The Dehradun city boasts of quite a good number of schools, which are either affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) or National Open Schools. There are exclusive schools for girls and boys as well as co-educational schools among which some are residential.
Some Schools that come under Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) / Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE) & Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) also offer Std. XI and Std. XII. Some districts also have schools set up by National Open School.
School admissions in generally will begin in the months of March / April every year depending on the type of school, programs offered includes Infants, Toddlers, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School and Secondary. Almost all schools conduct Unit Tests, Quarterly, Half Yearly and Annual Examinations to access the students.