Don Bosco School, located in a posh area of South Delhi: Alaknanda, Greater Kailash 2, [[New Delhi, India, is an all-boys English Medium School imparting education from Kindergarten (Pre-Primary) through 12th grade with a campus spanning 4.37 acres. Established at its current site in as early as 1980, it is run by the one and a half century old organisation The Order of the Salesians of Don Bosco. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, and the teaching methods adopted include the Salesian Preventive System, by doctrine of Don Bosco's methods.
This particular branch of Don Bosco School is classified as a highly-rigorous, academic-intensive institution and is well known for it's 100% college-bound student body.
The school's motto is 'Ever More and Better Ever'. There are 13 classes - Kindergarten to Grade 12, and four sections in each class. The Student's Council is composed of 17 leaders.
It has recently been amongst the first schools to adopt the Don Bosco Child Policy and Don Bosco Child Protection Policy for India, both that were unveiled in the school's auditorium by dignitaries.
EducationWorld India RankingsEdit
City Wide Ranking
A rank of Number 2  was acheived in 2013.
State Wide Ranking
The school received an all time high rating in 2013 of Number 2 in it's category.
All India Ranking
Don Bosco School was ranked at Number 15 in the Year 2013. The rankings for this were based from a pool of over 1.4 million schools around the country.
It is headed by a team of Salesians: Father Babu Varghese (principal), Reverend Father Sameer (Vice Principal). It was headed by Father Binny Issac for over nine years, and before that Father George and Father Micheal. Until 2013 Reverend Father Joseph (Rector, Religious Superior and Student Counsellor) was the rector of the school.
The maximum student complement is 2,500, but, for quality reasons, this is kept at no more than 2,250 students.
Inter-school events include the city-wide famous Bosco Psi-Phi, Splash and Bosco Fiesta, internal events like Bosco Utsav and Voice of DB, and sports events like the Annual Athletic Meet.
The annual school magazine's name is 'Bosconian', and the school's English teacher, Ms. Uma Nair, heads the student body called the 'Editorial Board', or popularly as the 'Ed Board', which is primarily responsible for the creation of the magazine. The Editorial Board is headed by an 'Editor' (also called chief editor) who supervises a select group of 'Assistant Editors' (also known as editors).
Clubs include the Think Ink Club, Syntech and the Eco Environmental Club.
Think Ink ClubEdit
The club's motto is "Let Your Imagination Run Wild". It has 40 members. Its main duty is to enrich the school website, by reporting events which take place on the campus and posting articles on the net. The Think Ink Club selects promising students as representatives of the school in competitions. It is headed by students in 11th and 10th, and made up of students from Classes 6 to 12. Some of the members of Think Ink are also a part of the Editorial Board, and the club aids the event reporting section of the school magazine.
Syntech is the computer club. 'Syntech' is derived from two words: synergy and technology. Synergy means functioning together and technology is the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life. It has 15 members. Its motto is “To innovate and inculcate technology”.
Eco Environmental ClubEdit
Eco club works for a cleaner environment. It deals with cleanliness, eco ideas, creating awareness and sensitizing students in order to make a cleaner and healthier environment. Activities such as the 'cleanest class competition', eco caps, paper recycling, cleanliness drive, newspaper bags, anti-cracker drives etc. fall under the Eco club.
Selections for The Think Ink Club are held annually, whereas Syntech's and Eco Environmental's selections are internal.
The school has an extensive library with over 1400 books, in addition to magazines, periodicals and dailies.
The school hosts an Art and Craft room which is fully stocked and managed by an Arts Expert.
There exists a a Music room for use during practice by the school band. There's also a Dance Room on campus.
Facilities for sports include a rubber padded basketball court, a standard concrete basketball court, multiple practice baskets, a table tennis room, a cemented badminton court, a prayer room, and a multipurpose ground with football goal posts including an all-season cricket pitch.
The school also has a newly created Carrom and Chess Room.
Higher Education AdmissionsEdit
Students from Don Bosco School Alaknanda have gone around the world to prestigious institutions, including the world renowned University of Cambridge, Stanford University, London School of Economics, and Indian Institute of Technology among others. The most popular universities and colleges that students procure admission to are University of Delhi and Amity University. Students have also received admission offers from universities like New York University, Imperial College and University College London.
Gifted Program AdmissionsEdit
They have also participated in High School programs for gifted students, notably Education Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University, and the selective Secondary School Program at Harvard Summer School. Some alumni have been participants of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award (International Version of which is administered by the IAYP in India).
Sister Schools in New DelhiEdit
Holy Child Auxillium School is a sister institution, run by the nuns of the Salesian Sisters of Mary Help of Christians, also known as the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco.
Don Bosco School websitesEdit