The Oldest School Of Vizag Gets Overshadowed

Located in the Old Town of Visakhapatnam, St. Aloysius Anglo Indian Boys High School is one of the oldest ICSE schools with boarding facility in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was started in 1847 by Fr. John Decompoix, and the first batch of Catholic Students was believed to have come from France. During the British India, It was the only English medium School between Madras and Calcutta.

Despite having such a glorious past, well-experienced faculty, good boarding facilities, vast playground, the school is getting overshadowed by the upcoming corporate schools in the city.

This was the only preferred School in town till 1970 when Visakhapatnam was only limited to the boundaries of Old Town. While speaking to The Hindu, Principal Fr. P. Raja Reddy said: “Now, the Old Town is the most neglected part of the city”.

Named after the Patron Saint Aloysius started with just 180 students and year by year the number kept on increasing. The School’s alumni include a lot of well-known eminent personalities.

Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Ramana, better known as C. V. Raman who received a Nobel Prize for his contribution to the world in the field of Physics also studied here in the early 19th Century.

Credits: Namaste Vizag