Boarding school life in India is as different from public school life as chalk and cheese. Boarding school kids often have very specific expectations of how their parents will respond to problems at school, versus public school kids who are used to following certain procedures. Here, I’ve compiled a few reasons why you should consider boarding schools in India for your kids.
Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi
Acharya Narendra Dev College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi, in Govindpuri Kalkaji, New Delhi, India. It was established in 1991 and is fully funded by the Government of Delhi.
Acharya Narendra Dev College is a co-educational college in Govindpuri, Kalkaji, South Delhi, India. It has been graded A+ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is part of the University of Delhi.
It was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Delhi.
The college was named after Acharya Narendra Dev (1889–1956), who was a philosopher and social thinker. Acharya Narendra Dev College has a student strength of approximately 5000 students, 130 faculty members, and a non-teaching staff of 70 members. Spread across 7 acres (2.8 ha) of land, the college offers undergraduate courses in science, commerce, and humanities.
It has been awarded “College with Potential for Excellence” status by UGC.
Ahmedabad International School, Ahmedabad
The residential experience at Ahmedabad International School is unique. Students live in dormitories and are supervised by a team of trained faculty and staff members. They develop the skills necessary to succeed in life with poise, confidence, and self-discipline. The school environment where students grow and learn together helps them develop a strong sense of community through shared values, goals, and a commitment to excellence.
There are many things about my school: its infrastructure; the library with its huge collection of books; and the playground, which has facilities for all kinds of sports. The best thing about my school is that it has excellent faculty members who are always ready to guide students
Alpine Public School, Kasauli
Alpine Public School was established in the year 1966 by Mr. P.S. Oberoi, the founder of East India Hotels Limited, and it is located in the beautiful hill station of Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh. The school was originally founded as a primary school for the children of staff members of the hotel chain, but it soon expanded and has now grown into one of the top boarding schools of India.
The school is affiliated with CBSE and accepts students from all parts of India and abroad. The school aims to develop a well-balanced personality in its students through co-curricular activities like sports, arts, debates, and other extra-curricular activities such as horse riding and rock climbing.
There are separate hostels for boys and girls on campus with a housemaster/mistress to supervise each house. The houses are named after eminent icons – Tagore House (for boys) is named after famous writer Rabindra Nath Tagore whereas the girls’ hostel is called Neheru House, which is named after former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Ashok Hall Girls’ Residential School, Ranikhet
Ashok Hall Girls’ Residential School, Ranikhet is an independent boarding school for girls in the town of Ranikhet in Uttarakhand, India. It was founded in 2001 by Ashok Kumar Hall, a former army officer who had tried to establish a public school in the town’s Bhowali area. He later established a school at his own home, which became Ashok Hall Group of Schools. The all-girls boarding school is affiliated with CBSE and was ranked as the best school in Uttarakhand in 2016 by Education World and India Today.
The school offers education from kindergarten to grade twelve. Students are often encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports and music. The school has a track and field team that competes with other schools and colleges, including those at the university level. Several teams from the school have gone on to participate at national levels. In 2012, the girls’ football team won the bronze medal at an inter-school tournament conducted by SAI, Kolkata; the same year their cricket team won a silver medal at a state-level tournament organized by Khelo India.
Assam Valley School, Balipara
Set in the lush green landscape of Assam, the Assam Valley School is one of India’s premier boarding schools.
It’s a place where the children of well-heeled Indians from the cities come to study. The headmaster, Chris Edwards, says the school is not elitist but designed for children who want to do something with their lives.
The idea behind this school is to produce a new generation of Indian leaders, who will be able to handle anything that’s thrown at them. The Assam Valley School is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the north-eastern state of Assam. The school was founded in 1995 by Tim Morrison and his wife, Lorraine.
The independent boarding school educates boys and girls from 5 to 18 years old. The school has 475 pupils. There are 320 boarders and 155-day pupils, of which 80% are Indian nationals.