Education

The apostolate of education is a heritage CMC has inherited from her founder fathers. CMC entered the education field of Kerala informally in 1867 keeping aglow the vision of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, who opens the portals of education to the church in Kerala. The guidance of Fr. Leopold Beccaro OCD, the co-founder of CMC was also a constant source of inspiration for her while working in this field. Each and every sister is obliged to dedicate herself whole-heartedly for the uplift of the people especially women and children.


A blind person who lacks the light in his eyes doesnt see anything. In the same way, without knowledge we remain ignorant of God and the heavenly things. A person who doesnt have eyes is visually blind and a man without education is spiritually blind (Complete Works of St. Chavara Vol. IV p. 129).
 

St. Chavara dreamt about the possible transformation that education can bring about in individuals, families and the society at large. As a result he planned and shaped a number of educational activities. His adventurous steps to educate the low class people with the upper class were indeed an invocation to the educational attempts in Kerala.


It was St. Chavara, who initiated schools in connection with the parish church. He also introduced the noon meal programme, Sanskrit School for the children of the common man etc. He was a man of insight and became conscious of the decisive role of education in enlightening the society. He envisaged an abode of virtues for raising the standard of oppressed women. This vision came true in the formation of CMC. He realised the importance of good role models in moulding dynamic women and the religious. As a result Edukkumdats for girl children were begun. He advised the sisters to look after the education and character formation of these girls. He reminds us in the Testament of a Loving Father, as soon as the children come to the age of reason they must be sent to school. Besides, parents should be enquiring whether and how the children study and behave and who their companions are. Their studies should be tested every Sunday.     
 

CMC has gone far in the field of education gathering strength and inspiration from the great vision of her founder fathers. We have generously set apart our human and material resources for progress in this field.


Initial Foundations in the field of Education
 

Sl. No.

Year of Foundation

Place

Name of the School

1.

1867

Koonammavu

St. Josephs School

2.

1889

Mutholy

St. Josephs School

3.

1892

Vaikom

St. Josephs School

4.

1893

Changanachery

St. Josephs School

5.

1895

Arakkuzha

St. Josephs School

6.

1898

Pulimkunnu

Amalolbhava LP School

7.

1899

Karuktty

St. Josephs School

8.

1900

Ollur

St. Marys School

9.

1905

Manaloor

St. Theresas School

10.

1909

Vynthala

St. Josephs School

11.

1910

Paravoor

At. Aloysious School

12.

1911

Chengal

St. Josephs School

13.

1913

Edathuruthy

St. Annes School


Vision, Mission and Goals of CMC Education
 

Vision: We concentrate on the formation of the integral human personalities so that we can mould a new generation having deep faith in God and clear cut goals in life. We prepare citizens for a prosperous nation, where individual well-being and social welfare are prior concerns. 
 

Mission: Strengthened by the divine love in contemplation and motivated to share his love, we dedicate ourselves to foster the individuals intellectually, spiritually and physically, so that they may have a mature vision of life.
 

Characteristic Features of the Mission of CMC Education


         Faith Formation

         Integral Personality Development

         Value based Education

         Women Empowerment

         Through Children to Families

         Social Commitment

         Culture of Peace

         Concern for the Poor and Marginalized

         Faithfulness to the Teachings of the Church and its Education Policy

         Dignity of Life

         Service to the Society

         Mature vision of Life


Goal: To educate is a sacred call and a great apostolate through which we participate in the teaching mission of the church. We aim at their total formation as much for her/his own enrichment as for the service of the society and the nation in the spirit of Christ (CMC Constitution, 97). It must give special consideration to our target group: women, children, the poor and the marginalised.
 

CMC Educational Institutions
 

Institutions

No. of Institutions

Arts & Science Colleges

004

Training Colleges

002

Parallel Colleges

010

Training Schools

006

Higher Secondary Schools - Aided

008

Higher Secondary Schools - Unaided

019

Higher Secondary Schools - CBSE

010

Higher Secondary Schools - ICSE

001

High Schools - Aided

032

High Schools - Unaided

038

High Schools - CBSE

012

High Schools - ICSE

009

UP Schools - Aided

031

UP Schools - Unaided

033

UP Schools - CBSE

014

UP Schools - ICSE

013

LP School - Aided

053

LP School - Unaided

060

LP School - CBSE

022

LP School - ICSE

016

Nursery Schools

201

Nursery Schools - CBSE

030

Nursery Schools - ICSE

019

Technical Schools - Aided

002

Technical Schools - Unaided

018