Schools in India have been providing world-class education and shaping young minds to develop academically and socially, and in becoming global citizens. Every parent, dream to give the best education to their children and with increasing competition it is very hard to decide which school is best for your child.
While some of the school are so expensive that it is impossible for an ordinary person to teach their child in these schools. However, these schools have all sort of facilities available and are named as top schools of the country. Let us see some to the top most expensive schools in India.
1. Doon School, Dehradun
Doon School in Dehradun is a boys-only boarding school located in the middle of hills in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The school was founded in 1935 and occupies a campus of 72 acres with a vast range of flora and fauna and natural space with fresh air where the students are able to live and learn.
It is one of the finest school in India not only in term of pricing but the way it engages the students in social activities that develop their personalities. The Doon School is ranked top among the best schools of India by publications like BBC, Times of India, The New York Times. The school has been cited as ‘Eton of India’ by various media outlets and it shapes its students to face several universities and college entrance preparation.
Politicians like Rajiv Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia studied from Doon School, as well as actors like Ali Fazal, Imad Shah, have received their education. Not only this, the list of students studying in Doon School includes the names of several kings and Nawabs.
Doon School is ahead not only in terms of fees but also the quality of education they provide which helped students achieve success in life. There are a separate entrance test and interview that student has to give during admission in Doon School.
Fees: The school fee is Rs. 10,25,000/- per annum with other expenses at around Rs. 25,000/- per term.
Address: Mall Road, Dehradun 248001.
2. Scindia School, Gwalior
The Scindia School is a boys-only boarding school situated in the historic Gwalior Fort. Originally known as The Sardars’ School was founded in 1897 by late Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia. It was originally started exclusively for nobles and princes of Royal families, later it evolved into a public school.
The school is located atop the magnificent Gwalior Fort and have the city below and hills across. The ramparts of the Fort have witnessed Tantia Tope’s troops battle the British, and seen the Rani of Jhansi breathe her last in her final assault. For taking admission here you have to clear Scindia School Aptitude Analysis Test, in which questions are asked on topics such as Mathematics, English, Hindi and General Knowledge.
This test is taken every year from January to February. Students of Scindia School are popularly known as Scindians, many Bollywood stars have studied here like Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Anurag Kashyap and the owner of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani also studied here.
Fees: Scindia School’s annual fee is about 12,00,000 rupees.
Address: The Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474008.
Phone: +91 751 248 0750
3. Mayo College, Ajmer
Mayo College is a boy only residential public school located in Aravali Hills in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was founded by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo in 1875. It is one of the oldest public boarding school in India.
The school is one of the finest institutions which encourages the students for sports activities including Horse Riding, squash, and many other sports activities. Mayo school boast of 9 hole Golf Course, a Polo ground, Stables housing 50 horses for Horse-riding, Polo and Equestrian and a well-equipped 10m Air Rifle Shooting Range.
Many celebrities have studied here like actor-director Tinnu Anand, actor Vivek Oberoi, writer Indra Sinha and Sultan of Oman. In 1986 Indian Postal service released a stamp showing the main building of Mayo College.
Fees: The school fees for Indians is 6,50,000 and for NRI 13,00,000 per annum along with other charges.
Address: Mayo College, Srinagar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 – 2661154, 2664393
4. Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai
Ecole Mondiale World School is located in Mumbai and there are all modern facilities of today are available for the students. It is Mumbai first best school recognized by IB ( International Baccalaureate) Board.
The school offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at year 10th year through Cambridge International Examinations.
Fees: The school fees for 1 to 10th grade is Rs 9,90,000 and 11th to 12th is Rs 10,90,000.
Address: Gulmohar Cross Road No.-9 J.V.P.D Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai 400 049 India
5. Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun
Welham Boys’ School is a prestigious residential school for boys located in foothills of Himalayas, Dehradun. Affiliated to C.B.S.E. Board the school is spread over an area of 30 acres.
Welham Boys’ alumni include Rajiv Gandhi, Mani Shankar Aiyar, Naveen Patnaik, Sanjay Gandhi, Vikram Seth, Capt. Amarinder Singh, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of Pataudi) and Zayed Khan.
Here, students have to give entrance test for admission, and for a year, all new students are placed on ‘Probation Period’ in which the admission of students who do not perform well is canceled.
Fees: The annual fee of the school around Rs 5,70,000 with other charges.
Address: Welham Boys’ School,
5, Circular Road, Dehra Dun – 248001,
Phone: 0135 – 2657944, 2657120
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6. Woodstock School, Mussoorie
The Woodstock School is the oldest boarding school in India since the time of Independence. This school has been given the status of Christian Minority, here the studies of the Christian religion are followed. This school is situated in Mussoorie, the Institution honors over 160 years of pride from the period of dominance by the East India Company.
This is the most expensive school in India because the students are required to pay a minimum of 16 lakh rupees for reading and at the same time ₹ 4 lakhs (non-refundable) and ₹ 2 lakh (refundable) security fees have to be deposited at the time of admission.
This school has been built in at least 250 acres, where students and students have the facility of living together as well as studying. Many famous personalities such as actor Tom Alter from Woodstock School have received the education.
Fees: Fees for grade from 6 to 10 is around Rs 16,00,000 while for Grade 10 to 12 it is Rs 17,65,000
Address: Woodstock School
Phone: +91 (135) 263-9000
7. Good Shepherd International School, Ooty
Good Shepherd International School in Ooty, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India is a full-time residential school which was founded in 1977. It is spreads over 70 acres in Nilgiri Hills and is very famous for its educational procedures and got a top rank status in Education World India School Ranking.
This school is accredited by IB Board, Cambridge Assessment International Education, CISCE. It has classrooms, laboratory blocks, two lecture theaters, two indoor sports complexes, rifle ranges, fields and courts for tennis, golf, volleyball, basketball, squash, hockey, cricket and association football.
Fees: The tuition fees for Good Shepherd International School is Rs.6.10-15 lakh.
Address: Good Shepherd Knowledge Village, M.Palada Post, Ootacamund – 643 004 Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone : +91 423 2550 371 / 071
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8. Stonehill International School, Bangalore
Stonehill International School is located in Bangalore on the way to Kempegowda International Airport spread in the 34-acre campus. The school is operated by Stonehill Education Foundation, within the Embassy Group. This school is accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and College.
The school is a member of the Association of International Schools in India, the East Asia Regional Council of Schools and the Australian Boarding Schools Association. Stonehill International School is the first school in Bangalore authorized to offer all three IB programs from preschool to university entrance: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
Fees: For International students fees at Stonehill International School is Rs 9,00,000 yearly.
Address: Tarahunise Post, Jala Hobli,
Bangalore North 562 157, India
Phone: +91 8043418300
9. Birla Public School, Pilani
Birla Public School also known as Vidya Niketan is located in Pilani, Rajasthan, India. The school was founded in the year 1944 and is divided into three sections named as Junior Section, Middle Section, and Senior section.
This is a residential school for boys, the alumni of the school include General Vijay Kumar Singh the ex-Chief of the Army Staff (India), Vinod Rai, a former Comptroller and Auditor General of India and Vivek Chaand Sehgal the founder of Motherson Sumi Systems.
Fees: The fees of Birla Public School from class 3 to 10th is nearly Rs 2,89,200 and 10th to 12th about Rs 3,19,200 along with other expenses at the time of admission.
Vidya Niketan Birla Public
Phone: (01596) 242132
10. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School is located in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India and is one of the oldest boarding school for boys in Asia.
It was founded by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton in Shimla in 1859. List of students studied here includes famous writers Rasquin Bond, Minister Vibhudra Singh, actor Kumar Gaurav, Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh, and Lalit Modi.
Fees: The fees ranges from Rs 4,10,000 to Rs 4,80,000
Address: Shimla Bypass, Near, Khalini, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171002, India
Phone: +91 177 262 0880