Hare School

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Main building in 2006

Hare School is one of the oldest schools in Kolkata, India, teaching grades one to twelve under the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. The boys school was established by the Scottish watch-maker, David Hare. The establishment date is not agreed upon, but the official year of establishment is 1818. Thus the school is declared as the oldest western type school in Asia.[1] The school is situated opposite the Presidency University, and is also adjacent to the University of Calcutta and Hindu School.[2] The combined campus of the Hare School and Presidency College is one of the largest in Kolkata.[3]

2006 Saraswati Puja at Hare School
Main playground

Notable alumni[edit]

A statue of David Hare at the school


  1. ^ "Overthere - Class apart". The Telegraph, Calcutta. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hare School, Kolkata". InfiniteCourses.com. www.infinitecourses.com. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hare School". pages.rediff.com. Retrieved 7 February 2015.