Great Indian Schools

A Journey Into The World Of The Modern Day Gurukul

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

The season 2 of Great Indian schools – an initiative by Great place To Study is on a quest to discover the greatest schools in India.

This episode talks about Pinegrove school and how it managed to become the “Modern Day Gurukul.”


Located in the heart of the greens, sprawling across two campuses Dharampur and Subathu. This residential institution takes pride in shaping the all-round development of a child. Established in 1991, Pinegrove is a Co-educational and residential school affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is a member of the Round Square, IPSC, IAYP and is accredited with British Council Programmes and ISO. The school is known for its high standards in education, discipline and maintaining good standards of academics and sports. Pinegrove school is divided into two wings i.e. Junior and Senior Wing. These wings are located amidst the most picturesque scenery of the Shimla Hills. The junior wing of the school is situated amidst a thick and beautiful grove of pines, whereas the senior wing is situated on the banks of a brook in the exotic valley of Kuthar, both in Solan District, in the State of Himachal.

“Since times in memorial, parents have sent their children to residential schools. Training of the children is far better under gurus, under teachers in a residential environment. Pinegrove is situated in the hills at a very comfortable height. The overall personality of a child also develops in this blend of nature as well as great infrastructure.” - Captain AJ Singh (Headmaster & MD – Pinegrove School)

Education beyond the classroom -

Apart from the academics this school focuses on the holistic development of a child right from a tender age. They encourage every child to pursue what they like and try to make them more self-sufficient. They have world class facilities when it comes to sports, with four fields, swimming pool, indoor courts and shooting ranges. They also support and promote music, art and dance.

Watch the full episode of Pinegrove School and find out why it made it to the list of Great Indian Schools.