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India Schools : Dalhousie Public School

The school was founded in April 1970 as a residential coeducational school. The school was originally founded by the British Army as a retreat for soldiers but it has grown into a small self-sufficient student township.

School Overview

School Campus

Set in the Dhaula Dhar Ranges of the Himalayan mountains and at an altitude of 7,000 feet, Dalhousie is one of the most charming hill resorts in India. The school is located amidst a pine and oak forest about 2 kms from the town on the main road leading to Khajjiar. It is a large campus with all the academic boarding and sports facilities. Dalhousie is approximately 80 kms from Pathankot.

Teaching Staff

It is the policy of the school to select teachers and matrons from all over the country and abroad. All members of the teaching community are well qualified as per the CBSE norms. The strength of the teaching staff is forty five with a similar number of administrative and hostel staff. The majority of the staff reside on campus.


There are 950 students on the rolls, ranging from 4 to 16 years, 750 are boarders and the rest day scholars. The students come from all over India and abroad, with most of them coming from northern India.


The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and prepares students for the All India Senior Secondary School Examination (Class X) conducted by the CBSE.



Fee Structure

Admission Fee ( Non refundable) Rs 4,000/-
Security (Refundable) Rs 15,000/-

Annual Fees for Tuition, Boarding & Lodging

KG to IV class - Rs 40,950/-
V to X class - Rs 42950/-


At the Nursery level students are admitted on the basis of first come first served for the number of seats available. For all other classes, Kindergarten onwards, students are required to do an Entrance Test. This test is held in October / November each year for admission to the following academic year. The academic session is from March to end of November. Only one long vacation is observed which extends from December to the beginning of March.

School Academics


Sufficient facilities for games and sports are available. The school offers athletics, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table-tennis, roller-skating, judo-karate and pony riding.

Extra Curricular Activities

Declamation, quiz and essay writing contests are held periodically. Students are taken on frequent treks and picnics. Group trips are held occasionally to places of historical and other interest. The cultural activities popular at the school include folk dance and singing.

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