Top 20 Best Boarding Schools in Dehradun for Admissions 2021-2022

Published on: 2021-02-19 15:39:49

Top 20 Boarding Schools in Dehradun

1. The Doon School

The Doon School was established in the year 1935. It specializes in providing all-round boarding education to Indian lads from twelve to eighteen. It is one of the finest boarding schools in India, receiving applications from every state and Indian families overseas. It is not merely a school which welcomes boarders; it is a boys-only entire boarding school. This school has a British outlook but still has Indian roots. The Doon School has academically selective criteria based on a competitive entrance exam followed by an interview with the headmaster. Admissions happen only in two-year groups: seventh grade in January and eighth grade in April. It has been consistently ranked as the best all-boys boarding school in India. Students take Cambridge IGCSE examinations in the tenth grade. Students can choose between two curriculums offered to them in the final two years: Indian School Certificate or International Baccalaureate curriculum. The school has extracurricular activities, an essential element of their curriculum. They encourage students to participate in all the clubs, societies and activities to figure out their genuine talents and interests. Amenities and facilities offered include 30 acres of playing fields, two artificial cricket pitches, a swimming pool, a multi-purpose hall with gymnasium, indoor sports facilities, theater, and much more.

2. Welham Girls’ School

Welham Girls' School is a private boarding school for girls, established in 1957. It was recognized as one of India's highest achieving schools, affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. It offers classes from sixth grade till twelfth grade. Welham also has an exchange programme with schools in the United Kingdom and The United States of America to provide exposure to the girls in different cultures. All the girls must get involved in extracurricular activities such as dance, nature club, dramatics, debating, quiz club and so on. Sports activities include:

• Basketball

• Hockey

• Swimming

• Badminton

• Lawn tennis

• Athletics

• Table tennis

• Karate

• Shooting

• Aerobics

3. Welham Boys School

Welham Boys School was founded in 1937, aiming towards making a difference in society. It is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). This school offers the privilege of free education to the children who have parents serving in the armed forces. Five seats are reserved for the children of martyrs of the Indian Army. With a sprawling ground of more than 30 acres, Welham boys offer state-of the- art facilities to its students. The school gives special attention to the infrastructure in order to keep it up-to-date. It contains an in-house hospital, laboratories, activity centre, playfields and courts.

4. Rashtriya Indian Military College

With a glorious history, this school is considered one of the best schools was launching great men into society. It was established in 1922 during British rule to train Indian boys for the British military. Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), a residential all-boys school, prepares students for armed forces. Most of the students, after graduating from RIMC, go ahead and join national defence services. Students are selected based on an all Indian competitive entrance exam followed by a medical fitness test, admitting students in the eighth grade. RIMC follows a curriculum of the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Popular activities include horse riding, rifle shooting, swimming, gymnastics, football, cricket, athletics, squash, boxing and many more.

5. Hopetown Girls School

Spreading over 50 acres of ground, Hopetown Girls Schools, situated adjacent to Selaqui forests, was founded in 1999. Even though it is not as old as other others, it is still considered one of the best boarding schools nation-wide. Affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, Hopetown offers education from class V to class XII and the teacher-student the ratio stands at 1:25. The school focusses on the overall development of the students and encourages them to patriciate in various extracurricular activities besides from traditional education system. Indian classical dance and music, art, community service, western music, student development programmes and sports such as volleyball, handball, basketball, hockey, athletics, badminton, cricket and swimming are some of the activities offered by the school. It has seven spacious and well-ventilated residential houses to accommodate its students.

6. Unison World School

Located in the valley of Dehradun, Unison World School is an all-girls residential boarding school with classes from 5th upto 12th and is affiliated with the Indian School Certificate Examination. As part of their International exchange programs, Unison World School collaborated with schools in the United Kingdom such as Kilgraston School and St. Francis College and Rangi Ruru Girls School in New Zealand.

7. Ecole Globale International Girls School

Despite being established in 2012. Ecole Globale International Girls’ School quickly earned space in the top 5 girls’ schools in Dehradun owing to its excellent education curriculum, top-notch infrastructure and skilled faculty providing education to girls from class IV till class XII. Though it is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students are offered a choice to shift to the Cambridge curriculum at the beginning of class XI. The school offers various facilities such as badminton, squash, amphitheatre, fields and tracks. It is host to various clubs and societies for the overall personality development of students. Sports and extracurricular activities are an essential part of the school and given utmost importance apart from academics. It is well known for organizing adventurous and informative trips to provide exposure to students. Based on facilities, academic excellence and performance, Ecole Globale International Girls’ School was ranked among the top 10 boarding schools in the country by The India Today Group.

8. The SelaQui International School

Founded and managed by Gurukul Trust in 2000, SelaQui International The school is situated in the village of SelaQui in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is an independent, co-educational, residential school and is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. The campus spreads across 52 acres of land and currently has 342 students. It is considered as one of the best schools in Dehradun for using innovative techniques for teaching. Selaqui International’s motto is ‘Strive to lead’. The alumni of the school are referred to as ‘SeQuin.’ and some well-known among them are Gaurav Pandey (actor) and Saurabh Pandey (actor).

9. The Kasiga School

The foundation of Kasiga School was laid in 2007, and the construction was completed in 2007. The school is known for being traditional and encouraging, and implementing a modern system of education. It is also acknowledged for its state-of-the-art facilities, huge ground for sports activities, ‘Design and technology’ lab for the students to enhance their skills and much more.

10. The Vantage Hall Girls Residential School


Founded in the year 1954, The Vantage Hall Girls Residential School is considered one of the best residential schools in the state as well as the country. The school is known for its innovative way of learning and provides special attention to each girl, laying special emphasis on creating a secure and prosperous environment. Everything is given equal importance, from sports to academic activities; the girls are offered great opportunities along with highly educated faculty and staff.

11. Shigley Hill International Academy

Shigley Hill International Academy is an all-girls residential school founded by Mr G.S. Babra in 2003. It is considered one of the finest residential schools for nurturing and providing high-quality education. It is located in the beautiful valley of Dehradun, surrounded by mountains, river and trees. The school has international educational facilities, well-lit classrooms, an eco-friendly campus and much more.

12. The Indian Public School

Established in the year 2001, The Indian Public School is a safe, friendly and constructive school committed to creating ample opportunities for children to explore, learn and grow. Some of the school facilities are multipurpose hall, sports centre, learning centre, art and music block.

13. The Asian School

Established in the year 2000 by Amarjeet Juneja under the Asian Educational Charitable Trust, The Asian School is a co-educational residential/non-residential school located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. It is affiliated to the CBSE Board. Extracurricular activities include Badminton, Cricket, Tennis, Gymnastics, Football, Shooting, Karate, Horse and Riding. Saksham Lakhera is a notable alumnus of this great institution.

14. Doon International School

Established in 1993, Doon international is a residential co-educational school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school was awarded the ‘Innovative Practices for academic excellence’ 2018 at the World education awards. The School Leadership Summit was also featured under the ‘top schools of India’ award 2018. Another notable achievement of the school is the fact that it has won the National School Award for being the ‘Best residential school of the year award’ and the ‘Commendable contribution in changing the education system’.

15. Shri Ram Centennial School

Shri Ram Centennial is considered one of the best co-educational day-cumboarding school in Dehradun. It was founded in 2013 and is affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examination. The school’s utmost vision is to create a comprehensive education environment ensuring excellence in academics, career development and co-curricular activities, which acts as a model of creative and innovative solutions that meet the changing emotional, physical and the educational needs of the students.

16. The Aryan School

Established in 2001by Sunny Gupta, who is also the director of Wheezal Labs, The Aryan School is a co-educational public school in the Dehradun. The Aryan School’s motto is ‘Be A Guiding Star’. A competitive entrance examination is conducted, followed by an interview.

17. Cambrian Hall

Affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Examination, Cambrian Hall was founded in 1954 by the late Col. Shashi Shumsher JB Rana. It is known for laying the foundation of strong academic excellence in Dehradun. The school is both residential and non-residential open to all the students irrespective of caste or creed. Cambrian Hall believes in integrity and honesty and is proud to be one of the most prestigious as well as affordable private institutions. The school’s motto is ‘To Greater Heights’.

18. Tula’s International School

Established by the non-profit Rishabh Educational Trust, which was founded by Sunil Kumar Jain in the year 2004, Tula’s International School, is a private co-educational residential school in the foothills of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. Central Board of Secondary Education has granted it accreditation, Delhi. Known for its world-class infrastructure, exceptional facilities, groundbreaking results and promotive techniques of learning, TIS can easily be referred to as one of the best schools in Uttarakhand.

19. The Pestle Weed School

The Pestle Weed School is one of the finest boarding schools in the state, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun. It was established in 1982 and attracted students from all over the globe. It is residential and co-educational the school which uses English as a medium of language. The school emphasises individual attention to all the students, ensuring equal growth and enhancement of skills with experienced faculty.

20. The Doon Global School

The Doon Global School was established in 1998. It holds the ‘5th position’ for being the best CBSE schools in Dehradun. Spreading across a land of 8 acres situated in the serene valley of Dehradun, Doon Global School is specially designed to enable academic pursuits. The classrooms are well-ventilated, naturally lit, a huge library stocked with various types of books, an infirmary for emergency medical assistance, separate hostels for boys and girls and much more.

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Monisha mallik

Graduate in Commerce

Post Management in Management.

The Writer is a renowned educationist having the core experience of more than 10 years in the Schools & higher education industry.

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