Founded in 1950, Thurstan College is one of the leading schools in the country with a student population of approximately 2500. It is situated in Colombo 7, in the heart of the educational triangle of Sri Lanka with University of Colombo & Royal College being the neighbors. The College has made giant strides after its humble beginning.
Thurstan College has been blessed over the years with dedicated staff who have become more than teachers to their young students. This has resulted in students achieving academic success in the examinations conducted by the Education Ministry in Sri Lanka and proceeding to Universities and Higher Educational Institutes in Sri Lanka and Overseas. The facilities at College range from modern Science laboratory facilities, Computer laboratories to libraries, which are equipped with the most recent publications of books, journals and periodicals.
College is well known not only for its high academic standards but also, for their achievements in Sports and excellence in Extra Curricular Activities. The College has more than 30 clubs and societies, which gives students an opportunity to gain knowledge in various disciplines and also show their hidden talents and skills at public forum. They also give an opportunity for students to show their leadership capabilities. Thurstan is well known for it’s achievements for sports and has a Junior & a Senior play ground, a Swimming pool, tennis courts and other sports facilities for students. The College believes in producing all round students, well trained to overcome the trails & tribulations at the world at large. Some of the sports played are Cricket, Rugby, Tennis, Table Tennis Badminton and Chess.
Rich in traditions and equipped with all the modern facilities needed for a College, Thurstan is no doubt one of the best Colleges in the island.