Doon School

The Doon School has plenty of green space and fresh air on the school’s lovely 70-acre site, where a wide variety of plants, animals, and birds can be found.

Welcome to The Doon School. We are a school which specializes in all boys boarding education for pupils aged 12-18. The school is probably the only ‘All India’ school with applications from almost every state each year, as well as from Indian families overseas. Established in 1935, The Doon School is one of India’s finest schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat. The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes boarders. 

The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus with a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life provide all boys with ample green space and fresh air where they are able to live and learn. It is an environment rarely offered by schools in large and small cities in India, or indeed some other countries. All boys are able to seek advice from the teaching staff, the Wellness Centre and the school counsellor living on the school campus throughout the seven day week. Boys discover that they have much more time to study and pursue their wider interests. There is no wasted time travelling to learn Sport, Art, Music, Drama and benefit from Careers Guidance as well as other necessary university and college entrance preparation.

The Doon School focuses on providing all-boys boarding education to students ages 12 to 18. The school receives applications from practically all Indian states each year, as well as from Indian families living abroad, making it the most likely "All India'' school. The Doon School, one of India's greatest institutions of higher learning, was founded in 1935 and has a vibrant intellectual community. The Doon School is not only a school that accepts boarders; it is a full boarding school for boys.

The Doon School has plenty of green space and fresh air on the school's lovely 70-acre site, where a wide variety of plants, animals, and birds can be found. It is a setting that schools in both big and small cities in India, as well as in some other nations, rarely provide. The teaching staff, the Wellness Center, and the school counsellor who resides on the school grounds are all available to all boys seven days a week for advice. Boys learn that they have a lot more time to study and engage in other activities. Travelling is not a waste of time if you want to learn sports, the arts, music, drama, get career advice, and do other things like be ready for college and university entrance exams.

The following requirements must be met in order to be admitted to Doon School, Dehradun: For those who qualify, the admissions process for the Doon School starts in January and lasts through April. Students in the eighth grade are admitted to the school in January, while those in the seventh grade are admitted in April.


The following is the procedure for getting admission to the school:

  1. Registration is done through the official website. 
  2. The applicant will receive an entrance date, which will be dated by the mid of October. Following which a writing round will be held online.
  3. Subjects checked for the assessment will be logical mathematics, Reasoning, English, Science, Case Study etc.
  4. If the applicant clears the writing round, the date for the Interview will be mailed.
  5. If the applicant clears the interview, an offer letter will be sent within 1 Month and further the applicant can proceed with fee deposition.

Registration in The Doon School is completed in two steps:

You must first provide an official copy of the boy's birth certificate, and you must then pay the registration fee by demand draught.


Age Group

Registration Fee

Fee for Overseas Registration

Up to 3 years

Rs. 12,000/-

$600 US Dollars

3 to 5 years

Rs. 15,000/-

$ 850 US Dollars

5 to 7 years

Rs. 18,500/-

$ 1000 US Dollars

7 to 9 years

Rs. 22,000/-

$ 1300 US Dollars

9 to 11 years

Rs. 29,000/-

$ 1500 US Dollars

11 to 13 years

Rs. 36,000/-

$ 1800 US Dollars


The registration price for Indian residents also includes a Rs. 1000 fee for the registration form. Remember that registering does not ensure enrollment in the school.


The Doon School Fee Structure

The Doon School Dehradun Fees and Fee Structure are listed in the tables below.

Fees for Indian Students:

School Fee (per annum)

Rs 9,70,000

Incidental Expenses (per term)

Rs. 25,000

Security Deposit (Refundable)

Rs 3,50,000

Admission Fee (One time)

Rs 3,50,000

Fees for NRIs and Foreign Nationals:

School Fee (per annum)

Rs. 12,12,500

Admission Fee (One time)

Rs. 6,06,250

Security Deposit (Refundable)

Rs. 6,06,250

Incidental Expenses (advance, per term)

Rs 50,000

Registration Fees:


Fee (Indian Students)

Fee (NRIs/Foreign Nationals)

Up to 3 years

Rs. 12000/-

$ 600 US Dollars

3 – 5 years

Rs. 15000/-

$ 850 US Dollars

5 – 7 years

Rs. 18500/-

$ 1000 US Dollars

7 – 9 years

Rs. 22000/-

$ 1300 US Dollars

9 – 11 years

Rs. 29000/-

$ 1500 US Dollars

11 – 13 years

Rs. 36000/-

$ 1800 US Dollars

In order for the boys to continue to be intriguing and interested young men for the rest of their professional and personal lives, The Doon School's academic ethos places a strong emphasis on encouraging them to use their skills and develop their intellectual and creative interests. The boys must comprehend their own language, geography, scientific and spiritual philosophy, as well as their own culture and history. The academic atmosphere of the school is designed in a way that the boys can grow their knowledge and interest in these subjects in a global context and around the world they will live in.

At The Doon School, boys are expected to be independent thinkers, to develop first-rate analytical, reading, and writing skills, to learn the value of research in all subject areas, and to be self-motivated and self-driven out of a true passion for the subject rather than just for the intrinsic rewards. Boys must be able to comprehend other boys and be aware of their flaws and talents. The Doon School places a high value on serving others and developing an awareness of one another's cultures and religions.

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Specialist areas

Sporting facilities

Performance spaces

Senior School campus

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Sports Precinct

Performing arts spaces


Music Centre

Visual arts