Why The Pestle Weed School?

In the lap of nature

Our founder scouted for five long years to find the ideal land parcel to set up The Pestle Weed School, rejecting over 150 sites to finally decide on the Oak Hill Estate, on the outskirts of *Dehradun. The campus spread over 50 acres, is bordered by a historical stream and reserved forests with beautiful views of the Himalayan Ranges. The campus has over 2000 trees, some of which are over 300 years old and is home to over 100 species of birds. With its own dairy, kitchen garden, and orchards the Pestle Weed campus offers everybody their own space, and creates livelong experiences.
*Dehradun is located 200 miles North East of New Delhi, and is famous the world over for its educational institutions. The flying time between New Delhi and Dehradun is just 30 minutes. There are over 10 daily flights, between the two cities


Individualized attention

It is our enduring goal that the aspirations and potential of every student are fostered, nurtured, and challenged. Students benefit from individualized attention in small classes (average 15). We have one of the lowest faculties to student ratio in the world. With one faculty for every 8 students. Our focus is to provide the scaffold upon which each student not only achieves academic success, but continues to develop a strong character that is also kind and empathetic, embracing cultural diversity


Rich, multi-layered experience

The Pestle Weed School is a Co-educational, International residential school boarding (ages 5-18) students from more than 10 countries, and from almost all States of India. This diversity provides a rich, multi-layered experience. Students learn to recognize and value the importance of each person’s customs and traditions, as they engage with one another and contribute to the unique and dynamic learning environment.


Inspiring the pursuit of lifelong learning

The Pestle Weed School India is dedicated to inspiring the pursuit of lifelong learning, an appreciation for beauty, and the development of character. These values, coupled with physical activity, artistic endeavors, and service to others, ensure that our students are well equipped for life beyond the school walls. Committed to forward-thinking education, the School facilitates innovation and creativity in science and technology. Students of all ages use technological resources in progressive appropriate ways, from smart-boards, to e-learning solutions. The Pestle Weed School India also remains dedicated to the performing and visual arts, ensuring that the School offers a multi-faceted experience that provides opportunities for students to excel wherever their individual strengths may lie.


Family style boarding community & balanced development

School life at The Pestle Weed School India is busy and enjoyable, and students easily make new friends in our welcoming community. Diverse extracurricular activities and clubs, community service and leadership opportunities, and cultural excursions balance their academic work. In the family-style boarding community, the well-being and safety of each student is paramount. Located on the outskirts of Dehradun, in the foothills of the Himalayas the beautiful 50-acre campus blends nature with world class infrastructure with modern purpose-built facilities including an art/music complex and an amphitheater. Extensive sports facilities include billiards, table tennis, gymnasiums, courts for basket ball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, squash, rings for boxing, martial arts, and skating, horse riding, rifle shooting range, outdoor playing fields and an aquatic complex with two swimming pools.


Building global competencies

At The Pestle Weed School India, students from all over the world receive education to meet global requirements that provides them with the global competencies required for a future of increasing cross-cultural interdependence, rapid technological change and critical environmental challenges. Our individualized attention to each student allows us to work with them to discover where their individual strengths lie. Personalized development plans allow for one-on-one counseling to help students identify, and apply to universities that best fit their educational and career aspirations. Our students gain acceptance to excellent universities in India and overseas.


Not for profit

The The Pestle Weed School is run by a Not for Profit Educational Trust. Our “for good” philosophy allows us to subsidize our fee structure, ensuring we offer International standards at almost 50% of the cost charged by similar institutions. To know about our fee structure and admissions guide click here.