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.Not . . .

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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 fealty
Ecclesia et Patria

Our Church comes first, our Ecclesia
God’s brotherhood of every race
God’s children of the second b. . .

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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 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 chan. . .

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