Queen Mary's Tis Hazari is one of the oldest residential schools in Delhi. It was founded by Ms Helen Jerwood who came to India as a self-supporting Missionary. With the specific purpose of educating women in India, she opened an English medium school at Jama Masjid in 1912. In 1914, Queen Mary's shifted to Tis Hazari and grew immensely in strength and name.

It is a matter of great pride that Queen Mary's is the only school that was written about in detail by Bashiruddin Ahmed in his classic history of Delhi. Today it is marked as the heritage site in the historic city of Delhi and has contributed effectively to the education of the "Girl Child" completing a century.


The era of Indian Principals started from 1945. The first Indian Principal was Ms. S. Deviditta. Under the aegis of Ms. Deviditta, it grew because of her foresight and dedication. Keeping the era in mind academics included subject like Home Science where cooking, stitching and first aid etc made the parents send their daughters to school. Sports was an annual function presided by people of political and social importance. During this period the teachers resided in the School and were responsible for not only their subjects but also sports, cleanliness and discipline of the school. Music, vocal & instrumental, classical dancing and stitching was part of the curriculum. Queen Mary's School was the most sought after educational institution of that era and continues to be so. It was educational institution of that era and continues to be so. It was fortunate for the school to be under the guidance of able Principals like Ms. Shanti Laha, Mrs. Masih, Mrs. K.R. Jacob, because of their dedicated hard work and guidance the school continues to hold the prestige and pride of the bygone era.

Ms. Ritu Solomon (Principal) who now heads the school, has long standing relationship with it. She had been nurtured and groomed by Mrs K.R. Jacob  and Mrs. N. Kapur. After completing her education (M.A., M.Ed) she joined the school as a Senior Geography teacher under Mrs. K.R. Jacob. The institution is privileged to have a Principal who has studied here, taught here and now heads it.

The current strength of the school is above 5500 and the pressure of admitting more and more students to school speaks volumes for the high standards of the school. The greenery within the boundaries of the school comes as a pleasant surprise as you cross the busy Tis Hazari streets and enter the beautiful School premises.



The School was opened with 3 students


The present building built


The first High School Exam held


Higher Secondary scheme introduced


First School Magazine published


Pre - Medical Science course introduced


Helen Jerwood Preparatory School built


Edith Fenn Auditorium built


Science Block built


10 + 2 introduced


Swimming Pool built


Computer labs introduced


Smart Class and Math Lab introduced


New building - Office Block constructed, new rooms in Primary


Centralized P.A. System, Cameras and C.C.TV's installed


Construction of new Art room


Renovation of the entire school construction of  the class rooms, flooring, computer labs & toilets to accommodate our school strength of above 5500 students.

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