Best CBSE Schools in Lucknow

Lucknow has several excellent schools affiliated with the CBSE board in New Delhi. Some of these have earned their reputation over decades, while others are new and use innovative approaches to holistic education.

Lucknow has many well-known schools offering primary and high school education under the state board (UP board), ICSE board and the CBSE board. Here is a look at some of the best schools in the city that are affiliated with the Central Board of Senior Education (CBSE). All the schools on this list are well-established, have a high academic performance in the class X and class XII board exams and place emphasis on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities as well. A few schools on this list have more than one academic curriculum being offered on its campus.

Army Public School

The Army Public School in Lucknow offers priority admission to children of defence personnel, but children of civilians are also admitted. Highlights of courses offered include Art of Healthy Living and Productive Living (primary), General Knowledge and Sanskrit (middle school), electives in Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Psychology in the Plus-Two level. Activities offered include traditional arts, textile designing, ceramics, tailoring, carpentry, performing arts like music and dance (Indian and Western), and various sports such as hockey, football, basketball, cricket, kabaddi, gymnastics and yoga. Compulsory social service and NCC also exist for boys and girls.

The school belongs to a chain of schools operated under the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). The APS – Lucknow is located in the cantonment area. The school was presented the 'Academic Excellence Award' in January 2016, at New Delhi, for being the best among the category of large schools.

G.D. Goenka Public School

The G.D. Goenka Public School has branches in Shaheed Path and Mahanagar areas of Lucknow. The school has tie-ups with reputed education bodies like Edu Sport, NBA Junior and the Institute for Career Counseling. It has often topped rankings of the best school in UP and the Education World "Best CBSE school in Lucknow" label for two years running, in 2014 and 2015. Besides good academic performance supported by smart classrooms and a fully air-conditioned campus, the school also helps hone overall development through sports like swimming and lawn tennis, skating and cycling, athletics and swimming.

The Goenka School also has a fully functional hostel. The average strength of students in a class is between 25 and 27. This ensures that each student gets the required attention from the teachers. A fully functional hostel at the Goenka School is a home away from home, where parents can leave their children without a worry. There is a cafeteria on the campus (a separate one for the primary wing) that serves wholesome snacks and meals, with a different menu each day of the week.

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Aliganj

The Kendriya Vidyalaya has more than one branch in Lucknow, and the Aliganj branch is one of the best known. The school offers affordable education while maintaining high standards of teaching and co-curricular activities. Primarily meant for children of Central Government employees, the school does offer admission to children belonging to other categories as well. Besides following the CBSE academic curriculum, the KV school also offers facilities for activities like hockey, taekwondo, dramatics and events and performances throughout the calendar year.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya also known as Central School is a Government aided school with a well-maintained campus and infrastructure. The school appoints highly educated faculty with an aim of providing superior quality education to students. The school participates in regular, inter KV competitions and activities that help to develop the right competitive spirit in the students.

Vibgyor High School

The VIBGYOR school in Lucknow is a branch of a national body of schools with branches across the country. The school offers multiple boards to students, including CBSE, ICSE and the Cambridge board, preparing students for future higher studies in India and abroad. It is one of the non-traditional schools in the city, offering sports and inter-school tournaments, performing arts exposure to international events like the Model United Nations, the NASA Space Camp, CIE World Conference, Online Debate organized by British Council etc. Educational trips to Indian and global destinations are also offered.

VIBGYOR is a chain of schools, with branches in Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Surat, Vadodra, Kolhapur and Lucknow. The school believes in the philosophy of inclusive education and conducts field trips and well-devised projects that get the children involved. Vibgyor High makes learning interesting through digital technology and a hands-on teaching methodology.

Millennium School, Lucknow

Lucknow's The Millennium School is one of several pan-India branches. The school uses a specialized MLS (Millennium Learning System) with different learning approaches at different levels based on the latest research. The school consistently performs well at the board exams. Activities available to students include sports, music & dance, creative arts, theatre, clubs and societies, excursions and community-oriented activities.

An infirmary and a qualified nurse are available on campus. The medical facility is spacious, airy and has very basic medical equipment to deal with minor medical conditions. Only female helpers are employed at the Millennium School to ensure the safety of its students. The school has its own transport facility, usage of which is optional.

Cathedral Senior Secondary School, Hazrat Ganj

The Cathedral Senior Secondary School is located in the heart of Hazrat Ganj, a popular commercial hub in Lucknow. The Cathedral Sr. Sec. School is a Christian minority school founded and managed by the Archdiocese of Lucknow. Admission into this coeducational institution is open to students of all religions. A host of extracurricular activities are part of the curriculum, including debate, elocution, dance, drama and music, and other creative pursuits. Apart from the prescribed education that the Cathedral School imparts, the institute also endeavours to rouse its students intellectually, physically, morally, spiritually and socially. The school strives at producing young boys and girls who grow into well-accomplished individuals who can make a difference to society.

Other top CBSE schools in Lucknow that also deserve mention include the Radcliffe School, Rani Laxmibai Memorial School, St. Anjani's Public School, and H.A.L School, among others.

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