City Montessori School (CMS) is the world’s largest city-school, with 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow. The school that began with 5 children in 1959 on a borrowed capital of 300 rupees today has over 55,000 students from Montessori to Class XII in the current session.
Our founders, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi, were inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Sant Vinoba Bhave. They started CMS with the vision of inspiring generations of children to become socially motivated and conscious citizens of India and the world.
Their motto “Jai Jagat” has been the school's greeting from the beginning, as a deliberate contrast to the popular “Jai Hind” greeting at the time. CMS children are taught the value of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam', or the ‘Earth is but One Country and Mankind its Citizens'.
The CMS mission is to create a better future for all children. We achieve this by maximising opportunities for children through holistic, values-based education of the highest quality and through initiatives that promote unity and meaningful social action for development.
Updated on: [October 01, 2018]