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Best Schools In Mumbai – Top 10 Institutes


Right guidance from an early age is a factor as important as any, in one’s life. It is like planting a seed and taking adequate care of it as it grows, and every step is vital. And that requires expertise. So basically, what we need is a Right School, in the Right City i.e Mumbai.

Mumbai, known as the ‘Financial Capital of India’, houses some of the best schools and colleges in India. They have produced some of the biggest industrialists, artists and political figures.

So if you are looking for the best school for your kid in Mumbai, this top 10 list could definitely help you narrow down your choices:

  1. Dhirubhai  Ambani International School (DAIS), Bandra East

Apart from its state-of-art infrastructure and supporting facilities, its global recognition is what makes it one of the best schools in India. The IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) offered by DAIS has the best record and its graduates have been accepted in more than 140 leading universities around the globe. It has a very competitive atmosphere and faculty makes sure no student is left behind. Sports are also encouraged here, with state-of-art facilities for that. The school also has ties with organizations like TEDx, UN and others, for composite development.

History – Founded by Chairperson Nita Ambani (wife of Industrialist Mukesh Ambani) in 2003.

Type – Co-educational

Features – Excellent faculty, global recognition, state-of-art infrastructure, excellent academic history

Education system and Fee structure – LKG to Class 7: Rs 1,70,000.  Class 8 to 10 (ICSE): Rs 1,85,000.  Classes 8 to 10 (IGCSE): Rs 4,48,000.  Classes 11 ,12 (IBDP): Rs 7,95,000 (all per annum)


  1. Campion School, Fort Mumbai

This school offers great academic environment to learn and grow. It has big computer labs for Digital learning. Discipline is the priority here, but not with too many restrictions. Offers activity clubs, sports facilities and exchange programs for a perfect all round development. Its notable alumni are Ratan Tata (Tata Group), Shashi Tharoor (Political figure), Randhir Kapoor (Actor & Director) and many more.

History – Founded in 1943 by Father Joseph Savall

Type – Boys only

Features – Emphasis on sports, excellent academic history, Notable alumni

Education system – Class 10 (ICSE)

Fee Structure –Rs.70000 per annum


  1. Cathedral and John Connon School, Fort Mumbai

One of the oldest schools in the city, Cathedral and John Connon has kept up with the most modern needs of students. It has spacious digital classrooms. The school offers IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) which is accepted globally in many reputed universities. The school recently received British Council International School Award and signed an MoU with THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA in the field of educational co-operation, flaunting its good global repute. The school has a State-of-art Music studio and encourages different forms of art.

History – Founded by Bishop Harding and the Cathedral Chaplain

Type – Co-educational

Features – Excellent academic history, cultural activities, excellent faculty

Education system – Till Class 10- ICSE, Class 12- ISC,

Fee Structure– Rs 1,20,000 per annum.


  1. Bombay Scottish School, Mahim

The school receiving the “Best School Award by the Sports Journalists’ Association of Mumbai (SJAM) for the year 2016” is a proof of how this school is much inclined in developing the spirit of sports among the students, along with the consistent good academic record it has maintained in years. It is best known for inculcating extracurricular talents in its students. It has state-of-art facilities for promoting art and it reflects in the list of its notable alumni, which goes like Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, John Abraham and many other names in Bollywood.

History – Established in 1847 by Scottish Christian missionaries.

Type – Co-educational

Features – Excellent academic history, sports and so-curricular activities, dedicated facilities for all round development

Education System – ICSE

Fee Structure – Rs. 60,000-65000 per annum


  1. Jamna Bai Narsee, Vile Parle

Focus on academics is the major concern of this school. It has maintained an outstanding record in years and has some of the best teachers. It also offers IBDP. But the school has a ‘Beyond academics’ vision too and focuses on the all-round development of students. It organizes ‘Cascade’, which is one of the biggest inter-state schools festivals and a sports meet for differently-abled candidates. It also runs a social and community service, which is a great way for students to interact with the outer world at an early age.

History – Founded in 1971 and owned by Narsee Monjee Education Trust

Type – Co-educational

Features – Extracurricular activities, interactive learning

Education system Class 10th – ICSE, NIOS and IGCSE. Class 12th – ISC, IB

Fee Structure – ICSE/ISC – Rs.30000, IGCSE/IB – Rs. 300000, per annum


  1. R N Podar School, Santacruz West

Probably the best CBSE board school in country, the school features ‘Flipped Learning’, a non-conventional way of teaching, in which lessons are pre-handed to students in the form of audio/video, so that they can learn at their own pace. The school also focuses on interactive ways of learning like quizzes, games, group discussions. Each classroom is IT enabled and ready for a video demonstration, anytime.  Sports are also given equal importance and the school runs schemes & programs like SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work & Action), Cancer Patients Aid Association Skip-a-thon, Avanti Young Women Leadership Program.

History – Owned by Podar group, established 1998

Type – Co-educational

Features – Academic excellence, interactive learning, excellent faculty

Education system – CBSE

Fee Structure – Rs. 60000-160000 per annum


  1. J B Petit High School, Fort Mumbai

The school was started by the donations of the noted philanthropist Premchand Roychand.  The school is a recent winner of ‘International School Award by the British Council’ and ranked India’s No. 3 in Day Girls School in the Education World India School Rankings 2013 & 2014. Discipline is much important here, apart from the great academic performance by the girls.  Sports and extracurricular activities are a practiced at a good rate and the school provides adequate facilities for that.

History – Established in 1860 as Miss Prescott’s Fort Christian School. Later renamed to JB Petit School for girls in 1946.

Type – Girls only

Features – Academic excellence, excellent faculty

Education System – Class 10 – ICSE

Fee Structure – Rs. 60000 per annum

  1. Don Bosco High School, Matunga

Don Bosco is a name that only few mustn’t have heard. It is one of the most popular boys’ schools in the country. Some of the biggest names of India are engraved on its alumni base. The school has an immovable academic image and believes in sharing knowledge with the underprivileged, through Evening Study Class. It has maintained a Literary Club which incubates qualities like public speaking and communication skills. The unique feature of this school is that it runs on solar energy, which is a great way of passing the message of practicing sustainable development among the youth. In-campus counseling is another appreciable feature. It has earned name in the field of sports participation too and avails all kinds of sports facilities for their students.

History – Established in 1928, formerly known as Educational Institution of Immaculate Conception

Type – Boys only

Features – Academic excellence, rigorous selection process, excellent faculty

Education system – Class 10 – SSC

Fee Structure – Rs 23,000 for KG; Rs 7,600 for Primary and Secondary, per annum


  1. Hiranandani Foundation School, Powai

Known for its rigorous selection process and academic record, this school is located in the Powai lake area. It has an excellent faculty, which is supportive at the same time. It has received ISA award by the British Council. With a 100% success rate in ISC examinations, 2016 (90% distinction), the school is one of the best in the category of academic performance. It has affiliations with UN, and the HFSMUN-2016 conference regarding global issues, was recently concluded here.

History – Founded in 1999 by Lakhumal Hiranand Hiranandani

Type – Co-educational

Features – Academic excellence, rigorous selection process, excellent faculty

Education system – Class 5 and 9- CIE(Cambridge International Examinations), Class 10 – ICSE, Class 12 – ISC, IB

Fee Structure – Rs. 60000-70000, per annum.


  1. Sulochanadevi Singhania School

With its distinct, all-round, innovative style of teaching, the School ranked No. 1 in country, state and Mumbai in the Education World India School Rankings 2015 (conducted by C-fore for Education World), which recognizes the efforts of schools in holistic development of students. With an excellent academic record, the school carries out student exchange programs and also offers IBDP program.

History – Established in 1968 by Shri. Gopalkrishna Singhania

Type – Co-educational

Features – Academic excellence, sports activities

Education system – Class 10th – ICSE, Class 12th- ISC

Fee Structure – Rs. 30,000 per annum


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