ST. Mary's School, consisting in the main, of four buildings and two
ample playgrounds, lies on Nesbit Road beside the Church of St. Anne.
Founded in 1864, St. Mary's School is under the management of the
Fathers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) of the Bombay Province.
St. Mary's School which had its beginnings as a Catholic Military
Orphanage, soon found itself providing Catholic boys of the Anglo-Indian
community with a sound general and religious education through the
medium of English. Hence, Catholic Anglo - Indian are given priority
in the matter of admission. Boy's of all other communities have always
been admitted, though preference is still given to Catholics.
The Society of Jesus, a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius
of Loyola in 1540, has been active in the sphere of education throughout
the world, ever since its foundation
In India, today, the society of Jesus in responsible for the education
of hundreds of young people belonging to every social class, community
and religious group.
Jesuit education is inspired by the vision of Man drawn from the life
and reaching of Jesus Christ. It is also based on the principles of
character formation elaborated by St. Ignatius of Loyola. It is this
which gives Jesuit education its special character.
In general, the Jesuit school aims at the integral personal formation
of the students. To this end, special efforts are made:
help the students become mature, spiritually oriented men of character:
encourage them continually to strive after excellence in every field;
be clear and firm on principles, courageous and resolute in action;
be unselfish in the service of their fellow men and become agents
of progressive social change;
instill in then a true national spirit, a deep love for the motherland,
an appreciation of Indian culture, values,
language, and things Indian, and a keen civic
and social sense.
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