STS School: A Tradition of Greatness

STS School, previously known as Minto Circle, is a prominent K-12 semi-private secondary school situated in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. Established in 1875 by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan as the Muhammadan Somewhat English Oriental University School, it has evolved into one of the five senior secondary schools under Aligarh Muslim College. 

Comprehensive Education for All Communities

STS School’s primary mission is to provide education for the Muslim community. However, it adopts an inclusive approach, welcoming children from all communities without discrimination based on caste or creed. With an all-India and all-denominational enrollment, the school promotes diversity. Furthermore, it offers accommodation for approximately 300 students within the campus, making it a semi-private institution with a total student population of around 2,000.

Henry George Impey Siddons: The Trailblazing Dean

The school’s inaugural dean, Henry George Impey Siddons, played a pivotal role in shaping its early years and contributing to its establishment and growth.

Current Leadership: Mr. Faisal Nafis

Currently, the school is under the capable leadership of Mr. Faisal Nafis, who serves as the principal, guiding STS School into the modern era.

Historical Development: From Minto Circle to STS School

STS School’s history traces back to its inception as Minto Circle in 1875. Founded by the renowned educationist and social reformer Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the school initially bore the name “Muhammadan Old English Oriental University School.” Over the years, it transformed into the Muhammadan Somewhat English Oriental School in 1877 and eventually became Aligarh Muslim College in 1920. The school’s name was then changed to the “Muslim College Secondary School,” but it became commonly known as Minto Circle, thanks to the support of the Viceroy of India, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, the 4th Lord of Minto, who financed the construction of its new buildings. In 1966, the school was renamed after the then Chancellor, Syedna Tahir Saifuddin, and is now recognized as STS School. When the Aligarh Muslim University was established by the Aligarh Muslim University Act 1919. The School was renamed Muslim University High School. The Principal of the School at that time was Mr. A.M. Qureshi.

STS G-20 Leadership Exhibition

The exhibition showcased India’s G-20 Leadership, featuring innovative ideas and projects related to the themes of ‘Climate Conservation’ and ‘Energy Efficiency’ as well as the Promotion of Sustainable Farming. The central theme of the exhibition, ‘Climate Conservation,’ emphasized the importance of environmental preservation and sustainable practices, while ‘Energy Efficiency’ focused on finding creative solutions to reduce energy consumption.

Students from various AMU Schools showcased their progress and creativity through Working Models, Non-Working Models, and Diagrams.

Prof. Abid Ali Khan, Deputy Director, Allocation, was the distinguished guest. Mrs. Amna Malik, Coordinator of G-20 events, was also present on the occasion.