St. Vincent's High School is an English Medium School founded in 1867, located in the Indian city of Pune and named after Vincent de Paul, a seventeenth-century saint known for his love for the poor and the downtrodden. The school, which is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra, prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate Examination (Std. X) and for the Higher Secondary Certificate examination (Std. XII). It is owned by the Poona Catholic Educational Association and managed by the Poona Jesuit School's Society, which belong to the Christian Religious Minority group and therefore enjoys the rights and privileges guaranteed by Article 30 of the Constitution of India. It is considered as one of the best schools in Pune. The Society of Jesus, to which the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers belong, is a Christian Religious Order founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. Active in the field of education throughout the world since its origin, the Society runs nearly 100 high schools and over a dozen colleges in which young people of every social class, community and linguistic group, are educated through the medium of both English and the regional languages.