Cathedral High School, Bangalore

The Cathedral High School in Bangalore, Karnataka is a co-educational institute affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE). It forms a part of Institutions in the city that are run by the Church of South India under Karnataka Central Diocese. It was established at 1866 and is one of the oldest educational institutions in State being over 150 years since establishment. It is located in Central Business District of the city on Richmond road. The Institution is located on one 100-acre (400,000 m2) campus, it shares the block with CSI-KCD All Saints Church. It also houses the Cathedral Pre-university College in the same campus.[1]

Cathedral High School, Bangalore, Karnataka
TypePrivate School
MottoForward in Faith
Established1866; 156 years ago (1866)
FounderSamuel Thomas Pettigrew
PrincipalChristy Glory Shanthi
GradesThe School: Nursery - Class 10th

The Pre-University College: Class 11th and 12th


The institution was founded in 1866 by the Rev. S.T. Pettigrew, the then Chaplain of St. Mark's Cathedral who had a vision of starting a school for the education of children of European and Anglo-Indian families. In his own words, he wanted to "establish a day and boarding School for the Children of Christian residents in the station and its vicinity." . After India gained independence from the British in 1947, the school began to be and is still governed by the Church of South India. The School (Nursery to Tenth Standard) is affiliated to and accredited by, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE), New Delhi, The Pre-University College (Eleventh and Twelfth Standards commonly known as Plus One and Plus Two) is affiliated to the department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka.[2]

Cultural and co-curricular programsEdit

  • Vibrations is an open inter-house event hosted by the school. It consists of drawing, painting, debate, quiz and musical events where students of all ages can showcase their talents. It also encourages computer skills.
  • Sports Day is an event that Cathedral hosts every year. Schools from Bangalore arrive to display their talents. Events such as football, basketball, and cricket are played on the Cathedral grounds and courts.

List of HousesEdit

Courpalias - Yellow
Pettigrew - Blue
Richmond - Red
Stracy - Green
Whistance - Purple

The School SongEdit

Forward Be Our Watchword.
With Faith And Truth Combined
Seeking Things Before Us,
Never Look Behind.
Forward All Our Lifetime,
Climb From Height To Height,
Steadfast And Undaunted,
Sure In Faith And Right.

Forward Ever Forward,
In The Spirit's Might.
Pilgrims Of Our Country,
Forward Into Light.
Pilgrims Of Our Country.
Forward Into Light.


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  2. ^ "Our Founder".

Coordinates: 12°58′00″N 77°36′28″E / 12.9667°N 77.6078°E / 12.9667; 77.6078