To transform our world into a just, equitable and harmonious place, where God reigns.


To provide holistic and integral development to students enabling them to grow as person of character, competence, conscience, compassion and commitment and who will take their rightful place in the society as agents of change ushering in a new world order that is open, inclusive and sensitive to the poor and marginalized.

How it all started:

It was a proud moment for the members of the Central Indian province and especially for Catholic    Ashram Palda   when the new St. Arnold’s School (the third school in Indore) was blessed and inaugurated   by Fr. Dominic Emmanuel SVD, the INC Vice Provincial Superior, on July 4, 2011. Many SVD Confreres, Religious Sisters, parents and students were present for the function. Fr. Dominic Emmanuel SVD cut the ribbon and Fr. Mark Mathias SVD, the secretary for Education in the Province, broke the coconut according to the Indian tradition.  All the guests were welcomed by sprinkling of   rose water.  The representatives of the management, teaching staff, parents and students by lighting the lamp, invited the presence of   God, who is the Light that dispels the darkness of ignorance. Fr. Joemon James SVD, the Manager of the school, welcomed the invited guests and informed about the vision of the school: ‘To Enlighten and to Enhance’.  Fr. Dominic Emmanuel SVD in his address spoke about the rich tradition and legacy of the Society in the field of Education and about St. Arnold. The school has begun with 41 students studying in Nursery and K.G 1 sections and the school is housed on the first floor of the St. Joseph Freinandemetz’s building. In the staff, the school has Sr. Sarita SJSM as the headmistress, a lay teacher and a lady helper. With new premises the school has a bright future.


Name of the Confreres

Post / Assignment


Fr. Joemon James



Fr. Anthony Samy



Fr. Charles Amritraj