Mahatma was founded in the year 1983 by Mrs. Premalatha Panneerselvam and Mr. Panneerselvam. Mrs. Latha envisioned a unique school – a place where teachers, Parents and children are truly partners in education.
The school started functioning in a new building at Gopalakrishnan Grounds, K.K.Nagar, Madurai in a pollution free and peaceful environment from 1989. The demand for a good residential school and the growing demand for quality education led to the birth of Mahatma Residential School in the year 1992. The school is located at the foothills of Alagarkoil, 20 Kilometres away from Madurai, has an idea and serene environment which is very congenial to learning and the pursuit of knowledge.
As the multi storeyed school building at KK Nagar could not accommodate the ever increasing student strength, it was decided to start a new school to meet the growing need. In that process Mahatma, Baba Building came up in June, 2005. Mahatma’s aim of giving quality education to more and more students through a series of structured curricular and co-curricular activities moved a step ahead.
There was a growing need in preparing students to compete at the national level with pride and stride towards excellence. To cater the need of such students, Mahatma Montessori School – CBSE came up. It is the fourth branch of Mahatma Schools and is functioning efficiently since June 2008, in the Silver Jubilee building, “Akkamma”, next to Mahatma, Baba Building.
Our global campus, Mahatma Global Gateway, was established in 2016 (CBSE) and Cambridge curriculum in 2017. This collaboration with Cambridge, the world’s largest provider of international education programmes, will gain our students a momentous recognition at international universities and with employers worldwide.
Mahatma aims to reach higher goals in the future with a strong commitment to quality and innovation.