Not much is known about our founding fathers, but this much is certain that it began with a vision - a vision for children who, irrespective of language, creed or colour would grow up in an institution devoid of racial prejudices, would be able to express themselves fearlessly and be taught by teachers totally committed to the cause of sound, all-round, value based education.
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. In the first twenty years of its existence the school faced intensive financial difficulties and had to be closed in December 1904. According to reports, there was an upsurge of sentiment on the part of parents, well wishers and old boys at the closure of the school. In 1907, with financial assistance from the Church Education League, the school was reopened.
St. James' School is organising the 1st Bishop Cotton Memorial Inter-school Cricket Tournament from Friday 5th to Wednesday 10th December on school grounds. Time: 8:00 a.m. onward. All are cordially invited.
An Art Exhibition will be held early in 2015. All past and present students who are interested in this event are to contact Mr. Snehashis Maity.
Alumni Quiz on Saturday 15th November at 2:00 P.M. All are cordially invited.