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List of Best Schools in Kanpur

The city which is known as the Leather Hub of the World or fondly called as the Manchester of India is also known for its education system and houses a number of wonderful schools. This article presents to you the list of the top 20 best schools in Kanpur.

20. Army Public School Kanpur

Army Public School Kanpur

Board: CBSE 

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: V.Muralidharan

Address: R. A Lane, Nathu Singh Road, Kanpur Cantonment, Near Civil Aerodrome, Kanpur

The school was established with the primary objective to prepare the students with character, ethical values, and academic excellence and equip them well to face the global challenges. The facilities provided by the school include spacious classrooms, well-equipped labs, modern library, Science Park, etc. it also has numerous sports facilities and extracurricular activities to train the students beyond academics. It has definitely made a name for itself as one of the best schools in Kanpur. The school admits students after evaluating them through an entrance test.

19. Mantora Public School Kanpur

Mantora Public School Kanpur

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: 

Address: Bithoor Rd, Singhpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur

The school was established to provide value-based education with innovations and ideas so that our pupils grow into aesthetically rich, intellectually aware and integrated young people, capable of fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. The campus is spread across 3.2 acres and has biology lab, multimedia, chemistry, physics, maths and music lab, kid’s zone, sports ground, swimming pool and various other amenities. The students are admitted strictly against vacancies.

18. Mercy Memorial School Kanpur

Mercy Memorial School Kanpur

Board: ICSE and ISC

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: Thomas T.T

Address: 1272, 1427, Y Block, Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur

The school was opened in the year 1983 in memory of Ms.Mercy Roberts by her sister Mrs.Sophia Shukla. The campus is spread across 1.5 acres and currently has nearly 4000 students and 500 teachers. Mercy Memorial School, Kanpur has a Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Computer Laboratories, large playground, well-equipped Library, Outdoor Stage, Basketball Court, Music Room and various other amenities. Today, Mercy Memorial School stands proudly among the best schools in Kanpur. The school admits the students subject to an admission test. It collects a fee of Rs.42,000/- for the primary classes.

17. Mother Teresa Mission Higher Secondary School Kanpur

Mother Teresa Mission Higher Secondary School Kanpur

Board: ICSE and ISC 

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: Dr Veena Silas

Address: Swatantara Senani Marg, near Micky Mouse, K Block, Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur

The school was established in 1955 by the Christian Missionary Society. The school’s main motto is to recognize each student as an individual and to develop their whole personality. The features of the school are its Wi-Fi enabled campus, fully-air-conditioned conference halls and auditoriums, well-maintained playing-fields and sporting facilities, well-equipped libraries, and hi-tech laboratories. The school also provides transportation to its students. The admission procedure is online. It charges a fee of Rs.33,000/- for nursery.

16. Seth MR Jaipuria School Kanpur

Seth MR Jaipuria School Kanpur

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: ——-

Address: SSA Knowledge Park Campus, G.T. Rd, Naramata

The school aims to prepare a new generation of responsible social leaders that will help the world at large, be proactive to meet the global challenges of the 21st century and surpass beyond the realms of the ordinary. The campus spreads across 2 acres with digitally equipped A.C. classrooms, multipurpose hall, A.V. room, amphitheatre, separate labs for academics. The school also conducts co-curricular activities such as art, music, dance, yoga, etc., arrangements for medical assistance, CCTV surveillance of the campus and also GPS monitored transport facilities. The school begins the admission process by October every year.

15. St Thomas School Kanpur

St Thomas School Kanpur

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Fr. Melwin Wilson D Souza

Address: Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur-208011

Rev. Fr. Benedict Pereira established this school in the year 1986. The school, since its inception, has been striving hard to achieve its motto being “Character Formation with Excellence”. The unique features of the school include value-based education, modern library, children’s park for kindergarten students, various labs and many more. The school takes in admission only at the beginning of each academic session against vacancies. The school charges around Rs.27,000/- for the nursery.

14. Allen House, Khalasi Line

Allen House, Khalasi Line

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Ruchi Seth

Address: 10/441, Khalasi Line, Kanpur

Established by the Superhouse Foundations Allen House, Khalasi Line forms a part of the various other schools established by the Superhouse Group. It has aimed to equip the students with the intellectual and practical skills that are necessary to build a stable and promising future. Allen House is known for its infrastructures like spacious classrooms, well-equipped labs, assembly hall, transportation facilities, infirmary, library, E-learning, swimming pool and various other sports facilities. The school has its magazine which is organised, edited and published by the students themselves and also undertakes educational tours to educate the students. The school charges around Rs.20,000/- for the primary apart from an admission fee.

13. Puranchandra Vidya Niketan

Puranchandra Vidya Niketan

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Available 

Name of the Principal: Shobhna Mukherjee

Address: Hemat Vihar, Barra 2, Barra World Bank, Barra, Kanpur 

Inaugurated by the late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, Ex-Prime Minister of India, in 1991, the school campus spreads across 6 acres and houses nearly 2200 students currently. The school is famous for its unique infrastructure like a quadrangle, smart classrooms, two libraries, 2 learning resource centres, various labs for different purposes, hostel facilities, high standard sports facilities and also school transport. The school admits the students only against vacancies.

12. Swaraj India Public School Kanpur

Swaraj India Public School Kanpur

Board: ICSE and ISC

Type: Co-Educational 

Hostel Facility: Available 

Name of the Principal: Mrs Prema Chandra Mussadi

Address: Vijay Nagar Rd, Double Pulia, Vijay Nagar, Kakadeo, Kanpur

Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Swaraj India Public School is a coeducational day school. The school has varied facilities which include Wi-Fi enabled campus, spacious classrooms, a well-stocked library, separate labs for physics, chemistry, biology, multimedia, etc., A.V. room.

It also has a vast multipurpose hall, transport facilities along with advanced indoor and outdoor sports equipment and requirements. The school also encourages various extracurricular activities and even life skills among the students. 

The admission procedure begins in October every year.

11. The Chintels School Kanpur

The Chintels School Kanpur

Board: ICSE and ISC

Type: Girls School

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Smitha Dhawan

Address: Near Singhpur, Chauraha, Kalyanpur, Kanpur

The foundation for the school was laid by Ms Anurag Vij in 1989 to impart quality education for the children. The school strives to nurture the intellect and conscience of every student in a caring and stimulating environment. The school has A.V. rooms, smart classrooms, a large playground, and various other facilities that aid both academic and extracurricular activities. The admission procedure starts in December every year.

10. G.D. Goenka Public School

G.D. Goenka Public School

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Available 

Name of the Principal: Anju Dhawan

Address: Mayawati Marg, Kalyanpur, Kanpur

The school forms a part of the G.D. Goenka Group, which is a leading educational setup driven by a passion for excellence in education and quality in life. Benchmarked with the best in the world this school was established with a motto to provide value-based education. The campus and infrastructure include hostel facilities, smart identity card for the students to ensure safety, library and internet facilities, a cafeteria of high standards and hygiene, various labs such as I.T., Robotics, chemistry, physics and biology labs, spacious auditorium, smart classrooms and multiple sports and gym facilities. The admission process is online.

9. Dr Virendra Swarup Education Centre

Dr Virendra Swarup Education Centre

Board: CISCE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Sharmila Nandi

Address: 435, H-2 Block, Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur

Founded in 1990 by Dr Virendra Swarup Foundation, the school currently houses nearly 2600 students. The school has extensive facilities that include sports facilities for football, handball, basketball, hockey, cricket, badminton, etc. it also encourages co-curricular activities such as aeromodelling, electronics, karate, various forms of art, dance and music, photography and so on. The school also has a medical centre to cater to the health needs of the students.

8. DPS, Azad Nagar

DPS, Azad Nagar

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Available 

Name of the Principal: Rachna Malhotra

Address: Mayawati Marg, Near NRI City, Azad Nagar, Khyora, Kanpur

Another school in Kanpur that forms a part of the DPS society, the school aims to provide equal opportunities for every student to discover and develop their potential. The facilities provided by the school include a library, various laboratories, smart classrooms, medical checkup, guidance and counselling, modern sports facilities and transport facilities. In addition to this, the school also provides air-conditioned hostel facilities. The admission procedure begins in December every year.

7. Methodist High School Kanpur

Methodist High School, Kanpur

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Available 

Name of the Principal: Isabella Thoburn

Address: 73, Cantonment, Tagore Road, Kanpur

Established by Miss Isabella Thoburn in the year 1876, Methodist High School is a coeducational, residential school and currently houses around 2500 students. The school provides advanced learning to the students through smart classes. Wi-Fi enabled campus, A.V. learning support, digital library, various laboratories, sports facilities, educational tours and also hostel facilities. 

The school takes in students based on the vacancy and availability of seats.

6. St Mary’s Convent High School Kanpur

St Mary's Convent High School Kanpur

Board: ICSE 

Type: Girls school

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: Sr. Divya C.J.

Address: 53, Tagore Road, next to Circuit House, Kanpur

The school was established in 1899 to provide quality education to girl children. It aims not only in imparting academic knowledge to girls but also helps them to form an integral personality by developing in them a strong character. The infrastructure of the school includes ventilated classrooms, physics, chemistry, biology and two separate computer labs for senior and junior students, library, well-maintained basketball court and many more. The school also has various clubs to nurture the additional talent hidden in the students. The admissions begin in September every year.

5. Sheiling House School

Sheiling House School

Board: CISCE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Vanitha Mehrotra

Address: Senior wing:14/95, Civil Lines, Kanpur Junior Wing: Zoe Ville, 10/498, Kanpur

 Being a coeducational day school, the school strives to provide an all-round development and sound moral base both in the disciplined confines of the classroom and the energetic sports sessions. The school has two blocks- senior and junior wing. The facilities available in the school include digital classrooms, multimedia computer lab, fashion designing lab, Vedic math, science lab, abacus, art, music and dance room, karate, library and function. The admission procedure starts in September every year.

4. Jain International School

Jain International School

Board: ICSE and ISC 

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: M.K.Panda 

Address: Aragi No-249-250, Gram Sambharpur Mainawati Marg, Kalyanpur, Kanpur

The school is run by the Shrinathji Education and Cultural Trust with the primary objective to provide every child into a world-class citizen. The main aim of the school is to revive the ancient gurukul system famous in India. The infrastructure of the school includes smart classrooms, laboratories, dining halls, infirmary and also study club. Extracurricular and sports facilities include swimming, dance, music, theatre, media skills, etc. The school gives admissions based on the availability of seats.

3. Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre

Sir Padampat Singhania Education Centre

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Name of the Principal: Bhawna Gupta

Address: Kamla Nagar, Kanpur

The main aim of the school is to prepare the students for making the world a better and juster place. The various facilities in the school include smart classrooms, biotechnology, chemistry, physics and biology labs, botanical garden, library, tennis court, cafeteria and also transport facilities. It also encourages Co-curricular activities like music, dance, yoga, art, MUN, moot court, and so on. The admissions commence from December every year.

2. Delhi Public School Kalyanpur Kanpur

DPS, Kalyanpur

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Archana Nigam

Address: 287-295, Bithoor Rd, Singhpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur

Being a part of the DPS society, the school aims to lead students from the front by the teachers becoming role models and to promote and encourage them in all the vistas of talent. It is one of the two best schools in Kanpur. The school has smart classrooms, as much as five different labs, infirmary, library, and cafeteria, and so on. It also supports extracurricular activities like music, dance, karate and has many indoor and outdoor sports facilities, including a gym. The admissions begin in December every year.

1. Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur

Seth Anandram Jaipuria School Kanpur

Board: ICSE, ISC

Type: Co-Educational

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Name of the Principal: Shikha Banerjee

Address: 70, Cantt, Kanpur – 208004

The foundation for the establishment of the school was laid by late prime minister Smt. Indira Gandhi. Established in 1974 and inaugurated by the Late President Dr Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad, the school’s main aim is to nurture children who would grow as balanced human beings. The school houses nearly 2600 students. It has almost 150+ teachers with the facilities including smart classroom, chemistry, physics, biology and computer labs, music, art and craft centre, library, botanical Garden, infirmary, canteen, book stop and various sports facilities. The school admits students after evaluation through an entrance test or interview. 

Honourable Mentions

Allen House Public School, Panki

Allen House Public School, Panki

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available

Name of the Principal: Richa Prakash

Address: 884, B-Block Panki, Kanpur

 Allen House Public School, Panki, is another school by the Superhouse Foundations and forms a part of the various other schools established by the Superhouse Group. The amenities that are available in the school are smart classrooms, English room, senior and junior library, senior and junior I.T. labs, E-Learning, infirmary, physics, chemistry and biology labs and also a music room, dance room, activity room and high-end sports facilities to encourage the hidden talents among the children. The school charges around Rs.20,000/- for the primary apart from an admission fee.

Allen House Public School, Rooma

Allen House Public School, Rooma

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not available 

Name of the Principal: Shada Kashif

Address: Rooma, Kanpur

Allen House Public School, Rooma, by the Superhouse Foundations and forms a part of the various other schools established by the Superhouse Group. It has aimed to equip the students with the intellectual and practical skills that are necessary to develop a stable and promising future. The school has infrastructure like transportation facilities, spacious classrooms, assembly hall, infirmary, library, well-equipped labs, E-learning, swimming pool and various other sports facilities. The school charges Rs.20,000/- for nursery.

This article was prepared to keep in mind the bright future of the young generation. We hope this article has provided the best of the best options to the young parents in Kanpur. Wishing the little ones happy schooling!

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 write with the grit to make my words to bring out my opinions as strongly as I want them to be. I am sure the articles that I write will be helpful for those in need because I have struggled without any such guidance or references. Being a first-generation law student, I don't want any other budding brain to suffer like I did and make sure that my content is in every way helpful to the future minds and their supportive parents.

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