National Gems School was founded in 1968 by the Late Ganesh Prasad Khanna at 629, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700 034. He was a visionary with the desire to impart education to all segments of society. By 1993, the school was upgraded to class VIII and was poised at a delicate stage of obtaining affiliation from a recognised body.
It was then that a Trust was formed by the name of Shaw Education Foundation at the initiation of the Late Narayan Shaw and Mr. Sudip Kumar Khanna.
Since then the junior and the senior section of the school is known as National Gems Higher Secondary School. In the next few years the school grew at a phenomenal rate and has made its mark in the field of school education.
The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, since 1995.
Today, the school has its own permanent examination centre from where our students appear for both the ICSE and ISC Examinations.
The school can now proudly boast of offering Science and Commerce streams at the ISC level.
National Gems Higher Secondary School hopes to contribute to the orderly growth and progress of the student towards a more prosperous, just and humane society.
It strives Firstly, to broaden the knowledge and perspective of students, providing education in the most appropriate skills and techniques and infusing a zest for excellence and tangible achievements.
Secondly, it seeks to develop a harmonious personality by inculcating values and attitudes, which make for social awareness and responsibility.
Thirdly, it emphasizes the development of critical, analytical, problem solving and decision-making abilities to enable the student to be a powerful force for socio-economic Progress and Change.
Students and Staff contribute to and further strengthen this culture.