All Saints High School, Hyderabad
All Saints High School is a
Catholicschool in Hyderabad, India, offering an outstanding education for children from pre-Kindergarten to Tenth Standard ( matriculation). It was founded in the year 1855 and is run by the [http://www.montfort.net Montfort Brothers] . The school's motto is 'Virtue Sola Nobilitat' (Virtue Alone Ennobles). The School has a rich history when it comes to sports, especially cricket, and boasts some prominent cricketers, such as Mohammad Azharuddin, Venkatapathy Raju, Syed Kirmani, Arshad Ayuband Noel Davidamong the alumni of All Saints. Alumni of All Saints make up a large proportion of distinguished members of the Hyderabad community, and world community alike, many of whom hold advanced degrees and are recognized for their honors and merits as professionals in business, science and technology, art and architecture, higher education, government and other fields.
At the grand old age of more than 150 years, All Saints is the oldest school in Hyderabad. For more than 140 years, All Saints was an all-boys institution. In 1998 it became co-educational.
All Saints has been very much involved in various cultural activities and has encouraged many a students excelling in like acting,dancing,stage performers etc.All Saints is known for being a school with a highly regarded drama program. In collaboration with the Art, Dance, and Music departments, the school has started an album with its own pupils singing for it.
It is one of the oldest schools and one of the largest schools in hyderabad in terms of area.
In 1954, All Saints celebrated the completion of 100 years of service to the society. On this occasion, Rev. Bro. John of God, the Rector of the school, deemed it fitting to start a new school. A building was hired at King Koti Road, Hyderabad to accommodate the new school which was christened St. Paul's High School, after Bro. John of God's favourite saint. Some of the best students of All Saints' along with a few teachers from nursery to seventh class were sent to the school, under the stewardship of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. At its inception it was an all-boys middle school, working as a branch of All Saints' High School. In 1955, it was shifted to the present premises at Hyderguda, Hyderabad. In 1958, St. Paul's High School was made autonomous and Rev. Bro. Stanislaus was appointed the Principal. By then the school had one section each from nursery to class 7, with 300 students.
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, both of which also run by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel.
Every year in January, one of the three schools (in rotation every year) 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 and 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 backward students.
Admission to all other classes is done on a case to 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.All Saints High School is one of the oldest and prestegious institutions in hyderabad.And this is one of the best schools in hyderabad and secunderabad.
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