The Future of Education in Navi Mumbai: The Top 10 Schools

The extremely well-planned township of Mumbai on the west coast of the Indian state of Maharashtra, Navi Mumbai is becoming an increasingly popular suburb. With its methodical development, new and affordable high-rises and smart city mapping, this township is taking the city by storm.

However, when making the decision to move to a new area, future planning is always required. Families, newlyweds and even young adults need to consider the things that are important to them: Infrastructure, Connectivity, Distance, Society and of course: Education.

International boards are rapidly making inroads in to city schools, raising the cost of education but also ushering in innovative and wider approaches to learning and teaching. Highly conscious parents want to be closely involved with their children’s lives at school: they want a lot of information about what goes on at school not only before sending their children there but also afterwards. These changes will be reflected in the school education trends. Luckily, Navi Mumbai has some of the best and most advanced schools around town incorporating most changes, making a good education not hard to come by. Let’s take a look at the top ten schools around Navi Mumbai.

Delhi Public School, Nerul

DPS Nerul

Nestled in the beautiful sylvan environs of Nerul, Navi Mumbai surrounded on two sides by the glistening waters of two lakes is the national chain DPS. Housing and catering to the needs of more than 3000 students in its sprawling campus land area of 7.25 acres, the school takes care to rear up every single student as a responsible and committed citizen of the country. An English-medium school that encourages Educational Exchange programmes for teachers and students alike, DPS is an established CBSE school. 

DY Patil International School, Nerul


A well-known brand, DY Patil International aspires to be a school from which students gain a sense of personal accomplishment, self-confidence, and a lifelong love for learning. By fostering critical thinking through the inquiry process, students develop a broad range of competencies for their future endeavors. They value a strong partnership where parents contribute to the education and success of their children. An international school in an out, they offer the Cambridge International Primary Programme, Cambridge Checkpoint (Middle School), IGCSE (Grade 9 & 10), and an International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Reliance Foundation Schools, Koper Khairane


Reliance Foundation Schools work with the aspiration and commitment to provide an enjoyable and enriching educational experience to children – one that inspires and facilitates them to realize their full potential and enables their holistic development. In pursuit of this goal, the schools offer a fine blend of curricular and co-curricular elements. Reliance Foundation School at Kopar khairane is a K-12 English Medium School with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum.


Apeejay School, Kharghar


Located in Sector 21, Plot 34 & 38, Kharghar, Apeejay School is situated in the picturesque and serene surroundings, facing the Pandavkada Hills. It is the second school in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra set up by the renowned Apeejay Education Society, New Delhi. Committed to Quality Education of Global Dimensions, instilling strong character in its students and turning them into good humans for building a healthy society and strong nation, they provide intensive training for a finely ingrained attitude of ‘Service Before Self’ in all students. This CBSE school provides a range of activities, physical fitness programmes and even vacation classes.

Avalon Heights International School, Vashi


Avalon seeks to inculcate life key skills in their students. Psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and cope with managing their lives in a healthy and productive manner are a few of their goals. Soulful schooling goes a long way at this ICSE school which originally started as just a playschool.

Father Agnel Multipurpose School & Jr. College Sector, Vashi


Established in 1982 with the objective of providing comprehensive education, this school & junior college is a learning, nurturing organization wherein, the home, school and community will be knit together in a trusting partnership, to ensure personal and academic excellence in all children. English and Marathi medium, this diverse school offered SSC Technical on the basis of an aptitude test to some, while the others will take the Academic Stream.

DAV Public School, New Panvel


DAV Public School is cosmopolitan. Of all the resources open to students across India, DAV offers a vast complexity of topography, flora, fauna and culture, that is accessed via field work, expeditions and commemorated in the many colorful festival celebrations during the course of the year. They aim to provide the best possible opportunity for pupils to learn and cultivate positive habits. This CBSE school is a charitable organization and one of the largest non-profits in the country in the field of education and social welfare.

Podar International School, Nerul


While Podar Education Network was Established in 1927, this international school branch came into being in 2007. A trusted name and an acknowledged education leader in the collective effort to shape the future of our children and the nation, Podar is an ICSE school. Quickly recognizing the growing needs of the globetrotting populace of Navi Mumbai, the school adopted Cambridge curriculum in June 2009. They offer IGCSE (Class 10) and A-Levels (Class 12) boards as well.

Ryan International School, Kharghar


Ryan Group was established in 1976, and this branch was fully-functional in 1999. It was the first ICSE school in Navi Mumbai. Ryan International has a swimming pool, auditorium, playground and several well-equipped labs. The school has been accredited with the International School Award from the British Council.

Bal Bharti Public School, Kharghar


The apex body of all Bal Bharati Public Schools is the Child Education Society, where the elders thought that Indian culture, heritage, tradition and ethos must be preserved and conserved. Late Lala Hansraj Gupta, a philanthropist and former Mayor of Delhi; along with other like-minded luminaries of Delhi were the founder members of this society. They joined hands for the noble cause of spreading the light of education. A CBSE school, it stresses on healthy interaction between teachers, students and parents. All classes have advanced tech-based teaching tools.


As Indian policy makers have ushered in radical changes in curriculum across boards to make it more student-centric and less marks oriented, refreshing changes are reflected in the school education trend. Make sure you pick a good school that fulfills all requirements!

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