It is not every day when parents decide to enroll their kids into a boarding school. The main reason for many parents to see the boarding option is the long term gains that their kids will reap from such a venture. A school is where your child learns about commitment, responsibility, and cooperation among many other social skills. The residential schools emphasize on the overall development of the kids and ensure that your kids are capable of handling any situation in a calm composed manner. It makes them ready to take the reins of their lives with confidence. Here are top 7 schools in India that you might want to consider.

1. The Doon School:pic_01

Situated in the scenic city of Dehra Dun, this is a boys only boarding school patterned based on the boarding schools of Britain. The school strives to produce students who are not just excellent in their academics but are also an epitome of optimism and talent. Founded in the year 1935, by Satish Ranjan, a lawyer from Kolkata, admission to this school is not quite easy to get even for the brightest of the lot.

2. Mayo College:

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The school is another boys only residential school founded way back in 1875, by the Earl of Mayo, Richard Bourke. It is one of the oldest boarding schools in India and is affiliated with the CBSE board of India. There is another boarding school by the same name opened in 1988 in the same city for the girls which is also ranked among the top institutions in India.

3. Bishop Cotton School:46_big

It takes the name for being the oldest in the entire continent. The school was founded in the year 1859 by Bishop Cotton on whom the school is named after. Spread across 56 acres the school offers courses on mountaineering and rock climbing too.

4. Rishi Valley School:424929654horsleyhills_rishivalley_school_main

This is a co-education boarding school in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Founded by Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned philosopher, the school has many famous personalities to its alumni list. The school involves its students in community services as part of their education.

5. John’s International Residential School:st-johns-international-residential-school-chennai

The school is another co-education institution offering top notch class and stay facilities to its students. The hostels are air conditioned and the school offers many amenities which makes it among the top schools for residential options.

6. Welham Girls School:welham-girls-school-dehradun-uttarakhand

Another school from the city of Dehra Dun, which is only for the girls. Getting an admission in this school is so tough, that you need to register, immediately after your child is born to have a chance. The students from this school are known for climbing higher in their careers.

7. The Scindia School: scindia-banners-012

The school is located in the city of Gwalior and has 12 humungous hostels in its fold. The IT facilities of this school are unparalleled and are quite famous for. The school also has a very strong and good reputation for its excellence in academics.