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St. Paul's School, Darjeeling (SPS)

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  • GradesI - XII
  • CurriculumCISCE
  • TypePrivate School
  • Gender - BoardingBoys - Boarding School
St. Paul's School

School is up to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from I to XII. It is an English Medium school.

About School

Know about St. Paul's School, Darjeeling: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

St. Paul's School Darjeeling, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from I to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Jalapahar area of Darjeeling, West Bengal. St. Paul's School was established in 1823. It is a Private School .

Basic facts about St. Paul's School:
Year Established
School Type
Private School
Boarding School
Class I - Class XII
Admission Period


  • Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

School Level

Primary School (I-V) - Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The motto of St. Paul's School Jalapahar is "Moniti Meliora Sequamur" which means Having been advised, let us follow higher things. It is a Boys Boarding School, which serves the educational needs of over 800 students from I through XII. The classes in St. Paul's School for every academic year begins in March and ends in December.

St. Paul's traces its origins to a Calcutta School from 1823. School was established and started functioning on 11, Park Street. In 1847, the school was renamed St. Paul's School by Bishop Wilson, who had associated the school with St. Paul's Cathedral in Calcutta. In 1864 the School was transferred to Darjeeling to its present location to the hill called Jalapahar. At an altitude of nearly 7500 feet above sea level, St. Paul's became a Public School at the highest altitude in the world. After Indian Independence in 1947 it became a school for wealthy Indians and attracted wealthy students from other Asian countries, as of 1960 especially from Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

St. Paul's School, Darjeeling is one of the best Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) schools in Jalapahar area of Darjeeling and ranks among the top schools in Darjeeling. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) school in Darjeeling. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Jalapahar, Darjeeling - 734103 West Bengal, India

School Chairman & Principal

    School Contact Person

    Phone Number

    Rector's Office : (0354) 2252334 Senior Master's Office : (0354) 2256457 Bursar's Office : (0354) 2256471 Bursar's residence : (0354) 2256323 Estate Manager's Office & Resi. : (0354) 2258441 Jnr Wing Head's Office & Resi. : (0354) 2253226 Primary Wing Head's Office : (0354) 2256332

    Email Address


    School Website


    Admission Details

    Academic Year

    March to December

    Admission Period


    The School has students enrolled from I to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, contact details, documents required and instructions for parents for St. Paul's School, Darjeeling admission.

    In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is there any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to St. Paul's School Darjeeling for the upcoming academic year?

    Admission Procedure

    Parents have  to complete the Registration form found in this prospectus. Parents can also download the registration form from the school website and return the same to the School Office. The registration fee is not refundable nor constitutes any assurance.

    If any child is withdrawn and seeks readmission, it will be treated as fresh admission.

    Entrance Tests / Interviews are held in August and sometimes in December. Places, subject to availability, will be offered on the basis of the written tests / interviews at the exclusive discretion of the school.

    Documents Required for Admission

    Before a new boy arrives at the School, the following certificates are required:

    • A doctor's certificate stating that the boy is fit for School life in Darjeeling.
    • A complete health information certificate on a supplied by the School.
    • A transfer certificate from his previous school, if he has not submitted one.
    •  A birth certificate. (A Certified Copy).

    Fees Details

    St. Paul's School Fees: Fee Structure & Details

    Refer below for St. Paul's School Darjeeling fee structure and current fees.

    You can also call the school's Admission Counsellors for more details.


    CLASS TYPE Board & Tuition One Month Fee (March) Students' Retention Fund Development Levy Infrastructure Fund Standard Charges Imprest Account TOTAL
    New Boys Existing Boys New Boys New Boys New Boys New Boys Existing Boys New Boys Existing Boys New Boys Existing Boys New Boys Existing Boys
    I-V Indian 230000 230000 20000 20000 10000 25000   14000 14000 20000 20000 339000 270000
      Nepal 250000 250000 21000 25000 10000 25000   14000 14000 20000 20000 365000 290000
      Fera 300000 300000 25000 30000 10000 25000   14000 14000 20000 20000 424000 340000
    VI-VIII Indian 230000 230000 20000 20000 10000 25000   18500 18500 30000 30000 353500 284500
      Nepal 250000 250000 21000 25000 10000 25000   18500 18500 30000 30000 379500 304500
      Fera 300000 300000 25000 30000 10000 25000   18500 18500 30000 30000 438500 354500
    IX Indian 230000 230000 20000 20000 10000 25000   16000 16000 30000 30000 351000 282000
      Nepal 250000 250000 21000 25000 10000 25000   16000 16000 30000 30000 377000 302000
      Fera 300000 300000 25000 30000 10000 25000   16000 16000 30000 30000 436000 352000
    X Indian   230000             16000   30000   282000
      Nepal   250000             16000   30000   302000
      Fera   300000             16000   30000   352000
    XI Indian 250000 250000   20000 10000 25000 25000 16000 16000 30000 30000 351000 327000
      Nepal 275000 275000   25000 10000 25000 25000 16000 16000 30000 30000 381000 352000
      Fera 325000 325000   30000 10000 25000 25000 16000 16000 30000 30000 436000 402000
    XII Indian   250000             16000   30000   302000
      Nepal   275000             16000   30000   327000
      Fera   325000             16000   30000   377000

    Infrastructure & Facilities

    The St. Paul's School campus is spread over 65 Acres acres of land in Jalapahar area of Darjeeling, West Bengal. The School is a K-12 Boarding School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to:

    Sports Facilities(20/42)

    • Aerobics
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boxing
    • Covered Play Area
    • Cricket
    • Equestrian
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnasium
    • Handball
    • Hockey
    • Horse Riding
    • Indoor Stadium
    • Judo
    • Kabaddi
    • Karate
    • Kho Kho
    • Outdoor Stadium
    • Netball
    • Play Area
    • Rugby
    • Shooting
    • Skating
    • Soccer
    • Splash Pool
    • Sand Pit
    • Sailing
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Rowing
    • Table Tennis
    • Taekwando
    • Tennis
    • Throwball
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga
    • Lacrosse

    Education Facilities(2/6)

    • Library
    • Digital Library
    • Career Counseling
    • Counseling
    • Student Exchange Programs
    • Test Center

    Classroom Facilities(1/5)

    • AC Classrooms
    • AV Classrooms
    • Lockers
    • Air Purifiers
    • Air Filter AC Classrooms

    Visual and Performing Arts Facilities(4/4)

    • Art
    • Dance
    • Dramatics
    • Music

    Laboratories Facilities(3/6)

    • Laboratories
    • Language Labs
    • Maths Labs
    • Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL)
    • Computer Labs
    • Robotics Labs

    Transport Facilities(0/2)

    • Transport Facility
    • AC Buses

    Boarding Facilities(1/2)

    • Hostel
    • AC Hostels

    Accessibility Facilities(0/4)

    • Accessible Parking
    • Ramped or Level Entrances
    • Accessible Washrooms
    • Braille and Large Print Room Numbers

    Digital Facilities(3/4)

    • AV Facilities
    • Interactive Boards
    • School App
    • Wi-Fi

    Food and Catering Facilities(2/3)

    • Canteen
    • Meal Served
    • Kitchen & Dining Hall

    Safety and Security Facilities(1/11)

    • CCTV
    • Fire Alarm
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Security Guards
    • Boundary Wall
    • Fenced Boundary Wall
    • Speedometer In Bus
    • GPS In Bus
    • CCTV In Bus
    • Fire Extinguisher In Bus
    • School Bus Tracking App

    Medical Facility Facilities(1/7)

    • Medical Facility
    • Medical Room or Clinic
    • Resident Doctor
    • Medical Staff
    • Isolation Room
    • ICU
    • Dedicated Ambulance

    Other Infra Facilities(4/7)

    • Kids Play Area
    • Activity Center
    • Toy Room
    • Amphitheatre
    • Auditorium
    • Day Care
    • Lego Room

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    School Houses and Activity Details

    The Senior Wing is divided into four houses named Clive, Hastings, Havelock and Lawrence. This division provides opportunities for more intimate organization and for healthy rivalry in sports and other activities between the Houses.

    The JW and PW are also divided into four Houses each. These are (in the Junior Wing): Anderson, Betten, Cable and Westcott, and (in the Primary Wing): Everest, Hunt, Hillary and Tenzing.

    Each boy plays organised games for one hour a day, five times a week, under the supervision of a teacher.

    All major games are played at the school and there are short seasons for athletics and cross-country running. There are very few places in the world where Eton Fives is played and St. Paul's is one of them. The whole school has fifteen minutes physical training every morning before studies. 

    There are two N.C.C. troops at St. Paul's in the Senior Wing and the older boys belong to the International Award For Young People which has a syllabus designed to suit the conditions of an Indian school. 

    Each of the four Houses in the Senior Wing presents a concert from time to time, and the School's Dramatic Society stages a play annually in October. Indian and Western music and band, and elocution and drama play a large part in the lives of the boys.

    School also sends up candidates for the Music and Speech Examinations of the Trinity Guildhall School of Music and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London.

    School Clubs and Societies

    The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activities to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones. [object Object]

    • Art and Craft
    • Chess
    • Computer Club
    • Culinary Art
    • Dance
    • Debate
    • Dramatics Theater
    • Economics
    • General Knowledge (GK)
    • Literary
    • Music
    • NCC
    • NSS
    • Photography
    • Quiz
    • Science Club
    • Scouts and Guides
    • Social Service
    • Sports

    Academic Programs

    School Timings and Vacations

    What are the school timings?

    The school works in Shift 1 (Morning).

    Language of Instruction
    • English
    What is the typical school vacation schedule?
    The School holidays are from
    HolidaysThe year is divided into three terms with short breaks in May / June and September / October.
    Number of Students
    School Senior Secondary Streams
    • Science with Mathematics
    • Science without Mathematics
    • Commerce
    • Humanities
    School Level & Classes

    Which grades will you have in the new session?

    St. Paul's School is a Primary School (I-V) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for Boys and has following grades/levels

    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    Primary School (I-V)

    Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

    The Academic session at St. Paul's School starts from March to December. The School provides education to students from I to XII.

    St. Paul's School is a Boys English medium Boarding School which offers the National curriculum CISCE, from I to XII.


    St. Paul's School is authorised to offer the following

    CISCE ICSE, ISC Board Schools
    CISCE - Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations

    National level, private, Board of School education in India conducts

    • ICSE - Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (10th)
    • ISC - Indian School Certificate (12th)

    St. Paul's School is recognised by and affiliated to the CISCE and follows curriculum prescribed by it.
    The school is affiliated to CISCE since Invalid date with CISCE affiliation number WB072. The Schools offers following CISCE boards -

    • ICSE (Class X)
    • ISC (Class XII)

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    Curriculum offered in St. Paul's School by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does St. Paul's School intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade
    Primary School (I-V)
    • School offers Curriculum developed by CISCE in Primary level classes.
    Middle School (VI-VIII)
    • School offers the curriculum developed by the CISCE Council in the Middle School.
    Secondary School (IX-X)
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum in Secondary classes (class IX & X). Followed by ICSE Board Exam at the end of the Class 10th.
    Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)
    • School is Affiliated to CISCE and offers ISC (Indian School Certificate Examination) curriculum in class XI & XII. Followed by ISC Board Exam at the end of the Class 12th.
    • At the Senior Secondary level, school offers Science with Mathematics, Science without Mathematics, Commerce, Humanities streams.

    The subjects taught in are English Language and Literature, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali, Dzongka, French, History, Geography, Political Science, Sociology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, Commerce, Elements of Accounts, Computer Science, and Art.

    Other Details

    School Notable Alumni

    • Louis Banks: a Nepalese film composer, record producer, jazz musician-keyboardist and singer
    • Anand Burman an Indian billionaire businessman, and chairman of Dabur a leading consumer goods company
    • Ernest Cable, 1st Baron Cable
    • Kelly Dorji
    • Anjan Dutt
    • Kaizad Gustad
    • Peter Hildreth a British hurdling athlete
    • Jamling Tenzing Norgay
    • Rustum Roy - a physicist
    • Ammar Siamwalla - one of Thailand's most prominent economists
    • Rehman Sobhan - a Bangladeshi economist and freedom fighter
    • Tashi Tenzing

    School Rating & Reviews

    4.6out of 5

    based on 35 ratings

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    Md. RakibReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on February 25, 2019 7:42 AM
    One of the best schools in Darjeeling. This is the high school premises & the primary school is located little down side. Many movies 🎥 was shoot is this school premises like Shaharukh Khan’s Main Hoon Na. School is located in upper side of hill. The view is very beautiful from this area if u see down side u can see the An awesome view of Darjeeling from here.
    Abhinav TimsinaReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on December 9, 2018 11:13 AM
    Best residential school in West Bengal. I loved it. Very clean and a wonderful environment. Classes and dormitories are very well maintained. The scenery is awesome.
    Zz SanjayReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on November 1, 2018 2:17 PM
    One of the best boarding schools in West Bengal, among top 10 in India. Good location, excellent infrastructure, well maintained, good education The political situation in Darjeeling has affected a lot.
    Rupa NewarReview based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on October 28, 2018 11:49 AM
    Excellent school Both of my sons studied there
    S. M.Review based on friends/family/personal experiencewrote a review on June 1, 2018 11:09 AM
    It's the best school in the continent. This school has a glorious past that superseded it's beauty. The nature and scenic view of this school is breathtaking. It's situated at the top of the Jalapahar in Darjeeling district. Students from each corner of the country as well as from abroad come here f...more

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    St. Paul's School is affiliated to which board?

    St. Paul's School, Darjeeling is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).

    What is the process of getting admission into St. Paul's School, Darjeeling?

    The St. Paul's School, Darjeeling has students enrolled from I to XII. Refer to Admission Section for information on admission process, schedule and key dates.

    Is this school a co-educational school?

    No The St. Paul's School, Darjeeling is a Boys school.

    What is the curriculum offered at St. Paul's School, Darjeeling?

    St. Paul's School, Darjeeling offers the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) at various levels of education.

    Is this school good? What is the rating of this school?

    The St. Paul's School is rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 35 reviews on SchoolMyKids.com, largest school reviews and rating platform.

    Does St. Paul's School offer Hostel facility to students?

    Yes, The school offers boarding/hostel facilities to students. The School is Boarding School.