La Martiniere Calcutta


La Martiniere (informally known as LMC) is an elite, independent private day school located in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal. It comprises two single-gender boys and girls schools. It was established in 1836 in accordance with the will of the French soldier of fortune and philanthropist, Major General Claude Martin. They are Christian schools, controlled by the Anglican Church of North India and independent from the government, with English as the primary language of instruction.[1][2]

La Martinière Calcutta
La Martiniere, Calcutta by Francis Frith.jpg
La Martiniere Calcutta (c. 1850–1870) by Francis Frith
11, Loudon Street (Boys)
4, Rawdon Street (Girls) 54

West Bengal
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MottoLabour et constantia
(By Labour and Constancy)
Religious affiliation(s)Christian (Anglican)
DenominationChurch of North India
Established1 March 1836; 186 years ago (1836-03-01)
FounderMajor General Claude Martin
Sister schoolLa Martiniere Lucknow
La Martiniere Lyon
School boardICSE (year 10)
ISC (year 12)
SessionApril to March
Chairmanthe Rt. Rev. Dr. Paritosh Canning (Bishop of Calcutta)
PrincipalJ.Stephans (Boys)
Rupkatha Sarkar (Girls)
Age2+ to 18+
Campus typeUrban
HousesHastings (Red), Charnock (Green), Martin (Blue), Macaulay (Yellow)
Colour(s)Black and Amber (Boys)
Dark and Light Blue (Girls)
Song"Hail! Hail! The name we own" by Frederick James Rowe
National ranking1 (Boys)
3 (Girls)
YearbookThe Chronicle (Boys)
BenefactorPaul Chater (Boys) (Girls)

La Martiniere Calcutta is often ranked among the best day schools in the country,[3] and has produced a distinguished list of alumni in all walks of Indian and British society. It has an annual meet with La Martiniere Lucknow hosted in September, as well as occasional meets with its sister school La Martiniere Lyon in France.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ La Martiniere history at Tripod accessed 10 August 2007
  2. ^ Oudh fish coins at the British Museum accessed 10 August 2007
  3. ^ "Loreto, La Martiniere among top-10 schools in the country - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 December 2021.

External linksEdit

  • Official website