St. Cecily's Higher Primary School, Udupi

The ‘Clarion Call’ sounded in Udupi and the Apostolic Carmel responded. The Hindu Gowda Saraswat girls who studied at Victoria Girls’ School, Dongerkeri, Mangalore and adorned the homes of the affluent in Udupi as daughters-in-law, wanted A.C education for their daughters too. If that was their earnest plan, it was the heartfelt cry of Mr. Piedade Alva father of Mr. Joachim Alva to have Catholic education for the girls of Udupi. Mother Aloysia, the then Superior General weighed the pros and cons and took a bold step with the blessings of Bishop Paul Perini SJ. The pioneers were Sisters Agnes, Columba, Jane and Elias.

God marked that auspicious day – May 18th 1918. A horse carriage landed in Udupi at 10.00 p.m. bearing the four sisters who were warmly welcomed by a few people at the parish. They took up their lodging at a small house called Kadbet Bungalow. On May 20th, 1918 they opened the first 3 classes with 9 students on roll. The following year the strength rose to 85. Seeing the progress of their daughters, fresh admissions poured in. Bishop Perini gave a plot to the convent for a new building. The seedling has now become a mighty tree nestling thousands of children satisfying their thirst for education.

The Kannada Higher Primary School gives quality education to the students coupled with Christian values. Love for prayer is instilled in the entire group. Though the number of students has dwindled in other Kannada Medium Schools, by God’s grace this school has full strength. The Balawadi class becomes a feeder school for both Kannada Primary and Preparatory School.

Importance is given to both curricular and extracurricular activities. Students learn computer, take part in dance, yoga, cubs, bulbul and the school band. They shine also in sports and music. A kitchen garden is maintained to provide vegetables for midday meals. Under the patronage of St. Cecilia the school is marching towards progress by rendering quality education to all!


St. Cecily’s Higher Primary School, Udupi
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Year of Establishment : 1918 Aided St. Cecily’s Higher Pry. School, Udupi – 576 101
Status : I - VII Affiliated : Karnataka State Board



01. Sr. M Fulgentia A.C.
1967 - 1977

02. Sr. M. Norma A.C.

03. Sr. M. Marcian A.C.

04. Sr. Stepanie Mary Fernandes A. C.

05. Sr. M. Fulgentia A.C.

06. Sr. M. Marcian A.C.

07. Sr. Lucy Benedicta Rodrigues A.C.

08. Sr. M. Felcian A.C.

09. Sr. M Acquineta A.C.

10. Sr. Celine Veera A.C.

11. Sr. Benedicta Rebello A.C.

12. Sr. Maria Rosemita A.C.

13. Sr. Maria Kirthan A.C

14. Sr. Maria Vibha A.C.













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