The Doon School, Dehradun

  • Mall Road, Krishna Nagar, Dehradun

  • Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Boys School [IB]

About The Doon School, Dehradun

Welcome to The Doon School. We are a school which specializes in all boys boarding education for pupils aged 12-18. The school is probably the only ‘All India’ school with applications from almost every state each year, as well as from Indian families overseas. Established in 1935, The Doon School is one of India’s finest schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat.

The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes boarders. The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus with a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life provide all boys with ample green space and fresh air where they are able to live and learn. It is an environment rarely offered by schools in large and small cities in India, or indeed some other countries. All boys are able to seek advice from the teaching staff, the Wellness Centre and the school counsellor living on the school campus throughout the seven day week. Boys discover that they have much more time to study and pursue their wider interests. There is no wasted time travelling to learn Sport, Art, Music, Drama and benefit from Careers Guidance as well as other necessary university and college entrance preparation.

Why The Doon School, Dehradun?

The Doon School provides holistic education to students encompassing different spheres of learning that helps them nurture the leader within. It specializes in a fully boarding education and has done so consistently and without wavering from this core characteristic since its foundation in 1935. The greatest strengths of the school spring from the quality of the human relationships throughout the community and the sense of companionship that these engender. The full boarding environment encourages a strong sense of community and helps to develop friendships that will be sustained – and be sustaining – in life beyond the School.

  • Our boarding education is aimed at Indian boys from all over India and overseas. It is therefore able to inculcate India’s rich and diverse history, heritage and tradition in its pupils.
  • The school is secular and thus is open to boys from all states, socio-economic backgrounds, castes and religions.
  • The school’s inspiration and foundation came from the best of the British independent school sector, on S.R. Das’s insistence that it should be an egalitarian and secular environment welcoming boys from every background and region in India. The combination of that founding vision and the desire to provide that best educational practice to boys in India makes the school a unique boarding environment. It also provides the school with its unique position of being a national brand with a global reach and reputation, and an international outlook.
  • The school’s proven track record in producing outstanding leaders in all walks of life has given Doon and its alumni a worldwide reputation.
  • It is able to specialize in the education of boys aged 12–18 years and resource it accordingly. The school can focus all its energies and resources on boys rather than also having to provide resources for educating girls, day pupils or junior age groups, all of which require their own special level of commitment.
  • The school has a beautiful campus; it was the original site of the Forest Research Institute and hence is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna . The space and clean Himalayan air of Dehradun provides a healthy and secure environment to grow up in.
  • The school offers a choice between the IB and the ISC in the S Form (Class XI) and has a recent track record of excellent examination results and first class university and college placements at home and abroad.
  • The school’s ten-year development plan encompasses a campus master plan and financial plan, together with a fully integrated approach to the intellectual, pastoral and co-curricular aspects of the education of the boys.
  • The school’s historic commitment to social service is such that the Indian Government, inspired by the Doon model, introduced SUPW as a compulsory aspect of the curriculum for all schools. This and other innovative approaches to education, including our current teacher training programs, are indicative of The Doon School’s commitment to being a pathfinder for best educational practice in India.

Key School Stats

Ownership Private
Year of Establishment 1935
Co-Ed Status Boys School
Campus Size 70 Acres
Classes Offered Play - 12th
Board IB
Education Medium English
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
School Type Boarding Schools

The Doon School, Dehradun Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Documents required at the time of Reporting

  • Birth Certificate
  • Photograph of Child
  • Aadhar Card of Child
  • Residence Proof
  • Photograph - Parents / Guardian
  • Aadhar Card - Parents
  • Passport (if any)

The Doon School, Dehradun Fee Structure (INR)

Registration Fee 12,000 - 36,000 One Time
Admission Fee 5,00,000 One Time
Tution Fee 11,20,000 Yearly
Security Fee 5,50,000 One Time
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Admission Procedure

The school admits boys in January and April every year. In January, it admits into the 8th standard (C form), and in April it admits into the 7th standard (D form).

To be admitted in the 7th standard, a boy must be over 11 years and under 12 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the entrance test. To be admitted in the 8th standard, he must be over 12 years and under 13 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the test.

Admissions is a two step process.

In the first step, boys write an entrance test conducted in the major metropolitan cities in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Dehradun). Overseas candidates may take the test at their respective Indian embassies/consulates.

The written test is held in November of every year. The test consists of four papers: English, Hindi, Mathematics, and General Knowledge.

Hindi is a compulsory language up to and including the 10th standard. Therefore, all boys must appear for the test in Hindi. Exemption may be granted to those candidates who have not studied Hindi in the five years prior to the entrance test. In such cases, parents should inform the school, explaining in detail why the boy had not studied Hindi in that period. They should submit supporting letters and certificates from the previous school(s).

In the second step of the admissions process, those boys who qualify in the written test are invited for a personal interview. The interviews are usually done in December, at the school and in select cities in different parts of India (Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore/ Hyderabad/Chennai).

The school gives some consideration to the sons, grandsons, and brothers of Old Boys as also to brothers of boys currently in school.

The school does not admit boys after the 8th standard.
In order to sit for the entrance examination again, the candidate must meet the age requirement set out above.

The number of boys admitted every year depends on the vacancies that become available after the candidates for the ISC and ICSE have left the school.

For further details on admission, please contact the Headmaster's Secretariat.

Admission offers are made in January and a complete set of admission documents is sent out which includes a detailed clothing list. The first year is probationary and the terms of the agreement, which are executed on stamped paper before admission is granted, must be abided by.

Infrastructure & Facilities

Alumni Associastion
Art and Craft
Biology Lab
Boys Hostel
Chemistry Lab
Computer Lab
Food and Dining
Indoor Sports
Life skill Development Program
Multi Activity Room
Music Room
Outdoor Sports
Physics Lab
Play Ground
Science Lab
Science Lab
Seminar Hall
Swimming Pool

  • Student : Teacher Ratio 10 : 1

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