Samlong, a place situated 6km from main city of Ranchi was devoid of schools for higher education. It was a great difficulty and problem for the parents as well as the students of that time.

So the people of Samlong locality put forward their need for an Institution for girls to Bishop and urged him to open a high school. Father Durt who was in the Parish saw the need of school and invited Apostolic Carmel Congregation.

This request was whole heartedly accepted by Mother Mary Theodeshia, the then Superior General and Regional Superior Mother Bernard of North India.

As a result on 21st January 1968, the Carmel Hindi Medium School for girls was established. Father Verbrakan S.J. permitted the sisters to have classes in Parish Halls. Father appointed Sushila Khalkho as a lay teacher to manage the school for 3 months. Class VIII started in the Parish Hall as there was no school building. Sister Marie Therese and Sister Victoria were accommodated in St. Anne’s Novitiate for 3 months permitted by the Superior General Mother Sevika and Rt. Rev. Bishop Pius Kerketta. On 1st September sisters shifted to a rented house. They did not have neither the school building nor the convent.

During the rainy season the water in the underground hall used to be filled up as there was a water spring. Students had to move away from there and they had classes under the tree.

On 21st September 1968, a dacoity took place. The regional superior had come to purchase the existing land with the house in it. She was hit very badly and important things in the convent were carried away by them.

Then on 1st November 1968, the sisters shifted to the existing land where a house was already there. Then the construction of the New Building of Hindi Medium started and sisters worked for the NOC and recognition from Bihar Education Board (Patna). The recognition was obtained in 1976 for Class VII to X. Class VI was added to the school later. Minority status was declared in 1978 by the Bihar Education Board, Patna.

Carmel English School started in February 1969. K.G. I class was held in the Convent garage and KG II in one of the rooms in the convent. Gradually when the building got ready class went up to class VI. Gradually it was upgraded up to Cl. X  and affiliation was obtained from the ICSE Board, New Delhi in the year 2003.

As the beginnings are always a difficult and challenging one the pioneer sisters had to put up with lot of inconveniences and difficulties even to finding a place to stay, yet it was their joy of beginning a school among the tribals.

Thus Carmel School became a full fledged school and soon recovered the permanent affiliation from the New Delhi Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination in January 2009.

God has blessed the selfless hardwork of our sisters and the staff and has blessed the school with success. The school has its own vision, mission and core values.

Core Values:

  1.  A deep faith in God
  2. Honesty
  3. Dignity of labour
  4. Hardwork
  5. Respect for life

Over the years it has undergone many changes and the development has taken place but some things have stayed the same. It has always been one of the most preferred school for girls.

We are grateful to God, the Almighty for this marvellous blessings in all our endeavours, to the Provincials, Group of Principals, Staff and Co – workers, whose selfless and dedicated services are appreciated very much.


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