It was the felt need of the people of the locality about 45 years ago for a high school
in Jeppu, as many girls after completing their elementary education in Infant Mary’s Hr. Pry. School at
Jeppu and other neighbourhood schools, discontinued their studies for want of high school in the vicinity.
Realizing this need of the weaker sections of the society, inclusive of those form the orphanage,
the Sisters of Infant Mary’s Convent, Jeppu ventured into the difficult task of starting a high
school. Thus in the year 1964, after obtaining due permission from the concerned education department,
St. Gerosa Girls’ High School was started by opening 8th standard in Kannada medium with 84 girls on
roll and in subsequent years standards 9 and 10. The first batch of SSLC students appeared for
the Public examination in March 1967.
Students from various higher primary schools of the neighbourhood rushed for admissions to St. Gerosa
Girls’ High School. In 1968 the three floor school building was completed, solemnly
blessed and was inaugurated.
In the year 1972, the first batch of English medium girls who have passed their 7th Std. District
level Examination, enrolled themselves in the High School, adding a parallel English medium section to the
existing aided Kannada medium High School. There was steady growth in the number of students in the high school.
As the craze to study in English medium increased, there was a steady decline in the number of students who
opted for Kannada medium. In order to strengthen these classes, boys were admitted to Kannada medium
high school from 2007.
At present Sr.Wilma Pinto is heading the High School. She is doing her best in meeting the challenges
of the present time and the school continues to see the welfare of the students under her able administration
and effective guidance.
A band of committed 20 teaching and non-teaching staff of St. Gerosa High School aim at the integral growth
of their charges, offering value- based education so that they may be guided by the right values, grow as persons
for others, willing to take risk, maintaining a balance of positive outlook and thus transform themselves and
become agents of the transformation of society. About 521 girls and 59 boys are formed to be genuine
and loyal citizens of Mother India imbued with a patriotic spirit, a sense of responsibility and dynamic leadership.
The school remembers with love and gratitude the sisters transferred and the retired teaching and non-teaching
staff who have served this institution with much commitment and dedication like a candle melts its own self
to dispel darkness
The school is recognized by the Govt.
of Karnataka and prepares the students for S.S.L.C exam. Every year we have been blessed with better results
in S.S.L.C exam. The school management is very concerned about the financial problems of the students. So,
a good number of students get concessions in their fees. Free text books, note books, bus pass and also
school uniforms are given to the deserving students. Daily mid-day meal is served to the students.
As a Minority institution, our aim is not only the intellectual, cultural or physical development but
also the formation of character of the students by inculcating sound moral principles, so that they may
grow up as good Children of God and responsible citizens of the country.