The Best Convent Schools in New Delhi with CBSE Affiliations

New Delhi has several prestigious CBSE convent schools for girls. Here is a look at some of the best missionary schools in New Delhi, many of which have been offering high quality education in an environment of strict discipline for decades.

Convent schools in India have always had an aura that many parents coveted for their children. Strict discipline and the resulting high standards of education is what have made convent schools unique. In New Delhi, many Christian missionary-run schools affiliated with the CBSE board continue to offer students some of the best education in the city, along with co-curricular activities. Though a number of public schools have now mushroomed in NCR, many parents still strive to get their daughters' admitted into a Convent School. This list is a compilation of some of the best Convent Schools in Delhi that take in only girl students.

All these schools provide bus service, for pick up and drop. The standard of education is at par with the best schools in the country. The schools employ highly qualified and dedicated teachers.

Carmel Convent School

The Carmel Convent School (founded 1957) for girls is a high-performing school with an all-round approach to education. The school is nestled in Malcha Marg, between the quiet and green streets of Chanakya Puri's diplomatic enclave, providing an atmosphere quite conducive for learning. The school enforces discipline on the students while encouraging participation in a host of co-curricular activities. Senior school students can pursue interests in astronomy, pottery, dance, theater, music with the school band, cyber club, public speaking, photography, science and tech and other activities. An active school cabinet, a variety of sports and student exchange programs with Germany and Thailand offer plenty of learning opportunities to the girls as well.

Carmel recognizes and encourages scholastic talent and, each year, as part of this initiative awards scholarships and prizes to toppers and deserving students. The school has its own auditorium, within the campus. The school employs skilled instructors to train students in various sports. Training sessions happen in the morning, under a specific time schedule. This ensures that students of all classes get time to practice.

Loreto Convent School

The Loreto Convent School was established in 1964. It is a prestigious girls' school that follows the CBSE system along with value education as per the tradition of the Loreto Schools across India.

The school is part of a chain of schools with branches in many parts of India, including Lucknow, Kolkata and Sikkim. The Loreto School at Delhi is situated inside the cantonment area, in South Delhi. It is a famous school with an excellent academic record. The school facilities include Educomp-enhanced classroom learning, along with equal focus on Physical Education through sports such as volleyball, basketball as well as athletics, taekwondo, aerobics etcetera. Activities like debates, music, dance, dramatics, elocution, creative writing, and environmental initiatives are also encouraged, along with student movements like NCC, LTS, JPIC and YCS. The school strives to provide opportunities for all round development of its students.

Convent of Jesus & Mary

The Convent of Jesus & Mary commonly referred to as CJM welcomes students both Catholic and non-Catholic, offering Catechetic and value education besides a host of academic and extra-curricular opportunities. Sports and games are compulsory, and training in gymnastics, karate and yoga are also offered, with the girls participating in inter-school competitions regularly.
CJM holds symposiums like Anveshan, Kaleidoscope, Focus-Finance and the OSA Debate, and also offer opportunities to hone skills in Journalism, Social Service, Environmental Preservation, Computers, Music etc. Several clubs are available for girls to join as well.

Founded in 1919, CJM is one of the oldest convent schools in Delhi. It shifted to its current location, adjacent to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, in the year 1926. The congregation of the Sisters of CJM runs 13 schools in India and schools overseas, in a number of countries. CJM New Delhi is the recipient of the British Council International School Award 2013-2016.

Mater Dei School

The Mater Dei School in New Delhi was established in 1956. Girls at Mater Dei School regularly participate in inter-school events in music, painting, computer, poetry & elocution, social science, debate, sports etc. The school offers indoor games, dance rooms, music rooms, well-equipped science labs and computer lab and library, as well as a wholesome and green environment in the form of the Central Park. Strict discipline is maintained and the student council encourages the development of leaders.

Apart from the formal education that Mater Dei imparts, the institution also works towards rousing young minds intellectually, spiritually, socially, morally and physically. The school aims at producing well-rounded personalities who can make a mark in society.

St. Thomas School

St. Thomas School for Girls is not a convent in the true sense. It is more a Christian missionary school, managed by the Diocese of Delhi, (CNI) Church of North India. Convent schools are also managed by Christian, but they are predominantly Catholic. The school was founded in 1930 has a permanent affiliation with CBSE. Students are admitted starting from the Nursery level. St. Thomas School has two branches - one is located in Karol Bagh and the other is in Mandir Marg.

Besides academics and value education, the school encourages participation in activities through the House system in a variety of school events such as Literacy Day, Tagore Day, Sports Meets, Poetry Recitation competition, Cabinet Camp etc. as well as inter-school activities. The school has a basketball court, paper recycling plant, and fully equipped labs and an art room. Community outreach programs and the School Cabinet as well as a student exchange program with Japan offer girls at STS holistic education opportunities.

It will be unfair to say that the above list is comprehensive and comprises of all the best CBSE schools for girls, in New Delhi, run by Christian Missionaries. There are other convent schools affiliated to CBSE that also deserve a mention. These include:

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