EducationToday’s Maharashtra School Merit Awards 2023-24 was recently hosted at The Lalit, Mumbai on October 4, 2023. The top schools in Maharashtra were awarded in the grand event.

EducationToday is one of the best magazines in India focussing on the education sector. Being the top education magazine, we also conduct numerous conferences and award ceremonies. Our award ceremonies and conferences are known for being the best educational gathering in the country.

We recently conducted the Maharashtra Educator’s Summit 2023 & Maharashtra School Merit Awards 2023-24 at The Lalit, Mumbai on October 4, 2023. The event was a gala ceremony, witnessing the attendance of the top educationists in India all under one roof. The top schools in Maharashtra were awarded for their impeccable service in the education sector. The schools included the top schools in Mumbai and other regions of Maharashtra.

Top Schools in Maharashtra – Boarding Schools

This year, 6 schools from across the country were among Maharashtra’s Top 3 Boarding Schools. These were the best schools in Maharashtra based on our perception-based survey and analysis. Some schools outperformed equally, thus leading to a tie in the ranks.

Finding the Top Schools in Maharashtra – The process

Our mission is to find the best schools in Maharashtra  and encourage them for their efforts. We at EducationToday made a perception-based ranking system for schools, one with utmost transparency. This system includes a thorough analysis of the inputs from the survey forms received, analysis from the survey team, parental votes and special jury inputs. As expected, this was a huge challenge owing to the diverse number of schools in Maharashtra, all the way from Aanganwadis to the elitist of private institutions, each with countless variations. Some are funded by the centre, others by the state, and still more get direct funding from industrialists, NGOs and the like. Then all the education boards have to be taken into consideration – CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB plus an overwhelming number of state boards.

However, why do we award?

It is our way of finding the best from the list of Maharashtra Schools. Because, as a parent, we are all capable of affording education to our kids, but ensuring our kids get the best, is a task. Our perception-based ranking system acts as a compass for you, to decide which school to go ahead with as we follow an exhaustive list of parameters to choose the best from the best.

Our parameters include

  • ➤ Academic reputation
  • ➤ Digital learning advancement
  • ➤ Individual Attention to Students 
  • ➤ Future Proof Learning Infrastructure 
  • ➤ Student Advancement & Mentoring
  • ➤ Leadership in Quality Management
  • ➤ Teacher’s Advancement & Well-being
  • ➤ Psychological well-being of Students
  • ➤ Holistic Education
  • ➤ Value For Money
  • ➤ Co-Curricular Education
  • ➤ Sports Education
  • ➤ Innovative Teaching
  • ➤ Community Service
  • ➤ Integrated Learning 

Many schools from all over Maharashtra made the cut and these names were then passed onto the next stage where they were vetted by our jury, educational experts, a team of analysts, and, of course, parents. With the help of their combined inputs, we handpicked the schools that truly deserved to be on our top 3 lists. We also decided to take social media into account (FacebookLinkedIn, Google) in addition to our portal (, as it receives over 70,000 hits per day.

Accommodating the numerous categories of schools and parameters, the awards distributed this year were:

Maharashtra’s Top 20 CBSE Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 20 ICSE Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 20 International Schools (IB/CAIE)

Maharashtra’s Top 5 Day-cum-boarding Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 3 Boarding Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 10 State Board Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 3 Boys Schools

Maharashtra’s Top 3 Girls Schools

Maharashtra’s Top ICSE Schools Parameter-wise

Maharashtra’s Top CBSE Schools Parameter-wise

Maharashtra’s Top CBSE Schools City-wise

Maharashtra’s Top Day cum Boarding Schools City-wise

Maharashtra’s Top International Schools Parameter-wise

Maharashtra’s Top Day cum Boarding Schools Parameter-wise

Maharashtra’s Top State Board Schools Parameter-wise

Parents Choice Awards 2023

This year, Maharashtra’s Top 3 Boarding Schools awards were bagged by  

1Mahindra United World College
Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra
Ranked No.1 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.1 in Pune
2New Era High School
Panchgani, Satara, Maharashtra
Ranked No.2 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.1 in Satara

Billimoria High School 
Panchgani, Satara, Maharashtra
Ranked No.2 in Maharashtra, Ranked No.1 in Satara
3Anubhuti School
Jalgaon, Shirsoli P.B., Maharashtra
Ranked No. 3 in Maharashtra, Ranked No. 1 in Jalgaon