In ancient India, Uttarakhand once used to be a focal point of education. In the 19th century when Britishers invaded the country, Uttarakhand kept on developing various educational institutions of excellence. Today, its home to few of the best schools in India. So here, we list down some of the top schools in Uttarakhand.
1.Woodstock School, Mussoriee
Dr Jonathan Long Established Woodstock in 1854 which is one of the most reputed International schools in Uttarakhand. It is a Co-ed school with students from KG to 12. External examinations include the UK Cambridge IGCSE at Grade 10, and the US College Board Advanced Placement Examinations in Grades 11 and 12.
2.The Doon School, Dehradun
The Doon School was founded in 1935. It is a boys-only independent boarding school located in Dehradun. Doon follows Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in tenth grade and thereafter students are offered two strands for the final two years: International Baccalaureate (IB) or Indian School Certificate (ISC). The school houses students from class 7th to class 12th.
3. St. Joseph’s Academy, Dehradun
St.Joseph’s Academy (SJA) was formally opened on March 1, 1934 which offers education from Kindergarten to Class 12th, with 5-6 sections in each class. It is a co-educational school in Dehradun. It follows ICSE examinations for class 10 and ISC examinations for class 12. National toppers in ISC examinations has been produced a few times by SJA.
4.Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun
The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) is in Doon Valley, Dehradun, India. The RIMC is a feeder institution for the National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy and subsequently the Indian Armed Forces for the boys. Through a national level competitive exam students are selected from all over India. The RIMC Entrance Exam is held twice a year in every state all over
India, followed by a medical test. About 50 students are selected every year in two intakes and admitted into Class VIII.
5.Ecole Globale International Girls School, Dehradun
Ecole is situated in the hills of Shivalik in Dehradun and spread over 40 acres of land. It is only for girls following CBSE and it is one of the best school for girls in the country.
6.Doon International School, Dehradun
Doon International School is from nursery to Class 12 and is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE. New Class here start around first week of April.
7.All Saints’ College, Nainital
One of the top girls school in Nainital is All Saints’ College which houses about 800 girls from Class I – Class 12. The school prepares students for ICSE examination in class 10 and ISC examinations in class 12 following CISCE system.
8.Welham Girls School, Dehradun
Welham Girls’ School was Established in 1957 and is placed at the foothills of the Himalayas in Dehradun, India. It is a traditional boarding school for girls which follows CISCE board and has evolved over years as a centre of excellence. This is certainly one of the top schools in Uttarakhand.
9.Birla Vidya Mandir, Nainital
The Birla public school was established in 1947 which is a residential school exclusively for boys. It is affiliated to CBSE and have classes from class 4 to class 12.
10.Sherwood College, Nainital
The Sherwood college was founded in July 1869 and is situated on a large, sprawling campus on the Ayarpata hill near the Nainital Lake. It was once called the Nainital Diocesan School. The college arose as the brain-child of a Dr. Condon, Mr. H.S. Reid and others and under the patronage of the Rt. Rev. Robert Milman. The college follows CISCE syllabus.