In a nationwide survey of schools in different categories, conducted by Education World magazine, 16 schools from Mumbai have appeared in top ten under different categories. The survey which was conducted on 913 schools in 28 cities was done under different categories such as day schools, international schools, international day-cum boarding schools etc. The Centre for Forecasting’s field researchers also surveyed 10,031 parents, teachers, principals, educationists and senior students, based upon which the list was prepared.
Among the most prominent ones which are featured include Dhirubhai Ambani International School, BKC- which ranked number one across India among the best day international schools for an unprecedented 4th time in a row, Campion School – an all-boys school which ranked as country’s most admired day school. The founder and chairperson of the school commented upon the exemplary performance of her school stating that “We are extremely proud that DAIS has ranked India’s No.1 International School for the fourth time in a row. This accolade exemplifies our school’s commitment and dedication to bring out the best in every child.”
The principal of Campion School, Fort, Paul Machado said-“Participation of all stake holders is most important for the success of a school. It is crucial that whenever the school starts something new, parents, students and teachers are consulted and everyone works as a team.”
Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane, was ranked as 2nd best school in the co-ed category, which was a place lower than last year when it came out at top. Commenting upon its repeated show of quality education, the principal of the school, Revathy Srinivasan said, “There are two things which we concentrate on – innovation and making school a fun place. We provide students a complete opportunity to develop in academics, sports and cultural activities.”
The other schools which made it in the top ten category of same category includes Cathedral and John Connon School at Fort which shared a joint 5th spot. In the girls day school category, J.B Petit High School, Fort ranked first, improving its position from last year’s position at 5. Villa Theresa High School, Peddar Road too made it to the top ten in the same category, coming in at 9th place. Kendriya Vidyalay, IIT Bombay, Powai was ranked fourth in government schools category.
Adding to its galore, schools for students with special needs and budget private schools also found mention in the rankings. The flooding of the rankings by so many schools, in such variegated categories, from a single city has established it as a tour-de- force in primary education in the country.