Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata is a day school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). It also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme by International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for classes XI and XII. It was founded by B. M. Birla on January 3, 1952. The foundation stone of the school was laid by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr. B. C. Roy on December 9, 1957. Modern High School created history in 1968, when Malabika Chakravarty – a humanities student, broke all records and stood first among all the groups in the higher-secondary examinations.
The Modern High School campus is well-equipped with various academic and co-curricular facilities. In addition to the regular classrooms, the campus also includes a computer centre (two computer laboratories), five laboratories namely for physics, chemistry, biology, geography and home science, junior and senior school libraries, arts and crafts centre, sports grounds and a multipurpose hall. There is also a canteen on-campus, an audio-visual room, a conference room and a gymnasium.
Academic courses provided by the school include the ICSE (class IX and X) and ISC (class XI and XII) examinations offered by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE).
Under the international programme the school has chosen the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) exams by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) for classes XI and XII and the IGCSE curriculum offered by the Cambridge International Certificate of Secondary Education (ICE) for classes IX and X.
Damyanti Mukherjee (principal)
For admission into Modern High School for Girls, application forms available on the official school website are to be filled and submitted online. The online application process is completed by attaching required documents and paying the application fee (Rs. 1000/-) by debit/credit card or net banking (no other mode of payment is accepted).
Modern High School for Girls was ranked India’s number three, West Bengal’s number one and Kolkata’s number one Girls Day School in the Education World India School Rankings 2020 – 2021
Students of Modern High School have won laurels for their school in several tournaments; recent achievements include students securing gold medals in the State Rowing Championship 2021 and winning two awards in the INTACH Filmit competition 2021.
Modern High School is a day school so hostel facilities are not provided.