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Lucknow, the capital of UP, and lovingly known as the city of Nawabs is one of the best cities in India when it comes to school education. Not only is the city home to some of the best schools in the country, a number of Lucknow schools are renowned all across the globe. Here’s our list of the best schools in Lucknow.

The 20 Best Schools in Lucknow

20. Mount Carmel College

Mount Carmel College

Address: Near, Gole Market, Mahanagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226006

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Music, Art & Craft, Sports and Digital Classes

Principal: Sr. M. Sylvie

Description

Founded on 10th January 1958 by Mount Carmel College is a Catholic School that is administered by Carmel Sadan Society of U.P. This school aims to provide education to catholic and non-catholic students alike to help them reach their full potential and become upstanding members of society.

The school also focuses on extracurricular activities, particularly in the fields of art and music.

19. Montfort Inter College

Montfort Inter College

Address: Mandir Marg, opp. Tender Hearts School, Mahanagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226006

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities:  Library, NCC, Music club, Sports, Taek-o-Wando

Principal: Bro. Joy Thomas

Description

Previously known as Mahanagar Boys’ Inter College, Monfort Inter College was the best all boy’s school in Lucknow to be affiliated to Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh till 2007.

In 2007, the Monfort opened its doors to female students and in 2015 it ended its affiliation to the state board and became a CBSE school. 

However, it has still retained its reputation and is still stands as one of the best schools in Lucknow.

18. DPS Eldeco

DPS Eldeco
DPS Eldeco

Address: Sector-II, Raksha Khand Udyan-II Eldeco Colony Raibareilly Road Lucknow Uttar Pradesh – 226025

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Facilities: Fully air-conditioned classrooms, Library, A playground and Activity room

Principal: Dr Deepti Dwivedi

Description

The Eldeco branch of the extremely well known and renowned Delhi Public School was established in 2000 by Mr Mukhtarul Amin. It has grown to become one of the most popular branches of DPS in Uttar Pradesh and one of the best schools in Lucknow that are affiliated to CBSE.

DPS Eldeco places great emphasis on character building of its students and encourages them to learn sports education and life skills.

17. Lucknow Public School, South City

Lucknow Public School, South City
Lucknow Public School, South City

Address: Lucknow Public School, A-Block, South City, Raibareilly Road Lucknow-226025 (U.P.)

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Facilities: Library, Indoor Sports Facility, Art & Craft Room, Music & Dance Room and Activity Room

Principal: Ms Rashmi Pathak

Description

Founded by Late Shri C.P. Singh, this branch of Lucknow Public School is one of the biggest schools in Gomti Nagar along with being one of the best CBSE schools in Lucknow. It is widely known for providing Discipline, Quality And Value Education.

The school is also known for organizing and encouraging students to participate in annual events which are conducted on a large scale. LPS also regularly sends its students to participate in national-level events.

16. G. D. Goenka Public School, Lucknow

G. D. Goenka Public School, Lucknow
G. D. Goenka Public School, Lucknow

Address: Sector-B, Sushant Golf City, Shaheed Path, Lucknow

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Yes (For Boys)

Facilities: Library, Smart Classrooms, Robotic lab, Sports Facilities, Dance Rooms.

Principal: Mrs Raveen Pande

Description

GD Goenka Public School Lucknow is part of the massive GD Goenka group. It was established in 2010. It one of the best CBSE schools in Lucknow. Its classrooms are equipped with cutting edge technology to enhance the learning experience of its students.

15. Study Hall

Study Hall Lucknow
Study Hall Lucknow

Address: Vipul Khand-2 Gomtinagar Lucknow – 226010

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Facilities: Classes for children with special needs, a playground, laboratories, libraries, an audiovisual room, a tuck shop and a swimming pool.

Principal: Mrs.Shalini Sinha

Description

Study Hall School was founded in 1986 by Study Hall Educational Foundation. It gained popularity very quickly is now regarded as one of the best schools in Lucknow for CBSE board Examinations.

The school believes that good education is the right of every child and it aims to educate children on all levels of the socio-economic hierarchy. Currently, the school has a strength of over 1500 students. It also holds classes for children with special needs.

14. Spring Dale School Gomti Nagar

Spring Dale School Gomti Nagar

Address: Viraj Khand-II, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226001

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Not Available

Facilities: Automated Library, Nursery park, Splash pool

Description

Founded in 2007 by Mr B.S. Sood and Mrs Krishna Sood, this branch of Spring Dale School is one of the best schools in Gomti Nagar and one of the best CBSE schools in Lucknow. It goes from Playgroup up to class 10th. 

Outside of having a good academic record, Spring Dale School Gomti Nagar is well known for placing great emphasis on the physical fitness of its students. They have experts available on the campus at all time to train students to be fit by encouraging them to participate in sports like skating, volleyball, lawn tennis, etc. 

13. Christ Church College

Christ Church College Lucknow

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Raj Bhavan Colony, The Mall Avenue, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

School Board: ICSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Sports field

Principal: R.K. Chattree

Description

Founded by Mr H. McConoghey in 1978, Christ Church College is Anglo-Indian school and another of the legendary Lucknow Schools. It is located close to Hazratganj, in the heart of Lucknow.

The school believes in the philosophy that all students have gifts and it is the responsibility of the school to nurture its students in a way that they can use those gifts for the good of the world. Christ Church College provides a safe and nurturing environment which allows its students to feel at ease and gives them a place where they will always belong.

12. LPS, Rajajipuram

LPS, Rajajipuram

Address: A-Block , Rajajipuram Lucknow-226010

School Board: ICSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Smart classes, Sports field.

Principal: Mrs Asha Singh

Description

Inaugurated by Shri Motilal Vora, Ex-Governor of UP, this branch of the immensely popular Lucknow Public School is the best school in Rajajipuram. It is affiliated to CISCE  and helps in furthering the vision that LPS’s founder Mr SP Singh has always had for the future of education in Lucknow and India.

This branch is an ISO 9001:2000 quality certified institution and is considered one of the best schools in Lucknow for providing a high quality of education to its students along with focusing on their all-round development.

11. St. Agnes’ Loreto Day School

St. Agnes’ Loreto Day School Lucknow

Address: 33, Station Road, Lucknow

School Board: ICSE

Type: All Girls’

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Sports Field

Principal: Mrs Debra Bunny

Description

The sister school to Loreto Convent College, St Anges’ Loreto Day School is one of the most popular all-girls’ schools in the city. It is known for grooming girls and helping them become smart, independent and liberated women with high moral and ethical values.

The school has a rich and long history and it has had a major impact on the education landscape of Lucknow, especially for girls.

The healthy rivalry between the girls of Loreto Convent, St Anges’ and La Martiniere Girls’ is quite fierce and this on full display every time they meet at any inter-school competitions.

10. Scholars’ Home

Scholars’ Home

Address: Vipul Khand-3 Gomti Nagar, Lucknow- 226010

School Board: ICSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Smart Classes, Sports Field

Principal: Sarita Jaiswal

Description

Scholar’s Home was established in April of 1999 with less than 100 students but it has now become one of the most popular schools in Lucknow, especially among students who are sitting for exams like JEE or NEET.

It has always been the goal of this school to impart quality education to its students so that they can stand out from the crowd in the increasingly competitive markets.

The school has a modern infrastructure with all the facilities you can expect from a premium institute. All these factors help make scholar’s home one of the best schools in Lucknow.

9. Jagran Public School

Jagran Public School
Jagran Public School Lucknow

Address: Viraj Khand – 2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: Yes

Facilities:  Library, Smart Classes, Sports Field.

Principal: Sachianand Singh

Description

Jagran Public School, Lucknow was established in 2007 under the aegis of Dainik Jagran and is part of their Jagran Education Foundation. JPS provides day boarding as well as boarding facilities. It is the best CBSE Residential School in Lucknow.

Jagran Public School lays excessive stress on the all-around and enthusiastic participation of its students, the development of a general team spirit and ensuring the mental, spiritual and physical growth of its students. 

The hostel is also called ‘The Other Home’ and accommodates around 165 girls and boys. Students from distinct places such as other cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh have come to stay at JPS. Some have even come from outside of India like Nepal and Europe. 

8. Cathedral Senior Secondary School

Cathedral Senior Secondary School Lucknow

Address: Hazratganj Lucknow-226001

School Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Sports Fields.

Principal: Fr. Ronald D’Souza

Description

Cathedral School Lucknow is a Christian Minority Institution established and administered by “THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE LUCKNOW“. The school was founded in the year 1950 under the patronage of St. Joseph. The School is centrally located in Hazratganj, Lucknow.

Cathedral is immensely popular for being one of the only legendary Lucknow schools that are affiliated to CBSE. The school aims at the integral and all-round development of young boys and girls by giving them an education which is morally, socially, culturally, physically and mentally sound. 

Great stress is laid on national aspirations, and accordingly, students are helped to become mature, imbibed with values to become worthy citizens of India.

7. Loreto Convent College

Loreto Convent College
Loreto Convent College Lucknow
Photograph courtesy of Devika Khosla

Address: Lucknow Rd, Bandariya Bag Railway Colony, Gulistan Colony

School Board: ICSE

Type: All Girls’

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities:  Library, Sports Fields.

Principal: Sr. Anima Kujur

Description

Founded in 1872 by the ‘Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary,’ Loreto Convent College is the second-best all-girls school in Lucknow and one of the best schools in Lucknow. It is known for imparting ethical, spiritual and moral education to its students to groom them into becoming remarkable women that can achieve anything that they desire.

The school is also reputed for its good academic record and for conducting large scale inter-school competitions that sees participation from almost all major schools in Lucknow.

6. CMS Aliganj Campus 1

CMS Aliganj Campus 1

Address: Campus I, Sector O, Aliganj

School Board: ICSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Smart Classes, Sports Fields, Auditorium

Principal: Mrs Shivani Singh

Description

CMS Aliganj opened its doors on June 30th, 1993. CMS Aliganj Campus 1 is considered the second best branch of City Montessori School. While it is not as popular as it’s Gomti Nagar counterpart, it is still one of the best schools in Lucknow because its students have consistently managed to score exceptionally well in their ICSE and ISC exams.

With over 6000 students, CMS Aliganj is known for the high quality of education quality that it provides to its students and for conducting international inter-school events.

5. St Francis College

5. St Francis College
5. St Francis College
Photograph courtesy of Sanchit Kapoor

Address: Shahnajaf Road, Hazratganj, Lucknow-226001

School Board: ICSE

Type: All Boys’

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Sports Fields

Principal: Rev. Fr. Alwyn Moras

Description

St Francis College is another one of the legendary Lucknow schools. Established in 1885 by Rev. Fr. Nobert, O.F.M. Cap, the school has a proud history and is responsible for producing some extremely successful alumni. The school is administered by “The Catholic Diocese of Lucknow.”

The rivalry between the students of La Martiniere and St Francis has led to fierce competition between the two schools at any inter-school event where they are present.

St Francis College aims to provide its students wholesome, ethical and value-based education that leads to great achievements. This approach has contributed to making them one of the best schools in Lucknow.

4. Seth MR Jaipuria School

seth mr jaipuria lucknow
Seth MR Jaipuria Lucknow

Address: Vineet Khand, Gomti Nagar Lucknow 226010

School Board: ICSE/ISC

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Smart Classes, Sports Fields, Auditorium

Principal: Promini Chopra

Description

Established in memory of Late Seth Mungturam Jaipuria, Seth MR Jaipuria School is one of the most popular schools in Lucknow. Known for its commendable academic record, sophisticated infrastructure, and for hosting one of the best MUNs in the state, this school has received praise from parents, students and education experts alike.

Seth MR Jaipuria has built a proud heritage for itself and is ranked as the best schools in Gomti Nagar. The school aims to groom its students to have a modern outlook while also imbibing in them the culture, heritage and traditions of their motherland. The current patron of the school is Shri Sharad Jaipuria.

3. CMS Gomtinagar I

City Montessori School Gomti Nagar
City Montessori School Gomti Nagar

Address: Vishal Khand-2, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, India

School Board: ICSE/ISC

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Facilities: Library, Smart Classes, Sports Fields, Auditorium.

Principal: Mrs Abha Anant

Description

The most popular branch of the legendary City Montessori School, CMS Gomti Nagar has over 8000 students on its roll. This branch of CMS is generally considered as the best school in Lucknow when it comes to pure academics.

CMS Gomti Nagar has consistently produced the city toppers for ICSE and ISC board exams and a significant number of it’ pass out students get accepted at IITs, NITs, etc.

When it comes to extra-curricular, CMS Gomti Nagar organised inter-school competitions and MUNs on an international scale and foreign students often attend the various events and conferences held throughout the year.

2. La Martiniere College

La Martiniere College Lucknow
La Martiniere College Lucknow
Photograph courtesy of Asad Abbas(camkraft)

Address: La Martiniere College, Lucknow 226001 Uttar Pradesh, India.

School Board: ICSE/ISC

Type: All Boys’

Hostel Facility: Yes

Facilities: Library, Swimming Pool, Sports Fields, Basketball courts, Shooting Range, Tennis courts.

Principal: Mr Carlyle A McFarland

Description

La Martiniere College first opened its doors for students in 1845, 102 years before the independence of India. This school is an essential part of the history of Lucknow and has played an instrumental role in establishing the standard of education in the city.

Over 5000 students are studying in La Martiniere College out of which more than 500 are residential students from all over India and its neighbouring countries. It has been consistently ranked by reputable sources as one of the best schools in India.

La Martiniere has garnered a reputation for organizing some of the best inter-school competitions and activities in Lucknow.  LMUN, organized at La Martiniere College is considered by many as the best MUN in Lucknow.

1. La Martiniere Girls’ College

La Martiniere Girls' College Lucknow
La Martiniere Girls’ College Lucknow

Address: Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow -226001

School Board: ICSE/ISC

Type: All Girls’

Hostel Facility: Yes

Facilities: Library, Swimming Pool, Sports Fields, Auditorium.

Principal: Aashrita Dass

Description

Established in 1869 will little over 50 students, La Martiniere Girls’ College is considered one of the best schools not just in Lucknow, but all over India. It has over 2700 students as of 2019, out of which 110 are residential.

Academically, a majority of students at La Martiniere Girls’ College perform exceptionally well in board exams and are often among the city and country toppers in ICSE and ISC.

Extra-curricular activities are given great importance at this school and inter-school competitions, MUNs, debates, etc are organized every year along with a major annual sports meet.

There you have it, the 20 best schools in Lucknow. Out of over 4000 schools in Lucknow , these 20 schools are in league of their own.

With the admission season just around the corner, the time to pick the right school for your child is here! We hope this list helps you in making the right choice.

Special thanks to Devika Khosla and Asad Abbas.

General FAQs

Does Lucknow have good schools?

Not only does Lucknow have numerous good schools, it is home to some of the best schools in India.

Are there any ICSE schools in Lucknow?

Lucknow has a good number of ICSE schools. In fact, most of the best schools in Lucknow are ICSE schools.

Are there any good boarding schools in Lucknow?

Some of the best boarding schools in India, like La Martiniere College and La Martiniere Girls’ College can be found in Luknow.

Do Lucknow schools conduct MUNs?

A majority of the best schools in Lucknow conduct large scale MUNs. ‘CMS-MUN’ by City Montessori School and ‘The JMUN’ by Seth M.R. Jaipuria are the two biggest MUN conferences in Lucknow.

How many schools are there in Lucknow?

According to a survey by the government conducted in 2010, there were more than 4,000 schools in the Lucknow District, including both private, government and government-aided schools.

Note:- The factors taken into consideration while compiling this include, but are not limited to, infrastructure, facilities, academic record, school achievements, student achievements, recognition, alumni, impact, prestige and popularity.

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