been proposed by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations – New Delhi.

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15. PSBB

The PSBB School which is located Nungambakkam began its journey in 1958. This was the brainchild of a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. At the onset were 13 students in a small nook on the terrace of the residence of the dean and director of the school, Mrs. Y. G. Parthasarathy.

Today the school has six branches (including PSBB Millennium) with over 8000 students and 500 staff members.In 1978, the school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Educations, New Delhi.

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16. Chettinad Vidyashram

Chettinad Vidyasharam is another star school in the southern part of the country. This excellent  co-educational, privately managed day school is located in Chennai, India. It was started in 1986 by Kumara Rani of Chettinad and an eminent Chennai based philanthropist and educationalist Dr.Meena Muthiah, .

The school was a long cherished dream of Mrs. Muthiah. The CBSE affiliated school, located in the upscale neighborhood of MRC Nagar, is one of the country’s largest private day schools in terms of Campus Size and Student Enrollment.

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17. Baldwin Girls High School

Baldwin Girls’ High School which is one of the oldest institutes of the country was founded way back in 1882. It is also one of the oldest schools in the city of Bangalore, India. The school is affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education syllabus and has classes from pre-nursery to 12th grade.

The school has a students strength of more than 4500 students and they are prepared at here for the ICSE examinations. Baldwin Girls’ High School, a member of the Baldwin group of Institutions, is run by the Methodist Church in India under the Chairmanship of Bishop of the South India Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India.

18. Bishop Cotton Boys

The Bishop Cotton Boys school in Bangalore was the dream child of Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew, Chaplain of St. Mark’s Church. Bishop Cotton School had a beautiful yet challenging beginning on High Grounds on the 19th of April, 1865, with Mr. G. Reynolds as the first Headmaster.

Bishop Cotton Boys’ School is a Boys school offering boarding which is affiliated to ICSE syllabus and is a perfect mixture of holistic education coupled with character building, co-curricular activities and sports .

19. NPS Indiranagar

The National Public School, Indiranagar is an independent school based out of Indiranagar, Bangalore, India. It is an institution under the umbrella of the National Public School Rajajinagar and National Public School HSR. It began in 1982 by Dr. Gopalkrishna, chairman of the National education trust.

Teachers effortlessly work towards making the classes as interactive as possible and use different methods to get the best out of each student. ons so students can share ideas and learn with and from each other.

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20. Aditi Mallaya International School

Mallya Aditi International School is another very prestigious independently managed school. The school is located in New Town Yelahanka, Bangalore, India. The name of the school is after Bangalore’s former billionaire and Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya. Aditi has repeatedly been ranked among India’s top 5 private day schools.

Mallya Aditi welcomes students from Standard 1 to Standard 12.

Upon reaching the 9th and 11th grade, students have the choice to choose either of the two curriculums offered by the school.

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, Delhi offers the ICSE examination at Standard 10 and ISC at Standard 12. or

Cambridge International Examinations, Cambridge (UK) offers the IGCSE at Standard 10 and the AICE at Standard 11 and 12.

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21. St. George’s College

Climbing up the hills in the north again, we have St. George’s College located in Mussoorie. The praiseworthy institute is a schooling offering boarding as well as non-boarding facilities for boys. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations board.

The school, has a scenic campus spreading over 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land. It was started in 1853 by Capuchin Fathers and managed by the Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick (Ireland) in 1894. 

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22. Unison World School

Unison World School is one of the known names when one thinks of  girls’ boarding schools in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The school runs from grades V to XII. Unison World School has an exclusive tie up with Kilgraston School (UK) , Rangi Ruru Girls School (New Zealand), and St. Francis’ College, UK for International Exchange Programmes.

The school is affiliated to ICSE, ISC and IGCSE, A/AS Level programmes. School ranks among the top All Girls Residential schools in India.

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23. Welham Girls

Welham Girls’ School earlier famous in the region as Welham Girls’ High School is another fine all girls boarding school. The age old school is located in Uttrakhand, Dehradun, India. Established in 1957, what was initially a school for privileged local girls it is now a school that educates more and more students from North India.

The curriculum prepares the students for the  examination conducted at the end of the K-12 system, by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

24. The Shri Ram School

The Shri Ram School which is commonly recognized by the bold letters TSRS written in red on the sweatshirts is one of the finest schools in Delhi/NCR. It is spread over four campuses. The first is the Junior School in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi in 1988 to which the Senior School on Moulsari Avenue, DLF Phase III, Gurgaon was added in 1994. Later, in 2000, The Shri Ram School, Aravali was established in DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon.

The teaching methodology is a diverse mix of the most recent innovations in education and is based on the latest findings in tutoring research and both IB and ICSE is followed.

25. The International School Bangalore(TISB)

Another regional favorite and popular school The International School Bangalore is an independently managed school. TISB as it is fondly known is located on Sarjapura Varthur road in Bangalore, India. It was founded in 2000 by Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna and is under the umbrella of National Public Schools, Bangalore. Students of TISB prepare for the the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations at the end of the 10th grade, followed by a two-year CBSE syllabus.

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26. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Jubilee Hills

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School – Vidyashram is another one that makes in the list of best schools in India. Located in the popular area of Jubilee Hills, it is an independent secondary school operated by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan educational trust in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. With a campus size of over 8 acres it can accommodate approximately 3000 students.

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27. Sanskaar Valley

Not to forget the heart of India, The Sanskaar Valley School is located in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh. It is an independently managed, day cum boarding co-educational school.

It runs under the management of the Sharda Devi Charitable Trust and Dainik Bhaskar Group. It is affiliated to the CISCE and Cambridge curriculum and has an option for students to opt for NIOS as well.

28. La Martinere Boys

West Bengal cannot miss being in the list when we have La Martiniere School. Located in Kolkate La Martinere is one of the best schools in India for Boys. It offers an all-round education up to the Higher Secondary Level. It is affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examinations New Delhi, which conducts the ICSE and ISC Examinations at the close of Classes X and XII respectively.

29. La Martinere Girls

‘Why should boys have all the fun’ and this holds true for La Martiniere. The girls school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, which holds the ICSE and ISC Examinations in Class X and XII. Spread over acres in the heart of Kolkata, La Martiniere for Girls offers all the amenities for the 21st Century learning such as libraries, laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, biology, Home Science, Art, Music, Computer Science, audio visual theatre, teaching aids for effective learning, large playground, basketball court, swimming pool and spacious auditoriums.

30. Assam Valley

This excellent institute with a spectacular campus started its journey in 1995. The foundation was layed by The Williamson Magor Education Trust and the campus spreads over a sprawling 95 hectares. The Assam Valley School aims to prepare children for life and for global citizenship in the 21st century.

This school aims at educating both boys and girls from primary through secondary school, from the State of Assam and beyond.  The Assam Valley School (AVS) is the only exclusive co-educational boarding school in the North East of India. It is affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination.

31. St Xaviers

Bihar is known to produce very talented IAS, IFS and Engineers each year. This can be attributed to some of the best schools in India that are found there like St Xaviers School. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

There are three school buildings, one for the Kindergarten (two-storied), second for the Primary School (five-storied) and the third for the Secondary School (three-storied), with language, science laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology, two multi-purpose halls and other spacious classrooms and a library. 

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32. Mothers International

No branches, no noise, The Mother’s International School is known for its subtle delivery of excellence.Mother’s is a public secondary school in the South of New Delhi, India. It is an establishment of the Sri Aurobindo Education Society, an agency of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

It shares its campus with the New Delhi branch of the Ashram. The school is an English-medium co-educational institution affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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33. Jayshree Periwal International School

Not too far away from the capital of the country, in the beautiful pink city resides the famous Jayshree Periwal International School. The campus is situated on a 50 acres of land in in the cultural and colorful city Jaipur, near the Mahindra World City. The Boarding house has separate floors for junior, Middle and High School. The school offers the IB curriculum with great sports and co-scholastic opportunities. 

34. DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram ( Boys)

D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School is another fine school which has a vast reach across the nation. This particular branch however is located in Gopalapuram, a central part of Chennai, India. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

The school is famous for its high results in the CBSE Class 12 Board Exams and has been ranked among the best in the country over the years, especially in academics . For the several years it has been ranked among the top three schools in India in the CBSE Class 12th Board Exam Results .

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35. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram

The school began in 1938 and was inaugurated by Dr. K.M. Munshi. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is a well known school today that is following the CBSE curriculum.. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram provides Boarding House Facility to students.

The Boarding House comprises four houses. Satybhama for girls from Std. III to XII, Vinoba House for boys from Std. III to VIII, Aurobindo House for boys Std. IX and XI and Vivekananda House for boys of Std. X and XII. All the four houses are looked after by their respective House Masters and Wardens.

36. Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet

Another one from the princely state The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet is an independently managed public school in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It started in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, and was aimed at becoming a  school exclusively for the sons of nawabs, jagirdars and other aristocrats and elites. In the todays scenario however it is open for all.

Children are admitted from the pre-primary stage to the 12th standard. The school is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE, ISC) and is managed by the Hyderabad Public School Society and the Board of Governors.

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37. DAV School

Yet another from the league of DAV this school was established in June 1988, as a part of a non-profit making educational foundation. The DAV School in Hyderabad like its sister branches follows a curriculum  designed as per Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (C.B.S.E.)till senior secondary level – Class XII. 

Continuous and comprehensive evaluation envisages that every learner is evaluated over the entire period of learning schedule rather than a one-shot three-hour exam at the end of course learning. Classes I – X will have 2 summative assessments as per CCE.

38. Silveroaks International School

Silver Oaks International School, is a group of educational institution in the princely state established in April 2002 by Mr. Dhanunjaya Vallabhaneni with its first campus at Bachupally, Hyderabad. The school offers both CBSE and IB curriculum and lays a great emphasis on sports and co-curricular activities.

39. Campion School

Envisaged in Mumbai in January 1943, Campion is one of India’s premier ICSE boys’ school. The school aims at creating better citizens for future. 

The School year, which begins in April and ends in March, comprises three terms: April to August, September to December, January to April. It is designed to prepare students in Mumbai for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination, conducted by the Council for the I.S.C. Examination, New Delhi.

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40. Sarla Birla Academy

Sarala Birla Academy  is a boys school privately owned. The boarding school is located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is situated off Bannerghatta Road. It was founded in 2004 and is registered with CIE centre offering CAIE. One of the best schools in India it also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

The curricula (IBDP, ICSE, ISC and CAIE) offered at SBA will find each student at the cutting-edge of academic excellence, will motivate him to reach the threshold of his full potential and equip him to look within himself and outside at the real world with a strong sense of self-esteem.

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41.St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School is one the best schools in India for boys. Situated in the town of  Darjeeling in West Bengal, India. Entrance tests for admission are held every September. The school follows the ICSE curriculum till the class 10 and the ISC for higher secondary (classes 11 and 12).

The school is divided into Primary, Junior, and Senior wings. The three wings are run independently with the Primary Wing having its own campus and a slight difference in uniform. The Senior and Junior Wings share many facilities.

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Writer at Edustoke and Spectrum Having graduated as an engineer from NIT, Calicut with his MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Pawas has over 20 years of experience primarily in the education and training technology sales and product management. Pawas has worked in companies like Wipro and NIIT and Educomp. At NIIT Pawas was instrumental for leading and the design and subsequent sales of NIIT's homegrown Learning Management System to institutes of higher education in Singapore. Pawas was leading Universal Learn Today a school advisory and consulting business of the India Today Group.

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