It was established established in 1980 after the realization that students with physical challenges form mainstream primary schools and the few special schools found life difficult in regular secondary schools. As a result its was found necessary to establish a school that would specifically address the special needs of students of this nature and to provide an environment that was well adapted to their various needs and abilities.
Initially the school started as a single stream school and targeted students from the special school including Joytown Special School from which the school derived its name. The efforts of the Ministry of Education enabled the school acquire personnel from the Teachers Service Commission while the Salvation Army provided the infrastructure for the initial development of the school. Since then several corporate bodies and individual well wishers have come in at various levels and stages of school’s development to make it what it stands as today.
Today, the school boasts of a student population of 315 having smoothly upgraded to a double stream school and well adapted to the needs of students with physical challenges and having the capacity to provide guidance and support not only to the students but even parents and the community to aptly understand and learn to live with persons with physical challenges. Our aim is to make life as joyful as possible for persons living and working with persons with physical challenges.