To begin a mission station in the industrial area of Pithampur was the realization of the fore sight and vision of Late Bp. Rt. Rev. George Anathil Recognizing the felt need of the locality he directed our attention to start an English Medium school and gave necessary guidance for the same. The then provincial of our mother province, Late. Rev. Mother infant Tresa gave all the financial support and guidelines for this task. Actually it was a Herculian task for the province to build and run a school in this area as we were not well equipped for it in the initial period. But the constant support and encouragement of Late. Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr George Anathil Late Rev. Fr. Mathew Vengathamam who was the first parish priest of Pithampur Catholic Church helped us to start the school.
Rev. Sr. Beena, the then Regional superior, initiated to execute the responsibility with the help of her councilors Rev. Sr. Annie, Sr. Lawrence and Sr. Finia.
St. Francis school had its humble beginning in the year 1990 in the convent building with 60 students in KG – I. The increased no. of students in the beginning itself shows the necessity and relevance of school in this area and the co-operation of the people of this locality. Rev. Sr. Wency who was the superior of the convent was appointed the Principal of the school with the staff members Sr. Rincy and Sr. Regin Maria. The construction of the school building started on 3rdMarch 1991 and the ground floor was blessed on 30th June and classes got shifted to the new building.