School History

The Assisi Central School is located in the beautiful campus of Shanthi Nilaya farm in Bagambila village, 16 kilometres away from Mangalore on Derlakatte –Kotekar Road. Bagambila is a small village in the fast growing township of Derlakatte, which once upon a time was a green village but now houses three medical colleges such as K. S. Hegde Medical College, Yenepoya Medical College, Fr. Muller’s Homeopathic Medical College and Kanachur Medical College, religious places of worship and many skyscrapers as a result of development and growing population.

Mother Ernestine , the then Superior General bought 34 acres of land in the year 1979 and established ‘Shanthi Nilaya Convent’ The part of this land is used to cultivate paddy, Coconut and areca. The Mangalore Province was given the responsibility to take care of the farm and the convent. Derlakatte town was growing and most of the buses en route to Mangalore were crowded with the students seeking education in prestigious institutions of the City. Students going to city stranded on the Netravathi Bridge at Ullal for many hours and were finding difficult to reach home. The local people called upon Ursuline Franciscan Sisters to start a school in Deralkatte. Sr. Lenita D’Souza, the Provincial Superior of Mangalore Province took a bold step to help people by starting Assisi School at Bagambila.

Though the Congregation of Ursuline Franciscans originated in the soil of Mangalore 125 years ago it had no primary school of its own in the Diocese of Mangalore till then. Rev. Sr.Lenita D’Souza approached the Bishop of Mangalore, the Parish Priest Fr. Vincent D’Souza and the Superior General Rev. Sr. Doreen D’Souza for the required permission and got a positive response. Sr. Lucy Lilly Pinto, the then Deputy Secretary of Mangalore Province approached the Education department and obtained permission to start standard 1 st to 5 th at a time in the year 2011. The name ‘Shanthi’ – Peace is always associated with St Francis of Assisi, a great saint and patron of the Congregation, the School was christened Assisi School.

Assisi Central School is a coeducational school offering a challenging curriculum and an enriching learning experience. We equip children with the tools to master rigorous academic challenges including mathmatics , science, languages, literature and social sciences, and our global focus helps them tackle broader challenges beyond the textbook. They learn individual integrity as they develop the skills to deal with life experiences. Our system integrates an active sports schedule, community service and programs apart from academics and other co-curricular activities – for study and for fun.