South Point School

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South Point Education Society, Kolkata
Birla Building, 9/1 R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700001[1] (Education Society)

16 Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata 700019 (Junior School)

82/7A Ballygunge Place (High School)

Coordinates22°31′33″N 88°22′12″E / 22.52583°N 88.37000°E / 22.52583; 88.37000Coordinates: 22°31′33″N 88°22′12″E / 22.52583°N 88.37000°E / 22.52583; 88.37000
TypePrivate school
MottoCourage to Know
Established1954 (1954)
FounderShatikanta Guha
School boardCentral Board of Secondary Education
DirectorDr. Madhu Kohli
PrincipalSmt. DK Chadda
PrincipalSmt. Rupa Sanyal Bhattacharjee (High School)
Faculty300 (Junior school)
275 (High school)[2]
Teaching staff200 (Junior school)
220 (High school)[2]
GradesNursery I to V (Junior school)
Number of students~ 12000
Colour(s)Navy blue, gold and white             
PublicationNursery books,Mathematics books, song books and CDs[3](Junior school),
Pointer (School magazine)
AffiliationOHSAS 18001 : 2007
South Point School at Mandeville Gardens Kolkata.jpg
South Point School at Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata

South Point School (SPS) or South Point High School (SPHS) is a co-educational private day as well as morning schools located in Kolkata, West Bengal.[4][5] The school opened in 1954 and introduced higher secondary level in 1960. The school split into two buildings with the high school shifting to Ballygunge Place in 1980.[6][7] The school is known to have been instrumental in churning out students who achieve eminence in a diverse arena of disciplines and as of 2019, the only school in Kolkata, to have a Nobel Laureate as an alumnus.[8][9]


South Point School is an English-medium and co-educational school which was founded on 1 April 1954 at 16 Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata.

On 1 April 1960 – it was upgraded to the Higher Secondary level. The High School found a new premise on 8 April 1970 at 82/7A Ballygunge Place. The school is now run by the South Point Education Society.

The school was recorded as the world's largest school between 1984 and 1992 by the Guinness Book of Records.[citation needed]

It has Nursery, Transition and Classes from I to V. Students then graduate to South Point High School to join Class VI. From Classes VI to X they study under the Central Board of Secondary Education. A majority of Pointers return to their dear alma mater for the Plus-Two years, Classes XI and XII, under the Central Board of Secondary Education. It may be mentioned here that South Point had earlier been affiliated to both the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Now, its pupils appear for their Board examinations under CBSE only. A new school campus is supposed to be set up in Mukundapur off the Bypass. [10]

Awards and Accolades[edit]

The World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC), Asia, has adjudged South Point High School among Asia's Best Private Education Institutes 2015-2016 in the Category "Best K-12 School for Outstanding Academic Excellence". Evaluated on the basis of parameters such as the admission process, faculty, course and teaching methodology, infrastructure, alumni, extra-curricular activities and global partnerships, the list was finalized by an eminent global jury of CEOs, marketing heads, leading educationists and luminaries from allied fields.[11]

The Telegraph School Awards for Excellence have regularly fetched accolades for South Point in the field of academics and as the Best School adjudged on its all-around performance. Its pupils have received individual awards too. Pointers’ performance in Inter-School Competitions brings in a slew of trophies and awards throughout the year.[11]

Emblem And Motto[edit]

The School Emblem, showing a bird in flight, symbolises man's everlasting quest for knowledge and desire to soar above the mundane.[12] The School Motto is Courage to Know.

School Houses[edit]

South Point pupils are assigned to one of six Houses, named after famous personalities.


South Point runs in two sessions — Morning and Afternoon — from Monday to Friday.

South Point School

Classes Morning Afternoon
Nursery I 9 a.m. – 11:15 a.m 12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Nursery II 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Transition 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 12:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Class I 7 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Classes II-V 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

South Point High School

Classes Morning Afternoon
Classes VI-XII 6:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 12:20 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Classes
Classes IX-XII 7 a.m. – 10.15 a.m.
*No Saturday classes for pupils studying Humanities

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Contact Us". South Point School. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Faculty". South Point School. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Nursery Books" (PDF). South Point School. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Kolkata Schools". Coaching Indians. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  5. ^ Dey, Anurag. "In twilight years, gift of love to teachers". The Tribune. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ "History". South Point Education Society. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  7. ^ "after which he took charge as assistant principal of South Point high school for seven years". Times of India.
  8. ^ a b Banerjee, Sudeshna (15 October 2019). "'Abhijit was a quiet boy from class of 1976 at South Point'". The Telegraph (Kolkata). Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Alumni2". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ "New Campus". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Awards And Accolades – SOUTH POINT SCHOOL". Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Aims and Objectives – SOUTH POINT SCHOOL". Retrieved 16 October 2019.

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