St. Mary's High School (Rajkot)

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Saint Mary's High School
Kalavad Road, Rajkot

Coordinates22°17′16″N 70°46′26″E / 22.287644°N 70.773805°E / 22.287644; 70.773805
MottoKnowledge • Unity • Fraternity
Established11 August 1957
School districtRajkot
PrincipalRev. Fr. Binoy George
Head of schoolRev. Fr. Vincent K. V.
Number of students2512
Color(s)White, Cream
AthleticsCricket, football, basketball, tennis, hockey
Alumni website

Saint Mary's High School (Rajkot) is one of the oldest primary and secondary schools in Rajkot, Gujarat, India. It has a 10-acre (40,000 m2) campus located on the Kalavad Road of Rajkot city.


St. Mary's School opened on 11 August 1957 with 25 students. Fr. E. Gadea, the parish priest of Rajkot, was the founder and first principal. The classes were conducted in the premises of the Catholic Church at Mochi bazaar. The school was granted official recognition by the government of Saurashtra on 11 June 1959. Fr. Mateo Ramonell took charge as principal in June 1961, and in the same year Gujarati was introduced as an additional medium of instruction.

In 1961, Fr. Ramonell bought the present property on Kalawad Road, 5 km from the city, and the foundation stone of a new building was laid in January, 1962. The next June the school moved into the new building but it took another five years for the construction to be completed. In 1968, the first batch of 46 students sat the SSC Board examinations. Fr. Azcotia was the principal from 1970 to 1977.

In 1977, the management of the school was transferred from the Society of Jesus to the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate. Fr. John Naduvathussery was the first CMI principal of the school in 1977. In the same year, the higher secondary section was opened, the English language being used as the medium for instruction for both the science and general streams. Fr. John Naduvathussery started a separate building for primary education in 1978. This was completed by Fr. Mathew Bassus in 1983 and had an open-air stage. An auditorium and the first floor of the primary school were built by Fr. Joseph Madhuravely in 1998. [1]


Integral development of the child for a better society based on equality, justice, unity and peace.

— Vision of Saint Mary's High School, Rajkot, Website

Affiliated associations[edit]

  • All India Association of Catholic Schools.
  • AINACS (Rajkot Unit) – 53 schools in Saurashtra-Kutch region.
  • Common syllabus and examinations.

Past principals[edit]

  • Rev. Fr. E. Gadea SJ (1957–1960)
  • Rev. Bro. Harry Rodrigues (1960–1961)
  • Rev. Fr. Mateo Ramonell SJ (1961–1970)
  • Rev. Fr. Azcotia SJ (1970–1977)
  • Rev. Fr. John Maduvathussery CMI (1977–1979)
  • Rev. Fr. Mathew Basus CMI (1979–1988)
  • Rev. Fr. John Kodamkandam CMI (1987–1988)
  • Rev. Fr. Jose George CMI (1988–1989)
  • Rev. Fr. Joseph Madhuravely (1989–1999)
  • Rev. Fr. Cyriac Kannezath CMI (1999–2001)
  • Rev. Fr. Thomas Kolamkuzhiyil (2001–2005)
  • Rev. Fr. Davis Manjaly CMI (2005–2011)
  • Rev. Fr. Wilson Matthew (2011 – 2016)
  • Rev. Fr. Johnson CMI (2016 - Present)

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ "History of Saint Mary's High School, Rajkot", Retrieved on 21 December 2007.

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