An Overview of some of the most sought after CBSE Schools in Pune

Pune is a significant education centre in Maharashtra and particularly in western India, with a number of self-governing CBSE schools, as well as schools belonging to national school chains like the Air-Force School and many others. Here is a look at some of the finest CBSE affiliated schools in Pune.

Pune has seen a spurt in CBSE affiliated schools in the last few decades. Here is a list of some of the best old and new schools with Central Board of Secondary Education affiliation.

Air Force School

Deemed to be one among the most prestigious schools in the country, the Air Force School sits smugly in the sprawling Air Force Campus in Viman Nagar. The school provides comprehensive high-standard education for students from LKG to the twelfth grade. The school holds recognition as a No-Grants-in-Aid school and is registered with the IAF Educational and Cultural Society. The CBSE syllabus is implemented through state of the art system called Edunet that enables teachers to "broadcast" audio and video sessions to their students equipped with headsets and computers. This is in addition to the roomy and well-ventilated classrooms and other standard state of the art features that are on par with any international school.

The school was developed to cater to the educational needs of children of Air Force personnel posted in Pune. However, admission is also given to students from the civilian population.

The Orchid School

Founded by the Pradnya Niketan Education Society, the Orchid School has been established by a group of renowned educationists. This CBSE School has been set up with co-ed classrooms and implements its education strategy through an amalgamation of conventional school curriculum and learning through real life experiences, which arms its students with the ability to function at a superior level in society. With just 35 students in a classroom, each student receives tailored attention from the highly skilled faculty who instil confidence in their students by demonstrating that through the continuous learning, they can be the best at anything they try out with genuine passion.

Orchid also provides an extensive array of facilities in the form of an open-air theatre, a large auditorium, airy and large classrooms along with well-equipped computer and math labs. The school is also equipped with a constantly updated library, a modern audio-visual conference armed with state of the art communication systems, and an art center.

Vikhe Patil Memorial School

The Vikhe Patil Memorial School is one of the most respected and sought after educational institutions in Pune. It is situated in Partakar Nagar off Senapati Bapat Road, and provides schooling from class I to X. The VP Memorial School places equal priority for academic, social, spiritual, artistic, and physical development of its students. Helmed by a qualified and committed faculty that is dedicated towards instilling leadership qualities and immense confidence in their students, the school provides the finest infrastructure such as a huge swimming pool, massive playground, along with state of the art labs and a library.

The school is also in collaboration with a number of education institutions located overseas. Regular interactions with these schools help introduce new techniques into teaching. Some of the international institutions that are part of the alliance are – The Sheffield Hallam University in the UK, Alvboda Friskola of Sweden, Colegio Virgen de Europa in Spain, and the Greifswald University in Germany to name a few.

Sindhu Vidya Bhavan High School

This reputed CBSE School is located in Aundh, Pune and provides a high standard of education from Nursery to class X. The Sindhu Vidya Bhavan High School is reputed to have an exceptional faculty that implements its learning process in a simplistic manner with substantial results to show on every front. The most important aspect of the school's amazing track record is its student to teacher ratio of 1:15 with just 25 students in a class. With big classrooms and excellent features, the school promotes the overall development of its students through academics as well extra-curricular activities such as music, painting. It also promotes sports such as kho-kho, kabaddi, football, and cricket in a big way to instil confidence and a positive competitive spirit in its students.

The students of Sindhu Vidya Bhavan are regularly engaged in social and green activities that inspire them to practice the same out of school. A few of these activities include rainwater harvesting, vermin-culture, garbage segregation at source, fire safety and more.

Sardar Dastur Hoshang Boys' School

Situated on Moledina Road, the Sardar Dastur Hoshang Boys' School holds a reputation for being one of the most respected boys' schools in Pune with a steady record of developing the talent and capabilities of their students, helping them achieve their true potential through the honing of their natural skills and talent. The highly talented and handpicked faculty has a major role to play in this. The s include large class rooms, a library that is regularly updated, and state of the art labs.

The provisions available at the School include well-furnished laboratories and a library with a vast collection of books and journals.

Priyadarshani School – Bhosari Branch

This esteemed institution is situated in Dighi road, close to Sandvik colony in
Bhosari. The school is managed by Priyadarshini Group of Schools & Colleges and is one of the many branches in Pune.

The Priyadarshini School has over this short time span set a benchmark when it comes to imparting high quality education in Pune. The school follows the CBSE curriculum. The school has evolved into a multi-program multi-location training centre. The highly skilled faculty is focused on imbibing into its students the need to re-invent themselves every day and become the best version of themselves making them life time learners instead of life time earners. At Priyadarshini, learning is fun more than anything else. The school follows the co-ed system with just around 25 students in every classroom. The infrastructure available is nothing short of international standards with a modern library and state of the art science labs along with dedicated spaces for developing artistic talents.

City International School

Located in Aundh, the City International School is yet another educational institution that has managed to earn an immense reputation among the schools in Pune. It follows the CBSE syllabus and provides a unique blend of traditional education and modern state of the art teaching aids to provide a favourable breeding ground for tomorrow's great leaders and thinkers. The devoted, experienced and highly-skilled faculty functions to provide each student with personalised attention instead of straitjacketing them.

The languages studied here include English, Sanskrit, Hindi, and Marathi. Apart from that, co-curricular activities that help mold the body and mind are incorporated into the standard curriculum. These include yoga, the various arts, and karate. The school provides a rambling campus with extensive playground spaces. Other features include state of the art labs and modern learning tools that make learning an exciting adventure for the students.

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