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These are some of the most beautiful boarding school campuses located in India. These schools are not just known for their looks but also known for Education, Excellence and Performance. The evaluation has been done on  the basis of teacher welfare and development, competence of faculty, sports education, special needs education, co-curricular education, value for money, infrastructure provision, academic reputation, individual attention to students, leadership/management quality, parental involvement, internationalism, community service, life skills education and conflict management.

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1. Doon School, Dehradun

The school occupies a single campus covering approximately 72 acres (290,000 m2) flanked by Chakrata Road and Mall Road in the Dehradun Cantonment area of Dehradun city, Uttarakhand, India. To house the school, the IPSS acquired Chandbagh Estate in Dehradun from the Forest Research Institute. Part of the estate was once a deer park. The IPSS also acquired an adjoining estate, now known as Skinner’s Field, from the descendants of James Skinner. At the time of acquisition it was overgrown and somewhat neglected, its most prominent features being two sheds formerly used to house elephants.The new Art and Media School, located on the site of the old Music School was shortlisted for the 2010 World Architecture News Education Award. The school’s South Garden has been mentioned in Inside Outside Magazine’s Annual Awards for its green principles and GRIHA standards of environmental compatibility.

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.

 

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2. St. George’s College, Mussoorie

St. George’s college is situated on the summit of a hill on a Manor House Estate. It is at an elevation of 6000 feet, and 4kms from Mussoorie. The large campus consists of impressive academic  and administrative buildings with the magnificent facade, and a central bell tower that catches the eye. Spacious hostels, a new 1200 seater auditorium indoor swimming pool, skating rink, and a very well stocked library, and a gymnasium and excellent facilities for sports and games – proving that the school authorities pay as much importance to the overall development of a child as they do to education.

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3. Woodstock School, Mussoorie

Another education pioneer located in Mussoorie, Situated between 2000 and 2300 metres (6500-7500 feet) above sea level on a south-facing slope, it enjoys spectacular views over the Doon Valley, the Tehri Hills and the ancient Siwalik range. From its highest ridge there are views of the snow peaks bordering Tibet, just over a hundred kilometres to the northeast . Comfy, plush, and filled with books, the pupils must definitely feel lucky to be a part of this institution.

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4. St. Mary’s High School, Mount Abu

St. Mary’s High School, run by the Congregation of Irish Christian Brothers, was founded in 1887. The campus is considered to be one of the finest in the country, with not just a spectacular scenic view taking you by surprise, but also some of the best facilities that a school could boast of. The school is situated away from the city, surrounded by jungle and as such provides a calm environment for the students. It has a dam close by known as the Lower Kodhra Dam. For sporting activities the school has six football pitches, three volleyball courts and four basketball courts, it also has a swimming pool. All to make sure your kid gets nothing but the best.

 

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5. Lawrence School, Lovedale

Having an expanse area of 750-acres, the Lawrence School in Lovedale near Ooty has one of the most appealing campuses in India. The Lawrence School, Lovedale, has a campus of 750 acres (3.0 km2). Lovedale, six kilometres (3.7 miles) from Ootacamund, located at a height of 7200 feet above sea level, slightly lower than the Dodabetta peak (altitude: 8650 feet), the highest peak of theNilgiris mountain range. It has provisions for sports like hockey, badminton, basketball and cricket. The school also houses a robotics laboratory and an auditorium for theater.

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6. Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong

The Goethals Memorial School, established in the year 1907, is located in the hilly town of Kurseong. Nestled amidst the mountains, the school stands some 5 kms outside the town at an altitude of 5600 feet. The large campus consists of well designed buildings and spacious playing fields. There are seven playing fields for soccer and cricket. The main residential section is well designed and functional, containing all the amenities required in a modern residential school. The classrooms are bright, airy, and pleasantly quiet. There are fully equipped laboratories for physics, chemistry and biology and a fine new computer laboratory with 24 terminals. The school hospital contains a well equipped and stocked dispensary with a large ward, sunny verandahs and its own garden.

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7. Blue Mountains School, Ooty

Though not as sprawling as some of the other astounding campuses, the Blue Mountains School still is the proud owner of a 4-acre campus, with 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.

 

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8. St. Bede’s, Shimla

The arresting campus of St. Bede’s College, Shimla, is considered as one of the most magnificent boarding schools in India. The dark green creepers enveloping the stone walls of the buildings, interspersed with a wide variety of flora, lend to the whole premises a rustic charm.

 

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9. St. Paul’s, Darjeeling

Located in the heart of Tea Valley of India, St. Paul’s School has evolved into a global institution in terms of knowledge infrastructure it provides to students. The picturesque sprawling premises are now so popular that the institute attracts students from elite families all over the globe.

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10. Heritage School, Pune

The Heritage School in Pune, managed by Pearson Schools, is a a modern sprawling campus is the latest to be included in the list of beautiful boarding school premises. These include state-of-the-art classrooms,a laboratory and library,and audio-visual room and art studio,and a playground for sports and recreation.All of which contribute to giving our students a world-class education with lifelong benefits.

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11. Sherwood College, Nainital

Home to famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan,  Param vir chakra awardee Major Somnath Sharma – this esteemed college founded in 1869 is also the proud owner of one of the most prepossessing sites in India. It is situated on a large, sprawling campus on the Ayarpata hill (one among the seven hills that boundary Nainital Lake) . Along with laying emphasis on  ultra modern facilities and laboratories, the school lays emphasis on the arts & crafts and the all round development of the child.

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12. Mayo College, Ajmer

 

The school was founded in 1875, and is spread over an area of 187 acres. It is a Boys only residential school and boasts ultra-modern facilities. Apart from the run of the mill facilities for tennis, hockey, swimmingpool, basketball etc, the school even has a polo ground, a large golf course, a shooting range, horse-riding ground and boxing.

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13. Rajkumar College, Rajkot

 

The school was started in 1868 for children of royal families. Many buildings in the school have a heritage status. The campus spreads across 25 acres of land and is centrally located in Rajkot. At the heart of the campus is a majestic quadrangle with its old world charm and impeccably maintained lawns, trees and hedges and surrounded on four sides by the distinctive stone archways which mark the Indo-Gothic architecture of the buildings.

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14. Welham Girl’s School, Dehradun

 

This school was started in 1957, with just 10 girl students. The founder, Miss Oliphant’s aim was to not only provide the best education to women, but also great facilities that promote holistic growth. The school is immensely popular and has students from all over the world.

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15. Montfort School, Yercaud

 

The Montford School, Yercaud was established in 1917 and exudes an old world charm. The campus is a popular tourist destination and the Chapel is rustic and elegant. The campus boasts great facilities for sports and even has grounds to practice horse riding. The school also focusses on music and martial arts. The campus is surrounded by natural beauty and peacocks , emus are a common sight inside the campus.

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16. Wynberg-Allen School, Mussoorie

 

This school is spread across the vast area of 300 acres. The campus is divided into two parts, junior and senior schools. Both the campuses have their own in-house hospitals with trained nurses and doctors. They have facilities for many types of sports, and culture and up-to-date laboratories for practical education.

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17. Kasiga School, Dehradun

 

A relatively new school in Dehradun, the Kasiga is fast gaining popularity and caters to students from across the world. The campus has a scenic and serene location and boasts a top-notch sports facilities complete with a colossal cricket ground and gigantic swimming pool.

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18. Jayshree Periwal International School, Jaipur

 

This is one of the most popular and sought after school in Jaipur. The campus is spread over 50 acres and boasts state of art facilities like indoor heated swimming pool, multiple tennis courts and basketball courts, cricket field with 5 practice nets, squash courts, horse riding and golf. Apart from the sports there is also a lot of focus on culture, there are art studios dance rooms auditoriums and much more. To top it all the whole campus is built and operated in an environment friendly manner with solar heating, rain water harvesting, water recycling and energy efficient – ozone friendly air conditioning.

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19. Druk White Lotus School, Leh

The Druk White Lotus School in Leh is an extremely simple yet elegant school. The school is architectured like a Tibetan Monastery. The school is built in a manner that makes it very effective in the extreme climate conditions, and to the eyes it resembles a Buddhist Mandala.

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20. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla

This charming campus built in 1859, is one of the earliest establishments in Asia. The campus stretches across a massive area of 56-acres, with the Holy Trinity Chapel located right at the center.  The campus is spacious and all rooms are well ventilated and airy, and to top it all the gymnasium has some of the most modern equipment.

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