In the year 1961 Rev Fr George Thachenkary, the then Parish Priest of St Dominic’s Church, Kanjirapally made a proposal to his parishioners at the parish assembly to establish an English Medium School. The community unanimously agreed to it and they made a request to the Jesuits , known as the ‘Schoolmen of Europe’ to start a school in Kanjirapally. The Jesuits took up the challenge and started the school as the Sacerdotal Silver Jubilee Memorial of Mar Mathew Kavukatt, then Archbishop of Changanacherry. It was named AKJM (Archbishop Kavukattu Jubilee Memorial) High School.

            At its inception, it was located on the St Dominic’s Parish campus. In 1963 it was shifted to the present site in a 10 acre plot, by the side of the KK Road (NH 220). Fr Antony Manjil  SJ, was the first Headmaster and Rev Fr George Thachenkary, the first Manager. From the beginning the school has been giving  preference to the Catholic boys of Kanjirapally area. In a decade’s time a Boarding House was opened mainly to cater to the boys from Kuttanadu and High range areas. As a result of the spread of primary and secondary education in Kerala and the preferential option the Jesuits made for the poor and for the ordinary families of the locality, the Boarding House was closed down in 1995. AKJM Junior School was established in the same year. In 2002  AKJM Higher Secondary School was established. It has two batches in Science with Maths and Biology and the other in commerce with computer application. In the same year the school went co- educational. In 2015 the  LP section also got recognition .

            This is a Catholic Minority School. Though the primary aim of this institution is the education of Catholic students of the neighbourhood, it also admits non catholic students who wish to abide by and profit from the tradition and discipline of the school.

Characteristics Of Jesuit Education

  • jesuit Education(]E) is person oriented. It pays individual attention to each student.
  • JE aims at the integral development of the student.
  • JE has formative dimensions. It attempts to develop the whole person.
  • JE is value based and gives priority to character formation.
  • JE trains the students to excel in their life.
  • JE is made relevant by adapting it to the concrete situations politically, socially and culturally.
  • JE stands for and trains the students for a just society
  • JE is participative through the interaction of the pupil, parents and teachers.
  • JE holds on to the watchword 'MAGIS' meaning ever better in every activity.

Directives And Guidelines For The Parents

The active involvement of the parents in the education of their children is indispensable these days. This is possible only through the parents' periodic interaction with the teachers and the school authorities. Please note that it is mandatory for the parents to visit the school at least once every month and also attend all class-wise PTA meetings.

To make matters easy for the parents, a register is maintained in the school office where they can record their genuine grievances and offer their constructive suggestions. All these will be promptly looked into and acted upon, in the best interest of the school. Parents may also make use of the allotted pages in this diary, or the phone numbers given in it, for any brief communication with the school authorities and the teachers.