Goethals Memorial School

Welcome to Goethals Memorial School- Kurseong

Goethals Memorial School History

Goethals Memorial School is an English-medium boarding school run by the Congregation of Christian Brothers in the town of Kurseong, Darjeeling, India. It is set in a forest 5 km (3 miles) from Kurseong between Siliguri and Darjeeling at an altitude of 1673.854 meters (5491 feet) above sea level. The school was founded in 1907 and is named after the Jesuit Archbishop of Calcutta (now Kolkata), Paul Goethals. The land for the school was donated by the Maharaja of Bardhaman. Goethals has always been regarded[by whom?] as one of the best schools in India. The school was previously all boys but the introduction of higher secondary section led to the introduction of girls in the school. The school is known to induce patriotism in the hearts of the students who have studied and left this school. It has special student leaders who are elected by the concerned authorities[who?] at the start of the academic session. They are given special blue coloured sweaters and coats which are a shade brighter than the rest of the students.

    Dear Parents, In honour of the wonderful results that we had, Saturday, 18th May has been declared as a School holiday, as we THANK our Teachers, Student and Parents for their dedicated hard work and unstinted efforts. In a nutshell: for the I.C.S.E we presented 90 students and had 100% Pass percentage. For I.S.C we had 100% Pass in ARTS Stream and 99% Pass in the Science stream.

Principal Message

I was very much surprised to learn that in a small town like Kurseong there are eighteen I.C.S.E. Schools – so many that the I.C.S.E. Council itself had to break us up into two zones for effective administration. That set me thinking – what is so special about Goethals – about an Edmund Rice Institution that sets us apart from the rest. When our Founder, Edmund Rice, started the Congregation of Christian Brothers, he was convinced that the best way to transform society is by moulding the minds of the youth and to this end, the best tool was Education. He did not come to this conclusion overnight; but it was something that he chewed on, wrestled with for over twenty years. Edmund’s wife died when he was in his early twenties. He started his first school when he was in his mid-forties...... Read more



Goethals Memorial school, Kurseong,Darjeeling District, West Bengal 734203

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PRINCIPAL (Br. Thomas Samuel ): goethalsmemorial@gmail.com
RECEPTION (Mr. Manoj Ghissing): goethalsreception@gmail.com FEES & BILLING (Mr. Rishab Mittal): goethalsfees@gmail.com
ACADEMICS (Mr. Rishab Mittal): goethalsacademics@gmail.com
ACCOUNTS (Mr. Biswajit Roy): goethalsfinances@gmail.com
BOARDING (Mr. Paul Singh): goethalsboarding@gmail.com.

Mobile Number:+91 9732035255

Telephone Number: 0354-2331020 / 30