About Us



Maria Nursery & Primary School strongly believes that each child of God has been blessed with the same unique talent. It's up to the school to extract and show the world of what each child is capable of. We believe this and fine tune each child to face this challenging world.


School History


Every person has a vision and it's a vision which enlightens the world. Maria Nursery & Primary School was born on 18th April 2004.

A vision which our Founder, Mrs. Hilda Francis dreamt, has turned into reality on this day, when Rev. Fr. V. Chinnappan inaugurated our school. Now the school is eleven years old.




Our Founder, Mrs. Hilda Francis was born in August 1929 at Bangalore. She did her schooling in Coimbatore and later moved to Cochin where she completed her studies. Inspired by her teachers, she secured 10th Rank in Madras Province. She was the only person in her school to secure rank and her distinction is still recorded in the British Gazette.




CorrespondantOur Correspondent, Mr. F.John was born in February 1951 at Vellore. He did his schooling at St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Madurai and Post Graduation at Madura College, Madurai. On completion of Post Graduation, he joined Indian Overseas Bank in October 1974. He is a Retired Manager of the Bank.



Our Principal, Mrs. Lilia John, was in February, 1960 at Bangalore.She did her schooling at St. Francis Xavier’s Convent and college at St. Mount Carmel, Bangalore. She did her Montessori Course at IMTC (Indian Montessori Training Centre), Bangalore. She completed B.Ed., at Annamalai University & DECE (Diploma in Early Childhood Education) at Indira Gandhi University.

She has worked in esteemed schools like Jeevana School ICSE Madurai, Campian Indian Hr. Sec. School (Anglo Indian Board), Tiruchirapalli and Kamala Niketan CBSE School, Tiruchirapalli. She has a vast work experience of 31 years in teaching. She was awarded Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award for "THE BEST PRINCIPAL".

She has great love & passion towards children.  She is good in handling kids & a good friend to parents. She has a good rapport among children and parents.  She makes children love their school life and enjoy coming to school.


Our School Logo


The School Logo is a visual portray of our School Philosophy. In Maria School, we believe that every child should learn to enlighten their world and the world around, just like a Lamp. Here Children play as they work, and asthey work they learn. This provides equal opportunity for each and every person, to be a master of themselves and rule their qualities.


Maria Nursery and Primary School is a Montessori  School situated at Madurai in the heart of S.S. Colony between Periyar Bus Stand and Bye-Pass Road. We are now Eleven years old, and all our children have excelled very well. We have two sections, one for Kindergarden and another for Primary Section. Our school is run by an able Principal Mrs. Lilia John who has a 33 years experience in the field of education.


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