Due to the numerous schools in Dehradun, this city is known as ‘School Capital of India’ and ‘City of Schools’.
When we think about the education of our children, we do not settle for anything less than the best. Education is the foundation of a human being. Every move we make, every decision we make is based on our knowledge and is judged too on our educational background.
Education is not limited to just notes, pens or crafts; it is a much broader term, and it is essential to know what it is and why is it so important. In India, Dehradun (Uttarakhand) is the most relaxed education hub- have you not seen the majestic Himalayan mountains and lush greenery around or what!
Education is about improving and building our natural faculties- mental and physical. An educated person is the one who knows his limits and potentials and is capable of developing and willing to learn the lessons of life. Well, school is one such institute that brings and binds education with fun.
It balances these two and helps in the development of the overall personality of the child. It makes learning a better experience because nature is a fantastic teacher as well and having a school surrounded by nature is pure peace. Be it a day, all-boys or all-girls school or co-ed school, Dehradun is the home for all. There are almost 300 schools located in this city. What do parents look for when they are deciding on the school they wish to choose for their child?
Schools in Dehradun are Ecole Globale International Girls’ School, The Asian school, Brown Cambridge School, Doon Valley Public School (DVPS), Scholar’s Home, Welham Girls’ School, The Doon School, Welham Boys’ School, CJM Dehradun, Woodstock School, St Joseph’s Academy, Ann Mary school, Brightlands School, Brooklyn School, Marshal School, Jaswant Modern School, and DAV public school
Keeping these essential points in mind, today we are going to explore some of the most excellent schools.
1- Ecole Globale International Girls School
Ecole Globale came into being in April 2012 and since then has risen high on the graph of education service. The president-Mr. Amarjeet Juneja propelled the school to inspire the female education rate in the nation. It is a girl’s boarding school, affiliated with the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school is situated in Dehradun and offers education from classes 4 to 12.
Numerous young ladies even today are not accepting essential training despite the mindfulness battles because in the remote masses people still think that at last they have to become a decent spouse and a mother and that’s that. This mindset has hampered the female training framework more than any other factor.
Ecole Globale was established with one single motive -to guarantee that girls in the country are not denied the essential education and training for a sustainable and independent life. They should be a fruitful character both inside and without the limits of their homes. One term fee of Ecole Globale is nearly 5 lakhs. The school offers both indoor and outdoor sports facilities, CCTV facilities, all the rooms are equipped with AC, offers full-time boarding and mess facilities. The teacher-student ratio is 1:10.
The crucial thing about education today is to have an educational plan that fills the need for a 21st-century student. The nature of the school is fit to the necessities of its students so that their inborn abilities are exposed and sustained to help the autonomy of the person. Filling the students with the excitement of a curious personality and driving it in the correct way towards channelizing their energies towards a superior future has made Ecole Globale International School be on the top position when it comes to listing the best schools.
2- The Asian school
The Asian School, Dehradun was established in the year 2000. This school is a co-educational, independent boy’s day cum boarding school. It believes in the unification of traditional conventions and mixing diverse cultures of India with present-day innovation in a domain where each kid is essential. The Asian School is located in Dehradun. It is an English medium school which provides education from the nursery to XII.
The school is partnered with the Central Board of Secondary Education. It focuses on the upliftment of educational standards in society and readying the students towards professionalism. The school offers various indoor and outdoor sports facilities, CCTV, well equipped AC rooms. The school offers good boarding rooms and mess facilities. In the present scenario of the education industry, the grand changes that it is observing, we need to educate our children, and these changes are essential because the old tactics are no longer proving to be good enough for the new generation. The fee structure of this school is around 2 lakh per term. The teacher-student ratio is 125:1.
They mostly need innovative ways to learn and prosper. With this belief, Asian School has designed its curriculum that is suitable for educating the girls and the boys. Giving them an experience of a lifetime and essential tips to survive and grow in co-existence.
3-Brown Cambridge School
A school is meant to keep the lessons going even after the students leave the classrooms. Colonel Brown Cambridge School is a co-ed school that is affiliated to ICSE and ISC. Be it scholastics, sports, extracurricular exercises, or infrastructural security, Colonel Brown Cambridge School, since its establishment in March 1926, has covered it all and has gained expertise in it as well.
Some Dehradun schools have been running since the British rule in India and are still standing firm on their grounds, and Colonel Brown Cambridge School is one of them. They have adapted through the changes of time. These days education requires updating, technologically advanced, and updated schools can prepare their students for the upcoming challenges of their respective lives. Schools teach their students self-sufficiency along with needed math and science and life lessons. Considering a school either for a child in class I or class XII requires equal research and efforts because a good education will make them the person they are. The annual fee of the school is nearly 5 lakh. The school has a student to teacher ratio of 8:1.
Dehradun being the education hub of the country has varied options for schools, and it is always a good idea to do thorough research before reaching to any conclusion.
4- Doon Valley Public School (DVPS)
Doon Valley Public School, came into being on 2nd April 1982. It was founded by Late. Shri. G.R. Shimal and the second person to be with her at the foundation of the school was his wife, Mrs Chandra Prabha Shimal.
DVPS is a co-educational, day school and offers education from nursery to 12th, believes that teachers’ involvement in the new and innovative ideas of teaching helps the school provide the needed lessons in a better way and also help in competing with contemporary trends. Doon Valley Public School is a co-ed school which is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). DVPS emphasises on individual attention, self-esteem and personal responsibility and all-round development of the students. The annual fees of this school is 2,70,000 and has all the indoor and outdoor sports facilities. The teacher-student ratio is 30:1.
They employ traditional methods of teaching with a modern approach to practical applications of the subjects and – a mix that creates the workforce for tomorrow. The extensively arranged school grounds have open and spacious buildings, roaming fields, courts, and a lot more pleasantries which are spread across the training and learning aspects of the school. DVPS has small classes designed to give singular attention to every student.
5- Scholar’s Home
It is an English medium, co-education firm, and was established in 1949. It is affiliated with the CBSE board and is from kindergarten to 10+2. The educational institution has a modern building, sophisticated classrooms, high-tech labs, multi gymnastics, swimming pools, theatres, indoor and outdoor sports for the overall development of the child, and the school has 5.75 acres of lush green pollution-free ground. More than three thousand students gain knowledge from this institution.
Vision– They aim to develop a citizen of the new era and model an individual who will be an aid to their community, country, and humanity. They nurture students to create a complete human being who is healthy, educated, skillful and dedicated to work. Teachers are well qualified, and their mission is to develop individuals. They teach discipline and how to become self-independent. For mental, physical, and emotional development, they have a vast hall, T.V., cultural activities, classroom with high techniques, and E-learning. They have a big library which has more than six thousand five hundred books and medical facilities for emergencies.
6- Welham Girls School
It was established in 1957. It is an English medium school affiliated with ICSE. It is a girls school which offers a quality of holistic education and has been educating students with learning for a lifetime. Infrastructure is good and greenery all around and serves education from 6th to 12th. It fulfills the need for young, growing children with modern facilities.
Vision – They aim to provide education to children of several backgrounds, and their motto is ‘Astha Shanti Phala Vidya’. They believe in learning by doing and have labs, play halls, sports ground, auditorium, and believe in learning through experimentation, discussion, questioning, reading, listening, thinking, reflecting and expressing themselves. Academy’s motto is achieving excellence in education. School provides an environment which nurtures growth, excellence and prepares students by developing lifelong skills. They have the best and learned facility for nurturing students. The fee structure is 6,75,000, and offers various teacher-student ratio 1:10.
7- The Doon School
It is an English co-education school, all-boys boarding, and has acres of lush green garden and playground. It was established in 1935. The school has a beautifully planned infrastructure, and it is a boy school. School provides an environment which nurtures growth, excellence and prepares students by developing lifelong skill. Schools focus on career and individual development. They have a safe learning environment and focus on all-round development.
Vision – Academy aim is to provide high educational education and try to teach values based on modern culture. Teachers nurture and nourish a child in a peaceful environment to prepare them for rewarding careers. They believe in learning by doing and have labs, play halls, a sports ground, and an auditorium. They encourage the child to explore. They have a computer, physics, chemistry and biology labs for better learning. Volleyball court, Kho-Kho ground, Dance, Karate, Vedas and Yoga are also done for physical, mental, and emotional growth. The student-teacher ratio in this school is 9:1.
8- Welham Boy’s School
It is an English Medium, affiliated to CBSE, the co-educational academy established in 1937. Excellent infrastructure and well-equipped science, computer lab, library, multipurpose hall are there for learners. Teachers are well qualified and experienced and create an atmosphere of reverence for education. Children study in a happy environment. Academy focuses on developing young minds and follows the philosophy of excellence and goals of making the process of learning and learning more engaging. They work on polishing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative, physical, artistic, spiritual, and potential on all students. It’s an all boys boarding school in Dehradun with all the sports facilities. The school has CCTV and classes are well equipped with AC.
Vision – School priority is to maintain discipline, form identity and make learning joyful. The school has grounds for playing and physical activity. They promote children with the help of different events, gaming and presentations—they are the modern and latest technology for e-learning and audio-visual aids for better knowledge. The school has a clean and pleasing climate for study.
9- CJM Dehradun
It is a girls school, an English medium boarding school affiliated with CBSE, Delhi and was established in 1901. The school has world-class technology and enables educational infrastructure. They have a peaceful and practical learning environment to make education more meaningful. Academy provides holistic education while ensuring that they have joyful and stress-free childhood. The school offers full boarding and mess facilities for their students.
Vision – The school has a dedicated and talented facility who inspire, nurture and challenge students. They have the technology to enable classrooms, creative teaching strategies and extracurricular activities for all-round development. Teachers’ only mission is to provide a joyful learning environment that empowers the child to reach their personal and educational potential and tries to nurture self-confidence and self-esteem. They believe in the total development of the child and work on moral, physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth. Academy is filled with the best technology, they have a library, science and computer lab, and activity rooms are available for better learning. Education material provides students with a conducive learning environment.
10- Woodstock School
Woodstock is an international school affiliated to IB Curriculum located in Dehradun and has been running successfully for over 150 (since 1854) years now. It is a private, independent, residential, co-education and non-profit foundation. In light of an expansive, testing and all-encompassing educational program, Woodstock creates sure, viable, fruitful students and capable global citizens. Woodstock agreed with the status of a Minority Charitable Educational Institution by the National Minorities Commission of India. The life and estimations of the school depend on a comprehensive Christian convention and our Religious Life Policy. The annual fees of the school is around 16 lakhs and the school offers all the indoor and outdoor sports facilities. The school offers boarding and mess facilities for all the students. The average class strength of Woodstock is 10 to 20 students.
11- St Joseph’s Academy
A co-educational day school with a motto “Laborare Est Orare” was founded in 1934 by the Patrician Brothers, believes in the holistic development of a child. Located in the center of the city with a core strength of 3500+ pupils and trained and qualified specialist teachers in subject areas.
Schools offer a broad curriculum in the key learning areas of Arts, Commerce and Science along with an academic ambiance the school focuses on extracurricular activities like Sports, Theatre, Music, Art etc.
Affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board, this academy focuses on providing equity for every student, and striving for excellence in all areas of development. The teacher-student ratio of the school is 10:1.
12- Ann Mary school
Ann Mary school has been ranked amongst the top 10 day boarding schools in Dehradun, is a Indian Certificate of Secondary Education board partnered school, known for its magnificent archives situated in the institution itself.
The school campus hosts well ventilated classrooms, well equipped science laboratories, a math’s laboratory and recreation grounds for a wide variety of sports.
Ann Mary offers education from nursery to class XII.
It is known for providing valuable education to all, Ann Mary holds an office of international programs which organizes an international exchange program that takes place every alternate year with Freiherr Vom Stein Schule, Neckarsteinach, Germany, giving them an experience of a lifetime and essential tips to survive and grow in co-existence. The school is a day school that offers both indoor and outdoor facilities to students.
13- Brightlands School
Established in 1958 is a senior secondary level co-educational school affiliated to the ICSE and ISC board, New Delhi, Brightlands is known for striving each day to prepare them for life from developing communication skills to self-discipline and respect for themselves, their peers, and their world. It is instrumental in shaping one’s personality and the way he/she deals with situations of life.
Brightlands has gained itself far-reaching goodwill owing to its excellent academic results each year. The young minds nurtured here are taught to be well adjusted to the ever-evolving environment, from excellence in sports to other extracurricular activities, they have contributed to an evergreen glory to the school.
14- Brooklyn School
The school was established in 1930 and is widely known for its Art infrastructure and services to the best classroom education. Centrally located in Dalanwala, this school has taken inspiration from the well-renowned mansion “Boswell” in Brooklyn state. A day boarding school following the Certified Indian Certificate of Secondary Education pattern.
This school features sports and other curricular facilities like music, dance, plays, cookery, skits along with annual seminars and exhibitions. It is known for its superior quality technological and medical facilities along with laboratories to provide practical experience in all fields.
This school takes admission by the process of registration followed by interviews. For the students belonging to the playground to UKG- Parents and the children take the interviews following which from class I to IX and XI marksheets of previous class hold relevance.
A residential school, established in 1967, Marshal School is one of the oldest running institutions in Dehradun, spread over a vast area of 55 bighas of land and enclosed by litchi orchards, this school offers well-maintained and well-furnished classrooms and laboratories to students. This school runs the classes from K.G to XII.
This school focuses on instating empathy, friendship, participation, assistance along with imbibing immense knowledge, instrumental for their overall development. More emphasis is laid on the English proficiency of the child to increase their career prospects and employment opportunities in future. The average class strength of the school is 40.
All Students applying for admission are required to complete a written test followed by an interview for those successful at the written test. Admissions are made on authorization by the principal only.
16-Jaswant Modern School
Established in 1949, The School is known for standing by the values of its illustrious founders which is to strive for total Quality Education for all their students, Working on all dimensions of a child’s development academic, Physical, Creative, moral & spiritual. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and follows the educational curriculum as laid down by The National Council for Educational Research & Training primarily meant to promote the student’s intelligence, grasp and sense of curiosity.
Famous for its Socially Useful and Productive Work (SUPW) programme, the school organizes it to inculcate a civic sense, dignity of labor and environmental consciousness. Along with this, the school is known for a wholesome range of activities conducted periodically such as Annual function which is organized every year in October/November to give an opportunity to the students to take part in extracurricular activities and develop their personalities. Students of the dramatics and Art and Craft are taught on a regular basis.
Plays and Cultural functions are organized on the Annual Day and national festivals. Debates and Elocution contests are also held periodically, Boy-Scouting and Girl-Guiding is compulsory for senior students. Training for Bulbul-Cubs is also imported to the Junior Wing all through the year.
17-DAV Public School
DAV Public School established in the year 1949 is a part of the prestigious DAV College Managing Committee (DAVCMC) which is the largest non-governmental organization in the field of education in India today. The school currently stands at a position of catering the needs of more than 2000 students. The school offers education from nursery till class 12.
The school is one of the largest innovative 10+2 English medium schools in Dehradun.. The school endeavors to inspire the students to be vigorous learners, vibrant thinkers and vivacious members of the globalized world of the 21st century. The school offers 20 subjects in Medical, Non – Medical, Commerce and Humanities streams at 10+2 levels. Focusing on the holistic development of the child, the school provides extensive opportunities to the students through rigorous and stimulating programmes, together with special support strategies, the school aims to raise the literary skills of the students to the required levels so that they grow into compassionate and dynamic global citizens.
The school is located in a beautiful pollution free environment and aims at providing each student sterling qualities of head and heart move out and pursue concrete career trajectories. The school offers both indoor and outdoor facilities.