About Us

CMS- City Montessori School is the world's largest city-school with 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow. The school that began with 5 children in 1959 on a borrowed capital of Rupees 300, today has over 55,000 students from Montessori to Class XII in the current session.

CMS founders, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi were inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Sant Vinoba Bhave. They started CMS with vision to inspire generations of children to become socially motivated and conscious citizens of India and the world.

Their motto "Jai Jagat" has been the school's greeting from the beginning. CMS children are taught the value of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbukum', or the 'Earth is but One country and Mankind its Citizens'.

Career Counselling Department

CMS Career Counselling Department (CCD) is located at CMS Head Office. It aims to inform students about various Career options available to them after 10+2 and also about study abroad opportunities. CMS Gomti Nagar I Campus is a SAT, AP Testing centre and Admission Testing Services. CMS is now also a International Award for Young People (IAYP) centre. We also organise Careers Day and meaningful career advisory session/s for students from time to time.

CMS Founders

Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Founder-Manager, CMS

Dr Bharti Gandhi, Founder-Director, CMS

President, CMS

Prof. Geeta Gandhi Kingdon


Director of Strategy, CMS

Mr Roshan Gandhi


Advisory Committee

Mrs Susmita Basu, Head, QAID, CMS
Ms Manjit Batra, Senior Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar 
Mrs (Dr) Vineeta Kamran, Principal, CMS Kanpur Road Campus
Mrs Aditi Sharma, Principal, CMS Chowk Campus 
Mrs Swapna Mansharamani, Principal, CMS RDSO Campus 
Mrs Veera Hajela, Principal, CMS Station Road Campus 
Mrs Nisha Pandey, Senior Principal, CMS Rajajipuram Campus I
Ms Deepa Tewari, Senior Principal, CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus I
Dr Kalpana Tripathi, Senior Principal, CMS Mahanagar Campus
Mrs Jyoti Kashyap, Senior Principal, CMS Aliganj Campus I
Mrs Abha Anant, Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus I
Mrs Jyotsana Atul, Principal, CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus II
Mrs Jayashree Krishnan, Principal, CMS Rajendra Nagar Campus III
Mrs Aruna Naidu, Principal, CMS Rajajipuram Campus II
Mrs Manju Nautiyal, Principal, CMS Jopling Road Campus
Mrs Ruchi Bhuwan Joshi, Principal, CMS Indira Nagar Campus
Mrs Sangeeta Banerjee, Principal, CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II
Mrs Trapti Dwivedi, Principal, CMS Asharfabad Campus
Ms Reena Soti, Principal, CMS Anand Nagar Campus

Mrs Shivani Singh, Principal, CMS Aliganj Campus II


Mr Suresh Kumar, Senior Graphic and Webdesigner

Mr Rakesh Sonkar, Project Leader, Operations

Mr Shashank Srivastava, Coordinator, Carrer Counselling Cell

Mrs Smriti Singh, Study Abroad Coordinator, CMS

Campus Career Counselling Coordinators

Sl.No. Campus Name Name of the Career Counselling Coordinator
1. Aliganj-I :
Mrs. Lipika Kala (Vice-principal)
2. Station Road :
Ms. Prerna Raj
3. Rajajipuram - I :
Mrs. Bindiya Rai
4. Kanpur Road :
Mrs. Archana Gaur
Ms. Rebekah Dubey
5. RDSO :
Mr. Solomon Roy
6. Gomti Nagar-I :
Mrs Smriti Singh
7. Mahanagar :
Mr Vinay Bajpai
8. Rajendra Nagar- I :
Mr. Ajay Sharma
Mrs. Hema Tandon
9. Indira Nagar :
Mr. Pushkar Mishra
10. Gomti Nagar-II :
Mr. Yogendra Pratap Singh
Ms. Tulika Chatterjee
11. Chowk Campus :
Ms. Leena Chatterjee