"Run by The St Augustine Education Society" ESTD.1970


Our modern and individualized teaching techniques helps every student to score high in the board examinations.
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We adopt a child-centered educational approach which is used globally to teach children of pre-primary.
Santra Nursery
Activity Based Curriculum
A parallel track focusing on non academic / co-curricular subjects following specific syllabus, separate evaluation & report card and award ceremony.
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individual Student Intel Report : a comprehensive profile of students at critical junctures of Cl V, VIII, X and XII to help in subject choice / career decisions.

The dream of Edna Gasper to start a school, especially for the Anglo-Indian community, was brought life by her husband, C.R.Gasper who founded The St. Augustine Education Society in 1970 and pioneered to build St. Augustine’s Day group of Schools. The school in Shyamnagar was established in 1975 and the one in Barrackpore in 1985.

Mr. Gasper (1942-2012) was an educationist and philanthropist who not only founded his own schools,
but also played a key role in establishing free schools in vernacular medium in Canning, West Bengal
and Narendrapur, Orissa.

The latter is even named after him, “Robert High School”.

He held key positions in various education bodies and social service forums :

  • He was the President & Treasurer of the Association of heads of Anglo Indian School,
    Heads of Anglo Indian Education, West Bengal
  • Member of the State Board of Anglo Indian Education, West Bengal
  • Chairman of the Managing Committees of various schools in Kolkata
  • Member of The Education Core Group of the Catholic Schools, Kolkata.
  • As the Secretary of The Catholic Association of Bengal he organized the visit of His Holiness
    Pope John Paul II in 1986,Catholic Hospital Conference in 1987, International Year of the Family 1993, as well as thefuneral and Beatification program of Mother Teresa in 1997 and 2003 respectively, whom he knew personally.
  • Social work with various organizations – Seva Kendra, Catholic Cathedral, Christian Social Service, Red Cross and St. Joseph’s Home to name a few.

For his contribution in both the fields of education and social service he received a number of awards :

  • Rashtriya Ratan Award (2004) at New Delhi, instituted in memory of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
  • Founder Principal of the Year (2003) at TTIS, The Telegraph School Awards for Excellence.
  • Mother Teresa Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) presented by the Mother Teresa International & Millennium Awards Committee
  • Awarded for being one of the pioneers in reviving the Catholic Association of Bengal at the 100th Jubilee of the CAB as well as his long standing contribution to the Catholic Community.
FOUNDER, C. R. Gasper

life in st. augustine's days

Barrackpore School
“School life is very memorable for me. My teachers in school regularly provide me with subject specific guidance as well as immense motivation, which enabled me to secure 99.20% marks in ICSE 2019 with an All India Rank of 3. I am a proud recipient of a PTBA scholarship, and have also been felicitated by our Honorable Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Banerjee. I enjoy my school life a lot, cherish the enriching experiences and thank all my teachers and friends for being a part of this wonderful journey.“
Shyamnagar School
“School life is really an ideal one. Being a student of St. Augustine's Day School I get various opportunities to think and take right steps, learn rational thinking, which makes me an obedient, punctual and a good person. I am encouraged not only to excel in studies but also participate and showcase my talent in All India Nationals in swimming. Here I get many facilities, training sessions and also monetary support for CISCE nationals. My proudest moments have been the recognition in Nationals 2019-2020 for CISCE (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) SGFI (1 bronze) Khelo India (1 bronze). I am proud to be an Augustinian.”
Barrackpore School
“Life in St. Augustine's Day School Barrackpore means experiencing school days in a rather grand way. U grow physically, emotionally and professionally. Justifiably called "second home-my Alma Mater". We strive towards success together.”


Mrs. Janet Gasper Chowdhury
Mrs. Janet Gasper Chowdhury is The President of the St. Augustine Education Society. Her father the C.R. Gasper is the founder of the St. Augustine's Day group of Schools and she has been serving on the Governing Body of the society for over 25 years. She has spent most of her career in the corporate world having worked in leading companies like ABN Amro Bank, Nestle and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She also served as the Chief People Officer (Group Head HR) of Magma Fincorp and Director on the board of Magma HDI General Insurance Company. She also served on the National Board of the National HRD Network which is the apex body of HR professionals in India. During her career she has been a recipient of professional awards, which include being amongst 100 most influential HR leaders in Asia two...
Mr. Amitava Chowdhury
(Secretary & CEO)
Mr. Amitava Chowdhury has spent nearly 20 years of his career in the corporate world with multinational companies like Glaxo & Nestle. He has won awards of Star Performer during his career and has pioneered various innovative branding and marketing initiatives at Nestle that have been highly acclaimed. Thereafter he took over as the Secretary & Chief Executive Officer of The St. Augustine Education Society, which currently owns and manages the schools under the name St. Augustine’s Day School situated at Barrackpore & Shyamnagar. Here too he has taken the establishments from strength to strength and implemented turnkey projects that have been highly successful. An MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, Amitava is a keen cricketer & a sports and technology enthusiast. He leads the schools focusing o...
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Proud to be Augustinian
An initiative taken by The St. Augustine Education Society, the parent body of the schools, which provides free education to underprivileged girl children and community service.
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