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

St. James' School was established in 1864: Our Church comes first, Ecclesia

Ecclesia et Patria.: We Jacobeans proudly stand, Knit by this bond of fealty

Ecclesia et Patria: Our land comes next, our Patria

Ecclesia et Patria: Knit by this bond of fealty

New Junior School Block: The honour of the school we love

Ecclesia et Patria: Hail Alma Mater! Hail, all hail!

Staff Picture: Group Photo


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 sc. . .

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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 fealt. . .

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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 institutio. . .

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ST. JAMES' SCHOOL New Branch Admission Open--------------
Nursery Admission 2023-24.--------------
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Upcoming Events

Application Forms for the

New Branch Only for

Classes Lower Nursery to Class VII

are available ONLINE and at both the Premises

at St, James’ School, 165, A.J.C Bose Road  &

52, Diamond Harbour Road, P.O. Thakurpukur,

Kolkata 700 008 between 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.


Thank you,

Dr. T. H. Ireland


Dear Parent,

Your ward’s name has been shortlisted for the interaction for Nursery Admission 2023-24. 

Please check the School Notice Board and collect the Interaction card accordingly.

Thank you,           


St. James’ School