St. Michael’s Senior Secondary School, New Delhi is aChristian minority school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. It is a coeducational day school that offers classes from preschool through the senior secondary level. It was set up in 1980 based on the vision of the late Archbishop Angelo Fernandes and with the assistance of his vicar Rev. Fr. Ireneus Santos. It is currently managed by the Delhi Catholic Archdiocese.
The school boasts a Sahoday System of Education. This system subscribes to learning that enables all citizens in “Rising Together” regardless of their economic background and aims to maintain a system of education where rich and poor learn side by side. Though this school is meant primarily for the members of the Catholic Community, it is open to the members of other communities too.
With a mission statement – Strive for Excellence and Service to Humanity – St. Michael’s believes in an equal balance of scholastic and co-scholastic activities.
St. Michael’s Senior Secondary School utilises ICT in the form of smart classrooms. Besides laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology and computer science, an engineering graphics lab and an English language lab are also provided. The library features a collection of 9000 books, 25 magazine subscriptions and 7 newspaper subscriptions, along with a reading room. The school also provides clinical and spiritual counsellingling to its students. A virtual tour of the campus is available on the school website.
St. Michael’s Sr. Sec. School is a CBSE affiliated school that prepares pupils for the All India Secondary and Senior Secondary School Examinations. The school’s foundation is based on the Sahoday System of Education which aims at rising together through:
Activity – Oriented Education
Practical Work Experience
Building of Social Awareness
Students are offered the following streams at classes XI and XII:
Commerce with Maths / IP / Physical Education
Science with Biology/Engg. Graphics/Computer Science/Economics
Usually the admissions take place only in the beginning of the academic year. An entrance test in languages, Mathematics and Science is conducted; all applicants above the pre-school level are required to write the test. No test or interview is conducted for preschool admissions. For preschool admissions, only practising Roman Catholic candidates registered under Prasad Nagar Parish Zone will have preference in admission. Next preference will be given to other practising Christian denomination candidates residing within 0 to 3 km distance from the school. For all Christian denominations including Catholics, both the parents should be practising Christians to avail the points under Christian category.
A deposit of Rs 200 has to be made at the time of application. Separate registration forms for admission into the preschool and rest of the classes are available on the school website. Progress report of the child indicating his/her academic performance and participation in co-curricular activities from the school last attended needs to be submitted along with Transfer Certificate at the time of application. The TC should be countersigned by the Education Officer of the place (especially those who seek admission from outside NCT Delhi).
St. Michael’s Sr. Sec. School bagged the Best Hygienic School of the Year Award during the Afro-Asian Cleanliness Convention 2016.
The school was ranked number one for conducting co-curricular activities in school by Education Today. Many students and teams from the school have bagged laurels at several regional sports events.