Montfort School, Kattur – Trichy is an educational Institution managed by the Christian Religious Congregation of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel who are known for their unique service in the field of education mission around the globe.
St. LOUIS MARIE GRINGNION De MONTFORT was a great visionary catholic priest who lived in France in the 17th Century. The religious congregation of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel was founded by this great visionary St. Louis de Montfort in 1705. Three French Brothers from France came to India in 1903 as missionaries and began the Montfortian Education Mission by establishing a technical school for the poor village boys in Tindivanam – Tamil Nādu.
Their strong commitment and dedication to develop the poor children with academic and skill-based education bore great fruits. They have since then expanded their reach to include schools, colleges, and universities in many countries around the world. Their aim is to focus and provide quality education that promotes values such as justice, integrity. respect for human dignity, peace, and solidarity among all people.
The education mission of the Brothers at Montfort School, Kattur today is under the management of a team of Brothers with Bro. Robert as the Principal & Correspondent, Bro. Christuraj as the Vice Principal and the former Principal Bro. Dhanaraj as the Administrator. The Brothers are ably assisted by the collaboration of the Cluny Sisters for more than 30 years.
1 March 2006 was a historic day in which more than 2500 people expressed their confidence in the Montfort Brothers by registering and expressing their willingness to entrust their wards to the care of the Brothers in the upcoming school. This happened under the thatched roof, when a few concrete pillars were the only signs of the school to be established.
Dispelling all doubts and misconceptions the first phase of Montfort School was built in less than six months’ time; on June 19th 2006, Montfort School – CBSE affiliated Co-education institution created history by virtue of admitting a strength of 1100 students on roll in the very year of its inception with classes from KG to Std. VIII. It was indeed a beautiful history of destiny written by the Creator, which became a reality. 35 well qualified and experienced faculty pledged their commitment to the cause of the noble mission of teaching.
Rev.Bro. Mariannan, the founder Principal of Montfort School, Kattur spared no effort in taking care of the enviable architectural master piece as well as the development of those under his care. He was at the helm from June 2006 – June 2011. His successor Rev. Bro. Dhanaraj, the former Provincial Superior of Trichy Province took over the reins and has hitherto been involved in the beautiful mission of education to live up to the lofty ideals and goals that underline the Montfortian vision and mission.