St. Patrick's Higher Secondary School
St. Patrick's was founded in 1891, by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a Catholic society from Ireland that has undertaken missionary and educational work worldwide. This group, also informally known as the Christian Brothers, was founded by Edmund Rice. St. Patrick's School, Asansol is one of the 19 Christian Brothers Schools in India. For a brief span during the Second World War, the administration of the School was under the Jesuit Mission of Patna and the school was shifted to Kurji.
With three sections for each class/grade from KG-10 and two section for 11-12, there are about 1,800 students enrolled in the school. The school follows the 10+2 Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations curriculum which includes the national ICSE exam at the end of Class 10, and the ISC Science exam at the end of Class 12. The school enjoys considerable recognition for academic excellence, having produced many state and national rankers.
St. Patrick's was originally a fully residential school. It started admitting day scholars later, and finally closed the hostel completely in 1984. The school has enrolled girls in Classes 11 and 12 since 2009. The Jubilee Hospital Building on the grounds was built in 1918. It is no longer a functioning hospital, having closed at the same time that hostel was closed. It is currently used as a residence for the Principal and some staff members.
The school is one of the largest landowners in Asansol, with buildings, fields,a huge pond and acres of virgin wooded areas bordering prime real estate like the residential colony known as Hill View or other schools like Loreto Convent (Asansol), Saint Maria Goretti, Saint Joseph's School(Asansol) and St.Vincent's H&T School.
St. Patrick’s is our alma mater,
A school we’re proud to own
Within its walls we pray and study
It’s another home from home
–an ex-Patrician song(1940′s)
St. Patrick’s founded in 1891 is one of the nineteen Christian Brothers Schools in this country.St. Patrick’s School was built in 1877 as a Scholasticate for Belgian Jesuits. It was abandoned by them because of severe Asansol climate. It was taken over by Christian Brothers in 1890 and opened as St. Patrick’s Boarding of Anglo- Indian and European Boys. The first senior Cambridge class passed out in 1904 and since then Examination results have been remarkably good. I.S.C and I.C.S.E. were introduced in the 1970’s and results have continued to be excellent.The games down the years have been a major characteristic of the school life. St. Patrick’s School team has taken part in many major tournaments. The winning of the District Open Football Tournament in 1926 is just one to start narrating with. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, a country that was once called “THE ISLAND OF SAINTS AND SCHOLARS.” The Christian brothers have worked for over a century in St. Patrick’s School and many of their Stalwarts are buried in the School Cemetery. Our Ex-Pupils are to be found around the world as well as all over India. May our present pupils keep up the great traditions of the years gone by and continue to strive for excellence.
St. Patrick’s Higher Scondary School,
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