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St Lawrence High School


St Lawrence High School is an English medium school for men-to-be, offering West Bengal Board examinations - Madhyamik Pariksha under West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) and Uchho Madhyamik Pariksha under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE). It caters to students from classes 1-12. Various small and noteworthy steps have taken the school to a level of development acknowledged by the State of West Bengal and was awarded one of the best schools of south Kolkata in 2013.


New facelift to the entrance of the School
School playgrounds laid with new grass and lined with seasonal flowerbeds
LED lamps installed across the campus
Staffroom relocated from the second floor to the ground floor
Construction of new students and teachers' labs
Library revamped
ERP SOFTWARE for school management
Centralized Photocopiers and Printers
All areas under CCTV surveillance


St Lawrence High School opens doors to St Xavier's College Commerce Section (evening) under the aegis of Fr Sebastian James, SJ.


Making learning a joyful and interactive experience by introducing new methods of study
Bridging traditional method of teaching and learning with modern day technology


Admission: class 1: Application invited in the month of August for class 1; age 5+ years
Admission: class 11: after the Madhyamik Pariksha results - in case of any vacancy few seats are allowed to students other than students of St Lawrence High School. Enquire at the school office or check the website at 

Online educational services
Special attention to the weaker and slow learners
Inspire back benchers to be the front runners and torch bearers in the future
Instill sense of value in shaping the character of a child
Further upliftment of the less privileged sections of society irrespective of caste-creed-social status
Special efforts to promote unity in diversity
Inculcate a sense of justice
Create a sense of commitment for service to the less fortunate
Interactive Parent Teacher meetings and orientation programmes


  • Apple Labs
  • e-learning platforms
  • Tata Class Edge System (Smart Classrooms)
  • Three science labs (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Geography lab
  • Library
  • Auditorium for lectures and performances
  • Green playgrounds lined with trees and flower beds
  • Extracurricular activities: debate, extempore, drama, elocution, music, school choir, fest, etc
  • Games and athletics: football/cricket/hockey/badminton/basket ball
  • Indoor games: table tennis, carom, chess
  • Annual sports
  • Student Exchange Programmes with China and USA
  • Special educational guidance
  • Academic medals/prizes, merit-cum-scholarships
  • Career counselling


  • Apple labs for academic research related to school curriculum
  • Apple seminars on e-learning
  • Internet facilities
  • Games equipment in the staff room
  • Three science labs (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Tech enabled staff room
  • Orientation programmes


Old Boys' Association: ALL the students who passed through the portals of St Lawrence High School

1810 started as an elementary school, attached to the Church of Our Lady of Dolours at Baithakkhana, Sealdah

1855 came to be known as St John Chrysostom's School

1902 sent up students for the Lower Primary Examination

1913 onwards boys were trained for the Junior Cambridge Course with English as the medium of instruction

1920 recognized as a High School by the University of Calcutta

1922 sent up the first batch of students for the Matriculation Examination

1930's it was a boarding and a day school

1937 shifted from Baithakkhana (Bow Bazar) to Ballygunge Circular Road and rechristened St Lawrence High School

1953 January, a new Jesuit residence came up

1958 upgraded to class 11 Higher Secondary; introduced NCC Air wing; erected a new block for Primary Section

1976 adopted the 10+2 pattern of education; opened Higher Secondary Department recognized by the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education with Science and Commerce streams

1980 opened a Bengali stream in Commerce and a Bengali section from class I to 10 in the Primary and Secondary sections

1981 relocated the Boarding section and the school chapel to a new complex

1984 inaugurated the school library-cum-reading room known as Rabindra Granthagar

1986 started computer facilities for students

2014-15 inaugurated Wavreil Hall for conferences and meetings

2014-15 St Lawrence High School opened doors to St Xavier's College Commerce Section (evening) under the aegis of Fr Sebastian James