Gone are the days when parents had to choose the nearest possible school for their kids. Nowadays parents scrutinize schools in every possible way to ensure that their kid get the maximum out of their schools. The deciding factors these days for schools are the boards (SSC/CBSE/ICSE/IGCSE/IB), curriculum, teaching faculty, fees, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities, safety, International exposure and so on.
With the revolutionisation of education, parents are exposed to a completely different world of school, which makes the task of finding the best schools tougher than ever.
Here is a list of ‘Top 10 Schools in Mumbai’.
1. Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) – Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E) : This school was established in 2003. For three consecutive years DAIS has been ranked the No.1 school. Its IB Diploma graduates were accepted by 140 leading universities worldwide, with many students receiving scholarships. The chairperson of DAIS is Nita Ambani, W/o Industrialist Mukesh Ambani.
2. THE CATHEDRAL & JOHN CANNON SCHOOL, 6, Purshottamdas Thakudas Marg : The Anglo-Scottish education society, founded in 1860, later became The Cathedral & John Cannon School. It became co-ed in 1965. The essence of this school lies in its heritage, IT enabled classrooms, music and out studies and of-course a huge library of 35,000 books.
3. Campion School, Coopergate Road, Fort : Founded in 1943 by Jesuits and Fr. Joseph Savall was the founder Principal. Started with only 23 students, this school now boosts of e-learning upto class 10 (ICSE), with annual fee of Rs. 70,000/-
4. Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School (JK Gram, Thane (west) : Founded in the year 1968 by Gopalkrishna Singhania in memory of his wife Sulochanadevi. The school has global curriculum. The basic philosophy of the school is broad vision and incorporating skills set in everyday life.
5. Jamnabai Narsee School, JVPD, Vile Parle : Founded by three brothers, Chatrabhuj, Pratap and Dharamshee Narsee, the school was named after their mother in 1970. For the past 12 years, the school has been hosting a sports meet for differently abled children. The school focuses on academics competence and developing life skills through sports. Performing arts, community focus and leadership training.
6. Bombay Scottish School, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim : The Scottish Missionaries established the Scottish Female Orphanage in 1897. Thus famed the Bombay Scottish school. In 1976, the name was changed to Bombay Scottish School. The school excels at sports, art, craft, music, gymnastics, holiday workshops along with the best education.
7. JB Petit High School for Girls, Maharishi Dadhichi Marg, Fort : It was established in 1860 by an Englishwoman named as Miss Prescotts Fort Christian School. However in 1946 the school was renamed JB Petit School for girls. This school is a recipient of International School Award from the British Council for the International Dimension in its curriculum.
8. St. Mary’s School, Mazagaon : Initially opened as a Catholic Orphanage, in 1864, St. Mary’s was so on opened to students from all caste. Azim Premji, Zubin Mehta and Boman Irani are among its famed alumni. It has one of the largest campuses in South Mumbai with two sports grounds.
9. RN Podar School, Santacruz (w) : Podar group has always been a pioneer in the field of education since 1927. RN Podar CBSE was set up in 1998. Their first CBSE batch of class 10 and class 12 graduated in 2003-04.
This school has formally implemented the flipped classroom learning model.
10. Podar International School, Saraswati Road, Santacruz : Founded in 1927, this school went completely digital in 2015 with the implementation of e-learning. iPads are being used by students along with 3D technology. This school gets highest rating for its academic rigor, value for money and efficient teaching faculty.