On April 1, 1954, South Point School (Jr. section) started in a couple of cottages located at 16, Mandeville Gardens in Kolkata, India with only twenty students and a band of committed teachers.
The initial faculty was drawn from the cultural, literary and artistic milieu of Bengal. The High School started functioning from 1956 and was affiliated to the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education moving to its present premises at 82/7A, Ballygunge Place, Kolkata, India in 1970.
The school has the unique distinction of being the first coeducational school in erstwhile Calcutta. The school is managed by the South Point Education Society, part of the M P Birla Group, a well-known industrial conglomerate of India. The school is presently also affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
Academic excellence has been the forte of this school, its students topping the Board examinations at the Secondary and Higher Secondary levels as well as State, National and International competitions, repeatedly. South Pointers have also School (K12) South Point High School, INDIA left a mark in co-scholastic activities of all genres, from Grand Master Norm holders in Chess to amateur Physicists acknowledged by the MIT Lincoln Lab, with minor stars named after them by the International Astronomical Union– all can be found under this one roof.
South Point has a global presence through its alumni, who are spread all over the world and are luminaries in their own fields. By 2018, the School is poised to relocate to a sprawling and futuristic new campus spread over 6.65 acres of land with a built up area of more than 600,000 sq ft. South Point is then expected to have a student strength of about 14000 and a staff strength of more than 1000.
1. Established in 1954, South Point is a large family comprising nearly 11500 students, 444 teachers and 262 non-teaching staffmembers
2. South Point has a rare distinction of winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records (1984-1992) as the World’s largest School
3. The new campus to be operational in 2018 will have a built-up space of more than 600,000 sq. ft, possibly the highest for a school anywher