Genesis & Historical Background
His Lordship Rt. Rev Urban Mc Garry, the first Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bhagalpur decided to start an English Medium Co-Education school in Bhagalpur on 15th November 1982 and invited Sisters of St. Ann of Providence from Secunderabad as a core team. On 2nd February,1983, Bishop Mc Garry blessed and inaugurated the new school with L.K.G and U.K.G classes. Fr. Varghese Panangatt, Ph.D. was appointed as the principal of the school and Fr. Joseph Thanniparampil as its Secretary. Srs. Alice, Loretta and Joyce joined as first teaching staff with other teachers.
∼ Late Rt. Rev Urban Mc Garry blessing the School on 2nd February,1983
The school is named after St. Joseph, who is the foster-father of Jesus Christ. The motto of the school is Excellence, Virtue and Discipline. The purpose of establishing this new school was to impart to its pupils Sound, Moral, Intellectual and Physical Education and to train them to be useful and loyal citizens of India. Realizing that education should lead to an all round development of the pupils, the school management constantly endeavors to direct to this end all curricular and co-curricular activities with special emphasis on discipline, formation of character and self-reliance.
∼ Late Rt. Rev George Saupin blessing the new School Building.
The school received No Objection Certificate from the Government of Bihar on 11.05.92 and later got affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi on Provisional basis, on 30.09.92. Finally, the school received permanent Affiliation on 17th January, 1997.
∼ Late Rt. Rev Thomas Kozhimala blessing the Primary Section of the school
The Senior Secondary (Plus Two) Section of School was inaugurated on 5th July, 2005 under ISC curriculum with commerce and science streams. The first batch of Plus two students appeared in 2007 board examination.
∼Most Rev. Benedict Osta, S.J. Archbishop of Patna, blessing the Senior Secondary(+2) Section.