3. The Cathedral and John Connon School
History: Known as the Anglo-Scottish Education Society in 1860, the school got its present name—The Cathedral and John Connon in the 1900s. While originally the institute ran separate schools for boys and girls, the then principal Rev Ridding decided to come up with a co-educational institute in 1965.
Unique features: Melding traditional values into a contemporary context, the school prepares students to embark on a journey of academic as well as personal excellence.
Highest ratings in: Academic rigour, teachers, attitude towards learning, selection process and governance
Board: ICSE/ISC & IBDP Boards
Annual fees: ICSE/ISC—Rs 1,20,000 and IBDP—Rs 6,70,000
Student-Teacher ratio: 13:1
Quote: It would be no exaggeration to say that our 156-year-old school has built a reputation that is synonymous with excellence.
MEERA ISAACS, principal