Explore the top schools in Mumbai. The perfect article for anxious parents in search of the best school for their children.
Top schools in Mumbai
Mumbai is home to some of the best schools in India. It offers a lot of options in the education sector. Schools are either municipal schools (MCGM) or private schools run by trusts which receive financial assistance from the government. The schools are also affiliated with one of the following boards:
- (MSBSHSE) Maharashtra State Board
- The All-India Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
- National Institute for Open Schooling (NIOS)
- Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE)
- International Baccalaureate (IB)
MCGM is the biggest urban education system in Asia for primary education. The MCGM operates 1,188 primary schools imparting primary education to 485,531 students in eight languages (Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, English, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada). The MCGM also offers secondary education to around 55,576 students. Some of the top schools are as follows:
1.Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS)
|Address||Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400098|
|School fees||Rs.1lakh 70,000 – Rs.4lakh 48 thousand [approximate]|
This school was established in 2003. It has been ranked as the No.1 school in Mumbai, for five consecutive years. Being a member of the CIPP – Cambridge International Primary Program, this school has a lot of options for the student community. Its IB Diploma graduates are accepted by 140 leading universities worldwide. The school has programs such as [email protected], DAIS Leadership Series, and MUNs.The student to teacher ratio is 7:1.
2. Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School (JK Gram, Thane (West)
|Address||Pokharan Rd Number 1, J K Gram, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400606|
|Board||ICSE, ISC, IB|
|School fees||Data not available|
The school was founded by the late Shri. Gopalkrishna Singhania in memory of his wife Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania. Today, it has 6400+ students from KG to Std 12. The school is an unaided linguistic minority institution run by the Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania Trust. It has international student exchange programs and a film club. It has 5 grounds and a mini stadium ground. Swimming pools, tennis courts, badminton courts, and 2 large grounds are also available. It also has a health center, canteen, and a gym. It also has rooms for arts and crafts and music. It has a student to teacher ratio of 40:1.
3. THE CATHEDRAL & JOHN CANNON SCHOOL
|Address||6, Purushottamdas Thakurdas Rd, Marg, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001|
|Board||ICSE, ISC, IBDP, IGCSE|
|School fees||Rs.1,20,000 [approximate]|
The school has IT-enabled classrooms, music and art studios and libraries with 35,000 books. It was the first school in India to hold a MUN, which is in its 19th year. The school’s 80-member choir is very famous. Apart from academics, it also encourages swimming, football, basketball, chess, lawn tennis, Judo, Karate, badminton, and athletics. The student to teacher ratio is between 10:1 and 38:1.
4. Campion School Mumbai
|Address||No.13, Cooperage Rd, Dr. Ambedkar Statue Chowk Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001|
|Co-educational||No, All Boys|
|School fees||INR 6500-INR 10630 (Quarterly basis) [approximate]|
The school encompasses spacious classrooms, labs for Computer Science, Arts, Biology, Physics and Chemistry, an audiovisual room and a library. It also encourages sports such as chess, table tennis, carrom, and athletics. It also has clubs ranging from Scouts to nature and adventure clubs. It received the Best Boys School in Sports Education award for 2014-15 by the Mumbai School Sports Association. The student to teacher ratio is 19:1.
5. Jamnabai Narsee School, JVPD, Vile Parle
|Address||Narsee Monjee Bhavan, 7, N S Rd Number 7, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049|
|School fees||INR 30000 (ICSE) to INR 3 lakh (IGCSE) [approximate]|
The school encourages a variety of sports such as badminton, cricket, table tennis, swimming, throw ball, handball, and football. Athletics such as sprinting, middle-distance and long-distance running, jumping events and throwing events are encouraged. It also encourages hobbies such as folk dance, Indian vocal, western vocal, Munn club, nature clubs, etc. The student to teacher ratio is 1:16.
6. Bombay Scottish School, Mahim
|Address||153, SVS Rd, Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400016|
|School fees||Rs. 90,000 [approximate]|
The school has spacious classrooms, labs for physics, chemistry, Computer Science and Biology. It has a library stocked with 30000 books. The activity room for the ISC students has equipment for table tennis, chess, and carrom. It also has a multi-purpose room for arts, crafts, drama, SUPW, and quizzes. It also encourages a variety of sports such as athletics, football, gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, throwball, chess, badminton, basketball, squash, rifle shooting, skating, and karate. The student-to-teacher ratio is 34:1.