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List of the Best Boarding Schools in India

There’s a saying that a school is the best place for learning. Usually, students go home after school, but some schools provide full-time boarding facility. In this article, we talk about such schools. Boarding schools in India offer not only A-grade education but also a well-supervised environment which is beneficial for the students in today’s scenario.

What makes boarding schools in India special?

Boarding schools are basically residential schools, which provides education and meals to the students who are away from home. The term “boarding” is defined as ‘room and board’ which means lodging and meals. The students studying in such schools, live and experience all activities here while being entirely away from their homes. Boarding schools are the best option for parents who are unable to give much time to their children or live in a non-child friendly environment. Academics and activities vary significantly in different boarding schools. Still, their primary motto remains the same, i.e., thriving students with discipline and education. Here’s the ranking of the best boarding schools in India.

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Admissions are open at a majority of these boarding schools for the academic session 2020-2021.

1. The Doon School Dehradun

The Doon School Dehradun. The best boarding school in India.
The Doon School Dehradun

Where? Mall Rd, Kishan Nagar Chowk, Krishna Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

School Board? IB, ICSE, IGCSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1935

School Fees? 11 lac/ year

Email ID? mlk@doonschool.com

Head of the School? Matthew Raggett

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Ranked as the best boarding school in India by BBC, Times of India and The New York Times, The Doon School is a boys-only exclusively residential school in Dehradun. Founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, it offers IGCSE in tenth grade and gives two options of either IB (formed in 2006) or ISC in twelfth grade. It has various school activities like mountaineering, sports, theatre and clubs. The “Jana Mana Gana” was adopted as Doon’s official song 15 years before it became India’s National Anthem. Jai Shankar, the main character in Ruskin Bond’s novel was from Doon. Rajiv Gandhi is the most memorable alumnus of this institution.

2. Welham Girls’ School Dehradun

Welham Girls' School Dehradun. The best all girl's boarding school in India/
Welham Girls’ School Dehradun

Where? 19, Municipal Rd, Panchpuri Colony, Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1957

School Fees? 6.75 lac/ year

Email ID? mainschool@welhamgirls.com

Head of the School? Padmini Sambasivam

Widely regarded as the best boarding school in India for girls, Welham Girls’ School was established in 1957 by H.S Oliphant. Affiliated to both ICSE and ISC, it is one of the most prestigious schools for girls in India. There are extra-curricular activities for girls like photography, dance, drama etc. which include Nature Club, Quiz Club, English Debating, Hindi Debating, Music. Interested students can also learn Indian Classical (vocal), Sitar, Western Vocals, Western Instrumental, Dance: Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Folkdance, Contemporary, Craft, Photography, Computers, French and Dramatics. They also have student exchange programme associated with two International schools to introduce girls to different cultures and systems. Kareena Kapoor, Meira Kumar and Priyanka Gandhi are a few notable alumni.

3. Rishi Valley School Chittoor

Rishi Valley School Chittoor. The best co-ed boarding school in India.
Rishi Valley School Chittoor

Where? Rishi Valley, Chittoor District, Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh 517352

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School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1926

School Fees? Unknown

Email ID? office@rishivalley.org

Head of the School? Anantha Jyothi

One of the best boarding schools in India, founded by the very famous philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in 1926, this boarding school located at Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh, focuses on the intellectual vision of Murti. It is affiliated to ISC and ICSE Boards for students of grades IV-XII. It has seven sister schools including – The Valley School, Bengaluru and Rajghat Besant School, Varanasi. Morning assembly, Asthachal and folk dancing are the rituals that the school has been following for the past 50 years. Violin, Piano, Tabla, Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam are some of the cultural activities of this school. Aditi Rao Hydari and Varun Gandhi are notable alumni of this institution.

4. Woodstock School Mussoorie

Woodstock School Mussoorie. The best international co-ed boarding school in India.
Woodstock School Mussoorie

Where? Tehri Rd, Near Landour Community hospital, Landour, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand 248179

School Board? IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1854

School Fees? 15.9 lac/ year

Email ID? admissions@woodstock.ac.in

Head of the School? Dr Craig Cook

Often considered as one of the best boarding schools in India especially for international students, Woodstock School is a co-ed school, located on the first range of Himalayas, it lists among the oldest boarding schools in Asia, being established in the year 1854. It operates today as a private non-profit institution. It was also declared as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in 2019 for students from grade V-XII and both Diploma as well as Middle Year Programmes. “Whispering Pine” is the college’s official Yearbook name. Chris Anderson (founder of TED) and Tom Alter are some notable alumni.

5. Mayo College Ajmer

Mayo College Ajmer
Mayo College Ajmer

Where? Shrinagar Rd, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305008

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1875

School Fees? 11.5 lac/ year

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Email ID? NA

Founded back in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo and also the Viceroy of India from 1869-72, Mayo College is one of the oldest boys-only boarding schools in India. Students aged 9-18 are admitted to this college every year. It is affiliated to CBSE at both HSC and SSC levels. Often called as the college has one of the best sports activities all across India, which includes Shooting, Tennis, Squash and Cricket. It has various publications associated with it as well- Mayoor, Euphoria, Cyber Quest, among others. Notable alumni of Mayo college also referred to as ‘Mayoites’, are Vivek Oberoi, Tinu Anand and Amit Goyal.

6. Lawrence School Sanawar

Lawrence School Sanawar
Lawrence School Sanawar

Where? Sanawar, Kasauli, Solan, Himachal Pradesh 173202

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1847

School Fees? 5.83 lac/ year

Email ID? office@sanawar.edu.in

Head of the School? Mr Vinay Pande

Affiliated to CBSE and regarded as one of the most prestigious Co-Ed boarding schools in India, this school was established back in 1847 by Sir Henry. Initially, the school was mainly for the orphan children of British soldiers and other white children. Its construction was endorsed by Lawrence and other British officers and a considerable contribution from Gulab Singh who was also the first Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. It conducts a competitive entrance exam followed by an interview for enrollment in classes VI-XII. Omar Abdullah, Captain Amarinder Singh and Preity Zinta are some notable alumni of this institution.

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7. Scindia School Gwalior

Scindia School Gwalior
Scindia School Gwalior

Where? Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474008

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1897

School Fees? 12 lac/ year

Email ID? principal@scindia.edu

Head of the School? Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat

Scindia School is one of the most famous and one of the best boarding schools in India for boys. Established in 1897 by the great Maharaja Madho Rao Scindia, earlier named as The Sardaar School, it was renamed to The Scindia School in 1933. Located on the magnificent Gwalior Fort, it catered only to royal children. However, the school later ended that clause, in taking students from classes VI-XII with no class discrimination. In 2014, it ranked as the 3rd best boys school in India, according to Education World Magazine. The school has various societies for the overall development of students. Scindia School alumni include some of India’s most famous personalities which includes Salman Khan, Bharat Vir Wanchoo and Anurag Kashyap among others.

8. The Bishop Cotton School Shimla

The Bishop Cotton School Shimla
The Bishop Cotton School Shimla

Where? The Shimla Bypass, Near Khalini, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 171002

School Board? ICSE & ISC 

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Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1859

School Fees? Up to 5.6 lacs/ year

Email ID? headmaster@bishopcotton.com

Head of the School? Roy Christopher Robinson

One of the oldest boarding schools in India, The Bishop Cotton School was established back in 1859 by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton. The school also has a branch in Nagpur founded by Bishop Cotton. It is considered as one of the best boarding schools for boys, according to TOI and Outlook, among others. It stands with the motto, ‘Overcome Evil With Good’. With the number of students approximately 500 from VIII-XII Grades, Bishop School stands as one of the best boarding school in India. Ruskin Bond, Lalit Modi, H.S. Bedi & Ratan Tata are some notable alumni.

9. Sherwood College Nainital

Sherwood College Nainital
Sherwood College Nainital

Where? Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand, 263002

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1869

School Fees? 5.6lacs/ year

Email ID? contact@sherwood.edu.in

Head of the School? Amandeep Sandhu

Established back in 1869 by Dr.Condon, H.S Reid and others under the patronage of the Rt, Rev. Robert Milman, Sherwood College is a co-ed boarding school in the beautiful city of lakes, Nainital. The school’s motto is Mereat Quisque Palmam (Latin), translated as Let Each One Merit His Prize in English. Sherwood College is divided into two parts, the Dixon Wing for students studying in grades VII-XII and the Horsman Wing for students in III-VI grades. According to facts, there were around 300 alumni of Sherwood College who were on Active Service in World Wars I and II. Amitabh Bachchan, Kabir Bedi & Dalip Tahil are some other notable alumni of this great institution.

10. UWC Mahindra College Pune

UWC Mahindra College Pune
UWC Mahindra College Pune

 Where? Paud, Maharashtra 412108

School Board? IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1997

School Fees? 19 lac/year

Email ID? info@muwci.net

Head of the School? Soraya Sayed Hassen

UWC Mahindra College is Maharashtra’s most prestigious boarding school. It is an International Co-Ed school established in 1997 by the Mahindra group. They follow a two-year programme covering all subjects from Languages to Arts. The candidates are shortlisted based on academic merit and potential to teach UWC values at both national and international levels. The student to teacher ratio is 9:1. On The Hill is the official newspaper of UWC Mahindra College. It follows the International Baccalaureate (IB). Regarded as the best Boarding School at International level, it currently represents 57 countries.

11. Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore

Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore
Chinmaya International Residential School Coimbatore

Where? karunya Nagar post, Siruvani Rd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114

School Board? CBSE, IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1996

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? admissions@cirschool.org

The Chinmaya School was founded back in the year 1996 by Swami Chinmayananda for classes K-XII. The school is set up on a 78 acres land with excellent infrastructure and environment. It has various boards for different standards of students- CBSE for classes V-X and IB program for grades XI-XII. The school solely focuses on the ideology of Swami Chinmayananda who believed in the development of children with full grace and shine. It is a Co-Ed school and is fully pure-vegetarian. It is often regarded as a cultural home for all the children in India aged 11 to 18 years and helps them and understanding their Indian culture and heritage very well.

12. Welham Boys’ School Dehradun

Welham Boys' School Dehradun
Welham Boys’ School Dehradun

Where? 5, Circular Rd, Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001

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School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1937

School Fees? 6.5 lacs/annum

Email ID? welham1937@welhamboys.org

Regarded as one of the best boarding schools in India for boys, The Welham School is located in the mesmerizing city of Dehradun. It was established in the year 1937, is one of the oldest schools in India. The school follows the CBSE curriculum and gives equal importance to sports and other extra-curricular activities for the overall development of children studying over there. The Welham Girls School in Dehradun is its sister school and is equally famous for its curriculum and infrastructure. Rajiv Gandhi, Jubin Nautiyal and Zayed Khan are some notable alumni of this institution.

13. La Martiniere College Lucknow

La Martiniere College Lucknow
La Martiniere College Lucknow

Where? La Martiniere Road, Martin Purva, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1845

School Fees? Up to 3.48 lacs/annum

Email ID? principal@lamartinierelucknow.org

Referred to as the most prestigious school in Lucknow, La Martiniere is all boys’ institution founded in 1845 by Major General Claude Martin. It is the only school to have been awarded the royal battle honours for its role in defence of Lucknow during the mutiny of 1857. Current enrollment in the school is 5000+ approximately from grades primary up to XII and is affiliated to the CISCE. The Economist has described its building infrastructure as “perhaps the best-preserved colonial building in Lucknow”. The school is the memorial of Major William Hodson, who was a major figure during the rebellion of 1857. Ashok Soota, Ranjendra K Pachauri and Ali Fazal are few notable alumni of this Constantia.

14. Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior

Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior
Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya Gwalior

Where? Moti Mahal Rd, Opposite Navjeevan Hospital, Basant Vihar Colony, Lashkar, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474009

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1956

School Fees? Upto 4.5 lacs/annum

Email ID? admissions@skvgwalior.org

The girls’ only boarding school was founded in 1956 by Rajmata of Gwalior State, Vijaya Raje Scindia. It was inaugurated by the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad. It started its journey with just 31 students out of which 6 were boarders. Currently, the school follows the CBSE curriculum for classes VI-XII, with class VI being the entry-level at this institution. Dharovar Festival, the school’s annual function, is very famous across India, the winning prize for which is 1 lac is awarded to the best student. The theme of the festival is often the History or Heritage of India.

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15. Convent of Jesus and Mary Mussoorie

Convent of Jesus and Mary Mussoorie
Convent of Jesus and Mary Mussoorie

Where? Waverly, Mussoorie, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248179

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1845

School Fees? Up to 2.55 lacs/annum

Email ID? contact@cjmdehradun.in

Head of the School? Sr. Stella

Well known as CJM, this school was founded back 174 years ago, i.e. 1845 by the Mussorie Religious Society ( Religious of Jesus and Mary). It currently stands as the oldest residential boarding school for girls in India and is affiliated to CBSE. The school, located at an elevation of 6,500 feet above sea level, has a beautiful campus and eye-catching infrastructure. It intakes girl candidates from grades I-XII. Priyanka Gill & Suvarna Jha are some renowned alumni.

16. Indus International School Bangalore

Indus International School Bangalore
Indus International School Bangalore

Where? Billapura Cross, Sarjapura – Attibele Rd, Sarjapur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125 

School Board? IB, CIE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2003

School Fees? Upto 6 lacs/annum

Email ID? feedback@indusschool.com

Considered as one of the most versatile schools of Bangalore, The Indus International School was founded in 2003 with only 135 students. It has successfully put itself in the list of best schools in the city because of its lifelong learning and education not only in India but at the International level too. The boarding facilities are available on both weekdays and full-time basis for the students, providing them with all the facilities like sports and entertainment along with counselling and personal support classes. The school is affiliated to IB, CIE and currently has 1200 students from 33 different countries. From educational to curricular activities, the students from this Institution excel in every field.

17. Jain International Residential School Bangalore

Jain International Residential School Bangalore
Jain International Residential School Bangalore

Where? Jain Global Campus, Jakkasandra Post, Kanakapura, Bengaluru Karnataka 562112

School Board? CBSE, IGCSE, IBDP

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1999

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? Info@Jirs.Ac.In

Established in 1999 by Chenraj Roychand, Jain International Residential School, also known as JIRS, is an ISO 9001:2008 certified School for International Quality being an IB World School along with its affiliation to CBSE and IGCSE. It is a Residential School with students studying in classes IV-XII. JRS concept of spiritual centres along with indoor games including chess, carrom and scrabble. The school building was built over an ancient graveyard. The locals had also complained about the occurrence of strange occurrences before the school got constructed. Sited on a large area of 350 acres, with four temples on its campus, JRS is known for its excellent infrastructure and excellent academic record.

18. Mayo College Girls’ School Ajmer

Mayo College Girls’ School Ajmer
Mayo College Girls’ School Ajmer

Where? Mayo Link Road, Near Mayo Lake, Nagra, Ajmer, Rajasthan, 305007

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

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Founded in? 1987

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? mcgs.office@gmail.coM

The Mayo College Girls School is a residential school located in the city of Ajmer Rajasthan, India and was established in 1988 by Mrs Jamila Singh. Its sister school is the Mayo College Ajmer which is a boys-only independent School. Current enrollment in the school is 756 approximately, and students follow the CISCE academic curriculum up to class XII. “Let there be light” is the school’s official Motto which is a phrase from the third verse of the book of Genesis. The School has time and again been ranked as the best boarding school for girls in India. The school promotes Indian classical dance and music as a part of their extra-curricular activities.

19. La Martiniere for Girls Kolkata

La Martiniere for Girls Kolkata
La Martiniere for Girls Kolkata

Where? Minto Park, Rawdon St, beside Vodafone, Kolkata, West Bengal

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1836

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? imcao@lamartiniere.com

La Martiniere for girls was established in the year 1836 by major-general Claude Martin as an all-girls school in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal. Rupkatha Sarkar is the current principal of the school. La Martiniere Lucknow and La Martiniere Lyon are the sister schools of this institution. The school motto “Labour et Constantia” french proverb which means by labour and constancy. Ranked among the best schools in the country currently, La Martiniere follows the ICSE curriculum for class X and the ISC curriculum for class XII students. Nafisa Ali, Kiran Rao and Chhanda Gain new notable alumni of the school.

20. Rashtriya Indian Military College Dehradun

Rashtriya Indian Military College Dehradun
Rashtriya Indian Military College Dehradun

Where? Rimc, Garhi Cantonment, Garhi Cantt, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248003

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1922

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School Fees? Unknown

Email ID? rimcollege@yahoo.com

Founded by the Prince of Wales Edward VIII in the year 1922, RIMC is run by the Government of India. The schools known for its disciplined culture is home to great military officers of both India and Pakistan. It is a boys-only school where 25 students are enrolled in classes VIII-XII every six months and are later trained according to Army values. Also famous for having a 50m Olympic sized swimming pool. GG Bewoor, Som Nath Sharma (recipient of Param Vir Chakra) and Lt Gen PS Bhagat (recipient of Victoria Cross) are a few alumni of this eminent school. It is the best boarding school under the administration of the central government as well as one the best schools in India.

21. Pathways World School Aravali

Pathways World School Aravali
Pathways World School Aravali

Where? Aravali Retreat, Off, Sohna – Gurgaon Rd, Gurugram, Haryana 122102

School Board? IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2003

School Fees? 12 lacs/annum

Email ID? admissions.aravali@pathways.in

The Pathways World School was established in 2003 and is the first school launched by the Pathways Umbrella. The school is the first IB school in North India and follows the IB program as the academic curriculum. It has both boarding and day-boarding facilities for its students. Pathways World School occupies 34 acres of land in the beautiful hills of Aravali. The school currently has 1400 students from 40 different nations and is described as a global school. The Pathways Organization solely practices the idea of a clean and green India, thus implementing their ideology of Green Pathways in the institution.

22. Daly College Indore

Daly College Indore
Daly College Indore

Where? 1, Residency Area, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1882 (1870)

School Fees? Up to 8.4lacs/annum

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Email ID? principal@dalycollege.org

Head of the school?: Neeraj Kumar Bedhotiya 

Daly College, also referred as the oldest college of India, was established in 1870 by Sir Henry Daly, a British army man, by the name of Residency School, and was renamed as Daly College in 1882. It was later established by the Resident Governor of the erstwhile Presidency, mainly for children of the upper class of the Central Indian States of the ‘Marathas’, ‘Rajputs’, ‘Mohammedans’ and ‘Bundelas’. Affiliated to CBSE, it currently has approximately 2000 students. Its alumni includes most of the Royal families of India. It is comfortably among the best boarding schools in India.

23. The Assam Valley School Tezpur

The Assam Valley School Tezpur
The Assam Valley School Tezpur

Where? Balipara, Tezpur, Assam 784101

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1995

School Fees? Up to 2.37lacs/annum

Email ID? info@assamvalleyschool.com

Head of the school? Dr Vidhukesh Vimal

Founded in 1995 by The Williamson Magor Education Trust, The Assam Valley school is situated in the pulchritudinous city of Assam, a city known for its beauty & culture. It focuses on the education of both boys and girls from primary to secondary school, with affiliation to ICSE. Currently, this is the only exclusive boarding school in North East India. It stand as one of the best in co-education boarding schools in India according to the Education World Survey ranking of 2018.

24. Vidya Devi Jindal School Hisar

Vidya Devi Jindal School Hisar
Vidya Devi Jindal School Hisar

Where? Hisar-Delhi Bypass Rd, Hisar Cantt, Hisar, Haryana 125044

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1984

School Fees? Up to 5.5 lacs/ year

Email ID? NA

Head of the School? Shalini Mehrotra

The girls only boarding established by the late OP Jindal, famous industrialist and philanthropist, in the city of Hisar is the best boarding school in Haryana. This school also has two students exchange programmes with Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School, Northwest England; St. Clement’s School, Canada and Stanford Lake College, South Africa. It was affiliated to CBSE since its inauguration back in 1984. Having various dance, cultural and dramatic activities along with a breathtaking campus, this school provides a nurturing environment to its students to live their life with dignity and independence. The school’s motto Vidya Jyothi Jeevan Jyothi entirely does justice to what the school offers and is all about.

25. St George’s College Mussoorie

St George's College Mussoorie
St George’s College Mussoorie

Where? Barlowganj, Mussoorie, Dehradun

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1853

School Fees? Up to INR 8.5 lakhs per annum

Email ID? principal@sgconline.ac.in

The St. George’s College, founded in 1853 by the capuchin fathers, is an all-boys boarding and onboarding school in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, with affiliation to CISCE. The school is named after Saint George who was the Patron Saint of England and various other countries across the globe. Brother Tomy Varghese is the current principal of the school. Currently, 800 students are studying in this institution from grades IV-XII, and it covers an area of 450 acres in Barlowganj village. The first-ever clock tower in Mussoorie was erected in this School in 1936 JB Joyce and Company.

26. Hyderabad Public School Begumpet

Hyderabad Public School Begumpet
Hyderabad Public School Begumpet

Where? 1-11, 87 & 88, Sardar Patel Rd, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016

School Board? ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1923

School Fees?  1 lac/annum

Email ID? contactus@hpsbegumpet.org.in

Sir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, founded the Hyderabad Public School, one of the oldest schools in South India, also referred to as HPS. Back then it was known as Jagirdars’ College.

HPS is an ICSE school and intakes students from pre-primary to XII. It currently has a student count of 3200. The school has 152 acres campus out of which 89 acres were allotted by H.E Lady Viqar-Ul-Umara. It is a well-recognised school in the South Zone of India. Currently, it holds several awards to its name, Future 50 and Indian Schools Merit Award are one of them. It was also ranked as the best school in Hyderabad and sixth-best school in India in the year 2018. Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ram Charan, Rana Daggubati are a few alumni of HPS who are well-known stars in the South Indian Film Industry.

27. SAI International School Bhubaneswar

SAI International School Bhubaneswar
SAI International School Bhubaneswar

Where? Plot- 5A, Infocity Ave, Chandrashekharpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2008

School Fees?  Up to 80k / annum

Email ID? info@saiinternationalschool.com

SAI International School is a day and boarding co-educational school in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, affiliated to CBSE. Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo founded the school in 2008 situated on an 8 acres campus with its sister schools being the SAI Angan and SAI International Residential School. The school intakes students from classes Nursery-XII. The Fortune India ranked SAI International in its list of the ‘future 50 schools shaping success’. It also received the D.L. Shah National quality wood award by the quality council of India. Along with its affiliation to CBSE, it is also affiliated to CIE to offer the IGCSE curriculum from grade VIII-X.

28. St Paul’s School Darjeeling

St Paul’s School Darjeeling
St Paul’s School Darjeeling

Where? Jalapahar, Darjeeling, West Bengal

School Board? ICSE and ISC

Co-Educational? No, All Boys’

Founded in? 1823

School Fees? Up to 3.80 lac/annum

Email ID? rector.spsdarj@gmail.com

St Paul’s School was established in 1823 by archdeacon corrie as an independent all-boys boarding school in the city of Darjeeling, West Bengal. The school follows the CISCE curriculum, while the admissions are made based on the entrance test, which is held every September. The motto of the school “Monti Meliora Sequamur” is a Latin phrase which means ‘having been advised, let us follow higher things’. St Paul’s School has a list of notable alumni in various fields across the globe, namely, Kelly Dorji, Prithviraj Singh Oberoi, Kaizad Gustad and Anand Burman. It has also featured in multiple Hindi and Bengali films like Humraaz, Mera Naam Joker and Jagga Jasoos.

29. Good Shepherd International School Ooty

Good Shepherd International School Ooty
Good Shepherd International School Ooty

Where? Good Shepherd Knowledge Village, M. Palada Post, Nilgiris, Ooty, Tamil Nadu 643004

School Board? ICSE, ISC, IB, Cambridge 

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1977

School Fees?  6-15 lacs/annum

Email ID? info@gsis.ac.in

The Good Shepherd International School located in the beautiful hills of Ooty was founded in 1977 and is situated on 177 acres of land. Along with ICSE and ISC for class X-XII, it also allows the students to have a choice between IB and CAIE curriculum. Not only sports, but it also gives utmost importance to games and music. In fact, it is the official examination centre for the Trinity School of music, where students are taught about various musical instruments at a very young age. From piano to Trumpet, they indulge the students in learning different kinds of music styles as part of the Practical Examinations.

30. DPS RK Puram Delhi

DPS RK Puram Delhi
DPS RK Puram Delhi

Where? Kaifi Azmi Marg, KD colony, sector 12, RK Puram, New Delhi

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1972

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? principal@dpsrkp.net

DPS RK Puram, associated with the famous Delhi Public School Society, founded in 1972, is a full time private co-educational day and boarding school. It has received multiple awards for its academic excellence performance. The school follows the CBSE curriculum for students from VI-XII. The alumni are referred to as ‘Dipsites’ and follow the motto “Service before self”. The most notable alumni of this institution are Randeep Hooda, Raghuram Rajan, Manjit Singh Sandhu, and Kriti Sanon. Students from the school have won various accolades across the globe, with the most recognized being the grand price at the 2017 NASA Ames space settlement contest.

31. The Asian School Dehradun

The Asian School Dehradun
The Asian School Dehradun

Where? Asian Acres, Vasant Vihar, Indra Nagar Colony, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248006

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2000

School Fees?  Varies for boarders, day boarders, day scholars and international students.

Email ID? NA

The Asian School is a Co-Ed boarding and day boarding school located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It was established in the year 2000 by Amarjeet Juneja under the Asian Educational Charitable Trust and affiliated with CBSE since then. It admits students from Nursery-XII every year. There are various sports and activities for children of all ages. These include Badminton, Cricket, Tennis, Gymnastics, Football, Shooting, Karate, Horse Riding, among others with a great gymnasium present with all kinds of equipment. Saksham Lakhera is a notable alumnus of this great institution.

32. Hopetown Girls’ School Dehradun

Hopetown Girls’ School Dehradun
Hopetown Girls’ School Dehradun

Where? Rajawala Road, P.O, Selakui, Uttrakhand

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1999

School Fees? Upto 4 lacs/annum

Email ID? schooloffice@hopetown.in

Hometown Girls’ School is a boarding and day boarding school founded in 1999 with affiliation to CISCE in the city of Selakui, Uttarakhand. The 50 acres School campus is surrounded by forests with the view of Mussoorie Hill near the beautiful Dehradun. The school was founded by Mr Kamal Sehgal who wanted to build a happy place for girls, which he indeed did. Hometown Girls’ School uses the latest technology for teaching and learning of the students. The school is a member of the ISA (International School Award) and IAYP (International Award for young people). These programs promote interaction and bonding with people from different countries.

33. Mussoorie International School Dehradun

Mussoorie International School Dehradun
Mussoorie International School Dehradun

Where? Srinagar Estate, Polo Ground, Mussoorie, Dehradun

School Board? ICSE, CIE, and IBDP

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1984

School Fees? Upto 7.80 lacs/annum

Email ID? director.admissions@misindia.org

An all-girls school, The Mussoorie International School, often referred to as MIS is situated on a 40 acres land. It was founded in 1984 providing boarding facilities from classes’ I-XII and is located in the city of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. The school is affiliated to CISCE and CIE. MIS is divided into three houses- Lakshmi (orange), Gayatri(blue) and Santoshi(yellow), representing an all-girls culture by the names of Hindu Goddesses. The school is an international hub for girls across the globe currently representing students from 27 countries. Learning and teaching in this school are done using the cutting edge education Technology in the form of smart classes.

34. Jayshree Periwal International School Jaipur

Jayshree Periwal International School Jaipur
Jayshree Periwal International School Jaipur

Where? Mahapura – SEZ Road, Ajmer Road, Jaipur

School Board? IB, IGCSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? Unknown

School Fees? Upto 6 lacs/annum

Email ID? admissions@jpischool.com

Jayshree Periwal International School, previously known by the name of Step by Step International School, is located in the city of Jaipur. It aims at providing quality education and learning for the overall Holistic development of its students and to improve their entrepreneurial and other social skills. Jayshree Periwal International School affiliated to IGCSE and IB for classes Primary-XII. The school had also organized the first-ever TEDxYouth program in Rajasthan which was applauded all across India. The school also believes in teaching the idea of music and arts in the students apart from academics.

35. Modern School Barakhamba Road

Modern School Barakhamba Road
Modern School Barakhamba Road

Where? Barakhamba Rd, Todarmal Road area, Mandi house, New Delhi 

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1920

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? modern@modernschool.net

Modern School, first private day and day boarding school in New Delhi, founded in 1920 by Lala Raghubir Singh, is often regarded as one of the most prestigious schools in India. The school motto is “Nyaymatma Balheenien Labhya” which means “self-realization cannot be achieved by the weak”. Set on 27 acres of land school currently, have 2600 students and follows the CBSE academic curriculum. Author Khushwant Singh is the most acclaimed alumnus in this institution and was also involved in the founding of the school. Other famous alumni of the school are Amjad Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Barkha Dutt and Raghav Chadda among others. The School has also been a part of a lot of Bollywood films and literature books.

36. The Aryan School Dehradun

The Aryan School Dehradun
The Aryan School Dehradun

Where? Mussoorie Road, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, 248009 

School Board? ICSE, ISC 

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2001

School Fees? 8.2lac/ year

Email ID? NA

Head of the School? Mrs B. Dasgupta

The Aryan School is a public school in the heart of Dehradun, Malsi Greens, founded in 2001, by Sunny Gupta, who is also the director of Wheezal Labs. The Aryan School stands with the motto, ‘Be A Guiding Star’. The school is ten minutes away from the Clock Tower on Mussoorie Road. It a Co-Ed School, that has a variety of school activities for the students aged 6 to 18. The admissions are done based on a competitive examination, followed by an interview.

37. Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls Public School Jaipur

Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls Public School Jaipur
Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls Public School Jaipur

Where? Sawai Ram Singh Rd, Panch Batti, Sangram Colony, Ashok Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1943

School Fees? Upto 3.76lacs/ annum

Email ID?

Head of the school? Mrs Archana S.Mankotia.

Better known by the name of MGD, this was the first girls-only residential school in Rajasthan which was founded and named after Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. Spread over an area of 26 acres, it currently has 3000 students from classes I-XII. It has six hostels, and all the students are divided based on their houses. Not only academics, but it also focuses on engaging its students in various sports as well. Meira Kumar, a speaker of the Lok Sabha, is the most notable alumni of this prestigious institute.

38. Kimmins High School Panchgani

Kimmins High School Panchgani
Kimmins High School Panchgani

Where? Bhim Nagar, Panchgani, Maharashtra, 412805

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 1898

School Fees? Unknown

Email ID? NA

Regarded as the Sister school of Queen Mary School, Mumbai, Kimmins High School is for girls who want to attend school as boarding students. It is located in Panchgani, known as one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, which makes it a famous educational institution. It is an English medium school affiliated to ICSE and intakes students from I-X grades. Protima Bedi is a very renowned alumnus of this school.

39. The International School Bangalore

The International School Bangalore
The International School Bangalore

Where? NAFL Valley, Whitefield-Sarjapur Road, Near Dommasandra Circle, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562125

School Board? IGCSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2000

School Fees? Upto 4 lacs/annum

Email ID? NA

The International School Bangalore is a widely acclaimed school for Indian as well as International students, with around 28 nationalities currently residing in the school. Spread over a land of 140 acres, The International School was founded in the year 2000 by K.P Gopal Krishna. Its students are offered two boards- IGCSE for IX-X and the two years IB Diploma for classes XI-XII. The school entirely focusses on its motto, “Life is Learning” and has been a hub for International and Indian Students in the city of Bengaluru, with 300 boarding students. It is also a sister school to National Public School, Bangalore.

40. Greenwood High International Varthur

Greenwood High International Varthur
Greenwood High International Varthur

Where? Heggondahalli, 8-14, Sarjapur Main Rd, Chikkawadayarapura, Varthur, Bengaluru Karnataka 560087

School Board? IB, IGCSE, ICSE, ISC

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2004

School Fees? Upto 3 lacs/annum

Email ID? admissions.intl@greenwoodhigh.edu.in

Greenwood High International is in the Sarjapur area in the city of Bengaluru. Established in 2004 as an International Residential Co-Ed School for students from Nursery-XII with affiliations to IB, IGCSE, ICSE, and ISC, it became an IB World School in 2011, after full IB Authorization. The students from this prestigious school are known for their excellence in various fields. GHI has three sister schools- the Sarjapur ICSE school, Sarjapur International School and Bannerghatta Main School along with multiple Pre-School branches as well. The students have won numerous awards and medals at National and State levels for basketball, spell bee, along with other sports and academic events in recent years.

41. Stonehill International School Bangalore

Stonehill International School Bangalore
Stonehill International School Bangalore

Where? No.259/333/334/335, Tarahunise Post, Jala Hobli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 562157

School Board? IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2008

School Fees? 4-12 lacs/annum

Email ID? admissions@stonehill.in, info@stonehill.in

The Stonehill International School was established in 2008 by the Stonehill Education Foundation. The two-story building is built on a land of 34 acres, providing education to students from Nursery-XII, with the students being from more than 30 different nationalities. Students from this school come from a variety of backgrounds. From long term residents of Bangalore to children of expatriates who are currently working in India on fixed-term contracts to children of Indians who have worked abroad but returned to India. The school follows the IB program for its students. It intends to make them excel in all fields and not just academics, particularly.

42. Canadian International School Bangalore

Canadian International School Bangalore
Canadian International School Bangalore

Where? 4 & 20, Manchenahalli, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064 

School Board? CIE, IGCSE, IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1996

School Fees? 7 lacs/annum

Email ID? headofadmissions@cisb.org.in

Famous for being the first school in Bangalore to have offered IB program to its students in classes IX-XII, The Canadian International School, located in Yelahanka, a suburb close to the Bangalore International Airport, was founded in 1996 by two Canadian Entrepreneurs with only six students initially. In 2017, it became India’s first Apple Distinguished School. The school has around 700 students studying in classes Nursery-XII of 34 nationalities, and the current head of the school is Ted Mockrish. A Japanese weekend education program named the Japanese weekend School of Bangalore, for the Japanese nationals living in Bangalore, keeps its classes in the Canadian International School.

43. Kodaikanal International School

Kodaikanal International School
Kodaikanal International School

Where? Seven Roads Junction, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 62410

School Board? IB

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1901

School Fees? Upto 16 lacs/annum

Email ID? info@kis.in

The Kodaikanal School was founded by Margaret Eddy in 1901, basically, for the Christian students across India. It is one of the oldest schools launched in the country. Presently, the school is an independent Residential School intakes students from all different castes and religions in India proving their Motto, “Unity in Diversity”. Set on a land of 43 acres, the Kodaikanal School is located in Tamil Nadu and follows the IB curriculum. The school also focuses on doing charity work. Therefore, there are various NGOs associated with the school for the development of people.

44. Genesis Global School Noida

Genesis Global School Noida
Genesis Global School Noida

Where? A – 12, Noida-Greater Noida Expy, Block B, Sector 132, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201304

School Board? CAIE, IB, CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2009

School Fees? Upto 3.2 lacs/annum

Email ID? info@genesisgs.edu.in

The Genesis Global School is an independent Co-Ed School established in the year 2009 in the city of Noida. Regarded as one of the top International schools in North India and follows IB, CAIE, and CBSE as the academic curriculum students from primary up to High School. From Sports to games and various cultural clubs, the school focuses on every activity that is important for the development of a child. The school follows various teaching practices like learning, outdoor education learning, plus teaching using multiple intelligence formats. They also assist the children in travelling the world for better and Higher Learning experience.

45. Unison World School Dehradun

Unison World School Dehradun
Unison World School Dehradun

Where? Salan Gaon, Bhagwant Pur, Kirsali Gaon, Uttarakhand 248009

School Board? ICSE, CAIE 

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 2007@uws.edu.in 

School Fees? Upto 6 lacs/annum

Email ID? NA

The Unison World School is an all-girls boarding as well as Day Boarding School located in the beautiful city of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, with the entry-level being class fifth up to class 12th. The School has also collaborated with Kilgraston School (UK), St. Francis College (UK) and Rangi Ruru Girls School (New Zealand) as part of their International exchange programs. This program is for girls to help them learn about different cultures and heritage, which would help them in their after school life. The school follows the ICSE, ISC, and IGCSE academic curriculum students studying in classes 5th to 12th. It is often regarded as one of the best all-girls residential schools in India.

46. Ecole Globale International Girls School Dehradun

Ecole Globale International Girls School Dehradun
Ecole Globale International Girls School Dehradun

Where? Sahaspur Road, Horawala, Uttarakhand 248197

School Board? CBSE, CAIE

Co-Educational? No, All Girls’

Founded in? 2012

School Fees? Upto 3.5 lacs/annum

Email ID? ecoleglobale@gmail.com

The Ecole Global International Girls School, situated on a 40 acres land, Hindi is a private boarding school only for girls and was established in 2012 by Amarjeet Juneja for girl students from India and overseas. The school follows the IGCSE and CBSE as the academic curriculum program. It was also awarded the national excellence award at the 3rd national School excellence award ceremony. The School has also been the recipient of various sports fests in India. Some of the students have qualified for the national competition at the CBSE North Zone swimming competition 2016 which was held at Apeejay School Noida. The alumni of this institution are known by the name of “Acolytes”.

47. Isha Home School Coimbatore

Isha Home School Coimbatore
Isha Home School Coimbatore

Where? Velliangiri Foothills, Ishana Vihar Post, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2005

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? office@ishahomeschool.org

Isha Home School was founded by Sadhguru in 2005, aiming to expand human being’s experience to become inclusive for the empowerment of education. It is a Co-Ed Residential School located in the city of Coimbatore and is affiliated to CISCE. There are no examinations in Junior School, with the students being closely monitored according to their behaviour. Students are made to pursue all kinds of co-curricular activities and workshops, go on various treks, to understand the way of life better. The student is regularly treated with trips and outings to enhance their learning experience and has exposure to the outer world.

48. Pinegrove School Dharampur

Pinegrove School Dharampur
Pinegrove School Dharampur

Where? Kasauli Road, Dharampur, District Solan HP, India

School Board? CBSE 

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1991

School Fees? Upto 5.5 lacs/ annum

Email ID? dharampur@pinegroveschool.com

The Pinegrove School was established in 1991 as a Co-Ed residential School in the city of Dharampur, Himachal Pradesh. The school is affiliated to CBSE up to the secondary level. The current head of the school is Captain AJ Singh and our school records approximately 1,000 students are studying currently in this institution. The schools can’t buy the motto, “by toil to stars” which means to work hard with laborious effort. Apart from cricket hockey basketball as the regular sports game, camping and trekking are also an important part of the schools’ sports system.

49. Hebron School Ooty

Hebron School Ooty
Hebron School Ooty

Where? Vannarapettai, Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 643001

School Board? IGCSE and UCLES

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1899

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? principal@hebronooty.org

The Hebron School established 120 years ago in 1899, is a private international school which has both day and day boarding city boys. The current principal of the school is Mr Phil Reynolds and follows the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) and IGCSE curriculum up to Senior High School. The school is situated in 22 acres of land and shares a shared entrance with the Ooty government botanical gardens. The school follows the international British School system and currently has students from around 26 countries and different religious cultures.

50. The Emerald Heights International School Indore

The Emerald Heights International School Indore
The Emerald Heights International School Indore

Where? Opposite Akashwani, A.B. road, Ray, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1982

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? info@emeraldheights.edu.in

The Emerald Heights International School, founded in 1982 is a private co-educational international school affiliated to CBSE. The school has been a landmark School in Central India due to its high-quality educational environment and cultivating to their Holistic Development. School also holds international student exchange programs across the globe, mostly from the USA, Germany, and France. It also holds educational to time and again students to gain a better perspective explore science, history and much more. These tours are mostly International exploring countries like Japan, Singapore and the USA. The school’s most notable achievement is the IRC League Robotics competition season 9 where the school won all positions in the Junior and Middle-level category.

There you have it. The schools mentioned in the list above aren’t just the best boarding schools in India but also some of the best in the country.

Before we move ahead, here are a few boarding schools that despite being fantastic schools, fell slightly short from making it into the top 50.

Honorable Mentions

 i) Orchid International School Nashik

i) Orchid International School Nashik
Orchid International School Nashik

Where? Kalyani Hills, Wadholi, Trimbakeshwar Road, Anjaneri, Nashik, Maharashtra 422213

School Board? ICSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2006

School Fees? Up to 2.85lacs/ annum

Email ID? NA

A Nashik based school, founded back in 2006, is a Co-Ed day cum residential boarding school for both boys and girls. Located in the scarped and hillocky terrain of Anjaneri Hills- a small part of the Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, OIS is affiliated to CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate) for students from Nursery to twelfth. It was ranked #10 in Education World survey of India School Rankings in the year 2012. Regarded as one of the finest boarding schools in India, OIS has made itself a top-ranking school in just a couple of years.

ii) Miles Bronson Residential School Guwahati

ii) Miles Bronson Residential School Guwahati
ii) Miles Bronson Residential School Guwahati

Where? SOS Rd, Near LGB International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1987

School Fees? Up to 1.80 lacs/annum

Email ID? principal@mbrsguwahati.edu.in

Miles Bronson Residential School, located at Guwahati Assam, was founded in 1987 by Dr N K Dutta. It is a Coeducational boarding school, which aims to provide quality education to children along with encouraging enthusiasm for learning and spirit to reach higher levels in life. School intake students from primary up to Higher Secondary classes and provides them with various sports facilities like Taekwondo yoga along with the excellent academic curriculum. The school promotes value education, the idea of teaching children strong moral values. It strives for nurturing every child’s potential to lead a well-balanced and responsible life ahead.

iii) Sahyadri School Pune

Sahyadri School Pune
Sahyadri School Pune

Where? Tiwari hill, Rajgurunagar (Khed), Pune, Maharashtra

School Board? ICSE and ISC

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1995

School Fees? Up to 6 lacs/annum

Email ID? office@sahyadrischool.org

The Sahyadri School was founded by Sri Achyut Patwardhan, in 1995 as a private co-educational boarding school. It is located on Tiwai Hill in the state of Maharashtra and is currently run by the Krishnamurti Foundation. The School intake students from grade IV-XII with affiliation to ICSE and ISC and promote the views on education by the famous philosopher speaker and writer J Krishnamurti. Mrs Padma Priya Shirali is the current principal of the school. The school believes in excursions that promote education beyond the classroom and help the children to learn about their culture and heritage.

iv) The Sanskaar Valley School Bhopal

The Sanskaar Valley School Bhopal
The Sanskaar Valley School Bhopal

Where? Kerwa Dam, Near Chandhanpura, Bhopal, MP

School Board? ICSE, CIE, NIOS

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2006

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? info@sanskaarvalley.org

The Sanskaar Valley School is a 40-acre private day and boarding Residential School in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. It offers education from classes K-12 jointly run by the Sharda Devi charitable trust and Dainik Bhaskar group. Established in 2006, the school is affiliated to CIE, CISCE and NIOS. It aims to provide knowledge to the students with the help of technology, multi-cultural environment and eco-friendly excursions. It is a Child centric School which is heartily committed to nurturing students into becoming a better human being. Every year the school engages the students to participate in competitions that are organised by the school games Federation of India providing the holistic sports culture through the physical education program.

v) Rajghat Besant School Varanasi

Rajghat Besant School Varanasi
Rajghat Besant School Varanasi

Where? Rajghat Fort, Near Malviya Bridge, Varanasi, UP

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1934

School Fees? Up to 3.75 lacs/annum

Email ID? office@rajghatbesantschool.org

Rajghat Besant School was founded by Jiddu Krishnamurti in 1934 resident-cum-day private school in the city of Varanasi Uttar Pradesh. The School was named after dr. Annie Basant, who was a women’s rights activist philanthropist and the founder of Banaras Hindu University. The famous poet Rabindranath Tagore inaugurated the school on the day of Basant Panchami. It follows the CBSE academic curriculum for classes II-XII. Read over an area of 400 acres, Rajghat Besant School stretches across both banks of the Varuna River. The Krishnamurti Foundation believed in bringing radical transformation in human consciousness by imparting academic excellence in a non-competitive environment.

vi) DPS Vasant Kunj Delhi

DPS Vasant Kunj Delhi
DPS Vasant Kunj Delhi

Where? Vasant Kunj Marg, Pocket B, Sector C, Vasant Kunj, Delhi

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1991

School Fees? Up to 1 lac/annum

Email ID? NA

Part of the very famous DPS chain in India, Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, is a private co Educational School affiliated to CBSE. The school was established in 1991 by the Delhi Public School Society and offers an option of a foreign language up to class X. The School has held various student exchange programs on an international level with some prestigious Institutions like the Bukit Panjang Government High School (Singapore), Mauritius College (Mauritius) and Moerike gymnasium Esslingen (Germany). Students from the school have participated in various activities associated with organisations like the energy and resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund and development alternatives.

vii) DPS Dwarka Delhi

DPS Dwarka Delhi
DPS Dwarka Delhi

Where? Phase-1, Dwarka Sector -3, Dwarka, New Delhi

School Board? CBS

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1996

School Fees? Not available

Email ID? mail@dpsdwarka.com

DPS, Dwarka, funded by the Delhi Public School Society, is a private, coeducational day and boarding school that was established in 1996 and has been affiliated to CBSE since then. The DPS, Dwarka believes in inculcating moral values apart from academic. It AIMS to make student lead a balanced life ahead by making them socially responsible and confident. The school has various inbuilt committees which include discipline, School safety, anti-tobacco, anti-bullying and POCSO. The current principal of the school is Sunita Tanwar the elements of the school are referred to as Dipsites. The School has a successful record at all levels- international, national, state and in all different fields- academics, sports, and co-curricular activities.

viii) DPS Mathura Road Delhi

DPS Mathura Road Delhi
DPS Mathura Road Delhi

Where? Mathura Road, National Zoological Park, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 1949

School Fees? Up to 2 lacs/annum

Email ID? mainoffice@dpsmathuraroad.org

The Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, founded in 1949, is a private, coeducational and boarding school in India that is funded by the Delhi Public School Society. Spread over an area of 25 acres, currently, it has approximately 6000 students in this branch. S Radha Krishnan laid down the foundation stone of the school in 1956, serving as the Vice President of India at that time. Just like all other DPS branches, DPS Mathura Road also stands by the motto “service before self” and is affiliated to CBSE. Naveen Jindal, Vinod Khanna, Salman Khurshid and Pawan Negi are some notable alumni of this prestigious institution.

ix) Indus International School Pune

Indus International School Pune
Indus International School Pune

Where? 576, Bhukum tall, Mulshi Road, Pune, Maharashtra, 412115

School Board? IGCSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Founded in? 2003 

School Fees? Up to 6 lacs/annum

Email ID? mail@indusschoolpune.com

The vision of the Indus International School was drafted by Lt. General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM, in 2003 as a boarding school providing Holistic education to students across the globe. The school follows the IB primary, middle and diploma programs from junior up to Higher Secondary classes. The school gets its name from the Indus River which prolongs life and economies of the region it passes through. Area of 36 acres, the current students’ strength in the school is 900+ and is an IB World School. Ranked #1 continuously for five years all as the boarding school in Maharashtra, IIS has made its place in the list of the best boarding schools in India. The school has also won various awards for their academics Par excellence.

Advice for Parents looking for boarding schools

Modern educationists recommend boarding schools for today’s children as they play an essential role in their overall evolution and help them in proper character development. Students can focus more on studies in boarding schools because the entertainment assets are limited. They become more self-independent and learn to manage everything in life in a proper manner. The above list provides the best options for your child, browsing on a broader scale is also suggested for your personal satisfaction.

Boarding schools or D-schools, parents have the authority to decide what is best for their child. What is more essential, however, is admitting their children to a school whose progressive approach helps in the development of their child.

Parents need to take their time out and understand which school to choose. A right school not just focuses on academics but other behavioural development activities too so that the child would become a well-adjusted person as an adult and excels in life.

General FAQs

Why are boarding schools so highly regarded in India?

India has a lot of great boarding schools in terms of education and other curricular activities. Schools like The Doon School, Scindia School, Welham School, etc. have made their position at the top due to the enormous infrastructure and facilities provided.

A number of the alumni from all these famous institutions are popular personalities in India in every sector- entertainment, military or politics.

Boarding schools promote comradeship among its students, and help them in excelling not only in academics but also sports. They intend to make their students not just specialists in particular, but generalist- all-rounders.

These schools play an essential role in bringing out the leaders of tomorrow, nurturing them to an extent through which they could bring about a change in country. Their progressive approach makes it easy for students to learn and surpass any hurdles they face in their lives.

From a beautiful environment to great academic records, there are a bunch of reasons why boarding schools are so highly regarded.

What are the advantages of boarding schools in India?

Students studying in boarding schools are treated equally, with all the same benefits being provided to each and every student. From behaviour to discipline to academics, every student is paid attention to these aspects, for their overall development. With only a small amount of children, teachers pay equal attention to every student, for their progress.

Students don’t inculcate the habit of comparing their life with that of others, which is one con of D-Schools. Staying away from all sorts of mundane things make them smart, independent and unaffected.

Boarding schools provide equal opportunities to both girls and boys, keeping in mind all their requirements and needs. They focus more on their overall development rather than just an excellent academic record.

Students studying in boarding schools are all-rounders, good in every field because this is what the school scenario is all about. They tend to make the child rise and shine in all aspects.

What is the impact of boarding schools on students?

With a bunch of extra-curricular activities, proper study time, and daily routine, these schools keep the children wholly occupied. Even during vacations, students tend to return to their schools, which is both shocking and amusing for parents at the same time.

Boarding schools bring about a positive transformation in a child, which becomes visible in their life as an adult later. They develop leadership qualities and independent attitude after passing out from boarding schools.

Why do most parents prefer day schools over boarding schools?

Day schools are non-residential schools, that students attend during the day, and later return to their homes. They don’t live in the school’s premises, unlike boarding schools. For children aged 2-10, parents must give them an ample amount of time and love for their overall development.

A large section of the society prefers day schools over boarding schools so that they could keep an eye on their children. Many feel boarding schools might spoil the children. Relationship between children and parents plays a vital role because this impacts a child’s progress at an early age. In day schools, parents can always keep an eye on their children.

Why are boarding schools better than day schools?

For working-class parents, day schools don’t help much. Instead, they only satisfy the basic time-bounded needs of children, like education and extracurricular activities.

Parents love to pamper their children, this is what is one of the disadvantages of D-Schools. Over pampering affects the child’s development, which sometimes becomes a threat in their later life. There are large groups of parents who love to shower their kids with worldly things, making them utterly dependent on their parents financial status.

Moreover, the child may be poorly affected if there are regular fights at home and other problems like alcohol and drinking, also have a negative impact. That’s when it becomes crucial to send your child to boarding school.

This is where boarding schools help. A child not only stays away from home but is also away from all the types of things and thoughts which are not necessary for them as a child.

Before the digital age, there was a massive difference in the point of view of children studying in boarding and day schools. Earlier, boarding school students lacked essential interaction with the outside world.

Nowadays, with everyone having access to phones and laptops, made everything easy. Boarding students have knowledge of everything going in the country and the world.

Day schools have more children than boarding schools, making it difficult for teachers of day schools to be involved with every student. Boarding school don’t have many students, and teachers give equal time to all, to understand their needs better and help them in every aspect.

Note:- This list is based on data collected from multiple reputed sources and further research done by the author of this article.

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I am a simple & straightforward person with a keen interest & flare for writing. I believe in writing precise & to the point articles. I am confident & I understand the needs of various sections of society. I think I am fairly educated to understand the doubts & find suitable solution regarding education in India.

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This blog is great…..and thank you for share

Jason Nicholas Soler
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I commend the work put into publishing this article and I am sure those involved in bringing out this piece of information have done so after their own research and fact finding. However, it is astonishing not to see premier residential schools like Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie (Estd. 1888), Lawrence School, Lovedale (Estd. 1858), St. Joseph’s School, North Point, Darjeeling (Estd. 1888) or St. Edmund’s, Shillong (Estd. 1916) figure in your list of top 50 boarding schools in the country.

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Maulik Ajmera

Correct Jason, I am also astonished why premier institutes are not included in the list

Maulik Ajmera
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Maulik Ajmera

What is the criteria that you consider on rating the schools

Suresh Chary
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Suresh Chary

To offer EDU loans to students at interest free loan

aruna kumari
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aruna kumari

Vert good list. You can also review this school. one of the best Best Boarding Schools in South India

Christopher Dawes
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Christopher Dawes

Great Research done. As good as Wikipedia for schools. Commendations.

Nisha Goyal
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Nisha Goyal

I need the list of day boarding school in East delhi

Sanjay kumar
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Sanjay kumar

the blog is really good I am also looking for boarding school in Punjab but this list not included apollo public school, Patiala according to my research this is also the best boarding school of Punjab.

Amrit
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Amrit

Nice list, you are missing Doon International School, Dehradun Ponda , it’s new and great school.

Osheen
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Osheen

Nice Blog