Modern School, Vasant Vihar

Modern School, Vasant Vihar was the first private school that was established in Delhi before the independence of India. The school initially had a student count of 125 which later increased to around 2,800. This school is also known as the Eton of India. Modern School was set up with the aim of combining the best traits of Western and Indian techniques of education. Lala Raghubir Singh co-founded the institution with Sardar Sobha Singh.

Name of the School Modern School
Board affiliated to The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Location/Contact Details Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar,New Delhi-110057

Email:, seniortrc@gmail.comFax: 26146369

Tel: 26144388, 26142781

Type Private and Coeducational
Medium of Instruction The medium of instruction in this school is English.
Admission Procedure For admissions to classes I to IX, the forms can be submitted at the school office till the middle of March. The number of students to be granted admission is based on the availability of seats.

For admissions to class XI, the procedure begins after the CBSE board results are declared.

For nursery classes, the admission dates and the rules are decided by the Directorate of Education, Delhi.

Extra-curricular Activities/Events Painting, Dance, Clay Modeling, Western Music, Vocal Music, Dramatics, Storytelling, Quiz, Sculpture, Sports (swimming, football, golf, basketball, yoga, chess, and aerobics), workshops, student – teacher exchange programs, Economite, Green Fair, Annual Fete, Mxtacy, Modem, clubs (interact club, debate society, physics club and SPIC MACAY) , trips, science exhibition, and Mod-Eureka.
Quick Facts
  • The other branches of the school are located in Barakhamba Road and Humayun Road.
  • The noted alumni of this school are: Gopal Krishna Gandhi, Karan Thapar, Yamini Reddy, Barkha Dutt, Shiv Khera, Khushwant Singh, Gaurav Ghei, Naresh Trehan, Amjad Ali Khan, Kirti Azad, Shekhar Kapur, and Indira Gandhi.
  • Number of faculty members: 130
  • Modern School, Vasant Vihar publishes its magazine Vasant Parag every year.
  • Co-founder of the school, Sardar Sobha Singh was a builder who was involved in the construction of the India Gate, National Museum and Connaught Place.
Established in the year Modern School was established in the year 1920 by Lala Raghubir Singh.
Awards and Scholarships The school awards the following prizes to the deserving students:

  • The Vinod Dikshit Award
  • Dr. Dheeraj Jain Award
  • K.C. Mahendra Award
  • Alok Malik Award
  • Shriya Anand Award
  • K. Bhanu Prasad Award
  • Sajay Chibber Gold Medal for Best Character
  • Mathematics Field Award
  • Dr. Swarandeep Singh Medal
  • S. N. Shastri Memorial Award

There are also prizes for Dance, Dramatics, Debate, Art, Sculpture, Sports, Music, Cookery and Green Brigade.

Awards and accolades won by the school
  • Best Speaker Prize in The India Today Cup 2011.
  • Girls’ Chess Team won the CBSE Nationals Tournament.
  • First position in Poster Chemistry Symposium.
  • Third position in the IAYAP Program.
  • Second prize in Oral Interpretation.
  • Second Position in the Biotechnology Meet which was conducted by the Sadhu Vaswani School.
  • NIE’s Student of the Year Award
  • Second prize in Western Music Competition which was held at the Holy Child Auxilium.
  • Player of the Tournament at Dr. D.M. Sharma Cricket Tournament


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