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 moral sphere.
- 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 media.
- 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
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
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.