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India Schools : Sherwood College, Nainital

Sherwood College, formerly the Diocesan Boys School, Nainital, was founded by Bishop Milman of Calcutta in June 1869 and was located at Sherwood Estate in the Government House ground. After being moved to several places in and near Nainital, it was eventually shifted to its present site in 1897.

School Overview

School Campus

Being a Christian school, the daily worship by the college community in the college chapel is viewed by the college authorities as the heart of its corporate life and a source of its unity and strength. However, every care is maintained to respect all faiths that are represented in the college community.

Teaching Staff

There are around 55 trained graduate and post graduate teachers forming the academic faculty. The teacher-student ratio is low. Many of the staff live on campus, enabling them to take interest in the students and involve themselves in all the activities of the school.


Although it is a residential school meant primarily for boys a limited number of girls are also considered for admission in class VI and above. The college draws students from all parts of the country.


The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. It prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) that is taken at the end of Class X (ISC) and the Indian School Certificate Examination taken at the end of Class XII.



The College charges a consolidated annual fee for tuition and boarding as stated below:

Classes III to V Rs. 20000
Classes VI to VIII Rs. 21000
Classes IX to XII Rs. 21700


The college does not accept students as day-scholars. The candidate must be registered according to the procedure required by the school and a registration fee of Rs 400/- must be paid. Eligibility for admission depends on the student attaining a minimum standard in the admission test. Admission is granted at the sole discretion of the Principal. Consideration is given to those whose parents or relations have studied in the college, but this is taken into account subject to the student having qualified in the admission test and being eligible for consideration for admission. Admission, in some cases, is also given on the basis of the progress report of the applicant. The studentís name may be registered upto three years in advance of the year in which admission is desired. The college does not normally admit students beyond Class VIII. However students in Class XI are admitted subject to the availability of seats and the applicants meeting the admission criteria of the course applied for at the +2 stage. The academic year is divided into two terms from March to the end of July and August to the end of November.

School Academics


All students are expected to participate in routine games like cricket, hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennis, swimming, athletics and also join the physical training programmes of the college.

Extra Curricular Activities

The college offers a variety of hobbies at no extra cost. It encourages every child to spend his or her leisure in pursuing a hobby. The college also encourages children to take an interest in debating, dramatics, elocution and writing articles for the college magazine and other publications.

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