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Best Boarding Schools in India

If admissions regarding boarding schools in India is your topic of debate at home, work or with friends we are sure this read will help you gain a better insight. Admissions to boarding schools can be a challenging task and to gain more and more information is the only way to be 100% sure about the decision. 

School is a four-walled structure with a tomorrow in the making inside it.  While it is only fair to say that schools have a great impact in shaping a child’s future, the environment is also a core catalyst in determining life. 

Why a boarding school?

The term “boarding” is defined as ‘room and board’ , which means lodging and meals. The students studying in such schools live and experience all activities here while being entirely away from their homes. Boarding schools are the best option for parents who wish to provide a holistic environment to children that the busy in life in the city deprives them of. 

UWC MAHINDRA COLLEGE

Village Khubavali, PO Paud,Taluka Mulshi

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : IB
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1997

UWC Mahindra College is a pre-university International Boarding School, located 40 km west of Pune in Maharashtra, India. It follows the International Baccalaureate. It is one of the 18 United World Colleges. Established in 1997, by the patron of Mahindra Group, Harish Mahindra.

SHARANYA NARAYANI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

#232/1, Thoranahalli,Byranahalli Post, Near Hoskote (Bangalore)

  • School Type : Day cum Boarding
  • Board : IB,IGCSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 2015

Sharanya Narayani International School is one of the best international schools in Bangalore. Despite of being rooted in a perfect Indian setting this school imparts modern and innovative teachings. SNIS is considered as one of the best International Schools in Bangalore with state of art teaching equipment and pedagogy.

WOODSTOCK SCHOOL

Landour

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : IB,IGCSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1854

Woodstock School is an international residential school located in Landour, a small hill station Uttarakhand, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas. Woodstock is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia, operating today as a private non-profit institution 

THE DOON SCHOOL

Mall Road, Krishna Nagar

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : IB
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1935

In the year 1935, India saw the birth of one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. Standing tall and imparting world class education Doon School has earned itself a great reputation. The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes borders. 

GOOD SHEPHERD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Good Shepherd Knowledge Village, M.Palada Post, Ootacamund

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : IGCSE,ICSE,IB
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1977

Good Shepherd International School (gsis) is a full-time residential school, founded in 1977, located at Ootacamund (Ooty), in Nilgiris,Tamil Nadu, India on a 188-hectare campus. The IGCSE, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (Grades IX to X) is offered to all students seeking future international education.

THE SCINDIA SCHOOL

The Fort

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1897

The School has been known for creating academically & intellectually fine gentlemen. Admission open to classes 6, 7, 8 and 9th. Request information today. 122 Years Legacy. Special Counselling. World Class Academics. Co-Curricular Activities.

WELHAM BOYS SCHOOL

5, Circular Road, Dalanwala

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1937

Welham Boys’ School is a prestigious boarding school located in Dehra Dun, India. The school is a residential school for boys and is affiliated with CBSE.It is ranked amongst the top 5 boys boarding schools in the country as per the education world rankings 2019.

UNISON WORLD SCHOOL

Mussoorie Diversion Road

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE,IGCSE
  • Type of School : Only Girls School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 2007

Unison World School is an all girls’ residential school in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The school has classes from grades V to XII. Unison World School has tied up with Kilgraston School (UK) , Rangi Ruru Girls School (New Zealand), and St. Francis’ College, UK for International Exchange Programmes

WELHAM GIRLS SCHOOL

No. 19 – Municipal Road, Dalanwala

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE
  • Type of School : Only Girls School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1957

Welham Girls’ School (previously known as Welham Girls’ High School) is an all girls boarding school  located in Uttrakhand, Dehradun, India.Established in 1957, it has progressed from being a school for privileged local girls to being a school that educates students mostly from North India. 

MAYO COLLEGE

Shrinagar Road

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1875

Mayo College is a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, who was the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872, founded it in 1875. This makes it one of the oldest public boarding schools in India.

SARALA BIRLA ACADEMY

Bannerghatta, Jigani Road

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE,IGCSE,IB
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 2004

Sarala Birla Academy (informally SBA) is a boys-only independent boarding school in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. It is located off Bannerghatta Road. It was founded in 2004. are a registered CIE centre offering CAIE. The school is  affiliated to the CISCE offering the ICSE and ISC at the grade X and XII respectively. We also offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

THE LAWRENCE SCHOOL

Sanawar,Solan

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1847

The Lawrence School, Sanawar, is a private boarding school in Himachal Pradesh near Chandigarh. Established in 1847, its history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious schools in Asia. It is located in the Kasauli Hills, District Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India.

SHERWOOD COLLEGE

Nainital

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1869

Sherwood College is a co-educational residential school in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India, established in 1869.

RISHI VALLEY SCHOOL

Rishi Valley, Chittoor District, Madanapalle

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1926

Rishi Valley Education Centre is run by Krishnamurti Foundation, India. It is located in a sheltered valley in the interior of rural Andhra Pradesh, about 15km from the nearest town, Madanapalle, and about 140 km north-east of Bangalore.

Rishi Valley School has 360 boarding students from different states of India and sixty highly qualified faculty members

KASIGA SCHOOL

Village Purkul,Off Dehradun-Mussoorie Highway

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE,IGCSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 2007

Kasiga School,Dehradun established in 2007 is a coed boarding school that follows both CBSE and CAIE curricula from grade VI to XI.

CHINMAYA INTERNATIONAL RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL

Karunya Nagar Post, Siruvani Road

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE,IB
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1996

Chinmaya International Residential School (abbreviated CIRS) is a private school located near Coimbatore in Siruvani, India, in the foothills of the Western Ghats, and encompasses a 78-acre campus.

It offers CBSE from grades 5 to 12 and IB for grades 11 to 12. The school is currently run by Mrs. Rajeshwari (Principal). The school has various facilities for various activities.

THE DOON GIRLS SCHOOL

4, Circular Rd, Dalanwala

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE
  • Type of School : Only Girls School
  • Grade Upto : Class 6
  • Establishment Year : 2000

Doon Girls School, Dehradun is an only girls residential school. A serene campus located at the mesmerising location of Doon valley. It was founded in 2000 to provide best quality preparatory education for girls.

THE LAWRENCE SCHOOL

Ootacamund, The Nigiris

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : CBSE
  • Type of School : Co-Ed School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1858

The Lawrence School, Lovedale is an educational institution in Lovedale, located near Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India, and named for its founder, Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence. The Lawrence School, Lovedale, campus of 750 acres (750 acres), in Lovedale, is 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from Ootacamund. The school campus is divided into Preparatory School (classes 5 ), Junior school (classes 6 – 8) and Senior School (classes 9 – 12). 

ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL

Jalapahar

  • School Type : Boarding School
  • Board : ICSE,ICSE,ICSE
  • Type of School : Only Boys School
  • Grade Upto : Class 12
  • Establishment Year : 1823

 St. Paul’s School is an independent boarding school for boys in the town of Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. Entrance tests for admission are held every September. The school follows the ICSE curriculum till the class 10 and the ISC for higher secondary (classes 11 and 12).

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