Don Bosco School, Park Circus
, located at 23, Darga Road, Kolkata
, is an all-boys English
medium school imparting education from first through twelfth grade. Established in 1958, it is run by the Salesians of Don Bosco
, which is a minority institution within the Catholic Church
. The school operates under the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
The motto of the institution is Virtus et Scientia
, meaning "Virtue and Knowledge".
The school started on 31 January 1957 and completed 50 years in 2007.
St Dominic Savio
is the patron saint of the school. Dominic Savio (; April 2, 1842 – March 9, 1857) was an Italian adolescent student of Saint John Bosco
. He was studying to be a priest
when he became ill and died at the age of 14, possibly from pleurisy
His teacher, John Bosco, had very high regard for Savio, and wrote a biography of his young student, The Life of Dominic Savio
. This volume, along with other accounts of him, were critical factors in his cause for sainthood
. Despite the fact that many people considered him to have died at too young an age – fourteen – to be considered for sainthood, he was considered eligible for such singular honour on the basis of his having... Read More