Kolkata is well known for its rich culture, arts, music, and literature. Being one of the oldest cities of India, it has many good schools and educational institutes all over. Being a metro city, Kolkata sees a lot of new immigrants every year who come to the city to grab promising career opportunities.
Amongst so many schools in the city, people often find it difficult to narrow down on the good ones. So, here is the complete list to help you out with the best 10 schools in the city.
1. La Martiniere for Girls
This is one of the oldest schools of Kolkata that was established back in 1836. It is one of the most prestigious and renowned schools in India. As per the national survey of India, the school has been regarded as the ‘best girls’ school’ in India. There is a separate campus for boys which is equally good too.
Infrastructure: Massive library, two huge auditoriums, athletic ground, basketball court, swimming pool, arts and music, athletics are a few options to choose from.
Address: 11, London Street Kolkata 700017. Phone: 033 4040 6612
2. Modern High School
Modern High school is a popular post-independence school meant for girls. It was established in 1942 and aims at stimulating the creative and critical thinking in young kids. The school offers education from nursery to class XII. There are many successful alumni of this school who have made this school popular.
Infrastructure: Planetarium, Laboratory, library, Computer laboratory, canteen, conference room, German Language room, multipurpose hall, sports ground, art studio, gymnasium, A-V room.
Address: Modern High School for Girls, 78, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Kolkata-700 019, India. Phone: 033 2287 5326
3. St. James School
It is a famous boys school in Kolkata. It was established in 1864 and is affiliated to CBSE and ICSE board. The schools received many academic excellence awards in the past decads.
Infrastructure: Playground, play area, multipurpose hall, library, sports activities, computer lab, science laboratories, gymnasium, athletics, rugby, tennis, school rock band etc.
Address: 165, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Entally, Kolkata 700014. Phone: 033 2284 1546
4. Calcutta International School
It is one of the most popular co-educational international school which is designed to serve both Indians as well as expatriate communities. The curriculum is as per global standards with an open culture for students to grow naturally.
Infrastructure: health and wellness, dining services with non-veg items on the menu, sports, etc.
Address: 724, Anandapur, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700107, India. Phone: 033 2443 2054
5. Don Bosco School
This school was established in 1958 with a motto of spreading virtue and knowledge. It is a school that is based on Don Bosco’s ideologies.
Infrastructure: AV room, auditorium, games, laboratory, library, etc. Address: 23, Darga Road, Park Circus, Kolkata – 700 017. Phone:033 2287 9202
6. Loreto House
This school was earlier open to only Catholics but now is open to all religions. Mary Ward along with her trained sisters teaches girls to follow the path of spirituality.
Along with academics, the students are exposed to enough extra-curricular to highlight and hone their talent through plenty of opportunities.
Infrastructure: computer lab, library, sports, etc.
Address: Loreto House -7, Middleton Row, Pin code – 700071. Phone: 033 2229 3565
7. M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School
It is indeed a brand name and is valued for its academic excellence and comprehensive approach. The pupils are valued, appreciated, and understood and are given chances to excel in their chosen areas of interest.
Infrastructure: AV Room, history geography room, computer labs, biology lab, physics lab, language room, library, canteen, chemistry lab, etc.
Address: MP Birla Foundation H.S School, James Long Sarani, Kolkata – 700034. Phone: 033 2407 0000, 033 2407 2620
8. St. Xavier’s Collegiate School
It is again one of the oldest schools of Kolkata. It was established in the year 1860. This school is affiliated to both ICSE and West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, but most students willingly opt for ICSE pattern.
Infrastructure: Scouts and Cubs, leadership training community, Christian life community, school assemblies, social service, nature club, debate club, quiz club, elocution club, etc.
Address: Secondary Section: 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700 016. Phone: 033 2255 1171
Primary Section: 12A Wood Street Kolkata 700 016, Phone: 033 2290 6951
9. Ashok Hall Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kolkata
This school was established in 1951 and is now one of the best schools in India. The school has separate wings for the primary and secondary school in
Central and Southern Kolkata respectively.
Infrastructure: Fully equipped library, reading room, a composite science lab, math lab, multipurpose hall, dance and music, fashion studies laboratories, etc.
Address: For Primary School: 6, Palm Avenue Kolkata – 700019
Secondary School:5A, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata – 700020. Phone: 033 2287 1271 / 2287 4558
10. Heritage School, Kolkata
This is a relatively newer school that was established in 2001. The school believes in recreating the ancient Gurukul tradition of India in its own modern way. The school offers national as well as international curriculum such as – ICSE, ISC and IGCSE and IBDP.
Infrastructure: personality development cell, sports student counselling, partnering parents, medical check-up, yoga, and heritage, etc.
Address: 994, Chowbaga Road, Anandapur East Kolkata Township Kolkata – 700107 West Bengal, India. Phone: 033-2443 0448 – 52