Address: St. Mary's School, 5-B, General Bhagat Marg, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA Pin 411001, Pune - 411001
Established in 1866, we are proud of our long history and academic tradition. At the same time, we are unique in the way we have kept abreast with the new trends in education and have responded to the changing needs of children.St. Mary’s has several major strengths: a solid academic programme, a child centred approach and an unbeatable ambience.Ours is a private institution entirely dependent for our funding on school fees. Christian principles form our foundation and we are registered as a minority school. However admissions are open to children of all communities
From 1866 to 1977 the School was run by the Sisters of the Community of St. Mary the Virgin, an Anglican order based in Wantage, England. In their hands the history of the School was one of continuous progress and growth.
In 1977 it was decided at Wantage to hand over the School to seculars, as times had changed, and too much administrative work was involved in running a school, which the Community felt was incompatible with their religious life.
In June 1976, Mrs. Elizabeth Matthew who had been a senior English teacher with the School since 1973, was appointed Vice Principal.The following year the Sisters withdrew from the School and Mrs. Elizabeth Matthew took over as Principal. During her tenure the School took a giant leap forward. The enrollment went up from 840 students to 2700. The curriculum was enriched, various amenities were added and the School was given a new look.The ICSE results every year were outstanding, with no failures, and 90% of the students securing over 75%.
In June 1992, Mrs. Matthew started a Boy’s School, with one division of each class, from Upper Kindergarten to Std X. The Boys’ School is run on the same lines as the Girl’s School, except that their timings are different. The Girls’ School work from 8.40 a.m to 3.30 p.m and the Boys’ School from 7.40 a.m to 1.30 p.m. On Saturdays the boys have School till 11a.m. This is done so that the boys too can utilize the playgrounds, the swimming pool and all the other facilities we have.
In March 2006, the Management appointed Mrs. Matthew as Executive Director of the School, in recognition of her years of dedicated service to St. Mary’s. Miss Jessica Simoes who was Incharge of the Boys’ School took her place as Principal. But, it was sad day indeed for St Mary’s School, when our Executive Director Mrs Matthew lost her battle with cancer and passed away on the 13th of April 2009, after which the post of Executive Director has been abolished.
In the academic year 2010-2011, Mrs. Sujata Mallic Kumar has been appointed as principal of the school.
Year Established: 1900
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