Top 10 Boarding Schools in India

A boarding school is a school that not only offers education to students, but also residential area to stay for every academic year. The students who live in these residential complexes are called boarders. It is very common in the commonwealth nations to have boarding schools. India is one of them. The top ten boarding schools in India are –

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  • Rishi Valley School Promoted in 1926 by educationist J. Krishnamurti, this school is located in Bangalore. This school provides education to students in a unique style that is primary education in a nature-friendly manner. Thus, this boarding school is becoming famous for its environmental friendly way of providing education. The school boasts of 360 boarders coming from different parts of India and 60 highly qualified faculty members. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. There are about 20 hostels for the primary kids. And separate hostels are there for senior boys and girls.
  • Dr. Graham’s Home Founded in 1900 by Dr. Anderson Graham, it is a well reputed boarding school located in the foothills of Kurseong in West Bengal. The school was started with the motive of providing education the poor and needy Christians. There are plenty of schools under Dr. Graham’s Home that provides education to students who are toddlers to young adults. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. There is provision for day scholars as well boarders in this school.
  • Goethal Memorial School – Run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, this school is located 5kms away from Kurseong in West Bengal. It is basically in between Siliguri and Darjeeling. This school was started in 1907. This school gives shelter to students not only from India, but also from the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bangladesh etc. Goethal is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board.
  • Bishop Cotton School – It is one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia; it was established in the year 1859. The school follows its own set of curriculum from standard I-VIII. From standard IX onwards the school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. There are different dormitories for boys of various age groups. Same aged boys are made to stay together.
  • Lawrence School, Lovedale – Located in Ooty, Tamil Nadu the school was founded in 1913. The school is spread over 750 acres of land. There are hostels for both boys and girls and proper matrons are there to take care of the students. The school is affiliated to CBSE form of education.
  • Sherwood College – Founded in 1869, it is located in Nainital, Uttarakhand. The school has a large campus which is located in Ayarpata hill. The school provides education to pupils from standard 3-12. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board.
  • The Doon School – Founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, the school is located in Nainital, Uttarakhand. Every year, the school admits male students of the age of 13 between January to April. The school boasts of a single campus that is of 10 acres. Other than education, the school stresses on other extra-curricular activities like mountaineering, sports, drama, music etc. the school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board.
  • Welham Girl’s College – Founded in the year 1957, the school is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Classes begin from standard V-XII. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. More than 600 students study in this residential school. The school provides many facilities like a proper playground area, computer lab, well equipped science laboratories etc. The school also focuses on extra –curricular activities like karate, yoga, dance, music etc.
  •  St. Paul’s School – Located in Darjeeling, it is one of the oldest boarding schools in the history of Asia. It was established in the year 1823. The school is divided into three wings. The primary wing consisting of students from standard I-V, junior wing consisting of students from standard VI-VIII, and senior wing consisting of students from standards IX-XII. These three wings are independent in their mode of functioning. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board.
  • Mayo Girls’ College – Founded in 1987, it was set up in Ajmer, Rajasthan to provide education to girl students between the classes VI-XII. The school is affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. Other than education, the school also focuses in extra-curricular activities like various forms of dance like Odissi, Kathak and Bhratnatyam, also music and musical instruments like the sitar etc.

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