A realisation of the vision of Miss H. S. Oliphant, Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun was promoted with the objective of offering equal educational opportunities to young Indian women in independent India. Affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), New Delhi, Welham Girls’ School offers contemporary boarding school education rooted in Indian culture and traditions to class VI-XII girls.
The Welham Girls’ community has grown from ten girls in 1957 to its current strength of 550 girls. The alumnae of the school have carved a niche for themselves globally and yet the spirit to ‘give and not count the cost’ remains unchanged.
Sited on a 12.5-acre meticulously landscaped campus, Welham Girls’ School hosts contemporary academic infrastructure including 29 classrooms equipped with ICT teaching-learning facilities, 10 state-of-the-art, well-equipped laboratories and a well stocked library, among others. The school promotes inquiry-based learning with the laboratories providing ample opportunities and space for conducting experiments and forming hypothesis and making inferences. Students use computers in the labs to extrapolate their observations.
Committed to the holistic development of students, the school management has invested generously in an enabling infrastructure for sports and co-curricular curricular education. The impressive sports infrastructure includes facilities for aerobics, athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, hockey, karate, lawn tennis, table tennis, swimming among others.
Affiliated with Delhi based CISCE, Welham Girls’ School follows a student-centred pedagogy and emphasises on providing a hands-on learning experience to the students through field trips, live experiments, cross-curricular blended learning, research work and presentations. The school curriculum is designed to equip children with creative and critical thinking skills within a holistic environment.
The school also follows flipped classroom teaching wherein the students are encouraged to study the theoretical concepts before-hand and use the time in classroom for discussion and to sharpen their insights. The flipped classroom intentionally shifts instruction to a learner-centred model in which class time explores topics in greater depth and creates meaningful learning opportunities, while educational technologies such as online videos are used to ‘deliver content’ outside of the classroom.
Committed to the well rounded development of students, the school offers a rich menu of extracurricular activities including instrumental music (sitar, tabla, guitar, drums, piano), vocal music, debating, dramatics, pottery, quizzing, student exchange programmes, SUPW, MUN and interest clubs such French Club, Spanish Club, EVS Club, among others.
Admissions are offered in classes VI, VII and XI only, subject to the availability of seats. The lower age limit is 10.5 years on April 1 of the year of admission in class VI. Similarly, correlation of age and class to which admission is sought is an essential requirement.
An application for registration is the first stage of the admission process. A registration fee must be sent along with the filled-in application form. A written entrance examination is conducted followed by a round of interaction for the shortlisted students.
(For academic session 2019-2020)
School Fees Rs. 6,75,000/-
Admission Fees Rs. 50,000/- (at the time of admission)
Security Deposit Rs. 3,37,500/- (refundable/adjustable)
Imprest Deposit Rs. 40,000/-
Uniform Deposit Rs. 20,000/-
Registration Fees Rs. 20,000/-
In the 2019 class XII board examination (ISC), the class average was 91.9 percent and two students secured #3 all-India rank by securing an aggregate of 99.25 percent.
In the 2019 class X board exam (ICSE) examination, 70 out of 80 students secured an aggregate of 90 percent and above and the class average was 93.5 percent.
Welham Girls’ School offers excellent pastoral care to its 550 girl students who are housed in 10 well appointed hostels.
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