A. J. de Almeida High School : About Us

About us

A. J. de Almeida High School is centrally located near Ponda Bus Stand. For more than hundred years this school is known for its curricular as well as co-curricular achievements. The students in and around Ponda are attracted towards this school for their all-round development. We in this school not only impart quality education but also strive to make them good citizens of this country. Due to the hard work of the students and dedicated teachers, students have brought laurels to the school for which they are timely rewarded. We are very proud that our alumnae are well employed & are on good position not only in India but across the globe.


On 2nd Oct 1911 on the auspicious day of Vijayadashmi Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal & its First Education Institution A.J.de Almeida High School then known as “Colegio Jose de Almeida” was founded by Pranacharya Dr. Ramchandra Pandurang Vaidya alias Dr Dada Vaidya, Shri Sitaram Vishwambar Kerkar & Shri Vinayak Sarjyotishi. The School was housed in the edifice owned by Dr. Dada Vaidya where the present building of GVM’s KG & Primary School is located.

The Present building of A. J. de Almeida was completed & inaugurated on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration on Oct 1961 at the hands of Governor General H. E. Vassalo e Silva.


A. J. de Almeida High School is an 106 years old institute. In all these years, it has prospered in Academics, Sports, Music, Art, and Public Speaking and in all other Co-curricular activities. Our school is creating individuals which are Physically, Intellectually, Socially and Emotionally balanced. I wish that this continues forever and Almeida High School Ponda shines like a Bright Star not only in Goa and India but in the World.

Mr. Deelipkumar Prabhudessai