Founded on 5 Nov. 1861 to provide a Christian education to the children of Europeans and Anglo-Indians, Boys' High School & College, (BHS), Allahabad (UP), is one of the oldest high schools in India. In the early stages, it was run by English men and women who wanted to advance the cause of education in this old city, especially among the children of European and Angelo-Indian decent. As an independent educational institution, in the later years, it also admitted children from various background. The motto of the school is ''Mentem Hominis Sepetator Non Frontem'' meaning ''there is no art to find the construction on the face'' The school has been functioning in the same place since 1861. Initially, the school was run by the Church of England and 1898 to 1914, it was affiliated to the Allahabad University founded by the Raj under the Crown administration.After 1940, it has been under the management of Allahabad High School Society. It is now affiliated to the ISC Board. A total of 12000 students are
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In the present set-up, the school also gives serious attention to extracurricular activities for students. The school conducts courses classes in swimming, gymnastics, etc on par with national and international level. The unique aspect of this school still maintains the old tradition of giving training as preparation for armed forces The school has also sent a number of boys to the National Defence Academy, a prestigious military training institution under the Central government. Many of the alumni of his historical school have made a mark in various important fields, executive, judicial and political fields.
On 5 November 2013, UP Governor B.L. Joshi released a commemorative postage stamp to mark 150th anniversary of Boys' High School. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, now a popular Bollywood actor studied in BHS from Class 1 to 7.