School in many ways is one of our favourite places in the world. We all grew up running in those corridors and learnt many important life lessons. Not only is the school a place to learn, but also a place to live. Boarding schools are the pillars of India’s educational system and transform students into responsible citizens.


Here are some of the best Boarding Schools in India:

1Mayo College, Ajmer

Mayo College was inaugurated in 1875 with only one student, Maharaja Mangal Singh of Alwar. Now it is spread over an area of 187-acres at the Madar foothills. The huge campus boasts of modern state-of-the-art facilities including a golf course, a polo ground, amenities that cater to sports like swimming, shooting, tennis, soccer, horse riding, hockey, and boxing.

2Doon School, Dehradun

Doon School is one of the most prestigious educational institutes in India. It is a public school built on British standards and is popularly called the Eton of India. It is a member of G20 school and Round Square group. This school occupies 70 acres of land and provides the best of natural surroundings that ease experimental learning for any child.

3Montfort School, Yercaud

It is treated as one of the most popular tourist places in the small hill station of Yercaud. It was established in 1917 and possesses an old-world charm. The rustic elegance of the school is portrayed by the chapel inside the campus. It also has various facilities for a wide range of sports including a ground for horse-riding.

4Welham Girl’s School, Dehradun

Welham Girls School was established by Miss Oliphant to provide quality education to girls in India in 1957 with just 10 girl students. This school is known for inculcating free thinking in their students. Over the years, the school has grown in height and popularity, with more facilities being added to benefit their pupils.

5Druk White Lotus School, Leh

Druk White Lotus School is the school that was portrayed in the film “3 idiots”. This school is located in Leh Ladakh and is constructed in the style of a Tibetan monastery with eco-friendly buildings. It is designed to look like a Buddhist mandala.

6Heritage School, Pune

The architecture of this school building provides a stone and grass field of gray and green with the landscape. It has luxurious dorms for the students including the cafeteria that whips up delicious food and efficient laundry services.

7Bishop Cotton School, Shimla

It was built in 1859 and is one of the earliest establishments in Asia. It’s campus stretches across an area of 56 acres with the Holy Trinity Chapel at the heart of its site. The classrooms of the Bishop Cotton School are very airy, and it’s gymnasium is something which makes it unique from other schools.

8 St. George’s College, Mussoorie

This campus stretches to a distance of 400 acres in Mussoorie and is surrounded by a spectacular view. It has tennis courts, swimming pool, gymnasiums, and a well-equipped hospital. It focuses on the overall development of the child.

9Blue Mountains School, Ooty

Blue Mountains School is the proud owner of 4-acre campus in Ooty. It has an eye-catching view of the beautiful town of Ootacamund. The school has separate courts for various sports such as volleyball, cricket, badminton, table tennis and basketball.

10Sherwood College, Nainital

Sherwood College is situated in Nainital. It was established in the year 1869. It has a very large campus with one of the best libraries in the country. It also owns ultra-modern computer and internet laboratories and spaces specifically allotted for each co-curricular club activities.

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