In 1848, The Congregation of Christian Brothers (Missionaries of Ireland) founded the Calcutta Male Orphanage at Murgihatta, Calcutta. In 1947, it came to the present campus in Dum Dum in North Calcutta and was renamed St. Mary's Orphanage and Day School. The school particularly serves the northern and eastern part of Calcutta and North 24 Parganas District.
- Day School
- School provides transportation
In 1848, The Christian Brothers Missionaries of Ireland founded the Calcutta Male Orphanage at Murghihata, Kolkata. In 1947, it came to the present expansive campus in Dum Dum and was named St. Mary's Orphanage and Day School. Thereafter, the school also came to serve day scholars from all strata of the society irrespective of caste and religion. Gradually the school became a most sought after educational institution in the northern and eastern part of Kolkata and North 24-Parganas District.
The campus, comprising two lush green sprawling football fields, well-built class rooms, an auditorium, basketball courts, skating rinks, parks and a swimming pool has made it an ideal institution for overall development of the child. Added to this is a high quality education and extra-curricular activities.
Recently, the school introduced Classes XI and XII too. Over the years, the school has produced excellent academic results. Most of the ex-students have excelled in their careers and are now successfully placed as doctors, engineers, research scholars, lawyers, professors, entrepreneurs, artists, corporates, journalists, social activists and in numerous other fields throughout the world.
- Grades: LKG, UKG, 1-12
- School Day: 5 Days
- Timing: 8 00. A.m To 12.40 P.m Class I & II8 00. A.m To 1.20 P.m Classes III To XII
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: Christian
- Principal: Edmund Rice
- Acronym: SMESA
- Curriculum: Indian(CBSE)
- Language: English
- Fees: N.A.
St. Mary's is one of the most prestigious schools of Calcutta having one of the biggest campuses in the city comprising two football fields, an auditorium, a basketball court, a skating rink, parks, badminton court and of co
Extra Curricular Activities
St. Mary's Ex-Students' Association (SMESA) arranges an annual musical extravaganza with the popular bands on the school ground. Popularly known as WAM - "We are Marians" - the musical evening is already an important event in the calendar of cultural programmes of Dum Dum. Bengali Rock bands such as Cactus, Bhoomi and Abhilasha besides the English band Krosswinds and singer Anjan Dutta has adorned WAM. The programs were roaring success with a strong average audience of nearly six thousand consisting school students, their parents, ex-students and their families as well as important personalities of the locality.
The sponsors like Tata Steel, Indal, Indian Airlines, Samsung, ITC, Exide, UCO Bank, UBI and Givson Musical Industry among others have poured in to support our budget. However, SMESA does not restrict itself to organizing WAM or their exclusive family get-together each year. The association has a calendar of events that includes a felicitation programme, every year, for those students excelling in their ICSE examination and honoring the former teachers. Medals, cash awards, certificate of excellence for the students and gifts as token of love/honor are presented on behalf of SMESA. Speed Age Hospital, Lake Town, Kolkata have extended their financial co-operation for this program.
SMESA also organize several medical, health check-up and immunization camps for students throughout the year. Our members who belong to the medical fraternity conduct these for the boarding boys. Medicines, vitamins, nutritional supplements are given to those required from SMESA CARE medical camps. We have plans to extend SMESA CARE to other uncared areas of our society. Our doctors have also responded to emergency calls from the Day School on many occasions.
SMESA also interacts with the school by doing their bit for the success of school fete, sports and other programmes.