St. Mary’s Central School, Kaliyal
St. Mary’s Central School at Kaliyal, is a co-educational English Medium Central School. The minority institution run by St. Joseph Province, Trivandrum is one of the several leading educational institutions envisioned and administered by fathers of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI). The St. Mary’s Central School came into existence in the academic year 2008-09. The first batch of secondary level students passed out in the year 2015 confirming the growth of the school into an institution with infinite potential for excellence. Today the institution has clearly emerged as the benchmark in school education in Tamilnadu.
Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara (1805 - 1871), the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) the first indigenous religious congregation in India is our lodestar. He was a social reformer, poet, dramatist and educationalist. He produced fundamental changes in the educational scenario of Kerala by starting the first free Sanskrit school open to all sections of the society, in the year 1864. He initiated and vigorously pursued the policy of starting a school attached to every church. He died at the age of 65 on 3rd January 1871. Hence 3rd January is celebrated as our Founder’s Day.
St. Mary’s Central School enables the learner to acquire knowledge by inculcating character excellence, rational proficiency and mental supremacy.
St. Mary’s Central School is a fostering ground for the holistic development of child to spread their radiance for the growth and excellence in the society.
“Knowledge is Power” is the motto of St. Mary’s Central School. Knowledge is a powerful factor that improves people to achieve great results. The more knowledge a person gains, the more powerful he becomes. True power comes from knowledge. No individual or nation can prosper in life without knowledge. Knowing things gives us power. St. Mary’s Central School educational system concentrates on the integral growth and total formation of the human person by leading the life in a righteous path.