St. Mary's Residential Central School, Thiruvalla, in Pathanamthitta district is one of the pioneer senior secondary schools in south India. The school was established in 1974 by St. Mary's Educational and Cultural Society Thiruvalla.
Within the short span, the school has made outstanding achievements in various areas of curricular as well as co-curricular activities and has catered to the educational needs of students all over India and those from abroad.
The school is affiliated to The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The school was founded by Dr. P. T Abraham, an educationist and a philanthropist.
St. Mary's Residential Central School, Thiruvalla is managed by St. Mary’s Educational and cultural society, formed with a view to render its service in Educational and social service field. The School runs classes from L.K.G to X11. It offers Science and Commerce stream at +2 levels. At present school have 1000 students and 50 teaching staff on roll.
History of St. Mary's Residential Central School Thiruvalla
St. Mary’s Educational and cultural society, a charitable organization was registered in 1974, under which the St. Mary's Residential Central School functions. In 1987, Dr. P. T. Abraham started five more secondary schools in various districts like Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Alappuzha, Pathanapuram and Kayamkulam.
His life is a saga of distinctive achievement as sportsmen, entrepreneur, educationist, social worker and founder of a number of educational institutions in Kerala and Karnataka. His activities were based on the belief that the best way to serve the society is in helping the not - so – privileged class among the society, in the context of Education.
With a missionary zeal, he then started various technical colleges and a teachers’ training college in Thiruvalla and Bangalore. It is with his blessings and invaluable guidance that St. Mary’s Residential School at Thiruvalla was able to cross several milestones and become a success among Senior Secondary Schools in the State.
The school follows the Ten plus Two pattern of Senior Secondary Education, New Delhi. According to the three language formula each student of Classes III to VIII shall compulsorily study three languages.
First language - English Communicative, Second language - Hindi Course B / Malayalam / French (Class VIII only), Third language - Malayalam / Hindi, Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Social Science (History, Geography, Economics & Civics), Work Experience, Computer Science, Art Education (Painting, Dance, Music, Drama etc.), Physical and Health Education.
Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (Classes XI & XII)
Group I: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Group II: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
Group IV: Business Studies, Economics, Accountancy
Facilities in St. Mary's CBSE School, Thiruvalla
Here students enjoy facilities of full- fledged library, well- organized laboratories, an extensive playground, a well-equipped computer Lab along with highly dedicated, qualified and experienced teachers. The school provides transport facility not only to urban areas but also to rural villages. Hostels with modern amenities are also available for boys and girls.
Branches of St. Mary’s School Thiruvalla
1. St. Mary's Residential Central School, Thiruvananthapuram
St. Mary's Residential Central School, Thiruvananthapuram was started in the year 1987, and within the short span of eleven years has grown into the stature of a senior secondary school with nearly 1000students on the roll. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The School has been making creditable achievements in both curricular and co-curricular activities. Further it has an excellent computer lab with Internet communication system.
St. Mary's Residential Central School & Junior College, Mudavanmukal, Thiruvananthapuram.
Phone: 0471 – 2355538
2. St. Mary's Residential Central School Pathanapuram
St. Mary's Residential Central School Pathanapuram, the second senior member in the family of St. Mary's group of schools, was founded in early 1177. Its initial name was Pathanapuram Public School.
The school has been maintaining outstanding academic excellence and remarkable cultural and athletic achievements. It is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi as a Higher, Secondary School. The residential facilities are of a higher standard at all levels.
St. Mary's Residential Central School & junior college, Nedumparampu, Pathanapuram.
Phone: 0474 - 22352416
3. St. Mary's Residential Central School, Kollam
St. Mary's Residential Central School, Kollam was also started in 1987. It has become a full-fledged school and is affiliated to The Central Board of Secondary Education. The School has produced some outstanding students who have won national acclaim.
St. Mary's, Residential Central School & Junior College, Kollam.
Phone: 0474 - 2793755
4. St. Mary's Residential Central School, Alappuzha
St. Mary's Residential Central School Alappuzha - in spite of a very humble beginning, has achieved a place as an indivisible factor of the educational fabric of Alappuzha. The school holds the foremost place in academic and co-curricular activities.
St. Mary's Residential Central School, Alapuzha
Phone: 0477 - 2232960
5. Holy Mary Residential Central School, Kayamkulam
Holy Mary Residential Central School Kayamkulam, started in 1987, has recorded steady growth and development during the past eleven years.
The school has secured good results in the Board Examinations and has come out with flying colours; in various inter-school competitions. At the beginning of the year 1996 - 97, the school was shifted to it s own premises, into the calm and serene atmosphere at Kakkanad. It is affiliated to The Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
Holy Mary Residential Central School & Junior College, Kayamkulam.
Phone: 0479 – 2444104
Other Institutions under St. Mary's Group of educational institutions
1. St. Mary's College for Teacher Education
The college is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and accredited by N.C.T.E. Subjects offered are Natural Science, Physical Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Malayalam, English and Hindi.
St. Mary's College for teacher education, Paliakara, Thiruvalla.
Phone: 0469 – 2606991
2. St. Mary's College for Women
The College affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam conducts various graduate and postgraduate courses in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Computer Science, Bio Chemistry, Medical Microbiology and B Com with Computer Application.
The institution aims at initiating conspicuous changes in society through empowerment of young women, by imparting systematic knowledge, emotional maturity and positive personality traits, to develop successful professionalism in career and personal life.
St. Mary's College for Women, Paliakara, Thiruvalla
Phone: 0469 - 2606560
Institutions in Karnataka under St. Mary's Group of educational institutions
Devamatha Central School, St. Thomas Town, Bangalore
Devamatha Central School, West of Chord Road, Bangalore
Devamatha Central School, HRBR lay out, Bangalore
Devamatha Central School, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore
For more information, contact:
Address: St. Mary's group of Institutions, Paliakara, Thiruvalla.
Phone: 0469 – 2734710