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Author - Sakshi Padiyar | updated on 2021-07-12T10:44:57.000Z


Schools are an essential part of anyone's life. On average, a person spends around 19,000 hours of his life in school. Hence, one must look into the school they want their kids to study in. Schools build a foundation of knowledge in students. They learn the basics of manners there, socialize and make friends, and most importantly, get to know about their passion and get a chance to enhance that passion. School is essential in so many ways and can make or break a person's life.

Kolkata is a resident of many of the best schools in our country. If you are wondering what school might be best for your kid, this list is here to help you.

Education in Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata is home to many prestigious schools and universities. The now famous St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, was once a part of the University of Calcutta. Kolkata has two central universities and ten state universities. All and all, Kolkata is the education hub of West Bengal. The literacy rate of the Kolkata district is 86.31%, according to the 2011 Census. The female literacy rate is 84.06%, whereas the male literacy rate is 84.06%. The primary languages in the schools of Kolkata are Bengali and English. Hindi is also used in schools. The schools of the district can be authorized by either the state government or private organizations.

Many known figures have graduated from the city of joy like Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, India's first two Presidents; Kadambini Ganguly, the first female physician from South Asia, and many more.

Best Day Schools in Kolkata

  • Loreto House School, Middleton Row
  • Julien Day School
  • Loreto Day School, Entally
  • National Gems Higher Secondary School, Behala
  • Army Public School, Ballygunge
  • Calcutta International School, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani
  • Scottish Church Collegiate School
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • Don Bosco School, Kolkata
  • Auxilium Convent School

What do these schools offer?

Providing education to nursery, kindergarten, primary, secondary, and higher secondary classes, these schools follow the curriculums of one of the following boards:

  • CBSE
  • ICSE
  • EdExcel
  • Cambridge International Board
  • International Baccalaureate
  • National Institute of Open Schooling
  • Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya
  • West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
  • West Bengal Board of Secondary Education
  • West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

The official languages of the schools are Bengali and English. The schools have highly trained and well qualified teachers. The teacher student ratio is usually such that the teacher can focus on each child. Many schools have fully air conditioned classrooms with smart boards and projectors for helping the children learn better. Some schools also have an XRay department and oncampus nurses. The libraries are fully packed with books and other resources like research papers and CDs. The schools also have well equipped laboratories for science, maths, home science, etc.

The students studying here won't just be academically excelling but these schools encourage students to take part in various co curricular activities like storytelling, creative writing, dancing, singing, quizzes, drama, elocution, art, and craft, etc. The schools also have facilities for various indoor and outdoor sports like chess, carrom, cricket, football, etc.

Every school has a unique and different philosophy when it comes to teaching. Some have artistic approaches, some follow strict religious basics and some would focus more on academics. It is up to you and your kid, what you are looking for in a school and which school you find the most fitting for your kid. Most schools will provide you with a prospectus that will provide you with information or you can simply visit their websites these days.