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The ten best English medium schools in the ‘City of Joy’ are
1.South Point High School
Affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, this school is a center of academic excellence. It is a co-educational school and has an impressive track record in the public examinations held at the end of the tenth and the twelfth grade.
2.Don Bosco School, Park Circus
One of the best boys school in the country, it has been around for more than half a century. It has consistently been voted as the best school by ‘The Telegraph’ for the past 5 years. The school is reputed for its high standard of academic excellence and its high participation in inter-school cultural events. The school has its own Basketball, Cricket and Football teams to name a few.
3.Modern High School for Girls
A school established more than 50 years ago in the heart of the city has evolved into an excellent institution for girls. The school curriculum shows a healthy mix of cultural and academic programs. Recently, the school has tied up with a school in the UK and this has led to a positive inter mingling and sharing between two different cultures. Equipped with all the other necessary infrastructure of a school such as a sports ground and gymnasium, the school stresses a lot on the cultural development of the child.
4.St. James’ School
Another strictly boys’ school, this school boasts of huge grounds and big classrooms. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi and it offers ICSE and ISC in the tenth and the twelfth grade respectively. The school focuses on the all round development of the child and this is evident in the co-curricular activities pursued by the students.
5.Calcutta Boys School
One of the oldest institutions in the city committed to turning out fine men for the society. The school records show impeccable results at the tenth and twelfth grade. The number of awards won by the students of this school speaks of the importance of co- curricular activities in the education of a child. The school was the first of its kind in the city to organize an inter-school fest, which is still going strong. Apart from these, the school has sports grounds and is located in the northern part of the city.