7) Utpal Shanghvi School
JVPD scheme | Website: www.utpalshanghvischool.org
History: The school was founded in 1982 by residents of 14 housing societies in JVPD, after they found it difficult to get their children into good, co-ed, English-medium schools. IGCSE was introduced in 2005, and A-level in 2008.
Unique features: It is a not-for-profit institution, and charges no donations or deposits for admissions. The campus is equipped with e-technology and IP cameras. It also has a recording studio to engage students in filmmaking and live telecast.
“Ours is an institution where each one gets an opportunity to grow. The management has out-of-the box solution finders for the needs of students. Within the first 6 years, to have 10 world toppers and 48 India toppers at IGCSE and A-levels speaks volumes.” — Abha Dharampal, CEO
Highest ratings for: Sports, value for money, infrastructure and facilities, governance, parent participation
Boards: Class 10 — SSC, IGCSE; Class 12 — A-level
Annual fee: SSC – Rs. 35,000, IGCSE – Rs. 77,000 and A-level – Rs. 3,40,000
Students: 3,100 boys and girls
Student-teacher ratio: SSC 40:1, IGCSE 30:1