City Montessori School

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City Montessori School
City Montessori School Lucknow logo.jpg
जय जगत (Glory to the World)
India Lucknow, UP, IN
Type Private
Established 1959 by Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi
Affiliation Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

City Montessori School (CMS), Lucknow (सिटी मॉन्टेसरी स्कूल, लखनऊ) is a private school that offers education up to the level of under-graduation, in Lucknow, India. The school was founded in 1959 by Bharti Gandhi and Jagdish Gandhi. In 2012 its enrollment has reached over 45,000 pupils, a world record.[1] CMS is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. The school has been ranked 6th in the "most respected secondary schools" in India list compiled by IMRB in 2007 and has received numerous awards.[2]


The husband and wife team of Jagdish Gandhi (b. 10 November 1936)[3] and Bharti Gandhi founded the City Montessori School. Currently CMS has 20 separate branch campuses spread across the city. In 2002 CMS was awarded the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, the first school in the world to be honoured in that manner.[4][5][6]


City Montessori School has established the following branches in Lucknow


  1. ^ "Largest school by pupils". Guinness Book of Records. 
  2. ^ Delhi Public School most respected school in India: Survey Deccan Herald August 18th 2007. Accessed August 21st 2007
  3. ^ Compiled (2008). Awakening Indians to India. Chinmaya Mission. pp. 294–. ISBN 978-81-7597-434-0. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "City Montessori School (India) awarded the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education" (Press release). Paris: UNESCO. 6 June 2002. 
  5. ^ "City Montessori School wins UNESCO Peace Education award". One Country. April–June 2002. 
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Coordinates: 26°47′23″N 80°53′39″E / 26.7896°N 80.8942°E / 26.7896; 80.8942