St Stephen’s school is a co-educational Roman Catholic school located in Chandigarh, India. St Stephen’s school is counted as one of the best schools in north India has been consistently providing a holistic learning environment to the students.
The school was founded in 1982 by an Anglo-Indian Catholic Principal, Harold Carver. He was previously a teacher in St. Joseph’s College, Allahabad and St. John’s High School, Chandigarh run by the Christian Brothers.
The St. Stephen’s School was started on 12 April 1982, as a primary school from nursery to class five with a staff of twelve members. Located in three bungalows in sector eight, arrangements were later made in sectors nine and eleven until land was allotted in Sector 45 by the UT Administration. When the first batch of Class ten passed out in 1988, the school was upgraded to senior secondary level in 1997.
A student centred approach has been adopted. The St. Stephen’s School is affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi.At the 10th level the subjects offered include Hindi/Punjabi, English literature, English language, Computers, Mathematics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Political Science, History, Geography, Economics, Art, and Physical Education. The student strength per classroom is 40–45.
A monthly assessment, in which each student is discussed individually, is part of the assessment system. High performing students are encouraged with monthly awards of distinction and commendation. Low performing students are placed on the house masters/headmasters list and are helped to do remedial work in their weak subjects.
St. Stephen’s School, Chandigarh is a coeducational day cum residential school. The 4 acre school campus comprises a four storey building that houses the classrooms, laboratories for physics, chemistry, biology, home science, mathematics and computer science, a well stocked library, medical infirmary, bank, bookstore, music room, art room and an auditorium.
The sports facilities include multi-purpose hall with a gymnasium, facilities for indoor badminton, -artificial turf pitches, a basketball court, tennis court, four squash courts, five cricket nets, a field for hockey and football and a pavilion.
Sports – Teams represent the school in state and national level competitions. Sports and games include cricket, association football, carrom, gymnastics, judo, karate and soft tennis. The school also runs a cricket academy.
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