Gurgaon schools have done Gurgaonites proud in the latest Education World School Rankings with three Gurgaon schools ranking among India's Top 10 Day Schools. Interestingly, there is only one CBSE School in Gurgaon amongst top 5 schools in Gurgaon the rest being Gurgaon’s ICSE and International Schools securing two positions each. However, among top 10 schools in Gurgaon, CBSE schools are the favourite with 50% of the ranked schools being CBSE. Three international boarding schools in Gurgaon have also made a place among top 20 International Day-cum-Boarding Schools. Search how your school ranks at https://schoolwiser.com/.
These rankings are based on Education World School Rankings conducted by Delhi based opinion polls company C Fore. Samples of 3,939 respondents from north India have been persuaded to rate schools based on their perception on a ten-point scale across 14 parameters that include infrastructure provision, internationalism, value for money, academic reputation, competency of faculty amongst others. Millennium City Gurgaon is home to a large number of private schools. Let’s take a look at the details and ranking of the top schools in Gurgaon.
The Heritage School Gurgaon, a top international CBSE school in Gurgaon has been ranked India's 6th Best School and the top school in Gurgaon. While many other top Gurgaon schools are schooling children, The Heritage School (THS) as an experiential learning school claims to focus on educating children through its ‘learning by doing’ approach. The school is affiliated with CBSE up to the Senior Secondary level (Grade 12) and has an option for students to pursue International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme for grades 11 and 12.
Heritage school boasts a top score in Teacher Welfare and Development, Competency of Teachers, Infrastructure Provision, Co-curricular Education, Leadership Management Quality and Individual Attention to Students. Its CBSE exam average for grade 12 is the highest in Gurgaon at 88% only equalled by DPS Sector 45. However, the schools scores relatively much lower in Value for Money as one of the most expensive CBSE schools in the Gurgaon.
Pathways Aravali (PWS), one of the top international schools in Gurgaon, has been ranked India’s 2nd best International Day-cum-Boarding School. The school setup in 2003 was the first IB school in north India following the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum comprising of Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
PWS top scores on Academic Reputation, Sports Education and Co-curricular Education positions it as a school for a well-rounded development. However, as possibly the most expensive school in Gurgaon its affordability is mostly limited to the top strata of the society comprising of foreigners, NRIs, expats and top earning executives and businessmen. This school located away from the hustle of the main city on a 34 acre land in the picturesque settings of the Aravali hills might make the day school option a bit inconvenient for some but assures of a good boarding school in Gurgaon.
Setup by Arun Bharat Ram of the Shri Ram family, The Shri Ram School Aravali (TSRS) is a top ICSE school in Gurgaon located in the heart of the city. It is undisputedly Gurgaon’s most coveted school. TSRS Gurgaon has been ranked as 3rd in the list of top schools in Gurgaon and 8th Best Co-ed Day schools across India in the EW school ranking.
TSRS Aravali has interestingly out scored all the international schools in Gurgaon by topping the score on Internationalism. It also has a top score Parental Involvement, Co-curricular Education and Competency of Teachers, however its score on Individual Attention to Students of 80 seems relatively low with many other lower ranked schools scoring ahead on this parameter and the top ranked Heritage School scoring 95.
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Shikshantar School Gurgaon, a top progressive ICSE school in Gurgaon ranked as the 15th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 4th top school in Gurgaon. It is among the top two progressive schools in Gurgaon along with The Heritage School (THS). While THS is affiliated to CBSE, Shikshantar Gurgaon is affiliated with CISCE up to the Senior Secondary level (Grade 12) and conducts the Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) exams for grade 10 and 12 respectively.
Shikshantar School has attained highest scores on Community Service, Life Skills Education and Conflict Management and is among the top three for Leadership Management Quality. However, it scores a 66 on Sports Education that is the third lowest on the table.
Pathways School is one of the top international schools in Gurgaon approachable from Delhi, Faridabad and Gurgaon. Launched in the year 2010, the current student strength is 1300. Standing out with a unique educational ideology, the school applies the Multiple Intelligences Approach, developed by Dr. Howard Gardner from Harvard University. Ranked as India's 6th Best International Day Schools and 5th Best school in Gurgaon, Pathways School Gurgaon curriculum comprises of the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programme of the IB Organisation of Geneva.
Spread on a 10 acre site, Pathways has scored highly on its Infrastructure Provision, in addition to categories like Co-curricular Education, Individual Attention to Students and Leadership Management Quality. It scores highest among the 25 listed schools in the Academic Reputation and Sports Education category. Pathways scores the third highest points in Competence of Faculty, pushed back by The Shri Ram School, Aravalli and The Heritage School by a few points.
The GD Goenka World School (GDGWS), ranked as the 6th top school in Gurgaon, is a vital asset to the GD Goenka Education City which is one of the ventures run by industrialist A K Goenka. The World School follows IGCSE from the University of Cambridge (UK) and the IB Diploma Programme, Geneva. In collaborations with the likes of Le Cordon Blue, Politecnico Di Milano School of Italy and many more international institutes, the GD Goenka World School has established itself as one of the top international schools in Gurgaon located at the outskirts of the main city on Sohna road in Gurgaon.
Sharing the top score on Infrastructure Provision along with The Heritage School, GDGWS is presumably is one of the most desirable boarding schools in Gurgaon on its 60-acre campus. However, it performs rather low on Competence of Faculty as schools at a lower rank have scored much more in this category.
Brainchild of property developer Lotus Greens (Noida), Lotus Valley International School (LVIS) Gurgaon is awarded 47th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 7th among the top 10 schools in Gurgaon. The campus at Lotus Valley is divided into three blocks - Pre-primary, Middle and Senior Wings along with space for indoor outdoor activities.
Lotus Valley scores reasonably high on its Infrastructure Provision and Community Service, moving ahead of the Shri Ram School, Aravali and Pathways School in this category. Though, in the Teacher Welfare and Development category Lotus Valley’s score is average.
Suncity School was founded by Laxmi Narain Goel of the Essel Group and Suncity Projects. Sharing the same rank as LVIS in Gurgaon, Suncity School Gurgaon too has been awarded as 47th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and has ranked 7th in the list of top schools in Gurgaon. From Pre-school to Class 12th, Suncity School offers CBSE along with an option for IGCSE for grades 9 and 10. It scores high on Sports Education with sports facilities like Rock Climbing, Swimming, Hockey, Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Skating, Yoga, Chess, Basket Ball, Cricket, Soccer, Swimming, Lawn & Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Fully Equipped Gym, and more. It scored ahead of Shikshantar School (ranked as the 4th top school in gurgaon) by a huge margin in this category.
Established in the year 2002, DPS 45 has gained much popularity among schools and is ranked as 50th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 8th across top schools in Gurgaon. Affiliated to CBSE, DPS is among top CBSE schools in Gurgaon and provides education from Nursery to Class 12th. It is run as an independent DPS franchise school under the management of leading Pepsi bottler Ravi Jaipuria. DPS Gurgaon Sector 45 has highest CBSE exam average for Class 12th at 88% tying it with the top ranked The Heritage School Gurgaon and also scores 4th highest in Competence of Faculty category. The low point for DPS Sector 45 is the score for Special Needs Education and Internationalism.
Founded in the year 1996, Salwan Public School is affiliated with CBSE and CBSE-i boards and was ranked as the 9th top school in Gurgaon and 51stBest Co-ed Day schools across India. With an Academic Reputation score same as Shikshantar School (4th ranked school in gurgaon), Salwan Public School surpasses GD Goenka World School, Pathways School and Lotus Valley in this category. Also, its CBSE Class 12th average of 84% puts the school among the top three scorers making it one of the top CBSE schools in Gurgaon. Internationalism on the other hand is a category where Salwan Public School missed scoring high.
Sharing the same spot as Salwan Public School, DAV Public School Sector 14 is also the 51st Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 9th in the list of top 10 schools in Gurgaon. DAV provides students with amenities like learning centres, smart boards, robotics lab, skating rink, gymnasium, swimming pool and much more. A school that offers great academic results along with extracurricular activities, DAV Public School Sector14 scores the highest in the Value for Money category beating all top schools in the list and also scores reasonably high on rest of the categories. However, Individual Attention to Students is a category where DAV has scored quite low.
Lancers International has been ranked as the 10th top school in Gurgaon. Also known as LIS Gurgaon, Lancers as an IB World School is also among the top 10 international schools in Gurgaon and has been ranked as India’s 20nd best International Day-cum-Boarding Schools by EducationWorld. Lancers scores reasonably high on Individual Attention to students and Infrastructure Provision category, however, Community Service and Value for Money is where Lancers skipped a beat and scored lowest and 3rd lowest in the categories respectively.
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Founded in the year 2003, AIS Sector 46 is a CBSE affiliated school and currently bags the position as 72th India’s Best Co-ed Day schools in India and has been ranked 11th among top schools in Gurgaon. Amity is one of the largest educational groups in the country today, and as part of the Amity chain of schools, the school in sector 46 Gurgaon currently has strength of approximately 3500 students. Amity scored 3rd highest in the Academic Reputation category matching the scores of Shri Ram School and DPS Sector 45 Gurgaon. On the basis of the list and individual scores, Amity International appears to have a fair score on most parameters.
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Scottish High International School is one of the top 3 ICSE schools in Gurgaon and also offers globally accepted Diploma Programme of the Geneva based IB organisation as well as IGCSE curriculum of Cambridge University. Among other international schools, Scottish High is listed as 13th India’s Best International Day Schools in Gurgaon. The school has scored the highest in Special Needs Education, followed by 2nd highest score in Value for Money category amongst the top 25 schools in gurgaon.
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With 7 branches spread all across Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Ludhiana, Manav Rachna schools are affiliated to CBSE, with accreditation from AdvancED, USA and academic collaboration with technoplanet, crest and International Primary. At 90th Best Co-ed Day schools across India, MRIS Sector 46 is the 12th top school in Gurgaon that scores well on Co-curricular Education and Sports Education. However, it scores lower in categories like Value for Money and Internationalism.
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Shalom Hills International School, an unaided, Christian Minority School started by Lilly George in 2004 that practices an inclusive education policy ranks as the 90th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 13th in the list of top schools in Gurgaon. The school has a fair score on Infrastructure Provision and Academic Reputation. Though, it scores pretty low on Internationalism which is same as MRIS 46 and DPS Sushant Lok.
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Ranked at number 14, AIS sector 43 was founded in 2003 by Ritnand Balved Education Foundation of the Amity chain of schools. It is a co-educational English medium public school providing schooling from Nursery to Senior Secondary level. The school offers day boarding facility and is positioned at 14th in the list of top schools in Gurgaon and as 99th Best Co-ed Day schools across India with strength of over 1900 students. The school scores relatively low on Life Skills Education & Conflict Management. However, the school has a high ranking in the Academic Reputation category with its CBSE Exam average at 83.
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Founded in 1980, Blue Bells Model School is a Senior Secondary School and has been awarded as 105th Best Co-ed Day schools in India and 15th among top schools in Gurgaon. It is a school affiliated by CBSE board and has introduced many activities to bring up the standard of student education and development, including Robotics Club, Life Skills Education for both teachers and students and many more. Blue Bells’ score fairly on Academic Reputation and the average CBSE result is high, but scores relatively low in Teacher Welfare and Development and Co-curricular Education category.
Built on more than 4 acres, DPS Sushant Lok is in the middle of the busy city and was established in 2005. A franchise school of the Delhi Public School Society, the school is a Senior Secondary level school. Ranked as the 16th top school in Gurgaon and 113th Best Co-ed Day schools in India, DPS Sushant Lok is among the top ranked CBSE schools in Gurgaon. DPS scores reasonably high on both, Co-curricular Education as well as Academic Reputation. Its lowest score is in the Special Needs Education category which overall ranks at 5th lowest amongst the 25 listed schools.
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GD Goenka Public School (GDGPS) Gurgaon is a franchise school of GD Goenka Group. The school has been ranked 17th and 117th among top schools in gurgaon and best co-ed day schools in India respectively and caters till senior secondary classes as one of the top CBSE schools in Gurgaon. GD Goenka Public School Gurgaon with its campus and facilities scores high points on Infrastructure Provision. Though, the score on Value for Money is relatively low and on Life Skills Education & Conflict Management and Academic Reputation it is the third lowest on the points table.
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A 9 year old school in the city, Excelsior American School has been awarded as 24th India’s Best International Day Schools in Gurgaon. With a full International curriculum from the Cambridge International Examinations, University of Cambridge, UK, Excelsior offers education from Grades Pre-nursery through Grade 12. A score that is at par with the top 5 schools in gurgaon, Excelsior American School scores high points in the Individual Attention to Students category. It also scores relatively high on Infrastructure Provision and Internationalism category but scores a 66 on Academic Reputation which is the lowest amongst all the schools listed. Its scores on Competency of Faculty and Teacher Welfare and Development are also towards the lower end of the points table.
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Awarded as 145th Best Co-ed Day schools in India, Delhi Public School Maruti Kunj was established in the year 1995 as a JV between the Maruti Udyog and DPS Society and currently has strength of over 3000 students and has been ranked 19th in the list of top schools in gurgaon. The school has scores towards the lower end compared to other mentioned schools in most categories, other than the Infrastructure Provision category which is high along with Parental Involvement, which is relatively high as well. The school’s CBSE results average at a score of 75%.
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Recognised and affiliated by CBSE, the Maurya School has been awarded as the 150th Best Co-ed Day schools in India by Education World. It shares rank 20 with Blue Bells Public School in the list of top schools in Gurgaon. In the Individual Attention to Students and Infrastructure Provision category the school scores a relatively high score. It has scored the lowest among the list of top ranked schools in gurgaon in Teacher Welfare and Development. Barring the above mentioned categories the school ranks at a moderate score.
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With high Academic Reputation, Blue Bells’ score is greater than many top schools in the list including GD Goenka World School, Scottish High, Shikshantar School and many others. It has been ranked as the 150th Best Co-ed Day schools across India. It shares its rank with The Maurya School at rank 20 among the top schools in Gurgaon. Based on the scores mentioned it has an average CBSE result of 85% and quite a high score on Competence of Faculty as well. However, it scores the last among listed schools on Leadership Management Quality.
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Ryan International School (RIS) Sector 40, a part of the Ryan International Group of Institutions, has secured the position of 160th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and 21st top school in Gurgaon. Among average scores in most categories, RIS sector 40 scores well in Parental Involvement and Academic Reputation but the second lowest in Teacher Welfare and Development. It’s score of 64 on Life Skills Education & Conflict Management is also relatively low compared to the top ranked school scoring 91.
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An English medium school with classes up to 12th standard, Summer Fields Gurgaon has been ranked 173th Best Co-ed Day schools across India and is ranked 22nd in the list of top schools in Gurgaon. It scores an 83 in Academic Reputation which is at par with many of the higher ranked schools in Gurgaon. Also, it sets an average of its CBSE results at 82% which is a much preferred score amongst many better ranked schools in Gurgaon. Its score in Sports Education is the lowest and scores in Competence of Faculty and Special Needs Education category the second lowest and third lowest respectively among all other schools mentioned.
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Ajanta Public School is ranked as 175th Best Co-ed Day schools in India and 23th top school in Gurgaon. Founded in the year 1999, Ajanta Public School scores averagely well and maintains a balance in its overall score. Not scoring too high or low, Ajanta seems reasonably good where categories like Infrastructure Provisions are at the same score as Amity International and Co-curricular Education scores same as GD Goenka Public School but scores the second lowest in Teacher Welfare and Development along with Ryan International Sector 40 and second lowest in Leadership Management Quality along with Ryan International Sohna Road.
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Established in 2007 on a 12 acre site, Ryan International Sohna Road is ranked at 183th Best Co-ed Day schools across India. In the list of 25 top schools in Gurgaon, Ryan International School sohna road scores least out of all on Value for Money category, the highest being DAV Public School Sector-14 and Scottish High. It also has the second lowest score on Leadership Management Quality just ahead of Blue Bells Public School. Though on the basis of the scores, it sure has a promising score in its Academic Reputation category.
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Positioned at 193th Best Co-ed Day schools across India, GEMS International is the last on the list of top 25 schools in Gurgaon at Rank 25. By the parameters of Internationalism, Co-curricular Education, Competence of Faculty and Life Skills Education & Conflict Management in the EW ranking list, GIS scores a 47, 63, 132 and 59 respectively which are the lowest in the category of schools listed. However, GEMS International School does show fair scores in categories like Sports Education and Infrastructure Provision.
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A few lows and many highs, commendable scores and a lot of discoveries, Gurgaon schools score remarkably well and promise a great future to children of the city. If you have a question about top schools in Gurgaon, ask below and our experts and your fellow parents would be happy to answer them for you.