8) Loreto Convent School
RCF Township, Chembur | Website: www.loretoconventschool.org
History: The school began at the RCF Township on June 16, 1968. The Loreto sisters took over the school from the Good Shepherd nuns. The school shifted to its present building in 1969.
Unique features: The school conducted seminars this year on parenting, students’ safety, child abuse, among others. Special efforts have been taken to identify students with a learning disability and extra classes are conducted for them. The school has its own band and a dance studio.
“The school believes every child is special and needs to be nurtured in a safe environment, which is what we provide. As educators, we help groom students into effective individuals, who become healthy nation builders.”— Sister Bernadette, principal
Highest ratings for: Teachers, selection process, value for money
Board: Class 10 — SSC
Annual fee: Primary section Rs. 11,400, Secondary: free (government-aided)
Students: 1,500 — boys and girls in the primary section, and only girls in the secondary
Student-teacher ratio: 45:1