La Martiniere College, Lucknow was established in 1845. In addition to the many facilities that are associated with an old school, the College offers a variety of choices in subjects for study. La Martiniere College is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and students are prepared to write the Indian School Certificate (Year 10) Examination (ICSE) and the Indian School Certificate (Year 12) Examination (ISC)
There are two academic campuses of La Martiniere College. The Junior School Campus, is made up of three academic blocks which accommodates the pre-school and junior sections. Constantia Campus houses the middle and senior sections as well as the living facilities of the resident-scholars and resident Staff.
Extensive playfields surround the academic complexes. ‘Fairydale’ is designed for cricket, while ‘Polo Ground’ is now used for football, athletics and the annual Sports Day. There are separate fields for Seniors, Juniors and Colts to practise all games separately on either side of the Lucknow Golf Club, leased by the College. Courts for basketball and badminton and facilities for table tennis and other indoor games are situated around the campus. The Tennis Facility boasts of 12 tennis courts. This is operated, under licence, by the Sports Development Society.
The Junior School Campus is separated from Constantia by the Golf Course. This relatively modern complex is made attractive with gardens and swings in a setting that is open and yet protected for the junior pupils. The facilities of the senior school campus are replicated here to suit the age of the children. Security is focussed upon.
The air-conditioned College canteen is a popular haunt during all free time in the day. Children find their own favourite spots to relax which include the ‘Bull’s Ring’ and ‘Three Corners’ and the four parapets.
The Alumni support La Martiniere College, Lucknow in many of its activities. This reinforces the bonding that former pupils of the College maintain with the generation of boys that is currently studying here.