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India Schools : Dr. Grahamís Homes, Kalimpong


The school was founded in 1900 by Dr. John Anderson Graham, a Scottish missionary, for the care and training of destitute Eurasian and Anglo Indian children.

School Overview


School Campus

Dr. Grahamís Homes is a large residential school spread out on an area of around 400 acres. It is the only institution with a cottage system - 16 girls cottages, 8 boys cottages, 2 cottages for boys in the age group of 5-7 years, and a nursery for children under the age of 5 years. There are 2 hostels for the older boys in Classes X-XII. The founderís aim was for the Homes to be as self-supporting as possible. As a result the school has its own farm which supplies meat, milk, vegetables, butter, cheese etc., a store and bakery department which supplies bread and store items. A clothing department tailors the uniforms and supplies clothing and linen for the cottages. A workshop department carries out maintenance and repairs of all the buildings. A medical centre attends to children and staff who are sick, and also offers a two year preliminary course in first aid and nursing.

Teaching Staff

The academic faculty consists of about 45 qualified and experienced teachers. Many of them live on campus and are available to students at all hours.

Affiliation

The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi. It prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Examination at the end of Class X and the Indian School Certificate examination at the end of Class XII. The subjects offered at the +2 level are in the Science and Commerce streams.


Fees/Admission


Fees

BoardersDay Scholars
Fees + Boarding Rs. 20000
Miscellaneous Rs. 9000
Fees Rs. 3600
Miscellaneous Rs. 4000

Admission

Students are admitted to all classes on the basis of their performance in the Entrance Test conducted by the school.


School Academics


Sports

The games played in the school are swimming, table tennis, boxing, badminton, football, volleyball, cricket and basketball.

Extra Curricular Activities

Several Youth Clubs are active in the school. Students participate in various activities such as dramatics, debates, music, singing and various hobby crafts and Scouts and Guide. There is an active Army Wing of the NCC in the school.



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