4) Don Bosco High School
King’s Circle, Matunga | Website: www.donboscomatunga.com
History: The school was set up at Tardeo in 1928 by four Salesians, and was named the Educational Institution of Immaculate Conception. It was moved to Matunga in 1941.
Unique features: The school lays emphasis on sports, and has won many medals at the Bombay City District Amateur Athletic Association Meet and the overall championship trophy for Best School in the boys’ section. Classrooms are IT-enabled and there is a physiotherapist on campus. Part of the school was solar-panelled last year and generates around 10 kilo watts of energy.
“We believe school years are not just about the classroom, library or laboratory. The school insists on students learning 21st century skills and this is achieved by collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking.”— Fr Bosco D’mello, principal
Highest ratings for: Selection process, teachers, value for money
Board: Class 10 — SSC
Annual fee: From Rs. 7,600 to Rs. 23,000 (approx)
Students: 2,700 boys
Student-teacher ratio: Not available