Spicer Higher Secondary School is a part of a larger institution of education known as Spicer Memorial College. Spicer Memorial College was established in 1915 as a High School under the name South India Training School at Coimbatore, South India with G. G. Lowry as the Principal. It was moved from Coimbatore to Bangalore in 1917. The institution was again moved in 1922 to a new campus at Krishnarajapuram, Seven miles from the city of Bangalore. After twenty years at Krishnarajapuram in 1942, a new period began with the relocation of the College at its present site. The Present Higher Secondary School had its origin in the campus in 1942. Then the High School operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Lasalgaon, Nasik District, Maharashtra State was transferred to this campus. In 1954, the school obtained permission to send students for SSC examination of the Maharashtra State Secondary Board of Education in addition to the Denominational School Leaving Certificate Examination conducted by the Department of Education of Seventh-Day Adventists, Southern Asia Division. In 1956, the school was affiliated to the council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi and ISC Examination conducted at the end of 11 years of schooling. With the introduction of the plus two educational pattern in the country, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination also recognized its programme. Therefore, the school now offers Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) at the completion of ten years and Indian School Certificate(ISC) at the end of twelve years of study
"True Education is the harmonious development of the physical, mental, social and the spiritual powers. It is the work of true education to develop these powers, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men's thoughts. Instead of confining their study to that which men have said or written, let students be directed to the service of truth, to the vast field opened for research in nature and revelation. Let them contemplate the great facts of duty and destiny and the mind will expand and strengthen."
To reaffirm the heritage of the teaching and learning within the Christian context and the Adventist faith and pledge to promote Adventism in all areas of the life, which includes every student's development in Christian maturity."
The Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education is Christ centered. Adventists believe that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God's character and purposes can be understood as revealed in the Bible, and in nature. The distinctive characteristics of Adventist education - derived from Bible and writings of Ellen G White - point to the redemptive aim of true education: to restore human beings into the image of their Maker.