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Top Schools in Uttarakhand

Present day Uttarakhand once used to be a  focal point of education in ancient India. Even when Britishers invaded the country in the 19th century, Uttarakhand remained to develop various educational institutions of excellence. Today, its home to few of the best schools in India.  So here, we list down some of the top schools in Uttarakhand.

Woodstock School, Mussorie

Established in 1854 by Dr Jonathan Long, Woodstock school is one of the most reputed International schools in Uttarakhand. It is a Co-ed school with students from KG to 12. External examinations include the UK Cambridge IGCSE at Grade 10, and the US College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in Grades 11 and 12.


The Doon School, Dehradun

The Doon School is a boys-only independent boarding school located in Dehradun. Founded in 1935, Doon follows Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in tenth grade and thereafter students are offered two strands for the final two years: International Baccalaureate (IB) or Indian School Certificate (ISC). The school houses students from class 7th to class 12th.

The Doon

St.Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun

St.Joseph’s Academy (SJA) offers education from Kindergarten to Class 12th, with five to six sections in each class. It was formally opened on March 1, 1934 and is a co-educational school in Dehradun. It follows ICSE examinations for class 10 and ISC examinations for class 12. SJA has even produced national toppers in ISC examinations a few times.


Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun 

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is a public school for boys situated in Doon Valley, Dehradun in India.The RIMC is a feeder institution for the National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy and subsequently the Indian Armed Forces. Candidates for the school are selected from all over India through a national level competitive exam, the RIMC Entrance Exam that is held twice a year in each state, followed by a medical test. Every year about 50 students are selected in two intakes from all over India and admitted into Class VIII.


Ecole Globale International Girls School, Dehradun

Spread across 40 acres of land, Ecole is located in the hills of Shivalik in Dehradun. It is a girls-only school following CBSE and is one of the best school for girls in the country.


Doon International School, Dehradun

Though similar in name to The Doon School, Doon International School is from nursery to Class 12. Also, it is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE. Classes here start around first week of April.


All Saints’ College, Nainital

All Saints’ College is one of the top girls school in Nainital. It houses about 800 girls from Class I to Class 12. The school follows CISCE system, preparing students for ICSE examination in class 10 and ISC examinations in class 12.


Welham Girls School, Dehradun

Welham Girls’ School is a traditional boarding school for girls located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, India. Established in 1957, it follows CISCE board and has evolved over years as a centre of excellence. Notable alumni of the institute includes Kareena Kapoor and Brinda Karat. This is certainly one of the top schools in Uttarakhand!


Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital

The Birla public school is a residential school exclusively for boys. It is affiliated to CBSE and have classes from class 4 to class 12. It was established in 1947.


Sherwood College, Nainital

Once called the Nainital Diocesan School, the Sherwood college was founded in July 1869. The college arose as the brain-child of a Dr. Condon, Mr. H.S. Reid and others and under the patronage of the Rt. Rev. Robert Milman. The school is situated on a large, sprawling campus on the Ayarpata hill near the Nainital Lake. The college follows syllabus as directed by CISCE.


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