About Us

St Ann's School, Ajithsingh Nagar (Co-Education) is Roman Catholic, Minority Institution extablished by the Society of the Sisters of St Ann's in the year 1988. and is and is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi.The School is now registered under St Ann's educational socitey, Vijayawada.

The objective of this institution is to prepare future citizens who would think and work for the mother land with a spirit of dedication irrespective of their difference in caste, creed or religion. It expects the child to turn out to be a person of God and good character from whom knowledge, high principles, culture and refinement will overflow to the society in which he/she lives. It also aims at giving all round development based up on the principles of Roman Catholic Christian faith. 

History

The present Ajith Singh Nagar area was a low lying, marshy land, uninhabited and uninhabitable before the 1960s. Mr Ajith Singh, the then special officer of Vijayawada Municipality, initiated the slum clearance on the banks of the canal in Vijayawada and arranged for the settlement of the uprooted families.  Thus came about the Muthyalampadu Colony, soon known as Ajith Singh Nagar, after the man who masterminded the plan. From its inception in 1962, the area progressed steadily.  The low-lying areas were levelled, drained and built up with an embankment to keep out flood waters. Regular city bus services connected the area to Vijayawada and adjacent villages. The rapid increase in the population brought in its wake many civic problems.  One such was the need for health care facilities.

In 1962, at the request of the municipal health authorities, we started the rural health services. St Ann’s Hospital, Vijayawada organised the intensive preventive and curative health programmes. Slowly, a health centre with residential facilities was completed and the Sisters started to reside here since 1973. Though the health care facilities were enhanced in course of time, it took some more time for us to venture into the field of education.

The request for starting a school for the benefit of the children of the area continued and we decided to take it up at any cost. The need for an English-medium school was strongly expressed by various concerned people of the area. Hence, the decision was made to establish an English-medium School with the sole purpose of empowering the people and ensuring a bright and prosperous future for the children. St Ann’s School at Ajith Singh Nagar was inaugurated on 21st June, 1988 with the blessings by the late Bishop of Vijayawada, Most Rev Joseph Thumma. As the School building was not yet ready, classes were conducted in the M Ch Hall of the Health Centre. Initially, there were only 22 children in the LKG and UKG together but, within a week, the number rose to 60 and since then, the School continued to attract large number of students. Classes were shifted to the ground floor of the new School building for the next academic year and class I was added to it.  Thus, with the passing of time, the School grew up gradually and the first batch of students appeared for Class X examination in the year 1998.

The development of the infrastructure for the School continued with great enthusiasm and was completed by June 1990.  The solemn moment of the blessing and inauguration took place on 27th June, 1990.  It was blessed by the late Bishop of Vijayawada, Most Rev Joseph Thumma and inaugurated by our then Mother General, Sr Esther Staubli. As the School continued to grow in strength, the available facilities became inadequate and the need for further construction arose. A separate nursery block was completed in the year 1992 with better facilities and adequate space. More class rooms and other facilities were required for its effective functioning.  The construction of an extension block was taken up without delay. It was blessed and inaugurated on  20th Feb,  2001. It was blessed by our Parish Priest, Rev Fr Joseph Karachira and declared open by our first Indian Superior General, Rev Sr Immaculate. 

From its inception, the School has been cared for and groomed by our loving and dedicated Sisters and staff. Our blooming buds have been singing the song of love, fun, and laughter with a sense of wonder. Each year has been an invitation for renewed enthusiasm. Through the ups and down, the School has prospered, imparting knowledge and wisdom to all who have stepped into our portals. Year after year, the School has grown in strength and excellence with well-furnished infrastructure and facilities for learning for both students and staff. Today, our students are excelling in every field at various levels in different parts of the country and abroad.