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Looking for the list of best schools in India? 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 ? Did we not make some of the best ‘my first’ moments be it the first tournament or first exam or even the first trip, in school ?

A school is all this and much more 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 list of best schools in India.

1. Rishi Valley

Rishi Valley Education Center is run by Krishnamurti Foundation, India. It is located in a sheltered valley in the interior of rural Andhra Pradesh, about 15km from the nearest town, Madanapalle, and about 140 km north-east of Bangalore.

Rishi Valley School has 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.rishi valley school

2. Doon School

In the year 1935, India saw the birth of one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Standing tall and imparting world class education Doon School has earned itself a great reputation.

The Doon School is a boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes borders. The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus has a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life. doon school

3. DPS RK Puram

Delhi Public School R.K. Puram is one of the most prestigious schools in India. Founded as a Public School in 1972 in New Delhi, it is a private institution run by 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.dps rk puram

4. Vasant Valley

Vasant Valley School , New Delhi , established in 1990, is a self-financing day school with a current enrollment of 1257 in classes Foundation to Twelve. The school campus spreads over eight acres, and has fully equipped Science and Computer laboratories.

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.vasant valley school

5. Bombay Scottish

The Bombay Scottish School (BSS), popularly known as Scottish, is an elite private, Christian co-educational day school located at Mahim West in Mumbai, India. The institution was established in 1847 by Scottish Christian missionaries under the name Scottish Female Orphanage.

The school caters to pupils from kindergarten up to class 12 and the medium of instruction is English. 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.Bombar scottish

6. Cathedral & John Connon

The Cathedral & John Connon School is a co-educational private school founded in 1860 and located in Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The Cathedral & John Connon School is affiliated with 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.Cathedral john connon school

7. Scindia Kanya

Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya is an all-girls’ residential school – located in Gwalior- a historical city of Madhya Pradesh. About 300 Km 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.scindia kanya vidyalaya

8. Lawrence

The Lawrence School, Lovedale is an educational institution in Lovedale, located near Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India, and named for 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).lawrence lovedale

9. Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd International School (gsis) is a full-time residential school, founded in 1977, located at Ootacamund (Ooty), in Nilgiris,Tamil Nadu, India on a 188-hectare campus. The IGCSE, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades IX to X) is offered to all students seeking future international education, and is available 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).good shepherd international school

10. Chinmaya International Residential School

Chinmaya International Residential School (abbreviated CIRS) is a private school located near Coimbatore in Siruvani, India, in the foothills of the Western Ghats, and encompasses 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.

The school was initiated under the direction of Swami Chinmayananda. After his mahasamadhi in 1993, his successor was Swami Tejomayananda.

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11.  Isha Home School

Isha Home School is located amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2005 by Sadhguru, the school strives to incorporate his educational approach into its day-to-day teaching process. Home School has children aged 7-9 in the Junior School and those aged 10-13 in the Middle School, all of whom live and learn in the same space.

The best aspects of ‘home’ and ‘school’ seamlessly blend to provide a nourishing space for learning. Each home is cared for by house-parents and teachers.Students transit to a horizontal grade system in grades 8-12, known as the Senior School, wherein they are prepared to meet the requirements of a prescribed syllabus. 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 an international co educational residential school located in Landour, a small hill station Uttarakhand, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Woodstock is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia, operating today as a private nonprofit institution with Indian Christian Minority Status. Woodstock offers kindergarten through Grade 12 instruction, with a residence programme beginning in Grade 5.

It is fully accredited by the Middle States Association, the first school in Asia to receive accreditation in 1960. In 2019 Woodstock School was officially accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with full authorisation for both the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)

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13. Sahyadri SchoolThe school is located on Tiwai Hill, a plateau 770 m above sea level, overlooking the Chas-Kaman Dam. The entry points to the school are in classes 4 to 7, and class 11. For admission to class 4, a child should be in the range of 8.5 to 9.5 years of age.

During the seven-year program, starting from class 4, the students not only become proficient in subjects in meeting the needs of 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

Established in 1866, St. Mary’s School, Pune was founded to cater to the education of the daughters of officers of the British Indian Army who were posted to Pune. From 1866 to 1977, the school was run by the Sisters of the Community of St Mary the Virgin, an Anglican order based in Wantage, England.

The students appear for the ICSE and ISC Examinations that are conducted at the end of classes 10 and 12 respectively. The syllabi for these examinations have been proposed by the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations – New Delhi. Image result for st mary s pune

15. PSBB

The PSBB School in Nungambakkam was established in 1958 by a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. There were 13 students in a thatched shed 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.Image result for psb nugammbakm'

16. Chettinad Vidyashram

Chettinad Vidyasharam is a co-educational, independent day school located in Chennai, India. It was founded in 1986 by Kumara Rani of Chettinad, Dr.Meena Muthiah, a prominent Chennai based philanthropist and educationalist.

The school is a long cherished dream of Mrs. Muthiah, whose vision was to start an educational institution combining the virtues of art and culture, which will endeavour to raise the integrated child who is not dwarfed by consideration of caste, creed or community. The CBSE affiliated school, located in the upscale neighbourhood of MRC Nagar, is one of the country’s largest private day schools in terms of Campus Size and Student Enrollment.Image result for chettinad vidyashram

17. Baldwin Girls High School

Baldwin Girls’ High School (BGHS), founded in 1882, is one of the oldest schools in Bangalore, India. The school follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education syllabus and has classes from pre-nursery to 12th grade.

The school has an enrollment of more than 5000 students and prepares them for the ICSE examinations in the 10th grade and for the ISC examinations in the 12th grade. 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.

The school has an “Opportunity School” for specially challenged children.Image result for baldwin girls school bangalore

18. Bishop Cotton Boys

The school in Bangalore became a reality in the hands of Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew, Chaplain of St. Mark’s Church. Bishop Cotton School opened its doors in a humble house on High Grounds on the 19th of April, 1865, with Mr. G. Reynolds as its first Headmaster.

Bishop Cotton Boys’ School is a Boys Day/Residential school affiliated to ICSE syllabus and is a perfect mixture of holistic education coupled with character building, co-curricular activities and sports .Image result for bishop cotton boys school bangalore

19. NPS Indiranagar

The National Public School, Indiranagar is a private school located in Indiranagar, Bangalore, India. It is a sister institution of the National Public School Rajajinagar and National Public School HSR. It was started in 1982 by Dr. Gopalkrishna, chairman of the National education trust.

The curriculum is regularly updated to stimulate students’ interests and gain the knowledge they need to compete in the fast-changing 21st century global world. Teachers strive to make the classes as interactive as possible and use different methods to get the best out of each student. Collaborative learning is incorporated into lessons so students can share ideas and learn with and from each other.Image result for nps indiranagar

20. Aditi Mallaya International School

Mallya Aditi International School is a private school located in New TownYelahanka, Bangalore, India. It is named after Bangalore’s former billionaire and Member of Parliament Vijay Mallya as a result of an endowment. Aditi has consistently been ranked among India’s top 5 private day schools.

Aditi’s classes run from Standard 1 to Standard 12.

At Standard 9 and 11 students can opt for qualifications offered by:

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.Image result for aditi mallaa school

21. St. George’s College

St. George’s College (Mussoorie), is a boarding and non-boarding school in Mussoorie for boys, in the state of Uttarakhand, India, affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations board.

The school, has a residential and non-residential institution, spreading over 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land, was founded in 1853 by the Capuchin Fathers and entrusted to the Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick (Ireland) in 1894. It was opened in a cottage known as Manor House; the name by which the campus is still known. The students are known as Manorites.Image result for st georges mussoorie

22. Unison World School

Unison World School is an all girls’ residential school in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The school has classes from grades V to XII. Unison World School has tied up with Kilgraston School (UK) , Rangi Ruru Girls School (New Zealand), and St. Francis’ College, UK for International Exchange Programmes.

The school offers ICSE, ISC and IGCSE, A/AS Level programmes. School ranks among the top All Girls Residential schools in India.Image result for unison world school dehradun

23. Welham Girls

Welham Girls’ School (previously known as Welham Girls’ High School) is an all girls boarding school  located in Uttrakhand, Dehradun, India.Established in 1957, it has progressed from being a school for privileged local girls to being a school that educates students mostly 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.Image result for welham girls school

24. Sri Ram School

Currently TSRS is spread over four campuses. The first one to begin operations was 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.Image result for shri ram school gurgaon

25. The International School Bangalore(TISB)

The International School Bangalore (TISB) is a private school located on Sarjapura Varthur road in Bangalore, India. It was founded in 2000 by Dr. K. P. Gopalkrishna, and is a sister school to the National Public Schools, Bangalore. Students of TISB take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations at the end of the 10th grade, followed by a two-year CBSE syllabus.

The school follows the multiple curriculums onamely, Grade 9 and 10 pass out through the IGCSE Curriculum, while grades 11 and 12 complete the 2-year course in the IB Diploma.Image result for the international school bangalore

26. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan Jubilee Hills

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Public School – Vidyashram, Jubilee Hills, also known as BVBPSJH, is a private secondary school run by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan educational trust in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.

It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. With a campus size of over 8 acres it can accomodate approximately 3000 students.Image result for bhartiya vidya bhawan jubilee hills

27. Sanskaar Valley

The Sanskaar Valley School is a private, K–12 co-educational day-boarding and residential school in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

It runs under the aegis of the Sharda Devi Charitable Trust and Dainik Bhaskar Group. It follows the CISCE and Cambridge curriculum and has an option for students to opt for NIOS as well. Image result for sanskaar valley

28. La Martinere Boys

La Martiniere for Boys 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.

Different strategies of teaching and learning are adopted at every level. The focus is not simply on the textbook but on a more practical and proactive approach whereby the students’ skills, creativity and attitudes are constantly challenged and enhanced. The Project based approach recommended by the CISCE is followed. The facilities provided by the 5 IT enabled rooms are used.Image result for la martiniere for boys kolkata

29. La Martinere Girls

La Martiniere is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, which conducts 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.

Activities which enhance the qualities of the spirit and the body are as important as academic learning. The creative, communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills are honed through numerous co-curricular activities. Image result for la martiniere for girls

30. Assam Valley

Founded in 1995 by The Williamson Magor Education Trust and spread over a sprawling 95 sylvan hectares, The Assam Valley School aims to prepare children for life and for global citizenship in the twenty-first century.

This school has been established for the education of 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.Image result for assam valley school

31. St XaviersThe school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi (which conducts the ICSE exams in grades, i.e., classes 10) as well as the Bihar School Examination Board, Patna.

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

The Mother’s International School (MIS) is a public secondary school in 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).Image result for mother internation schoo delhi

33. Jayshree Periwal International School

The campus is situated in 50 acres of land in Jaipur, near the Mahindra World City coming up on Ajmer Road. 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. Image result for jayshree periwal

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

D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School is a senior secondary high school located in Gopalapuram, a central part of Chennai, India. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

The school is noted 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 past two years it has been ranked among the top three schools in India in the CBSE Class 12th Board Exam Results . Image result for dav gopalpuram

35. Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyashram

Founded in 1938 by Dr. K.M. Munshi, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is today a well established school 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.Image result for bhartiya vidya bhavans ashram

36. Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet

The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet (HPS, Begumpet) is a privately funded public school in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It was established in 1923 as Jagirdars College by the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Osman Ali Khan, and served as a school exclusively for the sons of nawabs, jagirdars and other aristocrats and elites. 

Children are schooled from the pre-primary stage to the 12th standard (ages 3 to 17). 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.Image result for hyderabad public school begumpet

37. DAV School

The school was established in June 1988, as a part of a non-profit making educational foundation. The syllabi and curriculum is 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 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. Image result for silver oaks international school

39. Campion School

Founded in January 1943, Campion is one of India’s premier ICSE boys’ school. The school believes in creating better citizens for tomorrow who are anchored in strong values.

The School year, which begins in April and ends in March, comprises three terms: April to August, September to December, January to April. The course of school studies extends from the Preparatory Class to Class 10. It is designed to prepare students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination, conducted by the Council for the I.S.C. Examination, New Delhi.Image result for campion school

40. Sarla Birla Academy

Sarala Birla Academy (informally SBA) is a boys-only independent boarding school in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is located off Bannerghatta Road. It was founded in 2004. are a registered CIE centre offering CAIE. The school is  affiliated to the CISCE offering the ICSE and ISC at the grade X and XII respectively. We also offer 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.Image result for sarla birla academy bangalore

41.St. Paul’s School

St. Paul’s School is an all boys 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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