All Saints High School (Hyderabad)
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|All Saints' High School|
|Motto||Latin: Virtus Sola Nobilitat
English: 'Virtue Alone Ennobles'
Coordinates: All Saints High School is a Roman Catholic school in Hyderabad, India, offering an education for children from pre-Kindergarten to Tenth Standard (matriculation). It was founded in 1855 and is run by the Montfort Brothers. The school's motto is Virtue Sola Nobilitat (Virtue Alone Ennobles).
The school alumni include some prominent cricketers, such as Mohammad Azharuddin, Venkatapathy Raju, Arshad Ayub and Noel David. Other notable alumni such as badminton player B. Sumeeth Reddy, singers Mohammed_Irfan_(singer) and Vedala Hemachandra.
With an age 161 glorious years, All Saints is the oldest school in Hyderabad and is one of the twenty oldest schools in India. The school celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006and 160th anniversary in 2015. The school has a strength of over 4000 students and staff strength of about 150. The principal of the school is Rev. Bro P.T.Sebastian.The school has been visited by many Prominent Personalities, Sir A.P.J Abdul Kalam,Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan being few of them.
Though the school is a Catholic Minority Institution, its admission is open to all students irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender. For admission into Kindergarten, the school follows a joint admission policy together with Little Flower High School Hyderabad and St Paul's High School, Hyderabad, St Mark's Boy's Town, Hyderabad, All Saints High School, which is also run by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel.
Every year in January, one of the schools conducts the admissions procedure for Kindergarten. It involves an interview of both the student and the parents. The number of students who apply for admission far exceeds the number of positions available; hence, it is a very competitive process. Students are allowed to state their choice among the three schools but their choice is not guaranteed. A twenty-percent quota is generally reserved for economically disadvantaged students.
Admission to all other classes is done on a case-by-case basis by the school itself as per the availability on merit basis. Students who not only have a strong academic standing but also display talent in sports, literary or cultural activities are given priority in admission.