Goethals Memorial School
Coordinates26°54′07.23″N 88°17′06.19″E / 26.9020083°N 88.2850528°E / 26.9020083; 88.2850528
TypeIndependent co-ed day and boarding secondary school
Higher secondary section is also co-ed
MottoLatin: Omnia Bene Facere
English: 'Do All Things Well'
Established1907; 117 years ago (1907)
FounderChristian Brothers
HeadmasterBr. Thomas Samuel
GradesClass I-XII
Number of students900+
Colour(s)Sky blue and dark blue
SportsFootball, basketball, cricket, volleyball, netball, hockey, track and field, billiards, badminton, table tennis
AffiliationsRoman Catholic, Christian Brothers, ICSE
WebsiteOfficial Website
The school is considered to have one of the best campus in India
Front of the main school building

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. The school was previously all boys but the introduction of higher secondary section led to the introduction of girls in the school. Now the school is co-ed even in the secondary section. It has special student leaders called prefects 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.[1][2][3]

School anthem

The school anthem is "Cheers for Goethals".

School ranking

Goethals Memorial is rated 4.6 out of 5 on the School My Kids school rating and reviews website.[4]

Goethals Memorial School is ranked 398th out of 1914 CISCE Schools in India by Best Schools in India.[5]


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  2. ^ "Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong". 1001 Things About North Bengal, North East India & Bhutan. 6 January 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Goethals Memorial School". Edubilla.com. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong (GMS)". School My Kids. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Goethals Memorial School, Kurseong (GMS)". Best Schools on India. Retrieved 26 May 2020.