The Premier Institution in Puducherry Has its origin two centuries ago. It was started as a seminary cum college in 1792. The foundations for the present elaborate structures were laid in 1844 and was completed and blessed on the 19th March 1846. Strictly speaking our school in its present form originated 175 years ago. In 1904, one English section was opened and three classes namely 6th, 7th, & 8th Std, were introduce. In 1932 the school got upgraded to Matriculation level and was affiliated to Madras University. In 1934 the first batch of Students was sent for Matriculation Examination and all came out successfully. In 1978, when the government introduced 10+2 system, Petit Seminaire High School was one of the first institutions to be made into a Higher Secondary School. Started with strength of 100, the present strength stands at 7646 with staff strength of 220. Petit Seminaire is known for its discipline, character formation and excellence in academic, sports and games, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. it is also called a professional school wherein most of the Higher Secondary Students who pass out get into many Professional colleges.
NIL MAGNUM NISI BONUM
Nothing is Great Unless Good
All should aim at greatness but greatness should not be achieved by any means. It should be realized only through goodness namely good, just and legal activities. All the students should be aware, if, whatever we do is not good, it can never be called great. Goodness should precede every action.
Our Patron Saint
Hail, holy Joseph, hail,
Husband of Mary, hail, Chaste as the lily flower
In Eden's peaceful vale. Holy Joseph, Pray thou for us,
Holy Joseph, do thou save us! Hail, Spouse of God's dear Mother,
How our hearts hold thee, dear! Hail father of our Saviour
How our hearts thee revere! Holy Joseph, Pray thou for us,
Holy Joseph, do thou save us!