Welcome to SPS Darjeeling
"Youth," said Baron Pierre de Coubertin, "is the springtime of the body." Mens Sana in corpore sana in corpore sano - a healthy mind in a healthy body - has been the ideal of the good school in the centuries old Public School tradition as in the Vedic Indian tradition. Good health and an all-round intellectual, moral and academic education during school days are perhaps the most important assets a boy can have. For generations, Darjeeling has been renowned - not only in India but also in other Asian countries and in the West - as the unique hill resort where both good health and good education have been provided at St. Paul's School.
- Admission Open for Classes 1 to 9 for the session 2017-18
The Primary and Junior sections of a school represent the most important stages in the development of a boy. The type of education we are trying to foster in the Primary and Junior Wings, in preparation of a boy's life in the upper school and later, is to make him think for himself, to promote originality and creativeness, and to adjust to living in an unfamiliar community, thus gaining confidence. St. Paul's is known for its discipline and it is in the Primary and Junior Wings that the foundations are laid: the emphasis is on self-discipline with a certain amount of freedom to let the seeds of self-discipline mature.
Over the last few years great changes have been brought in the educational field with regard to teaching,, especially the teaching of small children. We have been studying these changes and have incorporated those that are clearly useful. In each Class section there are about twenty-five boys. In keeping to this standard, mere textbook instruction gives way to individual guidance, and individual needs are accented. There is a central library and separate libraries for the Primary Wing & Junior Wing, each stocked with books chosen carefully to match the required reading standards.
With the inclusion of interactive smart boards in all the classes Education in St. Paul's has acquired a new dimension.
The aim of the curriculum is to provide a good, all-round education with specialization at a later date. There are four classes in the Senior Wing. The subjects taught in class 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.
Boys in Class X are prepared for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination and, two years later, in Class XII, for the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination which qualifies a candidate for admission to a degree course at an Indian University.
The School is subject to inspection by the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education and by the Directorate of Education of the West Bengal Government.