Basic InformationSituated in Mumbai, bustling Fort area on Maharshi Dadhichi Marg, the J. B. Petit High School for Girls has had a chequered but fascinating history.
Established in 1860 by a selfless, dynamic Englishwoman, the school was originally known as Miss Prescott? Fort Christian School. Thanks to munificent donations from city philanthropists, among them the distinguished businessman, Premchand Roychand, it was later renamed the Frere Fletcher School.
In 1915, when the school was sought to be amalgamated with the Cathedral Girls?School, Mr. Jehangir Bomanji Petit, scion of a prominent Bombay family of philanthropists, took over the functioning of the school to ensure that the school, though established and managed by persons of the Zoroastrian (Parsi) community, would retain its cosmopolitan character and admit Indian children of all castes and creeds.
This spirit of inclusiveness has become a credo at the J. B. Petit High School for Girls, as it came to be called after the man who gave it a new lease of life. As essential today as at the time it was conceived, the school? non-communal ethic ensures that children of all communities grow and learn together in a spirit of cooperation and harmony. Through the following decades, and under the able guidance and leadership of dynamic Principals, the school has flourished and continues to maintain its high standards in education.
It is consistenly ranked among top girls schools in India. In 2013, it has been ranked 3rd Best School In India for Girls.*
Admission available throughout the year