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St. Francis De'Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra

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Phone  0712 253 3162
Address  Sardar Residency Road, Near Ashoka Hotel, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001

St. Francis De'Sales High School (SFS School) and Junior College Nagpur is an educational institution in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Established in 1867, the school is managed by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales(MSFS). SFS School is governed by the Nagpur Archdiocese and is located in Sadar, Nagpur.


St. Francis De'Sales High school is currently headed by principal, Sister Manisha Paul who is also the second lady Principal and sir Anil. Lewis is the supervisor of the school. Traditionally, an all-boys school, became a co-educational school in 2008 and affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune, Maharashtra.

SFS school has three houses - Pelvat (red), Dufresne (green) and Coppel (blue), named after erstwhile Principals of the school. The students are divided into the three houses to encourage competition among them in sports, literary and other fields.


SFS High School was established in 1867 at Kamptee and moved to its present location at Sadar, Nagpur in 1870. The school celebrated 125 years of existence in 1995 and 140 years in 2010.

Notable alumni

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  • Col. C. K. Nayudu, Cricket Legend
  • Archbishop Eugene D'Souza
  • Dr. Jamshed Jiji Irani - Ex-MD Tata Steel
  • Mr. Jimmy Mehta, Ex-Tennis Champion
  • Mr. Rajkumar Hirani - Bollywood, Writer and leading Director, of Munnabhai fame, 3 Idiots, PK.
  • Pearce Brothers, Introduced Hockey to Australians
  • Air Vice Marshal Gordon D'Souza
  • Vice Admiral R.F. Contractor, Head of Coast Guard of India
  • Major-General S.Tewari
  • Major-General G. Ford
  • Lt Gen. M.S. Sodhi former Head of Core of Signals
  • Lt Gen Christopher ( Bobby ) Baretto
  • Bishop Sylvester Monteiro
  • Sir Amaranth Fernandes, Eminent Teacher of SFS
  • Adv. Harish Salve, former Solicitor General of India
  • Dr. Shrikant Jichkar - MBBS, MD, IPS, IAS, Writer,Educationist, Politician, Former Home Minister GoM
  • Dr. Prasad Dhurjati - Scientist in Genetic Engineering,University of Delaware, USA
  • Dr.Yunus Langha - Pediatric Dentist, Texas Children's Hospital,Tx, USA. Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Educationist.
  • Mr. Akash Khurana - Stage and Bollywood Actor, Director
  • Brig. Dilip R Naidu, Vishisht Seva Medal, Ex Director Army Institute of Technology, Pune
  • Justice Sharad Bobde, Supreme Court of India .
  • Justice Pratap Hardas, Bombay High Court .
  • Shri Mukul Wasnik, Congress General Secretary and former Union Minister for many years .
  • Dr Anees Ahmed, Congress Secretary and former Maharahtra Minister for many years
  • Khusro Faramurz Rustomji, IP (KF Rustomji), Founder father of the Border Security Force, Director General
  • School motto

    Sapere Aude which means "Dare to be Wise".

    School anthem

    "Dare to be Wise"

    Official website

  • Official website
  • The SFS College Nagpur, Official website
  • References

    St. Francis De'Sales High School, Nagpur, Maharashtra Wikipedia