Montfort School


Inspired by the vision and directions of the Founder St. Louis Mary De Montfort, the Brothers of St. Gabriel opened this Institution named MONTFORT SCHOOL, at New Haridwar Road, ROORKEE on 25th July 1994 with a group of 102 students from classes UKG to IV with Bro. Mani V.J. as its first Principal and Mrs. P. Chandra as Head Mistress. It is situated on the main Highway from Roorkee to the holy cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, 7 K.M. from internationally famous I.I.T of Roorkee. It is a school set in the garden and natural surroundings with 11 acres of land.

The Brothers of St. Gabriel were already in Roorkee before starting Montfort School. They were having a school in the cantonment area named St. Gabriel's Academy. Seeing the need and the request and demand from the public, Brothers started this new school 7 km away from the existing one. Since it is away from the town and almost all the students are from the town, Montfort school plies buses for the students. Montfort School is an unaided Christian Minority school, recognized by the C.B.S.E. and the medium of instruction is English. Boys and Girls are admitted. Though it is a minority school for Christian (Catholic) children, admission is open to all. Normally, admission is done only in L.K.G. classes. Those seeking admission to L.K.G. should be within the age group of 3 ½ to 4 ½ years on April 1st of the year of admission. The age requirement of other classes will be on the basis of the above.

In 2001 the Seva Missionary Sisters of Mary congregation joined the Brothers in the school ascollaborators. July 25, 1994 a red-letter day in the history of Montfortians.

On this day, the school was ready to venture with 8 classrooms and two toilets in three wings. With the arrival of the first batch of 42 children in a specially decorated bus and the ringing of bells at 8.30 am- a new institution ushered in-to carry the torch of love, freedom, and integrity on the path of education. One more member of the Prestigious Society of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel was born. It was a new experience for almost everyone present there- to be a part of an Institution on its opening day. The then Provincial Superior Bro. Philip Thadathil, Manager Late Bro. Thomas Madapalli and the Principal Bro. Mani V.J welcomed the staff and students with the message to make Montfort School a home away from home for the students, teaching young minds to compete with themselves to be always on the search to discover, to explore and to strive on.