The journey of De Paul Higher Secondary School began in the year 1981 with a vision 'for God and the country'. Both De Paul Higher Secondary School and De Paul Central School are owned and managed by the Mary Matha Province of the Vincentian Congregation. Both schools are unaided and recognized educational institutions with the Provincial Superior as General Manager and Superior of Vincentian House, Choondal as the local manager. De Paul HSS has completed 33 years of meritorious and esteemed service in shaping the destiny of the future generations, following its motto 'for God and the country'. Depaul English Medium Higher Secondary School(State Syllabus) has got classes rigt from Kintergarten to Higher Secondary Section. De Paul Central School is still in the infancy stage with six classes.
It was the desire of Rev. Fr. George Choondal who was the vicar of Choondal Parish (in 1977) to start an English Medium School in Choondal. He shared this wish with Rev. Fr. Hilarious Aranjaniyil VC who used to help him pastorally. Fr. Choondal promised five and a half acres of land to Vincentian congregation for that purpose. Rev. Fr. George Kammattil VC the then Superior General designated Rev. Fr. Luke Nambiaparambil VC to proceed further in this regard. Fr. Luke reached Choondal on 9th February1981. He stayed with Fr. George Choondal and initiated the construction works in the land offered by Fr. Choondal. In 1981 June 01 De Paul English Medium school was started, with Master Pavunny and Mrs. P. V. Sisily, teacher. Fr. Luke shifted his residence to the Ashram when it was completed. In May 1982 Rev. Fr. Joseph Kavalakkatt VC took charge as the Principal of De Paul English Medium School. We got the recognition for the school in the year 1984. Rev. Fr. George Vazhaplamkudy was appointed the principal in 1985 and many classrooms were built that time. In 1987 the first S.S.L.C batch appeared for the public exam and cent percent pass was the result. In 1993 a hall was constructed for the school. The school celebrated its silver jubilee in January 2006 when Rev. Fr. Vincent Chirackamanavalan VC was the Principal.
At present Rev.Fr.Paul Tharakan VC is the Princpal, Fr.Antony Thekinieth VC is the manager and Fr.Shiju Athappilly VC is the vice-Principal and Finance Officer.