Top schools in India:
Schools are the basic building units of one’s career. Any parent, planning to send their ward to school, would definitely check its past with grooming children into a responsible adult. So here’s a list of top schools in India:-
- Vasant Valley School, Delhi
With motto of “Excellence in Deed”, it was started by the India Today group. Vasant Valley has repeatedly been ranked one in India. It also made it to the Fortune magazine’s July 2005 edition for its academic excellence. Along with regular academics, students here are well trained to self-study. Every year, it receives over 3,500 applications for only 68 LKG seats.
- Cathedral & John Connon School, Mumbai
Founded in 1860, it is the only AP Center in Western India. It’s considered one of the toughest schools to get into, especially since you need to register a year before the pre-school even starts. It has produced imminent personalities of the likes of Muhammad Jinnah, J.R.D Tata, Homi Bhabha, Zulfikar Bhutto, Salman Rushdie etc.
- Valley School, Bangalore
Very different from its league, it gives enough flexibility to its students, with no official “annual exam” until class 9th. Children are encouraged to think and derive answers. It’s often criticized for giving little emphasis on the concept of competition, but given the Indian society we live in, it seems to be the only school doing it right.
- La Martiniere for boys, Kolkata
Considered amongst the best day schools in the country, it has always given equal emphasis on sports, carrying on traditions such as Rugby and Boxing. Admission is competitive here, unless you’re an old Martinian’s ward. Also a certain number of Foundation are awarded to Anglo-Indian boarders. Its prominent alumni being: Leander Paes, Vijay Mallya, C.K.Birla etc. This is certainly one of the top schools in India!
- The Doon School, Dehradun
A member of G20 Schools and Round Square group, it’s consistently ranked the best residential school of India. Also, it has exchange programme with a number of oversea schools, and consequently exposed to some international presence. Social work is a mandatory curriculum for students here. Sanjay Gandhi, Amitav Ghosh, Vikram Seth being a few of its alumni.
- DPS, R.K.Puram, New Delhi
DPS RKP is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE, IPSC and NPSC.
With a crowd from across the country, it gives ample opportunities for overall development to its students. Extra-curriculum activities are an integral part of the school.
In 2003, it was recipient of the UN Global Leadership Opportunity and was also invited to host 2007’s Global Classrooms international programme.
- Mayo College, Ajmer
Founded in 1875; by the viceroy of India, Mayo College is considered among the best boarding schools of East. Mayo is well known for its competitive polo team having produced players like Himmat Bedla, Nagender Singh, Pratap Singh etc. Its oldest ceremony “The Annual Prize giving” has always been grand; inviting chief guests like: Lord Irwin, Indira Gandhi, Sayyid Taimurv: the sultan of Oman, Birendra Shah: King of Nepal etc.
- Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai
Named after late Dhirubhai Ambani, DAIS has been an IB World school since its inception in 2003. It’s also a global member of round square group. It receives over a lakh applicants annually, having a record of very good academics. Two of the three students achieving full points in 2011’s IB program of Asia were from DAIS. IGCSE results have also proved the school’s metal with 44 world subject toppers.
- Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
One of the oldest boarding schools for boys in Asia, it’s also the first to start the Prefect system in India. The school runs a learning centre to educate mentally handicapped children of Shimla. Remarked one of the prominent most residential schools of India; it has produced alumni like: Ruskin Bond, Jeev Milkha Singh, Lalit Modi, Ratan Tata etc.
10. Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore
Named after liquor baron Vijay Mallya, this school is affiliated to CISCE, New Delhi.
It enrolls about 550 students from sixteen nationalities in the world. In 2005, the school was awarded the prestigious Cambridge Fellowship by the University of Cambridge in England. So far, only 20 secondary schools in the world have received this fellowship.
This was our list of top schools in India.