Pro Ecclesia Et Pro Patria: 150 years of Service to God and Country

Welcome to St. James', Kolkata

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. 

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Middle and Senior School Prize Day

The Prize day for middle and senior school will be held on Friday, 28th February, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. onwards

  • Middle and Senior School Prize Day2014-02-06

    The Prize day for middle and senior school will be held on Friday, 28th February, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. onwards

  • Junior School Prize Day2014-02-06

    The Junior School Prize Day will be held on Thursday, 27th February, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. onwards

Principal's Desk

When I joined St. James' School in 2000 I was very impressed with the infrastructure and facilities available, some facilities unique to an institution of repute, some expected in a missionary school in a large city with a history of over almost a century and a half but I also found areas where changes and improvement could be done.

The School Song

Ecclesia et Patria,
We vow again our loyalty,
To mother-church and to our land,
We Jacobeans proudly stand,
Knit by this bond of fealty;
Ecclesia et Patria.

Our Church comes first, Ecclesia,
God’s brotherhood of every race,