Mission & Philosophy
The Cathedral and John Connon School aims to provide an education to young minds that will allow them to: learn how to learn, understand how to adapt to the changing world around them, become global citizens with a local vision, develop a sense of international mindedness and cherish the individuality of man and the commonality of mankind.
“The School is a place where everything that goes on bears the stamp of the Cathedral School character and tradition. Our education is international. We are an Indian school where foreigners are at home, a Christian school which children of any faith can call their own."
“Indeed the School’s objective is all round character formation and the development of proper attitudes. Consciously and unconsciously. pupils absorb a great deal apart from subjects they study and in the great examinations of Life, it is these extra assimilations which speak a school’s worth. “- Bernard Gunnery, Principal (1953-65).
The philosophy of the school was aptly summed up by Mr. Gunnery, as a place that allows students to choose their learning paths melding academics and extra-academics in equal measure. We believe that education serves to bridge widening gaps in a shrinking world. Our students learn that right and wrong are, more often than not, personal beliefs. At the Cathedral and John Connon School, we endeavour, as individuals and as a community, to be honest, with others and with our own selves, and caring, of other people and of our physical environment. As a school, we strive to temper our daily thoughts and actions with core values of honesty, compassion, inclusion, tolerance, altruism and sevice.