Top 10 Best Day Schools in India
Good education forms the basis of a rational and open mind. It holds the utmost position in a person’s initial life. It enables a person to expand his horizons, take responsibility of him, and differentiate between right and wrong. It is a means of empowering the mind by taking the imagination and creativity to greater heights. Education is not just about a good school, but also about the right environment, right guidance, motivation and encouragement. An educated person not just beautifies his/her own life but also acts an asset for the development of society. He/she contributes to the growth of his nation. It is, therefore, extremely important that every child must be educated in proper ways, keeping in mind the overall factors which lead to the personality development.
Choosing an appropriate school in the childhood becomes a very painstaking and cumbersome project for parents as they want to ensure the best future for their kids. There have been numerous surveys conducted all over India which releases lists of the best schools in various cities. The kind of lists varies from best co-ed schools to best girls/boys schools, best day schools to best boarding schools etc. Selection of school should be based on the education offered, class size, past result, teacher’s experience and the extracurricular activities. With such vast amount of information available online, here’s a list of carefully selected top 10 schools from all over India:
10. Centre for Learning, Bengaluru
Centre for Learning, started in 1990 by a group of educators, is an attempt to explore the nature of learning and its relationship to the challenges we face today. CFL is a small school outside Bangalore for students between the ages of eight and nineteen. In January 2000 the school moved to a twenty-three acre campus about 40 km from Bangalore. The land and the buildings at the campus are the result of generous support from a large community of donors from all over the world. Facilities at the campus are simple and cost-effective. CFL receives no funding from the government. Since it is a small school, they admit very few numbers of children every year.
9. Springdales School, Delhi
This is a part of the group of co-ed schools run by Springdales School Society in New Delhi, India There are four branches of the school – Pusa Road, Dhaula Kuan, Jaipur and Kirti Nagar. All the schools are affiliated to the CBSE. It was ranked as the fourth best school in India by the Hindustan Times. The school has an established international programme with a foreign language department for the teaching of French Russian, German and Spanish. They have many cultural exchange programmes with countries around the world. Recently, a new branch was opened in 2013 at Seikh Zayed road in Dubai.
8. Step by Step, Noida
Spread across an area of 10 acres, The Step By Step School, Noida has grown out of Step by Step Nursery School, a leading preschool in Panchsheel Park New Delhi. The school has an excellent student teacher ratio and a creative curriculum which focuses on learning through activity and play. An inclusive school by design SBS Noida has a carefully thought through Special Education Needs program providing opportunities for differently abled children through their lives in school. Apart from education, they promote sports, arts, music and other extracurricular activities too.
7. Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane
Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School was founded in the year 1968 by Late Shri. Gopalkrishna Singhania and named after his wife late Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania. The school started operating in 1969 and has rapidly expanded from under 400 students then to more than 6400 students now. The school is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), which conducts its Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations for Class 10 and Indian school Certificate (ISC) examinations for Class 11 and 12. The school is an unaided linguistic minority institution. To encourage students to perform well, they have a number of awards and scholarships as well.
6. DPS, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
Delhi Public School R.K. Puram is one of the most prestigious schools in India. Founded as a Public School in 1972 in New Delhi, it is a private institution run by the Delhi Public School Society. It is affiliated to the CBSE and recognized by the Department of Education, Govt. of NCT Delhi and the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Over 5000 schools in India, with over 80,000 students, are members of the Board. The school is also affiliated to the Indian Public Schools’ Conference (IPSC), and the National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC). The members of these organisations include some of the premier schools in the country. It is a co-educational day-cum-boarding school, with approximately 9,500 students.
5. Mallya Aditi International School, Bengaluru
It is a private school located in Bangalore, India, named after Bangalore former billionaire and Member of Parliament Vijya Mallya as a result of an endowment. It has been consistently ranked among India’s top ten private schools. It has an excellent faculty and there is an exchange programme for staff and students with the Brearley School in New York and the Castilleja School, California. The school is home to around 570 students of sixteen nationalities. It offers a global education system, academic excellence, positive social values, creative freedom and self discovery.
4. Cathedral and John Connon School, Mumbai
It is a co-ed private schoollocated in Mumbai. It was founded by Anglo – Scottish Educational Society in 1860. In 2010, Education World ranked Cathedral as the best day school in India. Affliated to CISCE, it has English as it’s medium of instruction. Hindi is taught as a second language and Marathi or Sanskrit is taught as third languages. Students achieving distinctions (above 80% per term in Senior School) throughout the year become eligible for the Honours Prize for that year. Ratan Tata, Salman Rushdie and Karishma Kapoor are some of the famous alumni of this school.
3. The Shri Ram School, New Delhi
It is a co-educational private school in India Founded in July 1988, the Shri Ram School has three campuses spread across theNCR. Each Friday there is a Stay Back for all staff and students of the Moulsari Campus till 4.00 p.m. The staff of the Junior Schools refreshes their skills through workshops and special training modules while the students enrich their learning by participating in inter-house activities. Although it is an English medium school, Indian culture is strongly valued. It is one of the most sought after schools in the country.
2. The Valley School, Bengaluru
The Valley School, established in 1978, is one of the five schools of the Krishnamurti Foundation India. It is a coeducational, English medium day-school affiliated to CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations), New Delhi. It has a student strength of about 365 and teacher strength of about 60. Unlike other schools, they do not have a dress code (uniform). The school is set on a 120-acre campus, with excellent transportation and hostel facilities. A common criticism is that the school provides the students a false sense of utopia that does not prepare them to meet the challenges of the real world.
1. Vasant Valley School, Delhi
Vasant Valley School is a co-educational private high school in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Begun by the India Today group, the school has earned it a reference in the July 2005 edition of Fortune magazine for the academic excellence of its students. Other than brilliant academics, the school encourages co-curricular activities such as debating, quizzing and robotics in which the VVS team won the Indian Robotics Olympiad in 2007, 2008 and 2011 and participated in the World Robot Olympiad in China, South Korea and the UAE. The school does not assign a class rank to students. Instead, it gives three kinds of awards: Excellence Awards, Subject Awards and The Grade Card Distinction Award.