Christ Nagar School

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Christ Nagar School
Emblem of Christ Nagar School, Thiruvananthapuram
Kowdiar, near Vellayambalam Junction
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
School type CMI, Private, Mixed
Patron saint(s) Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Established 1976
School board Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), fathers
Administrator Rev. Fr. Mathew Kayalaparambil
Classes offered LKG to Standard XII
Medium of language English
Houses    Expo
Sports Basketball, cricket, football, table tennis
Yearbook Excelsior

Christ Nagar Higher Secondary school was started in 1976 as a private English Medium School in Thiruvananthapuram, India, recognized by the state government of Kerala as a minority educational institution. In 2002, Christ Nagar English High School was upgraded to higher secondary level.


Christ Nagar Group of Educational Institutions consists of four private schools, a teachers' training college, and a kindergarten:

Institution Syllabus Location Principal Established
Christ Nagar English Higher Secondary School [1] Kerala State Board of Education Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram Rev. Fr. Kurian Chalangady 1976 (upgraded to higher secondary in 2002)
Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School[2] ICSE/ISC Board, Delhi Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram Rev. Fr. Cyriac kanayil 1994 (upgraded to upper-secondary in 1996)
Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School [3] CBSE, Delhi Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram Rev. Fr. Mathews Araikulam 1996
Christ Nagar International School [4] Cambridge International Examinations curriculum Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram Rev. Fr. Cyriac Thundiyil CMI 2004
Christ Nagar College of Education [5] Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvallam, Thiruvananthapuram
Christ Nagar Kindergarten [6] Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram

The schools in Kowdiar share a campus near Vellayambalam Junction in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.


  • The State School has secured cent percent pass, more than three State Ranks and the largest number of distinctions for a single school in the state every year at the public examinations for the last fifteen years.[citation needed][7]
  • More than 75% of the SSLC students and more than 91% of the ISC students who passed out from the school have entered professional courses through entrance exams.I[7]
  • Won the Computer Literary Award instituted by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India.[7][8]
  • The Christ Nagar Senior Secondary School Thirvallam won the British Council's International School Award for the year 2005-06,[9]
  • A student of Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School, came second in the 2010 Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board, scoring 98% in the exams.[10]
  • A student of Christ Nagar Higher Secondary School, topped the 2012 Indian School Certificate Board, scoring 99% in the exams.[11][12]


  • The Christ Nagar group of schools is owned and managed by the fathers of religious congregation of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) at Christ Hall, the CMI Monastery at Kowdiar, Trivandrum.
  • All of the schools are co-educational.
  • Rev. Fr. Mathew Thayil is the Manager to all the Christ Nagar Schools.
  • The Principal of the International School is Fr. Cyriac Thundiyil CMI.


Though under a Christian management, admission to the schools are open to all students irrespective of caste and creed .[13]

Notable alumni[edit]


Coordinates: 8°30′51″N 76°57′34″E / 8.5142°N 76.9595°E / 8.5142; 76.9595