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25 Years of Academic Excellence

Our Story

St Mary’s School SMIS, was started in 1996 with just 14 students, in Chikkamagaluru, the coffee land of Karnataka. The Founder, Mr. Gerald Lobo, turned his visionary father's dream into a reality by starting this school. Mrs. Maria D’Souza, the Academic Director, supported and guided him in his journey.


Today, St Mary’s Group of Institutions has grown to strength of 3,500 students from pre-kindergarten to the 12th Grade. SMIS is the leading International School in Chikkamagaluru with a rank number 1 and consistent track record of producing 100% pass results for 8 years in a row.


We believe in creating an exceptional learning environment for our students with technology enabled teaching and enriching co-curricular activities. We have state of the art amenities within our eco friendly lush green campus that spans 9 acres of land and hosts 6 blocks. We have modern and fully equipped residential facilities on campus for students of all age groups.

We pride ourselves in our expert academics with an experienced faculty of teachers from across the country. Our students are known to secure admissions and merit seats in top universities across the globe.

CISCE Board Affiliation

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