Mariagiri – A hub of world knowledge based on Indian tradition, A school that encourages you to trek on the rugged mountain slopes of high ranges of Kerala during the monsoon, A place bursting with smiling happy faces of children, The classrooms that open out in the garden of flowers and pine trees. Descriptions never end. Yes that is Mariagiri Higher Secondary School, situated at the undulating mountain ranges of the Western Ghats at Peerumedu in Idukki district at an altitude of 3500ft. above msl, spanning more than 7 acres, offering a beautiful environment conducive to education. The school today enjoys an unparalleled status of an “Excellent Institution “ of the Knanaya Community. Mariagiri School holds a rich history of over five decades which was started by legendary Rev Fr. Thomas Choolaparambil and is Excellency Mar Thomas Tharayil in 1966.
The School is presently under the dynamic leadership of H E Mar Mathew Moolakkatt Arch Bishop of the Arch Eparchy of Kottayam. The school is Managed by the Education Agency of the Arch Eparchy of Kottayam and run by the principal Rev. Sr. Thomsin SVM assisted by the efficient and dedicated academic and administrative staff.
As the residential school in the early stages Mariagiri was following a Gurukulam education system as the staff and students were under one roof for several years.
The picturesque campus is functionally architecture and is self contained with separate buildings well-equipped with all modern amenities and extensive playgrounds. The mini playgrounds have been specially designed to cater to the psychological and physical needs of the small kids.
Enhanced and upgraded laboratories for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Language labs, Maths lab, Computer lab with internet facility, Creative activity room, Geography Room, History Room and other resources all having the latest available educational equipments and devices – all designed to incubate future leaders.
Feedback from the students and the subject teachers are collected for arranging necessary remedial measures to improve academics. Special tutors are engaged to assist, guide and give personal attention to the weak students. No private tuition by the teachers will be allowed.
In total each and every Faculty members of the houses strives very hard to make the boys feel at home and create a healthy and conducive environment for the all-round development of the students.