Our School

Brief History

St. Joseph's Convent School was founded in 1942

About school

St. Joseph's Convent Higher Secondary School, Itarsi (M. P.), popularly known as City School has become synonymous with quality education in the city of Itarsi. It is the most sought after private school for co-Education .

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 ideas 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 a view 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

Vision & Goal

"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."

School Motto

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 must know 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  student noble is not their education or the colour of their skin or the race to which they belong. It is their character, and their character is formed by the practice of certain virtues. Inculcating these virtues is a life-long task. So the student of St. Joseph's has to work at becoming noble all their life. they cannot take a holiday from this work. Wherever they are, wherever they go and whatever they do, they must remember this important work of becoming noble through the practice of virtues. It is their prerogative to be kind, gentle, respectful, helpful, cheerful, hard working and enthusiastic at all times. This is what make them different from others. This is what makes them noble and great.

The Lily is symbolic of our Patron, St. Joseph. Like the Lily, a student of St. Joseph gives to others the soft fragrance of their goodness. The whiteness of the Lily signifies the purity of their thought, word and action. They do or say nothing that will hurt others, God or their neighbour. They unfold and bloom like the lily at all times and in all places.

The letter S and J stand for SAINT JOSEPH, whose qualities they imitate and develop. Like St. Joseph, They are always available for service in quiet and humble way. They put their faith in God, their loving Father and look for ways and means to please Him. Thus, they become a true child of God and a worthy student of St. Joseph's Convent. Like St. Joseph, they are sensitive to the feelings of others and careful for their welfare. The student studying at St. Joseph's Convent must know their motto, the meaning of the school emblem and be worthy of it.

Aims & objective

The aim of this Educational Institution is the integral formation of the person, who as he/she grows becomes aware of the world, its people, its diverse cultures, religions and problems and prepares them to function effectively in one's chosen career, with a quality in their relationship with their creator and with those they come 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 Iife 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 for the education of Catholics, the school is also open to other children, irrespective of religion, caste and language.