“Bishop Cotton School, Shimla is more than a school….it is a way of life that has stood the test of time.”
Far away from the hustle of the modern world and situated in the stunning Himalayas, Bishop Cotton School has been shaping India’s finest young men for generations.
India’s defining English speaking residential school, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla has produced a long list of eminent and successful alumni. The Old Cottonians Association (OCA) is one of the strongest Old Boy networks around the world.
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, continues to produce leaders in many different fields from Business to Sport, from Science to the Arts – yet our routine hasn’t changed much since the early days and has been a ‘foundation for life’ since 1859:
- up at dawn for tea and exercise in the mountain top fresh air
- breakfast in the dining hall ‘or mess’ – with a modern menu
- reflective time in the Chapel
- academic learning and creative stimulation until lunch
- sport every afternoon including shooting and boxing
As a parent of three children myself I know how difficult it is to draw our children away from their phones and electronic media. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla’s values driven and holistic approach educates boys from ages 8 – 17 for a modern world in a protective nurturing environment with limited screen time.
This is an experience like no other for children – a special place with distinctive character. The best way to experience it is to visit us here and see why so many treasure their school days at ‘BCS’.
In my thirty-year teaching career, I have worked in several of the top independent schools in the UK and I have significant experience of raising academic standards within those schools and helping students to achieve places in world class universities both in the UK and abroad.
I look forward to welcoming you here in the Queen of the Hills.
Mr Simon Weale, MA (Oxon) Director, Bishop Cotton School.