Top 20 Boarding Schools In India You Wish You Could Go To

In today’s cut-throat competition, schooling plays an important role in shaping the future. It’s the school that people reminisce over their whole life. So based on 2017 educational survey we provide a list of top 20 boarding schools in India. You can also read about Top Boys Boarding Schools and Top Girls Boarding Schools.



1. The Doon School, Dehradun

Doon School, Dehradun

The Doon School (informally Doon) is an only-boys independent boarding school located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Doon has consistently been ranked the best residential school of India by media such as BBC, The Times of India and Outlook and ranks first in all surveys. Here is a list of Top 10 Boarding Schools in Dehradun.
Curriculum: ICSE till grade 10 and then either IB or ISC
More Info: http://www.doonschool.com/

2. Rishi Valley School, Chittoor

Rishi Valley School, Chittor

The school has holistic approach to education in the spirit of Krishnamurti’s vision. Community service and extracurricular activities are part of a student’s schooling, and so are discussions, assemblies and club meetings. Set at a fantastical setting of some 375 acres of an independent valley, surrounded by ancient hills and tiny villages, it has a wonderful surrounding environment.
Curriculum: ICSE, ISC affiliated
Info: http://www.rishivalley.org/default.html

3. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla

Over 150 years old, the Bishop Cotton School is another only boys school that has found itself in the topmost rankings in various lists repeatedly. With a campus spread wide, colonial buildings and superior quality teaching, Bishop Cotton encourages the spirit of leadership and sportsmanship.

Curriculum: An independent curriculum till class 8, and from there on the CICSE is followed.
More Info: http://www.bishopcottonshimla.com/

4. The Scindia School, Gwalior

The Scindia Boarding School, Gwalior

The Scindia School was established in 1897 and it is an boys Indian residential school. The school is very closely located  to the Gwalior fort. Though the school was first built to render education to the royal families, today students can enrol without any discrimination from all over the country.
Curriculum: The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

More info: www.scindia.edu

5. Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior

Scindia Kanya Vidhyalaya, Gwalior

Established by Vijaya Raje Scindia, the Rajmata of Gwalior State, this is a girls’ school in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. It was founded in 1956 to educate the girl child of independent India. It currently has five boarding houses supervised by two house mistresses each.

Website: http://www.skvgwalior.org/home

6. Welham Girls School, Dehradun

Welham Girls School, Dehradun

The school identified as one of the top performing schools country-wide based on academic performance at the Indian School Certificate Examinations for 2013, the Indian school leaving examination conducted at the end of the K-12 system, by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. Established in 1957, it provides education to girls from all over North India.
Curriculum: ICSE, ISC affiliated
Info: http://www.welhamgirls.com/

7. Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer

Mayo College, Ajmer

Mayo College Girls School established in 1988 has consistently ranked in the top three girls’ residential schools in India. In direct contrast to it’s boy’s counterpart, Mayo Girls focuses on music, dance and other forms of art, apart from the usual intellectual and other pursuits.
Curriculum: CICSE

8. Chinmaya International residential School, Coimbatore

Chinmaya International Residential School

Chinmaya International Residential School aims at all-round development of the children, who later grow up into global citizens. The residential school provides the students a chance to absorb and understand Indian culture and heritage with a sense of respect and gratitude towards the country. It is affiliated to CBSE curriculum.

Website: www.cirschool.org

9. Jain international residential school, Bangalore

Founded by JGI Group in 1999, JIRS’s strives for holistic development of its students and enriching the quality of their lives from grades four to twelve. A coeducational, residential school with more than 750 students, JIRS is the only fully residential co-ed international school in Bangalore having affiliated with CBSE along with a full-fledged professional sports academy having 18 sports disciplines and over 40 professional coaches.

More info:https://www.jirs.ac.in/

10.The Lawrence School, Sanawar

A coeducation boarding school, surrounded by forests with pine, deodar and other conifer trees, was established in the year 1847 by Sir Henry Lawrence and his wife Honoria. The motto of this top boarding school lies in molding children into good human beings with hallmarks of values, compassion, empathy, self-service, honesty, diligence and commitment.

Curriculum: It is affiliated to CBSE curriculum.

Website: sanawar.edu.in

11. Welham Boys School, Dehradun

It was founded by Miss H. Oliphant. Today it offers education right up to Class XII. Over the years it has consistently remained among the best residential schools in India and is well  known for being a child-friendly institution that combines the traditional and modern.

Website: http://www.welhamboys.org/

12. The Assam Valley School, Balipara

The Assam Valley School

Spread across a sprawling 270 acres of beautiful tea gardens, in Assam the school has established itself as one of the best residential schools in India. Its popularity is not just restricted to the state but also spread in the whole country.The school has state-of-the-art infrastructure and has well-equipped high-tech labs, experienced and highly educated faculty.
The school has set itself a benchmark and goal to better itself with each year. It has also set new paradigms holistic and quality education at a modest fee.
ASV follows the ICSE syllabus.

13. Mayo College, Ajmer (boys)

Mayo Boys College, Ajmer

The Mayo College was established on 1875 by and has consistently remained among the best schools in the world for more than a hundred years.
The founder Richard Bourke, who was Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872, tried to make an “Eton of India” and he largely succeeded. From Royalty to civil servants to other such brightest minds, many have graduated from this independent boarding school in Rajasthan. Equipped with some of the best in the country sporting facilities, the school has several sports grounds/fields, horses to learn riding, and squash and other racket sports courts.
Curriculum: CBSE
Info: https://www.mayocollege.com/

14. Sahyadri School, Pune

Sahyadri International School

The pride of Maharashtra, this ICSE school was inaugurated in 1995. It’s a co-ed school that focusses on the overall development of a child, and hence emphasizes on activities such as traditional arts, craft, music and dance along with studies.

Website: http://www.sahyadrischool.org/

15. Mussoorie International School

Mussoorie International School

Pandit Shriram Sharma Acharyaji, founder of All World Gayatri Pariwar of Haridwar was the founder of this school. This school seeks to blend the traditional values of India’s cultural heritage with the technological, pedagogical with the creative advances of modernity. The school has managed to attract students from 27 countries.

Website: http://www.misindia.net/

16. The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty

The mesmerizing Lawrence School is situated in the lap of Mother Earth and is a renowned coeducational institution in Ooty. Its motto is to nurture every child in an informative and caring environment.

Curriculum: It is affiliated to CBSE curriculum.
Website: www.thelawrenceschool.org

17. Pinegrove School, Dharampur

Pinegrove School

It is a fully residential, co-educational boarding school affiliated to the CBSE. The School is located in two locations – Dharampur (Estd. 1991) and Subathu (Estd. 1998), both in the most picturesque scenery of the Shimla Hills, in District Solan of Himachal Pradesh, India. The school is reputed for its high standards in value education, good work-ethics and discipline, while maintaining the highest standards of academic and sporting excellence.

Website: http://www.pinegroveschool.com/

18. Unison World School, Dehradun

Unison World School

An All Girl’s Residential School, the school offers quality education with finest accommodation and living facilities to students from Grades 5 to 12. They wish to create opportunities for girls to achieve high standards not just academically but also in her life as a whole. While preserving the best in traditional Indian and International education and culture, they have value based learning and education system with ample opportunities for individual growth and development.

Website: http://www.uws.edu.in/ 


19. Sherwood College, Nainital

Sherwood College, Nainital

The school is situated on a large, sprawling campus on the Ayarpata hill which is one among the seven hills that surround Nainital Lake and is more than 100 year old. It gives equal emphasis on sport, art, and academics. Sherwood College believes in developing people of independent thought and action.
Curriculum: CICSE
More Info: http://www.sherwood.edu.in/

20. Rajghat Besant School, Varanasi

Rajghat Besant School

Rajghat Education Centre (REC) was founded in 1928 by Krishnamurti overlooking the confluence of the rivers Varuna and Ganga, on the outskirts of the pilgrimage city of Varanasi. The centre functions in the light of Krishnamurti’s teachings and his vision of education.

Website: https://www.rajghatbesantschool.org/


You can also check the best residential schools in city wise list:

Top Baording Schools in Mumbai,

Top Baording Schools Panchgani,

Top Boarding Schools in Hyderabad

Top Boarding Schools in Dehradun

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