St. James' School (Kolkata)

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St. James' School
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165, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata 700014
Kolkata, West Bengal
Type Private
Motto Pro Ecclesia Et Pro Patria
(For Church and For Country)
Religious affiliation(s) Church of North India
Established 1864
Principal Dr. Terence Hamilton Ireland
Headmistress Betty Matthews
Headmaster Soumen Kumar Mundul
Staff Varies
Enrollment Varies
Campus Urban
Nickname Jacobeans
Affiliations Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations
For other schools with a similar name, see St. James' School (disambiguation).

St. James' School, Kolkata, India, is a CNI school, one of the oldest and most prestigious private schools in India.It completed 150 years in 2014. It is associated with the ICSE Board of Education. It was established on 25 July 1864 by Bishop Cotton.[1]

The school is associated with St. James' Church, Kolkata, which is a historic building.

The principal is Dr. T.H. Ireland ; past principals have included John Mason and D.L. Bloud. The school has a double steepled church.

In 1900, St. James' School won the Beighton Cup and has till date been the only school to ever win the oldest hockey tournament in the world.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ St. James' School, Kolkata. "Official Website of St. Jame's School, Kolkata". Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ O’Brien, Barry (4 December 2004). "All hail hockey on history high". Eye on Calcutta. Calcutta, India: The Telegraph, 4 December 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-13. 

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Coordinates: 22°33′18″N 88°21′56″E / 22.55500°N 88.36556°E / 22.55500; 88.36556