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This page lists some former British schools in India, with links to their modern websites, where applicable. If you have information or links to add, please update this page.
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This page lists some former and existing schools in India which were established to cater to British, Anglo-Indian and Indian students. Links to their websites are also listed when available. If you have information or links to add, please update this page.
 
   
 
   
For an excellent, well-written book on former British schools in India, please see Hazel Innes Craig's book ''Under the Old School Topee''. Available at the [[British Library]]
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For an excellent, well-written book on former British schools in India, please see Hazel Innes Craig's book ''Under the Old School Topee''. Reviewed in [[Society reading list]]
  
 
== Alphabetical list of schools ==
 
== Alphabetical list of schools ==
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[[Image:Baldwin's Boys School.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Baldwin Boys School, Bangalore]]
 
[[Image:Baldwin's Boys School.jpg|thumb|200px|right|Baldwin Boys School, Bangalore]]
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*'''All Saints College''', [[Naini Tal]]
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*'''Auckland House''', [[Simla]]
 
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*[http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2960/baldwin.htm '''Baldwin Boys' High School'''] [[Bangalore]]. Previously known as the Episcopal Methodist School  
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*[http://www.baldwinboyshighschool.org/ '''Baldwin Boys' High School'''] [[Bangalore]]. Previously known as the Episcopal Methodist School  
  
*'''[http://home.the-wire.com/~raga/bhs.html Barnes School]''', [[Deolali]]. Deolali (now Devlali) is near Nasik (Nashik), which is northeast of Bombay, across the Ghats. It was formerly a British school, then an Anglo-Indian school. This site contains a history of Barnes School. Also refer [[Orphans]], Bombay.  [http://www.telusplanet.net/public/darouxl/Memories.html Barnes School Memories] has some photos of Barnes School, along with other photos of India and Anglo-Indians.
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*'''[http://home.the-wire.com/~raga/bhs.html Barnes School]''', [[Deolali]]. Deolali (now Devlali) is near Nasik (Nashik), which is northeast of Bombay, across the Ghats. It was formerly a British school, then an Anglo-Indian school. This site contains a history of Barnes School.  
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*'''Bene-Israel Girls Vernacular School ''' Rastya Peth, [[Poona]], est 1882
  
 
*'''Bethany College''', [[Darjeeling]].
 
*'''Bethany College''', [[Darjeeling]].
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*'''Bishop Cotton School''', [[Simla]].  
 
*'''Bishop Cotton School''', [[Simla]].  
 
:[http://bishopcottonshimla.com The official website] contains a history of the school. (Simla is now called Shimla.)
 
:[http://bishopcottonshimla.com The official website] contains a history of the school. (Simla is now called Shimla.)
:[http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Plaza/6143/contents.htm The unofficial website] has a range of information on modern activities of the school, as well as a brief history of the school.
 
 
:[http://www.oldcottonians.org Old Cottonians Association] also has the following:
 
:[http://www.oldcottonians.org Old Cottonians Association] also has the following:
 
::[http://www.oldcottonians.org/ocs1863-2004_listing.htm Listing of Boys at the School 1863-2004]  
 
::[http://www.oldcottonians.org/ocs1863-2004_listing.htm Listing of Boys at the School 1863-2004]  
 
::[http://oldcottonians.org/search_page.htm Search the Names]
 
::[http://oldcottonians.org/search_page.htm Search the Names]
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*'''Bishops High School''' [[Poona]], est1864
  
 
*'''Bombay Scottish School''', [[Bombay]]. Established in 1847 as the 'Scottish Female Orphanage', in 1856 as the 'Orphanage for the Sons of Presbyterians', the school was combined in 1863 to become the 'Bombay Scottish Orphanage'.  
 
*'''Bombay Scottish School''', [[Bombay]]. Established in 1847 as the 'Scottish Female Orphanage', in 1856 as the 'Orphanage for the Sons of Presbyterians', the school was combined in 1863 to become the 'Bombay Scottish Orphanage'.  
  
*'''[http://hebronooty.org/ Breeks]''', [[Ootacamund]], now called '''Hebron School''' (see below).  
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*'''[http://hebronooty.org/ Breek's Memorial School]''', [[Ootacamund]], amalgamated with '''Hebron School''' (see below). Rodney Hall’s [http://rmhh.co.uk/ooty.html My first schooldays]
  
 
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*'''Caineville House School''' for Girls, [[Mussoorie]] opened in 1865 and continued until c 1950.
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*'''Cambrai Hall''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
 
*'''Cambrai Hall''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
  
 
*'''Carman School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
 
*'''Carman School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
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*'''Christ Church School''', [[Cawnpore]]. Run by the S.P.G. [Society for the Propogation of the Gospel], it was first known at the S.P.G. Mission School, or Mission School and grw into a College affiliated with the Calcutta University in 1866.
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*'''Church Missionaries’ Children’s Home'''. This school in England was run by the Church Missionary Society for the children of missionaries. It was founded in 1850 at Highbury , London and moved in 1887 to Limpsfield, Surrey. Further details in [http://www.archive.org/stream/churchmissionary04stocuoft#page/494/mode/2up/search/Limpsfield ''The history of the Church Missionary Society Volume 4''], page 474 by Eugene Stock  1916. Between the period 1907-1916 the school became known as '''St. Michael's School''' Limpsfield. [http://theweald.org/m13.asp?PicIdto=9901659  Postcard 1907] TheWeald.com. The England and Wales censuses show the children at the school at the census dates.
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*'''Church Mission High School''', [[Dera Ismail Khan]]. [[Henry Campbell Guyer]] served as its Principal.
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*'''Clarence School''', Bangalore.
  
 
*'''Colonel Brown Cambridge School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
 
*'''Colonel Brown Cambridge School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
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*'''Conference Middle Class School ''' [[Poona]], est 1879
  
 
*'''Constancia School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
 
*'''Constancia School''', [[Dehra Dun]].  
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*'''Convent High School for Girls''' [[Poona]], est 1860
  
 
*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary''', [[Dehra Dun]].
 
*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary''', [[Dehra Dun]].
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*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary''', [[Lahore]].
 
*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary''', [[Lahore]].
  
*'''[http://www.geocities.com/scn_pk/convent_jesus_mary_murree.html Convent of Jesus & Mary]''', [[Murree]].
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*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary''', [[Murree]]. See  [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convent_of_Jesus_and_Mary_%28Murree%29 Convent of Jesus and Mary , Murree] Wikipedia.  
  
*''' [http://www.schoolsindia.com/jesusmarymussoorie/home.htm Convent of Jesus & Mary]''', [[Mussoorie]]Girl’s Catholic School in Waverley established in 1845.  
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*'''Convent of Jesus & Mary ''',[[Mussoorie]]Girl’s Catholic School in Waverley established in 1845.
  
 
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*'''[http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3861/alumdarj1.html Darjeeling Schools]'''.  John Kinglsey's website provides a list of schools in Darjeeling, along with official websites, where they exist.
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*'''[http://web.archive.org/web/20091020234829/http://geocities.com/TheTropics/Cabana/3861/alumdarj1.html Darjeeling Schools]'''.  John Kingsley's archived website provides a list of schools in Darjeeling, along with official websites, where they exist.
  
 
*'''Doveton College''', [[Madras]].  Now called the Doveton-Corrie High School.
 
*'''Doveton College''', [[Madras]].  Now called the Doveton-Corrie High School.
  
*'''Dow Hill School''', [[Kurseong]].
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*'''[http://aubpages.net/VADHA/ Dow Hill School]''', [[Kurseong]]. This is the Alumni Website for the school developed and run by Aubrey Ballantine.
  
*'''[http://www.drgrahamshomes.co.uk/ Dr Graham’s Homes]''', [[Kalimpong]]. The Homes were set up in 1900 by Dr Graham of the Church of Scotland to house, feed, educate and train abandoned Anglo-Indian children. Dr Graham's Homes are still in existence today and this website has many photos of the Homes and the children. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Graham's_Homes Wikipedia]
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*'''[http://www.drgrahamshomes.co.uk/ Dr Graham’s Homes]''', [[Kalimpong]]. The Homes were set up in 1900 by the Rev. Dr John Anderson Graham of the Church of Scotland to house, feed, educate and train abandoned Anglo-Indian children. Dr Graham's Homes are still in existence today and this website for the UK Committee has many photos of the Homes and the children. The [http://www.drgrahamshomes.org/aboutdgh_previous.htm official website] provides a history and advises it was known as St. Andrew’s Colonial Homes until 1947. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Graham's_Homes Wikipedia]
:*''Domicile and Diaspora: Anglo-Indian Women and the Spatial Politics of Home'' 2006 by Alison Blunt page 115 [http://books.google.com/books?id=YEykMG3QIXMC&pg=PA115 Limited View Google Books] has a reference. 
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:*''Dr Graham of Kalimpong''  by James R Minto 1974 and 1995. The story of the children’s homes founded for the children of [[Tea Plantation|tea workers]].  
:*''Dr Graham of Kalimpong''  by James R Minto 1974 and 1995. The story of the children’s homes founded for the children of tea workers. The 1974 edition is available at the [[British Library]].
 
 
:*''Dr Graham's Homes: a Century of Service''  by Douglas Evans  FIBIS Journal No 17 (Spring 2007) For details of how to access this article, see [[FIBIS Journals]]
 
:*''Dr Graham's Homes: a Century of Service''  by Douglas Evans  FIBIS Journal No 17 (Spring 2007) For details of how to access this article, see [[FIBIS Journals]]
 
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:*[https://web.archive.org/web/20150912023140/http://milnamowandjahansfamilyhistory.com/html/1923_letters.html 1923 letters written to Dr Graham seeking admission] from milnamowandjahansfamilyhistory.com, now an archived webpage.
*'''[[Duke of York's Military School]]'''. A school in Dover, England for sons of soldiers and officers serving in India. This unofficial website is to help ‘Old Boys and Old Girls’ keep in contact via the Internet.
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:*[http://www.kalimpongkids.org.nz/project.php Kalimpong Kids : Anglo-Indian settlers in New Zealand] "Between 1908 and 1938, approximately 130 young Anglo-Indian settlers arrived in New Zealand from Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong, India. This website is for descendants of these emigrants and anyone with an interest in the Kalimpong community in New Zealand." Jane McCabe established this website as part of her PhD research.  Includes a list of the 130+ surnames associated with this diasphora.
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*'''[[Duke of York's Military School]]'''. A school in Dover, England for sons of soldiers and officers serving in India.
  
 
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*'''Fairlawn School''', [[Mussoorie]]. This School was established as the '''Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School''' in August 1877 with about 27 pupils. Following extensions about 1880, 45 children (boys and girls) could be accommodated. Later (after January 1886) it was renamed the '''North Western Railway School'''. Following the death of the Headmaster in 1894, the School closed and the boys were transferred to the '''Oak Grove School''' (see below). It is not known (2009) where the girls went.
 
*'''Fairlawn School''', [[Mussoorie]]. This School was established as the '''Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School''' in August 1877 with about 27 pupils. Following extensions about 1880, 45 children (boys and girls) could be accommodated. Later (after January 1886) it was renamed the '''North Western Railway School'''. Following the death of the Headmaster in 1894, the School closed and the boys were transferred to the '''Oak Grove School''' (see below). It is not known (2009) where the girls went.
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*'''Free Church Mission School for Girls''' [[Poona]], est 1850 in the camp
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*'''Free Church Mission Institute''' Poona, est 1866 ''' [[Poona]],
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*'''Free Church Mission for Girls Vernacular School''' Aditvar Peth, [[Poona]], est 1882
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*'''Free Church Mission School for Boys''' Aditvar Peth, [[Poona]],  est 1876 
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*'''Goethals Memorial School'''. Built on the side of a hill in the Himalayan Mountains, Goethals Memorial School is situated near the picturesque town of [[Kurseong]], a district of Darjeeling.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methodist_High_School,_Kanpur  '''Girls’ High School'''], [[Cawnpore]] (Wikipedia) now known as Methodist High School. Established 1874. It also admitted some boys.
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*'''Goethals Memorial School'''. Built on the side of a hill in the Himalayan Mountains, Goethals Memorial School is situated near the picturesque town of [[Kurseong]], a district of Darjeeling.  [http://www.dhrs.org/html/british_raj.html British Raj] by Raymond Rees-Oliviere from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society. Memories of the Christian Brothers boarding school.
  
 
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*'''Hallett War School''', [[Naini Tal]]. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1941-42. A history of the school can be found at the [http://www.birlavidyamandir.com/index.asp Birla Vidyamandir School] website.
 
*'''Hallett War School''', [[Naini Tal]]. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1941-42. A history of the school can be found at the [http://www.birlavidyamandir.com/index.asp Birla Vidyamandir School] website.
  
*'''[http://hebronooty.org/ Hebron School]''', [[Ootacamund]]. Formerly Breeks and Lushington Boys' School.  
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*'''[http://hebronooty.org/ Hebron School]''', [[Ootacamund]]. Amalgamation of Hebron School, Conoor (originally Miss Orlebar's School est. 1899), Breek's Memorial School and Lushington Boys' School at the Lushington Hall site in Ooty. An unindexed history and memories of the school was published as ''Rain on a tin roof : 100 years of Hebron experiences'' by Rod Gilbert.  Ootacamund, India: Centenary Committee of Hebron School Council, 1999
  
 
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*'''Kodaikanal International School'''. This began as a school for the children of missionaries in 1901.  
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*'''Kimmins Girls' High School''', an Anglican missionary college, at Panchgani inland from Poona. [http://www.antoranz.net/BIBLIOTEKA/LINDEN/HTM/L11.HTM “Life in Panchgani”] from ''An unforgettable journey'' by Maria van der Linden (1992). See also [[Life in India#Miscellaneous|Life in India-Miscellaneous]]
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*'''Kodaikanal International School'''. This began as a school for the children of missionaries in 1901.
  
 
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*'''Lawrence Schools/Colleges''' at Mount Abu, Ghora Gali, Lovedale and Sanawar, the four [[Lawrence Military Asylum]]s, founded to provide education for the orphans of British soldiers in India.
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*'''Lawrence Schools/Colleges''' at Mount Abu, Ghora Gali, Lovedale and Sanawar, the four [[Lawrence Military Asylum]]s, founded to provide education for the orphans of British soldiers in India.  
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* '''Loreto Convent''', [[Darjeeling]]. Fibis database contains [http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_browse_sources.php?mode=browse_components&id=929 List of pupils from roll of honour 1888- 1912]
  
 
*'''Lushington Boys' School''', [[Ootacamund]], now called '''Hebron School''' (see above).
 
*'''Lushington Boys' School''', [[Ootacamund]], now called '''Hebron School''' (see above).
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[[Image:La Martiniere College.jpg|thumb|300px|La Martiniere College]]
 
[[Image:La Martiniere College.jpg|thumb|300px|La Martiniere College]]
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*'''La Martiniere College''', [[Calcutta]]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Martiniere_Calcutta Wikipedia], [http://www.lmbcal.com/ La Martiniere for Boys, Calcutta], [http://www.lmgcal.edu.in/history.htm La Martiniere For Girls, Kolkata]
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*'''[http://home.the-wire.com/~raga/lmc.html La Martiniere College]''', [[Lucknow]]. This is David King's website about La Martiniere College in Lucknow.  
 
*'''[http://home.the-wire.com/~raga/lmc.html La Martiniere College]''', [[Lucknow]]. This is David King's website about La Martiniere College in Lucknow.  
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*'''Mission School''', [[Cawnpore]]. See '''Christ Church School'''
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*'''Mission Orphanage and Christian Boys Middle Class School''' [[Poona]], est 1879
  
*'''La Martiniere College''', [[Calcutta]].
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*'''Mission Orphanage Panch Haud Vernacular School''' [[Poona]], est 1882
  
 
*'''Mount Hermon School''', [[Darjeeling]]
 
*'''Mount Hermon School''', [[Darjeeling]]
 
:Founded by Emma Knowles and previously called '''Queen's Hill''' (see below).  
 
:Founded by Emma Knowles and previously called '''Queen's Hill''' (see below).  
:[http://oldmhs.com/ Old Mount Hermon Students' Association (UK)] (secretary:  Hazel Craig).
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:[http://oldmhs.com/ Old Mount Hermon Students' Association (UK)] (secretary:  Cindy Gibbs).
 
:[http://www.success.co.th/mthermon/ Another alumni (unofficial) website].
 
:[http://www.success.co.th/mthermon/ Another alumni (unofficial) website].
:[http://homepage.mac.com/kshagen/IndiaTrip/PhotoAlbum10.html Photos taken in 2003] by Karl Hagen.
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*'''Mountain Home School''', Conoor, The Nilgiris.
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:Originally founded by the [[Missionary#Home_Missionary_Society_of_India_.28HMSI.29|Home Missionary Society of India]] as an orphanage for destitute Anglo-Indian children.
  
 
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*'''New English School''' [[Poona]], est 1880
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*'''North Point'''. Refer '''St. Joseph's College''', [[Darjeeling]]
 
*'''North Western Railway School, Fairlawn''', [[Mussoorie]]. See '''Fairlawn School''' above.
 
*'''North Western Railway School, Fairlawn''', [[Mussoorie]]. See '''Fairlawn School''' above.
  
 
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*'''[http://www.oakgrove-jharipani.com Oak Grove School]''', [[Mussoorie]].  Official school website includes a history. This School was originally known as the '''East Indian Railway School, Oak Grove''' and still has a strong railway connection. In 1894 it took over the boys from the '''Fairlawn School''' (see above) which was situated nearby, when the headmaster of Fairlawn died. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Grove_School_(Jharipani,_Mussoorie,_India) Wikipedia].
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*'''[http://www.oakgrove-jharipani.com Oak Grove School]''', [[Mussoorie]].  Official school website includes a history. This School was originally known as the '''East Indian Railway School, Oak Grove''' and still has a strong railway connection. In 1894 it took over the boys from the '''Fairlawn School''' (see above) which was situated nearby, when the headmaster of Fairlawn died. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Grove_School_(Jharipani,_Mussoorie) Wikipedia] [http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=429862504178&set=o.24704988880&type=1&theater Photograph of Senior Girls School pupils] and [http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=443641301414&set=o.24704988880&type=1&theater another] FIBIS on Facebook.<br> Also see [[Oak Grove School-1949 Clothing List]].
  
 
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*'''Philander Smith College''', [[Mussoorie]]. Founded by the American Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society.  
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*'''Philander Smith College''', [[Naini Tal]]. Founded by the American Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society. In 1905 the Philander Smith Institute of Mussoorie, founded by a Mrs. Smith, widow of Mr. Philander Smith of Illinois was moved to Nainital and "amalgamated" with the Oak Openings Boys’ High School and the result was the Philander Smith College<ref>[http://www.birlavidyamandir.com/history.asp Birla Vidyamandir  School: History] </ref>.
  
 
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[[Image:Bluebirds (800x524).jpg|thumb|right|300px| ''Bluebirds at St Denys School'']]
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*'''Scottish Girls High School''' [[Poona]], est 1882
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*'''Sherwood College''', [[Naini Tal]]. Originally the Anglican Naini Tal '''Diocesan Boys School''', founded 1867.  [http://www.oldsherwoodians.com/about/1867.htm History of Sherwood College], oldsherwoodians.com , the Sherwood Alumni website.
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*'''Stanes Schools''', [[Coonoor]] in the Nilgiris, and [[Coimbatore]].
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:The first school was established by Thomas Stanes in 1858. [https://www.stanescoonoor.com/ Stanes School Coonoor] This was for Anglo-Indian children; now described as "a Christian, co-educational, residential school".
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:In 1862 his youngest brother, the philanthropist Sir Robert Stanes, established a school in Coimbatore; official website [https://stanesschool.org/#home Stanes Higher Secondary School Trust Association]. Now open to all, but preference given to Anglo-Indian children in accordance with the founder's wishes.
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*'''Station School''', [[Rawalpindi]]
 
*'''Station School''', [[Rawalpindi]]
  
*'''St Denys' School''', [[Murree]].  Anglican girls school established 1882.  Dr Ali Jan's [http://www.geocities.com/scn_pk/st_denys_murree.html site] has photos and memories. Partly destroyed by a fire in November 2009.
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*'''St Anne’s Middle Class School for Girls''' [[Poona]], est 1873
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*'''St Denys' School''', [[Murree]].  Anglican girls school established 1882, but by the 1930's was admitting boys as well.  Dr Ali Jan's [http://web.archive.org/web/20091022174814/http://geocities.com/scn_pk/st_denys_murree.html archived site] has photos and memories. Partly destroyed by a fire in November 2009.
  
 
*'''St Helen's School''', [[Kurseong]]. Also includes '''Goethal's Memorial College''' (see above).  
 
*'''St Helen's School''', [[Kurseong]]. Also includes '''Goethal's Memorial College''' (see above).  
  
*'''[http://www.st-georges.info/ St George's College]''', [[Mussoorie]], near [[Dehra Dun]]. Founded by the Capuchin Fathers in 1854, it has been run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order, since 1894.  
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*'''[http://www.st-georges.info/ St George's College]''', [[Mussoorie]], near [[Dehra Dun]]. Founded by the Capuchin Fathers in 1854, it has been run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order, since 1894. Also known as '''Manor House'''.
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**[http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/history/1950s/1219-locksley01.html Memoirs of an IAF Technical Signal Officer] Wg Cdr Locksley Percival Fegredo attended St George’s 1938-44. bharat-rakshak.com
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**[http://www.gpmsdbaweb.com/memoir2/LifeinIndia/Boarding_School.htm  Life in the Hills] from [http://www.gpmsdbaweb.com/memoir2/ An Indian Childhood]  by Eugene Blanchette born 1933 from his website. He attended the Irish Patrician Brothers boarding school from 1945 for two years, from age 11. his parents then decided it had become too dangerous to travel by train to Dehra Dun.
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*'''St Joan's School''', [[Kashmir]]. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1943-45.
  
*'''St Joan's School''', [[Kashmir]]. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1943-45.  
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*'''St John's Vestry School''', [[Trichinopoly]]. Extract from the autobiography of [[Richard Harington Martin]], the Chief Engineer of [[South Indian Railway]]s, 1928-36. Reproduced in "Southern Railway Heritage Centre - Marvels of the South Indian Railway 1859-1951" pages 251-255 and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Johns_Vestry_Anglo_Indian_Higher_Secondary_School Wikipedia "St John's Vestry School"]; Retrieved  23 Jun 2016</ref>   
  
 
*'''St Joseph's Academy''', [[Dehra Dun]].
 
*'''St Joseph's Academy''', [[Dehra Dun]].
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*'''St Joseph's Boys High School''', [[Vepery]], [[Madras]].
 
*'''St Joseph's Boys High School''', [[Vepery]], [[Madras]].
  
*'''St Joseph's Boys Higher Secondary Schoool''', [[Coonoor]]. A school founded and run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order.  
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*'''St Joseph's Boys Higher Secondary Schoool''', [[Coonoor]]. A school founded and run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order. [http://www.archive.org/stream/nilgiriguideandd031416mbp#page/n311/mode/2up  An advertisement] from ''The Nilgiri Guide and Directory 1916'', where it is called St Joseph's College
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*'''[http://www.sjcnorthpoint.com/ St Joseph's College]''', Northpoint, [[Darjeeling]]. The official school website.  . A Jesuit school, also known as '''North Point'''. [http://sites.google.com/site/npschoolsite/home St Joseph's College, Darjeeling] - Arijit Sen's website. [http://www.npalumni.org/ North Point Alumni Association Of North America].  [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=DMhMlGkawTQC&pg=PA75  "The Toy Train"] from  ''One hell of a life: an Anglo-Indian Wallah's memoir from the last decades of  the Raj'', page 75 by Stan Blackford  2000 describes the train trip back to school.
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*'''[http://sjc470002.tripod.com/ St Joseph's Convent School]''', [[Saugor]]
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*'''St Joseph's Convent School''', [[Karachi]]
  
*'''[http://www.sursumcorda.org/ St Joseph's College]''', [[Darjeeling]]. The official school website[http://www.geocities.com/heartland/pines/1045/ St Joseph's College, Darjeeling] - Arijit Sen's website.
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*'''St Lawrence High School''', [[Calcutta]].  Free School Street, Calcutta.  
  
*'''St Lawrence High School''', [[Calcutta]]. Formerly known as the '''Lower Orphan School''', Free School Street, Calcutta.  
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*'''St Mark's''', [[Jabalpur]]
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*'''St Mary’s Convent School (Ramnee)''' Naini Tal, est 1878
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*'''St Mary’s Girls High School''' [[Poona]], est 1867
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*'''[http://www.dgrc.ca/sms/ St Mary’s High School]''', [[Mount Abu]]. This webpage has lists of the students in attendance at St Mary’s High School in various years.  [http://www.gpmsdbaweb.com/memoir2/LifeinIndia/Boarding_School.htm  Life in the Hills] from [http://www.gpmsdbaweb.com/memoir2/ An Indian Childhood]  by Eugene Blanchette born 1933 from his website. He attended the Irish Christian Brothers boarding school from 1942 for three years, from age 8.
  
*'''[http://www.dgrc.ca/sms/directry.htm St Mary’s High School]''', [[Mount Abu]]. This webpage has lists of the students in attendance at St Mary’s High School in various years.
 
 
[[Image:School crest.jpg|right|thumb|200px|School Crest of St Paul's School, Jalapahar]]
 
[[Image:School crest.jpg|right|thumb|200px|School Crest of St Paul's School, Jalapahar]]
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*'''St. Michael's School''', Limpsfield, Surrey England. Previously called the  '''Church Missionaries' Children's Home''', see above. At some point the school became a girls' school, and closed in 1996.
  
 
*'''[http://www.spsasansol.com/ St Patrick’s]''', [[Asansol]]. This is the official website of the school.  
 
*'''[http://www.spsasansol.com/ St Patrick’s]''', [[Asansol]]. This is the official website of the school.  
  
*'''[http://www.zubin.com/paulites/ St Paul's, Jalapahar]''', [[Darjeeling]].  A very expensive school, attended by the children of the highest Imperial officials. This link is to Zubin Medora's website.
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*'''St Patrick's High School''', [[Karachi]]
  
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*''' St Paul's, [[Jalapahar]]''', [[Darjeeling]].  A very expensive school, attended by the children of the highest Imperial officials.  [http://www.stpaulsdarjeeling.com/ Official website]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Paul%27s_School,_Darjeeling Wikipedia]. 
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*'''St Teresa's Girls' High School''', [[Darjeeling]].
 
*'''St Teresa's Girls' High School''', [[Darjeeling]].
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*'''St Thomas' School''' Kidderpore, near [[Calcutta]] - founded 1789 as the [[Orphans#Calcutta|Free School]]. The current address is 4 Diamond Harbour Road, Kidderpore Kolkata 70023 West Bengal.
  
 
*'''[http://www.svsasansol.com/  St Vincent’s School]''', [[Asansol]]. This is the official school website.
 
*'''[http://www.svsasansol.com/  St Vincent’s School]''', [[Asansol]]. This is the official school website.
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*'''St Vincent Roman Catholic High School''' [[Poona]], est 1867 includes anglo-indian section,
  
 
*'''St Xavier's School''', [[Amhedabad]].
 
*'''St Xavier's School''', [[Amhedabad]].
  
 
*'''Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School,''' [[Mussoorie]]. See '''Fairlawn School''' above.
 
*'''Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School,''' [[Mussoorie]]. See '''Fairlawn School''' above.
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*'''S.P.G. Mission School''', [[Cawnpore]]. Refer '''Christ Church School'''.
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*'''The Pensioner's Middle Class School''' [[Poona]], for boys and girls est 1864
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*'''[http://www.orbonline.net/~auballan/vicdow.htm Victoria School and Dow Hill School]''', [[Kurseong]]. This is the website of The Old Boys and Old Girls Association of Victoria School and Dow Hill School.
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*'''[http://aubpages.net/VADHA/ Victoria School and Dow Hill Schools]''', [[Kurseong]]. This is the Alumni Website for these two  schools developed and run by Aubrey Ballantine.
 
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*'''[http://victoriaboysschool.org/index.html Victoria School]''', [[Kurseong]]. This is the official website of Victoria School Kurseong.
*'''[http://www.vsdh.org/vsdh.html Victoria School]''', [[Kurseong]]. This is the website of former student, John Feltham.
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*'''Victoria Girls High School''' [[Poona]], est 1876
  
 
===W===
 
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*'''Wellesley Girls High School''', [[Naini Tal]]. Founded by Emma Knowles, who also founded '''Mount Hermon''' (see above). Boys attended until their 9th birthday.  
 
*'''Wellesley Girls High School''', [[Naini Tal]]. Founded by Emma Knowles, who also founded '''Mount Hermon''' (see above). Boys attended until their 9th birthday.  
  
*'''[http://www.woodstock.ac.in/ Woodstock School]''', Landour, [[Mussoorie]]. Founded in 1854 as the "Protestant Girls' School," Woodstock passed through several [http://www.woodstock.ac.in/info/downloads/content/SchoolDocs/WShistory.pdf manifestations] (girls school, finishing school, college) before emerging as one of the leading international schools in India with a significant roll of expatriates. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_School Wikipedia].
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*'''Woodstock School''', Landour, [[Mussoorie]]. Founded in 1854 as the "Protestant Girls' School.
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**[http://www.woodstock.ac.in/ Woodstock School offical website]
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**[http://www.woodstock.ac.in/ Woodstock School] wikipedia
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*'''[http://www.wynbergallen.com/ Wynberg-Allen School]''', [[Mussoorie]], was opened in 1887 with a Nonconformist leaning and moved to the Wynberg estate in 1894. [http://www.wynbergallen.com/history.asp  History], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynberg_Allen_School Wikipedia].
  
*'''[http://www.wynbergallen.com/ Wynberg-Allen School]''', [[Mussoorie]], was opened in 1887 with a Nonconformist leaning and moved to the Wynberg estate in 1894. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynberg_Allen_School Wikipedia].
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*'''Zanana Mission Anglo-Vernacular School for Girls''' in Sukravar Peth, Sadasiv Peth Civil Lines and Kamathipura, [[Poona]], est 1882
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==Records==
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*Results of the Junior and Senior Cambridge examinations are available from the Cambridge University Library Archives.<ref>''Rootsweb India List'' post [https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/india.rootsweb.com/thread/312052/ St Michael and All Angels School, Maymyo] by  Michael Quin- Conroy dated 18 January 2014.  Retrieved 6 November 2018. Also see [http://www.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/our-research/archives-service/ Cambridge Assessment: Archive service]</ref> These results were reprinted in Indian newspapers 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Orphan Schools in Madras]]
 
*[[Orphan Schools in Madras]]
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*[[Hill schools]]
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*[[:Category:School images|School images]] - Further images held on Fibiwiki
  
==Other Resources==
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==External links==
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] has articles on many schools in India (of varying quality).  An [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_India incomplete list of schools] is also available.
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia] has articles on many schools in India (of varying quality).  An [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_India incomplete list of schools] is also available.
 
*''The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj'' by Dane Kennedy, 1996 contains information in Chapter 6 about schools. [http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=ft396nb1sf&brand=ucpress University of California Press]
 
*''The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj'' by Dane Kennedy, 1996 contains information in Chapter 6 about schools. [http://www.escholarship.org/editions/view?docId=ft396nb1sf&brand=ucpress University of California Press]
*''Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining 'Europeans' in late colonial India'' by Elizabeth Buettner.  Article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. [http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface~db=all~content=a768371327~fulltext=713240930 Read] the article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. Mentions schooling.   
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*''Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining 'Europeans' in late colonial India'' by Elizabeth Buettner.  Article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. [http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface~db=all~content=a768371327~fulltext=713240930 Read] the article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. Mentions schooling.
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*This [http://www.archive.org/stream/annualreportofwo00meth#page/148/mode/2up  link] includes the schools and colleges in India and Burma run by the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church (USA) c 1919. Archive.org
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*Information about many schools in '''Britain''' is included in [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924101205643#page/n5/mode/2up ''Index Scholasticus: Sons and daughters. A guide to parents in the choice of educational institutions, preparatory to professional or other occupation of their children; clerical, ministerial ... educational ... etc''] by R. Kemp Philp 1872 Archive.org, with [http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924101205643#page/n507/mode/2up Index]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:35, 16 April 2020

This page lists some former and existing schools in India which were established to cater to British, Anglo-Indian and Indian students. Links to their websites are also listed when available. If you have information or links to add, please update this page.

For an excellent, well-written book on former British schools in India, please see Hazel Innes Craig's book Under the Old School Topee. Reviewed in Society reading list

Alphabetical list of schools

Contents: 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Baldwin Boys School, Bangalore

A

B

  • Barnes School, Deolali. Deolali (now Devlali) is near Nasik (Nashik), which is northeast of Bombay, across the Ghats. It was formerly a British school, then an Anglo-Indian school. This site contains a history of Barnes School.
  • Bene-Israel Girls Vernacular School Rastya Peth, Poona, est 1882
  • Bishop Cotton School, Simla.
The official website contains a history of the school. (Simla is now called Shimla.)
Old Cottonians Association also has the following:
Listing of Boys at the School 1863-2004
Search the Names
  • Bishops High School Poona, est1864
  • Bombay Scottish School, Bombay. Established in 1847 as the 'Scottish Female Orphanage', in 1856 as the 'Orphanage for the Sons of Presbyterians', the school was combined in 1863 to become the 'Bombay Scottish Orphanage'.

C

  • Caineville House School for Girls, Mussoorie opened in 1865 and continued until c 1950.
  • Christ Church School, Cawnpore. Run by the S.P.G. [Society for the Propogation of the Gospel], it was first known at the S.P.G. Mission School, or Mission School and grw into a College affiliated with the Calcutta University in 1866.
  • Church Missionaries’ Children’s Home. This school in England was run by the Church Missionary Society for the children of missionaries. It was founded in 1850 at Highbury , London and moved in 1887 to Limpsfield, Surrey. Further details in The history of the Church Missionary Society Volume 4, page 474 by Eugene Stock 1916. Between the period 1907-1916 the school became known as St. Michael's School Limpsfield. Postcard 1907 TheWeald.com. The England and Wales censuses show the children at the school at the census dates.
  • Clarence School, Bangalore.
  • Conference Middle Class School Poona, est 1879
  • Convent High School for Girls Poona, est 1860
  • Convent of Jesus & Mary, Lahore.
  • Convent of Jesus & Mary ,MussoorieGirl’s Catholic School in Waverley established in 1845.

D

  • Darjeeling Schools. John Kingsley's archived website provides a list of schools in Darjeeling, along with official websites, where they exist.
  • Doveton College, Madras. Now called the Doveton-Corrie High School.
  • Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong. The Homes were set up in 1900 by the Rev. Dr John Anderson Graham of the Church of Scotland to house, feed, educate and train abandoned Anglo-Indian children. Dr Graham's Homes are still in existence today and this website for the UK Committee has many photos of the Homes and the children. The official website provides a history and advises it was known as St. Andrew’s Colonial Homes until 1947. Wikipedia
  • Dr Graham of Kalimpong by James R Minto 1974 and 1995. The story of the children’s homes founded for the children of tea workers.
  • Dr Graham's Homes: a Century of Service by Douglas Evans FIBIS Journal No 17 (Spring 2007) For details of how to access this article, see FIBIS Journals
  • 1923 letters written to Dr Graham seeking admission from milnamowandjahansfamilyhistory.com, now an archived webpage.
  • Kalimpong Kids : Anglo-Indian settlers in New Zealand "Between 1908 and 1938, approximately 130 young Anglo-Indian settlers arrived in New Zealand from Dr Graham’s Homes in Kalimpong, India. This website is for descendants of these emigrants and anyone with an interest in the Kalimpong community in New Zealand." Jane McCabe established this website as part of her PhD research. Includes a list of the 130+ surnames associated with this diasphora.

E

  • East Indian Railway School, Oak Grove, Mussoorie, also called the EIR School (see Oak Grove School below).

F

  • Fairlawn School, Mussoorie. This School was established as the Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School in August 1877 with about 27 pupils. Following extensions about 1880, 45 children (boys and girls) could be accommodated. Later (after January 1886) it was renamed the North Western Railway School. Following the death of the Headmaster in 1894, the School closed and the boys were transferred to the Oak Grove School (see below). It is not known (2009) where the girls went.
  • Free Church Mission School for Girls Poona, est 1850 in the camp
  • Free Church Mission Institute Poona, est 1866 Poona,
  • Free Church Mission for Girls Vernacular School Aditvar Peth, Poona, est 1882
  • Free Church Mission School for Boys Aditvar Peth, Poona, est 1876


G

  • Girls’ High School, Cawnpore (Wikipedia) now known as Methodist High School. Established 1874. It also admitted some boys.
  • Goethals Memorial School. Built on the side of a hill in the Himalayan Mountains, Goethals Memorial School is situated near the picturesque town of Kurseong, a district of Darjeeling. British Raj by Raymond Rees-Oliviere from Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society. Memories of the Christian Brothers boarding school.

H

  • Hallett War School, Naini Tal. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1941-42. A history of the school can be found at the Birla Vidyamandir School website.
  • Hebron School, Ootacamund. Amalgamation of Hebron School, Conoor (originally Miss Orlebar's School est. 1899), Breek's Memorial School and Lushington Boys' School at the Lushington Hall site in Ooty. An unindexed history and memories of the school was published as Rain on a tin roof : 100 years of Hebron experiences by Rod Gilbert. Ootacamund, India: Centenary Committee of Hebron School Council, 1999

K

  • Kimmins Girls' High School, an Anglican missionary college, at Panchgani inland from Poona. “Life in Panchgani” from An unforgettable journey by Maria van der Linden (1992). See also Life in India-Miscellaneous
  • Kodaikanal International School. This began as a school for the children of missionaries in 1901.

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  • Lawrence Schools/Colleges at Mount Abu, Ghora Gali, Lovedale and Sanawar, the four Lawrence Military Asylums, founded to provide education for the orphans of British soldiers in India.
  • Lushington Boys' School, Ootacamund, now called Hebron School (see above).

M

La Martiniere College
  • Mission Orphanage and Christian Boys Middle Class School Poona, est 1879
  • Mission Orphanage Panch Haud Vernacular School Poona, est 1882
Founded by Emma Knowles and previously called Queen's Hill (see below).
Old Mount Hermon Students' Association (UK) (secretary: Cindy Gibbs).
Another alumni (unofficial) website.
  • Mountain Home School, Conoor, The Nilgiris.
Originally founded by the Home Missionary Society of India as an orphanage for destitute Anglo-Indian children.

N

  • New English School Poona, est 1880
  • North Point. Refer St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling
  • North Western Railway School, Fairlawn, Mussoorie. See Fairlawn School above.

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P

  • Philander Smith College, Naini Tal. Founded by the American Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society. In 1905 the Philander Smith Institute of Mussoorie, founded by a Mrs. Smith, widow of Mr. Philander Smith of Illinois was moved to Nainital and "amalgamated" with the Oak Openings Boys’ High School and the result was the Philander Smith College[1].

Q

  • Queen's Hill. Founded by Emma Knowles. Later called Mount Hermon (see above).

S

Bluebirds at St Denys School
  • Scottish Girls High School Poona, est 1882
The first school was established by Thomas Stanes in 1858. Stanes School Coonoor This was for Anglo-Indian children; now described as "a Christian, co-educational, residential school".
In 1862 his youngest brother, the philanthropist Sir Robert Stanes, established a school in Coimbatore; official website Stanes Higher Secondary School Trust Association. Now open to all, but preference given to Anglo-Indian children in accordance with the founder's wishes.
  • St Anne’s Middle Class School for Girls Poona, est 1873
  • St Denys' School, Murree. Anglican girls school established 1882, but by the 1930's was admitting boys as well. Dr Ali Jan's archived site has photos and memories. Partly destroyed by a fire in November 2009.
  • St Helen's School, Kurseong. Also includes Goethal's Memorial College (see above).
  • St George's College, Mussoorie, near Dehra Dun. Founded by the Capuchin Fathers in 1854, it has been run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order, since 1894. Also known as Manor House.
    • Memoirs of an IAF Technical Signal Officer Wg Cdr Locksley Percival Fegredo attended St George’s 1938-44. bharat-rakshak.com
    • Life in the Hills from An Indian Childhood by Eugene Blanchette born 1933 from his website. He attended the Irish Patrician Brothers boarding school from 1945 for two years, from age 11. his parents then decided it had become too dangerous to travel by train to Dehra Dun.
  • St Joan's School, Kashmir. Ethel Fowle, aunt of John Fowle, was headmistress 1943-45.
  • St Joseph's Boys Higher Secondary Schoool, Coonoor. A school founded and run by the Patrician Brothers, a Catholic order. An advertisement from The Nilgiri Guide and Directory 1916, where it is called St Joseph's College
  • St Joseph's Convent School, Karachi
  • St Lawrence High School, Calcutta. Free School Street, Calcutta.
  • St Mary’s Convent School (Ramnee) Naini Tal, est 1878
  • St Mary’s Girls High School Poona, est 1867
School Crest of St Paul's School, Jalapahar
  • St. Michael's School, Limpsfield, Surrey England. Previously called the Church Missionaries' Children's Home, see above. At some point the school became a girls' school, and closed in 1996.
  • St Thomas' School Kidderpore, near Calcutta - founded 1789 as the Free School. The current address is 4 Diamond Harbour Road, Kidderpore Kolkata 70023 West Bengal.
  • St Vincent Roman Catholic High School Poona, est 1867 includes anglo-indian section,
  • Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway School, Mussoorie. See Fairlawn School above.
  • S.P.G. Mission School, Cawnpore. Refer Christ Church School.

T

  • The Pensioner's Middle Class School Poona, for boys and girls est 1864


V

W

  • Wellesley Girls High School, Naini Tal. Founded by Emma Knowles, who also founded Mount Hermon (see above). Boys attended until their 9th birthday.

Z

  • Zanana Mission Anglo-Vernacular School for Girls in Sukravar Peth, Sadasiv Peth Civil Lines and Kamathipura, Poona, est 1882

Records

  • Results of the Junior and Senior Cambridge examinations are available from the Cambridge University Library Archives.[2] These results were reprinted in Indian newspapers

See also

External links

  • Wikipedia has articles on many schools in India (of varying quality). An incomplete list of schools is also available.
  • The Magic Mountains: Hill Stations and the British Raj by Dane Kennedy, 1996 contains information in Chapter 6 about schools. University of California Press
  • Problematic spaces, problematic races: defining 'Europeans' in late colonial India by Elizabeth Buettner. Article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. Read the article in Women's History Review, Volume 9, Issue 2 June 2000, pages 277 – 298. Mentions schooling.

Historical books online

Making Contact

  • Batchmates This is a site where you can register your interest in a particular school in India that you attended in youth.
  • Indian Alumni This is a website to help alumni of Indian schools make contact with each other.

References

  1. Birla Vidyamandir School: History
  2. Rootsweb India List post St Michael and All Angels School, Maymyo by Michael Quin- Conroy dated 18 January 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2018. Also see Cambridge Assessment: Archive service