The Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo

Kamba village, Varap post, shahad, Kalyan west,
Thane Dist, Maharashtra, India - 421103

Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Gwalior Division of northwest Madhya Pradesh and is the administrative headquarters of Shivpuri District. The city is a tourist destination in the monsoon season as it has a number of waterfalls. Lakes in Shivpuri include Chandpathajheel, Jadhav Sagar jheel, and other small lakes. The city is known for its greenery, forests and also as the former summer capital of the Scindia family who at one time ruled the Gwalior. The Indian leader Tatya Tope was hanged in Shivpuri in 1859

In the year 1982 the Bishop of Jhansi, Rt. Rev Fredric D’ Souza requested the sisters to open a house in the Diocese of Jhansi. Sr. Benedicta, the then Provincial and Sr. Lydia set out to visit a few places in Jhansi Diocese. The then Superior General Mother Andrea, Mother Lydia and Mother Renee visited Shivpuri to study the places in order to start the mission. In 1991 this dream was realized. The first community was formed with Srs. Sebasti, Bertin and Carmine, On the 16th June 1991.

The aim was to start an English medium School as desired by the Bishop and the Benedictine Fathers. Local people’s request too was the same. With the help of Benedictine Priests f land was purchased for the convent and the school building . Sisters kept visiting the people and learning the situation of the place for a year. Later it was decided to start an English Medium School and then if needed to go for Hindi Medium.

At the outset, the Sisters lived in a rented house for two years. While the convent was being constructed for our establishment here worked very hard. Sisters take part in all the church activities. On 27th March 1992 foundation for the convent building was laid. Inaugural function of the school was held on July 15th. The classes commenced on the 1st of August in the convent building. Sisters shifted from rented building to the newly built convent on 1st July and blessing was held on 8th July 1993.

Foundation for the School building was laid and blessed on 22nd of October1994 by Rt. Rev Bishop Fredric D’ Souza. The first floor construction started in 1996. The second floor laboratory, stage, boundary wall were constructed during the years 1998 to 2001. The extension of the building continued and was completed in 2014.

The school continues to carry on the initial aim of educating the people around this place. We give special coaching for the weaker students, after the school hours. Children who are closer to the school and our helpers children profit from it.We also take active part in the parish. We visit the families,take catechism classes, Sunday class for the youth, and take care of the MahilaSangh, Alter boys and girls group. The school is well known as one of the most popular schools in the district.