St. Joseph’s Boys High School, Bangalore, prepares students for the ICSE (10th) and ISC (11th) examinations conducted by the CISCE New Delhi.
The School was founded in 1858 and is now managed by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus, popularly known as the Jesuits. The management of the School is vested in the Bangalore Jesuit Educational Society. The President of the Governing Body is Rev. Fr. Provincial of the Karnataka Jesuit Province.
In addition to focusing on academic excellence, due attention is paid to physical training and games. Two large and open playgrounds afford space for cricket, football, hockey, basketball and other games and recreations. A swimming pool and a gymnasium offer healthy exercise for the boys. Regular PT classes are conducted as part of the ordinary schedule. The School has a Boy Scout Troop and a unit of the NCC. Inter-house games are part of the school curriculum.
In order to equip pupils for public speaking, elocution classes are conducted as part of the regular schedule. Inter-class and inter-house debates are held periodically. Boys are trained for concerts. Singing classes are a part of the regular schedule.
A well-stocked library is open to the pupils on all class days. It is also supplied with periodicals and magazines.
There are various Clubs conducted for the High School boys, like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literary Activities, History, Kannada, Computers, Craft, Gardening and Dramatics Club. A few more, covering other subjects, may also be introduced.
Laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology provide ample scope for learning science through experimentation. We have one of the best computer labs among the city schools with internet connection.
The school is divided into four Houses: St. Andrew’s, St. David’s, St. Georges and St. Patricks. The Houses compete with one another in studies, games, track and field sports, aquatics, dramatics and music competitions.
Boys are expected to take part in some of the school activities such as games, debates, drama, scouting, NCC etc. Each pupil should strive to attain proficiency in at least one of these activities.
The school uniform that must be worn for class daily by all pupils has as its colour scheme, Blue and White, the colours of the school. The daily uniform consists of white shirt, American Khaki trousers, with black shoes and socks or stockings. A striped blue and white tie and white shirt and trousers are used as formal dress. House colours and white shorts/trousers are worn on Fridays.