St. Columba's School, Delhi

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St. Columba's School
St. Columba's
St. Columba's School is located in Delhi
St. Columba's School
St. Columba's School
St. Columba's School is located in India
St. Columba's School
St. Columba's School
1 Ashok Place
New Delhi 110010
Coordinates 28°37′47″N 77°12′21″E / 28.629826°N 77.205954°E / 28.629826; 77.205954
Type Private
Motto Latin: Sapere aude sincere et constanter
("Dare to be wise, sincerely and consistently")
Established 1941; 77 years ago (1941)
Founder Edmund Ignatius Rice
Principal Br. E. V Miranda, CFC
Faculty 100+
Grades KG-12
Gender Boys
Number of pupils 3500
Color(s)           Green and Gold
Publication The Columban
Affiliation CBSE
Former pupils Old Columbans

St. Columba's School, Delhi, India, was established in 1941, one of 12,000 English medium schools of its kind conducted by the Indian Province of the Congregation of Christian Brothers, founded by Edmund Ignatius Rice. It has followed the CBSE system of education. The school's campus is located in the heart of Delhi and extends over a couple of acres. St. Columba's School alumni include three Rhodes Scholars, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee. Students are referred to as Columbans. The school admits only boys.


St. Columba's was founded in 1941 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, . St. Columba's School, New Delhi is one of the 19 Christian Brothers Schools in India. St. Columba's School began with 32 boys in New Delhi next to the Sacred Heart Cathedral, admitting through class 6. It was one of the first schools in India to introduce computer education. The junior school opened in 1942, at the site of what previously had been a rose garden.

Notable alumni[edit]

Academics and science[edit]

Deepak Chopra, physician, public speaker and New Age writer, Batch of 1963

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Shah Rukh Khan, actor is an alumnus of St. Columba's School






Senior school[edit]

The senior school building once housed the entire school. Today, the 11th and 12th classes are to be found here along with a library, science laboratories and the administration wing. On the first floor were the residences of the Christian Brothers, which were shifted to the Provincialate Wing in 2011.

Edmund Rice Hall[edit]

The Edmund Rice Hall (ERH) has an indoor basketball cum badminton court. It has a stage at one end, seating space to accommodate more than 2000 people and stadium-like step seating at the far end. It hosts the annual Christmas play that is a major attraction, being organised entirely by the students and the faculty. It also hosts the Columban Jindal basketball tournament.

Columban Open Quiz[edit]

The Columban Open Quiz is the premier school quiz of North India, with more than 200 teams participating every year. Started in 1984, The Columban Open Quiz is in its thirty third edition and is one of the most prestigious quizzes in the circuit. It is organised by the Quiz Society of St. Columba's consisting of students and a teacher in charge. The quiz is generally held in August. The 2017 and 2018 editions were won by Delhi Public School Noida .

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Coordinates: 28°37′49″N 77°12′21″E / 28.6302°N 77.2057°E / 28.6302; 77.2057