From the days of the Colonial Empire, the town has housed various schools, instituted for the children of British government officers and army personnel. Many of these institutes now house Indian students and retain the values as ascribed years before.
Most of Schools are either affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). There are exclusive schools for girls and boys as well as co-educational schools among which some are residential.
In Mussoorie there are some top reputed boarding (hostel) and day schools