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Top 20 Best Schools in Uttarakhand
Best Schools in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states in India. Having beautiful scenery to rare flora and fauna, it aces on all fronts.  The state is not only home to Himalayan hills but also to India’s Oldest and Best schools whether Government or Private. Here are some of the best schools in Uttarakhand.

Top 20 Best Schools in Uttarakhand

1. Woodstock School

Woodstock School
Woodstock School

Established: 1854

Where: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand-248179

Principal: Dr. Craig Cook

Motto: Palma non sine pulvere (No reward without effort)

Affiliation: International Baccalaureate (IB)

School type: Co-Ed

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 20 LPA

Website:  https://www.woodstockschool.in/

Contact: 91 (135) 263-9000   

School Campus

It is spread over an area of 250-acres and providing education from KG to 12 with hostel facilities from class 6. Situated at the foothills of Himalaya, 7500 ft. above MSL has state of the art infrastructure for developing and educating young minds while admitting students from all over the world.

Features

Well-equipped labs, swimming pool, Indoor Stadium, library and all the other facilities providing extra-curricular programs such as AI Development, Robotics, Applied Math etc. during summer school.

Notable Alumni

  • Chris Anderson, publisher (founder of Future Publishing and owner, CEO and Curator of TED (1974)
  • Martha (Marty) Chen (née Alter), academic, scholar and social worker (1960)[19]
  • Tom Alter, actor (1968)[20]
  • Stephen Alter, author (1974)
  • George H. Carley, Former Chief Justice of Georgia(1956)
  • Robert Griffiths, physicist (1952)
  • Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, anthropologist (1970)
  • Dilshad Najmuddin, Pakistani Inspector- Ruchi Narain, filmmaker
  • Pernia Qureshi, fashion entrepreneur, designer (2002)

2. The Doon School

The Doon School
The Doon School

Established: 1935

Where: Mall Road Dehradun – 248001

Headmaster: Dr. Jagpreet Singh

Motto: Knowledge our Light

Affiliation:   IB, CISCE, IGCSE

School type: Boys Only

Boarding: Residential

Fees:  ₹11LPA (home students); ₹13LPA (international)

Website: http://www.doonschool.com/

Contact:  +91 (0) 135 252 6406

School Campus

Founded by Satish Ranjan Das, a Kolkata lawyer, who prevised a school modelled on the British Public School, but conscious of Indian ambitions and desires. The Doon School is one of India’s finest schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat.

Features

Library, multi-purpose hall, auditorium, amphitheatre, Indoor Sports facilities with a Careers Information, Education and Guidance Department.

Notable Alumni

  • Rajiv Gandhi
  • Rahul Gandhi
  • Ghulam Jilani Khan
  • Prannoy Roy
  • Naveen Patnaik (CM Odissa)
  • Vikram Seth
  • Amitav Ghosh

3. Welham Boys’ School

Welham Boys' School
Welham Boys’ School

Established: 1937

Where: Circular Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun – 248001

Principal: Ms. Sangeeta Kain

Motto: From Strength To Strength

Affiliation: CBSE

School type: Boys Only (4-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 6-7 LPA

Website: http://www.welhamboys.org/

Contact: 0135 – 2657944

School Campus

The campus is spread over 30 acres, is a well-wooded, lush, arboreal retreat, providing a great atmosphere to provide a healthy learning environment.

Features

  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Hostels-4
  • Bethany-the Dining Hall
  • Activity Centre
  • Indoor Sports Centre
  • Wellness Centre

Notable Alumni

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar – Politician, Cabinet Minister of India
  • Swaminathan Shankar Anklesaria Iyer, Economist.
  • Sanjay Gandhi – Politician
  • Jubin Nautiyal – Indian playback singer
  • Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi – Ex- Cricket captain of India, Nawab of Pataudi
  • Vikram Seth – Writer
  • Capt. Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister of Punjab 

4. Unison World School

Unison World School
Unison World School

Established: 2007

Where: Mussoorie Diversion Road, Dehradun – 248009

Principal: Ms Divya Dwivedi

Affiliation: ICSE, ISC and IGCSE

School type: Girls Only (5-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 8.5-9LPA

Website: http://www.uws.edu.in/uws/index.php

Contact: +91 98370 22222

School Campus

UWS is an All-Girls’ Residential School offering quality education to girls from Grades 5 to 12 with finest academic, co-curricular and living facilities. The School is set amidst the attractive countryside, just seven km from Dehradun city centre. Unison’s pupils enjoy a calm, happy and purposeful atmosphere drawing upon the beautiful location of the campus.

Features

  • Floodlit Football Field
  • Floodlit Hockey Field
  • Temperature controlled half Olympic size Indoor Swimming Pool
  • 14 Station 10-metre Pistol and Rifle Shooting Range with digital target stations
  • Five floodlit Basketball Courts
  • Two floodlit Lawn Tennis Courts
  • Lawn Tennis Practice Court
  • Modern Squash Court
  • Floodlit Skating Rink
  • Synthetic floodlit Volleyball Court and many more.

5. Ecole Globale International Girls School

Ecole Globale International Girls School
Ecole Globale International Girls School

Established: 2012

Where: Village Horawalla, Near Sahaspur, Dehradun – 248197

Principal: Dr. Manija Subhramanyam

Affiliation:  CBSE and IGCSE

School type: Girls Only (4-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 7.8-8.5 LPA

Website: www.ecoleglobale.com

Contact: +91-9557291888

School Campus

The school campus has well-equipped and technology-savvy academic wing along with 5 spacious boarding houses, sports amenities, medical facilities and a messing hall in a 40-acres campus. The school overlooks the scenic Shivalik Range of the Himalayas, Ecole Globale is a zero-emissions campus. In the year 2013, which was right after the year it started operations, the school made its mark by being ranked as Number 6 in India in ‘Peer and Parent Surveys’ conducted by the Education World Magazine.

Features

  • Swimming
  • Shooting
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Squash
  • Martial Arts

6. Sherwood College

Sherwood College
Sherwood College

Established: 1869

Where: Ayarpatta, Tallital, Nainital – 263002

Principal: Amandeep Sandhu

Motto: Mereat quisque palmam (Let each one merit his prize)

Affiliation: ICSE, ISC

School type: Co-Educational (3-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 7.5-8.5 LPA

Website: http://www.sherwood.edu.in/

Contact: +91-5942-236361

School Campus

Sherwood Campus is an aesthetic blend of post-Edwardian style buildings embellished with Gothic patterned windows, Romanesque arches, oak-panelled walls, sturdy timber beams, quadrangles, and modern buildings in a verdant 45-acre campus 6,837 ft., above sea level 

Features

Cricket, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Squash, Badminton, Chess, Snooker, Billiards, Shooting, Diving, Gymnastics.

Notable Alumni

  • Vice Admiral Anil Chopra Indian Navy
  • Lt Gen Sir Martin Garrod, Commandant General, Royal Marines (UK)
  • Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain, Indian Army
  • Lt Gen Sami Khan Indian Army
  • Field Marshal S.H.F.J. Manekshaw, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan, MC
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Indian film actor

7. St George’s College

St George's College
St George’s College

Established: 1853

Where: Barlowganj, Mussoorie – 248122

Principal: Brother Tomy Varghese

Motto: Virtus et Labor (Character and work)

Affiliation: CISCE

School type: Boys Only (4-12)

Boarding: Day-cum-Residential

Fees: 6.5-8 LPA

Website: http://www.sgconline.ac.in/

Contact: +91 135 2632591

School Campus

The school is an all-boys residential and non-residential institution, spreading over 400 acres (1.6 km2) of land. The grand clock tower of the school was built in 1936 and was the first clock tower in Mussoorie.

Features

Hockey, Cricket, Table-Tennis, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Billiards, Gymnastics, Volleyball, Skating and many other facilities.

Notable Alumni

  • Willie G. Cullen, Ernie .J. Cullen, Michael Gateley, George Eric Marthins, Lionel Emmett, Carlyle Carroll Tapsell – Gold medal winners for India in field hockey – 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games, 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
  • Dr M.S Gill (Class of 1952), Chief Election Commissioner of India (1996–2001)
  • Saeed Jaffrey (Class of 1940), cultural ambassador and actor; first Indian actor featuring on Broadway; performances in British and Indian film and television
  • Wing Commander Trevor Keelor, Vir Chakra, Vayu Sena Medal; hero of the 1965 Indo-Pak War
  • Lucky Ali, singer and actor

8. Welham Girls’ School

Welham Girls' School
Welham Girls’ School

Established: 1957

Where: 12 Circular Road, Dehradun-248001

Principal: Mrs. Padmini Sambasivam

Motto: Artha shanti phala vidya (The aim of education is to bring peace)

Affiliation: ICSE, ISC

School type: Girls Only (K-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 7-7.75 LPA

Website: http://www.welhamgirls.com/

Contact: 0135-2654754

School Campus

Founded by the founder of Welham’s Boys School, Ms H.S. Oliphant to impart similar quality education for the girls around Dehradun.

Features

Infrastructure for basketball, hockey, swimming, badminton, lawn tennis, athletics, table tennis, karate, shooting and aerobics. Clubs such as Nature Club, Quiz Club, English Debating, Hindi Debating etc. are present working efficiently for the overall development along with the sense of community services.

Notable Alumni 

  • Brinda Karat, Member of Parliament
  • Subhashini Ali, activist (AIDWA)
  • Priyanka Gandhi, politician
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan, actress

9. Hopetown Girls School

Hopetown Girls School
Hopetown Girls School

Established: 1999

Where: Rajawala Road, Selakui-248001

Principal: Maya Norula

Affiliation: ICSE and ISC

School type: Girls Only

Boarding:  Residential

Fees: 4.5-5.5LPA

Website: https://www.hopetown.in/

Contact: 0135 269 8554

School Campus

The 50-acre school campus is in a beautiful valley near Dehradun. The school is surrounded by the beautiful Mussorie hills towards the North. The huge games fields, gardens and school buildings create a space that is inviting and invigorating.

Features 

Seven bright and comfortable Residential Blocks for students of different age groups. There are 60 – 80 girls in each Block and 6 – 8 girls in a Dorm. The Bathrooms and Dressing areas have been attached to the Dorms. The school is proud of its varied Performing Arts options which include Hindustani and Western Music, Indian and Western Dance Forms and Drama. Outdoor activities range from walks in the neighbouring forests and fields, to well-organised treks into the Himalayas, are planned during the school year. Hopetown excels at Athletics, Swiming and Karate along with football and basketball.

10. Mussoorie International School

Mussoorie International School
Mussoorie International School

Established:  1984

Where:  Srinagar Estate, Polo Ground, Mussoorie

Principal: Mrs. Meeta Sharma

Motto: Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt (Who we pray to propel our intellect)

Affiliation: CISCE, CIE, IBDP

School type: Girls Only (1-12)

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 9.5-12 LPA

Website: http://misindia.net/

Contact: +91 135 2631160

School Campus

Set in a beautiful location with the view of the hills of Mussoorie, this is one of the finest boarding schools in India for girls from Grade 1 to 12, spreading across an area of approximately 40 acres.

Features

Ranked 1 as “Best All-Girls Residential School In India For Pastoral Care” (By Education World).

Facilities are available for activities such as:

  • Karate
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Skating
  • Band and Music
  • Recreational Area
  • Art and craft

MIS have clubs for Robotics, Literary club, Gardening club, Photography club, Debate club and many more. Events such as Book Fair, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Cleanliness Drive, Village Immersion programs with Treks to Forest are organized regularly along with Educational Trips.

11. Selaqui International School

Selaqui International School
Selaqui International School

Established: 2000

Where: SelaQui, Dehradun

Headmaster: Rashid Sharfuddin

Motto: Strive to lead

Affiliation: CBSE

School type: Co-educational

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 8-8.5 LPA

Website:  http://www.selaqui.org/

Contact: +91 7253051000

School Campus

Nestled amidst the idyllic village of SelaQui, with an expansive campus of 52-acres, the school provides an ideal setting for experiential and holistic education. The school’s vision statement highlights a commitment to values, excellence and leadership.

Features

Community service such as Adult literacy, fire-fighting, tree-planting, selling crafts for charity and a concern for the environment are some of the social initiatives that every student is involved in. SIS has clubs for everything such as Model United Nations (MUN), Debating and Public Speaking, Adventure Club, Social Service Club, Editorial Club, Aero- Modeling Club etc.

Notable Alumni

  • Gaurav Pandey (actor)
  • Saurabh Pandey (actor)

12. Kasiga School

Kasiga School
Kasiga School

Established: 2007

Where: Village Purkul, Dehradun – 248009

Head of the School:  Mrs Sonali Sinha

Affiliation: CBSE, CIE

School type: Co-educational

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 5.5-8 LPA

Website: https://www.kasigaschool.com/

Contact: 099174 80901

School Campus  

Kāsiga has been infused with great passion to achieve excellence and beauty of form; where mortar and stone harmonise with the beauty of the forests and mountains, with fruit and flower, bud and blossom, birds and fish. Kāsiga School was established in 2007 to combine traditional values with a modern, global approach to life and learning.

Features

Throughout the year, they provide a healthy balance of rigorous academic teaching along with sporting, co-curricular and academic activities including the Model United Nations and sporting, theatrical and musical opportunities. Each year after the annual examination students are taken out for excursions conducted by the expert agencies who are good at designing programs that include trekking, rafting, camping and other outdoor activities. Destination for excursions include places like Dhanaulti, Dagodda, Nag Tibba, Kedarnath, Shivpuri and similar other locations that offer different kind of topography and hence different kind of activities.

13. Wynberg Allen School

Wynberg Allen School
Wynberg Allen School

Established: 1888

Where: Bala Hissar, Mussoorie-248179

Principal: Mr. L. Tindale

Motto: Excelsior

Affiliation: ICSE

School type: Co-educational

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 3.5-4.5LPA

Website: http://www.wynbergallen.com/

Contact: 2632526

School Campus

The school is located in Mussoorie and spread over an area of 135-acres. They have an auditorium, gymnasium and a science block (including a computer lab).

Features

For physical development of the students, WAS has 2-multipurpose grounds, squash courts, indoor stadium, a heated swimming pool, basketball, football etc.

Notable Alumni

  • General Shankar Roy Chowdhury – Chief of Staff, Indian Army
  • Saeed Jaffery – actor
  • Sunil Mittal – industrialist
  • Jitendra Singh – Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Nawab Shah – Bollywood actor
  • Meiyang Chang – TV personality, actor Prem Das Rai, 1970 – Member of Parliament
  • Elizabeth Davenport, Javelin, Olympian (1960)

14. Birla Vidya Mandir

Birla Vidya Mandir
Birla Vidya Mandir

Established: 1947

Where: Nainital

Principal: Anil Kumar Sharma

Affiliation: CBSE

School type: Boys Only

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 1.8-2.5 LPA

Website: http://www.birlavidyamandir.com

Contact: 5942236879

School Campus

The school is 330 km to the northeast of Delhi in the Central Himalayan township of Nainital. Its campus is 65 acres (260,000 m2) in the area set at the top of a ridge, called “Sher-Ka-Danda” overlooking the lake, 1,500 feet (460 m) above the town and 7,800 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. It is connected by a motorable road.

Features

The school has well-developed fields for football, cricket, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and swimming with a well-equipped gymnasium and billiards room. Besides this BVM also has a range of creative engagements like Vocal and Instrumental Music, Painting, Carpentry, Metal Work, Batik, Band, regular outings, excursions, trekking and mountaineering trips deep into the Central Himalayan region, NCC, Computer labs and a Student Council.

15. Vantage Hall Girls Residential School

Vantage Hall Girls Residential School
Vantage Hall Girls Residential School

Where: Doonga, Dehradun

Principal:  Mrs. Neetaa Naidu

Affiliation: CBSE

School type: Girls Only

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 3.5-5 LPA

Website: https://www.vantagehall.org/

Contact: +91-8191912999

School Campus

Ranked among top 10 girls boarding school in India Vantage Hall is designed, built, developed, staffed and supervised to be the educational institution that prepares the daughters to learn, lead and contribute to society. Vantage Hall offers the following boarding facilities: 

  • Bedroom / Dorm
  • Living Room / Lounge / Commons
  • Attached bathroom
  • Dining Area
  • Kitchen / Pantry

Features

Indoor and outdoor sports facilities like basketball, squash, badminton, swimming pool, snooker, football, hockey, table tennis, cricket, volleyball and athletics. The school also provides its students with many other facilities like science labs, computer labs, music, arts and dance rooms, libraries, etc. Other facilities like Studio Theatre Music and Vocal Studio with Fashion Design Studio are also present.

16. Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School-Boys

Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School-Boys
Guru Nanak Fifth Centenary School-Boys

Established: 1969

Where: Mussoorie

Principal: Mr Anil Tewari

Affiliation: CISCE

School type: Girls Only

Boarding: Residential

Fees: 2.5-3 LPA

Website: http://www.gnfcschool.com/

Contact: 0135 263 1621

School Campus

G.N.F.C school is located on the footstep of a Himalayan mountain and is on an 11-acre plot of land. The hill is covered with different varieties of trees, but it is known for the famous Himalayan cedar tree. The school is about 2 km away from the Mussoorie library point.

Features

The campus has a running track, Tennis Courts, Astroturf Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Cricket Field, Hockey Field; Full size centrally heated indoor Swimming Pool, Table Tennis & Pool tables. The school provides the best boarding and lodging facilities to the students with well-built dormitories. The senior students have rooms shared by three of them.

17. Summer Valley School

Summer Valley School
Summer Valley School

Established: 1994

Where: Dehradun

Principal: Ms. Neelam Sharma

Affiliation: ICSE

School type: Co-educational

Boarding: Day cum Residential School

Website: https://www.summervalleyschool.com/home

Contact: 0135 267 3383

School Campus

Infrastructure includes Smart Classrooms, well-equipped Laboratories including Mathematics and Social Sciences, good playfields, modern stadium and Auditoriums with all facilities. It is situated at 18, Teg Bahadur Road in the heart of the Dehradun city, the Education hub of India.

Features

In extra or co-curricular activities like Debate, Quiz, Essay Writing, Music and Dance, the Summervallians have won laurels at all levels. In sports, they have Shooting, Basketball, Volley Ball, Football and Table Tennis.

18. Ashok Hall Girls Residential School

Ashok Hall Girls Residential School
Ashok Hall Girls Residential School

Established: 1993

Where: Ranikhet

Principal: Mr Hemant Kumar Rai

Motto: तमसो मा ज्योतिर्मय  (Lead me from darkness to light)

Affiliation: CISCE

School type: Girls Only

Boarding: Residential        

Fees: 4.5-5.25 LPA

Website: http://ahgrs.net/

Contact:   +91-96390-06461

School Campus

Spread over 25 acres of serenity, at an altitude of 1670 m with a panoramic view of the snow-clad Himalayan mountains, the school provides a perfect setting for young minds to grow. The school is situated in the lap of the in Uttarakhand, approximately 380 km (240 mi) by land from New Delhi. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam which is 90 km (56 mi) away.

Features

Sports facilities include Cricket, Football, Lawn Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey, Aerobics, Athletics, Kabaddi, Badminton, Table Tennis, Chess, Gymnastics, Yoga, Kho Kho and Golf, Horse Riding are compulsory. Dramatics, Music – Instrumental and Vocal, Indian Classical Dance, Art and Craft, Handicrafts and Gardening are some of the co-curricular activities offered.

19. Rashtriya Indian Military College

Rashtriya Indian Military College
Rashtriya Indian Military College

Established: 1922

Where: Dehradun

Commandant:  Col Ajay Kumar

Motto: Bal Vivek (Strength and Conscience)

Affiliation: CBSE

School type: Military school for Boys (8-12)

Boarding:  Residential 

Fees: 6.0-6.75 LPA

Website: http://www.rimc.gov.in/

Contact:   0135 – 2752083

School Campus

Situated amidst the Shivalik ranges and the sylvan surroundings of the Doon Valley, the RIMC has a sprawling Campus of 138 acres; an ideal setting verdant green and serene for developing young minds. A Hawker Hunter jet aircraft that had been gifted to the college by the Air Chief Marshal N.C. Suri has been placed in front of the administrative block. Also recently a sea harrier was given to RIMC by the navy inaugurated by the CINCAN Bimal Verma

Features

These elegant buildings house the Cadets in Dormitories, with a Mess and Dining Hall for meals; the Education Block with spacious classrooms well equipped with Smart Classes and Laboratories. It has many play Fields, Courts, 50m Olympic size Swimming pool, 10m Diving Pool, Indoor and Outdoor Shooting Ranges and all facilities for co-curricular activities.

Notable Alumni

  • General G.G. Bewoor
  • General Vishwa Nath Sharma
  • General Sundararajan Padmanabhan
  • Air Chief Marshal N.C. Suri
  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan, PAF
  • Air Marshal Nur Khan, PAF
  • Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

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Sarah Hussain is majoring in Literature along with studying Sociology on the sidelines. Sarah has been an efficient member of the clubs at her college, working as an editor, reporter and writer. Her interests concern reading books belonging to diverse genres and writing poems. In her free time at college, she also works as a volunteer for Volunteer Service Organization (VSO), Manipal.

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Sarah Hussain is majoring in Literature along with studying Sociology on the sidelines. Sarah has been an efficient member of the clubs at her college, working as an editor, reporter and writer. Her interests concern reading books belonging to diverse genres and writing poems. In her free time at college, she also works as a volunteer for Volunteer Service Organization (VSO), Manipal.

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