St. Germain High School was founded in January 1944 by Late. Rev. Thomas Pothacamury, the then Archbishop of Bangalore. The school was named after Rev. Fr. Germain, a much loved French Priest, who was on the staff of St. Joseph’s High School, which incidentally had also been housed in the same premises till it was shifted to the Museum Road. The school is a private, unaided, minority educational institution, administered by the Archdiocesan Board of Education of Bangalore.

The academic year of the School was from January to December. In 1978 it was changed to June to April to fall in line with the rest of the country.

Being an Anglo-Indian School, it has a number of staff and students from this community. However, admission is open to Children from all religions and communities without discrimination.

The school prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE). Imparting value-based education is one of its main objectives.

The Academy motto is “Ad Augusta Per Angusta : Triumph Through Trials”.

The School is situated on top of the St. John’s Hill with Coles Park on one side and St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on the other. The main entrance to the School was from St John’s Church Road and through the playground. This gate was closed and the main entrance shifted to Promenade Road in 1976 so that the games field is made use of, fully.

It is the only Anglo-Indian School maintained by the Board and is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination. New Delhi. Till 1961 the students were prepared for the Bangalore European Secondary School Examination (Std XI) and the Cambridge Overseas Examination. From 1962 to 1969, the State Government used to conduct the Anglo-Indian secondary School Certificate (A.I.S.S.C.) Examination (Std XI). With the change over to the present 10+2+3 Course of States, the I.C.S.E. (Std X) Examination is conducted at the end of std X. From 1977 to 1990 the School also presented students to the local Std X (S.S.L.C.) Examination.

The New PU College Block was put by Rev. Fr. John Rose and the PU Course was started by him in 2005 and It was officially inaugurated by the Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Pinto, Archbishop on Bangalore on 24.Feb 2005.
The Nursery Division serving as a feeder for our Primary Division was started by Msgr. S. Jayanathan and it was officially inaugurated by Archbishop Emeritus Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras on the 17th of August 2012.
CO-EDUCATION SYSTEM To provide holistic education to children, St. Germain Academy introduced this system in August of 2012.
THE COMPUTER ACADEMY This academy was blessed and inaugurated by Archbishop Emeritus Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras in December 2013.
SPORTS ACADEMY Catering to the spirit of sportsmanship, St. Germain Academy has opened the Sports Academy in the year 2017.
ST. GERMAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE This college inaugurated in 2017 aims at the educational needs of students for work force training and skill development.
ST. GERMAIN COACHING CENTRE With the Endeavor to empower our students this coaching centre was opened in August 2018.The renowned St. Germain High school founded in January 1944 by the Rev. Thomas Pothacamury, the then Archbishop of Bangalore was elevated to the status of ‘Academy’ on September 01st 2018 by Archbishop Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado. The elevation comes as St. Germain’s enters it Platinum jubilee year. The institution is named after Rev. Fr. Germain, a much loved French priest.