Mussoorie Schools

Hill stations have always been the preferred places for setting up educational institutes as well as centers for convalescence. Just as the healthy climate of the mountains proves ideal for rejuvenating ailing patients, the quiet surroundings of hill stations, away from the distractions of city life, makes such places ideal for the education of young minds.

Mussoorie is no exception to this rule. Located at a height of 2000 m above sea level at the foothills of the Himalayas, this place was a favored summer resort of the British during their rule in India. During the British rule, they set up several schools in Dehradun and Mussoorie to provide education for the European children in India. These schools modeled the English Public School system in England.

Mussoorie Schools Wynberg Allen School is one of the oldest educational institutions here, in fact, in the country itself. Set up in 1888, this school upholds a holistic education system for its pupils who come from all communities. With a healthy balance of studies and co-curricular activities, this school offers boarding as well as day scholar facilities. Sessions run from January to December and the school is affiliated to the ICSE examination board of India.

Woodstock School is the only institution in North India to have international recognition. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the US, this school offers American graduate diploma which is recognized for graduate entrance in America. Established in 1854, this school is a Christian, co-educational school with a huge campus sprawling 240 acres of forest land in the heart of Mussoorie. Ideal for expatriate students and teachers, this is one of the highly acclaimed schools in India and south Asia.

Mussoorie International School has affiliation to both ICSE examination board of India as well as the GCE ‘O’ Level examination by the University of Cambridge, U.K. This school offers a a unique blend of Indian values and Western culture and has excellent boarding facilities.

The other famous schools here include the Oak Grove School and the St. George’s College. While the Oak Grove School is run and owned by the Northern Railways and affiliated to the CBSE examination board of India, St. George’s College is an all boys’ institution affiliated to the ICSE examination board of India.

There are many other local schools in Mussoorie which strive to keep up the rich culture and heritage of learning that has been established here for centuries. The international level educational institutions here offer opportunities for Indian students to gain access to global level higher education in different parts of the world.

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