Bishop Cotton Boys' School had its genesis in the vision of Bishop George Lynch Cotton of Calcutta. His idea was to set up schools to educate European and Eurasian children of limited means. The idea received support from the Viceroy, Lord Canning. The school in Bangalore became a reality in the hands of Rev. Samuel Thomas Pettigrew, Chaplain of St. Mark’s Church. Bishop Cotton School opened its doors in a humble house on High Grounds on the 19th of April, 1865, with Mr. G. Reynolds as its first Headmaster.
A school whose rich history is blended with surging innovation, Bishop Cotton Boys' School has left its mark on all aspects of education. Cottons is a perfect mixture of holistic education coupled with character building, co-curricular activities and sports all in a sheath of discipline and respect towards the Almighty. With a campus spread over 13 acres and state of the art technology present all over, Cottons boasts of being one of the best places to study at.
After standing tall for 156 years, Bishop Cotton Boys' School has won the accolade of the “Eton of the East”, and stands tall as Bangalore’s leading school, one of India’s three top-ranked schools, and the No: 1 among all metro schools in India, with students of the school who have gone on to shine in different walks of life, all over the world.