All parents have, at some point or another, gone through traumatic times trying to identify the best school for their children. It is quite a tumultuous journey, what with the plethora of schools in Gurgaon. So, one school has the best infrastructure, the other one has an impressive sports facility and the third has this great faculty. Confusing to the core!
To make life a wee bit simpler for the parent community, given below are the top 10 schools in Gurgaon, in 2017. The ranking has been done by the Education World. Schools are compared across parameters and then ranked accordingly.
The Heritage School is based on experiential learning. The school offers the CBSE examinations for higher classes. It has topped in quite a few parameters, like ‘Competence of faculty’, ‘Academic Excellence’, ‘Life Skills Education and Conflict Management’, ‘Infrastructure Provision’, and ‘Internationalism’.
2. Pathways World School, Aravali
Offering the expensive International Baccalaureate program, Pathways World School continues to be in the top 10 schools in Gurgaon. It has scored high on ‘Academic Reputation’ and ‘Parental Involvement’. It is the top scorer in ‘Community Service’. It is amongst the best in ‘Infrastructure Provision’.
3. The Shri Ram School, Aravali
Another consistently top ranked school, the Shri Ram School Gurgaon has generally been tagged as the most coveted school in Gurgaon. It offers the ICSE curriculum and has grades starting from Nursery up to 12th. In spite of not being branded as an International School, TSRS Aravali tops on ‘Internationalism’. It has also achieved high scores on parameters such as, ‘Competence of Faculty’, ‘Co-Curricular Education’ and ‘Parental Involvement’. It has scored over Pathways World School on ‘Sports Education’.
4. Shikshantar School, Gurgaon
Shikshantar is a day school in South City 1, Gurgaon. It offers CISCE (ICSE and ISC) curriculum. It features among the top 5 schools in Gurgaon. It has scored the highest on ‘Life Skills Education and Conflict Management’. It has surpassed the Pathways World School and TSRS on ‘Leadership Management Quality’. It has taken a back-seat on ‘Sports Education’.
5. Pathways School, Gurgaon
Not far behind Shikshantar, Gurgaon is the international day school – Pathways. It holds an overall rank of 5 among the top 10 schools in Gurgaon. It has scored amongst the highest on ‘Value for money’. It has better scores than the Heritage School and TSRS on ‘Community Service. It is also ahead of the Heritage School on ‘Parental Involvement’.
6. Scottish High International School
The 6th most sought-after school in Gurgaon is Scottish High International. This day school is affiliated to IBO, the CIE, and the CISCE. Scottish High International has scored the highest among the top schools on ‘Special Needs Education’. It is also the top scorer on ‘Value for Money’.
7. GD Goenka World School
GDGWS is a residential as well as a day school, located at Sohna Road. It offers IGCSE and International Baccalaureate program. It is the 7th most popular school in Gurgaon. GD Goenka World School shares scores with Pathways World School with regard to ‘Co-Curricular Education’. ‘Parental Involvement’ in GDGWS is similar to that in the Heritage school. It is also a close second to Heritage on ‘Infrastructure Provision’.
8. Lotus Valley School
Lotus Valley School Gurgaon is a CBSE day school, situated near the golf course extension road. It holds the 8th position in the best 10 schools in Gurgaon. It is ahead on GDWS on both ‘Academic Reputation’, ‘Competence of Faculty’ and ‘Value for Money’.
9. Salwan Public School and Suncity World School
These 2 schools co-exist as the 9th most sought after schools in Gurgaon. Salwan Public School is a day school that offers the CBSE curriculum from pre-nursery to grade 12. Suncity School Gurgaon, too, offers the CBSE, IGCSE and DP curriculum. They are both ahead of the Heritage school and TSRS on ‘Community Service’. Salwan Public school has scored more than these on ‘Value for Money’. Suncity World School is at par with TSRS and ahead of Heritage on the above-mentioned parameter. With regard to ‘Academic Reputation’, Salwan Public school is at the same level as Shikshantar School. Suncity World School shares the score with Scottish High International school on the given parameter.
10. DPS Sector 45 and Amity International School, Gurgaon
Rank 10 in the list of the 10 top schools in Gurgaon is shared by 2 schools, namely, DPS school, sector 45 and Amity International. DPS follows the CBSE curriculum from pre-nursery to grade 12. Amity International is an English medium co-educational, day school, affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
With regard to scores, both DPS and Amity International are at par with Pathways World School and TSRS on ‘Academic Reputation’. These two schools have also scored the second highest on the parameter ‘Value for Money’.
Education must not just teach work, it needs to teach LIFE. So, finding the school that is just right for one’s child is crucial!