Darjeeling Govt High School started after the amalgamation of Bhutia Boarding School estd. in 1874 and Darjeeling Middle School estd. in 1856.As a full fledged class X High School it was upgraded in 1892.The first headmaster of the school was the renowned Tibetologist Sri Sarat Chandra Das, who was an also an explorer and linguist expert in Tibetian,Lepcha and Nepali languages.