The history of the Orthodox Church in India is mapped back to the year 52 AD. St Thomas, the disciple of Jesus Christ is credited with the establishment of Christianity across regions in the South of India starting from Cranganore. The role of the Church in the field of education within the country cannot be undermined. The Orthodox Church envisioned a futuristic agenda- to be of help to the society. Consequently, today this body manages several educational institutes and avenues for higher and professional studies. There are also healthcare institutes and a number of allied offerings like hospitals, old age homes, orphanages and destitute homes across Indian states. Much of our inspiration and dedication to start up with St. John's Senior Sec. School, Greater Noida comes from the success and fruition of St. John's Model School, Mayur Vihar , Phase-1 which has successfully completed 12 years of dedicated service right from the year 2003 under the aegis of St John's Orthodox Church Society (Regd). This society is the local frame of the Indian Orthodox Church under the Diocese of Delhi. St John, widely believed to be the 'Apostle of Love' is the patron saint of our school. He was one of the most devout and beloved of Jesus Christ.
At St. John’s Sr. Sec. School, we nurture our students in a positive community where they learn to take responsibility of their own learning and behaviour. Time management, taking onus of looking after one’s own belongings, independent learning, self-discipline, taking the initiatives and honing leadership skills are topmost on the list of traits to be developed. Encouraging our students to do the right thing, at the right time and place are the steps taken towards leading our students to become social entrepreneurs. Our academic programme is built around the needs of the competitive world we live in. Based on grades and school assessments, the students are provided the instruction that will help them to succeed. Our goal is to build an academic programme that is both rigorous and motivating. We help students develop academic skills, content knowledge, healthy habits and sound decision making skills. In the process we also expose them not only to situations which they will face in the future but also sensitize them to those who are less privileged than they, are developmentally or economically. We have a holistic and child centered approach towards imparting knowledge to our students. Every year we add a number of young, optimistic and open minded individuals to our society and they strive to keep up the integrity, honesty and resourcefulness. It is a privilege for me as the Principal of St. John’s Sr. Sec. School, to partner with staff members, students and their families in continuing to shape a safe, challenging and nurturing school life that is full of energy and productivity. Students make us smile and we are glad to be a part of their lives. The school is doing its best to ensure a healthy, safe and conducive environment that helps not only to provide quality education, but also to instill in the students, values that will prepare them for life. All this would not have been possible without the active support of the Chairman, the Management, Staff and the Parents of our students, for which I am grateful. Santhosh Sebastian Principal