Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi

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Convent of Jesus and Mary
Near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara


MottoTo Serve With Love
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Founded1919; 100 years ago (1919)
FounderReligious of Jesus and Mary

The Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi, India, or CJM, is a girls day school in Delhi, India. Established in 1919, it is one of a network of Convents of Jesus and Mary in India, Pakistan, and the UK.


The school was founded in 1919 by the order of the Religious of Jesus and Mary, a Roman Catholic congregation, in Lyon, France, in October, 1818, by Claudine Thévenet (Mary of St. Ignatius). It moved to its current building behind the Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1926.

It has 2,000 students and is the alma mater of several eminent women in or from India. Situated near the Gol Dak Khana (Round Post Office), its grounds border the St. Columba's School (for boys). As a result, these are considered "sister and brother schools" and many students have siblings in the other school. Saint Claudine Thevenet was the foundress. The school celebrates her feast day on 3 February. Blessed Dina Bélanger started the congregation.

Annual events such as Prize day, Kaleidoscope, sports day etc. are sponsored by the OSA [the Old Students Association]. There are quiz competitions and magic shows. Festivals like Independence Day and Diwali are celebrated.

Each grade is annually taken on trips, from hill stations to various places of heritage, all school outings are educational and well organized. Foreign trips in collaboration with Edterra are also organized for senior grades .

The school's motto is Semper Jesu et Maria Laudentur, which is Latin for "Praised be forever Jesus and Mary".

In India it is categorized as a minority school and starts from nursery going up to class 12. It offers Arts, Commerce and Science as streams after class 10.

CJM is known for its discipline.

Notable alumni[edit]

School song[edit]

Jesu Marie's our pride
Jesu Marie
We'll hold her banner high
And keep her honour bright
Until we die.
For we're J .M.'s to the core
We're J.M.'s true
So let cheers ring out free
Long Live, Long Live, Long Live Jesu Marie

When duty calls, we're prompt,
Courageous to the last
When duty end we're ready,
To scale up another mast.
And though one day we'll part
There'll still remain in every hear
The joy that
Jesu Marie's our pride...

House system[edit]

CJM follows a house system in which students are divided into four groups or houses.

  • Encounter (red)
  • Endeavor (blue)
  • Endurance (green)
  • Enterprise(yellow)

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Coordinates: 28°37′45.14″N 77°12′19.66″E / 28.6292056°N 77.2054611°E / 28.6292056; 77.2054611