2) The Cathedral & John Connon School
6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg | Website: www.cathedral-school.com
History: The Anglo-Scottish Education Society founded in 1860, later became The Cathedral & John Connon School. It became a co-educational school in 1965.
Unique Features: The school boasts of a mix of old and new. It has a beautiful heritage façade, but is teeming with new technologies ranging from IT-enabled smart classrooms to state-of-the-art music and art studios, and libraries with 35,000 books. It was the first school in India to hold an MUN, which is in its 18th year. The school’s 80-member choir is one of the city’s oldest.
“We strive to give our children every opportunity to be the kind of people they can be. In this day and age, it is important to focus on the emotional quotient as well.” — Meera Isaacs, principal
Highest ratings for: Teachers, academic rigour, selection process
Boards: Class 10 — ICSE, Class 12 — ISC
Annual fee: Rs. 90,000 (from pre-primary to Class 12)
Students: 2,000 boys and girls
Student-teacher ratio: Between 10:1 and 38:1 (depending on the class)