Address : Mirik 734214, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Phone : 8436360962
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtue and wisdom
As on year
WBCHSE DS (Aca) SD/SF10072/RECOG/2017
Institution Code (HS)
January to December
Medium of instruction
• English but Nepali is the first language
• Special care is taken to enhance proficiency in spoken and written English
• Catechism compulsory for Catholic students
• Moral Science / Value education classes mandatory for Non Catholics
• Forms will be available from school office from 04 October 2021 for the session 2022. Admission is totally at the discretion of Management that has evolved a system to select the more meritorious students.
• School does not accept affidavit to change date of birth already officially entered. • Candidates who have attended a recognized school must submit Transfer Certificate from the school she/he last attended.
• Christian students must produce their Baptism certificate.
• New candidates tested in the standard immediately below to which they seek admission.
Courses offered Classes 1-10
WBBSE Madhyamik Pariksha (class 10 Board examination)
• Nepali and English in the language group
• Physical Science and Life Science in the Science group
• History and Geography in the Social Studies group
• Work/Physical Education
• Social Service
• Computer Application and
• General Knowledge
Fees cover 12 calendar months and may be paid monthly or in advance. No reduction is made for holidays or broken periods. Higher Secondary students pay for 12 calendar months April to March.
Fees for holiday months must be paid in advance before the school closes.
School reserves the right to increase fees at any time of year if an increment is considered necessary. 15% annual increase in the tuition fees is normal.
Don Bosco High School (HS), Mirik (DBM), Darjeeling, is an unaided, minority Christian (Catholic) school managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco. It reserves to itself the right to run the school according to its norms and close the school if it is in any way prevented from doing so.
It was established in 1982. In 2005 it was recognized as a Junior High School and in 2009 it was upgraded as a High School by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (S/Recog/2009/125). From 2017 it was upgraded to a Higher Secondary School with Science and Arts stream.
The futuristic concept and design, the state of the art facilities, access to all meritorious and the dedicated faculty synergize to make DBM, a symbol of commitment and quality. It employs modern and scientific methods of teaching for a more effective learning.
The all-round development of each student is its prime concern. It takes care of their curricular, co- curricular, cultural, physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and psychological needs culminating in a healthy and wholesome education.
• Envisage an institution that imparts holistic education to students to become responsible citizens of India.
• Inculcate sound principles of self-discipline, efficiency and self-reliance
• Prepare students to excel in Madhyamik (class 10) and Uchho Madhyamik (class 12) examinations
Aim and method
• To nurture dreams and shape lives
• To awaken latent potential and stoke the passion for excellence
• Open new horizons for young people of Mirik
The DBM emblem
Has 4 distinct elements
• The Cross with a circle in the middle signifies Christian inspiration
• The lamp symbolizes Virtue
• The Open Book and the Harp represent Wisdom acquired from curricular and co-curricular activities
• The Blue Mountains and Lush Green Forests epitomize the panoramic landscape at Mirik
• Computer lab
• 6 Labs > Physics Chemistry Biology Mathematics History Geography (Give students an opportunity to learn through experiental knowledge; exhibits of various kinds on concerned subjects are displayed for better understanding of these subjects.)
• Children’s Park for primary students
ST JOHN BOSCO
educator and friend of youth (1815-1888)
John Bosco was born on 16 August 1815, in a peasant family at Becchi, near the city of Turin, Italy. He was only two years old when his father Francis Bosco passed away.
At the age of nine, John had a mysterious dream. He saw himself in a vast field, surrounded by youngsters, laughing, singing and playing. Before long the boys began to shout and curse and a fight broke out. John tries to restore order by swinging his fists around and shouting at the trouble makers. A majestic personage stopped him, saying: Not with blows, but with gentleness and kindness you shall win them over
John recognized in this dream his future mission. This experience deepened his desire to become a priest and dedicate his life for the welfare of young people.
John’s path however was full of hurdles. His mother, Margaret, though poor, was prepared to make any sacrifice to educate him. But his elder step-brother Anthony, strongly opposed his going to school. He had to do his share of work on the family farm and studying during his spare time. To earn the little extra money needed for his books, he had to work often as a labourer, shepherd, tailor, shoemaker, barber and cook - skills which he later taught his poor students.
As a teenager, John used to gather boys of his age and entertain them with magic, jugglery and acrobatics. His performance however, always ended with a good story and a brief exhortation to live a good and honest life. In due course, John entered the seminary and was ordained a priest on 05 June 1841. From then on he was affectionately known as DON BOSCO (Father Bosco).
In 1853, to train boys in some useful trades, Don Bosco turned his backyard into a makeshift workshop for shoe- making, carpentry, tailoring, smithy, book binding and printing. This was the first Catholic trade school in Italy.
To give permanence to his work, in 1859 he founded a religious society of priests and brothers which was named Salesians, after his favourite saint, Francis De Sales. Today they are known as the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB).
Behind the immense success of his work with Youth was a unique way of educating the young, a system of education that he had developed. He summarized it in three simple words – Reason, Religion and Love.
‘It is not enough to love the young’, he used to tell his helpers, ‘but they must know that you love them.’ To the youngsters he would tell: It is enough that you are young for me to love you.
Today, 133 years after Don Bosco’s death, 36,000 priests, brothers and sisters carry out his work in 132 countries around the world. They are engaged in a wide variety of developmental works directed to the welfare of the young: academic, agricultural and technical schools, youth centres, hostels and parishes, catechetics, mass media and social communications, youth counseling and rehabilitation centres and a host of special services for delinquents and marginalized youth.
Don Bosco died on 31 January 1888 at the age of 73. He was declared a saint on 01 April 1934. His feast day is celebrated on 31 January every year.
School Anthem Mirik
(Father V C Jose SDB)
Hail to thee our beloved school!
That stands aloft on a mountain so cool!
A well-spring of values she offers us
Our Alma Mater, she is ever glorious.
Virtue and Wisdom is our slogan,
Ever true and faithful to our nation (2)
Don Bosco will lead us always onward
We shall keep on marching forward (2)
Don Bosco Mirik is our school’s name;
We’re proud of our school and its great fame.
She is our guide, who nurtures like a mother
And leads us all to truth, like no other.