City Montessori School

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City Montessori School
सिटी मॉन्टेसरी स्कूल, लखनऊ
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Type Private
Motto Hindi: जय जगत
(Glory to the World)
Founded 1959
Founder Jagdish Gandhi
Bharti Gandhi
Enrollment 50,000[1]
Affiliation Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)

City Montessori School (CMS) (Hindi: सिटी मॉन्टेसरी स्कूल, लखनऊ) is an English 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 2015 its enrollment has reached over 50,000 pupils.[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 duo 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 as such. [4][5][6]

Celina Jaitley is one of the most noted almuni of this school[7]


  1. ^ a b "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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  7. ^ "Early life". 

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Coordinates: 26°47′23″N 80°53′39″E / 26.7896°N 80.8942°E / 26.7896; 80.8942