The Congregation of the Sisters of the Cross founded by Claudine Echernier in 1838 is engaged in various ministries. In India, In the Pune Province, the Sisters of the Cross are responsible for 6 educational institutions in which young people irrespective of caste or class are being educated through the medium of English andMarathi.Holy Cross Convent High School, Kolhapur, is an English Medium School for girls, founded on 26 October 1963 at the continued request of the people of Kolhapur. We owe our deep gratitude to late Rev. Father Miranda. S. J., who has been instrumental in making our arrival and establishment on this fruitful soil possible. The empowerment of the girl child was the need of the hour. In 1965, the middle school was opened. The 8 class was open opened in 1966 and after a chequered history of opening, closing and re-opening of the secondary section, the first batch of SSC students appeared in 1984. It prepares its students for the SSC Examination, a 10 years course, conducted by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary Education, Kolhapur.