St. Ann’s High School is an English Medium, all-girls school. The institution was established in the year 1871 with the sole objective of helping the weaker sections of society. This school welcomed the orphans and wards of the poor and needy. The sisters of St. Ann, a religious Congregation, were committed towards this holy cause. Today, it has opened its doors to all girls who are looking to have a quality education in a nurturing environment.
The tremendous effort of the management is well-reflected in the growing strength of the school since then. From just 25 orphans in 1871 to a strength of 1000s of students studying in different curriculums of ICSE and SSC, St. Ann’s High School has indeed carved a niche for itself in the Hyderabad education fraternity.
Over the decades, the school has evolved and matured in its identity, by adapting to the latest methodology of education. At St. Ann’s, focus is laid on building the character of the younger generation and empowering young girls so that they evolve as women of substance.
St. Ann’s School is located at East Marredpally, Secunderabad, near Sangeet Theatre. Although the campus stands amidst the dense city population, the moment one enters the gates, the greenery around vibrates with serenity and freshness.
The school is affiliated to ISC and SSC boards of education. It has nearly 150 students in each grade following ISC and 200 students in each grade following SSC Board. All children from Class I to Class X are bifurcated as per the houses and belts worn on the uniforms. The White Belt signifies students of the ICSE Board and the Red Belt students follow the SSC Board.
Students in Class XI and XII follow the ISC Board.
In the pre-primary sections, the students are prepared for both curriculums. They can make their choice once they step into the Primary Wing.
|Fees for whole year||1st Instalment||2nd & 3rd Instalment|
|Classes II to V||33,100||11,700||10,700|
|Classes VI to VII||34,000||12,000||11,000|
|Classes VIII to X||35,400||12,400||11,500|
Infrastructure and Facilities
St. Ann’s School flaunts a tremendously substantial open ground, state-of-the-art assembly hall and auditorium, and perfect amenities for the students. The administration gives utmost significance to the safety of girls.
Fresh air is the key to good health and a proactive mind. Hence, a notable value is attached to proper ventilation and availability of fresh air around the four corners of the class. The faculty follows the traditional Chalk and Talk Methodology of teaching.
The authorities believe in the parallel importance of practical knowledge with theoretical inputs. Therefore, the facilities provided in the laboratories are par excellence. There are well-equipped labs for all the science subjects that help children perform all the investigations with the utmost proficiency.
The computer labs at St Ann’s showcase advanced infrastructure with the latest versions of hardware and software. The modern amenities cater well to the requirements of students, teachers, and respective curriculums. Each student has a personal workstation to practice computer lessons and perform research towards projects and presentations.
The management believes the habit of reading needs to be cultivated in children right from the pre-primary years. Moreover, students can obtain higher grades if given access to broader information via various books.
The school library is flooded with books in all genres. The library period is part of the regular timetable. However, the library is accessible during the entire working hours for any reference work.
The school playground is always bustling with energy and physical activity. Girls are motivated to take on physical challenges to improve motor skills and gain physical strength. There is provision for almost every game or sport one can think of ranging from basketball to tennis to badminton. There are circular tracks for sprints and provision for games such as discus throw and javelin throw as well.
There are several activities to boost the creative instincts amongst children. Inter-house competitions are regularly organized in art & craft, debates, dramatics, singing, quizzing, and elocution. Along with the celebration of festivals, the children are also acquainted with ceremonies like the Inaugural Mass, Catechism Day and Feast of the Patroness – St. Ann.
The school’s emblem depicts a beehive. This is a personification of perfection in symmetry. The students are guided by the facilitators to achieving distinction in every walk of life. The teachers endeavor to cultivate excellence in children as an attitude and not a skill.
The students of all curricula have a systematic schedule for unit tests and assessments, both formative and summative.
The school is 147 years old, and hence there is an exemplary list of alumni distinguishing the brand from the rest of the schools. Some of the prominent names include Shanta Singh (Magsaysay Awardee), Tabu (Bollywood actress), Sushmita Sen (Miss Universe 1994), Diana Hayden (Miss World 1998), Ananda Shankar Jayant (Classical dancer and recipient of Padma Shri Award) and Sheeba Raj (National Awardee, Athletics).