St. Mary's School
is a Jesuit
-run secondary school located on Nesbit Road, Mazagaon
in the city of Bombay
. The school is affiliated with Bombay's Church of St. Anne, which is adjacent to the school.
St. Mary's is an Indian Certificate of Secondary Education
St. Mary's School was founded in 1864 by members of the Society of Jesus
(Jesuits), a Roman Catholic
religious order founded by Ignatius of Loyola
in 1540. The school began as a Catholic military orphanage.
It conferred the degree/diploma of a Cambridge University
O level of education, which has been renamed ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) diploma.
The school has four Gothic style buildings and is divided in two sections, Senior Section (Class 5 and above) and Junior Section (Class 4 and below). It has two soccer/hockey/cricket play fields, an audio visual auditorium, two indoor gymnasiums, a play garden for the kindergartners and a basketball court as well as two assembly halls.
The school, in its earlier days, had mango
plantations on its campus which has now made way for the play fields.Outside the school premises, adjoining the railway
tracks, was a fresh water
stream where the students would actually sit and catch fish. These days, it has been reduced to a sewage outlet.
The school motto is Latin Immaculata
, literally "immaculate" in the sense of Mary's conception
untainted by original sin
, or in the sense of... Read More