Anthony Claret School , Jalahalli, Bangalore, situated in a green world of tranquility overlooking woods and moving trains at a distance, is a Catholic institution founded in 2007 by the St. Claret Educational Society. The school is named after its Heavenly Patron, St. Anthony Mary Claret, a 19th century Catholic Arch Bishop of Cuba and founder of the Roman Catholic Society of the Claretian Missionaries.
The Claretian Fathers trace their history to St. Anthony Claret, who founded the Claretian congregation in July 16, 1849 in Vich. At present there are over 3000 Claretians working in 63 countries. On fire with love for God in Jesus Christ and for the fellow human beings they engage in pastoral, social and educational endeavors for the promotion of human life and dignity.
In India there are over 600 Claretians working in 11 states. They serve the poor and the marginalized through pastoral and spiritual animation, educational endeavors, care for the leprosy-affected, drug addicts, AIDS patients, ex-prisoners, the blind, the differentially abled, tribals and dalits. In India they run more than 35 educational institutions which includes schools, colleges and institutes of higher learning.
St. Claret Educational Society established Anthony Claret School as a part of the wider vision and commitment of the Claretian Fathers to develop their educational activities further and to serve the neighbourhood student communities. Amidst a large gathering of aspiring children enthusiastic parents devoted teachers and service oriented Claretians in a serene and prayerful atmosphere on a bright and pleasant morning on 4th June, 2007 at 9 am was the inauguration of St. Claret's vision .The vision being AC School, where AC stands for Anthony Claret, the patron of the Society. The school follows the central syllabus of ICSE(Indian Certificate for Secondary Education)
Abundance of natural light coupled with stunning greenery and balmy air creates a warm stimulating and child centered atmosphere at the school which offers its students the best start in their education by providing a caring and inspiring academics. Nevertheless it includes value-based application of knowledge and the professional skills. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural formation, other modules, workshops, seminars, extention programs are also envisaged. The ultimate goal of education at the portals of the school is the creation of a civilization of love. In safe and nurturing environment students develop a genuine love for learning, quality and academic success.
Anthony Claret School now stands with its arms open wide with love for all knowledge aspirants, smiling to wear her laurels in the years to come.