Top 10 Boarding Schools In India

1.Rishi Valley School, Chittoor

Location: Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Established: 1926

Accredited: member of Indian Public School’s Conference

Facilities: Simple and well maintained subject rooms, well stocked library, audio visual room, well equipped laboratories, computer room, large staff room, open lounge for visitors.

Courses: Entry points are classes IV, VI and VII for students in the ages 8+, 10+ and 11+ respectively. No classes lower than standard IV. When a student withdraws from these classes then only admissions are typically considered for classes V, VIII and IX.

Classes 11 and 12 are the last two years. Besides English, 4 subjects have to be selected in addition, for the plus two courses. Subjects offered are Music in Carnatic style, commerce, geography, history, English literature, environment studies, economics, Telugu and Hindi literature and Accountancy.

Admissions: For admissions to the following year, the correspondence begins in August and November of the preceding year. A pre-registration form has to be filled not later than mid December. Registered students have to give a formal test and interview. Parents are interviewed too.

Fees: Rupees 3700 non refundable fee on admission notification. Yearly fees are Rupees 55000. Rs.500 is the additional fee for classes XI and XII. In June and November 2 equal fee instalments have to be paid. For foreign students, the fee is $3000 per annum.

2.The Doon School, Dehradun

Location: Dehradun, Uttaranchal, Uttarkhand, India

Established: 1935 by a Kolkata Lawyer, Satish Rajnan

Accredited: AICTE approved

Facilities: Swimming pool, dining hall, boxing ring, science blocks, library, laboratories, boarding houses, school hospital.

Courses: The school is affiliated to the CISCE – The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination. ICSE exams are held for classes Std. X and ISC exams for Std. XII in March. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is also offered along with ISC. The Spring Term is from February 1, to May 31 and the Autumn Term is from August 11 to December 11. Fees are approximately Rupees 610000 per year.

3.Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer

Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

Established: 1987

Accredited: ICSE and affiliated to CISCE

Facilities: Nature Club, dramatics club, music classes, dormitories, library

Courses: Education for girls is provided from Class IV to Std. XII. Academic year starts from April and ends in March. New students are given admission to Classes IV, V, VII and XI. Mandatory educational trips are organized, various festivals are celebrated and activities like dance, music, pottery, debating, quizzing, computer related activities, dramatics and creative writing are organized. ‘Danta’ the village adopted by students is visited by them on Saturdays. Approximate fees charged per year are Rs.532700 for Indian students.

4.Welham Girls School, Dehradun

Location: Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarkhand


Accredited: ICSE

Facilities: boarding facilities, library, laboratories, huge campus

Courses: This is a boarding school. Depending upon availability of seats, admission is given in classes VI, VII and XI. The approximate fees are Rupees 625000 including school fee, security deposit, uniform deposit and admission fees. Registration fees are charged separately depending upon the class, the admission is sought.

5. Daly College, Indore

Location: Indore, Madhya Pradesh India

Established: 1882

Accredited: AICTE

Facilities: Mess, Temple, Mosque, laboratories, craft technology design centre, auditorium, hospital, sports facilities, Darbar Hall.

Courses: Admissions are given to class IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, IX. If a student secures 8.0 CGPA in CBSE, 80% in State board exams or 76% in ICSE, he or she can apply for Std. XI. The fees range from Rupees 377000 to Rupees 430000 depending upon the class the admission is taken for. Fees include, caution fee, admission fee, course book fee, scholarship fund fees, advance P/Acct fees etc. Registration fees are also applicable.

6.Assam Valley School, Balipara

Location: Balipara, Sonitpur, Assam

Established: 1995 by Williamson Magor Education Trust

Accredited: CISCE

Facilities: Medicare, Campus safety, campus security, library, laboratories, laundry, transportation, pastoral care, sprawling green campus, state of the art infrastructure.

Courses: Admissions are available from Junior School that is From Standard III to Std. XII. The fees are charged in the range of Rupees 395000 to Rupees 430000 which include admission fees, uniform fee, school fees, laundry and caution deposits. depending upon the class the admission is sought for. Education to both boys and girls from the primary section and secondary section is provided.

7.Mayo College, Ajmer

Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan

Established: It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke. Idea was proposed by Colonel Walter.

Accredited: CBSE

Facilities: Houses, dining, Oman guest house, school museum, sporting facilities.

Courses: It is an independent boys-only boarding college. Admissions are given from class IV onwards up to Std. XII. Competitive entrance exams are held, followed by an interview for providing admission to students. During the third week of November every year, Common Aptitude Analysis is a test held at different centres all over India for admitting students to the college. Rupees 12,000 registration fees are charged. Approximate yearly fees are Rupees 547000.

8.Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun

Location: Dehradun, Uttarkhand

Established: 1922

Accredited: NDA

Facilities: Swimming pool, play fields, courts, library, laboratory, first aid, sprawling campus, outdoor sports and gaming facilities.

Courses: This is a public school for boys only. For the Indian Armed Forces, the Indian Naval Academy and the National Defence Academy, it is a feeder institution. Many of the alumni hold the topmost ranks in the Air Force, Navy and Army in India as well as Pakistan. Twice a year, in May and November, the exams certified by CBSE, for class X and XII are held. At the +2 level, only the science stream is offered by the college. Admissions are open from class VI to XI. The fee range is Rupees 150000 per year, including training costs. However parents need to pay around Rupees 22,300 as the balance is borne by the Indian government. Every three year the fees are revised.

9.Sherwood College, Nainital

Location: Nainital, Uttarkhand, Uttaranchal

Established: July 1869

Accredited: ICSE

Facilities: computer facilities, internet laboratory with VSAT link, dormitories, sprawling campus, sports equipment, facilities for extra-curricular activities.

Courses: This is an ICSE boarding school which was founded by the British, mainly to educate the British boys and the elite Indian students. It is a co-educational residential school for classes. The session begins in March and in November the final exams are held except for 10th and 12th. Admissions are given for Class III onwards up to Std. XI. Registration forms are available from March to August. For the 3rd and the 4th Std. the admission test is held in November.

10.Orchid International School, Nashik

Location: Nashik, Maharashtra

Established: 2003

Accredited: CISCE

Facilities: Superb educational processes, great infrastructure, mini-library, science laboratories, computer laboratories, gym, squash courts, well lit classrooms, modern furniture, hostel accommodation.

Courses: It is a private school established for nurturing children in a subtle and multi-dimensional manner right from childhood to adulthood in an enriched and caring environment. The school provides admission for students from Nursery, Junior KG, Sr.KG. to Std. XI. Play way method is followed for teaching smaller children. Children get an opportunity to engage in extra-curricular activities like origami, horse riding, arts, dramatics, gym, swimming etc. Fees charged are approximately Rupees 125000 to Rupees 300000 per year.