St. Charles Girls High School
St. Charles High School is located close to St. Anthony’s Church and High School at Vakola, Santacruz East in Mumbai Suburban district. About 33 dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this State Board School. In 1967, St. Charles High School was launched. With the student teacher ratio being 43:1 the primary medium of instruction is English. The school tries to provide best learning environment. The school provides education to students from class 6 to 10. 1442 is approximately the current student strength of this school. The library in this school has 7750 books. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too. 100% from this school qualified the examination and out of those, 80% scored first grade with flying colors.
In keeping with their charism, the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo who run the institutions, devote themselves unsparingly to the task of imparting education. In order to remain faithful to our founder’s vision, the apostolate of our congregation is directed mainly towards the poor and the marginalized without any distinction of caste or creed. The Sisters of St. Charles run a Pre-school (Borromeo Garden), Primary and Secondary School, besides a large number of sports, extra-curricular activities with excellent results.
Vision, Mission Logo & Motto
Our Vision: To enhance a civilization of love empowering the students with the Kingdom values.
Our Mission: Our Mission is to continue the Mission of Jesus Christ. “I have come so that you may have life in fullness” (John 10:10) and “Go, teach all nations …” (Mt. 28: 19 – 20). Prompted by this injunction of Jesus Christ and faithful to the initial Charism of the congregation, the Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo continue to carry out the mission of integral formation of the students to bring about a total transformation in them and in society through dedication and loving service.
Down Memory Lane:
St. Charles High School is affiliated to the Archdiocesan Board of Education, Mumbai and Maharashtra State Board of Education, Mumbai. It started as a Primary School in 1968 and upgraded in 1971. It prepares the students for Secondary School Certificate Examination and also for the Government of Maharashtra Drawing Examinations. It is currently being further upgraded with a new building being constructed to better the cause of education in the state.
Today we find new ways of keeping alive the vision of our founder and pioneers within the world by preparing our students through holistic education. They are sent forth as channels of peace with an integrated personality to become the beacons of light to the world which is groping in darkness.
The Education Logo & Motto:
The emblem (Coat of Arms) of the St. Charles Sisters and the motto inscribed on it “Toil, Faith, Progress” appropriately characterizes its institutions. The spirit of the institution is symbolically expressed in its emblem.
The centre of the emblem is occupied by the shield. The colour blue depicts the colour of the mantle of Mother Mary. The red colour of the shield characterizes the loving heart of Jesus and His sacrifice for the redemption of humankind. The golden beehive is flanked by bees of golden hue on either side. Above these are found the letters S.C.B. (ST. CHARLES BORROMEO) in silver, entwined with a golden chord. The whole shield is surrounded by lilies and violets, in the midst of which is the motto – Toil, Faith and Progress. The entire crest is surmounted by a Cross, radiating the rays of Divine Love. The beehive represents every institution of St. Charles inhabited by busy bees – all working together for the common goal. Briefly, here is what the emblem symbolises:
The Cross – Love and Sacrifice
The Shield – Justice and Equanimity
The Beehive – Unity and Team Spirit
The Bees – Hard work, Competence and Loyalty
The Letters SCB – Communion and Harmony
Lilies and Violets – Purity, Simplicity and Humility
The Motto – Toil, Faith and Progress.
High School Principal: Sr. Sreeja Maria
Primary School Principal: Sr. Elizabeth Leo
Borromeo Garden Manager: Sr. Celine Saldanha
St. Charles Girls High School
St. Anthony Road, Vakola,
Santacruz(E), Mumbai – 400 055
Phone: (022) 2667 1450
Borromeo Garden: 9167104952
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