St. Vincent's High School

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St. Vincent's High School
Pune, Maharashtra
Type Jesuit, private, all boys
Motto "To Dare and Do and Win"
Established 1867; 150 years ago (1867)
Principal Fr. Andrew Fernandes, S.J
Number of students 3500-4000
Campus Pune, Maharashtra, India
School color(s) Cream
St Vincent's High School, Camp, Pune.jpg
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 known for his love for the poor and the downtrodden.[1] 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 it enjoys the rights and privileges guaranteed by Article 30 (I) of the Constitution of India. It is considered one of the best schools in Pune.[2] It is currently ranked at #9 all across India.[3] The Society of Jesus, to which the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers belong, is a Catholic 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 179 high schools and 98 colleges in India, 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. Xavier's pre-primary school prepares children to study English. Admissions are competitive, based on merit.The plans on making an Olympic sized swimming pool in the campus has been achieved.The massive school football ground is just the exact size of a real football field along with a stadium to suit the audiences.


An image of the Limca Book of Records held by St. Vincent's

St. Vincent's has the notable record of winning the PSAA's (Poona Schools Athletics Association) Annual Athletics Championship for 60 consecutive years as of February 6, 2007. This achievement was recorded as a national record in the Limca Book of Records.[4]


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. Baha
  • Banoo Jehangir Coyaji was the first female to pass the matriculate exam from St Vincent's, an all-boys school, in 1933. Voba Times
  • Thomas Kailath, a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, the first Indian student to obtain a doctorate in Electrical Engineering at MIT and a recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor,the Padma Bhushan, and the US National Medal of Science.
  • Ebrahim Alkazi theatre director and Padma Vibhushan.[5]
  • Mohammed Hamid (Fakih), Information Officer from 1950 to 1955 at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington and from 1955 to 1962 at the Pakistan Mission to the UN in New York, later a manager at Pakistan International Airlines in New York (1962-1968) and at Olympic Airways in New York (1971-1978).


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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