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The Doon School, Dehradun

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 , with classes from VII to XII. It is an English Medium school.

Dehradun, Dehradun - Uttarakhand, India

Boys, - since 1935

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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 , with classes from VII to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Dehradun. The Doon School was established in . It is a Private School and is managed by .

The motto of The Doon School is "Knowledge our Light". It is a Boys , 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 Delhi. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

Checkout everything about The Doon School, Dehradun Uttarakhand. The best gift you can give to your child is a right school for his/her academic, co-curricular and overall development. Read about The Doon School Admission Procedure & Policy, Important Dates for Admission, The Doon School Fee Structure, School Curriculum & affiliation, medium of instruction, level, Extracurricular Activities, Facilities, Alumni, Faculty, Contact Details and other important information. You can also explore list of best schools in Dehradun.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Mall Road, Dehradun
Dehradun - 248001
Uttarakhand INDIA

School Contact Person

Phone Number

0135-2526400, 0135 2526456

Email Id

School Website

School Principal & Management Committee

Mr. Matthew Raggett Headmaster 2016- Peter McLaughlin Headmaster till 2016

Chairman: G Thapar, Chairman of Governors

Admission Details

Academic Year

February to November

Admission Period

Admission Contact Details

Contact Person

Mr Madan Kothari, Head of Admissions

Phone Number

0135-2526406, 08979639477

Email Id

For admissions, Email Id :,

The Doon School offers following grades and levels
  • VII
  • VIII
  • IX
  • X
  • XI
  • XII
  • Middle School (VI-VIII)
  • Secondary School (IX-X)
  • Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

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 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 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

Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for The Doon School 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

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
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Infrastructure & Facilities

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

Education Facilities and Infrastructure

Computer Labs

Other Facilities and Infrastructure

Kitchen & Dining Hall
Medical Facility

Sports Facilities and Infrastructure

Covered Play Area
Play Area
Table Tennis

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 activites 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
Computer Club
Dramatics Theater
Mathematics Club
Model United Nations
Science Club
Social Service

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in . The School timings are

What is the typical school vacation schedule?

The School holidays are from
School has 2 terms Spring And Autumn Term. Spring Terms runs from Feb to end of May and Autumn term is from August to November.

Language of Instruction
  • English
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 both boys and girls and has following grades/levels
  • VII
  • VIII
  • IX
  • X
  • XI
  • XII
School Senior Secondary Streams
Number of Students


Number of Teachers


Students to Teachers Ratio


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 coed Englishmedium 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 CISCE, IB, CIE.


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
Pre school/ Pre Primary Classes
Primary Classes
Class 1st to 5th (I-V)
Middle School
Class 6th to 8th (VI-VIII)
Secondary School
Class 9th-10th (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.

Senior Secondary School
Class 11th-12th (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.

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 Results

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.
Vice-Principal/Head Master  
Health Wellness Teacher  

School Management Committee

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4.2 / 5 Based on 53 Reviews

The Doon School
5 5 1
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.

The Doon School
5 5 1
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.

The Doon School
1 5 1
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

The Doon School
5 5 1
Superb environment and great exposure with all-round development of students. Premium things always cost more.

The Doon School
1 5 1
only money can describe the student future!! great India

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