St James School, Kolkata

St James School, Kolkata, is one of the most well known schools of the city. The institute has renowned Principals as its mentors and advisors. The students of the school show outstanding performance in academics, sports and other extra curricular activities. In standard IV and standard VIII, best students showing outstanding performance in the past six years are chosen as junior and middle school leaders respectively, to impart the sense of leadership and responsibilities in them. Before the Xth and XIIth board examinations, the institutes gives two mock-tests (pre board examinations) to let the students recognize their areas of weakness and improve upon those.

Facts
Name of the School St. James’ School, Kolkata
Board affiliated to I.C.S.E and I.S.C affiliated, for Xth and XIIth standards respectively
Location/Contact Details St. James’ SchoolPark Street,

A.J.C. Bose Road,

Kolkata

Ph:- 033 22841546

Email: jacobean@cal3.vsnl.net.in

Type
  • Private
  • Boys’ only
Medium of Instruction English
Admission Procedure Admission is generally offered to the nursery classes. Admission to higher classes is subject to availability of seats. Admission to class XI is on the basis of ICSE results. For admission to nursery, the age of the student needs to be of minimum 3 years. Admission is granted on the basis of an informal interaction with the parents, along with the child.
Extracurricular Activities Some of the sports activities and events enjoyed by the junior, middle and senior schools are as follows:

  • Tug of War (Only for students of class IV)
  • Flat Race
  • Fancy Race
  • 1500m run
  • 400m sprint
  • 200m sprint
  • 75m sprint
  • 100m sprint
  • 800m run
  • Relay (Inter house) Medley
  • Relay(inter-house) 4×100
  • Broad jump
  • Long jump
  • Short put
  • High jump
  • Discuss
  • Javelin throw
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Football

 

The students of the institute are divided into the following houses:

  • Cotton House (green)
  • Westcott House (red)
  • Copleston House (yellow)
  • Lefroy House (blue)

 

The institute has the following clubs, where the members (students) need to hold meetings each week, presided over by respective club teachers:

  • Quizobean-Quiz Club
  • Math Club
  • Debating Society
  • Interact Club
  • Space Club
  • Drama Club
  • Science Club

 

Some of the other extra curricular activities enjoyed by the students of St. James; School are as follows:

  • Vernacular Fests
  • School Dance
  • Chess
  • School Fests – JacoMUN and Jacosynthesis, occurring every year
  • School Rock Band
  • Chess
  • Drama Team-arranges plays once in every year
  • Debate – English, Bengali, Hindi
  • Quiz-Interclass and interschool
  • Elocution – English, Bengali, Hindi
Infrastructure Facilities The school has the following infrastructure facilities:

  • Sports Ground (the institute boasts of having the biggest field as school compound in Kolkata)
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground for junior school students (which includes jungle gym, swings)
  • Morning Assembly Hall
  • Library
  • Air conditioner Computer Room
  • Physics Lab
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Biology Lab
Established in the Year 1864
Website http://stjamesschoolkolkata.com

An overview of lessons offered in different classes is as follows:
Classes Nursery to Transition:

  • Introduction to English alphabets
  • Introduction to Numbers
  • Extended playtime for development of the students

Class I:

  • Introduction to vernacular language (Bengali or Hindi, as per the student’s choice)
  • English
  • Mathematics

Class II:

  • Introduction to General Science
  • Practical analysis of trees in the institute’s campus
  • Environmental Education
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics

Class III:

  • Introduction to Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics)
  • English Literature and Language
  • Vernacular Literature and Language
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science

Class IV:

  • English Literature and Language
  • Vernacular Literature and Language
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics)

Middle School (Standards V to VI):

  • English Literature and Language
  • Vernacular Literature and Language
  • General Science
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics)
  • Introduction to third language

Class VII:

  • English Literature and Language
  • Vernacular Literature and Language
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Studies (History, Geography, Civics)
  • Third language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Weekly visit to laboratories for practical demonstrations

Senior School (Classes IX-X):

Students can choose their stream of commerce or science, consisting of five compulsory subjects, along with a sixth (additional) subject from the subjects as follows:

  • Physical Education
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Computer (Only for science students)

Workshops and seminars are held on regular basis. Students also go to weekly classes to the laboratories for practical demonstrations and experiments.

Senior School (Classes XI-XII):

For Science Stream

Compulsory five subjects

  • English
  • Vernacular Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Sixth subject from the following (any one)

  • Physical Education
  • Biology
  • Economics
  • Computers
  • Art

For Commerce Stream

Compulsory five subjects

  • English
  • Vernacular Language
  • Accountancy
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics

Sixth subject from the following (any one)

Physical Education

Economics

Art

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