St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling

St. Joseph's School, is a private day-boarding school for boys in Darjeeling, India, owned and managed by the Jesuits. The school was originally called St. Joseph's College until the college section broke away from the school.

St. Joseph's School

Coordinates27°03′42″N 88°15′09″E / 27.0618°N 88.2524°E / 27.0618; 88.2524Coordinates: 27°03′42″N 88°15′09″E / 27.0618°N 88.2524°E / 27.0618; 88.2524
Other nameNorth Point
Former nameSt Joseph's College, Darjeeling
MottoSursum Corda
(Lift Up Your Hearts)
Religious affiliation(s)Society of Jesus
Established1888; 132 years ago (1888)
FounderFr. Henri Depelchin, (SJ)
School boardCISCE
School districtDarjeeling
RectorFr. Stanley Karakkada, (SJ)(2020–present)
PrincipalFr. Leo Alphonse Raj, (SJ)(2019–present)
  • 4
  • O'neil Velocitur Ad Finem
  • Depelchin Dando Se Illuminat
  • Laenen Vocans Ad Sublimora
  • Fallon Vigilando Vincitur
Colour(s)    Navy and Sky Blue
  • Basketball
  • swimming
  • football
  • table tennis
  • cricket
  • volleyball
  • badminton
  • athletics
  • gym
  • indoor games
NicknameNorth Pointers, Josephites,"spagies".
  • Among Ourselves (Monthly)
  • The North Point Weekly (Weekly)
YearbookThe North Point Annual
PrefectFr. Anuranjan Ekka, (SJ)(2019–present)


St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling was founded by Fr. Henri Depelchin on the 13th day of February, 1888, at Sunnybank, Darjeeling with 25 students on the rolls. It was shifted to its present location in 1892. North Point celebrated its 125th year anniversary on February 13th, 2014 which was graced by the presence of the then President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

Publications and MediaEdit

North Point ranked 2nd[1]among boarding schools in West Bengal and 10th in India according to the Education-World[2]

School SystemEdit

The school is divided into four divisions: Primary Division Classes 3 to 5, Lower Division Classes 6 to 8, Upper Division Classes 9 and 10, Senior Division Classes 11 and 12.

The Primary division has 8 captains , the lower division has 8 head boys , the upper division has 8 prefects , the senior division has 8 beadles. These are the student representatives and leaders of the school from both the boarding and day scholar sections of the school, appointed on leadership, academic, and sportsmanship abilities. Also all the classes in the school have 2 monitors one from the boarding section and other one from day scholar section.

Unsupervised ExaminationsEdit

In 2006, the school, under the initiative of Fr. Kinley(then Rector), successfully conducted the Class XII Board examinations uninvigilated.This was the first of many batches that would take up the challenge over the years. It was, according to the school, a test of honesty.[3]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "EW India School Rankings 2019-20". EducationWorld. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  2. ^ "EW India School Rankings 2019-20". EducationWorld. Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  3. ^ UAS traffic management (UTM), BSI British Standards, retrieved 28 June 2020

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