Campion School, Bhopal
, established in July 1965, is conducted by the members of the Society of Jesus commonly called the Jesuits
. One of the oldest schools of Bhopal, Campion School is a boys school. Its campus is spread over of land in the locality of Arera Colony
In July 1965, at the invitation of His Grace, Rev. Dr. Eugene D'Souza, the then Archbishop of Bhopal, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ferdinand More, S.J., a Spanish Jesuit belonging to the Jesuit Province of Mumbai
established a school, which he named Campion School after St. Edmund Campion
, a sixteenth century English Jesuit
who was also the Patron of the School.The School moved from place to place to find a suitable location, which could provide the necessary School climate. The School was held first at Seva Sadan, which had no room for expansion for the increasing number of students. Therefore Fr. More, who was the first principal of the School, negotiated with the Government for leasing a larger piece of land and was allotted about a patch near No.10 bus stop. He built the School in a ‘barracks’ fashion and extended the classes from Std IV to Std XI. The school was occupied on 17 July 1967. This school, today known as ‘Old Campion’, was handed back to the Government in 1974.
On February 21, 1969, Fr. More acquired of land in Shahapura, the present site of Campion School, in the name of Bombay Xaverian Corporation. ‘The Campion School Society’... Read More