Sending a child to a boarding school is one of life’s biggest decisions as a parent, and finding a great boarding school, which will match the academic and social growth of a child, is a difficult task. Here is a curated list of the country & most prestigious boarding schools. These schools offer top notch academics with a strong foundation and helps a child develop great interpersonal skills, independence, discipline and leadership skills. A boarding school has kids from different parts of the country and world and it is here that a kid meets other kids from different walks of life and learns from their diverse group.
1. The Doon School, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
The Doon School established in 1935, is one of the most prestigious schools in the country. It is an only boy’s residential school in a 70 acre campus. The school focuses on many extra curricular activities like which encourages the students to develop and sustain life beyond the school.
2. Mayo College, Ajmer, Rajasthan
It is an all boy’s boarding school founded in 1875 and it is one of the oldest public schools in the country. It is also known as the “Eton of India”. It has 18 different co curricular programs for the development of the students.
3. Daly College, Indore, MP
The Daly College is a co-ed school established in 1870 by Sir Henry Daly. It is set in 118 acres campus with two artificial lakes. The school is now one of the most iconic schools in a heritage setting. It also houses a Temple, Mosque and a Hospital.
4. St. Pauls School, Darjeeling
St. Pauls School, Darjeeling is an all boy’s school, established in 1823. The school focuses on an all round intellectual, moral and academic education.
5. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, is a boarding schools for boys founded in 1859. It is built on a 56 acres campus. The mission of the school is to achieve and maintain the highest standard of education to empower men, and to contribute positively to the country.
6. Scindia School, Gwalior
The Scindia School is a residential boys school founded by Maharaja Rao Scindia in the year 1897. It is set on a 110 acres. Apart from academics, the school focuses on a range of societies, in artistic, creative and intellectual activities, and in adventure and sports.
7. Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore
Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore is an all boys boarding school, it was founded in 2004 and is build on 87 acres of land. The school aims at the overall personality development of the students, to hone their leadership skills and their emotional growth.
8. Lawrence School, Lovedale
Lawrence School, Lovedale is a co-ed school, established in the year 1858. Set in 75 acres of land. The vision of the school is to nurture the conscience and intellect of every student.
9. St. George’s College, Mussorie
It is an all boys’ school, set in 400 acres of land, it was founded in 1853 by Capuchin Brothers. The school is committed to providing the best education in the country.
10. The Assam Valley School, Balipara
The Assam Valley School was founded in 1995 and is spread over a sprawling 95 acres. The school aims to prepare the students for life and global citizenship.