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The Doon School

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Address

The Mall, Krishna Nagar Chowk, Chakrata Rd, Krishna Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Chakrata RoadThe Mall, Krishna Nagar Chowk, Chakrata Rd, Krishna Nagar, Dehradun, UttarakhandDehradunIndia

Contact Number

+91-135-2526400

Website

website

Email

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School Description

Basic Information

The Doon School (informally Doon School or Doon) is a boys-only private boarding school in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, a Calcutta lawyer. The founders foresaw a school modelled on the British public school, but alive to Indian ambitions and desires. The school's first headmaster, Englishman Arthur E. Foot, had spent some nine years as science master at Eton College, England, and returned to England soon after India's independence.

ICSE

Board:
ICSE

Class Range:
7-12

IB

Board:
IB

Class Range:
7-12

Admission details

Procedure

    Admissions is a two step process.\nIn the first step, boys write an entrance test conducted in the major metropolitan cities in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Dehradun). Overseas candidates may take the test at their respective Indian embassies/consulates. Please click here for the current list of centres for The Doon School Entrance Examination.\nThe written test is held in November of every year. The test consists of four papers: English, Hindi, Mathematics, and General Knowledge.\nHindi 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).\nIn 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).

Fee Range

Fee range is from Rs. 125000 to Rs. 250000

    Facilities

    Students / Teacher
    8:1
    Library
    15000Books
    Total Boys Student
    550
    Hostel
    Yes
    Computers Facility
    Yes
    Cafeteria
    Yes
    School Type
    Boys
    Management
    Private
    Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities Include A 25-metre Swimming Pool, A Boxing Ring And A Multi-purpose Hall With A Gymnasium And Facilities For Indoor Badminton, Basketball And Table Tennis. There Are Two Artificial Turf Cricket Pitches, Five Basketball Courts, Six Tennis Courts, Four Squash Courts, Ten Cricket Nets, Seven Fields For Hockey And Football (which Can Be Converted To Four Cricket Pitches To Accommodate Seasonal Sports), A Modern Cricket Pavilion And Two 400-metre Athletics Tracks.
    Extra Curricular Activities
    There Are Around 23 Clubs And Societies, Including Politics, Drama, Photography, Aeromodelling, First-aid, Dramatics, Painting, Sculpture, Carpentry, Amateur Radio, Music (including Trinity Guildhall Music Examinations), Senior And Junior English Debating Societies, Model United Nations, Chess And Astronomy
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