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The Doon School
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Dehradun – 248001
School type Private boarding school
Motto Knowledge our Light
Founded September 10, 1935
Founder Satish Ranjan Das
Sister school Welham Girls' School
Chand Bagh School
School district Dehradun district
Chairman of Governors Analjit Singh
Headmaster Peter McLaughlin
Founder Headmaster Arthur Foot
Faculty 67
Gender Boys
Age 13 to 18
Number of pupils 480
Campus 69 acres (280,000 m²)
Houses 5
Colour(s) Blue      and White     
Publication The Doon School Weekly
Affiliation IB
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
Former pupils Doscos
Annual fees INR5,30,000 (home students)
INR6,62,500 (international)

The Doon School (informally Doon School or Doon) is a boys-only private boarding school in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. The school was founded by Satish Ranjan Das, a Calcutta lawyer. Doon's first headmaster was Arthur E. Foot, a former science master at Eton College. The present headmaster is Peter McLaughlin, who has occupied the post since 2009 and is the ninth headmaster of the school.

The school houses roughly 500 pupils aged 13 to 18. Every year in January and April, the school admits pupils aged 13 in Grade 7 (known as D-form) and aged 14 in Grade 8 (C-form) respectively. Doon pupils take the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education in tenth grade and are thereafter offered two strands for the final two years: International Baccalaureate (IB) or Indian School Certificate (ISC). The school began offering the IB curriculum only in 2006, before which all pupils had to sit the ISC examinations in twelfth grade.

Doon has consistently been ranked among the best residential schools of India by media such as The Times of India and Outlook. Doon remains a boys-only school despite continued pressure from political leaders, including President Pratibha Patil, to become coeducational. Former students of the school are commonly known as Doscos. Although the total number of Doscos is relatively small (estimated at 5,000 since the school's founding), they include some of India's most prominent politicians, government officials and business leaders. The best known alumnus is former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

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