The peaceful town of Kodaikanal is a perfect place to study and nurture the mind. There are many schools in the area offering world-class education to students as well as boarding facilities for outstation students.

Below are the top 5 schools in Kodaikanal:

Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School



An English medium co-ed school, Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School is one of the best schools in Kodaikanal. It provides quality education to students in Kindergarten to XIIth standard. Hindi, English, Tamil and French are taught to students to make them truly multi-lingual. French is the second language adopted by the school.
Educating students from across India, the school is a true melting pot of culture and diversity, affording the students an opportunity to become truly global in their outlook.

Brindavan Public School


Brindavan Public School was established in Kodaikanal in the year 1983. The school is residential and owns one of the most beautiful campuses across India. Situated amidst pear orchards, one can have a splendid view of the Kodai Lake from its premises. Peaceful, green and unpolluted, the campus provides one of the best study environments in Kodaikanal. Students are taught positive values and due importance is given to all round development of students.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram


Established in the year 1983, Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram is a co-ed school affiliated to CBSE with classes from Vth to XIIth standard. The school believes in preserving the best of ancient wisdom and assimilating it with modern thought and lifestyle. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Kodaikanal and steeped in Indian heritage, Bhavan’s Gandhi Vidyashram is one of the top schools in Kodaikanal. The school provides boarding facility for students in separate hostels for boys and girls. As part of the curriculum, students must take up two sports and two extra-curricular activities for holistic development.

Kodaikanal Public School


Kodaikanal Public School is a Christian, Co-ed, and boarding school in Kodaikanal surrounded by lush pear trees. Founded by the B.A.M.E. Trust in the year 1982, the school is affiliated to ICSE Board. With five hostels for boys and two for girls, the school boasts of a well maintained swimming pool, a skating rink, two basketball courts, a tennis court, two badminton courts, four volleyball courts and facilities for other sports within the campus. The school also has a well-equipped library for students to enhance their knowledge about the world.

Kodaikanal International School

A school truly international in spirit and taste, Kodaikanal International School was established in the year 1901 and continues to provide quality holistic education to hundreds of students every year. Offering boarding facilities for its students, this is the first school in India that adopted the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the year 1976. It is also the first school in India that offers a separate campus for outdoor activities and camping. The school draws strength from diversity and believes in learning from experience. Extracurricular activities are stressed upon and students are encouraged to learn beyond studies. The KIS High School Diploma is US accredited allowing students to gain admission in India as well as across the world, with ease.