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To nurture the conscience and intellect of every student and staff member in a caring and inspiring environment.

About The Lawrence School


‘The Lawrence Asylum’ was built as a memorial to Major General Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence, CB, BT, LT.COL., ADC to Queen Victoria, KCB, who early in 1856, offered a sum of Rs.5,000 down and Rs.1,000 per annum if action were taken to found, at some Madras hill-station, an Asylum similar to those already established at Sanawar and Mount Abu. In February of 1856, a Meeting was held in Ootacamund to make every effort to carry out the project. From the beginning, difficulty arose as to the religious principles to be inculcated at the Institution. However, a prospectus for ‘The Ootacamund Asylum for the Orphans and other children of European soldiers in India’, on a strictly Protestant basis, was issued. A Committee was formed with the Bishop of Madras, Rt. Rev. Thomas Dealtry as its President.

The Committee then sought the aid of the Government, but the latter said that their action would depend on the support received from the Army. It must be noted that the Commander-in-chief objected to the restrictiontion of ......

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Nestled within the Nilgiris in the Western Ghats, on a sprawling seven-hundred-and-fifty-acre green campus, The Lawrence School, Lovedale is an ideal place for young minds to live, learn and train in order to face the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

From its colonial foundations to modern democratic India, inculcating the spirit of “Never Give In” throughout a one hundred and sixty-two-year journey, The Lawrence School, Lovedale continues to remain a major landmark of residential school education in India.

Education is a lifelong process of self-discovery. It is the foundation of all social transformation and progress. Academic growth and excellence are integral components of this learning. Education also entails constant self-reflection and evaluation of one’s improvement. These qualities, along with the ability to analyse norms and conventions......


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The Lawrence School, Lovedale prides itself on being a 'Plastic Free' zone. Use of plastic is judiciously curtailed at all times and periodically teachers and students participate in cleanliness drives in and around the campus to rid the area of plastic waste.

Moreover, with the recent guidelines received from the Government of Tamilnadu, this initiative will be further taken up on a war footing. Therefore parents, former students and visitors are requested to refrain from bringing any plastic material (food packets, water bottles, soft drink bottles etc) with them when they come in to School.

Please join us in our efforts to make Lovedale and ultimately the Nilgiris a healthy, plastic - free region.

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The Lawrence School, Lovedale

Ootacamund, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu - 643003

P: +91 423 2442552​​

F: +91 423 2442549​


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