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Top 10 Best Schools In Kolkata

by | Published: | Updated: 12/05/2020


Top 10 Best Schools In Kolkata (Calcutta) -

Finding school for kids a very important step for parents and it plays a very crucial role in kids life. Here is a list of top 10 best schools in Kolkata to make it easier. Most of the parents do a lot of research about the school standard, teachers, discipline, knowledge, facilities & overall atmosphere for studies and this the purpose of publishing this article to make parents task simpler. Before we start checking on list of top 10 schools in Kolkata, let’s get to know a bit about City of Joy – Kolkata.

About Kolkata (City of Joy):

Kolkata (Bengali Kalikata), formerly Calcutta is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, located on the east bank of the Hooghly River, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city, nicknamed the "City of Joy" is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India and as of 2019, 6 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the city

Education has long been a mark of higher social status in Kolkata. The city has been a centre of learning since the resurgence in Indian education that began in Bengal in the early 19th century. The first English-style school, the Hindu College (later called Presidency University), was founded in 1817.Primary education is supervised by the government of West Bengal and is free in schools run by the municipal corporation. A large number of children, however, attend recognized schools that are under private management. Most secondary schools are under the supervision of the state, but some are accredited through the national government.

Here is the list of top 10 schools in Kolkata, please click on associated link to get more details.


Top 10 Best Schools of Kolkata, West Bengal


St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata

About School:

The school was founded in 1860 by the Society of Jesus, an all-male Catholic religious order formed by Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The school is named after Francis Xavier, a Spanish Jesuit saint. The founder of the school is Fr. Henri Depelchin, who oversaw most of the groundwork during the early years. St. Xavier's Collegiate School (informally SXCS) is an independent private day school for boys in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was founded in 1860 by the Jesuits, and it is named after Francis Xavier, a 16th-century Jesuit missionary to India. The school completed its sesquicentennial year in 2010.

Address: St. Xavier's Collegiate School

Secondary Section

30 Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata 700 016

Ph: +91-33-2255 1171

Primary Section: 12A Wood Street, Kolkata 700 016

Ph: +91-33-2290 6951

E-mail: principal@sxcs.edu.in


The BSS School, Kolkata

About School:

The Balika Shiksha Sadan (BSS) School was established in year 1948, imparting quality education to students. It is affiliated to West Bengal Board and offers courses according to it. It provides all-round development of Secondary and Higher Secondary students. This school provides weight age to practical as well as theoretical aspects of education. The Parisad built a building at Vivekananda Road for its school and Balika Shiksha Sadan (BSS) was shifted to its own location at Vivekananda Road the end of December.

Total students are approx : 2600. Classes from Nursery 3+ age to 

Class XII having Arts, Commerce and Science Streams. Total Built up ares over which school is spread out appox 70,000 sq.ft. The name of the school has been recently changed from Ballygunge Shiksha Sadan to the BSS School.

Address:  The BSS School, Kolkata, 51, Beside Allahabad Bank, Gariahat Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019

Phone: 033 2461 3669

South Point School, Kolkata

About School:

South Point School, an English-medium and co-educational school, opening its gates at 16 Mandeville Gardens on 1 April 1954, was an answer to the community’s prayers.Education at South Point is a delightful pool of academics, assessments, co-curricular activities, fests, sports, celebrations, excursions and a seamless interaction among the faculty, the pupils and the guardians. The goal is actually to inspire Pointers to strive beyond goals; a look at the South Point alumni proves the point. Former Pointers straddle the spheres of scholarship and films; of music and public administration; of science and medicine; of literature, journalism, corporate houses and sports with exceptional ease.

Address: South Point School, Birla Building, 9/1 R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata - 700001

Phone: +91 33 24406208; +91 33 24407209;

Email: spes@southpoint.org.in


La Martiniere, Kolkata

About School:

In 1752, a 17 year old Frenchman named Claude Martin came to India as a humble private in the armies of the East India company. But Claude Martin was no ordinary soldier of fortune. He rose rapidly to the rank of Major General and also spent many years in the service of Shuja-ud-daulah, the Nawab of Oudh. By the time of his death in September 1800, he had amassed property worth over half a million pounds sterling.

So far, Claude Martin’s career reads like that of so many other Europeans who found fame and fortune under the powerful patronage of the East India Company. And indeed, if that was all there was to the man, he would have soon been forgotten in the musty pages of history.

However, Claude Martin was a man of vision and he left generous endowments to start schools in Lucknow, Kolkata and in Lyon, in his native land of France. La Martiniere Schools, Kolkata, were the result of his desire to start an educational institution for the ‘’public good of the town of Calcutta.

Address: La Martiniere Kolkata

Phone: +91 33 4040 6605, +91 33 4040 6606

Email: info@lamartiniere.co


Delhi Public School Ruby Park, Kolkata

About school:

Delhi Public School, Ruby Park is a renowned school developing successful students and young intellectuals. It uses unique teaching methods and courses are as per CBSE board education. It provides practical knowledge to students. This school has experienced teachers who guide students in every step of their careers.

For over 11 years now the new DPS Ruby Park High School Complex has successfully bred a new generation of bright minds. Under the grand Victorian architecture are 7 floors with wide corridors and lifts leading up to clean spacious classrooms. Planned to perfection the complex has designated areas where the students have the advantage of a vast range of facilities. Be it education, sports or creativity, every inch of this sprawling complex motivates the children to reach the greatest of heights.

Address: Delhi Public School Ruby Park, “The Chambers” Kasba, Opp. Gitanjali Stadium, Premises 1865, Unit 104-106, Rajdanga Main Road, Kolkata-700107, West Bengal

Telephone: +91 33 71300221, +91 33 71300233

Email: info@dpskolkata.comfees@dpskolkata.com


Don Bosco School Park Circus, Kolkata

About School:

Don Bosco School, Park Circus, Kolkata, established in 1958, is an English Medium Anglo-Indian School for Catholic boys administered by the Salesians of Don Bosco (Northern India). As such it is a minority institution belonging to the Catholic Church. Provision is also made for the admissions of non-Catholic boys.

The aim of the institution is to impart sound value based education by inculcating in the boys habits of piety, virtue, discipline and self-reliance during the years of their studies, thus enabling them to be dutiful sons of the Catholic Church and useful citizens of their motherland, India.

The method of education followed in the school is the Preventive System taught and practised by St. John Bosco. It is based on Reason, Religion, Faith and Loving kindness. We seek to form the young, through education, into men of character, competence, conscience, compassion, commitment and without discrimination who will foster uprightness in public life.


Phone: +91 33 2287-9202 / 2287-0414 / 2290-0703 / 2290-1957

Email : dbkolkata@gmail.com


Assembly of God Church School, Kolkata

About School:

Moved by the plight of the city’s poor and homeless children, Pastor Buntain set up the first Assembly of God Church School in Kolkata in January 1964 with 200 children enrolled. The school provided education, a mid-day meal and healthy nurture, with a focus towards children from underprivileged backgrounds.

This first school was followed by nine Village Vernacular schools in rural South Bengal, established in quick succession in the 1970s. In subsequent years a second English Medium school was established in Tollygunge and a Teachers’ Training Junior College. The educational mission then extended beyond with several more schools being established in other towns of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Address: Assembly of God Church School, 125, Park St, Mullick Bazar, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

Phone: 033 2217 7072

Loreto House, Kolkata

About School:

Loreto House was established in 1842 in Calcutta, by the Sisters of Loreto belonging to the institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is the oldest and the first Loreto institution to be established in India and was one of the few all-girls Catholic schools of that time. The School started with sixty students who were taught at a house where nuns resided under Mother Delphine Hart, assisted by Sr. Teresa Mons and Sr. Martina McCann. The School was initially established for the education of Catholic girls. However, it has long admitted students of many religious beliefs. Currently it is headed by Sister Phyllis.

Address: Loreto House, 7, Sir William Jones Sarani, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Phone: 033 2229 3565


Asian International School, Kolkata

About School:

Calcutta International School is an international school, established in the late 1953s, in Kolkata, India. It is located in 724 Anandapur, West Bengal

Asian International School is a State-of-Art co-educational, English medium school built on a 10 acre sprawling and serene green campus, with over 1,00,000 square feet of facilities. The school is housed with the finest of amenities and infrastructure so as to provide an encouraging environment to the students, which in turn will give them abundant opportunities to realize their talents.

Address: Asian International School, 724, Anandapur, Adarsha Nagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700107

Phone: 070444 99660


St. James School, Kolkata

About School:

St. James' School was established in 1864. It was inaugurated by the then Most Revd. George Edward Cotton- the Bishop of Calcutta on 25th July 1864. Almost from its inception, reports show that these were years of stress and struggle. St. James' School, Kolkata, India, is a CNI school, one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in India. It completed 155 years in 2019. It is associated with the ICSE Board of Education.

Address: St. James School, 165, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Rd, Entally, Kolkata, West Bengal 700014

Phone: 033 2284 1546


Picking the right school for your child can be tricky and stressful. We hope that the compilation in this article helps you narrow-down your options. These are the school where we received most favourable reviews but it doesn't mean these are the only good school in Kolkata.  If you have an opinion about the list of Top 10 schools in Kolkata or any school which should be part of top 10 schools list, please write to us at mail@yayskool.com. 

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