The city of Pune has witnessed a remarkable growth in the past decade. Though the economic and industrial growth of the city has come into feature in the past couple of decades, the city has always been known for its educational institutions. There are innumerable schools with high standards of education. Pune’s schools are famous for its libraries, sports grounds, hi-tech lab facilities and so on. Pune schools have produced thousands of students who make their presence felt in all the important areas of activities, within India and abroad.
Loyola High School is a Jesuit school situated in Pune. Founded in 1961, the school educates boys from standard 1 to 12, and the medium of instruction is English. It is named after Saint Ignatious of Loyola. It is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board. The school has some of the best academic and sports facilities in Pune. School classrooms are spacious and well ventilated, the library is a 2 floored well-stocked repository of books spanning a wide variety of topics, and science and computer labs are equipped with the latest equipment.
Sanskriti School is an innovative and creative school in Pune which is follows the CBSE syllabus. They believe that education should be a joyful experience and their philosophy is that each child is unique and has his/her own unique strengths. Here a lot of emphasis is given to personality development and each child is lovingly mentored to find his/her niche. The USP here is their experienced and caring teaching team which believes individual attention is the key to a meaningful learning experience. Their beautiful 7 acre campus offers a picturesque landscape with serenity and beauty of nature all around. Here children are groomed to be global citizens with high regard for Indian culture and values.
Delhi Public School Pune was the second initiative of Takshila Educational Society. It was established in 2003 and is a collaborative effort with the Delhi Public Schools Society, which is one of the largest chains of CBSE schools in India. DPS Pune is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi and offers schooling from Nursery to Class XII. In a very short span of time DPS Pune has established itself as one on the best institutions in western India offerincg schooling in KG to Std. 12.
St Vincent’s is an English Medium School for boys founded in 1867 and named after Vincent de Paul , a 17th century saint well known for his love for the poor and the downtrodden. The School is recognised by the Government of Maharashtra and prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std. X) and for the Higher Secondary Certificate examination (Std. XII), is owned by the Poona Catholic educational Association (Pvt.) Ltd. and managed by the Poona Jesuit School's Society. At Vincent, co-curricular and extracurricular activities receive due attention.
Symbiosis School belongs to the Symbiosis University which is an acclaimed center for education. They constantly emphasize on their objective 'Vasudev Kutumbakam' which means the world is one family. They offer an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum which is divided into Primary years program (3-12 years of age i.e. from kindergarten to the fifth), Middle years program (MYP) (11-16 years of age i.e. sixth to the tenth), Diploma years program (16-19 years of age i.e. Std. 11 and 12). For the ninth and tenth standards they offer an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus from University of Cambridge. Both the courses MYP and IGCSE are complementary and provide international qualification at the end of the tenth academic year. Along with the different disciplinary subjects, 150 hours of community service is expected from the students where they interact with kids from orphanages and slums.
River Dale School has been ranked the best residential school in Maharashtra. An Education World survey has ranked it as the Best Residential School in Maharashtra, 4th Best out of the Top 10 Residential School in the west zone of India and 18th in All India Residential Schools. This co-educational boarding school has much to offer in terms of academic excellence and extra curricular activities. Initiative and creativity are nurtured in each child, while the staff always keeps abreast of the latest pedagogical research. The school is renowned for its academic programs, sports and residential facilities and qualified faculty.