Top Schools in Mumbai: 2014 Ranking
Schooling is the most important part of education for any child and that is the reason parents spend a lot of time in finding one of the best such school for their kids. Some factors which are taken into focus while considering schools in recent times are; educational standards, location, infrastructure of school, safety of the students, fees and a few more such points.
With the change in time and the standard of living there are a lot of options now available for the parents to choose among a long list of schools in a particular city. Unlike the olden days when there were some of the very limited numbers of schools to choose from, now there have been plethora of schools with some of the world class amenities offered along with the curricular education.
With the ultra modern campuses and world class facilities for imparting education the schooling now has not been the same what it was a decade back. Now parents have the choices for their children to learn as per the International as well as typical Indian curricula. This has surely increased the difficulty of the parents to find the best one of the entire lot.
We, present you a list of some of the top schools in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane which might help you in deciding which one to choose.
The methodology used in arriving at this conclusion of selecting any school as a top one is by giving every school scores according to the parameters set by us. And here is the list that we have found after a lot of research:
Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Dhirubhai Ambani International School was founded in the year 2003 with a state-of-the-art infrastructure. Presently, Mrs. Nita Ambani, wife of Shri Mukesh Ambani is functioning as the chairperson of DAIS.
Specialty: The graduates of International Business Diploma of DAIS are accepted over more than 140 top class universities across the world such as Harvard, Cambridge, MIT and Oxford. Many of the students from DAIS are also winning scholarships from these universities every year. The school also offers several community service and conferences for the holistic development of its students.
“We are very much happy and proud of the fact that we are ranked as No. 1 School in the region of Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai by several surveys. This is an inspiration for us to work more towards imparting the best form of education among the future of our nation.” – Mrs. Nita Ambani, Chairperson and Founder, Dhirubhai Ambani International School.
Boards: Class 10th- ICSE and IGCSE, Class 12 – IB
Up to Class 7- Rs. 1,25,000,
From Classes 8 to 10 Rs. 1,33,000 (ICSE),
From Classes 8 to 10 Rs. 3,20,000 (IGCSE),
For Classes 11 and 12 Rs. 6,25,000 (IB)
Number of Students: Total of 1,067 girls and Boys
Student-teacher ratio: 7:1
Address for correspondence: Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East)-Mumbai
Founded in the year 1943, Campion School is one of the oldest schools of Mumbai. Father Joseph Savall was the principal founder of the school. Initially the school commenced with 23 students, and in 1948 the school shifted to Arthur House.
Specialty: This is one of the modernized schools in Mumbai with more than 140 computers well connected to an internal network of projectors in each and every classroom. With every teaching staff being given the laptops the study works mostly done through presentations only. The learning process is made in a fun way with projects, tours and activities.
Board: Class 10 – ICSE
Yearly fees: Rs. 70,000
Students: 779 girls and boys
Student-teacher ratio: 19:1
Address for correspondence: Cooperage Road, Fort -Mumbai
The Cathedral & John Connon School
Specialty: With a glorious heritage façade, the school is a mix of new and old. The classrooms of the school are IT-enabled and at the same time the school has state-of-the-art music and studios in its campus. This was the first school of the country to hold an MUN.
Boards: Class 10th – ICSE, Class 12th – ISC
Yearly fees: Rs. 90,000, from pre-primary to Class 12
Students: Approx, 2,000 boys and girls
Student-teacher ratio: Between 10:1 and 38:1 depending upon the class strength
Address for correspondence: Cooperage Road, Fort
Jamnabai Narsee School
Specialties: The school organizes state’s one of the grand inter-school festivals. The school not only focuses on curricular study but also on non-curricular activities as well. The school has been awarded by the Mumbai School Sports Association as the Overall Best Co-Ed School of the year. Every year the school organizes sports meet especially for differently-abled children.
Boards: Class 10th – ICSE, NIOS and IGCSE. Class 12th – ISC, IB
Number of Students: 4,800 girls and boys
Student-teacher ratio: 14:1
Address for correspondence: Narsee Monjee Bhavan, JVPD, Vile-Parle, Mumbai
Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School
Established in 1968, Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School started functioning in 1969. Shri Gopalkrishna Singhania was the founder of the college and he named the school on his wife Sulochanadevi. Dr Vijaypat Singhania, Chairman of Emeritus Raymond Ltd is the head of the governing body of the school.
Specialties: With the latest and innovative methods of teaching Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School has one of the largest campuses in the city of Mumbai. Expanded on an area of 12.8-acre near Thane the school undertakes the programmes of teacher and student exchange on a routine basis.
Board: Class 10th – ICSE, Class 12th- ISC
Number of Students: 6,600 girls and boys
Yearly fees: Rs. 30,000
Address for correspondence: JK Gram, Thane (West)
St Mary’s School (ICSE)
Specialties: The school is in its 150th year and has one of the largest campuses across south Mumbai. The school has an auditorium with international standards and has two sports grounds along with two gymnasiums. Immaculata, an inter-school function is organized every year at St Mary’s School. Among a few famous personalities of today, Boman Irani, Azim Premji and Zubin Mehta are a few to be named who studied at St Mary’s.
Board: Class 10th- ICSE
Yearly fees: Rs. 43,000
Number of Students: 1,450 girls and boys
Student-teacher ratio: 25:1
Address for correspondence: Nesbit Road, Mazagaon
Bombay Scottish School
The Bombay Scottish School was established in the year 1847 as Scottish Female Orphanage near Byculla. Later on in 1976 it was renamed as Bombay Scottish School.
Specialties: The Bombay Scottish School excels at both curricular and co-curricular activities such as sports, facilities for music, art and craft, gymnastics and much more. The basic idea of having focus on these activities is to have the level of encouragement high among the students as well as teachers to challenge their creativity.
Boards: Class 10th – ICSE, Class 12th- ISC
Number of Students: 3,000 girls and boys
Address for correspondence: Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim
Podar International School
Poddar Group of Schools was founded in the year 1927 by Shri Anandilal Podar, businessman who had cotton mills. A trust was also established which manages all the schools under Poddar Group of Schools including the Podar International School which was founded in the year 2004.
Specialties: As per the estimation and the work which is going on it is believed that the entire school shall be going digital by 2015. The school has implemented of e-learning across several disciplines. The students are also been given iPads and the classroom has 3D usage facilities to improve the learning experiences.
Boards: Class 10th – IGCSE, Class 12 – IB, A-level
Yearly fees: Rs. 1,38,000
Number of Students: 2,000 girls and boys
Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
Address for correspondence: Saraswati Road, Santacruz