Located at Jharipani in Mussoorie, the Oak Grove School is operated by the Northern Railway of India. The school was founded back in the year 1888. Since the time it came into existence, the residential public school has come a long way. Today, students (both boys and girls) from every corner of the country head to the Oak Grove to fulfill their school-level educational requirements. The school has shown continued improvement in its learning environment so that students can develop their self-esteem, sense of responsibility, values and accountability.
The syllabus of the Oak Grove School is based as per the requirements
of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Since Oak
Grove is a railway school, it aims to providing high quality education
to the wards of railway employees at a lesser cost. On the one hand, the
public school makes use of the modern techniques of pedagogy. One the
other, it strives to imbibe the value of India culture and tradition
among the students.
Though the Oak Grove Public School invites admission from the wards of
railway employees, it has also opened its door for those who are not
employed in the railway system. However, the availability of seats for
non-railway people is 25%. The present head of the school also belongs
to the Indian Railway Service. Students who pass out from the Oak Grove
enter different areas of works including the Armed Forces, Merchant
Navy, engineering, media, IAS and MBA among others.
The teaching staff (around 35) at the school is highly trained,
educated and experienced. According to their specific requirements,
students are provided individual attention. While residing at the
campus, students can get in touch with the teachers at any time they
want. The teacher-student ratio at the Oak Grove School is 1:15.
Professionals have to go through a rigorous screening process to be
accepted as part of the staff at the school.
Admissions at the Oak Grove School are offered on the basis of the
applicants' performance at the aptitude or the entrance test. The test
is organized to measure the capability of aspiring students in key
subjects like Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. After clearing
the entrance test, students need to attend an interview or an activity
test, held at Dehradun (Uttarakhand) or within the premises of the Oak