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 west Delhi
1 Delhi Public School, Dwarka
Students are encouraged to develop interests in public speaking, quizzing and environmental issues. The school also has vast play areas for cricket, football, basketball, tennis and badminton.
Ratings: Topped in 5 categories, including ‘academic rigour’, ‘infrastructure and facilities’ and ‘ECA’
Nursery Fee Rs. 60,000 per annum
2 ST Francis De Sales School
Besides text books, the school library has a collection of 23,300 books. Its well-equipped engineering lab meets the new syllabus designed by CBSE for computer-aided designing.
Ratings: Has the best ‘value for money’, ‘value system/integration’ and ‘social accountability’ scores.
Nursery fee: Rs. 26,280 p.a.(Class 1)
3 Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka
It offers a wide range of tech tools for teaching such as digitally equipped classrooms, Educomp Smart Class and EZ Vidya Curriculum. Another USP - a virtual science lab.
Ratings: Tied for best ‘ECA’ score; does well in ‘parental participation’ and ‘competence of teachers’
Nursery fee: Rs. 60,000 p.a.(pre-primary)
4 Nirmal Bhartia School, Dwarka
In addition to state-of-the-art facilities for the sciences - physics, chemistry and biology, it also has specialised labs for language and mathematics. There are computer facilities in each class.
Ratings: Highest ‘innovative teaching’, ‘individual attention to students’ and ‘parental participation’ scores.
Nursery fee: Rs. 76,980 per annum
5 Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh
In June 2010, the school was given the Science Intellect Trophy by the Science Olympiad Foundation. Environmental conservation is also a focus area. The swimming pool is a major attraction.
Ratings: Second highest ‘social accountability’ score; done well on the ‘value for money’ parameter
Nursery Fee: Rs. 37,961 per annum
6 Mount Carmel School, Dwarka
What makes Mount Carmel stand apart is that its Shiksha Kendra provides education after school hours to those who have never been to school, or had to drop-out.
Ratings: Tied for highest ‘safety and hygiene’ score; second highest on ‘innovative teaching’ parameter.
Nursery Fee: Rs. 44,900 per annum
6 Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka
The school encourages a number of club activities. To foster qualities of compassion, selfless service and charity, periodical visits are organised to orphanages and old age homes.
Ratings: Second highest ‘academic rigour score; does well on ‘infrastructure and facilities’, ‘value for money’
Nursery fee: Rs. 34,120 per annum
8 Indraprastha International School, Dwarka
The school has fully air-conditioned classrooms. Each classroom has computer facilities. Indoor and outdoor facilities for sports include a swimming pool, basketball court, table tennis, taekwondo, aerobics.
Ratings: Second highest ‘individual attention to students’ score; does well on ‘safety and hygiene’.
Nursery fee: Rs. 58,970 per annum
9 ST Mark’s sr Secondary Public School, Meera Bagh
A campus area of nearly 5 acres makes it possible to focus on various sports. To make its students more physically capable and prepared for any eventuality, the school encourages them to join NCC.
Ratings: Does well on ‘value system/integration’ and ‘social accountability’ parameters
Nursery fee: Rs. 36,927 per annum (Class 1)
10 Sri Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka
This school is well-known in west Delhi for its architectural magnificence and academic standards. Another plus - its playfields. It has a football ground, basketball court, swimming pool and skating courts. ratings: Highest ‘safety and hygiene’ score; respectable score in the ‘infrastructure and facilities’
Nursery fee: Rs. 74,350 per annum