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Mount Hermon School Darjeeling


Mount Hermon School Darjeeling

Mount Hermon School is a co-educational school in the town of Darjeeling, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is located in North point Singmari. It follows the American education style, rather than the British style in vogue in the other schools of the area. It has ICSE (for grade 10) and ISC (for grade 12) board.

It is a renowned school in Darjeeling hills where facilities for both boys and girls from class KG to 12, day scholar and boarder are available including the facility of all three streams in classes 11 & 12, viz. Science, Commerce & Humanities.

The school was established in 1895 under the auspices of the Methodist Episcopal Church of America. Its founder and first Principal was Miss Emma Knowles, a missionary sent out to India with the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society in 1881. Emma Knowles played a key role in establishing the Wellesley Girls High School in Nainital and having worked at the Calcutta Girls’ High School she embarked on a similar school to be set up in Darjeeling’s cool climate. Her plan gained the approval of the Church authorities in the United States as well as in India, but no financial aid was forthcoming from either quarter. It was only by borrowing and by paying rent out of her missionary salary that she was able to open her school in 1895 in a rented house called Arcadia, in a long low building right in the heart of the town, with just 13 pupils on the rolls. The school was also called Arcadia at that time and was considered as a branch of the Calcutta Girls’ High School.

Address: Singamari, North Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734104
Phone: 0354 227 0255

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