Lucknow, 8 May : Lucknow’s City Montessori School (CMS) proudly reigns on top among the top ten biggest schools of the world. CMS is followed by other schools which are Schloss Salem School, Germany; De Kleine Kapitein School, Netherlands; Zilart School, Russia; Queen Ethelburga’s College, United Kingdom; Terraset Elementary School, USA; International School, UAE; Charterhouse School, United Kingdom and Watershed School, USA. The important thing is that CMS stands first not only in terms of area covered but also in terms of number of pupils and the high quality of education imparted. In the year 2001, CMS was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest school in the world on the strength of its pupils, and this record holds true even to this day. This ranking once again puts Lucknow on the world map as an educational hub.
Elated by the ranking, CMS Founder and renowned educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that City Montessori School started in the year 1959 on a borrowed capital of Rs 300/- only and a mere strength of five children. Today the school has 21 Campuses and a strength of over 62,000 students on roll. These students are receiving the high quality of education comprising material, human and divine education. In the ever expanding field of education, CMS students have established new milestones that are unparalleled and unsurpassed. In recent years, a large number of CMS students has increased the pride of Lucknow by baeing selected in highly prestigious services like IAS, IPS, IES, PCS, PCS(J) etc. In addition, every year CMS students have been illuminating the name of Lucknow at the national level with their excellent performance in All India ISC and ICSE Board Examinations. On the international front, CMS students have shone brilliantly bagging scholarships and getting admission offers in hundreds and thousands from the top universities of USA, UK, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Middle East. It is for this reason that CMS has been crowned with glory and received many honours and awards like the coveted Guinness World Record recognition, UNESCO prize for Peace Education-2002, the Derozio Award, Verdlaun Excellence Award, Iceland, World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, Sweden, Life Link Campaign, Peaceful Schools International Recognition, Canada, Nuclear Free Future Award, UN NGO status and many others.