On completion of all the formalities, Sr Mida, the Superior with Sr Lourdes, one of the Founding members of the Congregation Sr Dora and Sr Olinda arrived on 31 December 1963 to commence their mission at Arsikere.
St Mary’s English Medium Primary School was started with 112 children on its roll in June 1964. Sr Dona’ was appointed as first Headmistress. In 1974 a parallel section with Kannada medium was introduced for the benefit of the students from the marginalized families.
The school was admitted to grant-in-aid in 1977. Pre-university College came up in the year 2006 in response to the repeated requests Mr. KS Chandrashekar made to the then Superior General Sr Jyoti.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”