11, Loudon St, Elgin, 700017
La Martiniere For Boys
La Martiniere was founded by Major General Claude Martin.passed. La Martiniere, Kolkata was established on 1st March 1836. Originally the school was opened for boys only but. in 1840, La Martiniere for Girls has come in identity. It is one of the best all-boys residential schools in West Bengal.
The school is based on strong Christian values. Situated in the heart of the city, the campus of the school is sprawl over an area of 6.73 acres. The building of the School comprises four blocks i.e. The Pre-Primary Section (LN-Class II), the Chater Blockhouses (Class III-Class V); the Middle Block, (Class VI-Class VIII) and the Senior School Building (Class IX-Class XII).
Welcome to the school with a rich legacy, heritage and a remarkable contribution to humanity.
Established in 1836, La Martiniere for Boys has been imparting academic excellence as well as ensuring holistic development so that every pupil passing through its portals faces the outside world with integrity and sound character.
Owing to strong academics, varied extra and co-curricular activities, and the exemplary performance of our boys, both inside and outside school, we treasure the reputation of being rated as one of the best schools in India.
We are a school based on strong Christian values, but secular in our instructions. We start with boys at two and a half years, which really puts them at the center of ‘all that the school is about’, and gradually build their connection with the school in a compassionate and healthy environment. This develops a passion for learning and they enjoy each day in school. After class XII, their journey in school comes to an end, when they pass out as thorough gentlemen, each one ready to make a valuable contribution to the world.
Our pupils give us plenty of reasons to be proud of. This is achieved under the close guidance of learned, caring and deeply committed staff, who help me in providing new challenges, opportunities and balanced education for our pupils.
A successful school cannot function in isolation. My endeavour has always been to strengthen the tri-polar bonding – between the school, the pupils and the parents, so that we can share in the collaborative effort to bring about spiritual nurturing and effective and successful learning. A kind of education that can change our boys, and through them will make the world a better place. It is a source of satisfaction to see that our pupils are prepared not just to earn a living, but have also learnt how to live.
I use this platform to acknowledge with gratitude, the dedication and sustained efforts of all those people who have played an integral part in the growth and development of this great institution. These include the Board of Governors (past and present), the former Principals, Staff (past and present), the Alumni and most of all, our students.
Wishing everyone a remarkable and triumphant journey in school and always!
Major General Claude Martin
Born – 04.01.1735
Died – 13.09.1800
Claude Martin, the Founder of the La Martiniere Schools was born on 4th January, 1735, in Lyon, France.
He signed up with the French Compagnie des Indes and came to India, seeking his fortune. Later, he enlisted in the Bengal arm of the British East India Company in 1763.
A gallant soldier, he rose to the rank of Major- General in 1775 and moved on to become the mediator for the Nawab of Oudh and the British. Claude Martin amassed a huge fortune.
He was a man of vision and he left generous endowments for the founding of schools which have been established in Lyon, Lucknow and Kolkata.
Major General Claude Martin passed away on 13th Sept, 1800. La Martiniere, Kolkata was finally opened on 1st March, 1836. Originally a single school, it was housed in what is today the boys’ school campus. In 1840, La Martiniere for Girls become a separate entity… and since then there has been no looking back.
11, Loudon St, Elgin, 700017
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