Late Mr. Samuel Thomas Bunyan,is the founder of the Mary’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School ,Tindivanam in the year 1972. He was moved with compassion at the plight of the poor and down-trodden children in the nearby slums and threw himself tirelessly in to mobilizing the resources needed to start an institution for these needy children irrespective of religion,caste or creed. He constructed thatched sheds and started an English Medium Kindergarten School with 15 poor students .
Later on he constructed concrete buildings and developmental activities were carried on in a reasonable manner for the upliftment of the of the rural poor and to impart education to the neglected children below the poverty line.A section of deserving poor children were offered free education.Service minded and dedicated people and volunteers of the society came forward to help the institution which slowly grew in to a Primary then into a High School and now a Higher Secondary School.
The St.Mary’s Educational Society which has established the Mary’s Matriculation Higher Secodary School was registered as a Non-Prifitable Educational Society under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act in the year 1997. The Society caters to the development needs of the MBC ( Most Backward Class),SC (Scheduled Caste or The Dalits) and ST ( Scheduled Tribe) students,marginal farmers,women and children of the area and surrounding villages.
Mary’s Matriculation Higher Secondary School is located in Tindivanam which is in Villupuram district, Tamilnadu, South India. It is a co-educational school. The school was founded in 1972 and operates on the principle that every child deserves an education. We currently have 950 students studying from pre-school to Year 12 levels.
It is recognized by the Government of Tamilnadu. It is a self financing school. Our motto is “Heavens Light Our Guide”. The school has 950 students on its rolls. Our institution aims in uplifting the educational standards of students in the town and also in the rural areas.