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St. Thomas’ School Shimla: Celebrating Century of Educational Excellence

St. Thomas’ School, a beacon of education in Shimla, proudly marks its centenary milestone this year, commemorating a century of academic brilliance and holistic development. Established in 1922, the school has remained steadfast in its commitment to nurturing young minds and shaping leaders of tomorrow.

A Legacy of Excellence

Founded as a parish primary school affiliated with the Punjab Education Board in 1924, St. Thomas’ School rapidly evolved into a full-fledged high school under the visionary leadership of renowned educationist Miss Helen Jerwood. The school’s journey mirrors the growth of Shimla itself, from its humble beginnings to its present status as a leading educational institution in the region.

A Journey of Transformation

Over the years, St. Thomas’ School has adapted to changing times while upholding its core values of academic rigor, character development, and social responsibility. With the granting of statehood to Himachal Pradesh in 1971, the school aligned itself with the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, subsequently expanding to offer higher secondary education in 1974.

Under the dynamic leadership of Principal Mrs. Vidhupriya Chakravarty, who has been guiding the institution since 2007, St. Thomas’ School transitioned to affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, in 2009. This move further solidified its reputation for academic excellence and innovation in teaching methodologies.

Embracing Change, Empowering Futures

St. Thomas’ School has continually embraced change to meet the evolving needs of its students and society. In addition to offering a robust academic curriculum, the school provides a plethora of vocational training courses and life skills programs aimed at equipping students with the skills needed for success in today’s world.

Moreover, the school prioritizes the professional development of its faculty, regularly organizing training programs focused on skill enhancement and leveraging digital technologies in education delivery.

Centenary Celebrations: Honoring Tradition, Embracing the Future

As St. Thomas’ School commemorates its 100th anniversary, it pays homage to its rich legacy while looking forward to a future filled with promise and possibility. The centenary celebrations have witnessed a series of academic and cultural events, culminating in a special felicitation ceremony honoring the Most Revd. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy, Chairman and Bishop of the Diocese of Amritsar, for his exemplary leadership over the past 25 years.

A Bright Future Ahead

As St. Thomas’ School embarks on its next century, it remains committed to its mission of empowering students to excel academically, morally, and socially. With a steadfast focus on innovation, inclusivity, and excellence, the school is poised to continue shaping the minds and hearts of generations to come, ensuring a brighter future for all.

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