Twenty five years ago, on 11th April 1988, a dream was realized for the people of Kolkata in the sylvan surroundings of Behala. Under the guidance of the well known philanthropist and industrialist Shri Madhav Prasadji Birla and Smt. Priyamvada Birla, M.P.Birla Foundation Education Society, a non-profit Institution, established the M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School on James Long Sarani, Behala, Kolkata.
Initially the school, with a strength of 1500 students, was affiliated to the CBSE.The first Class X batch appeared for the CBSE Examination in March 1993 in which all 65 students secured first division marks.Later,the school switched over to ICSE in the year 1995. In 1996, the school was upgraded to the plus 2 category, catering to both Science and Commerce streams. Every year, the students continue to come out with flying colours not only in the board examinations, but also in All- India competitive examinations, thus ensuring their place in premier institutes for higher studies. The school has grown from strength to strength since its inception in 1998. The present strength of the school stands at 3450. What would M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School be without the MPBians! Academic excellence along with co-curricular activities has been the hallmark of this institution.
The All India Principalís Conference of ISC Schools (ASISC) was held in Kolkata for the first time in November 1998 and M.P.Birla Foundation H.S.School became the venue for the conference. It was inaugurated by the former Union Education and Social Welfare Minister Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder. More than 400 principals of various ICSE & ISCschools from all over India attended this conference. The school was honoured to hold this conference.
The Principal of the school, Mr. Herbert George, was awarded the Best Principal of the Year in 1998. He was the recipient of the Rashtra Samman Award by Pariwar Milan in the year 2008. In July 2013, a Life Time Achievement Award has been conferred on him by the ASISC.
The primary aim of the school is to impart and lay emphasis on sound moral education, values, principles, skills and knowledge and thereby encourage students to strive for excellence in all fields of endeavour. In keeping pace with modern technology, the school has introduced Smart Class to enhance the learning skills among students.
Updated on: [October 15, 2018]