The vision for Faith Academy started in the early 60’s and took off on January 8, 1964 after seven Christians prayerfully decided to contribute Rs.3000/- each to build a good Christian school in this area. Mrs. Mary Dorsey was the first Principal and Mr. Jeffroy, the first Manager. Mrs. Persis Massey who suggested to start a Christian school, left a lucrative job in Frank Anthony School and joined Faith Academy. But as she found that there were more teachers than students, Mrs. Massey resigned her post so that the school could run smoothly.
For more than two decades, Faith Academy operated from small rented rooms in East Patel Nagar. After getting the Promised Land, the journey proceeded to the construction of Phase I. It was indeed a proud moment when Ms. J.Khanna as the Principal of Faith Academy along with 1500 students and 75 staff walked majestically, into our own school building on September 3, 1987. It was a joyous moment for them to see the spacious sprawling new building.For the first time, Faith Academy came under one roof. On March 31, 1991, Phase II came up beautifully on the side of Phase I.
July 29, 2017, was a red letter day in the history of Faith Academy that marked the auspicious inauguration of Phase III with the state of the art facilities. India’s first ‘Hydraulic stage’ among schools, which was the brain child of our Honorary Manager Mr. S. Robert, saw its grand opening on the same day. Its inimitable structure enthralled everyone.
On September 29, 2014, a new baby, Faith Academy II was born. And soon around 300 students joined the school with as many as 15 teachers joining the team. Now the strength has increased to teachers and students. Faith Academy II was the only possible answer to meet the ever growing admission pressure which left many parents helpless as they could not find a good school for their children. Principal of Faith Academy I, Dr. M. Kannan and Principal of Faith Academy II, Mrs. E. Robert are giving able leadership to both schools along with the Headmistresses and other staff. So, Faith Academy is on the move to create history by utilizing its facilities to its full potential.
The strength of the school then was 300 in 1974 and now 2900. Known for its Christian values and beautiful Vere Foster hand writing, Faith Academy is growing leaps and bounds in its mission towards perfection. We desire that our children soar great heights and shine out in the world as students depicting Christian values of love, grace and faith. Thousands of students have graduated from Faith Academy in the last five decades and many of them are placed in high positions all over the country and abroad. The contribution made by the school in the lives of these children is immense. All this was possible because of the people who loved the Lord and sacrificed their lives in establishing a good Christian school in Delhi.
The journey of Faith Academy is a long and arduous one from rubbish-filled land to the Garden of Eden. Do you think, it would have been possible without God’s help? The answer is an emphatic NO.
(The thoughts shared above, are by Mr. S. Robert, Hon. Manager, who has been in the Managing Committee of Faith Academy since 1976)