1) Dhirubhai Ambani International School
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East) | Website: www.da-is.org
History: The school was established in 2003 and has state-of-the-art infrastructure. Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, is the chairperson of the school.
Unique features: Its IB Diploma graduates were accepted by 140 leading universities worldwide, with many students winning scholarships. This includes universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, MIT and Harvard. The school has programmes such as TEDxYouth@DAIS, DAIS Leadership Series, Model United Nations (MUN) conferences and community service for students’ holistic development.
“We are extremely happy that, for the third consecutive year, DAIS has been ranked the No. 1 school in Mumbai in the HT Top Schools survey. Every accolade inspires us to do our best to make teaching a pleasure and learning a joy.” — Nita M Ambani, founder and chairperson
Highest ratings for: Academic rigour, teachers, selection process
Boards: Class 10 — ICSE and IGCSE, Class 12 — IB
Annual fee: Till Class 7 Rs. 1,25,000, Classes 8 to 10 Rs. 1,33,000 (ICSE), Classes 8 to 10 Rs. 3,20,000 (IGCSE), Classes 11 and 12 Rs. 6,25,000 (IB)
Students: 1,067 boys and girls
Student-teacher ratio: 7:1