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St. Paul's School

200 Years Old Boarding School for Boys
in Darjeeling, India

Celebrating 200 Years
Of Academic Excellence

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Welcome to

St. Paul's School

200 Years Old Boarding School for Boys
in Darjeeling, India

St. Paul’s, Darjeeling

A Legacy of 200 Years

  • An iconic residential school for boys in Darjeeling, St. Paul’s stands above & apart through its 200 Years of Academic Heritage.
  • Consistently ranked among top residential schools for boys in India.
  • Technology integrated 62 acres of secured sprawling green campus.
  • AI-ML Lab in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur (the first of its kind in India) paving the way for highly interactive virtual learning courses for students in the presence of IIT Kharagpur personnel and research scholars.
  • Broad based curriculum including academics, sports, arts, music and social service.
  • Encourages self-esteem, individual development and independence as well as teamwork and sense of community among boys.
  • Opportunities for student leadership in the school’s community are fostered through the Prefectorial Body.
  • While 100+ resident staff including teachers keep watchful eyes on our boys, CCTV cameras are installed to ensure total safety and security with a real time monitoring system.
  • A team of medical professionals including resident Nurses and counselor in each wing to address the physical and emotional health needs of the students.
  • Partnership with Reputed Institution for Various Competitive Examinations to facilitate our students in preparation for various Indian and International Entrance Examinations such as JEE, NEET, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL etc.
  • Dedicated Career / University Counselor to ensure that every student can start working on his dream career much before in advance.
  • Collaboration with various reputed Universities across the globe especially Universities situated in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, UAE etc. for student recruitment after completion of Class XII.
  • Over 1 lakh illustrious alumni (Old Paulites).
Times School Survey 2022
Boarding School in West Bengal
No. 100

Featured in Top Residential Schools in India

Residential School in India
No. 100


St. Paul's School, Darjeeling

St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, proudly known as “Eton of the East”, nestled in the heart of Darjeeling, stands as the epitome of academic excellence and holistic development for generations. Affiliated to CISCE Board (from class 2 to class 12) this residential school for boys has always ranked high on the lists of schools in India. Currently it is ranked as the Best Boarding School in West Bengal, India. In a recent Forbes study, it was ranked among the Top Residential Schools in India.

The school is set on a vast 62-acre campus amidst diverse flora and fauna. This historic institution has formed generations of Paulites spreading the halcyon of eminence worldwide. They have spread wings in various directions and have been stalwarts of success and the school is extremely proud of their achievements.

Senior Master Peter Lepcha of St. Pauls Darjeeling

Our Motto

Moniti Meliora Sequamur
(Having been instructed, we follow higher things)
Our fundamental aim is to produce quality; to teach the boys to distinguish between the important and the trivial; to awaken and cultivate in them an ever-increasing desire to follow ‘higher things, just because they are higher’.

School Ethos

Nurturing the holistic development of our students
St. Paul’s School provides holistic education to students encompassing different spheres of learning that helps them nurture the leader within.  The school places equal emphasis on academics, sports, arts, and co-curricular activities.

00 DIY Lab under the mentorship of IIT Kharagpur

Cutting-edge Lab equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools
St. Paul’s School has taken a momentous step towards shaping the citizens of the future by partnering with esteemed experts from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to establish a cutting-edge Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Lab equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

The five eminent professors from IIT Kharagpur shared their expertise and insights during an interaction with the school’s faculty and students. They emphasized the importance of making the learning process enjoyable and fulfilling for students, as opposed to the traditional, rote-based method of learning. With the help of AI tools, the DIY lab will provide students with hands-on experience and practical knowledge that they can apply to real-world scenarios.
St. Paul’s School has set a new benchmark in the education sector by becoming the first school to collaborate with IIT and establish such an advanced DIY lab. By doing so, the school has opened up opportunities for students to explore their creativity and gain practical skills that will help them succeed in the rapidly changing world. This partnership between St. Paul’s School and IIT is a significant step towards building a brighter future for the next generation.

Distinguished Old Paulites (Alumni)

The school has groomed a never-ending list of eminent personalities
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Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi

Former Chairman of Oberoi Hotels Private Limited; Recipient of Padma Vibhushan, India's Second Highest Civilian Honour.

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Dr. Rustum Roy

Physicist, with 21 nominations to the Nobel Prize in field of chemistry and materials sciences; Recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun, from the Emperor of Japan.

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Dr. Ammar Siamwalla

Prominent Economist of Thailand

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Prof. Rehman Sobhan

Bangladeshi Economist and Member, Bangladesh Planning Commission.

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Anand Burman

Indian Businessman; Chairman of Dabur.

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Navin Agarwal

Executive Vice-Chairman of Vedanta Resources.

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Indermit Gill

Second Indian appointed as Chief Economist of the World Bank Group and Senior Vice-President for Development Economics

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Prasenjit K. Basu

Notable Economist; Former Chief Economist for Southeast Asia & India at Credit Suisse First Boston, Chief Asia Economist at Daiwa Securities, and Global Head of Research at Maybank group.

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Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Legendary Mountain Climber and Author; Recipient of National Citizen Award.

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Vijay Chhibber


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Dr. Samiran Nundy

Founder Editor of the National Medical Journal of India and Tropical Gastroenterology; Recipient of Padma Shri, India's Fourth Highest Civilian Honour

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Suraj Vaidya

Entrepreneur and Former President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Board Member of school of Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

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Sharad Kumar

Former world no. 1 para high jumper; Winner of Bronze Paralympics Tokyo 2020; Recipient of Arjuna Award, the Second Highest Sporting Honour of India.

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Prof. D. N. Bose

Former Professor at the Materials Science Centre; Dean, Faculty & Planning at IIT Kharagpur; Visiting Scientist at MIT, USA.