St. Martinís Diocesan School, under the aegis of
the St. Martinís Memorial Educational & Welfare Society,
is situated in the lush green Delhi Cantonment. The
presence of St. Martinís Church lends tranquility and
bliss to the surroundings.
In the 56th Year now, the school leaves behind many a
landmark, including the glorious golden milestone. The
English Medium Co-educational Senior Secondary Minority
School was founded way back in 1960 when the eminent
British Educationist Missionary, Ms. Helen Jerwood, with
humble prayer and dedication, lit the candle of the
Institution inside the St. Martinís Church. The
magnificent church whose inside resembles a basilica
became the perfect place to begin her school with a
nursery section and classes 1-3. Every Martiner entering
the school in his formative years was moulded within
The spirited Founder Principal bicycled to the near
vicinity to spread word of the opening of a new school.
The 80 year old braved all odds including the frailties
of old age to pursue the realization of her vision. Ms.
Jerwood worked with a passion to nurture her school
until in 1965 the glow she kindled by her ardent
dedication had a setback as she was untimely called to
True to the Motto of the School ĎLight begets Lightí the
spark that she kindled with much prayers is being
carried on by the Martiners far and wide as years go by.
Many an eventful year passed by and the school braved
all challenges moving steadily ahead, continuing to
survive and grow. The school aims at promoting the
values of integrity, ethics and honesty as well as
encouraging in its students the spirit to explore,
experiment and hone their talents to be equipped with a
sound character, excellent communication skills and
confidence to take on all the challenges in life thus
paving the way to lead successful and fulfilled lives.
The students are empowered and sensitized to understand
the importance of their roles in the smallest unit of
family and at the same time also as responsible and
humble citizens towards the society to create a
harmonious community with an aim to not only receive
from it but also give back.
The school also takes upon its mantle to nurture kindred
spirits through carefully designed assemblies and moral
education classes during which the values of tolerance,
kindness and righteousness are imparted to students for
them to glow in the radiance of faith and grace of
Almighty during trying times and be the harbinger of
The School expanded and was upgraded to a full-fledged
Senior Secondary School in the year 1991. The school is
well known in its vicinity for its consistent academic
excellence achieved under the able guidance of the
dynamic Principal-Manager Dr. A. D. Lyall since April,
2005 who has left no stone unturned to ascertain new
victories for the school with his astute administrative
prowess as the years roll on.
The School takes pride in its learned faculty who
instill in their young students feelings of self
sufficiency, taking care to nurture them to reach their
The pursuit for academic excellence has not left behind
the excellence in sports and co-curricular activities
and the Martiners shine bright in various spheres as
they bring home appreciations and merit awards in inter
school events. The vibrant and rhythmic beats of the
School Band and the songs rendered by the School Choir
has captivated many an audience.
Our Martiners have spread their light to the farthest
ends of the world; be it our scientist at NASA, or on
the Indian soil at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, our
Doctors at the best hospitals of the Capital, our
engineers, academicians, defence officers, bankers and
many others in diverse professions proclaiming to the
world at large the blessings they received from this
modest institution in the heart of the capital.