Prominent residential schools in India
Above the rest of the world, Schooling in India has always been considered by many to have an edge. It focuses on the overall development of children. The inception is learning all subjects mentioned in the curriculum, then graduating to the topics of interest. Many non-resident Indians prefer sending their children to Indian Boarding Schools owing to this learning culture. Even a boarding school has pros and cons like any other place. But if we count on the advantages, it makes children independent, bold, encourages them to face challenges on their own, makes them socialise and take ownership of their education and career. Check the following list to get a glimpse of some of the best boarding schools in India,
The Lawrence Schools
The Lawrence School, Sanawar
Many armed force officers and their children have studied at CBSE affiliated, The Lawrence school. Omar Abdullah, Maneka Gandhi, Preity Zinta are some of the famous alumni of The Lawrence School. One of the oldest co-ed boarding schools in Asia is the Lawrence School, Sanwar. It is a club of top schools around the world, member of the Round Square Conference.
Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty
Established in 1858, Lawrence School nestled in Lovedale, Ooty is a co-ed school. This CBSE board school is well-known for its teachings and in the school itself; it is welcoming the transforming technology. It has recently shifted its focus on the usage of online tools and research and encourages digital literacy.
Sahyadri School, Pune
Spread over 50 acres this co-ed school had ICSE/ISC affiliation and established in 1995. Managed by Krishnamurti Foundation India (KFI), Sahyadri School draws inspiration from the teachings of the philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. In addition to the regular curriculum, this school offers individual coaching for origami, music, dance, drama etc.
Sherwood College, Nainital
Founded by some Englishmen in the year 1869, Sherwood College is one of the oldest surviving co-ed boarding schools in India, named after Robin Hood and his Sherwood Foresters. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan graduated from here. It pretty much justifies that the students must participate in sport and cultural activities.
New Era High School, Panchgani
In the year 1945, New Era High School in Panchgani came into light which is a privately held, co-ed international school. However, to suit the changing needs of students, it has been upgraded from time to time. Along with top-notch education, training facilities such as gymnasium-cum-auditorium, an open-air amphitheatre and a large sports ground makes New Era High School stand apart from others.
Rishi Valley School, Chittoor
Founded by the famous philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti in 1926, Rishi Valley School, Chittoor is referred as the best boarding school in India, this co-ed school has an innovative curriculum and conducts no test or exams for students till Grade VIII. It has also set up an institute for ornithology, making it unique
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is an only-boys school affiliated to ICSE/ISC board. One of the oldest boarding school established in 1859, this school has a long list of famous alumni who have excelled in various sectors, ranging from authors to army officers, politicians and more. Among the top residential schools for boys, it has secured a top position quite often.
Mayo College, Ajmer
Among the best schools in the world, Mayo College, Ajmer has crossed a century and has consistently maintained its position. It has been known for schooling the children of Indian royal families and students from across the world, and this only-boys school is affiliated to CBSE board. Mayo College offers the most exceptional amenities and ground for sports and other activities.
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