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Best Boarding Schools In India

by | Published: | Updated: 28/11/2019

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Schooling in India has always been considered by many to have an edge above rest of the world. It focuses on the overall development of children; it begins from learning all subjects mentioned in the curriculum, then graduating to the subjects of interest. Owing to this learning culture, many non-resident Indians prefer sending their children to Indian Boarding Schools.  Like any other place, even a boarding school has pros and cons. But if we count on the pros it makes children independent, bold, encourages them to face challenges on their own, makes them socialize and take ownership of their education and career. 

Checkout  list of Top Boarding Schools in India 2019 along with Basic information on Rating & Reviews,  Curriculum,  Facilities, Contact Details and address. The below list of Top Best Residential Schools in India have the complete list of Top 10 Best Boarding Schools in India These boarding schools in India are recognized Schools and are affiliated to CBSE,  CISCE,  IB, Cambridge or other International curriculums.

You can choose any board but at the end of the day there is something more than just education. It's intellectual knowledge that one must develop to survive in the competitive world. And to do that one has to go off the course and learn things other than what all the boards can teach.  So irrespective of which board, one has to be open to knowledge outside of school. But again, if it does matter,  CBSE and ICSE have a better quality of education.  Although it might be harder than other boards, it prepares students for what's ahead of them in their lives.

Click on the name of the boarding school for information on Admission, Fees, Curriculum, School Contact Details, Ranking, Reviews and Ratings of Best residential Schools in India.

The Doon School Dehradun, Uttarakhand


Welcome to The Doon School. We are a school which specializes in all boys’ boarding education for pupils aged 12-18. The school is probably the only ‘All India’ school with applications from almost every state each year, as well as from Indian families overseas. Established in 1935, The Doon School is one of India’s finest schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat. The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes boarders. The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus has a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life.


Address: The Doon School, Mall Road, Dehradun, India, Pin-248001 Direct Number – +91-135-2526400,

Fax No.(HM Secretariat): +91-135-2757275,

Email: info@doonschool.com

For all admissions enquiries,

Please contact admissions@doonschool.com or

Telephone – +91-135-2526406


Mayo College Ajmer, Rajasthan


A Residential school for boys in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. School Strength : 750 Strength of graduating Batch : 85Mayo College, Nicknamed the 'Eton of the East', was established to provide modern education to the aristocracy. For last 70 years the school has been following an egalitarian philosophy and accepts students from all communities and regions across the nation and the world. Students come from all parts of India and neighbouring countries and live harmoniously in age diverse and culturally diverse boarding houses. The emphasis is on being 'outdoors', education through 'exploration', interdisciplinary teaching and teaching beyond classroom. Boys are groomed to be Independent, Doers, Enablers, Collaborators, Team players and Leaders. The students live on campus in non air conditioned environment and grow to become resilient. The focus is on holistic all round development and not on rote learning for examinations.


Address - Mayo College, Srinagar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan (305001)

Telephone - 0145 - 2661154, 2664393

Fax - 0145 - 2660697

Website - http://www.mayocollege.com

UWC Mahindra College


UWC Mahindra College, Maharashtra


UWC Mahindra College is one of 15 schools and colleges around the globe that are part of the UWC (formerly United World College) movement. UWC offers a challenging and transformational education to a deliberately diverse group of young people, inspiring them to become agents of positive change. The UWC movement operates the only global network of pre-university schools whose aims are to make leaders to create a peaceful and sustainable future, selected on their own merit, regardless of their ability to pay.


Email : info@muwci.net

Website : http://uwcmahindracollege.org/

Phone No : +919764442751 , +919764442753 , +912224905936

Location : Village Khubavali, PO Paud,Taluka Mulshi, Pune


Woodstock School, Kedarpur


By 2020 Woodstock School will be widely recognised as a leading educational institution in Asia, impacting the world from its Indian Himalayan context. Our diverse student body and talented staff will be drawn from many nations. Our educational approach will be relevant, innovative and inspiring, built upon values which have anchored the school for more than 150 years. We will graduate self-directed and reflective young people with a passion and curiosity for life, equipped for leadership and influence throughout the world. Through highly engaged staff, and with the support of worldwide networks of alumni and partner institutions, Woodstock will become a beacon of excellence in India and beyond  holding out a uniquely effective educational vision of hope and possibility.


•       Online Admission : Yes

•       Admission link : www.woodstockschool.in/admissions/

Admission Process

Registration from January Onwards, they will call shortlisting candidates





 Email : communications@woodstock.ac.in 

Phone No : +911356615000 , +911352639000 

Website : https://www.woodstockschool.in/ 

Location : Landour , Mussoorie 


Bishop Cotton School Shimla, Himanchal Pradesh


Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India is one of the oldest boarding schools for boys in Asia, having been founded on 28 July 1859, by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton. Bishop Cotton also founded the Bishop Cotton school, Nagpur. Not to be confused with, the Bishop Cotton Boys' School and Bishop Cotton Girls' School in Bangalore which are founded by Rev. S.T. Pettigrew. The alumni of Bishop Cotton are known as Old Cottonians. The Bishop Cotton School, Shimla celebrated 150 years of existence in 2009.The school has produced army officers, ambassadors, judges, ministers and politicians.

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, is the one of the oldest boarding schools in Asia, having been founded on  28th July, 1859, by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton, son of an Army Captain, who died leading his Regiment in battle. A scholar of Westminister, and a graduate of Cambridge, in 1836 he was appointed Assistant Master at Rugby by Doctor Thomas Arnold, one of the founders of the British Public School system. It was the young Mr. Cotton who is spoken of as the “the model young master” in Thomas Hughes’ famous book “Tom Brown’s School Days” which gives an insight to school life at Rugby.


Address: BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL, SHIMLA Office (Tel) : (0177) 2620880

 Email Us: headmaster@bishopcotton.com


Sherwood College, Nainital


Spread across a 45-acre green campus nestled in the Shivalik ranges of the popular hill station of Nainital, Sherwood College was established in 1869, Sherwood College is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s pioneer boarding schools. Founded in 1869 as the Diocesan Boys School under the patronage of the Seventh Metropolitan of India, Rev. Robert Milman, this 149-year-old school, which has successfully maintained course through the tumultuous pre independence era and two World Wars into the dawn of a free India, has emerged as a role model co-educational residential (class III-XII) institution providing a judicious mix of academics, co-curricular and sports education to its student.


Sherwood College Nainital - 263002 Uttarakhand, INDIA

Front Office

Phones : + 91-5942-236361 ,

Fax : +91-5942-239502

Email : contact@sherwood.edu.in

Horsman Wing

Phones : +91-7579438392 / +91-9411132312

Email : headmistress@sherwood.edu.in


Accounts Office

Phone : +91-5942-239710

Email : accounts@sherwood.edu.in


Chinmaya Internaitional Residential School, Tamilnadu


We build upon the basis that the future of our world rests upon the quality of its youth. Quality comes through care and attention. In having to raise children of quality and purpose, to make them the kind of citizens the world needs so much today than ever before, we have to educate children not just with instructions but train them in that direction with all the attention and care they deserve.

Never before in our national history did the best minds of India move out in such spectacular numbers to serve communities in distant foreign lands, living amidst unusual climates, strange food habits, peculiar social customs and confusing cultural environments. Everywhere young Indians are scoring success with their performances in science and technology, commerce and art. We salute them for all their excellence and wish them even greater success in their professions. 


Address: karunya Nagar post, Siruvani Rd, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 641114


principal@cirschool.org / info@cirschool.org

Phone: 0422 261 3300


Lawrence School, Ooty


The Lawrence Asylum' was built as a memorial to Major General Sir Henry Lawrence, CB, BT, LT.COL., ADC to Queen Victoria, K.CB, who early in 1856 offered a sum of Rs.5,000 down and Rs.1,000 per annum if action were taken to found, at some Madras hill-station an Asylum similar to those already established at Sanawar and Mount Abu. In February of 1856, a meeting was held in Ootacamund to make every effort to carry out the project. From the beginning, difficulty arose as to the religious principles to be inculcated at the institution. However, a prospectus for 'The Ootacamund Asylum for the Orphans and other children of European soldiers in India', on a strictly Protestant basis, was issued. A committee was formed with Bishop Dealtry as its President.

The school campus is divided into Prep school (classes five and six), Junior school (classes seven to nine) and senior school (classes ten to twelve). The classrooms and dormitories of the schools are housed in their respective buildings. The girls are housed in the girl's school and are required to go to the respective schools for classes. Although the campus is huge, the built up area is only 45 acres (0.3 KM²).


Address : The Lawrence School, Lovedale Ootacamund, The Nilgiris Tamil Nadu – 643003

Contact No  : +91 423 2442552, 2453300 - Fax: +91 423 2442549

Contact Email Id : contact@thelawrenceschool.org


Singapore International School, Mumbai


Singapore International School is located in the midst of nature, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai life. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, it is the only co-educational institution in Mumbai that provides term, monthly, weekly and day boarding facilities. SIS offers a comprehensive programme structured in four levels. From Kindergarten through Grade 6, learning is anchored in the Singaporean curriculum. The Reggio Emilia approach has also been used within the framework of the IB Primary Years Programme.     

SIS gives students a very special and unique advantage of studying two rigorous international curricula. From Grade 7 to 10, students prepare for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations, also referred to as the Cambridge exam. The courses offered for IGCSE dovetail neatly with the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). In Grade 11 and 12, students who complete these two international programmes get prepared to apply for further studies at highly selective universities, nationally as well as internationally. Students who graduate from SIS are confident and 'Ready for the world, ready for the future.             


Address: On National Highway No. 8, Post Mira Road,

Dahisar, Mumbai - 401104

Contact: tel +91-022-28285200 / 1 / 2 / 3


Mail Id: mailadmin@sisindia.net 


St. Paul’s  School, Darjeeling


St. Paul's is, essentially an Indian residential school for boys. That is to say, the staff and the scholars are predominantly Indian, and its educational policy is oriented towards life in India and India's place in world affairs. But this has not come in the way of one of the School's most important assets: its international, multiracial and cross-regional cosmopolitan character. This is an asset of immeasurable educational value. Boys from many different parts of India, of different castes and from different religious communities, are living, working, eating, worshipping and playing together with boys from other nations with different social and religious customs. We can hardly over-emphasize the importance of this factor. The intellectual, emotional and social adjustments a boy must make in such an environment provide additional interest and stimulus in his school life, and are a useful preparation for such adjustments in later life in an increasingly international world.



St. Paul's SchoolJalapahar P.O.Darjeeling 734 103West Bengal

Telephone Numbers: 

Rector's Office:(0354) 2252334 

Senior Master's Office: (0354) 2256457

Bursar's Office: (0354) 2256471

E-Mail: rector.spsdarj@gmail.com


Picking the right school for your child can be tricky and stressful. We hope that the compilation in this article helps you narrow-down your options. If you have an opinion about the list of Best Boarding Schools In India , please write to us at mail@yayskool.com. 

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