St. Vincent's High School

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St. Vincent's High School
"To Dare and Do and Win"
Type Jesuit, private, all boys
Established 1867
Principal Fr. Andrew Fernandes, S.J
Faculty Edu-comp in every class (a projector), canteen, school grounds, stadiums.
Number of students 3500-4000
Campus Pune, Maharashtra, India
School color(s) Cream
School playground
Satellite view of campus
Old campus

St. Vincent's High School is an English Medium School founded in 1867, located in the Indian city of Pune and named after Vincent de Paul, a seventeenth-century saint[1] known for his love for the poor and the downtrodden. The school, which is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra, prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std. X) and for the Higher Secondary Certificate examination (Std. XII).

It is owned by the Poona Catholic Educational Association and managed by the Poona Jesuit School's Society, which belong to the Christian Religious Minority group and therefore enjoys the rights and privileges guaranteed by Article 30 (I) of the Constitution of India. It is considered as one of the best schools in Pune.[2] The Society of Jesus, to which the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers belong, is a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin, the Society runs nearly 100 high schools and over a dozen colleges in which young people of every social class, community and linguistic group, are educated through the medium of both English and the regional languages.


St. Vincent's High School imparts English-medium education from Std.I to Std.X. The St. Vincent's Junior college prepares students for the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination. The St Xaviers pre-primary schools prepares the minors to study English. Admissions are competitive and are awarded based on merit. There are currently plans to built an Olympic Size Swimming Pool next to the School Basketball Court.


An image of the Limca Book of Records record held by St. Vincent's High School.
  • St. Vincent's has a notable achievement of winning the PSAA's(Poona Schools Athletics Association) Annual Athletics Championship for 60 consecutive academic years as on February 6, 2007. This achievement was recorded as a national record in the Limca Book of Records.[3]


Year Principals
1867 Fr. Joseph Brunner, S.J
1872 Fr. Henry Depelchin, S.J
1873 Fr. Henry Schumacher, S.J
1879 Fr. George Weniger, S.J
1880 Fr. Ignatius Kunzler, S.J
1881 Fr. Jusoph Nuckle, S.J
1883 Fr. William Althoff, S.J
1886 Fr. Bernard Beider-Linden, S.J
1887 Fr. Ferdinand Hillenkamp, S.J
1889 Fr. Kilian Hahn, S.J
1890 Fr. Joseph Willy, S.J
1895 Fr. Julius Mayr, S.J
1903 Fr. Killian Hahn, S.J
1908 Fr. William Windhausen, S.J
1914 Fr. Francis X. Larbolette, S.J
1915 Fr. Ernest Hoogewerf, S.J
1915 Fr. Peter Alborghetti, S.J
1916 Fr. Thomas Baret (USA), S.J
1916 Fr. John Lauder, S.J
1918 Fr. Charles Ghezzi, S.J
1929 Fr. Maximillan Riklin, S.J
1950 Fr. Anton Rehm, S.J
1955 Fr. William Clement, S.J
1957 Fr. Rudolf Schoch, S.J
1966 Fr. Edmund D'Souza, S.J
1967 Fr. Romauld D'Souza S.J
1973 Fr. Rudolf Schoch, S.J
1977 Fr. Edmund D'Souza, S.J
1983 Fr. Kenneth Misquitta, S.J
1993 Fr. Bertie Rozario, S.J
1998 Fr. Kenneth Misquitta, S.J
2003 Fr. Mario Fernandes, S.J
Present Fr. Andrew Fernandes, S.J

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Meher Baba graduated from St. Vincent's High School in 1911. [1]
  • Banoo Jehangir Coyaji was the first girl to pass the matriculate exam from St Vincent's, an all-boys school, in 1933. [2] [3]
  • Thomas Kailath, a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, the first Indian student to obtain a doctorate at MIT and a recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor and the Padma Bhushan, is an old boy of St. Vincents.
  • Ebrahim Alkazi theatre director and Padma Vibhushan[4]

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Coordinates: 18°30′45.9″N 73°52′30.0″E / 18.512750°N 73.875000°E / 18.512750; 73.875000