Bishop Cotton School gives children a very special experience. The daily routine and the communal living they experience at an early age help them learn self-discipline and self-reliance.
A typical day of a student of Bishop Cotton School is as follows:
The day begins with the rising bell at 6:00 a.m. and after Chotta Hazari (morning tea) the boys go for PT classes and games. Then there are baths, and breakfast at 7:30a.m.,followed by Inspection and Chapel at 8:10a.m. Classes begin at 8:45 and, with a short break at 10:45a.m, continue till 3:00p.m.with a lunch break from 1:00 p.m to 1:40 p.m. They then go for organized games from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. Thereafter they shower and change and go down to prep from 6:00 till 7:00p.m which is supervised by the Master on duty. Supper is at 7:00 and after that the boys have second prep from 7:45 to 8:45p.m. and then for classes IX to XII a third prep till 9:45 p.m. when they have to go up to their dormitories to wind down for the day. Senior boys are permitted late study in their classrooms only with the permission of their House-masters till 10:30 p.m.
For the Junior boys the schedule is different. The boys wake up by 6:00 a.m. and by 7:00 a.m. they have had their baths and start tidying their beds and getting ready for school. Chapel is at 8:00 a.m. followed by breakfast. Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and they have a short break at 11:00 for elevens. Then its back to class for them till 1:15 when they have lunch. After lunch they change and go for organized games till 3:15 when they have tea and then go straight in for an hours prep. After prep they have time to work at hobbies and special interests till supper at 7:00p.m. they then go to the dormitories and get ready for bed. Lights are out at 8:30p.m.