Aims and Objectives

The Primary aim of St. Paul's School, Bhagalpur is to impart sound formation (religious, mental, moral, social, and physical) based on the principles of Christian faith, to members of the Christian Community.

Boys and girls, enrolled at St. Paul's, are expected to develop during the years of their formation:

  • Loyalty and devotion to God and Country;
  • An appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of our country;
  • A spirit of service to their fellow human beings.
  • An enlightened mind that would strive for excellence in every sphere with special emphasis on personal development and co-operation rather than overriding others;
  • A spirit of tolerance and appreciation that transcends the barriers of caste, language and religion, and helps to achieve national unity and integration;
  • An appreciation of manual labour encouraged and directed through community- oriented projects;
  • Eloquence in the art of expression so that they can effectively communicate the ideas acquired;
  • Above all, a character with strong and clear principles by which they will think and act accordingly to what is right and just.



Good education is a process that brings about desirable development in the student-growth (for change) that one is able to see from year to year and evaluate. Correct habits of thinking developed by means of personal experience (learning by doing), observation and judgement, in the study of science, mathematics and languages.

There are various kinds of growth that must take place:

1. Growth in the quality of knowledge and information, about various subjects, persons and events.
2. Growth in the quality of that information, namely greater understanding as well as increase ability to apply knowledge to wide variety of situations by developing one's ability to think (thinking means seeing new relationship between facts).
3. Growth in the number and kinds of skills and abilities one discovers and develops: e.g. to speak and write English / Hindi better; to work with one's hand to fashion objects; to pick up games such as cricket, basketball; to learn to cycle or swim; to play a musical instrument etc. Growth can be in learning a new skill or developing one already learnt.
4. Growth in interests, in the formation of habits, values and attitudes- developing and pursuing personal interests and hobbies, some of which will become life-long assets;

Developing habits such as punctuality, regularity, order, working according to a timetable, self-reliance, especially developing independent study techniques or learning to learn by oneself;

Developing values and attitudes such as active concern for the things of the spirit and for moral and spiritual values; pride in one's country and eagerness to contribute one's talents to national development; concern for others and their needs and rights; civic consciousness; need to strive after excellence and to shun mediocrity; eagerness to use personal effort and resource as much as possible rather than looking too easily to others for help.

As you go through your school academic year, you should ask yourself whether you are able to see growth in one or more of these areas. To the extent that there is such growth, your education is successful. But in the measure in which such growth is absent, your education is a failure.