Lady Jerbai Engineer, the founder and the moving spirit of the school has built a sacred trust to perpetuate the training, initially of Parsi Youth, on sound lines. Lady Jerbai Engineer had first enlisted the support of two doctors Dr. Contractor and Dr. Parekh who examined the students medically. Her friend Mrs. Amba C.P. Wadia took great interest in the school, as well as Mr. Choi from the first batch of voluntary workers and she was formally assisted by Mr. and Mrs. Jahabaksha Watcha.
When Lady Jerbai Engineer went to England she personally visited several Montessory and nursery schools – some with the Mayor of Woodgreen who took her around to show the work done by the County Council. One of the earliest visitors, a solicitor, Mr. R. Malegamwala was so impressed by the running of her school that he said that it wasn’t a school but a home. Therefore, he immediately got Rs.30,000 from the Trust of Soonabai Servai for the school. Lady Engineer preserved the sum. Then one day, she found a great opportunity of buying a fairly big plot at Tardeo. So she invested the money in 1941.
As soon as she returned again from England, Lady Engineer started a School at Kotwal’s Bungalow for children aged 4 to 7. At first, there were only 10 to 12 students, but soon the members increased, and today we have about 670 students on our roll.
Updated on: [September 14, 2018]