To attract and develop exceptional boys and teachers from all backgrounds to serve a meritocratic India; inspire them to be just and ethical citizens; train them to be wise and principled leaders; and prepare them to enter one of the strongest alumni fraternities – for life.
An online screening exam will be held on 16th July 2023 to find exceptional boys from all backgrounds, whose families might find it challenging to pay School fees. Successful candidates who will be eligible to appear for The Doon School Admission Test that will be held on 1st October 2023 at various centers across the country (details for which will be provided shortly).
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The Doon School, a completely residential school for boys only, was envisioned as an entirely secular school that would attract boys from all sections of Indian society and from every state in India; boys who would go on to serve a free and meritocratic India.
The Doon School aims to attract and develop exceptional boys who are open-minded, knowledgeable, creative and critical thinkers. Boys, who will learn to express themselves in a variety of ways and grow their capacity for collaborative work in the classrooms and beyond. The School seeks to develop principled, reflective, and balanced risk-takers who know the difference between activity and action and can step forward when needed. Boys are expected to aspire to genuine and higher intellectual achievement. They are also expected to develop and acquire leadership and entrepreneurial skills in School in preparation for the rest of their professional lives.
A 70-acre residential school, The Doon School is situated at the foot of the Himalayas, and is home to approximately 560 boys aged 11 -18 years. The estate has hundreds of species of flora and fauna and the environment enables boys to be truly inspired and creative at every stage of school life. The School offers excellent facilities which are continuously being developed to offer state of the art utility, technology and design.
The Doon School, established in 1935, was founded by S. R. Das, a lawyer from Calcutta, who later served as the Advocate General of Bengal and was a member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council of Lord Irwin. S. R. Das was educated at Manchester Grammar School, a highly academic and prestigious all-boys’ school in England. With a vision for an Indian school patterned on the British private boarding school, he set out to create and establish The Doon School for Indian boys in India. He wanted to ensure that the boys in India received the same educational opportunities he had experienced in Manchester, but without having to leave their home country. Founder S. R. Das aspired to set up a school which was open to all, unlike the existing boarding schools then that admitted only British pupils or served India’s wealthy elite and were Christian in ethos.