Mar Thoma Residential School, Thiruvalla was founded in 1974 by the Mar Thoma Educational Agency, Thiruvalla, Kerala, which is a charitable body registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies. The Metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church is the Patron of the Society. The school started functioning with three teachers and eighteen students. Now, the school has 70 teachers and over 1000 pupils on the roll. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.