Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is located in the heart of the beautiful Shimla Hills, but within relatively easy reach of Chandigarh and Delhi. Strengthened by a proud history that goes back over one hundred fifty years we have our eyes firmly set on the challenges of the twenty first century.

The students at BCS enjoy a spacious and secure 35-acre campus set in the beautiful Shimla Hills. A BCS education is holistic and values-driven. Old Cottonians enjoy a top class academic training, but they are also principled, resilient, entrepreneurial and leaders of others.
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla – a 21st century Indian School with a British Heritage and a global outlook. It was founded on 28th July 1859, by Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton. The clean air supports a healthy lifestyle where the organized sport is played


The education at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is holistic. We regard character development just as important as academic achievement. We have identified seven qualities which we want every boy to develop. We call these the BCS Shimla Seven.

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Fall 2021 applications are now open

Bishop Cotton School, Shimla will be using an online admissions process for recruitment into the school for the next academic year 2021. Given the immediate challenges faced by maintaining social distancing, the school is confident that it can assess the potential of all prospective students remotely and safely.

Class III to Class VIII

The curriculum in the Junior and Middle School provides the basis for the key examination years and allows each boy to choose from the full list of subjects available for the Board exams for ISCE.

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Class IX to Class X

Students, as per the CISCE rules, are allowed a choice of subjects with English, Environmental Education, and Social Studies i.e History, Civics and Geography being compulsory subjects

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Class XI to Class XII

For the ISC (year XII examination), the subjects are English, Hindi, Mathematics, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Accounts, Commerce, Political Science, Geography, etc

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