St. Joseph International Academy, Kumbalam, Kundara 691503, E- Mail
Ph. No. 9745600331, 0474 2520365
St. Joseph International Academy, Kumbalam, was inaugurated on June 16, 2002 by Rt. Rev. Dr. Stanley Roman, Bishop of Kollam, Kerala State, India. It is an English Medium Residential and semi-residential school following the ICSE syllabus. It started with two kindergarten classes with 55 students. It was housed in an antique looking house with 3 rooms. The registration was done out of a Veranda of a neighbor. house.
We had wonderful vacation Summer programs called the Venal Vedi during April and May 2003, 2004 and 2005. Over 150 students enjoyed these programmes each year. They enjoyed sports, dance, field trips, swimming etc. Total number ow, the Kerala Govt. has forbidden the Summer programs.
While these classes were going on, we finished the current school building. The first floor of the new building was blessed by Fr. Stanislaus M. Fernandez SDB, of Valiyavila House, on May 28, 2003 together with Fr, Sepherin, Parish Priest of St. Michael.s Church, and Kumbalam. At that point, we started up to 5th standard classes at a stretch to secure NOC from Kerala Govt. with a total of 155 students. Then we went up standard each year and in the school year 2008-2009 we graduated the first 10th standard students with 100% pass, though we had about 9 students who were rejected by other schools due to possible failure. SJIA, Kumbalam obtained NOC from the Kerala Govt. on May 27, 2003 and ICSE provisional affiliation on April 17, 2007. ICSE Board in New Delhi offered permanent affiliation to St. Joseph International Academy on March 16, 2010. Our affiliation No. is KE09/2010. On Feb.2, 2010, the Executive Committee of the Council approved our school in Kumbalam for permanent affiliation and introduction of Science and Commerce Streams of ISC Year 12 Classes.