About Us

For more than 4 decades, surviving numerous setbacks – we have challenged, motivated, disciplined, and inspired these students, and we have grown to love them for their amazing gifts and unique abilities. We truly believe that we have future world leaders who are compassionate, kind, courageous, just, and fair – at our school, and we are honoured to teach them each and every day.

Vision

Make available to all children – education, that incapsulates demonstrating transformative methods, techniques, and value-based education to instil in a child the feeling that he/she can hold their own anywhere and everywhere. To help children understand their true potential and know that each one of them is extraordinary!

Mission

To deliver the highest quality educational experience based on equality and inclusion, where global citizens are born through advanced rigour, engaging teaching methods and a passionate and value-based climate and culture.

Camellia School will

  • Be a school where value education is paramount and help the children realize that each one of them is extraordinary.
  • Foster an atmosphere where students, parents, staff, and community members work together to create a family environment for our learners.
  • Inspire academic excellence, leadership, collaboration, and a world-class education for our students.
  • Teach in ways that promote creativity, innovation, wonder, joy, and a passion for learning.
  • Embrace Camellia’s motto: Steadfast and Resolute !
  • Demand academic rigor and set high expectations for every learner to achieve their personal best.
  • Create a culture with high levels of discipline, manners, and respect.
  • Cultivate students who will become global leaders and citizens by teaching them about the world while being proud of their roots.
  • Ensure that we have classes that are composed of students with varied academic, social, emotional, and economic backgrounds.
  • Seek to enroll a large number of students who would not otherwise have the academic opportunities that Camellia School can provide.
  • Celebrate diversity and differences.
  • Strive to find the best, brightest, most passionate educators to teach in our classrooms.

History

Mrs Chandrakala Gurung (Founder President) together with her oldest daughter Mrs Suprova Hamal (Founder Principal) and Mr Lee Pradhan (Founder Administrator) wanted to start a school of their own – one that would be unlike any other. They shared common beliefs and ideas, and they knew that they were called to move forward with a passion to help uplift and educate the local community. At that time, in the 70’s the school had no name, no funding, and no facility. The three actively recruited board members who shared their vision and passion. Once they had a team of supporters began to scour the town in hopes of finding a school site. After looking at close to fifty properties, they came upon the foundations of a house being laid. They were told it was no place for a school; far away from the bustling town with only local working class residents, they knew it was exactly what they had been looking for. Their mission was not only to lift up their students in a peaceful environment; they wanted to lift up a community as well.

Having set up the first few classes and after having visited countless businesses, foundations, community events and civic and neighborhood planning meetings to share their dream with anyone who would listen.

Mrs Hamal the Founder Principal who was just 27 years old armed with her Degree in Education and experience in teaching at a premier primary school, in the winter of 1980, put out a single table and chair braving the winter cold to receive admissions and the dream began.

In March 1981 an inaugural class of just 6 students commenced . Six bright-eyed, beautiful children joined us. Since that day we have become a true family. For 38 years, surviving numerous setbacks – we have challenged, motivated, disciplined, and inspired these students, and we have grown to love them for their amazing gifts and unique abilities. We truly believe that we have future world leaders who are compassionate, kind, courageous, just and fair – at our school, and we are honored to teach them each and every day.

Campus

A compact school built in 16, 000 sq feet of space, with all the necessary state of the art educational amenities from classes Playgroup to Class X (proposed classes XI and XII)

Digital Classrooms, Auditorium, Biology, Physics and Chemistry Laboratories, a well equipped Library, Computer Laboratory with internet facility, Running filtered drinking water, Infirmary and sick room, Separate and hygienic toilets with running water and 24 hours CCTV Surveillance.

Fee Structure

  • New Admission Fee Rs. 5000.
  • No Admission Fee for Old Student.
  • January to March: Tuition & Annual Fees are to be paid in the month of March. (Other month’s Tuition Fee to be paid monthly).
  • 2021 onwards tuition fees up to February next year will have to be paid in the Month of November / December or before the dispersal of Annual Reports.

Activities

  • Trinity College of Music London – Classes and Examinations
  • French Language Classes
  • Science and Environmental Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Choir
  • Volley Ball / Badminton
  • Sunday Bal Vikash Classes
  • Chess and Quiz Club
  • Poetry, Spoken Word, storytelling and reading circle
  • Audio Video and Technology team
  • Dance and Drama
  • Taekwondo / Karate Classes

Contact Us

83 Dr. Zakhir Hussain Road Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – 734101. Landmark: Youth Hostel Darjeeling.