Hardwicke High School and College institution (169 year old) - one of the oldest in Mysuru

Hardwicke High School and College bldg. Mysuru en.wikipedia.org

Hardwicke High School and College  forming an old educational complex  in Mysore  are also known for Schools, Kindergartens and Primary Schools; apart they  offer primary, higher primary, high school, and pre-university level education. Hardwick School, Mysore one of the top rated schools in the category of Nursery Schools in the Mysore. was established in 1854 as ‘Raja School’ by Christian Missionaries in a private place near Gandhi Square and in 1930 was shifted to its current location. Renamed the Hardwicke School, it is celebrating its 169 th anniversary this year.

 Hardwicke School,, Mysuru. starofmysore.com

 Hardwicke School,starofmysore.com

Above image: Hardwicke School, has  a new look.  both Renovation work and painting work, were completed in the recent past;  thanks to Local Area Development Fund granted by former MLA M.K. Somashekar for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13...............

Formerly known as Wesleyan High School and Methodist Mission High School, Hardwicke High School and Pre-University College was founded in 1840 during the rule of Maharajah Krishnaraja Wodeyar III.

The Hardwicke School  is a Government-aided institution following English medium  from pre-school to high school. The School is functioning in a 5-acre land having 24 class rooms and two auditoriums,” It is under the administration of CSI Karnataka Southern Diocese Education Society, the PU College is functioning  for the last two decades while the  Degree College for  last one decade. The institution has the rare distinction of having produced  successful people who made a mark in their chosen fields. Rashtrakavi Kuvempu  was a student of Hardwicke School and he penned his first poem in English. Kannada author A.N. Murthy Rao, pioneer of journalism came out of the portals of this institution. Patriot Ramaswamy, was a product of this school. Being a student participating in the protest holding a national flag during Mysore Chalo Movement on Sept. 13, 1947,  he was shot dead on the spot.   JLB Road junction is named after him as ‘Ramaswamy Circle’ with a memorial plaque by MCC.

What is unique about this institution is a preponderance of students are  from socially and financially backward families. The student strength is about 260 students  covering  from 1st standard to 10th s both English and  Kannada mediums  are available.