St. Mary's Residential Central School, Tiruvalla, one of the pioneer senior secondary schools in south India, was established in 1974 by St. Mary's Educational and Cultural Society Tiruvalla, a registered charitable Trust. Within the short span of 25 years, the school has made outstanding achievements in various areas of curricular and co-curricular activities under the leadership of Dr. P T Abraham. The school has catered to the educational needs of students all over India and those from abroad. A llC school, managed by a governing council consisting of eminent educationists, is situated in the heart of Tiruvalla municipal town. It has an extensive campus of more than twelve acres. It provides the required facilities for about 1500 students from LKG to class XII. The school building consists of one four-storeyed and two three-storeyed blocks. There are two separate hostels for boys and girls with fourteen dormitories. They are supervised by experienced wardens, matrons, nuns, visiting doctors, nurses and ayahs. Many of the teachers reside in the hostel giving personal attention to the educational needs of children. Resident tutors have also been appointed to give special coaching. For the convenience of the day scholars, school buses operate within a radius of 15 Kms.
Due emphasis is given to co-curricular activities for the proper development of the pupils' personality. Students of the school have won many spectacular victories at the district and state levels, in quiz, cultural competitions and sports.
The St. Mary's Educational and Cultural Society to which this school belongs, has never forgotten its social responsibilities. The deserving students are given fee concessions in full or in part. Further, the Society has been doing charitable service for the poor and the needy by rendering financial assistance and providing food and clothing.
In 1990, St. Mary's Residential School rendered the most remarkable service by admitting over seven hundred and fifty students at the beginning of the second term when they sought refuge as evacuees from Kuwait.
The inauguration of the new four storied block of school building by Her Excellency Smt. Jyoti Vankatachellam, the Governor of Kerala on 28th February 1981, helped the institution to reach greater heights of educational achievements.
more full fledged schools have
established under the St.Mary's Educational
and Cultural Society at
Tiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kayamkulam, Alappuzha, and Pathanapuram.
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