The pioneer missionaries, Rev.F.W.Savidge and Rev.J.H.Lorrain, opened the first Baptist Church of Mizoram (BCM) School (also known as Sikulpui) on 3rd July 1903 at Serkawn, Lunglei with 24 students. 3 out of 5 Chief Ministers of Mizoram, namely, Ch.Chhunga, Brig.T.Sailo and Laldenga were the products of this mission school.
Sir Bamfylde Fuller, the then Chief Commisioner of Assam visited and he was immensely impressed by the system of mission schools which the missionaries diligently nurtured. So, he issued an order that all government schools in Mizoram should be in the hands of the missionaries w.e.f. 1st April, 1904. But the government took over the authority again in 1952. Then, Baptist Church of Mizoram was left without any school to look after.
Having thought that school ministry accelerated their ministry, the Baptist Church of Mizoram opened a High School on 8th February 1961 and named Serkawn Christian High School, but changed as Christian High School, Serkawn in 1974 and then Baptist Higher Secondary School, Serkawn when the Government permitted Higher Secondary status on 1st June 1996.
In the year of its inception Class – VII was started with 26 students under the principalship of Rev.Ron F.Tucker. It was recognized by Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA) in 1964. The first batch of students appeared in Class X public examination under SEBA in 1965. The school attained its deficit status in 1985 with a special provision that Baptist Church of Mizoram will continue to have the power of administration. In 2006 the BCM Education Committee adopted Comprehensive System, amalgamating the school with Baptist English School, Serkawn (BES) having classes from Nursery to Class VII.
The school is divided into two sections and both the sections are under the care of one Vice Principal respectively – the Junior Section (Nursery to Class VIII) and Senior Section (Class IX to Class XII). The overall administration of the school is in the hands of the Principal with the help of two Vice Principals.
Baptist Higher Secondary School, Serkawn, the Senior Section, is now a big family with more than 55 teaching staff and around 950 students. The spirit of this Mission School is maintained and kept alive at BHSS and many outstanding personalities throughout the country had come out from this prestigious school.
BHSS offers different courses at Higher Secondary level such as Arts section, Science section and Commerce section.
BHSS, Serkawn - The Utmost for the Highest