Hubli city is situated about 20 kilometers south-east of Dharwad between Malnad and the Deccan plateau. It is the commercial centre and business hub of the North Karnataka region. It is an important centre for the Indian Railways too, as it is the headquarters for South Western Railway Zone and the Hubli Railway division. The quadrilateral super highway runs through the city. Climatic conditions are of the tropical semi-Malnad region, with no extremes. Hubli is also an established educational centre.
Providence and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit have inscribed our history by their blessings. The apostolic zeal of the Sisters at Tumarikop mission inspired the then Bishop Ignatius Lobo, of Belgaum Diocese to contact Mother Ernestine to request the Ursuline Franciscan Congregation to take charge of Fatima Group of Institutions run by the Diocese of Belgaum at Hubli. Sr Letitia Fernandes, Sr Responsa D’Souza and Sr Anita Pereira arrived in June 1970 and Sr Eliza Pinto, Sr Joanina Patrao and Sr Laurine Cutinha joined them later.
Permission was granted to start new school from 8 th Standard during the year 1968-69 vide Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no.87(a) 49580-377/68-69 dated: 18.06.1969. Thereon Permission for Standard 9 th was granted vide Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no.B3-20545- OPN-65/72- 73 dated: 20.11.1972, Permission for Standard 10 th was granted vide Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no B3-20545- OPN-65/71- 72 dated 14.07.1972. Permission for 2 nd Division of standard 8 th was granted by Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no. G7.971B (OPN) 81-82 dated 12.08.1981, Permission for 2 nd Division of standard 9 th was granted by Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no E7 (G)Misc.12/83-84 dated 01.07.1983.
Permission for 2 nd Division of standard 9 th was granted by Department of Public Instruction, Bangalore order no ED502 HPE 90 dated 09.10.1990.
St Michael’s School is best known for quality education and excellence, imparting value-based education, with ample opportunities for an all-round development of the students. Many of our students appeared for NMMS and NTSE exams. Five of our students are still getting the NTSE and NMMS scholarships to complete their education. The students, both boys and girls, have maintained the record in Net Ball, Basket Ball and Athletic events at State and National levels. They have participated in Taluk, Divisional and State level science exhibitions. In 50 years 3,879 students have passed out from the School and are spread out all over the globe holding distinguished positions wherever they are. At present 397 students study in the school in the academic year 2017-18.
The future plans for St Michael’s involve constructing a suitable building for the increasing Number of students, providing high caliber education, holistic development and total satisfaction of all concerned – students, parents and faculty.