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St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School (Darjeeling)
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City: Darjeeling, West Bengal
Country: India
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1963
Address & Contact Information
Address: Gayaganga P.O. 734 426
City: Darjeeling
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
Phone: (+91) 0353/76 229

St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School (Darjeeling) is a Jesuit secondary school located in India in Darjeeling, West Bengal. It was founded in 1963.

All of Darjeeling's schools are either run by the state government or by private and religious organisations. Schools mainly use English and Nepali as their media of instruction, although the national language Hindi and the official state language Bengali are also stressed. The schools are either affiliated with the ICSE, the CBSE, or the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. Having been a summer retreat for the British in India, Darjeeling soon became the place of choice for the establishment of public schools on the model of Eton, Harrow and Rugby, allowing the children of British officials to obtain an exclusive education.

Institutions such as St. Joseph's College, Loreto Convent, St. Paul's School and Mount Hermon School attract students from all over India and South Asia. Many schools (some are more than a hundred years old) still adhere to the traditions from its British and colonial heritage. Darjeeling hosts three colleges — St. Joseph's College, Loreto College and Darjeeling Government College — all affiliated to University of North Bengal in Siliguri.

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Darjeeling. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

Contact Information

Gayaganga P.O. 734 426; District Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
Tel: 91-0353/76 229

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