St. Anthony's Girls Sr. Sec. School, is a Govt. Aided school located in Paharganj, New Delhi, India. It's a Christian Minority Institution established and administered by the Seraphina Educational Society of the
Institute of the Clarist Franciscan Sisters of the Most Blessed Sacrament, founded by Venerable Mother
Seraphina Farolfi in 1898.
The School follows the vision of Venerable Mother Seraphina
in the education it imparts. Mother Seraphina's aim was the
education of the girl child. To her the school is where the child has to be cared for, loved, understood, nurtured and guided in order to draw out her/his full potential. she felt that the relationship between the teacher and the taught should be that of a mother and child. According to Venerable Mother Seraphina the main duty of the educator is to study the character and capacity of each child and direct her to the path of truth and goodness.
On February 19, 1934 saw the dawn of St. Anthony's School with a handful of girl students on roll by an Italian Missionary, late Mother Benigna. It was the time when girl's education was not very popular, moreover the girls from lower, economicstrata could never dream of going to school. Motherji with her far sighted vision, deep faith in God and firm determination went from door to door coaxing, persuading and pleading with the parents to send their daughters to her school. Then the school made rapid progress under the dynamic leadership of Motherji and late Mrs. Jesudasan- the first Principal and her co-worker. Today it is one of the best girl's school of the locality.
This is an English Medium school affiliated to CBSE. It has been securing positions and merits in the Board examinations, achieving excellent results for many years now. At present the school has 2000 students on roll.
Besides this our school excels in extra-curricular activities such as Debates, Declamation, Extempore,
Recitation, Storytelling, painting competition and science week celebration at the Zonal and District level.
The School has a Parents-Teacher Association which is an active body with every executive member contributing his time and mite for the welfare and growth of the institution and the successful functioning of the school. Another feature of the school is the House-wise, club wise and class wise assembly conducted every morning. These are predominantly value based and organized in a manner as to give maximum number of students an opportunity to speak at the mike by way of leading in school prayer, delivering thoughts or messages through poems, storytelling, street play, speech, passage reading etc, reading the news headlines and conducting a round of General Knowledge questions. The response and participation of students in large numbers is overwhelming.
The school practices the innovative system of prize distribution which is a deviation from the routine format of awarding prizes to academically meritorious students. In the modern times when moral values have taken a back seat, our school is making an endeavor to appreciate and promote the finer qualities of the heart. For this purpose students are observed whole year and judged for qualities of the heart rather than the head. Awards are given to students with exemplary conduct.
The school has three streams i.e,science and Humanities with well equipped chemistry lab,Physics lab, Biology lab, Home science lab and Computer lab. Also the school has P.A system and CCTV Cameras are installed in every class rooms. Students from our school have achieved great heights and become doctors, engineers, news readers, lawyers, Geologist, C.A, M.LA, Teachers and house wives above all good human beings.
The primary aim of St. Anthony's Girls Sr. Sec. School is to realize the Education Vision of the Institute by imparting integral formation (religious, moral, social, cultural and physical) based on principles of Christian faith, to the members of the Christian Community. It also imparts integral education to all other girls admitted to this institution irrespective of caste or race. For the realization of its education objectives, the school relies on the whole hearted co-operation of the parents, the authentic personal witness of inspired, competent, committed teachers and the genuine receptivity of students.
Guided by Seraphinian way of education, our mission is to make the school an agent of change and transformation by training the young minds to be spiritually rooted, emotionally balanced,intellectually competent and responsible citizens imbued with noble values and concern for the less fortunate and ever open to further growth.