Schools leverage a significant part of any individual’s life. We learn many crucial life lessons strolling through the school’s corridors. In the schooling and learning culture, boarding schools are considered to be even more influential when it comes to an extensive character enhancement of a person. Residential Schools have been instrumental in shaping some of the hugely successful citizens of society. Boarding schools are better than a regular day school because:-
- Boarding Schools entrench a more responsible and mature temperament in a person.
- Students become more self-reliant and better at handling various life situations.
- They develop a more confident and extroverted personality.
- They engage in various extra-curricular activities and usually show better abilities in multiple exercises.
- They learn many valuable life lessons and develop better virtues and a sense of respect and gratitude.
To many parents, sending their child away alone to an unknown atmosphere to struggle may seem like a ludicrous idea. But the best boarding schools in the country, with the world-class facilities and infrastructure, have maintained that the students receive the most favorable environment for embarking their journey towards a successful life.
Here is a compilation of the top 10 boarding schools in India.
1- ECOLE GLOBALE INTERNATIONAL GIRLS SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
With a vision and mission to entitle the girls to explore the epitome of their creative, intellectual and physical capabilities, Ecole Globale has established itself as the best girls boarding school in the country. The campus of the school is beautifully constructed across a 45-acre land area, furnished with all the imperative facilities, situated in the beautiful city of Dehradun. The school is surrounded by an enchanting view of the mountains and lush green landscapes. The climatic conditions of the place are quite mild and favourable and provide an immaculate environment for the students to gain knowledge.
Recipient of the National Excellence Award for its progressive pedagogical teaching methodologies, Ecole Globale has also made its position among the top 10 schools in India.
The school is in affiliation with CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education) and CAIE ( Cambridge Assessment International Education), thus providing the students with a well-acclaimed global exposure.
Students of the school have proved their vigour by securing top positions in the national level examinations and also bagging several awards in sports and athletics, in the domestic as well as international level.
2- THE DOON SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
One of the oldest schools in the city, Dehradun, The Doon School is also known as the “Eton of India”. It is built following the British standards and provides a prodigious colossal for its students to learn and gain knowledge. The Doon School is an all-boys residential school, and have produced some of the most successful alumni. It is also in affiliation with the International Baccalaureate (IB), thus providing students with exceptional international exposure.
3- BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL, SHIMLA
The school was the first in the league to adopt the “house system” for its students. The school also has special provisions for the day-scholars, mentally challenged children of Shimla. It is also one of the oldest schools for boys in Asia and was established in the year 1859. The schools follows the education program framed by the ICSE ( Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) and ISC (Indian School Certificate).
4- WELHAM GIRLS SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
The fact, that Dehradun is the “school capital of India”, makes it’s schools stand out in several aspects. Among the various schools in Dehradun, Welham Girls School provides quality education for the girls from all around the globe. This educational institute is in affiliation with the CISCE ( Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations). The students of this school have performed exceptionally in the various sectors of education and learning.
5- MAYO COLLEGE, AJMER
Built as an institution for the noble and elite class of the society, Mayo College is one of the oldest and well-established schools of the country. The school is situated in the royal and colourful city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. It is influenced by the rich culture and heritage of the state and thus provides students with an incredible learning experience.
6- THE ASIAN SCHOOL, DEHRADUN
One of the most esteemed schools in the country, The Asian School has made its name as one of the most prestigious schools. Established in the year 2000, The Asian School has made its mark by delivering excellent performances. It is affiliated to the CBSE and CAIE, providing its student with an exceptional and well-accepted global exposure.
7- WOODSTOCK SCHOOL, MUSSOORIE
This school in Mussoorie is among the best boarding schools in India with a considerable international presence. The school is located in the beautiful hill station of Mussoorie and is famous for its serene and peaceful ambience. A majority of students who study in this school are the non-residents of India or international students. The school provides the best atmosphere for global influenced learning culture and is highly recognised as a prestigious institution all around the world.
8- MUSSOORIE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
MIS has consistently made its place among the top schools in India and is also a leader in providing optimum pastoral care. The school is an all-girls boarding regiment, that follows the principles set by the CISCE ( Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations), New Delhi. It has also accommodated the CAIE ( Cambridge Assessment International Examinations) curriculum and has been instrumental in providing its student with an international level learning experience.
9-THE LAWRENCE SCHOOL SANAWAR
This school is one of the oldest co-educational learning institutions in Asia. The school is famous for having tutored many armies and military serving officials. The school follows the curriculum set by the Central Board for Secondary Education ( CBSE), New Delhi, which currently the largest and the most followed board in the country.
10- SHAYADRI SCHOOL, PUNE
Inspired by the teachings and philosophies of Jiddu Krishnamurti, this school is managed by the Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI). The school provides proper training for the various extra-curricular activities such as origami, dance, music, debates, etc.. along with the general studies to ensure an overall personality development of the students. This school is spread across a 50-acre land area. This school also adopts the curriculum set by the CISCE ( Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations) also known as the ICSE/ISC board.
These are the top-performing education centres of the country recognised based on education, performance and excellence. Rankings and recognition are the prime motivation for the various schools for levelling up their game.
Besides the schools mentioned above, other schools have proved their capabilities by providing quality education and amenities.
Some other prestigious boarding schools in India are:-
- Sherwood College, Nainital
- Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty
- Montfort School, Yercaud
- St. Mary’s High School, Mount Abu
- Dalhousie Public School, Dalhousie
- Heritage School, Pune
- Birla Vidyamandir, Nainital
- Apollo Public School, Patiala
- St. Georges College, Mussoorie
- Rishi Valley School, Chittoor
- New Era High School, Panchgani
All the schools mentioned above have the latest and the most advanced technologies, to aid the students for a better learning experience. The infrastructure and facilities are also top-notch, and the most qualified and experienced educationists are employed for guiding the students.