Established in 1865 by Reverend S. T. Pettigrew, Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bengaluru is an all girls day school affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. The school offers education from kindergarten to class XII. The school is managed by the Church of South India – Karnataka Central Diocese.
The school campus is spread over nine acres and comprises spacious well ventilated classrooms, labs for physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and math, a well stocked library, auditorium, basketball court, playground, physics park, play pen, cafeteria and infirmary. Transport facilities are also provided to students.
Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bengaluru is affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. The school follows curriculum prescribed by the CISCE and has classes from kindergarten to class XII.
The school, administered along the lines of junior, middle and senior school, works through three school terms, each ending with examinations. Students of class X appear for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) by the beginning of March. Students of class XII take up the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC).
Subjects taught at the ICSE level include English, an Indian or foreign language, history, civics and geography, environmental education, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and a choice between home science, computer applications, fine arts and physical education. At the ISC level, the school has three main streams, the science stream, the commerce stream and the arts stream. It is mandatory for both streams to take up English and environmental education.
For the science stream, the subjects offered are English, environmental education, physics, chemistry, mathematics/home science and a choice between biotechnology, computer science, Hindi, Kannada, fine arts, biology and environmental science. For the commerce stream, the subjects offered are accountancy and commerce and a choice between business studies, mathematics, economics, computer science, fine arts, environmental science and physical education. For the Arts stream the subjects offered are English, environmental education and history along with choices among literature in English, second language, environmental science, physical education, economics, computer science, fine art, home science, business studies, political science and psychology.
The school offers language options of Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bengali, Nepali, French and German.
Dr. Lavanya Mithran (principal)
Please contact the school office for information on admissions and fees.
Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bengaluru has been consistently ranked as #1 girls school in Karnataka and #1 girls school in Bangalore in EducationWorld India School Rankings. It was ranked #13 in the girls day school category of the EWIRS 2020-21.
The school has been awarded the International School award by the British Council.
Being a day school, Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bengaluru does not provide accommodation facilities.