South Suburban School (Main)

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South Suburban School (Main)
West Bengal
Type Government Sponsored Primary,Secondary
Motto "Ars Longa Vita Brevis" - "Art is long, Life is brief"
Established 1874
Founder Dr Ganga Prasad Mukherjee
School district Kolkata
Principal Sri Debasish Bhattacharya
Staff 5+
Faculty 50
Number of students 1000+
Classes Jr. I (4+) to 12
Color(s) Ash colour trouser and white shirt (secondary), black trouser and white shirt (Higher secondary)
Affiliation West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Foundation Day 13 February
Telephone 24551483

South Suburban School (Main) was established in 1874. It was located at Hazra Pukur (now Jatin Das Park) in Kolkata, India. At that time it was known as South Suburban School, Kalighat. Pundit Sibnath Sastri was the first head-master. After a few years the school's name was changed to South Suburban School, Bhowanipur. The school was relocated to Govinda Bose Lane (its current location). The secondary building of the school was built in 1888 by an Italian engineer and its primary building was built in 1908.

Asutosh College was established by the school. The school helps other schools including L.M.S. Institution (now known as South Suburban School (Branch), Sir Ramesh Mitra Balika Vidyalaya and Chakraberia High School.

School anthem[edit]

The national anthem of India is chosen as the anthem of the school.


The school is located at Gopal Banerjee Street.There are two buildings and each building has its own playground, the bigger one is known as


The uniform of the school is a white shirt with ash colour shorts or trousers, white socks and black shoes. On Physical Education days a white trouser and white cades are worn instead. In winter navy blue sweaters are allowed. The school emblem of "S" is on the pocket of the shirt.

Notable alumni[edit]


The school has an NCC curriculum having Army, Air and Naval wings. Students participate in the Republic Day March in Delhi.

There is a cricket team which participates in the school level tournaments.

The school has an organisation named "NatureLovers" that organises coastal trekking, jungle trekking, high altitude trekking, Traverse Himalayan Trekking Expedition, adventure cum nature study course, cycling expedition, tree planting, blood donation camps, free health checkup camps, and an environmental awareness program. The President of the Organisation is the Headmaster.

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