Dalhousie Hilltop residence is a place where our boarders can feel “at home” at the end of the school day in a space that is their own yet shared with other students. By living where they learn, our boarders develop a strong sense of responsibility, teamwork and accountability along with consistent study habits and time management.

Each hostel has its own distinct identity but all share a family atmosphere. Each hostel is maintained by live-in housestaff who in turn are supported by supervisors and matrons. A resident teacher is allocated to each hostel to assist the house master/mother for academics, counseling etc. The younger children are initially assisted by attendants but soon become capable of making their own beds and looking after their belongings.

On a campus spread over many acres, there are 4 hostels:

Girls Hostel: All classes

Senior Hostel Boys: (Class IX, X, XI, XII)

Middle Hostel Boys: (Class VII, VIII)

Junior Hostel Boys: (Class I – V)

Boarding Management

The students live in a family atmosphere where they can feel safe and can grow with peace of mind. Moreover, life at the boarding house helps to develop an open mind and to encourage exchanges between students of different origins and cultures. They grow to become citizens of the world.

Rather than just a substitute for home, boarding provides an extension to a child’s life and education, significantly enhancing relationships with family and friends, and providing a wealth of additional opportunities for a child to really get the most out of their school lives.

Because Hilltop has such a friendly, inclusive and nurturing environment students naturally develop a strong sense of responsibility, caring for fellow students, their school and the wider world. As members of one of our junior and senior Houses, boarding and day scholars mix together. Everyone benefits from the experience of a residential style of education.

Inspired by everything they experience at Hilltop, and supported by our strong community, students develop into confident, out-going young adults.

Computer Labs

Technology plays an integral role in academics and extracurricular life at Hilltop. In 2015 Dalhousie Hilltop School employed a new standard of technology for students and teachers alike. In addition to a remodeled computer lab, with brand new computers equipped with the newest technology, we now provide the staff with ipads, tablets, and broader WiFi access across campus. Students and staff are encouraged to take up independent projects and, with the use of internet, they prepare projects and the best projects are awarded and shared with all the students.


A well equipped Gymnasium with the latest equipment for physical conditioning is available for students of all ages.The gym has yoga and gym mats, bench press and weight machines, pull-up bars and multiple dumbbell sets for the senior students and a full playground complete with swings, monkey bars, slides, etc. is available for the junior students.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor Games Room
  • Dance Hall
  • Music Room Equipped with a Variety of Indian and Western Musical Instruments
  • Basketball, Volleyball and Other Sports Fields
  • Table Tennis and Badminton Courts
  • Football and Cricket Equipment and Fields