India has churned out brilliant minds who become the movers and shakers of the world. Indian intellect doesn’t need to be defined for anyone. Indian education needs no introduction either. Foreigners have come to the country in search of a good education since ancient times. The world’s first university was also established in India. The country has thus always been home to some of the Best Schools in india, colleges and universities. Indian education is a force to reckon with. However, the nation’s marvel is a group of residential schools, spread out in different cities and towns, which have long-standing legacies of their own. These boardings have been known to transform tiny tots into responsible global citizens year upon year.
1. Doon School, Dehradun
The Doon school is most definitely the single most well known educational institution in the country. The school prides itself in what it does. Its spread in seventy acres of pure heaven. It does provide the best of natural surroundings that facilitate experiential learning for any child. It comes as no surprise thus, that the students are enrolled the moment they are born, owing to the long waiting list, and no assurance of admission.
2. St. George’s College, Mussoorie
This boarding school is nestled in the quaint little Himalayan hill town of Mussoorie. Its built in a huge 400 acre of land. St. George’s College has a swimming pool, tennis courts, gymnasiums, and an equipped hospital, amongst other provisions, proving that the school authorities pay as much importance to the overall development of a child as they do to education.
4. Woodstock School, Mussoorie
This amazing boarding schoolis built in a 250 acre piece of land (forest area). It lies at a height of around 2300-metres above sea level. The living quarters provided to each student are magnificent. Comfy, plush, and filled with books, the pupils must definitely feel lucky to be a part of this institution.
5. St. Mary’s High School, Mount Abu
This institution is run by the Congregation of Irish Christian Brothers. It was founded in 1887. The scenic view will come to you as perhaps the most pleasant of surprises. Its situated near the Lower Kodhra Dam, in the midst of the jungle. Inside the premises, the school lays claim to unsurpassable infrastructure for sports like basketball, swimming, volleyball, and soccer.
7. Lawrence School, Lovedale
This school is spread across 750 acres of pure bliss. It’s famous for its campus. It has top-notch provisions for sports like hockey, badminton, basketball and cricket. The school also houses a robotics laboratory and an auditorium for theater too.
8. Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong
This amazing school was established in 1907. Its located in the picturesque Himalayan town of Kurseong. The scenic beauty that surrounds this institution is nothing short of a slice of heaven! The institute boasts of commodious study rooms, auditoriums, a well-stocked library, and some of the best facilities for sporting activities.
10. Blue Mountains School, Ooty
The Blue Mountains School in Ooty is only a 4 acre campus. It has an eye-catching view of the beautiful town of Ootacamund. There are separate courts and playing fields for various sports such as volleyball, table tennis, cricket, basketball and badminton. In addition to these, they also have a spacious auditorium, and strive to provide the best residence quarters to their pupils.
11. St. Bede’s, Shimla
One of the best known boardings in India, Bede’s has an arresting campus. The buildings have an extra ordinary pull to them. The dark green creepers on the stone walls give an old world charm and grace to the school.
13. St. Paul’s, Darjeeling
St. Paul’s was built for underprivileged children originally. It has evolved in terms of the quality of education that it provides and also its infrastructure. The picturesque sprawling premises are now so popular that the institute attracts students from elite families all over the globe.
14. Heritage School, Pune
The Heritage School in Pune, managed by Pearson Schools, is a rare modern contender in this list of beautiful residential school premises. The buildings look amazing with their choicest architectural details. Their famous cafeteria whips up ultimate meals and the laundry services are also quite nice.
16. Sherwood College, Nainital
Sherwood college was founded in 1869 and has been very well known for its campus. It also possesses one of the best libraries in the country. The labs are really well equipped and there are spaces allocated for different co-curricular club activities.
17. Mayo College, Ajmer
The school started with only one student, Maharaja Mangal Singh of Alwar, the Mayo College is now spread over an area of 187-acres, at the Madar foothills. The campus is incredibly well equipped to fulfill all the needs of the students. The modern state-of-the-art facilities include a polo ground, a large golf course, amenities that cater to sports like swimming, shooting, horse-riding, tennis.
19. Rajkumar College, Rajkot
This school was built in the year 1868 solely for children from royal families. It’s a co-ed institution and it boasts of the best residential campuses in the country. This palatial school occupies 25-acres of land in Rajkot. It does boast of all resources that cater to every need of the gems they churn out each year, including facilities for art, sculpture, presentations, and historical studies, apart from spacious, well-equipped classrooms and residences.
20. Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun
The school started with the strength of only 10 girls in 1957. Its quite famous for inculcating a free thinking among its students. The founder, Miss Oliphant, established the school with the aim to provide not just the best education to women, but also exemplary facilities that would help in their holistic, physical, spiritual and most importantly mental growth.
22. Montfort School, Yercaud
The Montford School established in 1917, exudes an old-world charm. It is one of the most popular tourist places in the small hill station of Yercaud. Its very well known for the beautiful chapel that is inside the campus. It does lend a rustic elegance to the school. Inside the premises, emus, peacocks, and a variety of butterflies are not an uncommon sight.
23. Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie
The Wynberg-Allen School is spread across more than 300-acres of land on the Garhwal Hills in Mussoorie. It has separate campuses for the junior and senior school. The laboratories are very spacious indeed. There is absolutely no dearth of space. They also have separate grounds for different sports, a skating rink, and a roomy gymnasium.
25. Kasiga School, Dehradun
This one is relatively a new property. It caters to the education of students from all over the globe. The Kasiga School is eco-friendly, and its USP is its colossal cricket ground.
26. Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur
The school is spread 35 acres. It’s one of the most popular schools in the city to say the very least. It has luxurious features like an indoor heated swimming pool, cricket ground, basketball, squash, and tennis courts. They especially have amazing studios an equestrian ground amongst others. It also provides to the students, state-of-the-art studios for sculpture, fashion designing, dance, music, and theater. The school also has something unique; resources for solar-heating and rain water harvesting.
28. Druk White Lotus School, Leh
The Druk White Lotus School is majestically elegant. It is still architecturally quite simple but that adds to its royal bearing. The school is basically constructed in the style of a Tibetan monastery. The buildings are environment-friendly, and designed to look like a Buddhist mandala.
29. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
One of the earliest establishments in Asia, this school was built in 1859. This elite Shimla school stretches across an area of 56-acres with the Holy Trinity Chapel at the heart of the site. Their gym is really world class with exceptional equipment.