List of Schools in Kalimpong

This page contains a list of schools and institutes in Kalimpong along with some relevant information about them. Hopefully this list will be useful for prospective students or parents/guardians etc.

I have long wanted to set this list up but only got around to doing it now. The information has been collected from various sources. I would like to thank all those who helped by contributing tidbits of info, especially the good folks of the Darjeeling Forum, and lots of thanks to SP for compiling the information.

This list is in no way comprehensive or complete at this moment so please expect to see errors or omissions. If you do spot any, please drop me a line to let me know, or say so in the comments thread below.

If there are any schools/institutes in Kalimpong that I’ve missed out, please do let me know. I’d be grateful for any information that will help me “fill-in-the-blanks” below. 😀


(Mar 29, 2008)

-Update: Thanks to Mr. Vimal Khawas for providing additional information.

The state board schools like SUMI, Kumudini had nepali as the medium of instruction (with books written in Nepali till class V) till about 10-12 years ago. However, the government of west bengal keeping in mind the importance of english instructed these schools to follow english in primary standard. Although by and large teachers in these schools still teach in Nepali (mode of lecture), but the books are written in English.

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Address & Contact Information
Medium of Instruction Affiliation or Program Residential? Co-Education?
Albela Boys Home
Ph: 255289
English   Yes Boys
Barsana High School
Upper Cart Road
Ph: 255390
English CBSE   Co-Ed
Benjamin’s Garden Nursery School
Atisha Road
260097 255594
English   Yes Co-Ed
B.B.Pradhan Management SchoolCollege
Ph: 260154
English     Co-Ed
Central School for Tibetans (CST)
11th Mile
Ph: 255917
English CBSE Yes Co-Ed
Craft Teachers Training Centre
Ph: 255595
Dr. Graham’s Homes
Tirpai Deolo Hill
Ph: 274526, 274626 91-3552-274769,
English ICSE, ISC Yes Co-Ed

Drolma School
Rishi Road, 9th Mile
Ph: 255909

English ICSE No Co-Ed
Ganesh High School
Bong Busty
Ph: 256392
English ICSE No Co-Ed
Gandhi Ashram Elementary School
6th Mile Bridge, Tashiding
Ph: 257541, 9233500351
English Primary Yes Co-Ed
Girls’ High School
Mission Compound
Ph: 255860, 256429
English Madhyamik, H.S. Yes Girls
Good Shepherd SchoolInstitute of Hotel Management,
East Main Road
English     Co-Ed
Government High School
Rishi Road, 9th Mile
Ph: 257013
English Madhyamik   Co-Ed
Grace Academy
Upper Gumba Hatta
Ph: 256705
Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI) School,
Sadhu Dhara
Ph: 255463
English ICSE Yes Co-Ed
Indo-Tibetan Junior High School
Ph: 257445
English Madhyamik    
Jubilee High School
Bong Busty
Ph: 255914
English Madhyamik No Co-Ed
Junior Basic Training School
Ph: 255653
Junior Technical School
Bong Busty
Ph: 255505
Nepali Madhyamik No Co-Ed
K J Vidyapith
East Main Road
Ph: 256763
Kumudini Homes
Printam Road, Lower Bong Busty
Ph: 255565
English Madhyamik No Boys
L’Avenir Garden School
East Main Road
Ph: 255922
English     Co-Ed
MarieMary Scott Home for the Blind
Rishi Road, 9th Mile
Ph: 255252
English   Yes Co-Ed
Mt. Carmel School
Dr. B.L. Dixit Rd., P.O. Box 35, Bong Busty
Ph: 257463, 255395, 9832040891
Fax: 256924
English ICSE Yes Co-Ed
Paramount School
East Main Road
Fax: 256710
English     Co-Ed
Pranami Balika High School Vidya Mandir
11th Mile
Ph: 255213
NepaliEnglish Madhyamik, H.S. No Girls
Rockvale Academy
9th Mile, Rishi Road
Ph: 255556,260154
English ICSE, ISC Yes Co-Ed
Saptashri Gyaanpeeth
Taxari Road
Ph: 258482
English ICSE, ISC Yes Co-Ed
Seven Days Aventist School
Shangrila, 9th Mile
English ICSE   Co-Ed
School of Vocational Studies
Ph: 259027
Springdale Academy
10th Mile
Ph: 258539
English ICSE, ISC   Co-Ed
St. Augustine’s School
8th Mile
Ph: 255275, 255926, 256640, 256641
English ICSE, ISC Yes Boys
St. Joseph’s Convent
8th Mile, Rishi Road
Ph: 255278, 255912
English ICSE Yes Girls
St. Philomena’s School,
7th Mile
Ph: 255493, 257924
English ICSE Madhyamik   Girls
Mission Compound
English Madhyamik, H.S.   Boys
Sutherland Memorial Nursery School
Ph: 255874
English Primary    
St.George High School
Ph: 281276,281238
English Madhyamik    
St. Xavier’s School
Ph: 281363, 281248

English ICSE   Co-ed
Toddler’s Preparatory School
Taxari Road
Ph: 258482
English Primary Yes Co-Ed
Central School for Tibetans
10th Mile
Ph: 255428
Vrindavan School
12th Mile, Echhey
Ph: 274123,274470
English ICSE   Co-Ed
Younglings Nursery School
Tirpai Hills
Ph: 256756
English Primary    

139 thoughts on “List of Schools in Kalimpong

  1. celestina lepcha/mayaloo

    Hey Guys!
    I am a proud product of SPS Kalimpong.’93/’95.Very happy to see my school name here.I think there should be website for our school too,for all of us (x-students) to surf and see the school we studied and have funds memories.anyone from 93/95 batch?
    celeste ()


  2. Johnny Gorkha

    Claire !

    Dr Graham’s Homes School, was once called St Andrews’ Colonial Homes. It was renamed after Dr Graham died !

    J A Graham or Dr Graham or Rev Graham was brought to Kalimpong by Rev Macfarlaine who is the founder or SUM Institution for boys. etc etc ! the rest please “google”

    Cheers !


  3. gomusam

    it’s nice to see that you’ve crossed out Barsana but still kept it right there.nice…it was my nursery school.and the actual name was ‘Model School’…but i don’t know if it was changed later.


  4. Sujit Das

    I saw a name Amit Ray in “Responses” section. Is it the same Amit Ray who studied school time in Kalimpong and later graduated from Jadavpur University in Electrical Engineering (1975). If yes, love to hear from him more.


  5. Amit Ray

    Dear Administrator,
    Will be glad if Mr.Sujit Das’s email id can be sent to me.He is aan old friend of mine but presently lost touch.Mr.Das responded in Sr.54.


  6. very very pleased to see all the schools here well even i am in australia at the moment the feeling of oneness that i used to feel every time i walked down the gandhi gate on the independence day and being cheered by the kalimpong citizens has definitely made me feel like a fish out of water, as they say here in aussi slang da sausage doesnt taste good unless its bbq ued.
    Miss my school sas and dr grahams homes god bless kalimpong and all the schools there thanks a lot to who ever posted this ure doing a great job mate cheers.


  7. Claire

    Thankyou Neema and Johnny for your helpful comments
    i am now in the process of following them up! will keep you posted if i get any exciting new leads, lov claire x


  8. I just discovered this website, proud to see ‘hamro Kalimpong’ the news about 15th Aug brought back all the memories. I am a proud product of St. Philomina ’71.

    Usha Lama ( Basnet)
    San Francisco, CA


  9. Hai,
    “Sewa dokh” to elderly person and “Hawa mithai” to youner people and “Gorkhee Salam” to all my nearest and dearest colleques……..Well,Kalimpong Info brought tears to my eyes and carried me back to my bygone days which i have left back in 90’s…..the song which i used to sing during football torunament “When SUM boys,go marching on ,when SUM boys to marching on,there will be a new tommorow ,when SUM boys go marching on”….the “Mela tar”where i used to dance during 15th Aug..Undoubtly,the biggest event never happen across the whole world,it would n’t be exaggarated to say that “It has become a part of culture for “Kalabanian”to celebarate 15th Aug).. my friends…..Ashok,Ongdi,Prakash,Govind,Ramesh,Anup,Sandeep(Dhakal)…Phuchung…Roshan….Guys,i miss you a lot and moments which we shared togather in school……life has changed a lot…….every fraction of second we have to struggle in order to survive..i am very glad to be a part of SUMI the “Alama-matur”where i did learn decipline,knowledge,and made me capable to survive in this world of competition….Head sir “shri N.R pradhan and his energetic speech “Kata ho thapadi le mala ground and kalimpong nai tharkako huna parcha….yaad rakh ….hamro team “Heros” harnu hudai na…. is stil vivid in my memory…”

    YOU KNOW guys i am very talkative person…if i “Vhasaan”will never goes on and on….So,if you wanna to talk to me than call me at 9749097059 or e-mail me at in touch if u are free..By…la hai ,,,Faree…vetaula…..Ajay rai


  10. Dear ALL,

    it brings me immense pleasure to express my views in this column….Saptashri has changed the meaning of my life…. those few years spend at Saptashree were the golden years of my life… currently i am at bangalore…. working with a real estate company as a HR Manger…. I miss kalimpong and my fellow friends n teachers a lot… overall i miss Saptashree


  11. biks

    hi folks ! this is biks from kathmandu. one of the relative of my friend from thailand wants to study grade 11 and 12 in Arts around that area. I would be very grateful to you if you suggest one of the best college to study grade 11 & 12 in Arts around Darjeeling and Kalimpong area. I have heard aobut St. Joseph’s College in Dajeeling and Dr. Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong but your suggestion will be highly appreciable. Pls. do suggest me in
    Thank you.


  12. ajanta thapa

    What you are doing is a fantastic job,..cheers to u,..through this, i would like to thank my teachers of St. Philomena’s ,…Now i am an Engineer and its all because of them. .I really Really miss my days in school…..
    I miss you A.R.P.A.N i.e (Archana, Richa, Prakriti, me and Namita),…I know gals you all are doing well ,,…my good wishes are always with you,..
    As what mentioned earlier next time let me expect some of my schools photographs please.
    Thanks a lot,
    Ajanta Thapa,
    2003 batch.


  13. provin thapa

    im very proud 2 be a former student of C.S.T. KPG, and also thankfull 2 all my teacher’s for their support n encouragement in my life. love u n miss u 2 my C.S.T family.


  14. Hi,

    I was left at a girl’s convent in Kalimpong when I was about 18 months of age 1941 by my parents who were in Calcutta. Although a little boy, the nuns couldn’t resist me because I had golden curly hair. I think it must have been St Joseph’s. I can’t remember it and never went back but in later years I was in boarding school in the Murree Hills in Pakistan and that was a hill station too so I expect it was similar. But Kalimpong is special to me. Whenever there are documentaries on about Darjeeling and the little railway, I love to see it.

    Best wishes to you all there and all those from there who think of home.



  15. provin thapa

    i think that,im only one from CST KPG. but im proud to see my school name too!!! even im not in my hometown. so lot off thank’s n rgd’s for u n i miss my school n my lovely KALIMPONG.


  16. Hi!
    I always used to see the school names in kalimpong Info in past but Ihv always saw the names like Dr. grahams, St. augustines & St. Joseph convent etc, but 2day I’m so happy I finally get to see my school’s name Kalimpong Girls’ High school, thanks 4 including my school’s name in tha list as well as SUMI coz these are the century ols schools & they have a big hold in Kalimpong, but one thing is Girls’ high school is not just a madhyamik school It’s a higher secondary school so, could u plz do this correction???
    Love & miss u kalimpong.


  17. Hi Provin Thapa,

    I couldn’t find a website for the school itself, but have put up a link from the Tibetan Children’s Educational and Welfare Fund site.




  18. Don

    Hi Claire I left Dr. Grahams Homes in ’55. JA Graham was John Anderson Graham the founder of the school perhaps you may care to get in touch with me & I will attempt to assist you in your search. The bible you have is what all children received when they were leaving school.


  19. prabin moktan

    just had to bring to your notice a few aberrations…
    it is not BB Pradhan Management School but BB Pradhan Management College (strictly speaking this is not a ‘college’ but a more evolved study center for distance education courses run by Sikkim Manipal University…a UGC approved college has stringent norms for selecting lecturers [now called assistant professors as opposed to associate professors who belong to a slightly higher pedagogical hierarchy] through nationwide exams such as NET or state specific ones called SLET)..
    also Good Shepherd Hotel Management Institution is not approved by the AICTE (all india council for technical education) though curiously that makes them stand in the haloed company of institutes such as the Indian School of Business (rated higher than the IIMs in a number of parameters)and Great Lakes School of Management who have not yet (or bothered to) get that AICTE tag, which like all things in India is as much a political and commercial benchmark as it is an educational one)
    lastly it is Mary Scott Home of the Blind run by the Salvation Army..Marie on the other hand is the name of a popular biscuit …


  20. prabin moktan

    also the School of Vocational Studies was actually School of Vocational Studies and used to operate out of the SUMI primarcy school campus..this institution has now gone defunct..its founder Mr Yusuf Simmick whom can safely call the progenitor of NGO movements in Kalimpong runs a course for the educated unemployed out at Pudung..


  21. prabin moktan

    also the School of Vocational Studies was actually School of Vocational Studies and used to operate out of the SUMI primary school campus..this institution has now gone defunct..its founder Mr Yusuf Simmick whom can safely call the progenitor of NGO movements in Kalimpong runs a course for the educated unemployed out at Pudung..


  22. Pratibha

    I am a product of Girls’ High School(HS-2000).I have been trying to locate ma old frenz and have been doing a google search for ages but in vain.. Thanks; this site- gives me a thread to hang on!!Hi Mary di, do you remember me?


  23. Kamal Kumar Chhetri

    Great job done.
    Just to make you know that S.U.M.I(Scottish Universities’ Mission Institution), estd. in 1886, is going to celebrate its 125th years of glorious existence in 2011.
    The school website add. is or
    Please do add these information for ex-students to know.


  24. AJAY RAI

    Once again it’s me “GORKHEE” Choro Ajay………Gorkhee Namestee to you all …..Well, Whatever we do…we do for ourself,for our own selfish intrest if i am not wrong Is n’t? Now time has come ……lets do something for our “Janma Bhumi(MATO)” where we born and brought up .I Personally,appeal to all “Gorkha”Daju,bahi,bahini,mama,maiju,kaka,kaki across whole world to join hands togather and make an identity of “Vir Gorkha” which is posible only if we make Gorkhaland.Pull up the socks, leave personal matters Such as ” tallo Goan ko, mathilo goan ko. Falana /Diskana, jhra ko kaam, batt ko kaam etc and raise the voice unanimously.

    I need/want/love Gorkhaland….
    But what about you? Do you really….?


  25. sam



  26. Prabin

    Thanks to all the Teachers of Georgian family for being so copertaive with the students.

    Cheers! and come with the flying colors.


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