Bogadi is situated on the outskirts of Mysore, six kilometers from the Mysore suburban bus stand. Once a village, Bogadi is now a fast growing town. As most of their convents were in the remote villages of Mysore, the Ursuline Franciscan Sisters wanted a place to have a transit house in Mysore City when they came to Mysore. The Capuchin Friars of Kripalaya made their work easy by locating a place for them adjacent to their friary. Sr Severine Barrows, who was Superior of St Joseph’s Convent, Hunsur bought the land. On September 23, 1985 Sr. Gemma Pinto and Sr. Colette Vas landed in Bogadi as pioneers where they first took shelter in a farm house. The place which was once thought of to be a mere transit house has become a centre for various activities like administration, education, religious formation and health care.
Sr Jyothi Fernandes, the Provincial Superior of Mysore, a person who stood by feminism and whose heart always went out for a girl child decided to open the doors of Maria Niketan for high school education. Sr. Pushpa, the Primary School headmistress, kept working enthusiastically for permission until it was obtained on August 13, 2002.
Sr Leena Fernandes took charge as First headmistress. An additional floor was added to the existing primary school building to accommodate the high school classes. In 2006 Sr. Cecilia D’Souza assumed charge as headmistress. During her tenure (2006-2012) she ensured that the School had a good and efficient staff and all other facilities required for a good learning atmosphere. Permission was obtained from the Education Department to start English Medium VIII, IX and X parallel sections in the year 2008. Sr. Cosses Gonsalves worked as the Headmistress from 2012 to 2015.Sr. Roopa Lopes the present Headmistress took charge from June 2015. At Present 337 students are getting educated in the High School. 738 students have been passed through the portals of this school availing education for future life.