|The Cathedral & John Connon School. Mumbai. cathedralite.blogspot.in/|
It is one of the oldest schools founded by the British and has the honor of consistently maintaining high standard and rank for some decades. The 156-year plus year old school still heads the lists of best day schools in India.
|The Cathedral & John Connon School. /cathedral.blogspot.in|
In October, 1875 during the colonial rule under the Crown a Choir School was established with a view to providing choristers for the first Anglican Church of Bombay, St. Thomas Cathedral. The Scottish Education Society founded in 1866, built a building on the Esplanade, and named it after John Connon who happened to be the then Chief Registrar of Bombay.
In 1878 the Bombay Diocesan Society's school in Byculla merged with the Choir School to form the Cathedral High School. A
girl 's school had been functioning since 1880. Built with a blend of Indo-Gothic style, the senior school building came up in 1896.
In 1922, an important event took place that was the merger of the Cathedral Boys' School and the Scottish School. The school authorities wanted to work together to avoid competition between two groups and the schools came under management of the Anglo-Scottish Education Society. The schools were re-organized into the sections: Cathedral Boys' School, the Cathedral Girls' School, and the John Connon School.
|The Cathedral & John Connon School. Mumbai.Google Plus|
Some of the famous alumni of this school are: Late Dr. Homi Bhabha: Eminent Nuclear Scientist, late J.R.D Tata: Industrialist, Jamshyd Godrej: Billionaire industrialist Godrej & Boyce, Karisma Kapoor: Bollywood actress, Kiran Desai: 2006 Booker Prize winner, late Muhammad Ali Jinnah: famous lawyer of Bombay and founder of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Salman Rushdie: novelist and essayist, 1981 Booker Prize winner, late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: former Foreign Minister, President and Prime Minister of Pakistan.