On the either side of Kanchenjunga range,12 k.m. away from main town Kalimpong, Algarah rest the beautiful valley of Paiyong, where a large number of Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste and minority group of people earn their livelihood through various means of occupations. They are wholly dependent on the agriculture while others have farms, business and services. In majority a large number of BPL families have spread in this beautiful valley.
Due to the growing population of this area and the high cost of livelihood and expenses on the education in the town like Kalimpong etc, a need of good School has become a necessity for its dwellers .The Students have to go a miles away or to reach Kalimpong town for quality education, but it is out of the reach for the common people. So, a well managed school run by experienced and qualified professional teachers supported by the senior dedicated personnel cannot be denied by anyone.
St. Mary’s School felt it a necessity and occupied its place in 2007 to impart quality , value added and modern education to the children of the area .It believes in the concept of Wholesome Personality Development Child Centered Education which is supported by Computer Education too. With the total trustee of eleven members, this institute is running under the vision and educational expertise of its Principal Mr. D.Ghimiray, and team of professional teachers along with its management board. In this span of time, St. Mary’s School has changed its shape in physical infrastructure, teaching learning, finance and so on. St. Mary’s School is a non- profitable institution that educates and supports the education for wards of common people irrespective of caste, class, race and religion.
S.M.S. is multifarious institution whose dreams cannot be accomplished by single individual. It expects the fame and the glory of this place and the nation. We inform and assure our friends and valued guardians that S.M.S. will always have optimistic look on the students, guardians, teachers, well-wishers and the society and will always target itself to uplift the life and standard of our people so that they are competent to face the challenges of Paiyong ,India and this global village so on.
I feel honored to thank my professional teaching staff , sincere non-teaching staff, dedicated and wide hearted trustees ,dynamic managing board co-operative guardians, my beloved family disciplined and industrious students, community, local business community and all its well- wishers who have helped me to make this temple of learning a good place for everyone.