The 2012 Hindustan Times-C fore Top Schools Survey gave scores to each school across 14 different parameters, from academic rigour to sports. Here is a list of schools ranked in the Top Ten in Ghaziabad
1. DPSG Meerut road
A leader all the way, the school has invested in laptops for teachers, and interactive boards in every classroom. It as an e-library and impressive sports infrastructure. Not surprisingly, it tops in the ‘academic rigour,’ ‘competence of teachers’ categories. And ‘infrastructure facility’ and ‘sports’ parameters as well.
Phone: 0120-2712236, 2711399
Nursery fee: Rs. 81,180 per annum
2 DPS, Indirapuram
Global exposure to its students is one of the school’s USPs. Last year, it had the second highest score on parameters such as ‘extra-curricular activities’ and ‘teacher care and development’. This year, it comes third in ‘teacher competence’ and does well in ‘value system,’ and ‘innovative teaching’ parameters.
Nursery fee: Rs. 97,300 per annum
3 DPSG sec-9 Vasundhara
The school tops, two years in a row, in ‘lifeskills education’ and ‘innovative teaching’ categories. It aims to create global citizens. Students are involved in exchange programmes with countries such as Australia, Germany. Students do regular drills on fire safety, first-aid.
Phone: 0120-2880262, 2880499
Nursery fee: Rs. 87,380 per annum
4 Uttam School for Girls
Equipped with a gym, golf course, swimming pool, the school also places great emphasis on personal grooming, theatre and public speaking classes. This year, it leads in ‘individual attention to students,’ and scores second-highest in ‘parental participation,’ ‘safety and hygiene,’ and ‘infrastructure and facilities.’
Phone: 0120-2782608, 2753444
Nursery fee: Rs. 83,120 per annum
5 Bal Bharti Public School
The school has special activity rooms for nursery students. It has a recording studio, and various creative outlets for students such as a nature and an astronomy club. It tops on the ‘teacher care and development,’ parameter and does well in ‘innovative teaching,’ ‘value systems,’ and ‘parental participation,’ categories.
Nursery fee: Rs. 39,240 per annum
6 DLF Public School
The school clearly places a lot of emphasis on sports, culture and discipline. It has a skating rink, a cricket ground, lawn tennis and badminton courts. It scores second place in ‘sports,’ and does well in ‘teacher care and development,’ ‘parental participation,’ and ‘teacher care and development,’ categories.
Nursery fee: Rs. 69,920 per annum
7 DAV Public School, Sahibabad
Even though like other DAVs, this school draws from Vedic Sanskrit traditions, it received an International School Award from the British Council. The school is a consistent high scorer in the ‘value systems,’ ‘social accountability’ and ‘infrastructure and facilities’ categories.
Phone: 0120- 2631202
Nursery fee: Rs. 48,000 per annum
7 The Holy Child*
This all-girls convent school is known for its academic and sports achievements. Facilities for athletics, basketball and volleyball are provided. The Holy Child ranks the highest in the ‘value system’ category. Its active eco-club and programmes for the deprived has inculcated in its students the spirit of social service.
Nursery fee: Not Available
9 Seth Anandram Jaipuria School
Seth Anandram makes a comeback to the Top Ten again. A co-ed school spread across 4 acres, it has all the facilities required for well-balanced education. It has done well in ‘teacher care and development,’ ‘innovative teaching,’ ‘parental participation,’ ‘extra-curricular activities’ and ‘safety and hygiene’ categories.
Nursery fee: Rs. 42,700 per annum
10 Ryan International School
Ryan International also fights back into the Top Ten list this year. Equipped with auditoriums, playgrounds, IT-enabled learning rooms and labs, it has done well in ‘teacher care and development,’ ‘innovative teaching,’ ‘parental participation,’ ‘extra-curricular activities’ and ‘value system’ categories.
Phone: 0120-2761427, 1428
Nursery fee: Rs. 40,730 per annum