5) Hiranandani Foundation School
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai | Website: www.hiranandanischools.edu.in
History: The Hiranandani Foundation School was founded in 1990 by Hiranandani Foundation, a registered charitable trust. The idea was to serve residents of Hiranandani Gardens in Powai.
Unique features: The school has a number of clubs and groups. The school has applied for the ISA award by the British Council that checks the global pedagogy of the school. It has its own language lab that offers German, French and Spanish. The school also plans to start animation and coding programmes as part of the primary section.
“The school’s ethos and morals are strongly valued, and we consider every child an asset. The academic excellence has been consistent and our students become global citizens in the true sense once they step out of school.”— Kalyani Patnaik, principal
Highest ratings for: Teachers, selection process, academic rigour
Boards: Class 8 and 9 — CIE, Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC, IB
Annual fee: Rs. 60,000 approx
Students: 2,500 boys and girls
Students-teacher ratio: 25:1