Doon School to Nurture Young Leaders at the Summer Leadership Programme

Bangalore, 28 March 2017 – The Doon School, India’s pre-eminent boarding school has announced its Residential ‘Summer @ Doon Leadership Programme’ from 3rd June to 17th June, 2017. The programme is open for all aspiring girls and boys in grades 9-12 who are passionate about making a positive impact on the world around them.

Application for this programme closes on April 15, 2017.

This dynamic and thought provoking leadership programme will be a blend of Socratic dialogues, leadership case studies, design thinking, creative experiential learning, motivational lectures, outdoor adventures, self-reflection and group interaction. The programme will allow students to expand their horizons across multiple disciplines and learn through the lenses of history, geography, philosophy and economics.

A critically important element will be the relationship between leadership, social service as well as social and environmental responsibility. This programme will ensure that boys and girls receive a profound understanding of what successful leadership is all about and what is required to demonstrate it in the twenty-first century in the context to developing society in an increasingly globalized world. The programme will be taught by many of the school’s experienced staff as well as by alumni and other special guests.

“The Doon School has long been associated with innovative thinking and leadership and is passionate about being at the forefront of educational opportunity for its students”, said Mr. Matthew Raggett, Headmaster. “Summer at Doon seeks to create a very special experience that will enable a wider student body of girls and boys to discover essential qualities within themselves that will help them on their journey of action, leadership, service and fulfillment.”

“The two week long programme will be an adventure that promises to be challenging and intellectually demanding, enabling students to meet and make like-minded friends, and to learn from each other and the adults leading Summer at Doon”, added Mr. Raggett.

The course opened in 2014 and received rave reviews. Some past students have said, This course has helped me get in touch with that innovative spark that was present in me... - Krish Mehtani, Maharashtra

I am way more confident and don’t depend on people around me to complete my daily tasks anymore. I have experienced a big change in me and the way I look at the world. - Vaani Gupta, Delhi

For more details about the Summer Leadership programme, email Ms Abia Qezilbash or Tel. +91-(0)135-2526516


The Doon School aims to be an institution of excellence, dedicated to finding and developing exceptional students to serve a meritocratic India. Founded in 1935 by Satish Ranjan Das, The Doon School has had a long and distinguished history on India’s tradition- enriched soil. It offers programmes that lead to the Cambridge IGCSE, ISC and IB Diploma to 560 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 in a fully boarding environment. More than a quarter of students, who come from every socio-economic background and from 26 Indian states as well as many countries overseas, receive scholarships or bursaries as part of the school’s mission to attract exceptional boys irrespective of their religion, caste or economic background.

The curriculum is broad and provides a balance of intellectual challenge, creative problem solving and adventure in addition to a strong sporting tradition and love of the arts. Service, social responsibility and leadership are part of the school’s curriculum and are embedded in its ethos.

Since its foundation, the school has has produced many distinguished alumni in all walks of life, including Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, many chief ministers of Indian states, ambassadors and luminaries in the world of arts and letters such as sculptor Anish Kapoor and authors Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh and Ramachandra Guha. Doon is a member of the Round Square, The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) and the International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC) and is also an IB World School.