21 Of The Oldest & Most Prestigious Schools In Existence For Upto 300+ Years
Delhi is a city that boasts of millenniums-old civilizations, incredibly rich in history and culture. Today, we witness a barrage of schools that have cropped up all over the city to keep up with the needs of the changing times. But some institutions have withstood the test of time and have been providing quality education for decades. Check out this list that pays homage to those stalwarts that have graced our city for an insanely long time!
1. Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School (324 Years)
Founded way back in 1696, this one is touted to be the oldest standing school in Delhi! Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School was organised into Anglo Arabic College in 1828 by the British. Located near New Delhi Railway station, this CBSE affiliated school has a hostel, a built-in mosque to offer prayers and a hostel as well!
Where | Anglo Arabic Senior Secondary School - DB Gupta Road, Ajmeri Gate
Call Them | +91 11 2321 2734 & +91 9891 929 481
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/ANGLO.ARABIC.SENIOR.SECONDARY.SCHOOL/
2. Bengali Senior Secondary School (121 Years)
Founded in 1899, this premier institute is known for its excellent academic record over the years in addition to grooming its students for all-around development. This historical co-educational stalwart is affiliated with CBSE and offers a range of facilities like digital libraries, fitness and yoga classes, and arts and crafts.
Where | Bengali Senior Secondary School - 22-A, Sham Nath Marg, Indraprastha College, Civil Lines
Call Them | +91 11 2396 7864
Here’s Their Website | http://www.bengalischool.ac.in/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/bengaliseniorsecondaryschooldelhi/
3. Harcourt Butler Senior Secondary School (102 Years)
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Founded in 1918, this illustrious all-boys school has been a premier pillar in the field of education. Located near Mandir Marg, this CBSE affiliated school is government aided and offers a range of indoor and outdoor sports activities in addition to providing library facilities and various labs. This school takes pride in nurturing its students towards a holistic development.
Call Them | +91 11 2336 3811
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/High-School/Harcourt-Butler-School-242497169095982/
4. Modern School (100 Years)
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An incredibly well-known school, Modern School at Barakhamba Road was founded in 1920 (Woah!). They boast of a huge campus and offer boarding facilities as well. This school has stood against the changing tide of time. CBSE affiliated, this popular school is known for its dedication towards the all-round development of its students!
Where | Modern School - Barakhamba Road, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House
Call Them | +91 11 2331 1618, +91 11 2331 1619 & +91 11 2331 1620
Here’s Their Website | http://www.modernschool.net/index.html
5. Delhi Tamil Education Association Sr. Secondary School (97 Years)
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In 1923 this school was established on the Mandir Marg and they then opened their second branch on the Lodhi Road in 1951. Established primarily for South Indians they have also catered to other students over the span of decades. This decades-old school offers all the amenities one needs in today’s time for the education of children.
6. Presentation Convent Sr. Secondary School (96 Years)
Focused on curricular and extracurricular excellence, Presentation Convent School was founded in 1924, and has been an epitome in education for girls. Affiliated with CBSE, their Environmental Management System and Quality Management System (QMS) and further offer a range of activities such as Leadership Training for Services, Martial Arts and even Outreach Programmes.
Where | Presentation Convent Sr. Secondary School - Shyama Prasad Mukherji Marg, Between Red Fort & Old Delhi Railway Station
Call Them | +91 11 2386 2862
Here’s Their Website | http://www.pcsdelhi.in/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pcsssdelhi/
7. Raisina Bengali Senior Secondary School (95 Years)
Known for its stellar reputation in the field of education, the Raisina Bengali Sr. Secondary School takes pride in its students with their exemplary academic and extracurricular performances. Associated with eminent prodigies such as Dr Meghnad Saha, this school is brimming with historical significance and academic excellence. This coeducational institution is affiliated with the CBSE and offers an array of student facilities.
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Raisina-Bengali-Sr-Secondary-School-188048457922508/
8. The Union Academy School (86 Years)
Founded in 1934, this brilliant institution is reputed for its exemplary hockey team in addition to providing an exceptional education to the students. Affiliated with CBSE, this all-boys school is government aided and amounts for a developmentally sound and encouraging student experience.
Where | Union Academy School - Raja Bazaar
Call Them | +91 11 2336 3258
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/High-School/The-Union-Academy-SrSecSchool-465509650313340/
9. St. Columba’s School (79 Years)
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This all-boys school was founded in 1941. They have a large campus and a larger playground for students to play at. This school has been in existence for a long time and is CBSE affiliated. With their focus on the overall character development of its students, this English medium school has the name of Shah Rukh Khan as an alumnus under its belt!
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/SCSNewDelhi
10. Delhi Public School (71 Years)
All of us are acquainted with the Delhi Public School AKA DPS. But did you know that their oldest and first branch was established at Mathura Road? It was founded in 1949 and has since spread its roots all over India and beyond! This English-medium school boasts of a large campus that includes a swimming pool, clinic, book shop, hostel and more!
Where | Delhi Public School - Mathura Road
Call Them | +91 11 4339 9200 & +91 11 2435 9638
Here’s Their Website | https://www.dpsmathuraroad.org/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/dpsmathuraroaddelhi
11. Army Public School (67 Years)
Initially founded in 1953 as Defense Services Public School, the school received its present name in 1976. This prestigious school grants admission to children of both defence and non-defence backgrounds. Located in Dhaula Kuan, Army Public School follows the CBSE curriculum which includes French along with Sanskrit and Hindi as a third language. They focus on the overall development of children by giving special attention to sports, as an extracurricular activity!
12. Springdales School (65 Years)
The Springdales School, located on Pusa Road, was founded in 1955. This institution has been devoted to the development of its students’ overall growth ever since its initiation. They house a massive auditorium, digital classrooms, computer labs, Science labs and also an elevator to help students with special needs, amazing, isn’t it?
Where | Springdales School - Upper Ridge Road Junction, Pusa Road
Call Them | +91 11 2574 3248, +91 11 2586 2803
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/SpringdalesSchool/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.springdalespusa.com/
13. The Air force School (65 Years)
Established in 1955, this prestigious institution came up with the aim of providing modern education to children of the personnel of the Indian Air Force. They first came up in Wellington Camp, Club Road and later shifted to their present campus in 1967. Though established primarily for the children of personnel in the Indian Air Force, it has been open to those of the Indian Army, Indian Navy and even the civilians! Complete with all the modern amenities like smart rooms to provide boarding houses and a library, it’s one of the greatest schools in the city.
14. The Mother’s International School (64 Years)
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This prestigious institution was founded in 1956 and now includes classes from Nursery to 12th standard. This English-medium institution is CBSE affiliated. They also have a number of activities for their work experiences, which includes Home Science, Clay Modelling, Creative Drama, Gardening and more. They have a co-ed school system that focuses on instilling positive values in their students to help them succeed in life.
Where | The Mother’s International School - Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas
Call Them | +91 11 2696 4140
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/The-Mothers-International-School-76998339612/
Here’s Their Website | http://www.themis.in/
15. Mater Dei School ( 64 Years)
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This premier all-girls educational institute, founded in 1956 has been associated with academic and extracurricular excellence ever since. Affiliated with CBSE, this school works towards rigorous development of their students to the best of their ability and offers a wide variety of student facilities such as state-of-the-art labs, libraries, recycling and water harvesting plants.
Where | Mater Dei School - Tilak Ln, Government Officers Colony, India Gate
Call Them | +91 11 2338 7679
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mater-Dei-School/101846327961594/
Here’s Their Website | www.materdeischool.in
16. Carmel Convent School (61 Years)
This prestigious school was founded in 1957, is now CBSE affiliated and is known for quality education. This all-girls school strives to draw out the full potential of its students. They have a bunch of extracurricular activities ranging from classes in astronomy to even pottery as well as a well-developed sports program!
17. The Frank Anthony Public School ( 61 Years)
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Founded in 1959 by the well-known leader, Mr. Frank Anthony, this school has been a strong pillar in the educational community with sister branches in other cities as well. They are a coeducational institution affiliated with ICSE and nurture their students towards excellent academic and personal growth.
18. Lycée Français International De Delhi (60 Years)
Established in 1960, LFID has recently opened its doors to Indian students as well. They have children coming to study at this institution from different nationalities, which gives exposure to the development of the child’s sensitivity to various cultures. The certificate received here after completing secondary school education is called Baccalauréat, which is equivalent to that received from CBSE.
19. Tagore International School (56 Years)
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Tagore International School, East Of Kailash, was founded in 1964. This school has completed over 50 years of imparting quality education to its students. It has come a long way with a well-developed infrastructure that includes everything from elevators for children with special needs to a kitchen for the Cookery Club. They follow the CBSE curriculum and have a well-developed sports program as a part of their wide range of co-curricular activities, to make sure the students become personalities of great calibre!
Where | Tagore International School - E Block, East Of Kailash
Call Them | +91 11 2643 3001 & +91 11 2642 0088
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/tagore.org/
Here’s Their Website | https://goo.gl/rqPuLV
20. Loreto Convent (55 Years)
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One of the oldest convent girls schools in Delhi, this institution was founded in 1965 and since then has been the number one choice of a lot of parents for the education of their children. With classes up to 12th standard, this is a CBSE-affiliated school. They strive to ensure that their students are instilled with good principles, are of a reliable & mature character and ultimately excel in every field!
21. Holy Child Auxilium School (50 Years)
With their first branch (currently junior wing) in RK Puram, this school was founded in the year 1970. An all-girls convent school, they have their senior wing in Vasant Vihar. It’s a CBSE-affiliated English-medium school. With a focus on the overall development of girls, they also offer language classes in Sanskrit & Hindi and a number of extracurricular activities like music, dance and sports for students!
Tell us in the comments about your school and how old it is, we’d love to know about it!