Calcutta Girls High School

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Calcutta Girls' High School is a private school for girls in Kolkata, West Bengal, India founded in 1856 under the patronage of Lord Canning, as a boarding school.[1] The school teaches in the English language,[2] and teaches for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE / ISC).[3]

The school motto is Deus Et Humanitus meaning "God and Man,or God and People".


American missionary ladies headed the school in its early years. In 1911, it entered students for the first time for the Senior Cambridge Examination, and 16 girls participated. Since 1973, a night school called Indira Pathshala, has functioned in the same premises for poor and needy children.

Postage stamp[edit]

On April 21, 2006, Chief Postmaster General of the West Bengal Circle, P K Chatterjee, released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 5 denomination issued by Indiapost, of which 800000 have been printed, on the 150th anniversary of the school.[4] To commemorate the occasion a stamp exhibition was organized in the school. Bharati Mirchandani designed the stamp and the first day cover. Alka Sharma designed the pictorial first day postmark. A brochure containing write-up and technical data was issued.[5]


  • Address - 118 Princep Street, Kolkata 700 072
  • Principal - Mrs. Basanti Biswas


  1. ^ Gooptu, Biswarup (2005-07-21). "School's gift of new college on turning 150". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  2. ^ Calcuttaweb - Schools Retrieved 2007-08-28
  3. ^ Hindustanlink - List of schools of Calcutta ( Kolkata ) Retrieved 2007-08-28
  4. ^ Indiapost - Stamps 2006 Retrieved 2007-08-29
  5. ^ Jhingan, Madhukar and Savita (2006-04-27). "New stamps release - Calcutta Girls High School" (PDF). Stamps of India Collectors Companion. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 

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