The School was established in the year 1956 by Mother Ignatius, a Swiss nun whose foresightedness, deep insight and dedication contributed to its origin .The school is managed by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, Province of Pachmarhi, India. Since then it has grown by leaps and bounds. St. Josephs Convent School made a humble beginning with 12 students, which has now snowballed into an overwhelming strength of over 3,500 students. The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi from 1986. The school is blessed with 125 competent, qualified and talented staff members who are actively involved in the all round development of the student.
St. Joseph's Convent Senior Secondary School, popularly known as City School has become synonymous with quality education in the city of Bhopal. It is the most sought after private school for girls.
In a world that is increasingly being torn as under by strife and violence, St. Joseph's emphasizes the inculcation of moral values and spiritual awareness in its students so that they can go out into the world as beacons of light and rays of hope and spread universal brotherhood, for future generations. The aims and ideals of the establishment are succinctly encapsulated in the school motto. ' Virtue alone ennobles'. Apart from the constant quest for human and academic excellence the institution also encourages its students to participate in local, state and national level competitions with aview to broadening horizons and equipping them with an international outlook and global vision.
Everybody at St. Joseph's believe that every child is a gift of God to mankind and pride of the human race and we should strive to make her potentially the light of the world. We uphold the view that school is a light house of the society, not just as it is but as it should be. The school creates an atmosphere that is free of all limitations, prejudices and distinctions.
The school integrates curricular teaching with co-curricular activities and sports at Intra and Inter-School level to ensure all round development of the child's personality.
Spirituality of communion for human excellence
Holistic education for human excellence
To make every child a gift of god to mankind and a pride of human race
Every Institution has its own motto to give it a special identity. This motto is inscribed within the emblem which is special to a school, an institution or an organisation. A student studying at St. Joseph's Convent mustknow her motto, the meaning of the School emblem and be worthy of it.
Inscribed within the shield are the words "VIRTUE ALONE ENNOBLES". What makes a girl noble is not her education or the colour of her skin or the race to which she belongs. It is her character, and her character is formed by the practice of certain virtues. Inculcating these virtues is a life-long task. So a student of St. Joseph's has to work at becoming noble all her life. She cannot take a holiday from this work. Wherever she is, wherever she goes and whatever she does, she must remember this important work of becoming noble through the practice of virtues_ It is her prerogative to be kind, gentle, respectful, helpful, cheerful, hard working and enthusiastic at all times. This is what makes her different from others. This is what makes her noble and grea
The Lily is symbolic of our Patron, St. Joseph. Like the Lily, a student of St. Joseph gives to others the soft fragrance of her goodness. the whiteness of the Lily signifies the purity of her thought, word and action. She does or says nothing that will hurt God or her neighbour. She unfolds and blooms like the lily at all times and in all places. The letter S and J stand for SAINT JOSEPH, whose qualities she imitates and develops. Like St. Joseph, She is always available for service in quiet and humble way. She puts her faith in God, her loving Father and looks for ways and means to please Him. Thus, she becomes a true child of God and a worthy student of St. Joseph's Convent. Like St. Joseph, she is sensitive to the feelings of others .Ind careful for their welfare.
The aim of this Educational Institution is the integral formation of the person, who as she grows becomes aware of the world, its people, its diverse cultures, religions and problems and prepares herself to function effectively in one's chosen career, with a quality in her relationship with her creator and with those she comes in contact with, for the ultimate goal of doing everything for the greater glory of God and the good of one's neighbour.
It endeavours to give all-round education (liberal and technical and also physical, moral & spiritual, primarily to Catholics for whose education, the school is established & to the extent possible to children of all other communities.)
The institution enjoys the right to manage, administer and carry on any concern of whatever nature conducive to the material, moral, educational and physical welfare of the School. To achieve this, the sisters draw their inspiration from Jesus Christ who lived and died for the liberation and development of every person The I ife of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery is directed towards one goal; to strive to bring about the union of all people with one another and with God, our Father. To attain this goal, all the members of the school community, parents, pupils, teachers, administrative personnel, work in loving co-operation. They work in a spirit of service with preference for those in greatest need.
However, the main aim of the school is not only to impart instruction but in a spirit of love and service to work for the all-round development of the students and to train intellectual, moral, spiritual, emotional, physical, social and aesthetic faculties. Established primarily forthe education of Catholics, the school is also open to other children, irrespective of religion, caste and language.