History of Lake Montfort School
“A daring venture of Montfortian Education Mission in Bengaluru”
Lake Montfort School, Bengaluru has the unique distinction of being the first Montfortian School in Karnataka, founded on principles that are rooted on a mission and vision to strive for the best.The school is set as a Beacon of Light and a guiding star for generations of students who will pass through its portal.
Lake Montfort has been a ‘School of Excellence’ from its beginning. It had a very modest start with 32 students from LKG to Grade 3,as the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel,Province of Yercaud decided to expand its educational mission to across the State of Karnataka.Bro. George Kalangod, the project manager was entrusted with the task of acquiring land in or around Bengaluru and to initiate the construction of the first school building. In May 1996(6.5 acres), on the bank of the Elamalappa lake, in Kurudusonnenahalli village, on the outskirts of Bengaluru was acquired. Subsequently, more lands have been acquired between 1996 and 2000; today the school is situated in a serene area and stretches to about 15 acres of land.The school is 21kms from Bangalore city along the Old Madras Road.
On 15thof June 1998, Bro. Augustine Novello, then the Regional Superior of Montfort Brothers and the first Principal of the school, inaugurated Lake Montfort School. A small seed was planted, a daring venture of Montfortian Education Mission in Bengaluru. The School follows the CBSE syllabus of education from the beginning. However, the School obtained permission and recognitionfrom Government of Karnataka in May 2001 for the Primary classes and the following year, for a High School with State syllabus to accommodate students who would prefer to study State Board. A big building with better facilities was built to accommodate the increase of admission and provide state-of-the-art-facilities to the students. In 2004, the school was officially affiliated toCentral Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi from Grade 1 to 10 and upgraded to Senior Secondary (Plus Two) in 2009. From then, the school started to function as one parallel section with State syllabus. In 2006, the first batch of CBSE students appeared for All India Secondary School Examination and came out with flying colours. In 2006, a Composite P.U. College with Government “A” Grade recognition was started.New Science labs for Biology, Chemistry and Physics with required equipment were added. The school also initiated a series of noble and progressive steps to keep with the changing time to meet the needs of the students. Transport facilities for the students were increased by adding new buses.Two new basketball courts were laid and the playfields were extended to accommodate various sports and games activities. A modernized Gymnasium was set up and Table Tennis tables were added. In 2006, the school spread its wings to go overseas and the school was very fortunate to have two linking schools in Nottinghamshire, UK. Teachers from India and abroad have been on several visits to widen the exposure, knowledge and global perspective. The schools’ commitment to new technology was further reinforced at this time with the installation of interactive whiteboards (Smart Class) in every classroom. In 2009, the first school building was renovated with modern facilities. The campus became rejuvenated with grotto of our Lady of Wisdom, new lawns and flower gardens. A statue of St.Montfort was placed on the pedestal at the entrance of the school and it was blessed on 31.01.2009. From 2014, school has opted to have only CBSE syllabus. From 2016, the school has witnessed a rapid increase in the admissions. At the same time, several crucial changes were initiated in the teaching-learning process. The school office was given a new look, increased more number of school buses and safety grills were fixed for balcony rails. As the school continued to expand, another major building project was undertaken with the creation of a new four storey building with 30 classrooms, exclusively for Primary section of the school. The school campus reflects many of our priorities and values, responsible use of the environment, a culture of innovation, skillful use of technology and aesthetically designed physical spaces.
From a tiny seed, today Lake Montfort School has grown into a large tree with state-of-the-art facilities, beautiful campus with a spacious playground and games facilities, 2800 students on the roll and 215 teaching and non-teaching staff.
May this school always be a Beacon of Light and Truth shinning ever more brightly in the years to come!