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  • Who: City Montessori School

  • What: Largest school by pupils

  • Where: India

The largest school in terms of pupils is the City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, which had a record enrolment of 39,437 pupils on 9 August 2010 for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The school was founded by Mr. Jagdish Gandhi and his wife Mrs Bharti Gandhi. The pair launched their first campus on a borrowed capital of 300 rupees, housed it in rented premises and began with only five students. The school admits boys and girls between ages 2 and 5, who can then follow through their education to Degree Level. The school was the recipient of the 2002 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education.


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