Avila Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School is run by the sisters of the Congregation of Mother of Carmel. It is recognized by the Board of Matriculation schools under the Education Department of Tamilnadu and trains students for the X & XII Board exams. The medium of instruction is English, while Tamil is taught as second language and Hindi as optional.
The school has a glorious history of over 55 years to its credit. It is counted among the top educational institutions in Tamilnadu not only in terms of academics but for its contribution towards producing global citizens.
Currently over 4000 children study in various classes of the school starting from kindergarten to XII grade. Apart from excellent academic support, the children also have access to world class facilities and faculty for sports and cultural activities.
The management ensures that the institution not only imparts knowledge but sees to the spiritual, moral & physical well-being of their pupils. The institution is meant primarily for Catholics but is also open to others irrespective of religion, caste or community.
The school takes pride – with due reverence and obeisance to her patron saint, Saint Teresa of Avila – in being christened with the name of a province in Spain, which has given to the world Saint Teresa – the unparalleled advocate of the spirit of true Christianity and who carries the title – The Doctor of the Church with unquestionable aptness.
Teresa of Avila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic Saint, Carmelite nun, Writer of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1622, forty years after her death she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and was in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI.
What the school shares with this Christian mystic is not merely the name but the most holy and divine intercession through this patron Saint of the school with Christ our Saviour in each second in the life of every Avilite.
Founder Father of CMC
Sister of the Congregation of the Mother of Carmel
Mar George Card. Alencherry
Bishop of the Eparchy of Ramanathspuram
The little that makes the big difference and enables Avilites to carve a niche for themselves is its motto;
LOVE, TRUTH, and SERVICE.
It is these three words that define every aspect of the school. Every single action in the school imbibes the spirit inspired by these three words. It is this unique combination that helps to create a brand called AVILITE- a special kind of global citizen who shines in all platforms and all walks of life.
The dissemination of Truth in the intensity of Knowledge and Character together coins the term EDUCATION.
The lamp of Avila never extinguishes it’s wick to shed light – Focussing and Channelizing the Virtues and Morals , synchronising. An innovative school, Avila is equipped with different calibre providing a host of educational programmes and projects. The greener lush of Co curricular and Cultural activities and Competitions enhance the exceptional qualities and hidden skills of our students. The richly Qualified Academic and Administrative staff work with steadfastness pursuing with single minded devotion and dedication, accompanied hand in hand with mutual cooperation and excellent back up by the Parent Community and Well wishers. Enthusiastic in Sharing Love, Optimism in speaking Truth and Confidence in Service mark the motto of our Pride institution, AVILA.
Bearing the Torchlight, our Avila Alumni make an intense impact shouldering the Pride of its every success in wider responsibilities of Serving The Society…
Rev. Sr. Bernard CMC June 1967 – Dec 1967
Rev. Sr. Bina CMC Dec 1967 – April 1968
Rev. Sr. Osia CMC May 1968 – June 1969 June 1975 – June 1985 June 1986 – May 1992
Rev. Sr. Heraclia CMC July 1969 – May 1970
Rev. Sr. Joshua CMC June 1970 – May 1975 .
Rev. Sr. Perfecta CMC June 1985 – May 1986
Rev. Sr. Patrick CMC June 1992 – May 2006
Rev. Sr. Irene Kuruvilla CMC June 2006 – May 2007
Rev. Sr. Naveena CMC June 2007 – April 2011
Rev. Sr. Shalini CMC 2011 - 2018
Rev. Sr. Siji CMC 2019 -
Rev. Sr. Delphin CMC 1967-1971
Rev. Sr. Petronila CMC 1971-1974
Rev. Sr. Mary Leo CMC 1974-1977
Rev. Sr. Azaria CMC 1977-1980
Rev. Sr. Theophils CMC 1980-1983
Rev. Sr. Incarnata CMC 1983-1986 , 2001- 2004
Rev. Sr. Canute CMC 1986 -1989
Rev. Sr. Soona CMC 1989 - 1992, 2013 - 2016
Rev. Sr. Athma CMC 1992 - 1995 , 2010 - 2013
Rev. Sr. Madaleeva CMC 1995 - 1998
Rev. Sr. Rudolf CMC 1998 - 2001
Rev. Sr. Paulet CMC 2004 - 2007
Rev. Sr. Laya CMC 2007 - 2010
Rev. Sr. Magi CMC 2019 - 2022
Rev. Sr. Jees Mary CMC 2022 -
Rev. Sr. Delphin CMC
Rev. Sr. Petronila CMC
Rev. Sr. Mary Leo CMC
Rev. Sr. Azaria CMC
Rev. Sr. Theophilis CMC
Rev. Sr. Bernard CMC
Rev. Sr. Canute CMC
Rev. Sr. Athma CMC
Rev. Sr. Gonsalo CMC
Rev. Sr. Mariella CMC
Rev. Sr. Perfecta CMC
Rev. Sr. Reena CMC
Rev. Sr. Eulalia CMC
Rev. Sr. Mari CMC