St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, Keezhillam, the most popular school in this part of the world, is now approaching its century year. The school has been instrumental in moulding up versatile personalities around the world. The political maestro Late Com. P.Govindapillai, Mr.Saju Paul MLA, HC Justice K. Narayanakurup, well known psychiatrist and SSLC First Rank holder Dr. Philip John, Gold Business Giant Mr. Bobby Chemmannoor and the list goes on and on.
The school was started as a part of the mission programme of Malankara Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association under the leadership of educational protagonist Rev. C.I. Abraham, Venmony. As the wise men of Keezhillam foresaw the institution would become a blazing trail in the development of the village, the venture created wide positive waves among the people. They all contributed with land, financial and moral support. The dream came true in 1922 and the middle school was started. Mr.C.T. Mathew Ayroor (Later Rt. Rev.Dr. Mathews Mar Athanasius) was called in as the first Headmaster. The boarding home was also started with Mrs. C.I.Abraham as the first warden.
In 1931, Rev. P.C. Cherian took charge as Headmaster. The school, with its unique educational strategies, discipline and techniques bloomed to its highest esteem and many students from all around Kerala were swarmed in as boarders. In 1947, the school was updated as high school . MMAM hostel building was constructed in 1973 under the leadership of Mr. C.K. Thomas, the then Headmaster. The school was updated as higher secondary in 1998.
The school has a compound of over 14 acres and Three academic classifications, higher secondary, high school and upper primary. We have mainly three blocks, the higher secondary block, high school new building and upper primary, staffroom and office block. A sevens football ground, a huge athletic and foodball stadium, volleyball court, kho-kho court, shuttle badminton indoor and outdoor and table tennis facilities are available for physical development of children. Library, science laboratory, IT laboratory, audio visual lab, library and other infrastructural facilities are available in the school.
Various art, cultural and craft programmes are being conducted every year for the overall development of the students. Curricular activities are formulated by the vastly experienced faculty members of the school. The school is continuing its prestigious run in the educational sector with full bloom.