Welcome to Holy Cross School, Tadong
Holy Cross School at Tadong, Sikkim, is a Catholic Institution managed by Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, North East Province. The Congregation was founded in Switzerland in 1856 by Fr. Theodosius Florentini OFM Cap and Mother Maria Theresa Scherer.
The members of this congregation work in almost all the continents, America (North & South), Africa, Europe and Asia. The sisters reached India to take up the various apostolate in the year 1894. The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, imbued with the spirit of St. Francis of Asisi and inspired with founder's charism of "compassionate love to all", value the apostolate of education a very effective expression of the charism. The motto of the congregation is "the need of the time is the will of God". Keeping the motto in mind the sisters have established centres in 19 states in India upto now, responding to the invitations of different societies and organisations. The serve the Nation in various fiends like Formal and Non-Formal education, Teacher's training, Nursing training, Social work, Vocational training programmes, hospitals, care of the old, widows, Orphans and so on. In all these the poor, oppressed and socially less privileged are given priority. We aim at forming fully alive women and men, who will live and work for others and contribute to the building up of a just and fraternal society.
Holy Cross School at Tadong, was started in the year 1985 and it is owned by West Bengal Holy Cross Sisters Society which is a registered society under the Societies Registration Act 1961. The School is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi upto Senior Secondary Standard. The medium of instruction is English.
The School promotes co-education and it admits any child irrespective of caste, creed or social status. Holy Cross School receives no Government or private aid and fees realised from students is the only source of revenue. To keep up with the rising costs and revision in salary, fees have to be adjusted from time to time. The school session is from February to December.
All students are taught the essentials of religion which are acceptable to people of all faiths and efforts are made continually to develop and draw out values in the life of all students. The school aims at forming fully alive men and women, who will live and work for others and contribute to the building up of a just and fraternal society, to meet the need of the time in India today.
The school is suitably located in Tadong, approximately 9 km. away from the main town, Gangtok. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the town, thus providing an atmosphere of peace and quiet for proper teaching-learning activity. Holy Cross School has been rendering service to the society by educating the children with emphasis on value-based learning.
The school aims at developing and empowering students with knowledge, values, experiences, attitudes and skills to face the examination of life. The motto of the school is LOVE and SERVICE. Therefore the school believes in fostering love, unity, respect and sensitivity to one and all irrespective of caste, status and sex, by creating awareness of social, political, economical and ecological realities. These are done by providing opportunities for children to develop and explore their skills and attitudes.