Principal Vice Principal Honoured to be part of the reputed educational Institution which began its life since 1913, we warmly welcome you to the website of St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, Meghalaya. The management is aware of the importance of updating the system which will be relevant to the ever high tech escalation. In this connection it gives uppermost importance and priority to the training of its staff. Providing a conducive environment for individual student to bloom, develop and attain maximum growth is our main objective. In its quest for excellence, the school seeks the cooperation of the staff and parents who with their passion will give wings and translate the dreams of students into tangible greatness.
The School is affiliated to the Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) and prepares students to appear the Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination, following the syllabus prescribed by the Board. The primary subjects offered are English, Modern Indian Language – Khasi or Alternative English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health Education, Computer Science and Environmental Education.
The Higher Secondary Section of the School too is affiliated to MBOSE and prepares students to appear the Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination, following the syllabus prescribed by the Board in three streams, viz., Arts, Science and Commerce.
Virtue : “Virtue may be defined as a habit of mind (animi) in harmony with reason, in order with nature. It has four parts: wisdom, justice, courage and temperance”
The three theological virtues, FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY are directly linked to God and the four cardinal virtues, JUSTICE, FORTITUDE, PRUDENCE AND TEMPERANCE are related to our neighbours. The word cardinal comes from the Latin word cardo meaning “hinge”. They link the ethos of our onward journey to the eternal sublimity.
“She (Wisdom) teaches temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude, which are such things as people can have nothing more profitable in life” Wisdom of Solomon 8:7 Knowledge: Knowledge blossoms from the activated dormant innate divine gift. Its indefinite dimension covers information, skills of all descriptions. These are acquired through experience and education. There is no end to the span of the mind. It is said that even genius use only five percent of the brain. The Crown: Crown is associated to sovereignty. The King of kings is Christ. Mary his mother is the Queen of queens. The Marian family has Mary as it patroness. She is the icon of womanhood. Crown represents victory after the battle. Life is a battle field. Crown transcends human comprehension. Eternal triumphal life is often termed as “a crown to be earned after the human pilgrimage on earth”
The Laurel leaves: These represent “Success” which stems from excellence in all activities of the intellect, the psyche and dexterity in bodily agility. They are evergreen plants immortalized by our reverence of mother earth and our duty to preserve its bountiful face. Our logo is a priceless legacy handed down by our pioneers. Blessed are we if we preserve this identity and percolate it to posterity.