The Doon School, Dehradun

  • 53 reviews
  • GradesVII - XII
  • CurriculumCISCE, IB, CIE
  • TypePrivate School
  • Gender - BoardingBoys - Boarding School
The Doon School
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School is upto Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from VII to XII. It is an English Medium school.

About School

Know about The Doon School, Dehradun: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

The Doon School Dehradun, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from VII to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Dehradun. The Doon School was established in 1935. It is a Private School . The school is member of Indian Public School Conference.

Basic facts about The Doon School:
Year Established
1935
School Type
Private School
Gender
Boys
Boarding
Boarding School
Grades
Class VII - Class XII
Student / Teacher Ratio
7:1:1
Admission Period

Curriculum

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

School Level

Middle School (VI-VIII) - Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The motto of The Doon School is "Knowledge our Light". It is a Boys Boarding School, which services the educational need of over 500 students from VII through XII. The classes in The Doon School for every academic year starts from February to November.

The Doon School Dehradun is a boys’ boarding school for education of children aged 12-18. The School was founded by Satish Ranjan Das (S.R. Das). Arthur Edward Foot was the Founder Headmaster of the school.

The school is the top Boy's boarding School or Residential school in India and the among the top schools in India.

School Awards and Recognitions
  • Indian Public Schools’ Society (IPSS)
  • G20 Schools
  • Round Square group

The Doon School, Dehradun is one of the best Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) schools in Dehradun and ranks among the top schools in Dehradun. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) school in Dehradun. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Mall Road, Dehradun Dehradun - 248001 Uttarakhand INDIA

School Chairman & Principal

  • Chairman: G Thapar, Chairman of Governors
  • Principal: Mr. Matthew Raggett Headmaster 2016- Peter McLaughlin Headmaster till 2016

School Contact Person

Phone Number

0135-2526400, 0135 2526456

Email Address

info@doonschool.com

School Website

www.doonschool.com

Admission Details

Academic Year

February to November

Admission Period

Admission Contact Details
Contact Person
Mr Madan Kothari, Head of Admissions

Phone: 0135-2526406, 08979639477
Email: admissions@doonschool.com, mlk@doonschool.com

The School has students enrolled from VII to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, Contact Details, documents required and instructions for parents for The Doon School, Dehradun Admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is their any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to The Doon School Dehradun for the upcoming academic year?

The Doon School, Dehradun admit boys only in Class VII and Class VIII. School doesn’t take admission after 8th class.

Age Requirement

Class Age Requirement
Class VII (D Form) Candidate should be over 11 and below 12 years in September of the year he appears for the entrance examination
Class VIII (C Form) Candidate should be over 12 and below 13 years in September of the year he appears for the entrance examination

Admission Process

Registration/ Pre Registration

Parents can download the application form for registration from school’s website anytime. Parent’s have to send the completed form alongwith birth certificate copy and registration fee. Parent’s can complete registration of their kids anytime after birth. Please note registration doesn’t guarantee admission.

Age Fee For International Registration
Up to 3 years Rs. 12,000 USD 600
3 – 5 years Rs. 15,000 USD 850
5 – 7 years Rs. 18,500 USD 1000
7 – 9 years Rs. 22,000 USD 1300
9 – 11 years Rs. 29.000 USD 1500
11 – 13 years Rs. 36,000 USD 1800

Entrance Examination

Post registration, students have to appear for the entrance examination which is held at the end of October or November every year. students can appear for the entrance examination in Dehradun or any city in India. School sends sample papers and syllabus for entrance examination to students in advance.

Fees Details

The Doon School Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for The Doon School Dehradun fee structure and current fees.

Please refer to the below table for The Doon School Dehradun Fees and Fee Structure

Fees for Indian Students

  Fees per annum
School Fee Rs 9,70,000
Incidental Expenses Rs. 25,000 per term
Security Deposit (Refundable) Rs 3,50,000
Admission Fee (One time) Rs 3,50,000

Fees for International Students – NRIs and Foreign nationals

  Fees
School Fee Rs. 12,12,500
Admission Fee (One time) Rs. 6,06,250
Security Deposit (Refundable)  Rs. 6,06,250
Incidental Expenses (advance) Rs 50,000 per term

Infrastructure & Facilities

The The Doon School campus is spread over 72 Acres acres of land in area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. The School is a K-12 Boarding School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

Sports Facilities(14/41)

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Covered Play Area
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnasium
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Riding
  • Indoor Stadium
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Kho Kho
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Netball
  • Play Area
  • Rugby
  • Shooting
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Splash Pool
  • Sand Pit
  • Sailing
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwando
  • Tennis
  • Throwball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Education Facilities(1/6)

  • Library
  • Digital Library
  • Career Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Student Exchange Programs
  • Test Center

Classroom Facilities(0/3)

  • AC Classrooms
  • AV Classrooms
  • Lockers

Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(4/4)

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Dramatics
  • Music

Laboratories Facilities(2/6)

  • Laboratories
  • Language Labs
  • Maths Labs
  • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
  • Computer Labs
  • Robotics Labs

Transport Facilities(0/2)

  • Transport Facility
  • AC Buses

Boarding Facilities(1/2)

  • Hostel
  • AC Hostels

Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

  • Accessible Parking
  • Ramped or Level Entrances
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

Digital Facilities(0/4)

  • AV Facilities
  • Interactive Boards
  • School App
  • Wi-Fi

Food and Catering Facilities(1/3)

  • Canteen
  • Meal Served
  • Kitchen & Dining Hall

Safety and Security Facilities(0/11)

  • CCTV
  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Security Guards
  • Boundary Wall
  • Fenced Boundary Wall
  • Speedometer In Bus
  • GPS In Bus
  • CCTV In Bus
  • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
  • School Bus Tracking App

Medical Facility Facilities(1/7)

  • Medical Facility
  • Medical Room or Clinic
  • Resident Doctor
  • Medical Staff
  • Isolation Room
  • ICU
  • Dedicated Ambulance

Other Infra Facilities(0/6)

  • Kids Play Area
  • Activity Center
  • Toy Room
  • Amphitheatre
  • Auditorium
  • Day Care

School’s playing field is spread over 30 acres of land.

Sports Infrastructure

Multipurpose Hall – Gymnasium, Indoor badminton, basketball and table tennis

School has 2 artificial turf cricket pitches, 5 basketball courts, 4 squash and 6 tennis courts. School has 7 fields for hockey and football.

Hostels/ Houses

Currently, school has 5 houses to provide accommodation to students.  These houses are named after the contributors of the school – Kashmir House, Hyderabad House, Jaipur House, Tata House and Oberoi House. School has 2 more houses (Foot and Martyn) for new students who live in them for a year before moving to main houses.

Extra-Curricular Activities

School Houses and Activity Details

School has 5 houses.

Doon School Dehradun focuses on both in and out of class learning. School has a number of clubs and societies to allow boys to develop their area of interest. Socially Useful Productive Work (SUPW), social work is an important part of the student’s school life. All boys of the school have to complete a mandatory hours of social service hours in each term.

School has its publication named The Doon School Weekly.

Colors of the School are Blue and White.

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones. The Clubs are:

  • Art and Craft
  • Astronomy
  • Chess
  • Computer Club
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Dramatics Theater
  • Mathematics Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Music
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Publications
  • Quiz
  • Science Club
  • Social Service

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in .

Language of Instruction
  • English
What is the typical school vacation schedule?
The School holidays are from
HolidaysSchool has 2 terms Spring And Autumn Term. Spring Terms runs from Feb to end of May and Autumn term is from August to November.
Number of Students
500
Number of Teachers
70
Students to Teachers Ratio
7:1
School Senior Secondary Streams
    School Level & Classes

    Which grades will you have in the new session?

    The Doon School is a Middle School (VI-VIII) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for Boys and has following grades/levels
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    XIXII
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    IXX
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    VIIVIII

    Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

    The Academic session at The Doon School starts from February to November. The School provides education to students from VII to XII.

    The Doon School is a Boys English medium Boarding School which offers the best of National and International curriculum CISCE, IB, CIE, from VII to XII.The School offers its students a choice of 3 boards Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

    Affiliations

    The Doon School is authorised to offer the following

    CIE Cambridge International Board
    Cambridge International Examination (CIE)

    Cambridge CIE is part of the Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. CIE offers education for learners aged 5 to 19 years. CIE has 4 stages of education - Cambridge Primary for 5 to 11 years, Cambridge Secondary 1 for 11 to 14 year, Cambridge Secondary 2 (IGCSE) for 14 to 16 year and Cambridge Advanced (AS & A level) for 16 to 19 years.

    The Doon School is affiliated to CIE since 2016 with CIE affiliation number .

    The Schools offers following Cambridge programs

    • IGCSE Level

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    CISCE ICSE, ISC Board Schools
    CISCE - Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

    National level, private, Board of School education in India conducts

    • ICSE - Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (10th)
    • ISC - Indian School Certificate (12th)

    The Doon School is recognised by and affiliated to the CISCE and follows curriculum prescribed by it.
    The school is affiliated to CISCE since with CISCE affiliation number UT004. The Schools offers following CISCE boards -

    • ICSE (Class X)
    • ISC (Class XII)
    .

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    IB International Board Schools - MYP, PYP, IBDP
    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    The International Baccalaureate (IB) (International Baccalaureate Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland) offers 4 programs for students randing from age 3 to 19. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for students of age 3 to 12 students. Middle Years Programme is for students aged 11 to 16 and Diploma Programme (DP) for students ages 16 to 19. The Doon School, Dehradun is affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB). Every School authorized to offer the IB programmes is known as an IB World School.

    The school is affiliated to IB since 28-Aug-06 with IB affiliation number 002603.

    The Schools offers following IB programs

    • DP

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    Curriculum offered in The Doon School by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does The Doon School intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade
    Curriculum
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    • School follows IB DP Curriculum in Senior Secondary level classes, IB Diploma Programme (DP) caters to students from Class /Grade XI & XII. Know more about IB DP.
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ISC (Indian School Certificate Examination) curriculum in class XI & XII. Followed by ISC Board Exam at the end of the Class 12th.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • The Doon School follows Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum in Secondary level classes, Class 9 and Class 10. International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a two-year curriculum with wide range of subjects available to choose from. Know more about IGCSE.
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum in Secondary classes (class IX & X). Followed by ICSE Board Exam at the end of the Class 10th.
    Middle School (VI-VIII)

      Class 11th & 12th – ISC Curriculum

      Following subjects are offered in ISC Curriculum of Class 11th and 12th

      • Accounts, Commerce and Economics
        1. Accounts (ISC)
        2. Commerce (ISC)
        3. Economics (ISC)
      • Art
      • Computer Science
      • Careers Information, Education and Guidance
      • English
      • Modern Foreign Languages
        • French
        • German
      • Hindi
      • Humanities
        • Geography
        • History
        • Political Science
        • Psychology
      • Mathematics
      • Music
        • Hindustani Music – Vocal/Instrumental
        • Tabla
        • Western Music
      • Physical Education
        • Physical Education – Compulsory
        • Physical Education – 6th Subject
      • Sciences
        • Biology
        • Chemistry
        • Physics

      Class 11th and 12th – IB DP

      Following Subjects are offered in IB DP curriculum for class 11th and 12th.

      • Accounts, Commerce and Economics
        • Business and Management
        • Economics
      • Art
      • Computer Science
      • Careers Information, Education and Guidance
      • English
      • Modern Foreign Languages
        • French
        • German
      • Hindi
      • Humanities
        • Geography (IB)
        • History (IB)
      • Mathematics
      • Music
      • Physical Education
        • Physical Education – Compulsory
        • Physical Education – 6th Subject
      • Sciences
        • Biology (IB)
        • Chemistry (IB)
        • Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) (IB)

      Other Details

      School Notable Alumni

      Best Known Alumni of the School are

      • Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
      • Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
      • Mani Shankar Aiyar, Rajya Sabha nominee
      • Kamal Nath – Politician
      • Sanjay Gandhi
      • Rahul Gandhi
      • Karan Thapar – Journalism
      • Abhinav Bindra
      • Chandrachur Singh
      • Gautham Thapar
      • Anil Kumar – ISB co Founder
      • Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh – RAnbaxy Laboratories, Fortis Healthcare

      School Staff Details

      Designation Total No.
      Principal  
      Vice-Principal/Head Master  
      PGT  
      TGT  
      PRT  
      PRT(PET),TGT(PET),PGI(PLT)  
      Health Wellness Teacher  
      Librarian  
      Other  

      School Rating & Reviews

      4.2out of 5

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      Komal DhimanReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on April 26, 2019 10:08 AM
      only money can describe the student future!! great India
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      Bhupesh GuptaReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on January 18, 2019 3:24 AM
      Nationally very famous primary and secondary school for its premier education. It is very very expensive therefore only for elites. Very old school founded by an Indian during British period.
      SG
      Ssj4 GogetaReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on January 5, 2019 12:58 AM
      Its great school for over all development.The teachers are very nice and the best thing about this school is how all the stundents treat their seniors and juniors like their brothers.
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      Rajiv SharmaReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on August 31, 2018 2:43 AM
      Superb environment and great exposure with all-round development of students. Premium things always cost more.
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      Vaibhav NegiReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on July 25, 2018 12:26 PM
      The doon , famous for money. Have they ever shown their talent? Have they got highest percentage or rank in the board examination ? Think... It should be open for all, not only for rich people. I request to the owner of this school treat everyone equal. Don't give admission to the people who are rich. The school should be for every type of student. Jai Hind

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      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      The Doon School is affiliated to which board?

      The Doon School, Dehradun is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

      What is the process of getting admission into The Doon School, Dehradun?

      The The Doon School has students enrolled from VII to XII. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

      Is this school a co-educational school?

      No The The Doon School is Boys school.

      What is the curriculum offered at The Doon School, Dehradun?

      The Doon School, Dehradun offers the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) at various levels of education.

      Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

      The The Doon School is rated 4.2 out of 5 based on 53 reviews on SchoolMyKids.com, largest school reviews and rating platform.

      Does The Doon School offer Hostel facility to students?

      Yes, The schools offers boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Boarding School .