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 will be publishing a commemorative festschrift to cover its Sesquicentenary Celebrations sometime later this year. Articles, Stories, Old Photographs are invited from students and ...
St. James' School is holding the Sesquicentenary Art Exhibition on the 25th, 27th & 28th January' 2016 at the Ashutosh Centenary Hall behind Indian Museum. All are cordially welcome.