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List of the Best Schools in Delhi

Famous for various historical sites, market places, tourist attractions, and food, Delhi is the national capital territory, and contains the Capital of India, New Delhi. The most visited city of India, Delhi has numerous tourist attractions like Qutb Minar, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Jama Masjid, and Akshardham. It also has some of the busiest markets including Cannaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Nehru Place, Dilli Haat. Delhi also has a number of amazing schools.

What makes Delhi schools special?

Being the national capital territory, Delhi has some of the best schools in India with extensive facilities that make them special. These include Audio-visual Techniques, Smart Classes, Sports facilities(like Skating rinks, Football fields), Olympic size Swimming pools, Computer-Aided teaching techniques, Gymnasium, Libraries, Health Clinics, Security & Disaster management techniques, etc. The schools help in building the foundation of the children. Thus, the students that study in Delhi Schools have a very sparkling career and excel in every field whether it being academics or extra-curricular.

According to a survey conducted in the year 2001, there were 2416 primary, 715 middle and 1576 secondary schools in Delhi. The schools are affiliated to the Delhi based CBSE or ICSE boards which are the prominent boards for education in India. Some schools are also affiliated to various international boards like IB.

Being one of the most populated cities in the world and the second most populated city in India, there is a significant need for Education in Delhi. The city is home to some truly exceptional schools. Here are the top 20 best schools in Delhi.

Admissions are now open in Delhi schools for the academic session 2020-2021.

20. Ahlcon International School Delhi

Ahlcon International School
Ahlcon International School

Where? Mayur Vihar, Phase-1, Opp Una Enclave, Near Delhi Police Apartment, New Delhi,110091

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 2001

Name of the Current Principal? Mr Sanjay Yadav

Where to call? 011 4777 0777

The school was inaugurated by Mrs Sheila Dikshit, former CM of Delhi, in the year 2001. In the year 2018 and 2017, it ranked 11th and 9th respectively in Delhi/ NCR region and 7th in Delhi by Education World. All India Survey conducted by Education World and C-Fore 2016, 2014 ranked the school number 1. Ahlcon International School has many awards like these in its grasp. Hence, proving the fact of being one of the best schools in Delhi.

The campus is spread over the area of 8000sq. meters. It has an ample number of facilities like swimming pool, sports areas, sectional libraries, smart classes, wifi facility, indoor sports facilities, dance, and music rooms.

19. St. Mark’s Girls Senior Secondary School Delhi

St. Mark's Girls Senior Secondary School
St. Mark’s Girls Senior Secondary School

Where? Block A, Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110087

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, Girls’ Only

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1975

Name of the Current Principal? Ms Sheena Kalenga

Where to call? 011 2527 9040

The School was started by founder Chairman Mr T.P. Aggarwal in the year 1975. It teaches around 3500 students in English Medium up to class XII.

The campus is spread over a 2 acres area. St. Mark’s Girls Senior Secondary School has a wide range of sports facilities like football, volleyball, cricket, handball, and basketball. It has all kinds of Labs, a Library, a separate table tennis room, and a recreation room.

There were 3 toppers over the previous session across the 3 streams provided by the school. Apart from imparting quality education and creating a focus on academics, the school also focuses on co-curricular activities.

18. Hillwoods Academy

Hillwoods Academy
Hillwoods Academy

Where? G- Block, Preet Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110092

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1982

Where to call? 011 2252 4856

From 14 members to 2550, Hillwoods Academy has grown drastically since 1982. It has become one of the best schools in Delhi. Hillwoods Academy provides quality education to one and for all.

The school has a great campus with ample facilities. In academics, there were 3 toppers in the previous session with over 90% aggregate. The school also awarded its 9 meritorious students for performing excellently in individual subjects. The students also performed admirably in the zonal levels in games and co-curricular activities like Shotput, Javelin, 100 m & 200 m race, High Jump, 4 X 100 m race, Hindi Debate, English Debate, Extempore Speech, and various quizzes.

17. Doon Public School

Doon Public School, New Delhi
Doon Public School, New Delhi

Where? B-2, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? Yes

Founder in? 1980

Where to call? 011 4231 6890

The Doon Public School is one of the best schools in Delhi NCR regions. Since its establishment, it has been constantly working for the betterment of the students and imparting quality education to them.

The school has a great infrastructure with ample facilities. It is the first school not in Delhi but India to have a Computer-Aided Teaching and learning system. The school has smart classes with plasma screens and a Smart assessment system in all the classes. It has facilities like surveillance I-cards, Digital math lab, Digital Library, Digital Language lab, gymnasium.

This school also has boarding facilities for students. So, the students from all around the world are invited to the school.

16. Bloom Public School New Delhi

Bloom Public School
Bloom Public School

Where? C-8, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1996

Name of the Current Principal? Mrs Shyma Vinod

Where to call? 011 2689 7972

Bloom public school opened its doors in the year 1996. It was founded by Mr Ashutosh Batta. It is one of the best schools in Delhi and also ranked among the top 10 schools of south Delhi by Hindustan Times Survey.

The school has a nice campus with CCTV surveillance security. It has facilities like Music & Dance room, Craft & Arts room, a Library, well-equipped labs, auditorium, multiple sports areas, infirmary, and transport facilities.

BLoom public School has a clear focus on studies and academics hence it has provided smart Classes on the campus. Thus providing a better quality of education to the students.

15. St. Francis De Sales School

St. Francis De Sales School
St. Francis De Sales School

Where? A-4C Block, Mota Singh Marg, Janakpuri, New Delhi,110058

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1978

Name of the Current Principal? Fr. Anthony Amaladoss

Where to call? 011 2555 1113

The Catholic School was started with mere 117 students in the year 1978, by Father Thomas Thoomkuzy and blessed by his Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr Luciano Storero. It is one of the best schools in Delhi.

The School has a good infrastructure with ample facilities. It has Science labs, Computer labs, Language labs, EG labs, maths lab, a library, and an AV room. The AV room is provided for a better perception of knowledge. There is a medical and health checkup room for an emergency case. The school has been constantly working on imparting quality education to its students.

14. Nirmal Bhartia Public School, Dwarka

Nirmal Bhartia Public School, Dwarka
Nirmal Bhartia Public School, Dwarka

Where? Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 2005

Where to call? 011 4560 9702

Nirmal Bhartia Public School was established in the year 2005. But due to some circumstances, the school was unable to work well. Then in the year 2006, the Nirmal Society appointed a new leader and restarted the school.

The campus boasts a decent infrastructure. It consists of a central court, PE and sports facilities, a garden, the arts centre, the media pod, a library, and well-equipped labs. There are 3 neighbourhoods namely Junior, middle, and senior neighbourhoods.

Nirmal Bhartia Public School has a Special Education Needs program where the children get individual support. Here each child is optimized till the potential and he/she gets to understand his/her uniqueness and strength.

13. Don Bosco School, Alaknanda

Don Bosco School, Alaknanda
Don Bosco School, Alaknanda

Where? Alaknanda Rd, New Delhi, Delhi 110019

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, Boys’ Only

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1980

Name of the Current Principal? Fr. Davis Maniparamben SDB

Where to call? 011 2921 7712

Founded in the year 1980, Don Bosco School is one of the best schools in Delhi for boys. It is affiliated to CBSE and provides education up to Class XII.

The campus boasts a gigantic 10-acre infrastructure with a huge auditorium, well- equipped labs, sports area, a well-stocked library, counsellor room. A KYAN facility has been introduced in the school. It is referred to as KNOWLEDGE-YAN which has a computer, projector, and a TV. Two students Jayesh Gautam and Ujjwal Golani were the toppers of the previous session with an aggregate of 97.4% and 96.8% respectively. Apart from academics, the students also perform great in co-scholastic areas.

In the year 2013, the school was ranked 15 in the best schools in India. In the same year, it was the second-best schools in Delhi and number 1 for the best schools in New Delhi.

12. The British School Delhi

The British School
The British School

Where? Dr Jose P Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

School Board? EYFS, IGCSE, and IB

Hostel Facility? No

Co-Educational? Yes

Founder in?1963

Where to call? 011 4066 4166

The British School was established in the year 1963 by a group of British Parents. It was started with 40 students representing 6 nationalities in Defence Colony, New Delhi.

The British School is very diverse. The school not only provides education to Indian children but invites children from all around the world. It even has faculty from around the world. About 97.5% of students passed the minimum grade criteria in the previous sessions. The students have been constantly performing excellently under the guidance of the teachers of the School.

The campus has a decent infrastructure with facilities like Air-Conditioned Classrooms, tutorial rooms, interactive Promethean boards, a half Olympic sized swimming pool, an auditorium, a multi-purpose sports hall, Innovation Lounge, multi-level dedicated libraries for primary and secondary students, science labs, computer labs, music room, drama studios, a gym, two health centres, and a cafeteria.

11. Convent of Jesus & Mary

Convent of Jesus & Mary
Convent of Jesus & Mary

Where? Near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, New Delhi,110001

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, Girls’ Only

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1919

Name of the Current Principal? Sr.Gracy Paul

Where to call? 011-23366762, 23747061

Established in the year 1919, the Convent of Jesus & Mary is one of the best schools in Delhi. It imparts education to girls in the streams of Humanities, Science, and Commerce up to Class XII.

The campus has a decent infrastructure with well-equipped labs, gyms & courts, a music room, arts & crafts rooms, a library, 3 halls for organizing events. In the previous session, three of the students topped the school with an aggregate above 96%. Nikita Verma of class XII secured the first position in the event Eco-Fest Surprise Event 2018 held at Delhi Public School Mathura Road. Sarah Khan and Vanshika Mangla of class XII secured 2nd position in the competition Utopia on the spot painting competition held at the National Science centre. Thus the school gives a great effort at improving the all-round development of the child by enhancing the academics and extra-curricular activities.

10. Gyan Bharati School Delhi

Gyan Bharati School
Gyan Bharati School

Where? Block D, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1980

Name of the Current Principal? Nishi Manglik

Where to call? 011 2696 0146

Established in the year 1980, Gyan Bharati School imparts quality education to students up to class XII.

The school boasts a huge infrastructure with more than 7 acres of area. It has ample of facilities like smart classes, well-equipped labs, a library, a large playground.

9. Sanskriti School Delhi

Sanskriti School
Sanskriti School

Where? S Radhakrishna Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1996

Name of the Current Principal? Richa Agnihotri

Where to call? 011 2688 3336

Established on May 30, 1996, by Smt. Hemi Surendra Singh, Chairperson, Civil Services Society, Sanskriti School is one of the best schools in Delhi.

The school boasts a gigantic infrastructure with an area of 7.6 acres where it has a wide range of facilities. The facilities include a swimming pool, Dance Room, Gym, Music Room, Canteen, Amphitheatre, Library, Transportation Facilities, and Health & Medical Checkup Facilities. The school has a clear focus on academics since it follows the curriculum of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

There is a special unit named the Learning Center which provides training through three media.

  • CBSE patterns with exemptions
  • NIOS Board
  • Non-academic, Functional curriculum with Pre-vocational skills

8. Carmel Convent School Delhi

Carmel Convent School
Carmel Convent School

Where? Malcha Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi-110021

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? No, Girls’ Only

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1957

Name of the Current Principal? Sr. Tina Maria D’Souza A.C.

Where to call? +91-11-26871299

With a session of around 60 students, the Carmel Convent School started in the year 1957 intending to provide education to girls. It currently has over 2000 students enrolled.

Surrounded by Lawns and Playgrounds, the school has a big campus with well-ventilated classrooms. It has ample facilities for students including well-equipped labs, a library, a basketball court, a badminton court, a volleyball court, a table tennis hall, an auditorium. There are a Teacher Resource Center and an Audio Visual Room for better grasping. The students score great in academics, 35 students scored above 90%, and there were 3 school toppers with more than 96% scores.

7. Mother’s International School

Mother's International School
Mother’s International School

Where? Sri Aurobindo Marg, Vijay Mandal Enclave, Kalu Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1956

Name of the Current Principal? Smt. Sanghamitra Ghosh

Where to call? 011 2652 4806

Established in the year 1956, Mother’s International School was founded by Sri Aurobindo Education Society which is an agency of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. In 2001, C-Fore Best School Survey ranked it one of the top 10 schools in India, and the best school in Delhi.

The campus currently holds over 2500 students. It offers 3 streams Science, Commerce and Humanities. There are 4 languages taught including English, Hindi, Sanskrit, French.

The School offers a wide range of Extra-curricular activities as per students’ areas of interest. There are facilities for pottery, clay modelling, carpentry, drama, quizzing, yoga, taekwondo, gymnastics, s.education, music and art groups.

6. Bal Bharati Public Schools Delhi

Bal Bharati Public School
Bal Bharati Public School

Where? Various branches across Delhi

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1944

Bal Bharti Public School was established in the year 1944 and is run by the Child Education Society. The founder of the Child Education Society was Padma Vibhushan Lala Hansraj Gupta, an Indian philanthropist.

5. Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai

Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai
Apeejay School, Sheikh Sarai

Where? Sheikh Sarai Road Near Malviya Nagar, Panchsheel Marg, Phase I, Sheikh Sarai, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1975

Name of the Current Principal? Ritu Mehta

Where to call? 011 2601 2218

Apeejay School was established in the year 1975 by Sushma Berlia who is a part of the Apeejay Education Society. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

Being one of the best schools in Delhi, it boasts a huge 6.5 acres campus. It has ample of facilities like a large playground, well-equipped labs, a library, a swimming pool, indoor game facilities, skating rink, Health & Medical Check-up facilities, an Amphitheatre, and Atal Tinkering Lab.

The students of Apeejay School perform excellently in academics, a student naming Sarthak Gupta was felicitated by Hon’ble HRD Minister, Mr Prakash Javedkar for scoring Magnificient in the Special Category. Vinayak Tripathi of Class 8 attained international ranking in Chess. The result in the previous session was remarkable, Akansha Malviya, Angad Singh Rana, and Rahul Ajnoti were the School toppers. The School also works on the round development of the students by organizing extra-curricular activities like annual scholar camps where the students take part in different sports activities.

4. Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan

Springdales School Dhaula Kuan
Springdales School Dhaula Kuan

Where? Benito Juarez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, Delhi 110021

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1955

Name of the Current Principal? Dr. (Mrs.) Jyoti Bose

Where to call? 011 2411 6657

Established in the year 1955, Springdales School had and affiliation to CISCE but later it changed its affiliation to CBSE, New Delhi.

The campus boasts a good infrastructure with ample facilities including maths & Science Labs, well-equipped Library, playground, computer resource centre, auditorium, open-air stage, and a Teachers’ learning centre.

In academics over the last session, the Class XII result was outstanding. Priyanka Gupta was the topper with 98.6% aggregate. 19 students scored above 95%. One-third of students in the school have scored more than 90%. The result was 100% without a single failure.

3. Vasant Valley School

Vasant Valley School
Vasant Valley School

Where? Sector C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1990

Name of the Current Principal? Rekha Krishnan

Where to call? +91 11 26892787

Established in 1990, Vasant Valley School currently has over 1250 students. The school is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi.

The Campus has a decent infrastructure with an open-air assembly area linking the two main buildings. Each building has its science, art, dance and music labs, and a library. The school has also provided both Indoor and Outdoor play areas. Vasant Valley School has a prime focus on the academics of its students. From Class IX onwards, there is a system of monthly tests and an additional examination. The individual interest of a student is set by hobby programs. For the overall development of a child, the School has Physical Education programs. This also develops the sportsmanship of the students. The school gives a grade card to those who score more than 85% throughout the year. Apart from academics, the Vasant Valley School also focuses on the overall development of a child by encouraging them to take part in various co-curricular activities.

Vasant Valley School has a Newsletter which includes stories written by the students. It also has coverage of the events of the fortnight, and the newsletter is produced twice a month.

2. Delhi Public School, R K Puram

Delhi Public School, R K Puram
Delhi Public School, R K Puram

Where? Kaifi Azmi Marg, KD Colony, Sector 12, RK Puram, New Delhi, 110022

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? Yes

Founder in? 1972

Name of the Current Principal? Vanita Sehgal

Where to call? 49115500

Run by Delhi Public School Society, founded in the year 1972, DPS has over 9500 students in its shelter. It is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi.

The school boasts a great campus with a variety of facilities. DPS has a wide variety of labs including Computer lab, think lab, web resource centre, maths lab, robotics lab, physics lab, chemistry lab, bio lab, and Biotechnology lab. Delhi Public School is a day-cum boarding school so it has a hostel facility for both boys and girls. For all-round development of the students, there is a music centre, Art rooms, and Sports Complex. To keep the health of the students in-check, a clinic is also present.

Since DPS is one of the best schools in Delhi, academics are of prime importance. The school follows the CCE scheme of CBSE for Juniors, and CBSE laid curriculum for Classes IX to XII. The students of DPS have been creating history since the beginning. In the past session, 13 students qualified in NTSE stage 2, Tarini Kapoor won an award for ‘Young Innovators Creating A BetterWorld For All’, 2 students secured rank 1 in IFLO and the list of achievers is perpetual.

1. Sardar Patel Vidyalaya

Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi

Where? Lodhi Estate, New Delhi,110003

School Board? CBSE

Co-Educational? Yes

Hostel Facility? No

Founder in? 1958

Name of the Current Principal? Anuradha Joshi

Where to call? 011-24627344/55,24620355

Established by the Gujarat Education Society in the year 1958, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya or SPV ranks among the best schools in Delhi. The school is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi.

The school has a vast majority of facilities. The facilities include a Library, art & craft centre, auditorium, well-equipped labs, and Indoor & Outdoor Sports Area. Keeping in mind for the impaired ones, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya has provided certain special facilities. There is an elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair that has access to all the floors of the campus. For the ease of instructing and learning, there is an audio-visual room which aids in better delivery of knowledge and enhanced perception.

Being one of the best schools in Delhi, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya has a clear focus on academics. The school has criteria to provide merit cards to the students excelling in academics with cutoff marks for each subject. Equal importance is given to co-curricular activities like sports, public speaking, music, and arts. Students are awarded prizes for excelling in activities.

There you have it, the top 20 best schools in Delhi. Admission to any one of them will ensure that your child has a bright future ahead of them.

General FAQs

What are the top boarding schools in Delhi NCR?

Conductive to the learning environment, boarding schools are a better place for education. They keep the children away from the distractions of the outside world. Here is a list of some of the best boarding schools in Delhi which are also one of the best schools in Delhi.

Delhi Public School, R K Puram: One of the best schools in Delhi, DPS was established in the year 1972. The school is co-ed and affiliated to Inda’s largest Board, the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Apart from the Hostel, it has a clinic for regular medical health checkup of the students.

Doon Public School, New Delhi: It is also one of the best schools in Delhi which has provided boarding facilities. It is the first school in India to have a Computer-Aided Teaching and learning system. It takes care of the security of the students by implementing the facilities like surveillance I-cards and CCTV.

The Air Force School (TAFS): Located in the Delhi Cantonment Area, TAFS was established in the year 1955. It is a member of the National Progressive Schools Conference (NPSC). The school has implemented smart classes for better knowledge delivery and perception. Since the school is governed by the Defense Services, maintaining discipline is first and foremost.

What are the best CBSE schools in Delhi?

Controlled and Managed by the Union Government of India, CBSE is the largest Educational Board of India. Here is a list of one of the best schools in Delhi, affiliated to CBSE.

Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi

Delhi Public School, R K Puram

Vasant Valley School

What are the best IB schools in Delhi?

International Baccalaureate, also known as IB, allows the 16-19yr old students to study two diplomas with career-related courses. Here is a list of best schools in Delhi that has the IB board.

The British School: Started by a group of British parents in the year 1963, the school is Diverse. It allows all the children from the world to come and acquire education. Additionally, it offers EYFS and IGCSE.

American Embassy School: The school was started in the year 1952. The school was established to impart education to non-Indian Children. It was neither designed nor empowered to serve the needs of Indian students but provides education to Indian Children under certain circumstances.

Lycée français International de Delhi: Located on the APJ Kalam Road, New Delhi, Lycée français International de Delhi is a French international school. It imparts education from maternelle (preschool) through lycée (senior high school).

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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