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West Bengal is known for its culture, architecture and being a trade-point of ancient India. While the ‘Bengali-culture’ is much known for its ‘fineness’, the city itself offers the people a ‘live’ insight into the past-glory. Sweet is the essence in both the flavour and food, however, it is also the quest for better learning that the region is well-known for. This is why some of the best and oldest educational establishments are found in West Bengal. Let us take a tour of the top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal.

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal

1. La Martiniere for Girls, Kolkata

La Martiniere for Girls
La Martiniere for Girls

Address: Minto Park, Rawdon St, beside Vodafone, Kolkata, West Bengal

Contact: 033 2290 3841

Board: ICSE, ISC

Fees: Admission INR 150000

Founded: 1836

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://lamartiniere.co/

Principal: John Rafi- Boys, Rupkatha Sarkar- Girls

Overview

The La Martiniere for Girls also known as LMG is one of the top institutes in West Bengal and India. This school is known as one of the most prestigious schools in Kolkata due to its long legacy of excellence and achievements. The institute has a remarkable list of Alumni well-known in both the Indian and British societies. The campus itself is a dominant landmark in the area with beautiful architecture. It is one of the best schools in India.

At the LMG, the prime emphasis is placed on character-building and making the students sensitive to their responsibilities to society. The campus itself is a world-class institute with state-of-art facilities. The modern amenities and upgraded standards have ensured this age-old institute to stay the latest. Various sports like Cricket, basketball, badminton, tennis, football, and others are practised. The institute is also known for its prominent position in the arena of debate, drama, Social Service, and music.

2. La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata

La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata
La Martiniere for Boys

Address: Dr. U.N. Bramhachari Street, Kolkata, 700017

Contact: +91 33 4040 6612, +91 33 4040 6613

Board: CISCE

Fees: INR 13175-INR 15950

Founded: 1836

Email: [email protected]

Website:  https://lamartiniereforboys.co.in

Principal: John Rafi

Overview

The school needs no introduction as it is often featured among the ‘top schools in the country’. Also, the alumni list of La MArtiniere is a glittering show of some of the best talents at both Indian and British Societies. The institute maintains standards followed by the International Award for Young Persons (formerly the Duke of Edinburgh Awards) program.

 The 11-acre campus is a European classical architectural establishment. It houses classrooms, labs, library, canteen, playground, auditorium and more. Various sports like Hockey, boxing, cricket, football, trekking, swimming, and athletics are practised. Also, orchestra training, western classical music, and natures club are prominent activities at the school.

3. St. Pauls School, Darjeeling

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
St. Pauls School

Address: Jalapahar, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734103

Contact: (0354) 2256457, (0354) 2256471

Board: ICSE

Fees: Admission fee INR 40000

Founded: 1823

Email:  [email protected]

Website: http://www.stpaulsdarjeeling.com/

Principal: Joy Halder

Overview

Also known as the ‘Eton of the East’, the St Paus School is one of the oldest schools in Asia. This institute is a prominent education icon in the state of West Bengal and was founded by Archdeacon Corrie. The entrance tests for this school are held in September and is cross-regional cosmopolitan. The St. Pauls School is the top boarding school in West Bengal and is ranked in the fourth place in India.

The school also featured in ‘The great Indian School-2018’ and was listed among the top seven boarding schools in 2020 by India Today. The school is known as heritage and a historic place of importance with various films shot here. Known for its discipline, a glittering list of Alumni, and great infrastructure, St.Paul’s legacy still shines today. This school is also known for its extra-curricular and sports facilities. Some of the prominent sports practised here are boxing, gymnastics, rock climbing, hockey, volleyball, cricket, football, and more.

4. The Heritage School, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
The Heritage School

Address: 994, Chowbaga Road, Anandapur, P.O: East Kolkata Township, Kolkata – 700107, West Bengal, India

Contact: 91-33-2443 0448 – 52

Board: CISCE, IB, IG

Fees: Admission Fee INR 40000 – INR 90000

Founded: 2001

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://theheritageschool.org

Principal: Mr. Darryl Christensen

Overview

The Heritage School is the recipient of the HP Global Innovation Award, BITS Pilani Dubai, the No.1 co-ed school in West Bengal 2013- 2020 by Education World and Telegraph ‘School of the year’ 2012-16. While mainstream education is one of the major highlights of the institute, quality education for the children of special needs is also practised here. The faculty is one of the best, that works hard in providing a stress-free learning atmosphere.

Extra-curricular activities like quizzes, drama, music, photography, yoga, and more are widely encouraged at the school. Sports like Cricket, badminton, basketball, swimming, football, Gym and Tennis are practised here. The campus is a state-of-art establishment with modern facilities and amenities. The ambience is at par with the latest trends and technology in the field of education and the students are trained for the same. Other major highlights at the campus include archery, rifle shooting, rock climbing, auditorium, and AV room.

5. Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
Modern High School for Girls,

Address: Modern High School For Girls 78, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Kolkata-700 019. India

Contact: 913322875326/ +913322876080

Board: CISCE, IB, IG, CAIE

Fees: Total Annual fee: INR 45630- INR 70880

Founded: 1952

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://mhsforgirls.edu.in

Principal: Damayanti Mukherjee

Overview

The institute was founded by Rukmani Devi Birla for the development of the girl child in society. The learning environment is a stress-free one with emphasis placed upon character-building and to offer the right stimulation for the thinking mind. The faculty is a well-trained one that ensures the proper enhancement of individual traits in each student.

 The campus is modern with various facilities that include labs, library, conference rooms, canteen, sports ground, Gym, AV room, and the Art Studio. Cubs and active participation is an important aspect of the extracurricular activities at the school. To inculcate the development of healthy competition, the institute has the ‘House System’. School trips and Sports are also the much-awaited highlights at the school which attracts active participation at a large scale.

6. St. Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata

St. Xaviers Collegiate School, Kolkata
St. Xaviers Collegiate School

Address: 30, Park St, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Contact: 91 33 22551171

Board: ICSE/ ISC

Fees: Monthly Tuition Fees: INR 2400-INR 2640

Founded: 1860

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sxcsccu.edu.in

Principal: M. Thamacin Arulappan

Overview

The St.Xaviers Collegiate School is among the ‘top schools in Kolkata’. The school is also affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education along with following the ICSE curriculum. The St. Xaviers Collegiate School is a well-known name when it comes to academic achievements. The students from the institute have held top positions in ICSE boards, 2015 and 2017.

Also, the institute was graced with the title of ‘Top School West Bengal’ by Digital Learning, 2013. To develop the overall personality of the students, various clubs, Community Services, and Social Services are an important aspect here. Sporting facilities include basketball, football, Tennis, Cricket and more. The campus is a world-class one, with state-of-art facilities as per the latest trends in learning.

7. Loreto House, Middleton, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
Loreto House, Middleton,

Address: 7, Middleton Row, Kolkata, India

Contact: 033-22293565

Board: ISC/ICSE

Fees: Monthly-INR 2900- INR 3600

Founded: 1842

Principal: A. Gomes

Website: https://www.loretohousekolkata.com

Email: [email protected]

Overview

The Loreto House has been honoured with the ‘Telegraph School Awards’, 2017, 2016. The institute has also been featured by the Education World, 2015. The establishment is a fine balance between a heritage architectural delight and modern amenities as per the latest education trends. The school building separately houses the Junior and Senior sections, library, playgrounds, labs, Canteen, auditorium, and sporting facilities.

To implement the overall development of the students the institute has a well-planned extra-curriculum and sports schedule. The students have represented the school on various platforms and have also bought back top honours. The annual sports day and Fete are major events at the school and attract active participants from various schools of the city.

8. The Future Foundation School, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
The Future Foundation School

Address: 3, Regent Park, Kolkata, Pincode – 700040

Contact: +91 8336069408, +91 8336069406

Board: CISCE/ISC

Fees: Annual Tuition: INR 42000- INR 96000

Founded: 1981

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Ranjan Mittar

Website: http://www.sriaurobindoinstitute.org

Overview

The Future Foundation School, true to its name is futuristic in various aspects. The institute has an experimental and beyond classroom approach to education. The well-trained faculty is dedicated to imparting quality education to students and enhancing their true potential. The unique feature about the school is its dedication to French language training. Students from this institute have also gone ahead to qualify for the Delf Prim A1 Examinations. This is a diploma program of the French ministry of education.

The institute is also under the academic partnership with the IB (Geneva)-affiliated Lycee Francais de Pondichery. However, the basic learning methods comprise of teachings by Sri Aurobindo. Apart from academics, the institute also takes pride in its extra-curricular and sporting facilities. Debates, elocution, quiz, dance, drama, music are major aspects of personality development here. Sports like basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton and more.

9. Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
Lakshmipat Singhania Academy

Address: Lakshmipat Singhania Academy 12B, Alipore Road, Kolkata- 700027

CONTACT: (033) 24793600 / (033)24792176

BOARD: CBSE

FEES: INR 1.13 Lakhs- 1.3 Lakhs (yearly)

FOUNDED: 1996

EMAIL: [email protected]

Website: http://www.lsakolkata.com/

Principal: Ms. Anjali Chopra

Overview

The Lakshmipat Singhania Academy is among the ‘top 15 co-ed schools’ in West Bengal and is ranked at #14 in Kolkata. The institute is one of the most reputed ones in the city for imparting quality K-12 education. The school is known for its innovative teaching methods that include more student-teacher associations, research, a holistic approach, and using the latest in technology. The academic achievement of the students speaks for themselves with 56 students being awarded the CGPA (cumulative grade point average) of 9 and above.

 Also, the school has one of the highest records of students passing with distinction. In more recent times, the school has also initiated the ‘CBSE’s i-international program’. This is to offer the unique teaching methods followed here a global platform. Extra-curricular activities like yoga, photography, robotics, and language are highlights. Sports facilities like Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, throwball, Karate, Cricket and more are included.

10. Himali Boarding School, Kurseong

Himali Boarding School
Himali Boarding School

Address: Doomaram, P.O. Kurseong Pin: 734203, Dist: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Contact: 913542332529,+913542332374

Board: CISCE

Fees: First Installment- INR 57200- INR 134300

          Second And Third Installment- INR 47400- INR 73100

Founded: 1978

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Mr. Rabindra Kumar

Website: https://www.himalischool.org

Overview

The Himali Boarding School is the ‘first Cambridge Education Centre’ 2005 in the North East. This school is also among the ‘Top 15 co-ed boarding schools’ and ranked at #1 in West Bengal. It is also the recipient of the President of India Award for Education in the Hills (2013) and the White Swan ‘India’s most influential education brand’ awards (2015-2016).

 The School boasts of 100 per cent pass results for the CISCE boards every year. The class average is 80 per cent for ICSE class X boards, 2019. The average class percentage for the XII exam is 90 per cent for the year 2019. The campus itself is a wonder-delight with all the modern facilities in terms of comfort and an environment of learning. Major highlights include 25 smart classrooms, labs, e-library facilities, 15, residence halls, four dining halls, sports fields, auditorium, and more.

11. Sri Academy, Kolkata

Sri Academy
Sri Academy

Address: 37A Alipore Road, Kolkata 700027

Contact: 2456 9090, 2449 0247

Board: CISCE

Fees: INR 5000 (Monthly)

Founded: 2010

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Mrs. Suvina Shunglu

Website: www.ssrvm.org

Overview

SSA is among the ‘top 10 co-educational day schools’ and is at rank 4 in the state of Kolkata, by the Education World Survey. The school follows the teachings of Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji and follows the holistic approach to education. The faculty is a well-trained one and ensures that the students are offered an environment that is positive and stimulates learning.

 ‘Art Of Living’ is a major part of the learning experience here to ensure a complete overall personality development of each student. The School has also been honored by the Ram Avtar Sarv Shreshtha Vidyalay Awards for Best Results in Hindi in ICSE, Sanmarg Foundation, 2016, 2017. The Atal Tinkering Lab is yet another highlight of the institute that stimulates the inventor in each student. The campus itself is a fine 1.5 acres of modern establishment that involves labs, library, canteen, auditorium, and sports facilities.

12. DPS, Siliguri

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
DPS

Address:  P.O.  Pradhan Nagar, Siliguri – 734003, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Contact: 3532517517

Board: CBSE

Fees: INR 40000- INR 50000

Founded: 2014

Email: [email protected]

Principal: S.P.Das

Website: https://www.dpssiliguri.com

Overview

The DPS, Siliguri is among the ‘top day cum boarding schools’ in India, Education World, 2013. At par with the DPS brand, the Siliguri branch is a fine establishment. The campus boasts of five-star boarding facilities, security, hygiene, and a healthy environment all over. The DPS, Siliguri believes in the character-building of each student and ensuring that they grow to be global citizens of tomorrow.

 The campus is a modern infrastructure where smart-class, auditorium, canteen, labs, library, playground are included. The various sporting facilities include Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming pool and various indoor games as well. The co-curricular activities include Music, Drama, Singing, dance, dramatics, arts, crafts, and learning various musical instruments.

13. Calcutta International School, Kolkata

Top 20 Best Schools in West Bengal
Calcutta International School

Address: 724, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Near Fortis Hospital, Anandapur, VIP Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700107

Contact: +91 7044499661, +91 7044499652

Board: CIE, IGSCE

Fees: Annual INR 43500-INR 165000

Founded: 1953

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Dr. Munmun Nath

Website: https://www.calcuttais.edu.in

Overview

The Calcutta International school is known for representing over 17 countries. The institute aims to offer the students a global perspective and ensure they grow into tolerant and understanding citizens of the world. CIS is also a member of the Council of International schools and follows both IGCSE and GSE curriculum. The 2 care campus is a modern establishment that includes labs, library, canteen, AV rooms, e-Library, Playgrounds, training fields, and more.

The unique aspect of the school is the Special Education Needs department. This is exclusive for the students who need special assistance and to ensure no one is left behind in the quest for learning. At the CIS the students are taught UK National Strategy, O-level, and A-Level curricular for the graduating classes. For the students to get a clearer picture of their prospects, they need to appear for the Aptitude tests and Career counselling as well.

14. North Point Residential School, Siliguri

North Point Residential School
North Point Residential School

Address: Ranidanga, Opp. SSB Camp

Conatct: 3532566542

Board: CBSE

Fees: INR 136800- INR 257000

Founded: 1996

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Mrs. Sumita Rai

Website: http://www.nprs.co.in

Overview

The NPRS is among the list for the ‘leading co-educational boarding schools’ in Siliguri. The 2.15 acres of the campus is a complete delight of modern architecture and facilities. The major highlights include hi-tech AV facilities, separate labs for respective subjects, library, dance room, music room, health room with medical facilities, Canteen, and more.

 For the overall development of the students, the school plays a special emphasis on extra-curricular activities and sports. This includes dramatics, elocution, quiz, art, painting, educational tours, and various developmental games. Sporting facilities include all outdoor activities like football, swimming, volleyball, Tennis and more.

15. Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata

Don Bosco School, Park Circus
Don Bosco School, Park Circus

Address: 23, Darga Road, Park Circus

Contact: +91 33 2287-9202

Board: CISCE

Fees: Annual fees: INR 48000

Founded: 1957

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Rev. Fr. Siby Joseph Vadakel

Website: https://www.donboscoparkcircus.org

Overview

The school has been ranked at #3 by the Education World as the ‘top Boys day School’, 2019-20. Don Bosco school has also been the recipient of the ‘School of the Year’ award by Sankalp Education awards, 2019. This institute is a common feature when it comes to academic recognization and setting benchmark standards in the education sector both in the district and state. Apart from CISCE, the school is also affiliated with the  New Delhi and the Council for Vocational Education (CVE).

The main aim of the school is to help in the overall development of each student and to create world citizens. Also, the students from the Don Bosco School have made the school proud by achieving top marks in Boards. The modern campus comprises of latest facilities and amenities that ensure a good learning environment. Labs, library, canteen, playground, auditorium, and AV facilities are major highlights. Sports like basketball, volleyball, Tennis, Cricket, and football are available here.

16. Calcutta Boys School Kolkata

Calcutta Boys School
Calcutta Boys School

Address: 72, Surendra Nath Banerjee Road, Kolkata

Contact: +91 3322651531

Board: CISCE

Fees: Monthly INR 1800, Admission fee: INR 12000

Founded: 1877

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Mr. Raja McGee

Website: http://www.calcuttaboysschool.edu.in

Scholarships: Laidlaw Scholarship

                       Kausik Ghosh Memorial Scholarship

                       Alfred Martin Scholarship

Overview

The school ranked #4 among the list of the best ‘Boys Day School’, by Education World, 2019-20. The institute is one of the oldest and is located at the heart of the city. The campus is a heritage establishment, yet comprises of all the modern amenities according to modern times. The major highlights include labs, library, music room, play areas, Chapel, auditorium, gym, and more.

The students are under the care and guidance of a well-trained faculty that ensures overall development and good ethics. The extra-curricular activities like drama, debate, music, quizzes, and more are a major part of the curriculum here. Sporting facilities include football, cricket, tennis, karate and more.

18. St. Josephs School, North Point, Darjeeling

St. Josephs School, North Point
St. Josephs School, North Point

Address: 72, Surendra Nath Banerjee Road, Kolkata

Contact: +91 3322651531

Board: CISCE

Fees:  Yearly INR 225000- INR 320000

Founded: 1892

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Fr. Shajumon C.K

Website: https://www.sjcnorthpoint.com

Overview

This is ranked at #2 in West Bengal and #10 ‘all over India’, by Education World. Unique in its approach the school is popular for having conducted the Class XII boards ‘uninvigilated’ in the year 2006. This was a part of implementing a test of honesty’ within its students. The school campus is modern with state-of-art amenities available.

Various facilities include the labs, library, canteen, auditorium, playground, AV -setups, activity rooms, bakery, infirmary, and more. The sporting facilities include swimming, football, basketball, badminton, Cricket among others.

19. St. Michaels School, Siliguri

St. Michaels School
St. Michaels School

Address:  2nd Mile, Sevoke Road Siliguri West Bengal 734001

Contact: 91 3532548358/ 91 94340 69253

Board: CISCE

Fees: INR 25200- INR 33120 Monthly

Founded: 1999

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Michael Chakravarti

Website: https://smsslg.com

Overview

The St.Michaels School Siliguri has emerged to be among the top institutes both in the district and the state. The school is a fine establishment where importance is placed on a more ‘experimental form of learning’. To enhance the same, the institute is on a tie-up with the GETI (Global Education & Training Institute). This allows the students a first-hand experience in the out-door and real arenas of experiences.

The campus is a 6 acres sprawling expanses of a balanced learning atmosphere. The facilities include 34 classrooms, labs, library, AV setups, auditorium, playgrounds, canteen, and more. The classrooms include the ‘smart-technology’ and are as per the latest educational trends. Sporting facilities include football, basketball, cricket, volleyball, Tennis and more.

20. Loreto Convent, Darjeeling

Loreto Convent
Loreto Convent

Address: Lebong Cart Rd, Chauk Bazaar, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, 734101

Contact: 0354-225-2059

Board: ICSE, ISC

Fees: Tuition fee Monthly (INR 2900-INR 3600)

Founded: 1846

Email: [email protected]

Principal: Sr. Geraldine Moktan

Website: https://www.loretodarjeeling.org

Overview

Well-known for being graced by the holy Mother Teresa during 1921-1931, for her noviceship; the school is a reputed one. This is one of the oldest schools in India and has since maintained its reputation for being one of the best both statewide and nationwide. True to its historic importance, the school campus is an architectural delight.

 Though being one of the oldest known establishment, the institute is updated according to modern times. The classrooms are ‘smart’ and the other facilities include, sports fields, canteen, playgrounds, auditorium, activity rooms, labs, library, and much more. Sports facilities include football, basketball, Tennis, Cricket, and various other indoor games as well.

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