St.Joseph's Boys' Hr. Sec. School is commonly known as St. Joseph's College. It is a residential-cum-day School. It was established in 1888 by the Brothers of St. Patrick (Patrician Brothers). The Principal and the senior staff were all Irishmen till the late sixties. The school is still being run by the Patrician Brothers.
The school stands amidst beautiful surroundings, on the crest of a hill 1800 metres above sea level, just a few minutes walk from both Coonoor and Wellington railway stations. The mean annual temperature being 18.3 degree Celsius.
The school has a strong focus on football and athletics and places equal importance on academics. The school is often referred to as the "Sporting Giant of The Nilgiris", having won the Nilgiris District Inter-School Athletics Championship consecutively for the past 22 years and the Nilgiris District Inter-School Football Championship for more number of times than any other school. The school won the Tamil Nadu state-level inter-school football tournament in 2007 and almost every year has reached at least the semi-finals of this tournament. The school has produced a few state-level athletes and footballers. The students are known as "Josephites"
Updated on: [May 19, 2021]