HT Top Schools (South): 7. ST MARY’S SCHOOL (ICSE)

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2016 02:04 IST

Nesbit Road, Mazgaon

History: Founded in 1864 under the management of Fathers of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the school celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2014. The school’s alumni boast of names including Zubin Mehta and Azim Premji. In its 150 years, the school stands as an eye witness to changing history of the city of Mumbai as well as the education system in place.

Unique Features: Each classroom is equipped with smart boards, and the school has an education system where excellence is measured not by the quality of work, but by the degree to which every student has realised his full potential. Declared a heritage structure by the government, the school boasts of an auditorium which is a constant reminder of the classic single screen theatres and is currently equipped with the best of technological amenities.

Board: ICSE

Annual fees: Rs52,100/-

Students: 1,475

Student-teacher ratio: 19:1

“Jesuit education goes beyond the syllabus; it challenges traditional teaching methods and instead focuses on problem-solving, project work, field trips, visits to museums, nature parks and libraries. This school fosters the spirit of cooperation rather than unhealthy competition amongst students.”

—Fr Francis Swamy, principal

Highest ratings: Academic rigour, breadth of vision and value for money

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