About Boarding School in Himachal Pradesh

Pinegrove School, established in 1991 in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the top 10 best co-educational, purely residential, English-medium boarding schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi, upto Class 12th in India and is also one of the best co-ed residential school in Northern India.

The school is a proud member of the prestigious Indian Public Schools' Conference (IPSC), is a Global Member of the Round Square International, Boarding Schools’ Association of India (BSAI), BSA (UK), NPSC, AFS, IAYP (the erstwhile Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme), NCC (National Cadet Corps), has adopted Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA ®) and is accredited with ISO 9001:2015 (BSI) certification.

Pinegrove is apportioned in two locations i.e. Dharampur (Estd. 1991) and Subathu (Estd. 1998), both in District Solan, in the hilly State of Himachal Pradesh, India. The Subathu School issituated on the banks of a gentle lapping brook in the exotic valley of the erstwhile Kuthar State on the Subathu-Kuthar-Kasauli - State Highway, at the height of about 3300 feet, and the Dharampur branch is located at about 5000 Feet above sea level on the Dharampur-Kasauli Road, three kilometers off the main Kalka-Shimla National Highway (NH-22).

The spears of heavenly beams cut through the misty dawn of the school’s pristine environs, illuminating the meandering paths, whilst the sharp and refreshing fragrance of the dense conifer forest fills every infinitesimal part of its air with boundless energy and enthusiasm. One can smell the pine and feel the winds, orchestrating the Grovian symphony, with the birds offering their rendition of veritable chirruping as an accompaniment. The music reverberates in every nook and corner of the Pinegrove School’s 25 acres campus and invites its inhabitants to explore and become lifelong learners.

Pinegrove School a colossal sublime masterpiece of architectural marvel, has been ranked as the No. 1 Best Co-Ed Boarding School in Himachal Pradesh and in India by the coveted education magazines Education World India School Rankings and by Education India too. The school has remained in the top 5 best residential coeducational residential school position for numerous years. Pinegrove School has also been ranked No. 1 in India under the Category –Boarding School - Parameter Wise for ‘Future-Proof Learning Infrastructure and No. 1 among CBSE Schools and Most Reputed Coeducational School in Himachal Pradesh by the Education Today magazine as well. The school was also ranked as the 4th Best Residential School in the country by Outlook Magazine in 2023.

Glorious and eventful journey of Pinegrove began more than three decades ago under the stewardship of its Executive Director Capt Aj Singh. Entrepreneur, educationist, philanthropist and visionary Capt. Aj Singh was bestowed the prestigious HP State Civilian Award – “Prerna Srot Sammaan – 2023” in recognition of the exemplary work done by him in the field of education during the State-Level Function to celebrate 75th Himachal Day at Lahul & Spiti by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of HP. He is the Vice President BSAI, former Member Board of Governor CBSE and Chairman IPSC. He was also on the Board of Governors of the CBSE, Chairman of the IPSC (Indian Public Schools’ Conference) and Vice President of the BSAI (Boarding Schools Association). He is one of the most respected School Leaders in the country and has been listed among the top Educationists of the country numerous times.

Since 2010 the Sikkim Govt. has regularly sponsored bright and capable children of their State for education in the School under “The Hon’ble Chief Minister’s Scholarship Programme”. The school has taken the initiative of enrolling two bright girls from the government schools in the Solan District with 100 percent scholarships every year since 2016. Pinegrove School has been entrusted with the responsibility of providing care and education to 5 orphans of Himachal Pradesh on 100% scholarship under the ‘Mukhya Mantri Sukh Aashray Yojna 2023’ in its maiden year, which speaks volumes about the School’s deep commitment towards making public education more diverse and inclusive.

Keeping pace with this progressive outlook, Pinegrove has adopted and redefined the latest learning methodologies and has introduced numerous innovative teaching methodologies. The school has adapted and implemented the best practices in educational initiatives to ensure that students receive a well-rounded and future-ready education, all the while promoting numerous sustainable initiatives by becoming a Zero-Waste School and grooming children to be environmentally conscious. These efforts were acknowledged when the school was felicitated with Certificates of Gratitude and Certificate of Appreciation by HIMCOSTE, DDEE-Solan, Wipro Foundation and Eco Vigyan Foundation for submitting a project report on ‘Sustainability and Waste Management’ in the year 2023, which is another significant achievement of establishing best practices and innovation in education.

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