It had been the long cherished dream of Blessed Chavara to open a school for the education of girls at Changanassery. St Joseph’s Girls Higher Secondary School, a realization of this blessed priest’s dream, is situated at the heart of Changanassery town known for its religious tolerance, and rich cultural heritage.
The convent school meant for girls is patronized to Saint Joseph, the guardian of virgins. It was founded by Msgr. Cyriac Kandankerry together with its co-founder Thoppil Rev. Thresia Kathrena.
The then Bishop of Changanassery Diocese Mar. Charles Levinge and the then secretary to the bishop Rev.Fr. Louis Pazhayaparampil took pains for the realization of the dream of Blessed Chavara.
When Pre-Degree education was de- linked to schools as Higher Secondary Rev.Fr. Joseph Manalil, the then Vicar of Metropolitan church and Rev. Sr. Sancta CMC, the then Mother provincial of Changanassery tried their best to get the school upgraded as Higher Secondary. Thus by the joint efforts of the Priests, The catholic community at Changanassery and the religious sisters of CMC, it has become a full fledged Higher Secondary School managed by the Archdiocese of Changanassery.
The school is whole heartedly accepted to its bosom by the region which includes Changanassery town, its neighboring panchayats and part of Kuttanadu as it is easily accessible and approachable to all people irrespective of their caste, community and financial status.