The Carmelite Missionaries started this school in 1857 in the building which is at present the AG’s office, Trivandrum. Later it was shifted to the campus near to St.Joseph’s Cathedral, Palayam. In 1905, the school was again shifted to its present location near the General Hospital, Trivandrum. Sri.Madhava Rao, the then Dewan of the erstwhile Travancore declared St.Joseph’s as a recognized school of the Travancore State at a public meeting held at the school campus on 18th January 1905.

    Prefect- the word derived from the Latin word praefectus, which means make in front, i.e., put in charge. The induction of Prefect system helps the young, enthusiastic lads to take their
    Deployed under the two service wings as Army & Airwing the cadets of our N.C.C units brought the school proud with their stupendous skill in various activities of our school.
    Simple in style and grand in function, the STUDENT POLICE CADET UNIT of St Joseph’s school has begun its journey of hope towards glory.