Colleges & Schools

A. COLLEGES
1. ANDHRA LOYOLA COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS), VIJAYAWADA (1954)
Andhra Loyola College (ALC) is managed by the members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). The college was founded in December 1953 at the request of the Catholic Bishops of Andhra Pradesh and opened in July 1954. It was affiliated to Andhra University till December and to Acharya Nagarjuna University thereafter. It was granted Autonomous status in July 1988 in recognition of its excellent contribution to the cause of education. The college owes a great debt of gratitude to its many friends, benefactors, well wishers and staff who have spared no pains to further its cause. Vision: To impart higher education with integral formation which involves academic excellence, spiritual growth, social commitment and value based leadership.
Mission: Our Jesuit education demands that our college forms men and women for others and mould them as global citizens with competence, conscience and compassionate commitment. Special concern is shown towards the socially and economically marginalized students.
There is also an Engineering College started in the year 2008. Kaladarshini is the school of arts which is run for the last 20 years to serve the needs of the Andhra Church in the Field of Fine arts. There are three hostels namely Gogineni Hostel (Boys Hostel), New Hostel (Boys Hostel) and Xavier Hostel (Women’s Hostel).
Correspondent : Fr. V. Dasari Showraiah SJ
Principal : Fr. Francis Xavier Antonysamy SJ
Andhra Loyola College
Vijayawada – 520 008
Tel (College) : (0866) 247 60 82
Residence : (0866) 247 63 29
Principal : (0866) 247 69 45
Rector : (0866) 247 59 62
E-Mail : alcjesuits@eth.net
www.andhraloyolacollege.ac.in
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2. BISHOP JOSEPH THUMMA JUNIOR COLLEGE KEESARA (1993)

The late Bishop of Vijayawada, Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma invited the De Lassle Brothers to the diocese of Vijayawada to run a Junior College for the rural boys in the year1992. They are known for educational excellence and endurance. In response to the Bishop’s invitation, the Brothers entered the Diocese on April 30, 1993. The College was inaugurated on June 03, 1993. The Brothers extended their mission in providing Primary education in 1997. Further, the College introduced co-education in 1998. The College was upgraded into Degree College in 2007. Since then, the educational ministry of the Brothers is most appreciated and recognized by the diocese and the people of the diocese.

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Principal : Bro., FSC
Bishop Joseph Thumma Junior & Degree College
Keesara, Gandepalli
Krishna Dt. – 521 185
Tel (College) : (08678) 27 43 29
Residence : (08678) 28 84 61
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3. DON BOSCO JUNIOR COLLEGE GUNADALA

Principal : Rev.Fr. Simon Manjooran SDB
Don Bosco Junior College
Gunadala – 520 004
Vijayawada.
Tel : (0866) 245 03 86
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4. IMMACULATE DEGREE COLLEGE, KANCHIKACHERLA

Bishop Joseph Thumma laid the foundation of Immaculate Junior College for girls on 14.07.1995. REV. Fr. Thanam Marreddy has taken a great effort to construct the new college buildings. Sr. Fatima Mary, FIHM is the first principal of the college. Courses offered in the college are: M.P.C. (E.M& T.M.). From the year 1999, the college has been affiliated to Nagarjuna University for degree courses. It offers B.Sc., M.P. Computers, B.Com. C.E. Computers and B.Sc. (Tel Med).

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Immaculate Junior College
Kanchikacherla – 521 180
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08678) 27 40 69

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5. J.M.J. JUNIOR COLLEGE FOR GIRLS, JYOTHINAGAR
Bishop Most Rev. Joseph Thumma invited the J.M.J society to start a college for girls and generously offered 5 acres of land and financial assistance for the maintenance of the college in the initial years. Most Rev. Joseph Thumma on the occasion of His Episcopal Silver Jubilee on 30th July 1994 laid the foundation stone. The initial strength was 84, gradually the strength increased up to 350. In the first few years classes were conducted in Jyothi High School. Then two-story building was constructed for college and Hostel with all the facilities and building was blessed by Most Rev. Marampudi Joji and opened by Sr. Pauline Joseph Yeruva, then Provincial Superior on 17th August 1988. Catholics, socially and economically deprived students got priority at the time of admission.

Correspondent : Sr. Gnanamma
Principal : Sr. Anthonamma P
JMJ Jr. College for Girls
Appanaveedu – 521 105
Hanuman Junction, Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08656) 24 22 45
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6. LITTLE FLOWER BJUNIOR COLLEGE, MYLAVARAM (1997)

Little flower Junior College is managed by the sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzaga. They started the college in 01.07.1997 at the request of Bishop Joseph Thumma. The junior college is recognized by the state government. Love and service is the motto of the college and it aims at the all-round personality development of the rural and deprived children.

Correspondent : Sr. Antony Maria Jhansi
Principal : Sr. Antony Maria Jhansi
Little Flower Junior College
Shanthi Nagar
Mylavaram – 521 230
Tel : (08659) 22 22 84
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7. MARIA NIVAS JUNIOR COLLEGE, NANDIGAMA

Maria Nivas Junior college for girls was opened in July 1994 in response to the request made by the Bishop of Vijayawada Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma and to provide opportunity for higher education to the girls of the locality as there were no English medium colleges around. The college offers 3 groups MPC, BIPC and HEC recognized by the board of intermediate examination, Hyderabad. The aim of the college is to produce in a Salesian atmosphere integrally formed women leaders who will be agents of social transformation for a better tomorrow in today’s India.

Correspondent : Sr. Valiaparambil Mary
Principal : Sr. Bridget Jacob
Maria Nivas Junior College
Nandigama – 521 185
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08678) 27 62 83
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8. MARIS STELLA COLLEGE, VIJAYAWADA (1962)

Maris Stella College was opened on 16th July, 1962 with the primary objectives of providing higher education for women in a Christian atmosphere, especially for Christian students. The college started with 200 students. The founding missionaries, sisters Anne Marie Daly, St. Nora Edwards, Sr. Patricia Castelino and St. Teresita plycarpose,came from Stella Maris college, madras and started Maris Stella college at Vijayawada. The college as we see it today speaks volume about the tremendous cooperation of the people and the church authorities in Vijayawada. The founding principal is Sr. Anne Marise Daly. She was succeeded by Sr. Teresita Polycarpose, Sr. Jeyam Subramaniam, Sr. Cecilia Reddem. Maris Stella was the first women’s college in Vijayawada. Initially the college started with science and humanities subjects both at P.U.C. and degree level. B. Sc Computer Science and B. Sc. Electronics with Mathematics and Physics as common Subjects – provided greater opportunities to students to study more relevant subjects. New Vocational Courses – Tourism and Travel Management in B.A. and Tax Procedures and Practices in B. Com were also started in 1995. In the year 1999 BCA was started. Maris Stella launched two Post-graduate courses – M.A. Economics and M.A. English from 1992 onwards and two more courses – M. Sc Mathematics, and M.Com were added to the PG department in the year 2003. Two professional courses – MBA and MCA were started during the academic years 2004 and 2008 respectively. These courses can be of benefit to the considerable number of women entrepreneurs and IT professionals in the areas to hone their skills to compete in a global market.

Value-education for all students in general and Christian faith education for Catholic students find a regular place in the time-table. The college has completed the process of sled study prescribed by University Grants Commission and accredited by the NAAC, Bangalore with four stars. For Maris Stella, a College that has been rendering self less service to the cause of women’s education in Vijayawada for more than four decades, this academic year is a momentous one. In June 2003, the college was granted Autonomy by the University Grants Commission. It was one of the first colleges in Andhra Pradesh to seek accreditation from NAAC. The college with ‘Potential for Excellence in 2006’ by the University Grants Commission and received 100 Lakhs grant. The college was awarded as the ‘Best Eco-friendly’ college for the year 2007-08 by the Acharya Nagarjuna University.

Correspondent : Sr. Sybil Cordeiro
Principal : Dr. Sr. P. Japmalai
Maris Stella College
Vijayawada – 520 008
College Tel : (0866) 247 23 32
Residence Tel : (0866) 247 02 33
Fax : (0866) 247 91 81
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9. ST.ANN’S JUNIOR COLLEGE, NUZVID

St. Ann’s Junior college was established in the year 1994 under co-education. Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma (late) laid foundation stone for the college. Sr. Gnana Sundari was the first principle & correspondents of this college. It was started with 200 students and 13 staff members and imparts education in both English & Telugu mediums
Correspondent : Sr.
Principal : Sr.
St.Ann’s Junior College
Nuzvid, 521 201 Krishna Dt.
College Tel : (08656) 23 3319
Residence Tel : (08656) 23 26 10
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10. ST. ANN’S COLLEGE OF NURSING

St. Ann’s College of Nursing, Vijayawada started in the year 2003 with 50 students’ intake per year

Name & address of the school: St. Ann’s College of Nursing
St. Ann’s Hospital
Vijayawada – 520002
Tel: (0866) 2487 884

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Principal : Sr. Florence
Staff : 19
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Lay Catholics : 09
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Students : 196
Catholics : 117
Christians : 52 + 27

(B. HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOLS)

1. ATKINSON HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, VIJAYAWADA (1899) AIBS

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Atkinson Higher Secondary School
Vijayawada – 520 001
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 256 57 90

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2. MADONNA HIGH SCHOOL & Jr. COLLEGE OF THE DEAF, GUNADALA

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Madonna High School & Jr. College of the Deaf
Gunadala, Vijayawada – 520 004
Tel : (0866) 245 04 16
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3. ST. JOHN’S HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, GANNAVARAM (1969) (CBSE)

St. John’s Higher Secondary School, Gannavaram, was started in July, 1969 with the initiative taken by Dr. C.L. Rayudu in inviting the Monfort Brothers and helping Brothers Felix and Julian and Late Brothers Vincent and Stanislaus set up the institution. The enthusiasm and support of the local people behind establishing the school is praise-worthy and the dream came true with the inauguration of V. S. St. John’s Higher Secondary School, on 10th July, 1969. The aid from ‘Misereor’, the German Catholic Church Organization was instrumental in the construction of the first phase of well planned majestic buildings. A spacious hostel building also came up simultaneously. Because of the name it earned it obtained permanent affiliation to the Ventral Board of Secondary Education in May 1978. Sensing the unhealthy and unreasonable competition and only academics being given only value in the Higher Secondary stage all around, it was decided to start Junior College.
The aim of the school is to give a sound moral, intellectual, social and physical education to boys and girls so as to mould not only good and useful citizens but men and women of high principles, culture and refinement. A hostel is attached to the school for the benefit of students coming from distant places. Buses are provided for the students coming from nearby places.The school prepares children for the AISSE of the All India Higher Secondary Education, New Delhi. The school is permanently affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Correspondent : Bro.
Headmistress : Bro
St. John’s Higher Secondary School
Gannavaram – 521 101
Krishna Dt.
School Tel : (0866) 251 23 79
Residence Tel : (0866) 251 22 59
Hostel Tel : (0866) 251 23 79
E-mail : stjohnsgvm@rediffmail.com
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(C. HIGH SCHOOLS)

1. ALL SAINTS E. M. HIGH SCHOOL, CHILLAKALLU

Correspondent : Fr. Vijaya Kumar Katam
Headmistress : Sr. Mariamma
All Saints English Medium High School
Wyra Road,
Chillakallu (P.O) 521 178, Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08654) 22 32 15
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2. AMALI ENGLISH MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, SATYANARAYANAPURAM (1973)

Amali English Medium high School started in 1973 by a Catholic Educationist, Mr. Arul Ratnam, is managed by Catholic Diocese of Vijayawada from 1991. The J. M. J. Sisters of Guntur Province have undertaken to assist the Diocese in running the school. Rt. Rev. Bishop M. Joji was its first Correspondent, and Fr. M. L. Philip S. J. was the Headmaster. Sr. Emily and Sr. Sundari J. M. J. were the Pioneers.
Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Amali English Medium High School
Mutyalampadu
Satyanarayanapuram
Vijayawada – 520 011
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 253 26 99
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3. ASSISI ENGLISH MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL , PAMARRU (1980)

It was started in the year 1980 with a number of 100 students. It was named as Assisi English Medium School after the patronage of St. Francis of Assisi.
Correspondent : Sr. Ancy Joseph
Headmistress : Sr. Ann Baby
Assisi English Medium High School
Pamarru – 521157
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08674) 253335 & 255179
Staff : 42 Students : 1063
Religious : 07 Catholics : 249
Lay Catholics : 16
Lay non- Catholics : 03

4. ATKINSON HIGH SCHOOL, GOLLAPUDI

Correspondent : Sr. Graziana
Headmistress : Sr.Joyce James
Atkinson High School
(Near Iron Market)
Gollapudi – 521 225
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 241 31 75, 241 29 33
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5. BISHOP GRASSI HIGH SCHOOL, GUNADALA (1948)

Bishop Grassi High School has its origin in 1923. Mgsr. H. Pezzoni PIME, who was then the parish priest of Vijayawada, acquired a plot of 23 acres from the Government. In 1924, Fr. Arlati PIME cleared the ground and dug a well for the school and orphanage. The school was upgraded to VII Standard with Sri. Gnananandam as HM. G. Arosio PIME started RCM Higher Grade Training School with the appointment of Fr. P.F. Andrade MA. Lit. as HM in 1947. He worked hard with priestly dedication and earned prestige for the new high school. In 1952 Fr. Redaelli PIME took up the reins of Gunadala Educational Institutions. Sri Chivukula Krishnaiah was the HM and he was succeeded by Sri. N. Marion Antony. In the meantime, following the death of Fr. Andrade in 1954, Sri. V. Joseph was appointed as HM of the School. During his tenure was the bifurcation of Elementary and Secondary schools in 1960. Sri. Mario HM, and the staff of the secondary school was absorbed into High School. Fr. Redaelli left for Italy 1967, and Fr. Joseph Moothedam PIME succeeded him as the manager – Correspondent, followed by Fr. Calderaro PIME in 1969. He initiated the teachers’ co – operative bank which still exists. From 1973 to 1978, Msgr. Jacob Kanjirathinkal was the Correspondent. During his period the first floor of the school building was extended and a new Hostel building for the Boys, cycle stand- shed and dining hall were built. In 1978, Fr. Joseph Kalloparambil took over and in 1981, Fr. George Puthenpura PIME, the only HM & Correspondent of the school succeeded him. He built the western compound wall. In 1989 Msgr. Jacob Kanjirathinkal returned as the correspondent, a post he held till 12th July, 1997. We have a local priest, Fr. Eleti William Jaya Raju, in the ancient chair of Correspondent. The newly constructed Toilets were built by Fr. Eleti William Jaya Raju.
Correspondent : Fr. Joseph Vempeny
Headmaster : Mr. V.M.J. Balaswamy
Bishop Grassi High School
Gunadala, Vijayawada – 520 004
Tel : (0866) 245 02 14
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6. B. J. T. Tel. Med. HIGH SCHOOL, KEESARA

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B.J.T. Tel. Med. High School
Keesara, Gandapalli Post
NANDIGAMA T.Q.
Krishna Dt. 521 185
Tel : (08678) 28 84 84
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7. CHRIST THE KING E.M. SCHOOL, CHRISTURAJPUAM (1994)

The Christ the King E. M. School was Established in the year 1994 and it was granted Recognition in 1998 while Msgr. Jacob Kanjirathinkal, was correspondent, and High School Recognition was granted in 2006 while Rev. Fr .P. D. Dath was correspondent.

Correspondent : Fr. Louis Raju M
Principal : Sr.
Christ the King E.M. School
Christurajapuram,
Vijayawada – 520 008
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 247 14 21, 247 14 31

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8. DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL, GUNTUPALLI (1985)

This institution was started in the year 1985 Fr. Emprayil Mathew who was the pioneer as well as the founder, toiled hard for its proper upbringing from LKG to Class X. The school had its first batch of Class X in the year 1994-95. In 1991 he was chosen as the Economer of the new province of Hyderabad, and his place was taken by Fr. Kalloomparampil Joseph. He was here till the first batch of SSC students appeared for the Public Examination in 1995. Fr. Kudiyirippil James took charge as the head of the institution since 1995. In 1998 Fr. Vettathukandathil Philip took charge as the Principal of this institution.
In 1991 the institution also began its new venture- ‘apostolic school’ for ‘vocations’ for the Salesians congregation, as part of the class VIII, IX & X. Fr. Medabalamy Balaswamy was the first Rector of the institution. After 10 years of its existence, the residence, the residence building of the apostolic school was left vacant. In 2007 the residence building was converted into a paid hostel for the students of Don Bosco E. M. High School. The school is celebrating its Silver Jubilee.

Correspondent : Fr.
Principal : Fr
Don Bosco High School
Guntupally – 521 241
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 288 24 63

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9. DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS, NANDIGAMA (1930)

The RCM School which was later on named as Don Bsco High School (Boys), was established on 20.01.1930 by Rev. Fr. Deodato Desenzani, PIME, as a Primary School “with 30 poor children and a staff of 2”. Mgr. Ambrose De Battista succeeded him and developed the institution further. It was upgraded to High School from 03.07.1967 by Rev. Fr. C.J. Thomas. But it was Rev. Fr. Paul Arlati who named it as Don Bosco High School, Mr. Bathula Mariadas Jermiah has been the regular Head Master of the High School form 01.07.1976, which hitherto had only interim Head Masters.

For several years it remained only a High School for boys. But the then Bishop Msgr. Joseph Thumma had an intention to establish a school for girls as well. To realize this, a section for girls was opened in VIII Class. After 3 years, when the girls’ sections increased from VIII to X , it was bifurcated as Don Bosco High School (Boys) and Don Bosco High School (Girls) on 01.10.1988. Ever since, the administrative responsibility of the Don Bosco High School (Girls) was entrusted to the Sisters of St. Anne (Catechist). The Maria Nivas English Medium School which is presently run by the Salesian Sisters at Siluvagiri was originally started on 20.06.1988 in one Of the rooms of our Don Bosco High School (Boys) by Rev. Fr. Eleti William Jaya Raju and Mr. B. Mariadas. Later on it was handed over to the present possessor.
Correspondent : Fr. Polimetla Joachim
Headmaster : Mr. Hanumantha Rao
Don Bosco High School for Boys
NANDIGAMA – 521 185
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08678) 275 488

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10. DON BOSCO HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, NANDIGAMA (1930)

It was established in 1932 to educate the children. Most Rev. Joseph Thumma, Bishop of Vijayawada handed over the school to the congregation in 1978. The school was shifted to the present place in 1987 and was upgraded into a high school in 1988, when Sr. Marianna was the superior and Headmistress of the school. Now it is a full pledged High School for Girls.
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Headmistress : Sr.
Don Bosco Girls High School
NANDIGAMA – 521 185
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08678) 27 54 70
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11. FR. BIANCHI HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, GUDIVADA (1958)

Fr. Edward Mirinda PIME parish priest of Gudivada, had started and elementay school (Telugu Medium). On 1- 7- 1968, the management of the school was handed over to the Nirmala Sisters. Sr. Lorenza Mannala was the first correspondent and headmistress of the school. In 1969, a pre- fabricated shed was erected, financed by the congregation of (M. S. I.). A second shed was put up, aided by the Holy Childhood Association of Germany. Permanent buildings for High School and Boarding Home were named after Msgr. Angelo Bianchi PIME who had pioneered many of the Catholic Institutions including the institutions at Gudivada.
Correspondent : Sr. Lorenza Mannala
Headmistress : Sr. Lorenza Mannala
Fr. Bianchi High School for Girls
Gudivada 521 301
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08674) 245704

Staff : 16 Students: 495
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12. . HOLY CROSS ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, ATAPAKA
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Principal : Sr.
Holy Cross English Medium School
Atapaka, P.O. Kaikaluru – 521 133
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08677) 22 42 83
Email : klrursuline@sancharnet.in

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13. . HOLY CROSS ENGLISH MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, GUDIVADA
Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod, were invited by Most Rev. Bishop Joseph Thumma to start an English medium school and thus to offer better educational facilities to the children of Gudivada and surrounding villages. Accordingly in the year 1992 the school was established and the sisters, Sr. Cynthia Noronha as the first principal and correspondent of school came from Tiruchrapalli and started their life in a rented house near the parish. Within an year the sisters were able to complete the convent building and the nursery school in the present campus adjacent to the parish house. For which purpose the diocese of Vijayawada allotted an acre and twenty cent land where the sisters have built the convent and the present school. All the catholic children are given concession in their school and 10 children are given free education, among them seven are in their boarding as faith formation children. Sisters take catechism in the school as well as in the parish on Sundays and prepare them for first communion etc.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
The Holy Cross English Medium School
Gudivada – 521 301
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08674) 24 30 64

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14. HOLY CROSS INTEGRATED SCHOOL, KAMBHAMPADU (1990)

The Integrated School at Kambhampadu started in the year 1990. Now it has reached up to class 10th. The integration of both displaced and normal children has a great advantage. There is a lot of give and take attitude. We have a hostel for disabled girls and poor children of our locality, mostly Catholic children. We not only give education but all round formation. Especially the disabled children come to us initially unable to walk. After the treatment and medical care they are able to walk. We have small conational training centre for the disabled girls.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Holy Cross Integrated School (U.P) (T.M.)
Kambampadu – 521 227
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08673) 27 32 16
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17. HOLY SPIRIT ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, KUCHIPUDI (1993)

Holy Spirit E.M. School started with L.K.G with 12 students in a shed and it gradually developed up to 700 students.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Holy Spirit English Medium School
Movva – 521 136
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08671) 25 28 67

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15. JYOTHI GIRLS AIDED HIGH SCHOOL, JYOTHINAGAR, H. JUNCTION (1973)
Hanuman Junction is fast developing little town with many poor villages around. The little town is rather commercial in nature but most of the populations in the villages around are ignorant, illiterate and economically average. Seeing the need for Education, started Jyothi Elementary school was started in the year 1973 seeing the needs of the people around and it was upgraded in to High school in the year 1982. Jyothi Orphanage was blessed and opened by Most. Rev. Dr. Joseph Thumma on 26th March 1983 and had government approval and received Grand in Aid in 1985. On the request of the parents and the need of the locality we have started English Medium School in the year 1987 with nursery, which gradually developed up to X standard.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Jyothi Girls High School
Appanaveedu
Hanuman Junction – 521 105
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08656) 24 20 51, 24 38 27

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16. LITTLE FLOWER HIGH SCHOOL, MYLAVARAM (1979)
Little Flower High School Mylavaram is a Minority Catholic Institution and it was established in June 1979 by the Franciscan sisters of St. Aloysius Gonzague, whose founder was Fr. Michael Ansaldo SJ. The school was set up under the guidance of Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma, the former Bishop of the Diocese of Vijayawada, with Rev. Sr. Josephine as its first Headmistress. The aim of this school has been to impart quality education to the underprivileged children of Mylavaram and the neighbouring villages. It is meant primarily for the catholic minority community but is open to all irrespective of caste and creed. As a minority institution it reserves for itself its inherent and constitutionally guaranteed right of management and administration. The school is co-educational and recognized by the Education Development of the Government of A.P. Till 1986 this school functioned as an upper primary school with eight standards and in 1989 it was upgraded to a high school.
Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Little Flower English Medium High School
Shanthinagar
Mylavaram – 521 230
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08659) 22 22 84

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17. MADONNA HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, CARMELNAGAR (1985)

Correspondent : Sr. Elizabeth Rani
Headmistress : Sr. Elizabeth Rani
Madonna High School for the Deaf
Carmel Nagar
Gunadala, Vijayawada – 520 004
Tel: (0866) 245 04 16

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18. MARIA NIVAS HIGH SCHOOL, SILUVAGIRI
Maria Nivas English Medium School was started in 1990. As the children were inadequately sheltered, it was found necessary to put up the 1st floor on the Girls’ Welfare Centre to be temporarily used, till the School building was put up. It was blessed on 31st January 1991. The ground floor of the main School building was put up in 1993 and was blessed on 23.03.1993 by Most Rev. Joseph Thumma, D. D. The 1st floor was built in 1995. The 2nd floor was put up this year 2009 and it was blessed on 23rd November by our Parish Priest Rev. Fr. Polisetti Jaya Raj. The School has classes from L.K.G. to STD. X and follows the State Syllabus.

Correspondent : Sr. Valiaparambil Mary
Headmistress : Sr. Mary Geetha Mathew
Maria Nivas High School
Siluvagiri, Nandigama – 521185, Krishna Dt.
Tel: (08678) 27 78 13

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19. NIRMALA HIGH SCHOOL, MACHILIPATNAM (1966)

Nirmala High School was started at the request of Most Rev. Ambrose De Battista, the then Bishop of Vijayawada and the appeal of Fr. Venturin PIME parish priest of Machilipatnam to run the Parish Telugu medium School. Thus our presence at Machilipatnam was begun on 12-06-1965, with Sr. Roberta Azhakathel as the headmistress of the Parish School. Later the objective was changed because of the request of the people, and we were asked to start an English Medium School of our own in the parish premises. On 05-07-1966, we began our school, with Sr. Daisy Athickal as its first Head Mistress. Due to the pressure of the public, the then Collector alienated land for the School and it was shifted to the present site in the year 1973. Srs. Nazarena Karimaruthumkal, Rosilla Velamparambil, Cecily Kandathinkara, Josy D’Souza and now Jesintha Madda are the successive head mistresses. The school has classes from Kindergarten to X and it follows the State Syllabus. Departmental recognition was accorded for classes I to VI in 1973 and the first batch of X Class students took their examinations in March, 1978. It is a private minority and unaided institution.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Nirmala High School
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08672) 22 27 23

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20. NIRMALA HIGH SCHOOL, VIJAYAWADA (1963)

Nirmala School came into existence as late Bishop Msgr. Ambrose De Battista invited the NIRMALA SISTERS to start an English Medium School due to the repeated request of the people of Vijayawada for a school in their locality. On 8th July, 1963 the school had its humble birth in an abandoned cattle shed, donated by one of the local benefactors. It started functioning with 196 students on its rolls from K. G. to Class III. In August 1964 the school was shifted to present site. Mother Clara Bellotti – the founder of the school and Sr. Rose Berette the Pioneer superior have rendered yeoman service for rthe development of the school. Sr. Adeline nurtured this tiny school for h first 2 years. Then Sr. Lorenza Mannala ably guided the school from 1965 to 1968 as its first mistress. Nirmala school enjoys permanent recognition for classes I to X from 1980 itself. It is unaided and follows the state syllabus. Co- education is fostered in the school keeping the ratio of boys and girls 1:2. In order to help the less fortunate children of our neighbourhood who do not go to school, education in Telugu is given since 1993 – 94, by conducting classes I to V in the Portals of the K. G. sections of Nirmala from 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Correspondent : Sr. Cicily Kandathinkara
Headmistress : Sr. Biji Philip Koonamparayil
Nirmala High School
Vijayawada – 520 010
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 247 22 09

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21. N. ST. MATHEW’S PUBLIC SCHOOL (1973)

This school was founded in 1973 and run in a few huts entered the R.C.C buildings shortly later. What began as a humble attempt with one section from each class, it has transformed into an achievement and the 5th additional section to LKG to IV Classes was added by 2009. Bro. Julian who initiated the starting of this institution is the pioneer behind. Rev. Bor. Mathew was the first principle. This school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi and prepares students for the All India Secondary school examination through the medium of English. It’s co-educational school. The motto of the school is “Towards a better World”.

Correspondent : Bro. Pratap Reddy
Principal : Bro. Pratap Reddy
N. St. Mathew’s Public School
Patamata, Vijayawada – 520 010
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 247 65 19
Res: 247 65 05

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22. R. C. M. HIGH SCHOOL, MACHILIPATNAM

Correspondent : Fr.
Headmistress : Sr.
R. C. M. High School
Catholic Church
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt.
Tel:

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23. . R.C.M. HIGH SCHOOL, PAYAKAPURAM

RCM Elementary School at Payakapuram was started in the year 1950. Later it was upgraded to the high school. On 11th march 2003 the foundation stone for the RCM High school was laid by Mother Mary Ignatius Loyola and blessed by Rev. Fr. Joseph Karachera, the parish priest. The school aims at imparting knowledge to the young girls irrespective of all the communities in and around Payakapuram.

Correspondent : Sr. P Josephine
Headmistress : Sr. Y Sundaramma
R.C.M. High School
Joseph’s Nagar
Nunna Road, Vijayawada
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 208 53 00

Staff : 07 Students : 174
Religious : 01 Catholics : 12
Lay Catholics : —
Non-Catholics ; 04

24. R. C. M. HIGH SCHOOL, PEZZONIPET, VIJAYAWADA (1985)

RCM UP School was upgraded into High School in the year 1985 by the Salesians of Don Bosco by constructing a three storied building. It is a Telugu Medium School from 1 to X classes.

Correspondent : Fr. K. Rajanna, SDB
Headmistress : Mrs. D. Mary Ratnamma
RCM Elementary School
Pezzonipeta – 520 003
Tel : (0866) 257 44 98
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25. . R.C.M. HIGH SCHOOL, UPPULURU
Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
R.C.M. High School
Catholic Church
Uppuluru – 521 151
Krishna Dt.

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26. SACRED HEART ENG. MED. SCHOOL, VENTRAPRAGADA (1996)
At the request of the surrounding villages of Ventrapragada the Late Bishop Joseph Thumma took the initiative of starting an English Medium School at Ventrapragada. The foundation of the School was laid on 09-06-1996 by Bishop Joseph Thumma. He entrusted the construction work to Rev. Fr. Cherian the Parish Priest of Gudivada, and handed over the administration of the school to MS MHC Sisters. At the impetus request of the people the incomplete institution was blessed and inaugurated on 14-06-1997 by Rev. Fr. Noel, the Pro Vicar General of Vijayawada, for almost a year Rev. Fr. Cherian was the correspondent, he was succeeded by Rev. Fr. Muvvala Prasad. On 16th June 1999 the diocese of Vijayawada handed over the school to the sisters to work independently.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Sacred heart E.M. School
Ventrapragada, Gudivada, Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08674) 25 92 30
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27. SACRED HEART ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, ARUGOLANU
Sacred Heart English Medium High School at Arugolanu was Inaugurated on 11th December 1998 by Mother General Rev. Sr. Generosa Peddis and Blessed by His Excellency Bishop Prakash Marampudi Joji.
Correspondent : Sr. Rosy
Headmistress : Sr. Stella
Sacred Heart English Medium School
Arugolanu – 521 106
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08674) 28 82 50

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28. SAHAYAMATHA ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, MUDINEPALLI

Sahayamatha English Medium School was established in the year 1995 in response to the request made by late Bishop Most Rev. Joseph Thumma to provide an opportunity for the rural children to get better education. It is managed by the Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (SABS). In keeping with the vision of our Founder Bishop Thomas Kurialachery, education remains as one of the most significant areas of our school is to educate the children of this rural area physically, socially, intellectually and morally to equip them to meet the challenges of today’s world. This school is recognized by the A. P. government. New extension block was built in year 2009.

Correspondent : Sr. Headmistress : Sr.
Sahayamatha English Medium School
Mudinepalli – 521 325
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08674) 26 32 92

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29. SAN JOSE ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, GAMPALAGUDEM
In the year 1987 our society resolved to establish a new school at Gampalagudem by the name and style San Jose E.M. School. Our motto and the primary objective of the school is all-round development of its children based of moral, physical and social level according to Roman Catholic faith.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
San Jose English medium School
Gampalagudem, Thottamoola
Krishna Dt. – 521 403
Tel : (08673) 27 42 51

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30. S.F.S. ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, AGIRIPALLI

Correspondent : Fr.
Head mistress : Sr.
SFS English Medium School
Agiripally – 521 211
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08656) 22 42 09
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31. ST. ANN’S HIGH SCHOOL, AJITHSINGHNAGAR (1988)

St. Ann’s school is a Roman Catholic Institution, established and administered by the sisters of St. Ann’s Society Vijayawada. Late Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma, Bishop of Vijayawada, inaugurated the school on June 21, 1988. The school encourages personal responsibility, healthy completion and leadership because it aims at good discipline rather than strict discipline.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Ann’s High School
Ajithsinghnagar, Vijayawada – 521 015
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (0866) 240 08 84

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32. ST. ANN’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, AVANIGADDA (2000)
Realizing the necessity of the English medium school in and around Avanigadda, for there is no English Medium missionary school around three mandals: Koduru, Avanigadda and Challapalli we have opened St. Ann’s Convent and English Medium School. On the request of people and the Bishop of Vijayawada, the then provincial Sr. Mariatta accepted to begin the school with 10 students on 12th June 2000.
Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Ann’s English Medium School
Avanigadda– 521 123
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08671) 27 30 62
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33. ST. ANN’S HIGH SCHOOL, GUNTUPALLI

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Ann’s High School
Guntupalli – 521 241
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 283 20 16

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34. ST. ANN’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, NUZVID

Correspondent : Sr. Jaya Paul. B
Headmistress : Sr. Jaya Paul. B
St . Ann’s Telugu Medium School
Nuzvid – 521 201
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08656) 233400

Staff : 42 Students : 1032
Religious : 02 Catholics : 287
Lay Catholics : 19
Lay non- Catholics : 03

35. ST. ANN’S TELUGU MEDIUM SCHOOL, NUZVID

Correspondent : Sr. Jaya Paul. B
Headmistress : Sr. G. Pushpa
St. Ann’s Telugu Medium School
Nuzvid – 521 201
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08656) 233400

Staff : 11 Students : 379
Religious : 01 Catholics : 83
Lay Catholics : 03
Lay non- Catholics : 04

36. ST. ANTHONY’S R. C. M. HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, VIJAYAWADA

It was founded in 1985 as a Boarding home school. Sr. Massima was its first Headmistress. When the school secured cent percent result in E. S. L. C. examination in 1929, they opened higher grade training school in 1931 and in 1962 E. S. L. C. was converted into High School.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Anthony’s RCM High School for Girls
R.R. Apparao street, Tarapet
Vijayawada – 520001
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (0866) 256 18 48

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37. ST. BENEDICT’S R.C.M ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL KOTHURU-THADEPALLI (1998)
St. Benedict’s School was started in 1998 by the Sylvestrine-Benedictines, Jakkampudi. The school was opened on 11thJuly 1998. The school follows the state syllabus. Recently the school has obtained the state government’s recognition till class X.

Correspondent : Fr.
Headmaster : Fr.
St. Benedict’s School
Kothur Thadepally P.O. Ben Nagar
Krishna Dt. – 520 012
Tel : (0866) 281 25 69
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38. ST. FRANCIS ENG. MED. HIGH SCHOOL, MACHILIPATNAM (1979) (I.C.S.E)

St. Francis English Medium High School was established in 1980. It was the brainchild of Rev. Fr. Mathew Kalpakacherry the then Deputy General Manager of RCM Schools, Krishna. The school had taken shape under the great patronage and with the blessings of His Lordship Bishop Joseph Thumma RIP. It enjoyed the honour of guidance from the efficient correspondents Rev. Frs. Johannes Gorantla (now Bishop of Kurnool), Paul Peter and P.J. Stephen. But it reached the zenith of its growth under the able direction of Rev. Fr. P.J. Stephen, the correspondent of the School and the Deputy General Manager of RCM Schools, Krishna.
The School is affiliated to I.C.S.E., New Delhi, since 1989. It is one of the best schools in Machilipatnam town securing 100% results every year in the I.C.S.E. Examinations. One of our boys set a national Record in mathematics in 1997 securing highest marks in I.C.S.E. examinations. The profoundly decided principles of the schools who have rendered yeomen services and contributed greatly for its growth down through the years are Mrs. Gayathri, Mrs. Chinnakutty, Rev. Sr. Elsamma and Rev. Sr. Rosa presently Rev. Sr. Lilly occupies the seat of the principle. The new correspondent, Fr. Mandadi Prasad, had taken the charge of office on 28th August 1999. We are ever grateful to the Divine Providence that had always lead the institute through the victory lanes of its journey.

Correspondent : Fr. G. Michael
Headmistress : Sr. shiny Thomas
St. Francis Eng. Med. School
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08672) 250742, 251742

Staff : 67 Students : 1406
Religious : 05 Catholics : 99 Lay Catholics : 11
Lay non- Catholics : 14 + 39

39. ST. FRANCIS TEL. MED. HIGH SCHOOL, MACHILIPATNAM (1969)

St. Francis High School (Aided ) was established on 1st Nov 1969 in the regime of the late Bishop Msgr. Ambrose De Battista, PIME and Rev. Fr. Kavalam Francis, after whose patron the school was named, was the first correspondent of the school. It had humble beginnings with 5 single sections from classes I to V. It is very proud that it had great men of God as its correspondent. Nonetheless, it is due to the dynamic personality of Fr. Mathew Kalpakachery the man of great vision and dedication to duty the DGM of RCM schools and correspondent, that the school had widened its horizons and progresses it in all spheres. Soon the school spread to 15 sections brimming with ………………students.
The school has bagged rolling shield for many a time for standing first in Machilipatnam town with highest percentage of results in the VII & X examinations. Sports and games to take the pride of place in co curricular activities. The school also boasts of giving a Bishop its former Correspondent, Rt. Rev. Gorantla Johannes, to the Church of Andhra.

Correspondent : Fr. G. Michael
Headmaster : Sr. M. Arunakumar
St. Francis Tel. Med. School
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08672) 250181

Staff : 15 Students : 530
Religious : Catholics : 122
Lay Catholics : 11
Lay non- Catholics : 04

40. ST. GEORGE GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL, AVUTAPALLI

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. George’s Girls High School
Avutapalli – 521 286
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08676) 25 92 88
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41. ST. JOSEPH’S GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GUNADALA, VIJAYAWADA (1979)

Standard VI to IX were separated from Upper Primary School and thus the High School has started functioning from 1983. X standard was opened in 1984 and it became full pledged high school from 1984. Till 198 Nirmala Sister, Sr. Alice was the Headmistress and Fr. George was the Correspondent from 1986 the sisters of St. Anne, took charge of the high school.

Correspondent : Sr. Marianna Vatti
Headmistress : Sr. Bala Sundari Golamari
St. George’s Girls High School
Avutapally – 521 286
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08676) 25 92 88
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42. ST. JOSEPH’S ENG. MED. SCHOOL, GUNADALA

Correspondent : Fr. Joseph Vempeny
Headmistress : Sr. Fatima Philo MSI
St. Joseph’s English Medium School
Gunadala, Vijayawada – 520 004
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 245 10 78
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43. ST. LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL, KEESARA

Correspondent : Bro.
Headmistress : Bro.
St. La Salle High School
Gandepalli, Keesara – 521 185
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08678) 28 84 61

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44. ST. MARY’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, KANKIPADU (1987)

St. Mary’s English Medium School was started during the year 1987. The first principal was Sr. Auxielia and she was succeeded by Sr. Telma and Sr. Cicil Jose. Finding the necessity of Education in Kankipadu, His Lordship, Most Rev. Joseph Thumma D.D., started this school by name, St. Mary’s English Medium High School. In the beginning, it was inaugurated with just seven kids on 27th July, 1987 to nurture the kids and to give expression to their hidden but bubbling feelings and talents. It had been started with L.K.G in the presbytery of the Parish, as there was no any school building. The management of the School was given to the Sisters of Destitute, whereas the Correspondent is the Parish Priest. On 26th April, 1988, the then Bishop of Vijayawada, Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma D.D., laid the foundation for the new building behind the Parish Church. With the completion of the first floor of the new building, the school was shifted there from the Presbytery. With the spread of its development and its quality education, it paved way for many more students in and around Kankipadu. It blossomed, flourished and became the Alma Mater for many buds who were today in great positions now. At present the strength of the school is One Thousand five hundred and eighty one.

Correspondent : Fr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Mary’s English Medium School
Kankipadu – 521 151
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 259 23 97

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45. ST. THERESA’S E.M. SCHOOL, KANURU (1999)

Our congregation’s specific role in the external apostolate of the church is Principle Christian education of the youth. Keeping this in mind Bishop Marampudi Joji the then bishop of Vijayawada invited us to start an English Medium School for the benefit of the poor Dalit Christians of Kanuru village and neighbouring places. On 14th June 1999 the school was opened with LKG and UKG classes starting with 80 students in an unfinished building. It is owned and managed by the sisters of the congregation of Teresian Carmelites (CTC). At present the school reached up to Std X (the first batch 2009-2010) with strength of 610 students.

Correspondent : Sr. Joicy
Headmistrees : Sr.Smitha CTC
St. Theresa’s E.M. School
Kanuru
Vijayawada – 520 007
Tel:(0866) 2581196
Staff : 42
Religious : 03
Lay Catholics : 11
Non-Catholics : 15
Students : 756
Catholics : 125

46. ST. THERESA’S ENGLISH AND TELUGU MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, VISANNAPETA (1969)

St. Theresa’s Girls High School, Vissannapeta was established in 1970 at the time of Rev. Sr. Enrichetta as Mother General of the Congregation. The sisters are involved in catechizing and evangelizing the people and educating the children. Most of the students are Christians who are economically backward and down trodden. St. Theresa’s E.M High School, Vissannapeta was established in1999 by Rev. Mother Regina, Sing Reddy, in 2003 the school building was blessed by Bishop Prakash Mallavarapu. It is opened, in order to help the unfortunate children, and it is co-education.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
St. Theresa’s Girls High School
Vissannapeta – 521215
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (08673) 27 22 48

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47. ST. THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL, NUZVID (1984)

St. Thomas High School was started in the year 1983 by Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel Education Society. The late Bishop of Vijayawada Rev. Dr. Joseph Thumma invited the Brothers to start the school for the poor and the marginalized. The Bishop and the priests of the diocese were generous in giving us an 8 acre plot of land and contributed their might in the growth and development of this institution. This year we are celebrating the silver Jubilee of establishing this institution. The school has both the media Telugu and English. And over the years the school is most sought after in the locality.
Principal : Bro.
ST. Thomas High School
Nuzvid – 521 201
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08656) 23 23 70, 23 32 93

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48. ST. VINCENT PALLOTTI ENG. MED. SCHOOL, KONKEPUDI (1999)

St. Vincent Pallotti School at Konkepudi is being run by the Society of the Catholic Apostolate, known as Pallottines. It was established by Fr. Thomas Kursappan in the year 1999, who was then Parish Priest of newly bifurcated Konkepudi Parish from Pedana. The first block of the school was inaugurated by the then Bishop of Vijayawada Rt. Rev. Marampudi Joji. The school was established with the intention of serving the educational needs of the region as there were no proper schools in the area especially to make available English Medium education to the lower strata of the society.

Correspondent : Fr.
Principal : Fr
Address : St. Vincent Pallotti E.M. School
Assisinagar, KONKEPUDI
Pedana – 521 366
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08672) 24 85 90

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49. VIJAYA MARY INTEGRATED SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, GUNADALA

Vijaya Mary integrated school for the Blind was stated in 1987. It was officially inaugurated on 1st July, 1987. In the beginning, it was housed in Pastoral Centre. The school was the brainchild of Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Thumma, the then bishop of Vijayawada. Sr. Leena and Sr. Lilly were the pioneers. Through the dedication and hard work of the past heads of the institutions it has developed as a high school and special school.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Vijaya Mary integrated school for the Blind
Gunadala, Vijayawada – 520004
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (0866) 245 05 81
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50. VIJAYARANI ENGLISH MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, KANCHIKACHERLA (1971)

Vijaya Rani English Medium School was started on 12.06.1977. Sr. Dominitia Mary was the first Headmistress and Correspondent of this Institution. Sr. S. Regina Mary, Sr. Prema Maria Gorretti, Sr. Gordiana Mary, Sr. Arul Mary, Sr. Arputha Mary, Sr. S. Regina Mary, Sr. Modesta Mary, Sr. Fathima Mary, Sr. Nirmala, Sr. Sheela are the former Heads of the Institution.

Correspondent : Fr.
Headmistress : Sr.
Vijaya Rani High school
Kanchikacherla – 521180
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (08678) 27 44 06

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(D) UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOLS

1. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL AVANIGADDA (KOTAGIRILANKA) (1908)

The school was founded in 1908 as an Elementary School and was recognized permanently in Dis. No. 840/K/1908 of the D.E.O. Krishna, on 15.09.1908. The school was upgraded into an Upper Primary School 1983 by Rev. Fr. Chacko Thottakara.

Correspondent:
Headmistress: Sr.
R.C.M. Upper Primary School
Kotagirilanka,
Avanigadda – 521 123,
Krishna DT
Tel: (08671) 27 22 25

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2. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, CHATRAI (1951)

The school was established due to the interest and encouragement of Rt. Rev. Joseph Thumma, Bishop of Vijayawada and Sr. Celestine Gali. The three superior General of the congregation readily agreed to the Bishop’s Proposal to start the present institution. The primary school which was function form 1951 under the management of Diocese was handed over to the sister in 1983.

Correspondent : Sr.
Headmistress : Sr.
RCM Elementary School, Chatrai Mandal
Chatrai – 521 214
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08673) 25 72 46

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3. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL CHRISTURAJUPURAM

Correspondent : Sr. T. Monicamma
Headmistress : Sr. N. Gabrielamma
R.C.M. Upper School
Christurajupuram, Vijayawada -520 008
Krishna DT
Tel: (0866) 2473922
Staff : 10 Students : 266 Catholics : 35
Religious : 02
Lay Catholics : 04
Non Catholics : 04

4. CHRIST THE KING E.M. SCHOOL CHRISTURAJUPURAM

Correspondent:
Headmistress: Sr.
Christ the King E.M. School
Christurajupuram,
Vijayawada 520 008
Krishna DT
Tel: ()
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5. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, JAGGAYYAPETA (1956)

The R.C.M. School was established in 1956 and was granted recognition in 1961. The Primary School was upgraded to an Upper Primary School in 1983. Class VII opened in 1984. Sr. Stanislaus took charge as headmistress in 1980 when the school was under the Diocese. She continued up to 1984 June. Sr. Mary Stephen took charge of the school as headmistress in 1984 June. The school has got permanent recognition in 1993.

Correspondent:
Headmistress: Sr.
R.C.M. Upper Primary School
Jaggayyapeta – 521 175
Krishna DT
Tel: (08654) 22 20 23

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6. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, KONDAPALLI

The School was established around 1933. Pioneers were Fr. Negri an Italian father. In 1985 the school was given to St.Ann’s Luzern and Sr. Stanislaus was appointed H.M. of the school. On 01.11.1993 the management of the school was transferred to the St.Ann’s Educational society, Vijayawada.

Correspondent : Sr. Angeline
Headmistress : Sr. R. Annapurna
R.C.M. Upper Primary School
Kondapalli-521 228
Krishna DT
Tel: (0866) 2871320
Staff : 06 Students : 420
Catholics : 53
Religious : 01
Lay Catholics : 05
Non Catholics :

7. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL NAWABUPETA (1925)

The school was established in the year 1925 and was managed by the diocese. In the year 1950 it was shifted to the new place and handed over to the Catechist Sisters of ST. Ann. In the beginning it was only an elementary school, later on it was up graded into an upper primary school. The school is meant for both boys and boys.

Correspondent:
Headmistress: Sr.
R.C.M. Upper Primary School
Nawabupeta-521 185
Krishna DT
Tel: (08678) 27 57 31
Staff: Students:
Religious: Catholics:
Lay Catholics:
Non Catholics:

8. R.C.M. UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL PAYAKAPURAM

Correspondent : Sr. Josephin
Headmistress : Sr. Y. Sundaramma
R.C.M. Upper Primary School
St. Joseph’s Nagar,
Payakapuram, Vijayawada-520 013
Krishna DT
Tel: (0866) 2852531
Staff : 08 Students : 174
Catholics : 12
Religious : 01
Lay Catholics :
Non Catholics : 04

9. R C M UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL, RANIGARITHOTA

Correspondent :
Principal :
RCM Upper Primary School
Ranigarithota, Vijayawada – 520 013
Tel: (0866) 247 53 25
Staff: Students:
Religious: Catholics:
Lay Catholics:

(E. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS)

1. JYOTHI ELEMENTARY ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, APPANNAVEDU

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Jyothi Ele Eng. Medium School
Appanaveedu – 521 105
Hanuman Junction. W.G. dist
Tel:
Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

2. JYOTHI ELEMENTARY TEL. MED. SCHOOL, APPANNAVEDU

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Jyothi Ele Eng. Medium School
Appanaveedu – 521 105
Hanuman Junction. W.G. dist
Tel:

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

3. PREM NIKETHAN SCHOOL, SAHAYANAGAR (1992)

Premanikethan is a residential school for the mentally handicapped children. The foundation was laid on 19th December 192. It started functioning from 28th July 1993, and was officially blessed on 4th November 1996. The school was a long cherished desire of late bishop Joseph Thumma.

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Premnikethan School
Sahayanagar
Ibrahimpatnam – 521 456
Tel : (0866) 288 24 65, Hostel: 288 36 77
E- Mail : premniketanvjw@sancharnet.in
Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

4. R. C. M. PRIMARY SCHOOL, KORUKOLLU

Correspondent & Principal : Sr. C
St. Ann’s Elementary School
Korukollu – 521 303
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (08677) 28 67 47

Staff : Students :
Religious : Catholics :

5. R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MACHILIPATNAM
Correspondent : Fr.
Headmistress : Sr.
RCM Elementary School
Catholic Church
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt
Staff : Students :
Religious : Catholics :
Lay Catholics :
Non- Catholics :

6. R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NUZVID

Correspondent : Sr. B. Jaya Paul
Headmistress : Sr. T. Sundari
RCM Elementary School
Nuzvid – 521 201
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08656) 233400
Staff : 05
Religious : —
Lay Catholics : 04
Students : 127
Catholics : 40

8. R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PEZZONIPETA
Correspondent:
Headmaster:
RCM Elementary School
Pezzonipeta
Tel:
Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

9. R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TELAPROLU (1937)
Correspondent : Sr. Y.A. Mary
Headmistress : Sr. Vani
RCM Elementary School
Telaprolu – 521 109
Krishna dt.
Tel: (
Staff :
05
Religious : 01
Lay Catholics : 04
Students : 91
Catholics : 27

10. R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, UPPULURU (2008)

The foundation of Telugu medium building was laid by Rt. Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu, Bishop of Vijayawada in sister campus on 24th April 2008. It was inaugurated by Don Diego Sore Bello OFM and blessed by Rt. Rev. Prakash Mallavarapu.

Correspondent : Sr
Headmistress : Sr
RCM Elementary School
Uppuluru (M) – 521 151
Krishna Dt.
Tel : (0866) 208 20 12
Staff : Students :
Non-Catholics : Catholics :
Lay Catholics :

11. SAHAYA MATHA SCHOOL, IBRAHIMPATNAM
Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Sahayamatha English Medium School
Ibrahimpatnam
Vijayawada – 521 456
Tel : (0866) 288 24 65

Staff:
Religious:
Lay catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

12. SAN JOSE ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, GAMPALAGUDEM

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
San Jose English Medium School,
Gampalagudem
Thottamoola – 521 403
Krishna dt.
Tel:
Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

13. SCHOOL FOR SLUM CHILDREN, KRISHNALANKA

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Mother Teresa slum school
Chowdaripeta
Krishnalanka
Vijayawada – 520 013
Tel: Tel : (0866) 225 24 60

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

14. ST. ANN’S ENGILH MEDIUM SCHOOL, PRASADAMPADU

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
St. Ann’s Elementary School
Prasadampadu
Enikepadu
Vijayawada – 521 108
Tel:

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

15. ST. ANN’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, TIRUVURU

Correspondent : Sr. Jane Mary
Headmaster : Sr. Shobha
St. Ann’s English Medium School
Madhira road
Tiruvuru – 521 235
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08673) 252855

Staff : 49
Religious : 03
Lay Catholics : 08
Non-lay Catholics : 09
Students : 975
Catholics : 77

16. ST. ANN’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, UPPALUR

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
St. Ann’s English Medium School
Uppaluru – 521 151
Krishna Dt.
Tel: (0866) 286 23 25

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

21. ST. ANTHONY’S R.C.M. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, VIJAYAWADA (1929)

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
St.Anthony’s R.C.M. Elementary School
Vijayawada – 520 001
Tel: (0866) 256 05 35

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

22. ST. JOSEPH’S TELUGU MEDIUM SCHOOL, TIRUVURU

Correspondent : Sr. Jane Mary
Headmistress : Sr. Ruth John
St. Joseph’s Telugu Medium School
Tiruvuru – 521 235
Krihna dt.
Tel:(08673) 253005
Staff : 12
Religious : 01
Lay Catholics : 04
Students : 313
Catholics : 76

24. ST. JOSEPH’S ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, GUNADALA (1924)

St. Joseph’s primary school was started in 1924 by the diocese. It was upgraded in 1962 by opening standard VI and the school was named as St. Joseph’s upper primary school. In 1983 again it was upgraded into high school by opening standard IX. Standard VI to IX were separated and run as high school and standard I to V were run separately as primary school.
Correspondent:
Headmaster:
St. Joseph’s Elementary School
Gunadala
Vijayawada – 520 004
Tel: (0866) 245 14 84

Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

25. ST. JOSEPH’S ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL, PAYAKAPURAM

Correspondent : Sr. Josepiho
Headmistress : Sr. T.R. Showrilu
St. Joseph’s Elementary School
Joseph Nagar
Nuuna Road
Payakapuram – 521 212
Vijayawada Rural
Tel:(0866) 2852926
Staff : 24
Religious : 02
Lay Catholics : 05
Non-Catholics : 09
Students : 503
Catholics : 22

26. ST. MARY’S R.C.M. SCHOOL, YESUPURAM (1993)

Yesupuram is one of the hamlets in the Eudurumondi Island. In seven villages government have elementary school but they are not functioning well. Majority of the children do not go to school. They go to work or graze cattle. In order to give education to the little one, the diocese started an elementary school at yesupuram on 13.07.1993. The sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny opened an annex in the island and the school is looked after by them. Children from 5 surrounding villages are attending this school.

Correspondent : Sr. Ancy
Headmistress : Sr. Rosiline sebastian
St. Mary’s R.C.M. School
Yesupuram Village
Edurumondi – 521 120
Nagayalanka
Krishna Dt.
Tel:(08671) 200805
Staff : 04
Religious : 01
Lay Catholics : 03
Students : 58
Catholics : 25

27. THARANGANI MATHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MANGINAPUDI (1990)

Correspondent:
Headmaster:
Tharangani Matha Elementary School
Manginapudi beach
Tallapalem
Machilipatnam – 521 002
Krishna Dt.
Tel:
Staff:
Religious:
Lay Catholics:
Students:
Catholics:

(E) PARISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Sl. No. Village Parish Teachers Students
1. Tippapalem Avanigadda 02 16
2. Atkuru Avutapally 02 64
3. Azzampudi Azzampudi 02 67
4. Chinna Pandraka Bantumilli 02 25
5. Mulaparru ,, 01 39
6. Munipeda ,, 02 45
7. Bhyravapatnam Bhyravapatnam 02 31
8. Perikegudem ,, 01 26
9. Chepurivaripalem Chanubanda 02 18
10. Kotapadu Chatrai 02 84
11. Gopinenipalem Chillakallu 02 62
12. Makkapeta ,, 02 81
13. Eedara Edara 03 121
14. S. Apparaopeta ,, 04 237
15. Billapadu Goodmanpeta 02 50
16. Harijanapuram ,, 01 49
17. Janardhanapuram Gudivada 01 38
18. Thammalampadu ,, 01 20
19. Bp. Grassi HS Gunadala 14 732
20. St. Joseph’s PS ,, 15 661
21. St. Joseph’s HS ,, 08 388
22. Guntupalli Guntupally 02 73
14. Rayanapadu Pydurupadu 02 57
15. Ibrahimpatnam Ibrahimpatnam 02 105
16. Mulapadu ,, 02 38
17. Vidyadharapuram Jojinagar 03 112
18. Bommuluru Jyothinagar, HJ 01 56
19. Bommulurugudem ,, 02 49
20. Kakulapadu ,, 02 34
21. Maddavanigudem Kalidindi 02 44
22. Bodavada Kanchikacherla 02 106
23. Chilukuru ,, 02 46
24. Boddapadu Kankipadu 02 34
25. Godavarru ,, 02 60
26. Gollagudem ,, 02 67
27. Prodduturu ,, 02 42
28. Vallurupalem ,, 02 72
29. Vanukuru ,, 02 33
30. Kamayyapalem Kanuru 03 117
31. Nandaluru Keesara 01 39
32. Buthumillipadu Kesarapalli 02 21
33. Kesarapalli ,, 04 188
34. Chinna Ullipalem Koduru 02 21
35. Lingareddipalem ,, 02 17
36. Mandapakala ,, 04 101
37. Pedda Gudumotu ,, 02 0
38. Gangineni Kondapally 02 82
39. Munagapadu ,, 02 42
40. Chikkavaram, UPS Kondapavuluru 05 98
41. Kondapavuluru. UPS ,, 05 212
42. Serivatharlapalli Konkepudi 02 26
43. Bomminampadu Korukollu 02 22
44. Korukollu ,, 02 158
45. Vemavarappadu ,, 02 30
46. Teluguraopalem Kuchipudi 02 59
47. A. R. Police Lines Labbipeta 01 15
48. Labbipeta ,, 02 40
49. Lakshmipuram Lakshmipuram 03 103
50. Nidamarru ,, 0 55
51. Podu ,, 0 31
52. Seethannapalli ,, 01 38
53. VPT Chandrupatla Lourdunagar 02 83
54. C. K. Agraharam Machilipatnam 02 57
55. Hussainpalem ,, 02 39
56. Mukkollu ,, 01 20
57. Police Lines, PS ,, 10 267
58. Police Lines, HS ,, 09 292
59. Saradanagar, MTM ,, 04 155
60. St. Francis, MTM ,, 09 651
61. Kothapudi Manginapudi 02 33
62. Pedda Patnam ,, 02 44
63. Rayapalli ,, 01 31
64. Venkatapuram Musunuru 01 38
65. Chandragudem Mylavaram 06 224
66. Merakapalem Nagayalanka 02 27
67. Nagayalanka ,, 01 64
68. Anasagaram Nandigama 03 66
69. Don Bosco, NDG ,, 10 528
70. Munagalapally ,, 02 99
71. PBKV Palem Nawabupeta 02 60
72. Bodapadu Nunna 02 33
73. Borawancha Nuzvid 02 58
74. Chinna Komaravolu Pamarru 02 25
75. Kurumaddali ,, 02 26
76. Pedda Komaravolu ,, 02 36
77. Polimetla ,, 01 21
78. Pedana Pedana 02 42
79. Pullapadu ,, 01 22
80. Vedurupavuluru Pedda – Mustabada 04 172
81. Penamaluru Penamaluru 03 121
82. Rudrapaka Polukonda 01 54
83. Tamirisa ,, 02 53
84. Akkireddigudem Ramanakkapeta 03 95
85. Gudipadu ,, 03 77
86. Ramanakkapeta ,, 02 116
87. Ranigarithota UPS Ranigarithota 13 624
88. Kammavaripalem Siluvagirinagar, NDG 04 138
89. Ramireddipalli ,, 04 130
90. Siluvagirinagar ,, 03 70
91. Yanamalakuduru St. Paul’s, VJA 02 65
92. Taylorpeta, PS St. Peter’s, VJA 13 751
93. Taylorpeta, HS ,, 11 544
94. Bandarugudem UPS Telaprolu 06 188
95. Kodurupadu ,, 04 102
96. Koyyagurapadu ,, 02 17
97 Mallavalli ,, 01 95
98. Telaprolu – Kothapeta ,, 02 61
99. Telaprolu – Gudem ,, 04 138
100. Telaprolu – Malapalli ,, 02 45
101. Unguturu ,, 01 63
102. Eedulagudem Theresanagar 02 58
103. Eedupugallu Uppaluru 03 162
104. Manikonda ,, 02 28
105. Maredumaka ,, 01 41
106. Pentelavarigudem Vatsavai 02 55
107. Vellaturu Vellaturu 03 95
108. Pedda Virivada Vennanapudi 01 34
109. Vennanapudi ,, 01 55
110. Ventrapragada Ventrapragada 01 17
111. Kapileswarapuram Vuyyuru 02 26
112. Maddulavarigudem ,, 02 24
113. Pamulalanka ,, 02 47
114. Thotlavalluru ,, 03 109
115. Vuyyuru 9th Ward ,, 02 42
116. Yesupuram Yesupuram 04 65