CHRISTUS REX Higher Secondary School came into being on the16th of Aug. 1975 under the management of the Ooty Diocese and its then bishop his holiness most Rev. Dr.Aruldas James who judiciously appointed the able administrator and founder Principal Rev. Fr. Mathew Kottaram at the hsselm of this school’s affairs.
From a humble beginning of 8 students, two teachers and a handful of operative staff in the maiden year to a glorious full fledged educational institution in just about 5 years by when Rex was prepared to roll out its first batch of 16 students for the C.B.S.E Board exam in 1980 and thereafter to steer them into the main stream of life and endure in all its facets with the values and qualities imbibed from this institution.
The school is set on a sprawling expanse of greenery atop the St.Marys Hill and adjoining the Ooty Bishops House. In yester years what was originally the summer palace of the Maharaja of Travancore was turned into a residential school for children from all parts of the country and abroad. The school proudly boasts of a well designed, roomy and aesthetically furnished – dormitories, dining hall and class rooms, besides well appointed and equipped science laboratory and library. Sports and co-curricular activities were given due importance and facilities.
Today Rex school stands testimony through its scores of important and dignified persons, technocrats, prominent citizens, achievers and sportsmen, the objective of inculcating a total education and ability program to its children for social and economic well being in our modern day society through its motto “ CITIUS , FORTIUS , AUDACIUS ” – well succeeded.
The Rex Higher Secondary School,
PO Box No 45,
India Pin – 643001.
Phone: 0423 2442064.