Our Founder

St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, the founder of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), an indigenous religious congregation, is our source of inspiration as the influence of his vision and dreams permeates through our activities today. St. Chavara, a great educationalist and social reformer of the 19 century foresaw the changes that would take place and wanted to build a society based on Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of humanity.

News Updates
* Oct 13: Cultural Competitions (Selection Rounds)

* Oct 17: New Pre-KG batch class begins

* Oct 24: Monthly Tests

* Oct 29-30: Deepavali Holidays

* Oct 31: Monthly Note Checking

* Nov 12: Carnival -16/Food Fest

* Nov 14: Colours day/Childrens day

* Nov 21: Monthly Tests

Welcome to Christ Matric Hr. Sec. School, Poonamallee, Chennai

Christ School is run by CMI Fathers of the Preshitha Province, Coimbatore, who are engaged in Educational, Social and other forms of service to humanity. The congregation was founded in 1831 at Mannanam near Kottayam and is the first and foremost among the indigenous congregations in India. St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara of the order of sanctity gave a definite religious form to this community. CMI Education Society is the largest single educational agency in India having several hundreds of educational institutions spread over the sub continent.


The school was established in the year 1995. In the initial years we gave education to economically backward children. As the number of unaided schools has increased in the neighbouring, the school with a new look is now commited to provide quality education at international standard with all sorts of advanced technologies like interactive white boards and animated lessons.

The school is situated at the flanks of Poonamalle High Road, between ACS Medical college and Kummananchavady junction.Admissions are purely based on merit and all students except LKG should have acquired more than 70 % of marks in the qualifying examination.

Christ School has the strengh of well equipped, qualified and committed teachers who take care of individualistic and holistic development of the students. The hidden talents of each child is explored and nurtured which makes the Kids Fest and similar occasions lively. Christ School often hosts inter school seminars in which the students and staff representatives present research papers to develop a philosophical mind and critical analysis on every aspects of education. Every class room is having Interactive White Board which makes teaching-learning process very much interesting and effective. Classes through satellite connectivity is our imminent dream.

Rev. Fr. Johnson Panachickal CMI is our present Correspondent and Fr. Anson Panengaden CMI is our Principal. Christ scchool is one of the prestigious institutions run by CMI fathers and registered under Little Flower Educational Trust, Coimbatore.