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St Gregory’s School


St Gregory's School founded in 1882 by a Belgian Benedict priest named Father Gregory de Grunts for the Eurasian students of Dhaka. The first in charge of the school knew no other languages other than his native Flemish. That was the reason behind the poor enrollment of students, which made them and their guardians least interested at the initial stage. As a result, the school was closed down twice. Later in 1889, Holycross Father Francis Bowers became the Headmaster of the school. He launched a special drive to increase enrolment of students. The ground floor of the school was turned into a separate school for girls named Saint Francis Girls School. The school was shifted to a new campus in 1896. By 1898, the number of students of Saint Gregory's School increased to one hundred including six native boys and two native girls. The school followed the European curriculum and examination system till 1923. From 1924, the school has been following the Education Boards curriculum and examination system after getting the governments recognition.

From 1947, the school reintroduced English medium education to cater the need of the non-Bangali students. It had to accommodate dhaka collegiate school in its complex for the time being. It had also accommodated the present notre dame college, when it was launched from here as Saint Gregory's College. Saint Greory's School became famous not for only its better result in the Matriculation or SSC Examinations, but also for its commendable performance in extra-curriculum activities like sports, science fair, cultural contest and scouting. The alumni of the school feel proud as Gregorians for those achievements. The school followed the co-education system up to 1912. Then it became exclusively a boy's school with the large-scale migration of girl students to Saint Frencis Xavier Girls High School. In 2010, the school had 2600 students and 75 teachers. Nobel laureate Dr Amartya sen, the first Prime Minister of Bangladsh tajuddin ahmed, Former Law and Foreign Minister Dr Kamal Hossain. Former Education Minister Dr Osman Faruque, Great Poet kaikobad, Former Finance Minister of West Bengal (India) Shankar Ghosh and Singer Mostafa Zaman Abbasi were students of this School. [Rabi Purification]