With rivers Ganga on the east and Yamuna on the west, Dehradun is your final destination if your preference is for a hill station with breath taking views of rivers and vegetation with the gigantic Himalayas as the backdrop. This Doon Valley is the pride of India which is known for a plenty of pleasant things like the scenic nature of Himalayan and Shivalik range, The Tapkeshwar temple, Buddist temple and tourist friendly resorts and cottages. The references of Dehradun can also be seen in Ramayan and Mahabharath when this place had an important role to play in these religious epics.
Dehradun, which is known for its picturesque views, not just attracts the tourists. It is also known for the several boarding schools. The alumni of these schools include many celebrities who are today's scholars, prominent movie stars and able politicians. Schools like St. Joseph's Academy, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Colonel Brown Cambridge School, Summer Valley School, Ann Mary School, The Heritage School, Rashtriya Indian Military College, Doon International School, Welham Girls School Welham Boys School, The Doon School, Ecole globale, SelaQui International School, Army Public School, Cambrian Hall, St. Thomas' College, Brightlands School, and Marshall School. In addition to these there are around 12 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools which add more credit to this amazing location of educational excellence.
Not just the grand residential schools. Dehradun also has nestled some of the great research institutes which are so niche that it has successfully encouraged a great bunch of enthusiastic students to settle here to pursue their higher education. The Forest Research Institute, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Wildlife Institute of India, Instruments Research and Development Establishment and Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology are those grand universities which has set benchmarks for quality education. The National Institute for Visually Handicapped (NIVH) is the first of its kind which consists of press for Braille script which provides education and service to the blind children, which is a pioneer in India.
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Yes you can. In fact, you must. Unlike a day school, your child would live in the boarding school and any parent would want to make sure that their child in a safe secure hygienic and comfortable place which would be instrumental in his mental and physical development.
Annual fee range, for boarding schools, is very wide. Privately run and managed boarding can have an annual fee for junior class (grade 5 or less) as low as 1 lakh per annum and goes all way to 20 lakhs per annum. Besides annual fee, there are additional costs such as travel and other expenses, which again vary enormously from school to school. A school with a fee of 1 Lakh per annum, generally, can provide only very basic boarding lodging facilities. At the other end schools charging 10 Lakhs and above usually provide the best possible boarding and lodging facilities, usually multiple curriculum choices and a very wide variety of sports. However, we should be mention that annual fee is not necessarily a good indicator of school's overall quality (it is only a reasonable indicator of infrastructure provided). It is however reasonable to expect that, with good boarding and lodging ample sports facilities and good teachers a school would have to charge somewhere between 4 to 8 lakhs to meet all expenses.
There are several institutions that can lay claim to that title and there would be no name or list of the best which cannot be contested, and spark debate or controversy. Many ranking and awards that have come up lately (and more get added to the list each year) which publish raking across multiple categories (and categories also increase every year to accommodate more and more schools) which offer some insights, however there no neutral independent entity with no commercial relations with schools that exists to definitely pass best and worst school judgement with any objectivity.
While we all agree that some schools do a better job than others, in India, which has 1500+ boarding schools, finding the best one could across all parameters would not only be very difficult it may be impossible. So each set of parents have to find the best one which suits their needs and aspirations. Some things that a parent must keep in mind:
Don’t go overboard, there is little correlation between expense and output desired.
Ask for past three years results if you want an academic rigorous environment.
There are certain sports and activities which appear attractive on paper but have very little value practically.
Boarding schools offer some unique developmental opportunities not available in day schools to the same extent. Boarding school students invariably turn out to be more independent, more self-confident have better social skills. Children from diverse backgrounds living together in a boarding school, are exposed to much wider set experiences which community day schools rarely have. Boarding schools have a 24X7 curriculum which gives them ability to include far more activities and events in the school calendar leading to better overall development including leadership qualities. Sports and outdoor activities are an integral part of the day, something city day schools struggle to provide.