Cathedral High School, Bangalore

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Cathedral High School, Bangalore, Karnataka
Type Private School
Motto Forward in Faith
Established 1866
Principal Mrs. Cristi Glory Shanti

The Cathedral High School (Bangalore), Karnataka, India, is a co-educational institution, which is a 151 years old and is a part of the Karnataka Central Diocese, Church of South India. It has classes from nursery up to standard ten, all on one 7-acre (28,000 m2) campus, located in the heart of Bangalore City.


The institution was founded in 1866 by the Rev. S.T. Pettigrew, the then Chaplain of St. Mark's Cathedral who had a vision of starting a school for the education of children of European and Anglo-Indian families. In his own words, he wanted to "establish a day and boarding School for the Children of Christian residents in the station and its vicinity." . After India gained independence from the British in 1947, the school began to be and is still governed by the Church of South India. It is affiliated to and accredited by, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations(ICSE), New Delhi, only the grades after the tenth are affiliated to the state board.

Cultural and co-curricular programmes[edit]

  • Vibrations is an open inter-house event hosted by the school. It consists of drawing, painting, debate, quiz and musical events where students of all ages can showcase their talents. It also encourages computer skills.
  • Sports Day is an event that Cathedral hosts every year. Schools from Bangalore arrive to display their talents. Events such as football, basketball, and cricket are played on the Cathedral grounds and courts.


Cathedral is one of Bangalore’s venues for music and performing arts. Artists performing include Hariprasad Chaurasia, S. P. Balasubramanyam, Usha Uthup, Ke Jun (of the Chinese Opera), the National Dance Company of Ireland, the Shillong International Chamber Choir, The Chariot, Petra (the Grammy award-winning gospel rock band from the U.S.A.), ABBA revival group Björn Again, Grammy-nominee Enoch Fernando and Hariharan. A concert has been held by rock icons Deep Purple.

List of Houses[edit]

  • Courpalias - Yellow
  • Pettigrew - Blue
  • Richmond - Red
  • Stracy - Green
  • Whistance - Purple

The School Song[edit]

Forward Be Our Watchword.
With Faith And Truth Combined
Seeking Things Before Us,
Never Look Behind.
Forward All Our Lifetime,
Climb From Height To Height,
Steadfast And Undaunted,
Sure In Faith And Right.

Forward Ever Forward,
In The Spirit's Might.
Pilgrims Of Our Country,
Forward Into Light.
Pilgrims Of Our Country.
Forward Into Light.

Coordinates: 12°58′00″N 77°36′28″E / 12.9667°N 77.6078°E / 12.9667; 77.6078