Welcome to St Berchmans

St Berchmans Higher Secondary School is the first school of the Syrian Christians of Kerala. The school was founded in 1891, by Bishop Charles Levinge, the first Bishop of Changanacherry. It was established to impart sound education to students irrespective of caste or creed. It is the unique feature of S B that it was started as residential school. The school is directly owned by the Archdiocese of Changanassery. The school started higher secondary course in 1998-99 with two science batches and one commerce batch. At present we have four science batches and two commerce batches. Ever since its foundation, the school pays careful attention to the comprehensive development of its students.

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Our Legacy

St. Berchmans HSS, Changanassery  is the brainchild of the great visionary prelate Rev. Dr Charles Lavigne SJ whose foresight was quite instrumental in launching the  Archdiocese in the field of mass instruction. The school, ever since its foundation is keen on imparting holistic schooling to its beneficiaries, irrespective of caste and creed, financial and social backgrounds. The school was upgraded as higher secondary in 1998. Now the higher secondary wing offers value added quality schooling to 600 boys and is one of the largest boys’ higher secondary schools in the state.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision St Berchmans HSS envisages to be a noble edifice of  learning that helps students to paddle  their minds  in the most stormy period of  life, the teenage.  The school is bound to impart holistic schooling, to familiarise the students with the ever changing educational scenario and to enable them to benefit higher secondary education as a tool for self transformation and goal setting. Our Mission “ Lighted to enlighten en masse”  with the motto of St. Berchmans, “Age Quod Agis” (Do what you do with total commitment), the school seeks to enable the teenage students to pursue noble goals in the upper phase of their schooling.

Courses Offered

Stream I :         Science with Biology: Physics, Chemistry Biology & Mathematics (2 batches) Stream II :          Science with computer : Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science & Mathematics (2 batches) Stream III:          Commerce : Accountancy with Computerised Accounting, Business studies, Economics & Computer Application (2 batches) I Language :          English (Compulsory) II Language :      Malayalam/ Hindi/ Syriac (Optional)

Our Facilities

  A campus spanning over 9 acres. State-of-the-art infrastructure. A full fledged seminar hall and digital room. Well equipped labs, school store and mini canteen. Spacious school auditorium. Well furnished library. Atal Tinkering Lab Boarding facility for students. Permanent faculty. Regular Monday exams. SMS service to parents. Regular open house meets. Special coaching to the skillful in sports and arts. Seminars on all subjects at regular intervals. Co-academic activities like NSS, NCC etc. Expert classes under the career guidance cell.


  The following clubs function in the school: Science Club  Sports Club  Literary Club  Film Club  Quiz Club  Debate Club  Souhrida  ASAP  Commerce Combine  Scout   NSS    Y Sci Club   Arts Club  St Vincent de Paul Society  KCSL ED Club  Career Cell   Nature Club  Tourism Club

Boarding House

Under the guidance of our manager a boarding house for boys is functioning right inside the campus.  The boarding house extends extra facilities like computer and internet access, sports facilities and comfortable boarding and lodging. For admission inquiries, please contact the school manager.