Bishop Cotton Boy’s School, St. Marks Road, Bangalore

From its humble start on 19th April, 1865 at High Grounds Bangalore, Bishop Cotton Boy’s school has come a long way. It currently is situated on St. Marks Road in Bangalore on a 13 acres plot. The school boasts of several top names in its alumni list including Dr. Raja Ramanna, Nadan Nilekani, Phaneesh Murthy, Kiran Majumdar Shaw and Harish Bijnoor. It has been called the “Eton of the East” and is among the top three schools in India and no. 1 among metro schools in India.

School Bishop Cotton Boy’s School, Bangalore
Address Bishop Cotton Boy’s School
St. Mark’s Road
Bangalore 560001
Medium of Education English
Affiliations ICSE (till 10th), ISC(12th)
Grades Kindergarten to grade 12
Residential/Day/Mix Day and Boarding
Handicapped Students
Year Established 1865
Number of Students approx. 5,400
Student Teacher Ratio
School timings LKG (8:30 am – 12:30 PM)
UKG (8:30 am – 3:20 PM)
Junior School (8:30 AM – 3:20 PM)
Senior & Middle School (8:30 AM – 3:20 PM)
School results Bishop Cotton Boys’ School has won the accolade of the “Eton of the East
Extracurricular activities
  • Debate
  • Elocution
  • Dramatics
  • Music
  • Spelling Bee
  • Eureka (Quiz)
  • Exquizite (Quiz)
  • Cottons’ INXS (Music)
  • Spelling Bee
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Colonel John Ellis (Retd.)
Branches Bishop Cotton Girl’s School, Bangalore
School Transport Available within city limits
School Building and Campus
Facilities and Infrastructure School building is spread over 13 acres of land, Libraries, computer lab, swimming, three playing grounds, club, book stores, parking facilities, canteen
Admission Details The admissions are mainly for the Kinder Garten Section. The students for other classes are considered based seat availability. Students must have passed previous class from a recognized English Medium School and must submit the Transfer Certificate from that school.
Minimum age for LKG is 4 years by June
Subjects in Standard X:

  • English
  • Second Language – Hindi or Kannada or Tamil or French
  • Mathematics
  • History, Civics and Geography
  • Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • One optional subject – Accountancy/ Commerce/ Computer Science/ Economics/ Environmental Science/ Physical Education

Subjects in Standard XII:

  • English
  • Second Language – Hindi, Kannada, Tamil , malayalam.
  • A modern Foreign Language
  • The students can opt for Science or Commerce Group.
  • Science Group -
    Any one of Biology / Electricity & Electronics / Computer Science
  • Commerce Group :
    Principles of Accounts
    Structure of Commerce
  • Any one of – Business mathematics/Structure of Modern Government/Computer Science

Bishop Cotton Boy’s School
St. Mark’s Road,
Bangalore – 560001

Phones : +91-80-22213835/608

Email: [email protected]

Fees Day Scholars (~30,000 / year)
Boarders (~ 1.5 Lakh / year)
Contact Details Address:Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, St. Mark’s Road, Bangalore – 560001
[email protected]
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