St. Thomas Residential School

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St.Thomas Residential School
St.Thomas Residential School is located in Kerala
St.Thomas Residential School
St.Thomas Residential School
St.Thomas Residential School is located in India
St.Thomas Residential School
St.Thomas Residential School
Coordinates8°33′41″N 76°57′13″E / 8.5615°N 76.9535°E / 8.5615; 76.9535Coordinates: 8°33′41″N 76°57′13″E / 8.5615°N 76.9535°E / 8.5615; 76.9535
TypeBoarding school/High school
MottoThamaso ma Jyothir Gamaya, Asatho ma sadgamaya
(From darkness take me to light, From unreality to reality)
Established6 June 1966
GradesKindergarten to XII
Number of students3,000+
SportsFootball, hockey, volleyball, basketball, cricket, tennis (singles/ doubles/mixed doubles), roller skating,
PublicationThe Threshold, Vignettes
YearbookThe Threshold

St. Thomas Residential School is a education-cum-boarding school at Mukkola, Thiruvananthapuram. It is a private owned Christian institution which offers students three syllabi of examination: Kerala State Board, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education/Indian School Certificate (ICSE/ISC)

The school was established by the Mar Thoma Church Educational Society (MTCES) on 6 June 1966. It is located on a 32-acre (130,000 m2) campus, at Mukkolakkal, a suburban area on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city. Other institutions on the same campus include St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, St. Thomas Teachers' Training College, St.Thomas Central School, and St. Thomas Pre-primary School. All of them are managed by MTCES. The students and alumni of St. Thomas are known as Santhomites.


The school was established by the Mar Thoma Church Educational Society (MTCES) of the Malankara Marthoma Syrian Church on 6 June 1966. The first principal of the school was Rev. P.K. Koshy, who served as Principal from 1966 to 1968. The principals since then were

  • Mr. T.Paul Varghese (1968–72)
  • Mr. P.T.Mathew (1972–73)
  • Mr. Thomas Mathai (1973-81)
  • Mr. Thomas.P.Athyal (1981–88)
  • Dr. V.M.John (1988–98)
  • Mr. M.M.Mathew (1998-03)
  • Mrs. Achamma Zachariah (2003-09)
  • Mr. Rajan K Varughese (2009-18)


Located on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city, St. Thomas Residential School (STRS) has a lush 32 acre campus which it shares with its sister institutions. The school has an artificial tennis court, a hockey field, a football ground and a basketball court cum skating rink. The school includes a state-of-the-art Computer facility and Science labs for the students.


This is the annual inter-school cultural fest hosted by the school, which was conceptualized and started by the ISC 2007 batch and is one of the most awaited school fests each year. The final year students are the organizers of the event. SanRevo is short for Santhome Revolution.

The fabled phoenix is the logo of SanRevo. The phoenix is 'awakened' each year for the fest. Schools from across Trivandrum participate in this annual extravaganza which is eagerly awaited.

The most recent edition was SanRevo 2016 conducted by the Prometheans (ISC 2016-17) batch of STRS.

The batches of class 11 and 12 in STRS are given special names by the students in the respective batches each year. A list of such batch names has been given below:

Batch Year Batch Name
2007-08 ---
2008-09 ---
2009-10 Helios
2010-11 Hybridz
2011-12 Centaurz
2012-13 Fugitivez
2013-14 Titanz
2014-15 Renegadez
2015-16 Crusaders
2016-17 Prometheans
2017-18 Mercenaries
2018-19 Centanarians
2019-20 Krenoviantz

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