St. Louis Montfort was born on 31st January 1673 in a small town called Montfort in France. He loved the young, irrespective of their religion or economic status and looked upon them as “angels”. Throughout his life he worked ceaselessly for the abandoned, marginalized and the sick and for the cause of Education.
He preached the “Wisdom of God”, manifested and embodied in Jesus Christ. He advised a sure path to God, through Mary, the Mother of Christ. He established the organization, “Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel” to carry on his mission on earth.
True to the spirit of Montfort’s mission, the Brothers of St. Gabriel have established many well-known educational Institutions all over the world. There are many Institutions for the poor and the differently abled also under the care of the Montfort Brothers.
Montfort died at an early age of 43, on 28th April 1716.
The people acclaimed him a “Saint” and the Church canonized him on 20th July 1947. The flame lit by this holy man continues to glow and shine with greater intensity even after 300 years. Wisdom Montfort International School aims at shaping and moulding numerous young men and women as dreamt by St.Louis Grignion de Montfort, our Leader and Inspiration.
Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel are called upon to walk the same road that Montfort trod. He was a great visionary, educationist and friend of children and the youth. You too are invited to become part of this heritage.
“Pray with great confidence, with confidence based on the goodness and infinite generosity of God and upon the promises of Jesus Christ. God is a spring of living water which flows unceasingly into the hearts of those who pray”
-St. Louis Marie de Montfort
SCHOOL EMBLEM AND MOTTO
“Knowledge comes, but Wisdom lingers.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson.
The motto of Wisdom Montfort “Scientia et Sapientia” in Latin means Knowledge and Wisdom. This watchword of our school brings out the vision and mission of Wisdom Montfort, a Montfortian school of Excellence.
We, at “Wisdom Montfort” will not stop at merely imparting knowledge to the children in our care but ensure that the Holistic Education given to them will lead them to the realms of wisdom.
The emblem contains all dimensions of knowledge:
The open book represents the quality education the students will receive as they pursue their quest for knowledge. The computer symbolizes the 21st Century literacy, culture, and role of mass media in Holistic Education wherein students should be computer literate to be considered truly literate. The yellow circle with a dot in the middle symbolizes “Wisdom”, the ultimate focus of Montfortian Education. We believe in all round and comprehensive education – a Sound Mind in a Sound Body is what we stress upon. Sports and Games play an equally important part in our philosophy of Education. The racquet and the ball represent Sports, Games and Athletics. To help students develop their Aesthetic values, we give a lot of opportunities and encourage literary and liberal arts. The masks represent Arts, Music, Dance, Communicative Skills and Dramatics.
Wisdom Montfort is a Green School. We invite our students to go beyond the classrooms and learn from nature, trees, flowers, animals, birds, rivers, mountains and oceans. We want the students to be eco- friendly and to cultivate eco-spiritual qualities. The spirituality of Montfortians emanates from the bosom of Mother Earth and it strives to create a sustainable world where all created things live in harmony with each other and move towards a new Heaven and a new Earth! We want our students to fight pollution in all forms and work hard to protect Mother Earth and the Universe, under the umbrella of the five R’s namely, Reduce, Refuse, Repair, Reuse and Recycle. This is represented by the tree of life in the emblem.
Above the circle, we have two letters D & S with the cross between, “D + S’. D and S stand for Dieu Seul – the motto of our Founder, St Louis Grignion De Montfort. It means God Alone and reminds us of what St Montfort believed and taught through his life, preaching and writings. Irrespective of all that we do, it is ‘God Alone’ that must be the focal point of everything. The fruit of all our educational endeavours and acquisition of knowledge is wisdom.
At the top of the emblem, we have a crown with a three-pronged structure representing the ‘Trinitarian’ dimension of the Almighty who guides, watches over and protects the school, the children, teachers, parents and collaborators.
“Scientia Et Sapientia’ Knowledge and Wisdom”
Wisdom Montfort is an International School of Excellence managed by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel with our headquarters in Rome. ‘Quality Education’ is the Prime Mission of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel. We are rendering service in 33 countries and are present in all continents of the world. In India, there are more than 175 Montfortian Educational Institutions spread across the country. Wisdom Montfort aims at providing Holistic Education with all round development of the child, integrating the body, mind and soul, leading the child from the realms of knowledge to WISDOM.
The school follows the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus.