List of top ranked CBSE and ICSE board Schools in India

‘Gurukul’, the name given to a centralized place where education gets imparted to a group of students, has come a long way to the modern day school. Today, there are various methodologies and structures given to education, giving rise to a number of curriculum’s, prominently, the CBSE and ICSE. To come up with the top schools affiliated to CBSE and ICSE curriculum, one comes across a number of parameters on which a school can be analyzed like, the quality of education imparted, academic ranking, parent ratings, infrastructure and policies.


Indian Certificate of Secondary education refers to a private board of education in India which is structured in a way to provide education, following the New Education Policy, 1986. The medium chosen is English.

The Cathedral & John Cannon School, Mumbai.

This school situated at Malabar hill, Mumbai has one of the most impressive lists of alumni. Other than maintaining record breaking results and exceptional rankings, the school has taken up innovative ways to produce exemplary students.

Special Feature: Identifying extraordinary talent, the school offers accelerated programs where the students can pursue subjects like Calculus, English, Computers etc.

Jamna Bai Narsee School, Mumbai.

It is located in the western suburbs of Mumbai, offers world-class infrastructure along with overall personality development, with special stress on sports and cultural activities.

Special Feature: School building incorporates an exclusive architecture making room for impressive laboratories, sports and cultural activities.

La martiniere School, Kolkata.

It runs two single sex schools, girls and boys, located in south, Kolkata. It is considered to be one of the oldest and finest schools finding roots in the English regime in India. It also encompasses famous alumina in most of the fields like sports, media, education, art and culture etc.

Special Feature: Students are encouraged to take up various extracurricular activities like elocution, debating etc. and be a part various clubs run in the school to develop varied interests.

Bishop Cotton Boys’ and Girls’ School, Bangalore.

This is a very old school, connected with British Raj, situated on the St. Marks Road having an impressive alumini. It is a boarding school, with a big campus comprising a variety of co-curricular facilities.

Special feature: The school organizes various national level events like Cotton shield, a cricket tournament, Synchronize, science and Information technology Festival, Resurgence, commerce and economic fest, to name some of the prominent ones.

Shri Ram School, Delhi.

It is a co-educational school having three campuses in and around Delhi imbibing environmental awareness with overall development facilities to the students.

Special Feature: Though the medium of instruction is English, Indian culture is given equal importance. It takes pride in giving social values along with academics.


It comes under the Union Government of India, and affiliates a number of private schools all over India with an approval from central government of India in addition to Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. The medium of instruction is English or Hindi.

Delhi Public School, India.

It is a chain of best CBSE schools in India having presence all over India and abroad. It represents a net work of relationships and values, with good infrastructure and quality education.

Special Feature: Since it is a chain of CBSE schools, it is convenient to people who are in transferrable jobs.

R N Podar School, Mumbai.

It is a day school situated in Santakruz, Mumbai with ‘state of the art’ infrastructure, excellent academic rankings and eminent alumini.

Special Feature: It promotes interactive learning and makes use of latest multimedia facilities to impart education.

St. Columba’s School, Delhi.

Situated in central Delhi, it is one of the oldest boys ‘school in India with a big and well – designed campus, and various facilities for extracurricular activities.

Special Feature: It runs various societies like debating, student council, Columban educator, Quiz to name some. The school building and the big playground has featured in famous TV commercials.

National Public School, Bangalore.

It is one of the schools in chain of branches in South India and abroad, with forward thinking policies and famous alumina apart from a good academic ranking. It is school which is operated with complete autonomy.

Special Feature: It comprises state of the art learning facilities with audio-visual aids with facilities for indoor as well as outdoor sports. Special events are clubbed together with the sister schools, which gives students more competition and exposure.