Top 10 Schools Of Mumbai

Posted on: June 1, 2010

Here is the list and details of top 10/best schools of Mumbai. The list is indicative and not exhaustive.

  1. The Cathedral & John Connon School 


Review: The Cathedral & John Connon School is a co-educational, private school located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is considered among the finest schools in India. According to the Education World-C fore Survey of Schools 2009, the school has been ranked second in the all India ranking of the best schools in India. It was ranked first in the Western region as the most respected school and ranked first in India for the Quality of Alumni. 


 The Cathedral and John Connon School is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious educational institutions in this country. For more than 145 years it has imparted the finest education through the medium of English, and has the tradition of upholding the most worthy values of the civilized world.

Although run by the Anglo Scottish Education Society, its spirit of tolerance and brotherhood of all mankind is the very essence of secular India.

The ICSE is a Board examination conducted at the end of Grade 10. Many students leave after this to join junior colleges in the city. The ISC, the Grade examination, is a more demanding course.

The School is affiliated to the following Boards in India and conducts public examinations in Std. 10 and Std. 12:

 Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE): a two – year course covered in Classes 9 and 10.

 The Indian School Certificate (ISC): a two – year syllabus covered in Classes 11 and 12.

The following programmes are also offered by the School:

 The Advanced Placement Programme (AP) (of the College Board in the United States) for students of Stds. 11 and 12.

 The P-SAT examination (of the College Board in the United States) for students of Stds. 9, 10 and 11. This examination is conducted by the school once a year

English is the medium of instruction. Hindi is taught as a second language and Marathi or Sanskrit are taught as third languages. Tests are conducted periodically and examinations are held at the end of every school term. The school’s students have consistently performed well at the I.C.S.E and I.S.C. examinations and the school has consistently maintained a 100% pass-rate.

College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Programme has been conducted in the school since June, 2004. Talented students, who would otherwise be disinterested in a mainstream classroom, are offered the chance to pursue accelerated learning (college-level) courses in a wide range of subjects including English, Calculus (AB & BC), Physics, Biology, Computers, World History, Chemistry and Economics. The school is also the only AP Examination Center in Western India.

For the I.S.C. course (consisting of grades 11 and 12) the school traditionally divided its student body into three streams: Commerce, Science, and the Humanities; however, as of 2008, this is no longer required and students now have the option of either choosing a particular stream or choosing subjects from different streams.

Academic standards are set high and grades have to be earned through sustained hard work. Students achieving distinctions (above 75% per term in Senior School) throughout the year become eligible for the Honours Prize for that year. Those who achieve fifteen points on a complicated scoring system, at any time after Grade 8, are awarded the Scholar’s Badge. This is a much-coveted honour and there are rarely more than three recipients in any given year.



Website –

  Senior School (Classes VIII to XII)


School Timings  Address  Telephone 
7.55 a.m. to 2.35 p.m 6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg,
Mumbai – 400 001
Principal: 91.22.2200 1282
Vice Principal: 91.22.2209 3263
Headmistress: 91.22.2209 4940
Accounts: 91.22.2200 1283 / 4077 8123
  Middle School (Classes V to VII)


School Timings  Address  Telephone 
7.55 a.m. to 2.35 p.m 4, Maharshi Dadhichi Marg,
Mumbai – 400 001
School Office: 91.22.2207 1015
  Junior School (Classes II, III and IV)


School Timings  Address  Telephone 
7.55 a.m. to 2.00 p.m 19, Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Mumbai – 400 001
School Office: 91.22.2204 9219
  Infant School (Lower I, Upper I)


School Timings  Address  Telephone 
8.05 a.m. to 11.45 a.m 9, Little Gibbs Road, Malabar Hill,
Mumbai – 400 006
School Office: 91.22.2367 0989
  Pre-Primary School (Nursery and Kindergarten)


School Timings  Address Telephone
First Session: 8.15 a.m. to 11.15 a.m
Second Session 12 noon to 3.00 p.m.
St. Thomas’ Cathedral, Veer Nariman Road,
Mumbai – 400 001
School Office: 91.22.6506 3146


  1. Bombay Scottish School, Mahim


About : Bombay Scottish School (BSS) popularly known as Scottish is a prestigious private, co-educational day school located at Mahim in Mumbai, India. The institution was established in 1847 by Scottish Christian missionaries under the name Scottish Female Orphanage.

The school caters to pupils from Kindergarten up to Class 10 and the medium of instruction is the English language. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, which conducts the ICSE Examinations at the close of Class 10.





The admission notice for Junior kindergarten is put up in January. For Senior kindergarten to Class 8, the notice is put up in April. During the admission procedure, preference is given to siblings of former students, Protestant Christians and relatives of teachers. An interview of each candidate is conducted as a part of the admission process.




The school follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) syllabus prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. English is the medium of instruction. Hindi and French are taught as second languages. English and Hindi are taught from Class 1. Marathi, the regional language is taught as a third language and is compulsory from Class 1 up to Class 7.



Academic Year

The academic year which commences in June and concludes in April consists of two terms. The first term is from June till November and the second term is from November till April. Tests are conducted periodically and examinations are held at the end of every term. The courses of studies extend from Kindergarten to Class 10, at the end of which students appear for the ICSE Examinations. The school’s students have consistently performed well at the ICSE examinations and the school has maintained a 100% pass-rate.

Candidates for the ICSE examination need to finish satisfactorily courses in a third language (Marathi), Art and Craft, Physical Education, Moral Education, Socially Useful and Productive Work (SUPW). These are evaluated internally by the school and the results contribute towards the award of the ICSE pass certificate. Project work is assessed from Class 1 to Class 10. Field trips, camps and social service visits are organized regularly.



The school has a large library with over 20,000 books that are accessible to the students throughout school hours. There are separate science laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The science laboratories are utilised by students of class 9 and 10 to carry out practical work. The school has two computer laboratories where students from classes 5 through 10 are made proficient in computers. There is a cafeteria run by the Interact Club of the school for use by both faculty and students.


Sporting activities include: Swimming, Gymnastics, Athletics, Football, Basketball, Throwball, Table Tennis, Cricket, Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Rollerskating, Karate, Pistol Shooting, Rifle Shooting, Archery, and Chess.

Notable alumni

Many notable people have, in the past and present, been a part of the school.

John Abraham – Bollywood actor and former model

Lucky Ali (around 1976) – Indian singer songwriter, composer and actor

Abhishek Bachchan – Bollywood actor

Vikas Bhalla – Indian Television actor and singer

Arjun Bijlani – Indian Television Actor

Aditya Chopra (1987) – Indian film director, writer and producer

Uday Chopra – Bollywood Actor

Shanta Gokhale – Writer, translator, journalist and theatre critic

Ranjit Hoskote (1984) – Indian poet, art critic, cultural theorist and independent curator

Rahul Jagtiani – Model

Ekta Kapoor – Indian Television producer

Ranbir Kapoor- Bollywood actor

Tusshar Kapoor – Bollywood actor

Aamir Khan (1981) – Bollywood actor

Imran Khan – Bollywood actor

Mansoor Khan – Movie director

Leslie Lewis – composer, best known for his work as part of Colonial Cousins

Aziz Mirza – Bollywood director

Meghna Reddy – Model and VJ

Sushma Reddy – Model, VJ and scriptwriter

Hrithik Roshan – Bollywood actor

Rahul Sharma – Musician of Hindustani classical music

Pia Trivedi – Model and Channel V VJ


Bombay Scottish School
Veer Savarkar Marg,
Mumbai 400 016

Phone – 022 – 24451365

3. Campion School, Mumbai

Review: Campion School is boys-only private Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School located in South Mumbai (also Bombay), India. The school was founded in January 1943 by Rev.Fr.Joseph Savall of the Jesuits and named after St.Edmund Campion.

Among the School organizations are the following:

  • 43rd East Bombay Cub Packs: selection of recruits for five Cub Pack is made from the Primary section.
  • 43rd East Bombay Scout Troop: the selection of recruits for the Scout Troop is made in the Secondary section. As a rule, students who have been cubs before, are given preference The Scout motto is “Be prepared”.
  • The 19th Mah. Junior N.C.C. Air Wing and the 21st Troop Junior N.C.C. Naval Unit 1st Mah. Bn. Wing: The N.C.C. aim is to develop leadership, character, comradeship and a spirit of sportsmanship.; and to provide training for students with a view to developing in them officer-like qualities, thus enabling them to obtain commissions in the Armed Forces.
  • The Road Safety Patrol (R.S.P.): Its motto is “We live to serve” it provides service training to young men and women so as to stimulate interest in the safety of the people from accidents and to build up officers to enable the Police Force to expand at the time of emergency.
  • The Junior Red Cross trains its members to care for their own health and that of others, and to help the sick and suffering, especially children.
  • The Interact Club is a Junior branch of the Rotary movement and aims at fostering a sense of social concern and international understanding among young students. It undertakes relief projects on behalf of the underprivileged.
  • Sanskar provides an opportunity to the students to follow and understand the cultural values of the ancient Indian Civilization.
  • The Nature Club of India represents the Youth Wing of the World Wildlife Fund. Its aim is to make India’s children aware of the economic, cultural and aesthetic value of national resources by spreading interest and knowledge about its wildlife rivers, forests and other natural resources.
  • Elocution, Debating and Dramatics: the aim is the training of students in the art of public speaking, and developing dramatic talent among the students of the higher classes. Prizes are awarded annually to the best individual speakers both in English and in Hindi and to the best Class and House in Inter-Class, Inter-House Elocution, Dramatic and General Knowledge competitions.
  • The Campion Review is issued on a half yearly basis to foster the literary talent of the students. The Journal is managed by an Editorial Board and provides a wide range of news reports.
  • The School Band, instituted by the late Fr. E.F. More, S.J, was revived in 1996 under an experienced Band Master. The band plays at school functions such as the Republic Day parade, Independence Day and the Annual Athletics Meet.
  • The Audio-Visual Instruction Room is used for practical and demonstration work. The screening of educational films and documentaries is a regular feature. The Video Cassette Recorder is also installed here so that tapes can be screened.
  • Games and Sports: the school has a gymnasium where all boys of the Senior School have a programme of physical education. The boys play basketball, football, cricket, badminton, table-tennis and lawn tennis. There are annual meets for athletics aquatics and a Junior Sports Festival.
  • Excursions are organized.

Notable alumni of Campion School, Mumbai

  • Dr Adi Bulsara – physicist who studied under the Nobel Prize winner Ilya Prigogine
  • Kumar Mangalam Birla – industrialist, Chairman Aditya Birla Group
  • Shashi Tharoor – Indian Diplomat
  • Praful Patel – Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India
  • Jyotiraditya Scindia – politician and former Maharaja of Gwalior
  • Dr. Vijay Kelkar – General Practitioner
  • Dr. Mukesh Batra – doctor
  • Vivek Vaswani – Bollywood actor, producer
  • Randhir Kapoor – Bollywood actor, producer and director
  • Rajiv Kapoor – Bollywood actor
  • Rishi Kapoor – Bollywood actor
  • Jugal Hansraj – Bollywood actor
  • Ranjit Chowdhry – Bollywood and Hollywood actor, screenwriter
  • Sanjay Gadhvi – Bollywood writer and director
  • Tarun Tahiliani – Indian fashion designer
  • Dr. Anuj Saxena – Indian Television actor and director, Elder Pharma
  • Atul Kasbekar – Indian photographer
  • Soli Colah – squash player
  • Hirji Nagarwalla – Indian athlete (represented India at the 1986 Asian Games, held in Seoul)
  • Adi Gandhi – Air Marshal (youngest Pilot to be awarded the Vir Chakra by the GoI)
  • Keki Mistry – Managing Director, HDFC
  • Niranjan Hiranandani – industrialist
  • Rajdeep Sardesai – journalist
  • Sachet Engineer- actor in Taare Zameen Par and swimmer


Affiliation – ICSE

Grades – till 10th

ADMISSIONS : Admission To Classes 1 to 9 For The Year 2010 – 2011

In order that you may inform us of your wish to seek admission to Campion School, information slips can be downloaded.

Boys are usually not admitted in class 9 and above unless they come from an I.C.S.E. school and have a good academic record (Only if there are vacancies)

Age limit for particular classes will be strictly adhered to. Boys too old for a class will not be admitted.

For more details –


13 Cooperage Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001.

Tel: +91-22-2202 0575 


Website –

For more details contact –

4. St Xavier’s High School, Fort, Mumbai


Review: St. Xavier’s High School, Fort is an English medium school for boys in Fort, Mumbai, India. St.Xavier’s was established in 1869 by the Jesuits in the neo-gothic building it occupies to this day. Fragments of its history are visible throughout its corridors of the primary section in the form of stuffed hunted animals shot by priests during the British Raj.


Affiliation: The school follows the SSC board which is the state board of the Government of Maharashtra. It runs classes from standard one to standard ten. The primary (Standard one to four) and secondary school occupy different buildings. A class has four sections from ‘A’ to ‘D’ with approximately sixty students each.

All students of the secondary school belong to one of four houses – Ashoka (blue), Tilak (yellow), Nehru (red), Tagore (green). Each house has an elected House Captain from standard ten and a Vice-Captain from standard nine. Additionally a School Captain and Vice-Captain are elected from standard ten. These student representatives are primarily involved in maintaining student discipline and leading student and ceremonial activities.

Importance is given to sports and it is one of the few schools in space-starved south Bombay to have a large football field, basketball courts, a paved covered activity hall and an assembly quadrangle.

Notable alumni


  • Aftab Shivdasani – actor
  • Arvind Mafatalal – industrialist
  • Adi Godrej – industrialist
  • Somnath Bharadwaj – scientist
  • Charles Correa – architect
  • Deepak Parekh – banking
  • Gen. S.F. Rodrigues
  • Gautam Rajadhyaksha – photographer
  • Homi Sethna – scientist
  • Milind Rege – sportsman
  • Nari Gandhi – architect
  • Naseeruddin Shah – actor
  • Soli Sohrabjee – ex. Attorney General of India
  • Sunil Gavaskar – sportsman
  • Tiku Talsania – actor
  • Arjun Appadurai – anthropologist




Mumbai – 400001-

Tel : 022-2703644

Website –

5. Don Bosco High School, Matunga, Mumbai


About/Review: Don Bosco High School is a Catholic school for boys in Mumbai, India. The school is located in Matunga. Education The syllabus is in accordance with the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.

The school offers Kindergarten (Jr.Kg and Senior Kg.) to Standard 10. The subjects offered include English, Marathi, Hindi Entire, Hindi composite/French Composite (The language French is offered by the school from 8th standard onwards) Mathematics ( Algebra and Geometry), General Science (Science I, Science II) History, Civics, Geography and Economics.

The school has installed an LCD projector and computer in every class from the 1st to 10th Standard.

The school houses The NIOS and Pre-NIOS School for differently-abled students and slow learners.

Sports and recreation A list of sports trophies won by Don Bosco can be found on its official website – Facilities include football grounds, hockey ground, basketball courts, Rev.Fr. Aurelius Maschio computer institute, Don Bosco Recreation Centre, Health Club with fitness facilities.

The school offers Day Borading, Night School and The National Institute of Open Schooling (N.I.O.S) and Pre – NIOS facilities.


Near Khalsa College, Matunga, Mumbai – 400019-

Tel : 4145228 / 4145233


Email –

6. Our Lady of Perpetual Succour , Chembur


Nr Diamond Garden,

St Anthonys Road,

Chembur East, Mumbai – 400071

Telephone – (91)-(22)-25211614, 25210378, 25212508  

About – It is an excellent institution that has been serving the Eastern suburb residents for over 50 years. Notable Alumni – Anil Kapoor, Bollywood Actor

7. St Anthony High School


a)St. Anthony’s Home and High School 

 Byculla, Mumbai – 400008 

 Ph : 3076863

b)St. Anthony’s English Primary School 

 Dharavi, Mumbai – 400017 

 Ph : 4097875

c)St. Anthony’s High School

 Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400061 

 Ph : 6361249

d)St. Anthony’s High School

 Santacruz (E), Mumbai – 400055 

 Ph : 6127205

8. Arya Vidya Mandir

 Bandra (West), Mumbai – 400050-Tel : 6426803

a) Arya Vidya Mandir -Santacruz (West), Mumbai – 400054-Tel : 6602644

9. St Mary’s High School

Review/Review: St. Mary’s School is a Jesuit-run secondary school located on Nesbit Road, Mazagaon in the city of Bombay, India. The school is affiliated with Bombay’s Church of St. Anne, which is adjacent to the school.

St. Mary’s is an Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) affiliate.

Notable alumni

Notable alumni include Bollywood personalities Boman Irani, Sooraj R. Barjatya, and musician Zubin Mehta; the critical theorist Homi K. Bhabha; the poet Dom Moraes and Wipro Founder Azim Premji, Gulam Vahanvaty (Attorney General of India) Bhargav Bhatt, Ketan Desai (Bollywood Film Producer), Arjun Mathur, (actor), Dr.Aadil Chagla (Neuro-Surgeon KEM Hospital, Bombay), Adil Sumariwala (Olympian), Kunal Vijaykar (TV Anchor), Blaise deSouza MD, physician, Justice Lentin, Professor Devang Khakhar (Director IIT Bombay).


St. Mary’s High School

Facebook Page – 


10. Villa Theresa High School


About/Review: The school was founded in 1932 as a primary co-educational school by the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.  . From 1974 onwards the school has been preparing students for the ICSE in accordance with the educational pattern of the Government i.e. 10+2+3. Sister Berthald, also known as Sr. Monka was Superior , while Sr. Claudiana was the Principal.


Villa Theresa High School

66, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg,

Pedder Road,

Mumbai – 400 026

Phone: 2387 9817

Fax:    2387 9817


 As always, looking forward to hear from you and your list of best schools in Mumbai.

On what basis we can calculate the good and bad points of school – Click here… 

Also read –

130 Responses to "Top 10 Schools Of Mumbai"


You might have some information corruption going on in your editing. The last time I checked St Marys was not located in Andheri! [East or West!] Mazagoan is more like the correct location.



Hi Paul

Thanks for the correction. I realy appreciate that. Just corrected the address. The error is highly regretted. There seems to be many schools that go by this name when one does a Google check, hence the confusion.

Do also let us know if you feel any school is missing here.

Best Regards,

rustomje international school dahisar(w) is missing

The facebook page leads to the SSC group and the e-mail id is yet of St. Mary’s Andheri


I am planning on relocating to India. My son is presently in grade 9 and is unergoing IB Program. Do we have any schools in Mumbai that offer this program?


Hi Pooja,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You would be surprised to see that there are many IB Schools in Mumabi. Some of the names I have mentioned below. Also read this article..

IB at Singapore International School, Mumbai

Podar World School

Ecole Mondiale World School

Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Plot SCL 5, G Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai

HFS International
Hiranandani Complex, Powai, Mumbai

Jamnabai Narsee School
Narsee Monjee Bhavan,, N.S. Road #7. JVPD Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra

NES International School Mumbai
Malabar Hill Road, Vasant Garden, Mulund(W), Mumbai

SVKM International School
Dadabhai Road, Vile Parle West, Mumbai

can you help me with ib schools in south mumbai

I m a Doctor in andheri east find the best school near by.

Is jamnabai international better or is podar international


We’ll be relocating to mumbai from chennai next year. My son who is in the 10th std now would be requiring admission for 11th std next year in a state board school with French as second language . please help us locate a gud school near powai. we are not interested in a junior college. Since we are totally new to the mumbai education system,other reasonable suggestion are also welcome.



You could find out what courses are offered at Hiranandani Foundation School in Powai. They have IB (I think). The concept of 10+1 and 10+2 in schools is rather unusual in Mumbai and very few schools offer the same.
Next option would be travelling minimum 30 mins away from there and doing it from Jamnabai Narsee School in Vile Parle.
A lot of students in Mumbai travel in the local trains/ buses to colleges (even 10+1 or 10+2) which are in the other part of the city- maybe in South Mumbai also.
Narsee Monjee College (Vile Parle)/ KC College (Churchgate)/ R A Podar (Matunga)/ St Xaviers/ Ruia are the best colleges I know in Mumbai having being born n brought up in that place.

i wanna ask a very simple question that how do u rate these schools? on what basis ur rating depends?

Dear Karuna

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have written an entire post on schools ratings and assessment. Please chk the link here..
We try to keep above factors mentioned in the post ( in excel sheet) to rate them and also see the popularity based on school being mentioned on various educational forums, blogs people write and talking to parents ( in cities I know).
Hope it helps. Again, I am not a rating authority. The knowledge based is purely on my research and assessment.

Please provide me with the List of NIOS schools in Mumbai.

i think that out of most icse schools manrckji cooper has been one of the best i wonder why they did not put the name up and also st. anthonys has nothing but a number of illitered children who copy in the exams so goes with few of the other schools too

St. Mary’s ICSE and St. Mary’s SSC are separate schools.
Please correct the addresses, contact details and perhaps even the school information that might have got mixed up as a result of the confusion.
The alumni list of St. Mary’s ICSE also includes Freddie Mercury of Queen.

Thanks a lot for pointing it out! Made the changes..

very good site to get the information and updates of the schools.

We will be relocating to Mumbai from Indore and my two sons will pass 8th & 10th class respectively with 80% plus marks in Delhi Public School Indore. We will be settling around Andheri, can you suggest top 5 schools with approx annual fees for my kids. I am looking forward to all round development of my kids as we are finding limitation in exposure and gap in standard of education in Indore & metros. Advise with reasons and logic will be appreciated.

Can u please me about any schools in Mumbai following American high school AP format?

The Road Safety Patrol (R.S.P.): Its motto is “We live to serve” it provides service training to young men and women so as to stimulate interest in the safety of the people from accidents and to build up officers to enable the Police Force to expand at the time of emergency

But various school not participation in RSP…… why ? prinicipal commitee not give the prefarance

today Road safety Education is the most inportance for life style

Road safety is not for only driving the car, is also for wallking pedestrain

if this subject is cumpalsary for school children for standerd 5th to 10th

next genration is the road safety decipline publice

sorry my english is not good but pls understand the problem of my country ( India )

Currently I am looking for a list of Reputed Secondary School s in Mumbai (Preferably ICSE) near Mira Road/Borivali .
Please extract that lists and send me the same . I am not much aware about the locations of Mumbai.. so unable to pick them from the site.
Please send only the name of reputed schools.
This site is really a good effort.
Thanks in Advance.
Rimjhim Sen


My son is studying in Dr.S.Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Saibaba Nagar, Borivli West. I believe this is one of good schools of Bombay.

The school originally started as SSC Board, was preparing to get ICSE affiliation, but could not get due to some reasons.

I am currently looking at chaning school for my son who is currently in Std 6th.

Could you please let me know best ICSE schools around Borivli, Kandivli and Malad area, and how do they stand in comparison to Dr.S.Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya.

Any help in this matter will be highly appreaciable.


We are currently in the US and planning to relocate to South Mumbai, india. My son is right now in 2nd grade. please suggest me a good IB school in south mumbai. Are they only meant for the elite?

Hi Pinali

Following are the IB schools in South Mumbai that I would reccomend:

1. Seven Isles Cambridge International School – Siddhivinayak CHS, Tata Colony ,opp hdfc bank,mulund(E), mulund (E),mumbai. – 09769661293

2. BD Somani International School, 625,GD Somani Marg,Cuffe Parade Mumbai – 400 005. Tel. 22161355, 22161366,

3. NES International School – Malabar Hill Road, Mulund (West),, Mumbai – 022 6645 0000

4. Pranjali International School

Sorry I have no idea about the elite group but yes they do have higher fee than the CBSE schools.

I would like more information about Pranjali International school. They mentioned they are moving to a new location in Napean Sea road in July.

hey ,
we wanted to invite few top schools women’s principal on the eve of Women’s day celebrations.
iam looking for the Womens principal list of colleges and school in mumbai.
Can you suggest me something on this.

you can take the list from my blog only

Could you post a list of institutes providing advanced placement program(sponsored by america’s “college board”) for grade 11 and 12?

We are an Indian South African family relocating to Mumbai and I am looking for International Schools in Mumbai for my 10 year old daughter. She is currently in Grade 5(standard 3). Preferably schools close to the Mumbai airport.

Many thanks

hi, could you please post the names of good ICSE schools in and around Kandivli w. i have gone through your website but did not come across any good schools in and around that area. also wanted to know whether Thakur International school is a good one. pl reply

This is with reference to the section on “Admission” for Bombay Scottish School (BSS) which has 2 Branches- Mahim and Powai.
As far as the Mahim Branch is concerned, be rest assured that there are no interviews of either the pupils or the parents. Ever since the existing Principal- Melanie Chandrasekhar has stepped in she has streamlined the Admissions procedure and made it transparent and user friendly.
Once the admissions notice is put up parents need to submit a self addressed envelope with the requisite postage stamps affixed on the same along with the details of the pupil (as sought my the notice displayed in the schools as well as the BSS website). Admission forms are sent to all. Duly completed forms must be dropped in the drop box in the school premises within the cut time. Result (either way) is communicated to each parent in writing to the correspondence address in the first week of May
For more information on past principals click on the URL:-
Makes for an interesting reading. Hope that this content was useful
PANKAJ PRABHU/ BSS (Mahim) Class of 1993

Hi.. The contact number of Villa Theresa High School is not right. Can u please provide the right number???

I think you should include podar senior secondary high school as best 10 school.

hi !! can anyone tell me the name of good school near kandivali east,mumbai??

M confused between RIMS international school at juhu and podar international school at santacruz.Can u let me knw which 1 is better for IGCSE course??

I believe that Podar is leagues ahead. What I have heard about RIMS from some parents is the low quality of teachers and the absolutely third rate infrastructure that they have. In face one parent was telling me that some of the teachers would not even qualify as class monitors, perhaps an exageratuon. But please do some additional background study on RIMS. Heard too many bad things about them…

Rasik Makwana is spot on. Don’t touch RIMS with a bargepole…forget entrusting your child’s future here. You can live with bad infrastructure but you will tear your hair out because of the inferior quality of the teaching staff. Some teachers are present in name only. There is no english teacher for the higher classes. In fact the school gets some of their past students to come in and take classes because these students’ knowledge is better than the teacher’s ! Principal will never reply to your emails and will also refuse to meet you in person.


Can anyone let me know how does St Mary’s for Boys (Mazgaon) an St Annee’s for girls (Fort) compare with G D Somani (co-ed).


pls give more names good igcse school in south mumbai ?


Hi I m shruti here my son studies in greenlawns high school at presrent I would like to know how is the school standard like

tel me about lakshadham school in goregaon east. which board it is ? different b/w ICSE, CBSE, IGCSE, ICICI & SSC Boards.

hi ,
this is himanshu i m looking for such a ICSE school which has got good academic record with good extra curricular activities & should be located in between kandivali,malad & borivali. plz if u can also provide me with the details of admissions starting for 2012-2013 & fees details.

hi ,
can i know the best school in chembur and ghatkopar.

I need to know the list of good ISCE/CBSE school in and nearby Andheri.
Will be great if you provide that.

really good post. I think people should go through it. Those who really need right information they have to visit. Thank you for sharing the information.

This information is v useful.

Can u also guide us on good kinder garden / playschools in South Mumbai. We have moved in here a year back and need some help.


Hi ,
I am keen on admitting my son in a good school from secondary. prefer bombay scottish or don bosco’s matunga, domnic savio andheri. do the latter two figure in the best schools. i live in andheri . would they offer a bus facility if so?
I would also be interested in campion or cathedral and if i would have to relocate which is the furthest point where thye will have a bus pick up to qualify for the school.


I am really confused between two schools for my daughter. First is Villa Theresa & the second one is Queens Mary School. Both are ICSE. But i really really really really confused as to opt for which one as both are great. As per your ratings of top 10 you have not mentioned Queens Mary School. I am a bit sceptical abvout the area of Queen Mary as well but still every one says its safe & good. No doubt Villa Theresa is also a great school but I am confused between the two. Pl HELP me in this regard & reply.

Waiting for ur reply..


Most of the information available on the internet strongly recommends QMS…I understand only Location is an issue rest all is perfect. VTS has a good location but is not better then QMS.

If you need any information you can reach me at since I also have a daughter and have done regressive analysis on both the school

I wanted to know top 10 schools in mumbai or powai in specifically who offer IG board. I feel blog is really very helpful for parents like us who are finding good schools in mumbai

I’m looking for a school for my 2 yr old son in area around bhandup coz i’l be shifting there in 2 months. can you please advise about some good schools in the area around. I missed my chance of registering in NES mulund coz the date to fill up entries was till nov 26th. so kindly let me know asap.


Hi Parentingfundas,

First of all, thanks for creating such a nice and useful blog. We really apreciate this effort. It will be good and great help to all of us if you can include admission fees and other monthly fees for all these schools mentioned.


HEY THANKS FOR THE GREAT BLOG.My daughter is 3 years old now ((DOB- 3dec 2008).we r seeking admissions for her in junior kg in and around bandra..uve mentioned a couple of schools but most of them seem to be all boys.i want co ed schools like bombay scottish.Also what seems to be a better option ..ICSE or IB..(i.e. the international board)??.can u direct me to some link or if u could reply to my query directly it would be highly appreciated..and thanks once again for ur blog.take care

This is an awesome blog. It has helped me a immensely.
We are planning to move to Mumbai from the US. My husband will be working in Sion (around Sion train station). We have a 4yr old girl and a 6yr old boy. Could you recommend good schools in the vicinity?


Pls give parents a scope to make informed decision if these rankings are supposed to be of any relevance. A more research based data would be of great help. Alumini is ceratinly not the only criteria for the school being ranked 1 2 3….
In Delhi, Mumbai /any Metro (India) rating of school if it has to be of any help to parents/ students, should be categorised / divided by
1. Location : Thane is on one end of Mumbai & South Mumbai, Fort the other. Same stands for Noida & Gurgaon.
2. Board : Comparisons btw ICSE, SSC, IB Schools should be categorised separately as each is completely different from the other.

Within these two heads it should include
I. . Fees: Comparisons/ Ratings should take into consideration
Deposit+ Actual Fees at school & any other expenses .
Followed By- – –
.II. Infrastructure –
a. inclusive of open area for sports ( all schools claim to have sports activities although they have minimal or no open space)
b. Well ventilated classrooms where each child has a seat with enough elbow room,
III. Student – Teacher Ratio OR Number of Students per class
( this is the worst scenario in Indian schools 40-60 kids crammed in a class with just one teacher)
IV. . Overall Qualified teacher ratio- Shortage of staff in recent years has made the schools accept even undergraduate untrained teachers/ staff at High school level.
V. Hygiene-
Another sickening & overlooked feature of most Indian Schools.
ManyIndian schools have just a few toilets ( at times just 4-8) completely spaced out whereas the students could be 2000+. Cleanliness cannot be expected or mintained with so many users.
VI. Student- Staff Safety- Clearly marked Exits, Wide staircases are a must as most schools are now becoming multi-storied .
In case of fire or any similar situation this could lead to a stampede with no proper exits ( Remember Uphaar Cinema, Delhi)

I have filled up a nursery admission form in Arya Vidya mandir, Juhu however the school does not publish the list of the shortlisted kids. I am not sure if my kid is shortlisted or not since they call up only those kids who are selected, but they have not provided a precise timeline by which they finish the proceudre. Any idea what is the admission critirea of this school ?

my baby is one year dream is to admit my son in to finest school in mumbai.i stays in new mumbai plz can u suggest some names to me.

There are many good schools in navi mumbai. Pl. google it .

My son is 3yrs and have filled my form in many school near by.
I am very keen in putting my child in AVM school Juhu.
Please praye for me that my child gets his admission in AVM school.
Please pray for me. Plssssssssssssss

Anyone could suggest about Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, Juhu.
What will be the better decission getting your kid into AVM School Juhu or Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School, Juhu.
I know AVM will be good choice but if my kid saves 90 mins commuting to and fro should i prefer Bhaktivedanta School.
Please let me know your views.

hey..mmm, currently my 3 year ols child is goint to MET-Rishikul vidhyalaya – Bandra, but due to some internal managment issues, we want to shift him to nearby school from goreagaon to Borivalli. after some reasearch, we have shortlisted Dr Pillai Global Academy and Ajmera Global international school.pls suggest us the best or any additional school names

Hi Shilpa, I’m planning to admit my kids this year in MET Rishikul Vidyalaya, but reading your blog, I get confused. Will u plz elaborate what kind of internal management problem.

I wonder how Jamnabai Narsee in Juhu is nor featured in the top ten schools. It usually gets something like the 6th or 7th place in most ratings and St. Anthony’s has never features at all!

I wondered about that myself. Makes me consider that the blog author probably has a bias of her own. It’s not uncommon.

we are relocating to Mumbai from Hongkong ,can you please recommend some IB schools for admissions.and if you could specify their ranking.
Thank you.

I completely agree with you, I was actually wondering the same thing about Jamnabai’s notable absence. Makes me think that the blog author has a bias of her own.

The survey is based on Hindustan Times review and completely unbaised as I do not live in Mumbai. Its what Internet Search told. thanks.

relocating from Delhi to Mumbai and have to choose between Ryan International Goregaon and Podar World School Santacruz (Jumbo kids) which one is better? my kid is 3.5 yrs old. grateful 🙂

Hi Pooja …derz no comparison between Ryan & podar as podar iz d best school …

The fee structure if displayed would be more helpful..

How about a fantastic new upcoming branch of the Ryan group tucked away in a bylane of Lokhandwala Complex? – Ryan Global School. It offers excellent student-teacher ratio, air-conditioned technology driven classrooms, value-based all-round education, caring teachers and a myriad of activities to take part in throughout the session. It offers IB curriculum upto Grade 5 followed by Cambridge Checkpoint – Grades 6-8 and IGCSE, AS and A Levels thereafter at a decent fee structure. Do check this out and bet you won’t be disappointed.

No.Its the worst school ever “Ryan global school”
It purely tries to propagate christianity without respect for other religions , its teachers are harrassed and they keep changing almost every year.Its basically a show business type of a school.Parents are treated rudely.
Think twice and dont go by the looks of tge school please.

I am desperate to find out the school terms in Mumbai as, need to visit a school in Byculla. I do not want to come when the school is shut for holidays. Would you be so kind as to forward the term dates? I need to come either before or after Diwali. Thank you. Maddy

Hi ,
Can u please let me know if my son is born in the month of jan 2010,whats the elegibility criteria to get admissions in LKG in Bombay Scottish,AVM and dirubhai ambani .and when do we need to approach them for admissions.Tks

My child is in IB program can u suggest me that after completion what he can do here in mumbai

I have shifted my daughter from ICSE to SSC in grade 1 because the ICSE school was very far away. How is J. b. Vachha School in Dadar East daughter is 2 years old now. am looking forward to putting her in a good school next year. i am a resident of wadala east. i was interested in arya vidyamandir.. can you let me know what is the cut off age for admission to nursery and when do they issue admission forms ? Also would like your advise on other icse medium schools near wadala.


I am relocating to Mumbai and looking for a school for my son (Jan 2008 born). How would you compare between Jamnabai Narsee, Podar International and Arya Vidya Mandir? He has studied in a montessori school for last 1.5 years. Also, how would you compare RBK International Academy in Chembur against these (leaving the curriculum as I understand the difference between IB and ICSE).


I have heard about the awful accident that occurred on a school trip at cathedral school in Mumbai and am appalled that there were only about 8 teachers to 160 students on the trip and that the kids were allowed to get off on the highway and cross the road. For a reknowned fee paying school that is disgraceful, the teachers on duty should have held that childs hand and protected her from oncoming traffic with their own bodies that is their duty when responsible for others children. A poor hapless child is now in a coma with possible damage to the brain and the lives of her and all her family have been devadtated overnight. I hope and pray she comes out of it without damage or the school will really have to pay and they should pay for their negligence by taking maximum steps to aid the recovery of the child whether it is paying for the medical costs or whatever. I will never recommend this school it has fallen totally out of my esteem and others ought to be aware of this tragedy and help the family take some action whem the time is right.

My daughter is in 10th std.I want a good Icse school for her in 11th std(science).Can you suggest?

Can you please help me with some good schools in Andheri west.

u shud add smt sulochanadevi singhania school ,jekegram,thane west

Hey…can anyone help me with an ISC school ( 11th & 12th grade) for science ?????

Hi can u please help me with icse schools in navi mumbai and ghatkopar.

hi can anyone share some views about green lawns school worli,,,, buiding luks very very old …. so v r scared seeing it !!! kindly reply!!

Nice article i believe Your child will benefit the most if you take an active role in his education and by taking admission in top school. Collecting vital information, visiting schools, observing classes and talking to key people in schools will help you in your quest for the best possible education for your child.

myself wife and son (5 years, Oct 2007 born), currently staying in Goregaon West are planning to shift to Andheri East. please advise a GOOD ICSE or CBSE school. my son will be moving to 1st standard.

Anurag, you can look at Rajhans Vidyalaya at andheri west ( cbse) on the bhavan’s college campus…it has a huge playground and hordes of sports activities… fact you could also look at “tridha” in andheri east, which follows holistic education…( not icse or cbse )

Your articles content is so good for the readers. I will share your blog to other people. Thank you for sharing this information with us. Keep sharing it.

Hi…my son is 5 years old and we are moving to mumbai. please can u guide me as to the best cbse school in mumbai. I am confused between jamnabai narsee, podar and hiranandani.
please suggest.

Opt for podar it’s a good school

Hi,we are relocating to India (andheri west). We are looking for good schools for our 3.5 yr son.We have heard of AVM,juhu..does it have bus route to Vera desai road. A prompt reply will be greatly appreciated

Do check out Ryan Global School at Lokhandwala Complex. This school is set up by the Ryan Group of Institutions –

My name is Sonali. My Husband has been transferred to Mumbai and his office is in Vasai East. My daughter is studying in Class 7 in a leading CBSE School in Delhi. Could you suggest a good CBSE school in Kadivalli/ Borivalli area pls.

hi, As my husband has been transferred from Hong kong to Mumbai,my daughter seeks admission for grade 12 next for yr can suggest some best IB schools in suburbs.

My name is Nilima. My Husband has been transferred to Mumbai from Haryana Gurgaon and his office is in Malad West. My kids are 8 nd 10 years old and currently studying in School which follows PYP program in Gurgaon. Could you suggest a good ICSC school in Malad area. Thanks in Advance and looking forward to get suggestion from you.

I want to choose bet two schools orien dadar and shishuvan matunga which one is better and why?

hi my son is 2 yrs old am staying in goregoan
suggest me some school

Hi i will be shortly moving to mumbai. I want to know if i am putting up at malad than will st. Marys high school or villa theresa high school would be feasible option for my child . Also i would like to know the fee structure of both the schools

hi i wanted to know if hiranandani foundation school have only isc or ib orelse it has icse also.

My son is 3 years 10 months completed & studying in Jr.K.G School in one of local highschool which is not good.I tried to get him admission for last year in 5 schools near Dadar Area but inspite of completing all the required formalities my son could not get admission in previous year in any of these school.Would like to know if I can get admission in any of the school near Dadar(E) area.

Hi I have got transferred recently ,My office is in andheri east and also nearby is my sister who will be living with me too , her office is also in Andheri east near Kalpatru . I am looking for a good school , who also focuses on sports for std 1 and senior Kg . Request ur help and also if possible suggestions where should i reside . Thanks

Podar School at Santacruz is excellent. Their School bus plies great distances both in the east and west.

Could you suggest some good ICSE/CBSE schools in Santacruz West other than Podar? Im currently in class 10 and want to take up Science stream in class 11 in a good school in Mumbai. An early reply would be appreciated!

Dear Parents, I suggest Podar at Powai, CBSE which is upto 6th + 11th & 12th, as very close to areas like Hiranandani, Lake Homes, Nahar, Raheja Vihar, Andheri east, Kanjur marg, etc. Kids don’t have to travel in trains/ buses in the traffic of mumbai, which will take almost half day of traveling, thus getting more time for self studies & concentration.

want to know about pawar public school – bhandup


my son is studying in DY patil International school in nerul since pre nursery since they started the school in the university campus. Also we stay just next door to DPS nerul who’s admissions are open now. i’m a bit confused between both schools, although my son enjoys his current school, dps reputation is working on our minds. Curriculum at dy patil is IGCSE and at dps is cbse. what do u suggest? pls consider this as urgent.

Hi,I want to know the fees structure of podar international school icse santacruz w

Hi any good school without exams in byculla and prabhadevi mumbai

I intend to join St. Marys ICSE school Koparkhairane, I needed to know whether it is a branch of same school in Mazagaon and if so is it as good a school as the one on Mazagaon?

Hi, I have a daughter aged 2 and intend to apply for Bombay Scottish. I stay at Andheri and hence I am in a fix whether to opt for BSS, Mahim or Powai. By word of mouth I have heard that BSS mahim is much more preferred than Powai. I am keen to know the reason behind this is it the faculty or is it just that Maihm is the Parent Institution hence the preference.

hi, my son is 3 years old & I am totally confused on which school to opt for
MET Rishikul & Poddar are the 2 options I have right now, PL suggest mothers with expeience n these schools on their thoughts


which is a better school…AVM or city international? I am looking for a good school near Andheri West…

never heard of ST. Anthony and St. Mary here.

Pelase suggest asap…as i need to pay the fee by Friday…..


Kindly help me with best school list in Mira road for both ICSE n CBSE along with fee structure.


Hi there,

Try this adaptive learning platform to make your children fall in love with Math @

Hi Urjasi..
You can go with Mount Litera School international.Mount Litera School International is a co-educational day school, which provides an outstanding education through the International Baccalaureate progrommes.It is in Bandra Kurla Complex,Bandra- East

Hi Urjasi..
You can go with Mount Litera School international.Mount Litera School International is a co-educational day school, which provides an outstanding education through the International Baccalaureate progrommes.It is in Bandra- East

St. Gregorious, Chembur is one of the finest schools in Mumbai. Also, in your list, OLPS school, Chembur, has not just produced Anil Kapoor, but many more such as Ram Sampath, Shankar Mahavdevan, Eijaz Khan, etc.

12 pass direct asdmishn if can possible and results Mumbai cbse bord

Hi we r relocating to mumbai….what r the international schools IB near bhandup and can some one tell me the fees of the same.

i am living in chikuwadi borivali west.please suggest good & affordable ICSE schools.

can smone send me school with cbsc board with cricket an imp sport

recently I have shifted to mulund. can you tell me which school will be better for my daughter S.S. Vaze or St. Marys convent high school as both are nearby.

Will be relocating to Mumbain nov 16 need school for my children in classes 9&11 near bkc pls help

Currently I am looking for schools near bandra east classes 9 &11 will be moving to Mumbai in November 2016

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 2,514,595 hits


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 943 other followers

Top Clicks

  • None

Twitter Updates

  • Good News For Expectatnt Moms: Dear Expectant Mothers and and also friends of Expectant parents, Please visit us... 9 years ago
  • : Looking for cloth diapers in Gurgaon. bumGenius award winning cloth diapers are now available with Mums N Munc... 9 years ago
  • Things To Look For While Buying A Pram or Stroller: Many factors conspire to make this particular purchase a hig... 10 years ago
  • Diapers Are A Mom’s Best Friend: Disposable v/s Cloth Diapers Diapers are a mom’s best friend, undoubtedly. Once... 10 years ago
  • Maternity Or Pregnancy pillows!: To sleep peacefully during pregnancy is quite a task because of sudden weight g... 10 years ago
%d bloggers like this: