The Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya High school was the pioneer institution of the Coimbatore Centre founded in 1930.
Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, laid the foundation stone of the Vidyalaya in 1934. On that occasion, a picture of Gandhi was given by a teacher of the Vidyalaya to him with a request for autograph, wherein he wrote the following lines: “I hope the boys of the Vidyalaya will be strong in truth and faithful to God ”, a dictum which the students and staff in the Vidyalaya strive to follow even today.
Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya High School is a Tamil medium, government aided and fully residential boys high school having classes from 6 th to 10 th. It is recognized by the Government of Tamilnadu during the year 1939. Vidyalaya high school has a record of producing cent percent results in S.S.L.C. public exam for the last consecutive 18 years. Vidyalaya Band troupe has won the first place for the 12th consecutive year of interstate competition conducted by Rotary club of Coimbatore and Coimbatore District sports and games welfare association.
The students are regularly exposed to the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi, and the institution strives to shape its students into fully integrated human beings with a harmonious blend of cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills, combining modern scientific temper with ancient spiritual wisdom. More than the curricula, it is the kind of life students live within the campus, modelled on the ancient ‘ GURUKULA SYSTEM’ and modified to meet contemporary challenges that helps them to imbibe those values which the institution fosters as its mission goal.
In a gurukula model, character formation is through living in close contact with monks and other dedicated teachers and staff. Values are thus caught rather than merely taught. Students are trained in community life, and this is possible because this school makes residential schooling a compulsory feature. Every morning and evening the prayers are conducted in a hall. In the hostel, a self-help system is followed to impart the sense of dignity of labour. Students are involved in campus cleaning etc. Retreats and religious discourses are also conducted periodically. Social service activities are encouraged by involving students in the extension activities of the Vidyalaya.