General Information

School Board: ICSE   
Type: All Boys
Hostel Facility: Day School
School Level: Senior Secondary (Till Class 12)
Established Year: 1865

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Medium of Instruction: English

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Fees Information

Average Day School Fees:
₹16708 per month

Average fees for All Classes

Class One Time Fees Day Fees
Pre Nursery TBU* 16708
Nursery TBU* 16708
KG TBU* 16708
Class 1 TBU* 16708
Class 2 TBU* 16708
Class 3 TBU* 16708
Class 4 TBU* 16708
Class 5 TBU* 16708
Class 6 TBU* 16708
Class 7 TBU* 16708
Class 8 TBU* 16708
Class 9 TBU* 16708
Class 10 TBU* 16708
Class 11 TBU* 16708
Class 12 TBU* 16708

*TBU- To be updated    *NA- Not Available

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Admission Process

Form Availability: Online
Form Payment: Online
Interview: Yes

Documents Required

Birth Certificate
Child's Passport Picture
Transfer Certificate
Report Card
Child's Aadhar Card
Father's Aadhar Card
Mother's Aadhar Card
Father's Passport Picture
Mother's Passport Picture

: Required
: Optional

Eligibility Criteria


Age: 3 years

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About School

After standing tall for 155 great years, Bishop Cotton Boys' School has won the "Eton of the East" accolades and stands out as Bangalore's leading school, one of India's three top-ranked schools among all metro schools in India. The school is affiliated with the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations. It offers the ICSE curriculum at the Std 10 and the ISC curriculum at the Std 12, where Science, Commerce and Humanities are the available streams of study.

Vision and Mission

Cottons have always stood for discipline and the moulding of character of their students to ensure that it will not disintegrate when tested in the crucible of adulthood. This school prides itself in imparting quality education while preparing the children for the competing world outside the classroom through its meticulously envisioned House system. Be it debate, sports or even Model United Nations Conferences, they have repeatedly proven that the student minds produced by this Institution have pleasantly surprised many while proving that Cottons is an unstoppable force in the world of extra-curricular. 

Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru, is an English medium all-boys school. Rev. S. T Pettigrew founded it. The Statue of the founder of Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Rev. S. T Pettigrew, is at the centre of the inspiringly beautiful Founder's Circle. At the heart of the school is one of the most prominent and iconic structures - The Administrative Block, serving as The Principal's office for more than a century. Although St. Peter's Chapel was dedicated in 1911, it inspires hundreds of students who enter its portals. 

Facilities -

Bishop Cotton Boys' School has a 14-acre campus. Any visitor to the infrastructure will get a feel of why Cottons is different, with the state of the art facilities, buildings with rising gabled roofs and a multidimensional infrastructure that draws 6000 students from the country.

A gateway to knowledge, the library, "Pettigrew Resource Centre," is truly an invaluable asset to the children and the staff in the teaching-learning process.


The infirmary provides emergency services and first aid.

Transport facilities

The school provides a transport facility to the young Cottonians.

The School Hall

The School Hall was built in 1872. It was one of the largest school halls in Bangalore. It was constructed under the leadership of Rev. G U Pope. In the same place stands the new tower of the School Hall proudly.

The School Auditorium

Standing on the erstwhile 3rdThird eleven field is now the state of the art Auditorium, The Bishop Edward Lynch Cotton Auditorium. It is also known as the "Great Cottonian Globe".

The School Library - Pettigrew Resource Centre

A haven where children have the opportunity to grow and develop through play — the way children learn best. 

Sports facilities

The establishment has three different fields for Cricket, Football and Hockey, and Tennis and Basketball Courts. In addition, the Sports Complex with its Swimming Pool, Table Tennis, Billiards Table, Squash Court, Badminton Court and the new Gymnasium is truly a blessing to the students.


The Elphick Resource Centre has the Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Computer Laboratories.

Learning Centres

Different Centres and Blocks for Junior School, Middle School, Senior School and ISC exist.


Indoor Sports

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Outdoor Sports

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Extracurricular Facilities

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Student Clubs
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Arts and Craft

Hostel Facilities

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Infrastructure Facilities

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Health Checkup
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Transport Facility


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Science Labs
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Computer Labs


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School Management

Director's Name Samuel Thomas Pettigrew
Principal's Name Prof. Dr. S. Edwin Christopher

Contact Information

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Location Details

15, Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar
Ashok Nagar

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General FAQs

Are admissions open at Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru ?

The last update regarding status of admissions at Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru is: Admission open.

What is the admission process?

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What is the monthly fees at Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru?

The average monthly day fees at this school is INR 16708.

Does this school provide Transportation facility?

Yes. Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru provides transportation facility for its students.

Does this school provide Daycare facility?

No. Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bengaluru does not have daycare facility for its students.

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