Literacy was very low in Bogadi and the surrounding villages as there were no schools in the region. Sr Severine Barrows who was elected Superior General in 1986 decided to open a school in the campus, a decision rightly taken. In 1987 a Kannada nursery and Class I were started in a small building which later became the Health Centre. Since then Bogadi got a facelift and a steady development was seen in the living standards of the people. Maria Niketan School could well be said to be the foundation for the Bogadi township.
Sr Gemma Pinto worked hard to obtain permission. Sr Jacintha Quadros was the first headmistress (1988-90) of the school. Later as Sr Lilly Rodrigues (1990-98) who took charge as headmistress, planned to construct the school building with spacious classrooms. Thanks to the financial help from the Generalate. Within a few years Maria Niketan became the talk of the town. People realized the value of education and many girl children, who would have otherwise remained illiterate, were able to do their schooling at Maria Niketan. The succeeding headmistresses Sr Pushpa (1998-2004) and Sr Violet Menezes (2004-2008), effective, efficient and hardworking made Maria Niketan the Best School in Mysore Taluk. In the year 2008 Sr Flavia Fernandes took the wand from Sr Violet. The process of getting grant- in-aid for the School was earlier initiated by Sr Violet. But it was Sr Flavia who never rested until she got all the papers cleared for permission. Running from pillar to post she succeeded in getting the school under grant-in-aid in 2009.
On December 19, 2013, the School celebrated the silver jubilee in all solemnity.
1615 students have successfully completed their studies and have passed through the portals of this school. At present there are 453 students in the primary and pre-primary section.