St. Thomas School Ranchi


St. Thomas School Ranchi:

The Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar laid its foundation in Ranchi with a small group of about 40 families with Rev. Dr. P. M. Mathew as the Vicar. The church took it as a mission to start a new English Medium School in the HEC Campus which would benefit the children of the employees of the HEC.
The origin of the school finds its roots in an announcement in 1971 by HEC (Heavy Engineering Corporation) Board of Directors headed by the Managing Director Mr. M. L. Wadhera inviting institutions and interested parties to set up schools for the benefit of children of the employees of HEC.
The first building 60 feet long was ready by the end of December 1972 under the stewardship of the Vicar and technical assistance of Mr. H. M. Abraham and Mr. Jacob John.
In January 1973, the ST. Thomas School was inaugurated with Kindergarten classes by Brig. B. N. Upadhyay, the then Chief of Personnel HEC, Rt. Rev. Dr. Alexander Mar Theophilus Episcopa presided.
The Parish General body decided to form a society to own and manage the school. A provisional executive body was formed with the Vicar as its President and Mr. George E. Mathew as treasurer to look after the management of the school and organize the proposed society. A constitution and Rules and Regulation for the society were drawn up with the approval of the Parish. A society made under the name ‘Mar Thoma Educational Society, Bihar’, Ranchi was registered with the government of Bihar under the Societies’ Registration Act. The ownership and management of the school was then entrusted with this Society.
The second building 100 ft. loon was constructed and made available to start the next school session in January 1974. The school with 400 students and 9 teachers till Std. IV started working. With the passage of time the school building was constructed as the strength of the school kept on increasing and today the strength stands at 3,801 with students from KG I to Std X (79 classes altogether).


Established in 1972, St. Thomas School has been consistently making progress as a reputed and efficiently run co-education school from KG I to Xth Standard. The school is managed by the Mar Thoma Education Society,Ranchi under the Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Mar Thoma Syrian, Church is rendering invaluable services to the society apart from its missionary task and focuses on education all throughout India especially in the remote villages. Through the schools and colleges, the church imparts value based education to the society. From its inception the St. Thomas School, Ranchi has been providing quality and affordable education and good discipline through experienced, well qualified and dedicated faculty and Management. It is a matter of joy and contentment that we are recognized as an ISO 9001-2015 certified institution by the IRQS.

During the 2018-2019 academic year we have over 3797 students [KG I to STD X] and 127 teachers, 5 office staff and 26 maintenance staff on our roll under the guidance of Principal and Vice President Rev. Sibu Abraham Mathew.


The total number of students, who appeared for the ICSE 2018 Exam, was 234. The topper was Navneet Raj who secured 98.80%, 121/234 students got above 90% in five subjects. 85 students secured 80% and above.

This year we hosted the ICSE/ISC Zonal Cricket Tournament 2018 at Nehru Stadium & Shakha ground on 17th & 18th April 2018.


  • Science, Social, Art & Craft Exhibition was organized in the school and the students of senior section presented their research projects.
  • The Quiz club students organized within the school an intra competition for senior group.
  • Book fair was organized by the Scholastic group.
  • Yoga Day was organized at School
  • Swatch Bharat Abhiyan was conducted by HEC in the month of December. Students participated in cleaning the nearby areas of the school and in essay, poem, slogan, poster/painting competition organized in regards to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and won prizes.

In a regular manner, Independence, Children, Republic, Christmas, Prize Day and Sports day were celebrated with great funfare. Apart from above various groups- Debate, Heritage, Nature, Quiz, Darpan, Akriti clubs organized different level programs for the students.

Rev. Sibu Abraham Mathew