FRANCIS INSTITUTES OF THE FRANCISCAN MISSIONARY BROTHERS
MOUNT POINSUR, BORIVLI WEST, MUMBAI – 400 103
St. Francis Institution, having St. Francis D’Assisi High School and Junior College, St. Francis Boys’ Home, St. Francis I.T.I., St. Francis Institute of Art and Design, St. Francis Institute of Technology, St. Francis Prem Sangh, St. Francis Institute of Management And Research and St. Francis ICSE School is situated on the hillock of Mandpeshwar. Presently known as Mount Poinsur.
It is one of the oldest institutions in the suburbs of Mumbai. The Institution had its humble origin way back in 1908. When the Bishop of Bombay invited the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers, Very Rev. Bro. Paulus Moritz, the Founder of the Congregation, accompanied with a few of his fellow brothers, who were filled with missionary zeal and the sole intention of improving the lot of poor, needy and marginalized ones, commenced their activities by constructing a thatched house for the Brothers. Gradually they put up a similar structure for the orphans too. One can possibly imagine the various hardships and difficulties, the veterans had to encounter nine decades ago when the brothers began their activities by starting an orphanage accommodating nearly 100 orphans, caring for their physical, psychological and spiritual needs along with their education.
The First and Second World war, halted the progressive march of this institution since, most of the Brothers then hailed from Germany and had to be placed in the Internment Camp under the British rule and to add to it, the devastating cyclone of 1948 in Bombay uprooted all the structure at Mount Poinsur. This forced the Brothers to begin the reconstruction activities with constrained personnel and financial resources. Well, this could now, be viewed as a blessing in disguise, since that gradually gave rise to the present imposing complex.
The school secured recognition in the year 1939. Initially the school strength was made up of orphans from St. Francis Orphanage itself. However, when the school began to show better results in all spheres of student’s life, the day scholars also started trickling in.
FRANCIS D’ASSISI HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR COLLEGE
It is one of the biggest schools in whole of Mumbai. Although, it is a single medium and unisex (Boys only), it boasts of strength of nearly 8,000 students. Right from the Pre-Primary to the Std. 10th, it has eight divisions each with almost 85 students per division. In spite of this big number the dedicated and enthusiastic members of the staff of all sections, are not sparing any efforts in imparting quality education; keeping in mind the basic objectives i.e. the ‘All-Round Development’ – of every individual student. And, nothing illustrates this fact better, then the excellent results the school has been securing over the years both at the S.S.C. as well as H.S.C. Exams. In the fields of co-curricular activities and sports the students have been faring exceedingly well at all competitions bagging prizes both at State and National levels. Hats off, To the Management, Principal, Section In charge and to the dedicated team of teachers.
St. Francis junior college was established in the year 1975. It was in the year 2008 that the college was upgraded into a co-educational section. The college, affiliated to The Maharashtra Board of Higher Education, offers education both in commerce and science stream. We have a well qualified, highly experienced and student friendly faculty who are committed to provide the right guidance to our students.The college has well equipped laboratories to unleash the scientific temper of the students. A variety of cultural and sports activities are organised to provide the students with a holistic education. We assure our students a fruitful experience at St.Francis.