Loreto Convent, Doranda, was opened in 1943 by the Loreto sisters. The aim of the School is to help
prepare the students spiritually, intellectually, morally and socially for their lives in the world today.
Whatever the necessary changes in educational structures and methods, there are certain emphasis which the Loreto tradition seeks to value and retain :
- A lively concern for the personal vocation and moral formation of each pupil.
- The preparation of pupils for their influential role in the family and in society, especially in the
- A real care of the less able and under-privileged so that they may develop to their capacity their
talents and gifts.
- Training in the making of responsible personal decisions and in the acceptance of leadership
through genuine conviction and a sense of right values.
- The formation of a Christian conscience regarding social justice.
- The development of logical reasoning and critical judgment particularly with regard to the mass
- The appreciation and transmission of the heritage of language and culture.
- The training of the aesthetic sense, especially through the creative arts.
- A Christian world-wide view which transcends religious differences, national barriers, social
classes an economic pressures.
- “A genuine education aims at the formation of human person with respect of his ultimate goal
and simultaneously with respect of the good of those societies of which as a man, he is a member, and in whose responsibilities as an adult, he will share.”
The Loreto sisters belong to the Irish branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M.) founded by Mary Ward, an English-woman, at the beginning of the 17th century.
The education of girls is the main work of the Loreto Sisters who now have schools and colleges in Ireland, England, Gibraltar, Spain, India, Africa, Mauritius, Australia and America.
In December 1841 the first Loreto sisters came to India. In January 1842 they opened Loreto House, Calcutta. There are now 7 Loreto Schools and a college in Calcutta, 2 schools in Darjeeling and Lucknow and schools at Asansol, Shillong, Delhi, Bombay, Ranchi and Lolay, Pannigatta.