St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph’s College, is a residential school in Nainital, Uttarakhand providing public school education at its best.

One of the first boarding schools in Nainital, Uttarakhand, was founded in 1888 and is called St. Joseph's College. The school is a member of the New Delhi-based Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination. Classes from I to XII are available at this prestigious school in Nainital. With seven fields, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a billiards room, and a swimming pool, the school has been around for more than 125 years. The school places a strong emphasis on a student's whole development, and extracurricular activities are just as vital as academic pursuits. 

In Nainital, Uttarakhand, St. Joseph's College is a residential school offering top-notch public school instruction. Since its founding in 1888, St. Joseph's College has been regarded as one of the best universities in the nation. With seven fields, a gymnasium, a basketball court, a billiards room, and a swimming pool, the school has been around for more than 125 years.  The school places a strong emphasis on a student's whole development, and extracurricular activities are just as vital as academics.

Our primary area of attention is character development and imparting positive values, aside from academics. "Certa Bonum, Certa Men," states the school's motto. This means "Fight a Good Fight" in English. 

All outdoor and indoor games, including cricket, football, hockey, swimming, athletics, basketball, table tennis, squash, badminton, chess, snooker, billiards, shooting, diving, and gymnastics, are properly supported by the school's infrastructure. 

A wide range of abilities and knowledge are needed to create art and craft. Fine art includes a variety of extracurricular activities at the school, including drawing and painting, sculpture, woodworking, bamboo crafting, fashion designing, and photography. It has been demonstrated that making and imagining art can increase mental stimulation, improve problem-solving abilities, lessen stress, and give a sense of success.

Hobbies are vital because they help people become better versions of themselves and gain confidence and faith in themselves. A fantastic method to develop self-confidence and focus on personal growth is to achieve the goals and aims that one sets for themselves.

Go through the admission procedure given below:

  • Registration is done through the official website. 
  • The applicant will receive an entrance date, which will be dated by November 3rd week. Following which a writing round will be held online or offline.
  • The subjects of English, Hindi, Science and Mathematics  will all be tested online.
  • If the applicant clears the writing round, the date for the Interview will be mailed.
  • If the applicant clears the interview, an offer letter will be sent within 2-3 weeks and further the applicant can proceed with fee deposition.

The official website contains no information regarding the pricing schedule. For information about fees, you must get in touch with the admissions office.

The school provides the students with proper infrastructure for all games outdoor and indoor - Cricket, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Squash, Badminton, Chess, Snooker, Billiards, Shooting, Diving, Gymnastics.

Creating Art and Craft involves a variety of skills and knowledge. Fine Art comprises many hobbies in the school such as : Painting and Sketching, Sculpture, Wood Craft, Bamboo Craft, Fashion Designing and Photography. Creating and Imagining of Art has been proven to stimulate the mind, enhance problem solving skills, reduce stress and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Music as a hobby has a big role to play in our School environment, it comprises Vocal Classical, Tabla & Harmonium, Violin and Guitar. Playing along, singing along with these instruments, or just listening to your favourite tunes gives immense inner satisfaction. Music is one of the most beneficial of all the hobbies which is very soothing to the ears and relaxes the mind and the soul. Learning instruments increases knowledge, boosts brain power, builds new skills and increases patience as you learn more. Singing proves to be a natural pain reliever and listening to your favourite music has been proven to boost memory and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Mindfulness is again one of the benefits of hobbies. Band and Drum beats teach a student to stay in the present moment of life, to focus and connect the mind and the body in perfection. This is a complete example of how important it is to possess the quality of being mindful. The making of Clay Art requires utmost focus, concentration, and the unison of mind and body in order to bring out the best end product.

St. Josephs School has produced celebrities, politicians, business executives, athletes, and more. Here is the list:

For 26 years, Krishna Chandra Pant served as an Indian Member of Parliament and spoke with the prime minister on Kashmir. He passed away on November 15, 2012. Over the course of 37 years, he served as a cabinet minister in the Indian government and held a number of constitutional roles. Pant has served as a minister of defence, a minister of state for home affairs, a minister of finance, a minister of atomic energy, a minister of steel and heavy engineering, and a minister of science and technology. His Vision 2020 document, India's Development Scenario, Next Decade and Beyond, was published. He served as the country's first chairman of the Advisory Board on Energy, chairman of the 10th Finance Commission, and deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of India, which is responsible for economic planning in India.


Senior Indian Army General Lieutenant General Zameer Uddin Shah is a retired general. His previous position was as the Indian Army's Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Personnel & Systems). Following his retirement, he worked for a while as an administrative judge on the Armed Forces Tribunal bench. He served as Aligarh Muslim University's Vice-Chancellor. In the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district, Zameer Uddin Shah was born on August 15, 1948. He graduated from St. Joseph's College in Nainital and is Naseeruddin Shah's brother, a well-known Indian actor.


Neeraj Roy is an Indian businessman who was born on August 13, 1967. He is also the managing director of and the CEO of Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, which owns and Bollywood Hungama. Hungama, which he oversaw, is now the biggest digital and mobile entertainment company in South Asia. Additionally, he oversees the Mobile Entertainment Forum's Asia board as its chairman.


Sorab (Soli) K. Ghandhi, a professor emeritus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), is renowned for his groundbreaking work in electrical engineering and microelectronics education, as well as in the investigation and advancement of Organometallic Vapor Phase Epitaxy (OMVPE) for compound semiconductors. He was born on January 1, 1928, and passed away on July 6, 2018. For his innovative contributions to the education of semiconductor and microelectronics, he was given the IEEE Education Award in 2010.


Indian field hockey player Richard James Allen, who played in the Summer Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1936, died on June 4, 1969. He was raised in Nainital, India, and attended St. Joseph's College after finishing high school at the esteemed Oak Grove School in Mussoorie. He was born in Nagpur, India. He was the goalkeeper for five games during the 1928 Summer Olympics, and he allowed no goals to be scored on him.


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Perched at an altitude of 2000 to 2300 meters above sea level on a south-facing slope, the school offers breathtaking views of the Doon Valley, Tehri Hills, and the Shivalik range. From its highest ridge, the majestic Bandarpoonch peaks (6,316 m) and other Himalayan snow peaks can be seen.

With a rich history spanning over 160 years, Woodstock has played a significant role in shaping the world we live in today. The school was established during the East India Company’s rule, and was managed by Americans during the British Raj. At times, it even served as a refuge for those who opposed British rule in India. Over the years, the school has witnessed two World Wars, Indian independence and partition, and several subsequent political upheavals, all of which have left their mark on the alumni and Henneettee kal.

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Woodstock School is a thriving community of learners, where students and staff work together to foster growth and development. Situated on a 250-acre campus in the Northern state of Uttarakhand, Woodstock boasts a stunning location with views of the Himalayas and Doon Valley.

With a proud heritage of over 160 years, Woodstock’s educational philosophy focuses on holistic learning and encourages students to participate fully in academics, enrichment activities, and residential life. The school’s curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, offering a comprehensive, inquiry-based approach for students from early childhood to graduation.

The Woodstock Class of 2021 will make history as the first cohort to receive both an American High School Diploma and an International Baccalaureate Diploma. With its commitment to excellence and broad learning outcomes, Woodstock School is dedicated to preparing students for meaningful and successful lives.

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Music Centre

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