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The Cathedral & John Connon School

6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg, Mumbai

3.8
Parent Ratings
4.2
Edustoke Score
₹ 870,000
Annual Fees
IB, IGCSE
School Board
Co-Ed School
Gender Classification

About School


The Cathedral and John Connon School completes a century and a half of excellence in education in the country. Known to mold traditional values into a contemporary, real-world context, the institution prepares students to embark on a journey of academic as well as personal excellence. As explained by the Principal Mrs. M. Isaacs “It would be no exaggeration to say that our 159-year-old-school has built a reputation that is synonymous with excellence. It endeavors to provide an environment that encourages growth, fosters creativity, exploration and discovery; where children can find magic in the mundane, enjoy the gift of robust laughter, broaden their intellectual, physical and emotional horizons and build a strong sense of integrity, compassion and generosity of spirit. School life must be a quest for meaning that goes far beyond the limitations of conventional curricula, text books and standardized examinations, so that when our pupils leave us they are secure in their abilities, strong in their principles and confident to face challenge.” The Cathedral and John Connon School aims to provide an education to young minds that will allow them to: learn how to learn, understand how to adapt to the changing world around them, become global citizens with a local vision, develop a sense of international mindedness and cherish the individuality of man and the commonality of mankind

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Key Information


Type of School Day School type of school
Afflilation / Examination Board IB, IGCSE Affiliation boards
Grade Nursery till Class 12 School grades
Min Age for Admission 3Years Min Age for Admission
Language of Instruction English Language of Instruction
Average Class Strength NA Average Class Strength
Establishment Year 1860 Establishment Year
School Strength NA School Strength
Swimming / Splash Pool Yes Swimming / Splash Pool
Indoor Sports Yes Indoor Sports
AC Classes No AC Classes
Transportation Yes Transportation
Outdoor Sports Yes image
Religious minority school No Religious minority school

History


It was in the year 1860 that Bishop Harding and the Cathedral Chaplain decided to open a Grammar School within the walled city of Bombay. This small establishment together with an even smaller school for girls, were to be the first of many strands which were eventually joined together to form the Cathedral School as we know it today. On October 1st 1875, a Choir School was established with the primary objective of providing choristers for St. Thomas’ Cathedral. In the meantime, in 1866, The Bombay Scottish Education Society had been founded. In 1881 the society put up a beautiful building on the Esplanade naming it after Mr. John Connon, a well-known philanthropist and Chief Registrar of Bombay. In 1902 the Society took over the small school conducted by the Wesleyan Church in Colaba Causeway. This virtually became the kindergarten department of the John Connon School till it was closed in 1920, when the accommodation became unsuitable.
The Bombay Diocesan Society had opened a High School in Byculla in 1878. This school was amalgamated with the Choir School under the name of the Cathedral High School. Rs 50,000 was collected by grants and public subscriptions and the Government Paper purchased with this sum forms the major portion of the present endowment settled by Trust Deed on the Cathedral High School. The present Senior School building, a happy blend of Gothic and Indian Architecture, was erected and occupied in 1896.
In 1880, the Girls’ School was started under the supervision of Mrs. Evans, wife of the headmaster of the Boys’ School. It was housed in the Old High Court.
As the number of European families increased and the residential areas they occupied became more widespread, many small schools, each linked to a particular branch of the Christian Church sprang up. Finally, in 1922, at a public meeting held at the Town Hall the Principal of the Cathedral Boys’ School suggested that the Cathedral Schools and the Scottish School should join forces instead of competing against each other. The idea was applauded enthusiastically and so the Anglo-Scottish Education Society was conceived. The reorganization of the school was effected, with Col. Hammond as the Principal.

Academics


The School is affiliated to the following Boards in India and conducts public examinations in Std. 10 and Std. 12:

  • Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE): a two – year course covered in Classes 9 and 10.
  • The Indian School Certificate (ISC): a two – year syllabus covered in Classes 11 and 12.

The School is affiliated to the following Boards :

  • The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): Classes 9 and 10
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) : Classes 11 and 12

The following programmes are also offered by the School:

  • The Advanced Placement Programme (AP) (of the College Board in the United States) for students of Stds. 11 and 12.
  • The P-SAT examination (of the College Board in the United States) for students of Stds. 9, 10 and 11. This examination is conducted by the school once a year.

Today the school has five sections: the Pre-Primary, Infant, Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. For the last one hundred and fifty years, the school has imparted the finest education to its students. It follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) up to the tenth grade and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) for the eleventh and twelfth grades. The standards set by the institution are high and marks have to be earned through sustained hard work. The needs of students with learning difficulties are catered to by the Learning Resource Centre.

Co-Scholastics


The student body of 1,960 boys and girls is divided into four Houses named after the founding fathers there is a fierce sense of “School first, house next, self-last" as expressed through our school song. Cultural activities and games are an essential part of the curriculum. Inter – House and Inter – School cultural activities such as debates, dramatics and elocution and team games like soccer, rugby, cricket and basketball, and individual games like squash, tennis and badminton take their place alongside gymnastics, athletics and swimming and they promote a sense of loyalty and healthy competition. In addition to the curriculum, the school encourages self – reliance, love for the outdoors, a spirit of adventure, growth of intellectual curiosity and community service through various after- school programmes and clubs such as The Cathedral Model United Nations, The International Award for Young People, The Nature Club, Symposium, The Interact Club and the long standing tradition of the School Choir. An emphasis on the development of an all – round personality ensures that the students emerge informed, articulate and confident and are able to hold their own in any forum. In the annual School Music Festival, children are allowed to experiment with a wide range of genres, from choral singing to Rock music.

Palmer

To the school it might be just one more house, but to most palm rites it’s more than just that. Just like its color YELLOW, palmer truly stands out in most of our lives as one of the most important things to do. ‘Nil desperandum’ goes the palmer motto, and never giving up is what we palmerites believe in.

Savage

For years, the green flag of Savage House has been known to stir up fiery spirit, determination, enthusiasm and dormant talent. Savageites are known for their remarkable ability to excel both on the field and on stage.

Braham

Red stands for passion and zeal. No wonder Barhamites, who sport this color, always give their best to all they do, be it in sports or cultural activities.

Wilson

Wearing the blue, the Wilson house echoes the motto Par Ardua, Ad Astra which means ‘Through struggle to the stars.

Documents required for admissions

  1. The child's Birth Certificate.
  2. Christian’s must upload a copy of the Baptism Certificate.
  3. Copies of school leaving certificate must be uploaded(if any or both parents are ex-students of the Cathedral & John Connon School).
  4. Passport copy of the child (if child is not of Indian origin).
  5. A copy of the Registration Acknowledgement Receipt.

FAQs


  • When did the school start?

    It was in the year 1860 that Bishop Harding and the Cathedral Chaplain decided to open a Grammar School within the walled city of Bombay.

  • Where is the school located?

    The school is located in Azad Maidan

  • Which curriculum does the school follow?

    The school follows IB and IGCSE board

  • What facilities does the school have?

    Cultural activities and games are an essential part of the curriculum. Inter &ndash: House and Inter &ndash: School cultural activities such as debates, dramatics and elocution and team games like soccer, rugby, cricket and basketball, and individual games like squash, tennis and badminton take their place alongside gymnastics, athletics and swimming and they promote a sense of loyalty and healthy competition. In addition to the curriculum, the school encourages self &ndash: reliance, love for the outdoors, a spirit of adventure, growth of intellectual curiosity and community service through various after- school programmes and clubs such as The Cathedral Model United Nations, The International Award for Young People, The Nature Club, Symposium, The Interact Club and the long standing tradition of the School Choir. An emphasis on the development of an all &ndash: round personality ensures that the students emerge informed, articulate and confident and are able to hold their own in any forum. In the annual School Music Festival, children are allowed to experiment with a wide range of genres, from choral singing to Rock music.

  • Is it a co-ed school?

    Yes

  • Does the school have co-scholastics activities?

    The student body of 1,960 boys and girls is divided into four Houses named after the founding fathers there is a fierce sense of “School first, house next, self-last" as expressed through our school song. Cultural activities and games are an essential part of the curriculum. Inter – House and Inter – School cultural activities such as debates, dramatics and elocution and team games like soccer, rugby, cricket and basketball, and individual games like squash, tennis and badminton take their place alongside gymnastics, athletics and swimming and they promote a sense of loyalty and healthy competition. In addition to the curriculum, the school encourages self – reliance, love for the outdoors, a spirit of adventure, growth of intellectual curiosity and community service through various after- school programmes and clubs such as The Cathedral Model United Nations, The International Award for Young People, The Nature Club, Symposium, The Interact Club and the long standing tradition of the School Choir. An emphasis on the development of an all – round personality ensures that the students emerge informed, articulate and confident and are able to hold their own in any forum. In the annual School Music Festival, children are allowed to experiment with a wide range of genres, from choral singing to Rock music.

    Palmer

    To the school it might be just one more house, but to most palm rites it’s more than just that. Just like its color YELLOW, palmer truly stands out in most of our lives as one of the most important things to do. ‘Nil desperandum’ goes the palmer motto, and never giving up is what we palmerites believe in.

    Savage

    For years, the green flag of Savage House has been known to stir up fiery spirit, determination, enthusiasm and dormant talent. Savageites are known for their remarkable ability to excel both on the field and on stage.

    Braham

    Red stands for passion and zeal. No wonder Barhamites, who sport this color, always give their best to all they do, be it in sports or cultural activities.

    Wilson

    Wearing the blue, the Wilson house echoes the motto Par Ardua, Ad Astra which means ‘Through struggle to the stars.

    Documents required for admissions

    1. The child's Birth Certificate.
    2. Christian’s must upload a copy of the Baptism Certificate.
    3. Copies of school leaving certificate must be uploaded(if any or both parents are ex-students of the Cathedral & John Connon School).
    4. Passport copy of the child (if child is not of Indian origin).
    5. A copy of the Registration Acknowledgement Receipt.

Fee Details


IB Board Fee Structure

Annual Fees ₹ 870000 Annual Fees
Admission Fee ₹ 62000 Admission Fee
Security Fee ₹ 50000 Security Fee

School Infrastructure Details


Barrier free / Ramps No Barrier free / Ramps
Strong Room No Strong Room
Gymnasium No Gymnasium
Wi-Fi Enabled No Wi-Fi Enabled
Ramps for Differently Abled No Ramps for Differently Abled
Fire Extinguishers No Fire Extinguishers
Clinic Facility No Clinic Facility
Examination center of CBSE No Examination center of CBSE

Admission Details


Admission Start Month Admission Start Month
Admission Link Admission link

Contact Information


Phone Number +912222001282 , +912222093263 , +912222094940 Email
Website website
Location 6, Purshottamdas Thakurdas Marg, Mumbai Location

Reviews


Parents Rating Summary
3.8

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7 ratings and 7 reviews
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Daya
2 years ago
3.5
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S Shah
2 years ago
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We feel fortunate that my child is a part of this school!
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Mahesh
2 years ago
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Vani P
2 years ago
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We are extreamly pleased with sending our child to this school.
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Payal
2 years ago
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I am sure that this school will remain as a premium school of choice for all parents for years and years to come.
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Sudha
2 years ago
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This is a remarkable school.
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Simian
2 months ago
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The school on web said that it was the best school in Mumbai so I enrolled my son and he Got in the first 2 years were smooth until infant school a 5 year old child given homework and absurd amount of it my son is very active so he goes for football every other day and he started missing class and he eventually stopped football I would understand if this much homework was given to a 7 grader The teacher dont understand that other then school children have their own life like maybe sports or gaming and this school doesnt care about your kids I would never recommend this school to any parent or teacher
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Last updated: 19 August 2021