Best schools in Shimla


Are you looking for the best schools in Shimla for your child? See the list of most popular schools offering quality education as well as extra curricular activities for personality development.

Hill stations have always been famous for their reputed schools. This is so because these places used to be the favourite places of the Britishers in the earlier days, so large number of schools were set up by them in these locations. Since then they have been continuing and still educating the students though they are under Indian government now. Hill stations like Shimla, Darjeeling, Mussorie have dozens of Catholic schools started by the Britishers. The fantastic architecture of the school buildings makes them appealing even today. I am going to give a brief introduction about some of the best schools in Shimla.

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla:


Bishop Cotton School is one of the oldest schools in Shimla established in the middle of 19th century by the British government. It is one of the most expensive schools in Shimla. It holds a good rank among the most famous schools in India. The school covers a wide area above the BCS road, New Shimla. Bishop Cotton school is a complete boy's school. Bishop Cotton School attracts hundreds of students from different parts of the country as well as the world to avail the boarding facility here and get the finest education.

The school has the largest campus area among all the schools in Shimla. Bishop Cotton School is affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). Studies are not only the primary focus in this school, as the incumbents of this school excel in extra-curricular activities. They are excellent on the field, marvelous in debates and the aura they possess is definitely inculcation by the finest teachers and staff they have. The school has finest building with convenient classrooms. Two spacious playgrounds in this hilly region mark its hegemony over other schools as others lack in this. The sobriquet associated with students of Bishop Cotton School is 'Cottonians'.

Shimla Public School, Shimla:


Shimla Public School, a small school in the beautiful city, known for its discipline and excellent result in Shimla. Shimla Public School school is situated in the centre of the city at the place known as Khalini, Shimla. The school was established in the year 1979 as a nursery school by Mrs. Pritpal Singh. It was earlier known as the 'Montessori Public School'. Later its popularity grew and it started classes up to matriculation. The school is also affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE).

Shimla Public School is a co-educated school. The school has very fine buildings with healthy class rooms, well equipped laboratories and library. The best feature of this school is its study and the excellent hostel facility it provides. Most of the boarding students here are from Thailand. About 70 percent of them are Thai's and rests are Indians. The school has small basketball playground. The school has strength of about 600-700 students. The fee structure of the school is also nominal. Besides studies, various contests like debates, elocution, quizzes, cross country, athletics, shooting form a prominent part of the school activities. The sobriquet associated with the student of Shimla Public School school is 'Shimlites'.

St. Edwards School, Shimla:


A catholic school established in the year 1925 is the St. Edwards School. Another school that has seen lot of springs and whose thousands of alumni are serving the country at good positions. It is a boy's school. It is situated near Hotel, Himland, Circular Road. One can get a very fine view of the school building and grounds even while travelling by the bus as it is immediate to the road side. The school was earlier affiliated to ICSE but recently it changed its pattern to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Toppers of this school are among the top rankers in the nation. The school has a quality staff and so are the students. It gives a feeling of pride when we get to know that respected Vice-president of India Mr. Hamid Ansari has been the alumni of St. Edwards school, Shimla in the late 1940's. The sobriquet associated with the students of St. Edwards School, Shimla is 'Edwardians'.

Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla:


Another catholic school excelling in the field of education since the British era is the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla. Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla was established in the middle of 19th century. The school is popularly known as Chelsea. It is a girl's school. It is situated in Nav Bahar area near Sanjauli, Shimla. One could say that the school has the best location as compared to other schools in Shimla.

The school is surrounded by tall Deodar trees all around. The school is away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The school has wide campus with beautiful buildings and a huge playground. The students are very well guided by the nuns and the teachers here. The school has a catholic church too. The serene and beautiful view of the surroundings and school attracts the film city for shooting here. Movies like 'Sh……', 'Raju Chacha', and various album songs have been shot in Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla. The school is affiliated to ICSE. The class of education and extra-curricular activities it provides is incomparable. Famous Bollyword actress Preity Zinta is the alumni of this school. She passed here matriculation from this school in the early 1990's. The sobriquet associated with the girls of Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla is 'Chelseaites'.

Boys Senior Secondary School, Lal Pani, Shimla:


A school that accepts one all. A school for all, whether it be rich class, middle class or low earning class. It is government school affiliated to Himachal Pradesh Board. It is situated at a 100 metres distance from the main bus stand. It is also one of the oldest schools in Himachal. Students passing matriculation from different regions of the state come and take admission in this school. The best feature of this school is its low fee structure, quality education and above all the best timings among all the schools in Shimla. The classes for 11th and 12th standard start at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm. Students get lot of time for the self study which is not possible in case of other schools who have a busy schedule of 9 am to 3 pm.

There are various other famous schools in Shimla imparting finest educations viz. Dyanand Public School, DAV New Shimla, DAV Lakkar Bazar, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Auckland House School, Tara Hall etc.


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