Bishop Cotton School gives children a very special experience. The daily routine and the communal living they experience at an early age help them learn self-discipline and self-reliance.
A typical day of a student of Bishop Cotton School is as follows:
The day begins with the rising bell at 5:30 a.m. and after Chotta Hazari (morning tea) the boys go for PT classes and games. Then there are baths, and breakfast at 7:30 a.m.,followed by Inspection and Chapel at 8:10a.m. Classes begin at 8:45 and, with a short break at 11:05 a.m, continue till 2:15 p.m.with a lunch break from 1:00 p.m to 1:40 p.m. They then go for organized games from 3:10 to 5:15 p.m. Thereafter they shower and change and go down to prep from 6:10 till 7:00 p.m which is supervised by the Master on duty. Supper is at 7:00 and after that the boys have second prep from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and then for classes IX to XII a third prep till 9:15 p.m. when they have to go up to their dormitories to wind down for the day. Lights Out at 10:50.
For the Junior boys the schedule is different. The boys wake up by 6:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. they have had their baths and start tidying their beds and getting ready for school. Chapel is at 8:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and they have a short break at 11:00 for elevens. Then its back to class for them till 1:15 when they have lunch. After lunch they change and go for organized games till 3:15 when they have tea and then go straight in for an hours prep. After prep they have time to work at hobbies and special interests till supper at 7:00p.m. they then go to the dormitories and get ready for bed. Lights are out at 8:30p.m.