This School was founded in 1868, and is situated on St. Mark's Road and Residency Road Junction. It was affiliated to the Madras University from 1871 to 1882, and in 1910 was in charge of the S.P.G. Mission from Trichinopoly. In the 1920's there was accommodation for 120 boys as boarders.
Going through the Mysore and Coorg Directory of 1883, (belonging to the famous Historian Mr. Kora Chandy, Bangalore), one finds that the School was referred to as "Bishop Cotton School and College". The Course of Instruction pursued in the College and Grammar School was brought in unison with the requirement of the Madras University for the Matriculation, First in Arts and B.A. Examinations, for which Pupils were presented at Bangalore. Boys were specially prepared for English Examinations. French, Drawing, Music and Dancing were taught when required. For the boarding, every Pupil must bring sheets, blankets, pillow-cases, towels and a Chest of Drawers. The School was very strict in discipline. Boarders, boys and girls, live with the Warden, and Head Mistress, respectively.
The Schools (Boys and Girls) and College were run by a Committee. Really going back into time the President in the Year 1883 was Sir. J.D.Gordan, Resident of Mysore and Chief Commissioner of Coorg. Vice President was The Venerable the Archdeacon. Some of the Members of the Committee were Lieut.Col C.A. Sim, Col. Travers, Maj. Maltby, G.G. Brown, Rev. T.M. Walker, Rev. H. Pope, Rev. A.H. Hildesley, Hon. Secretary was A.F. Dobson, Hon. Treasurer was H.C. Gooch, Visitor - The Rt. Rev. The Lord Bishop of Madras, Warden was Rev. A.H. Hildesley.
Staff - Boys' Department , G.P.P. Flynn, J. Adolphus, C. MacDonald, S. Clark. Girls' Department. Miss. Edith Gow, Miss. E. Wells and Miss. E. Maiden.
The College Forms in each Department were taught by the Warden. Music by Mrs. A.M. Short, French by Mdme. Viscardi and Drawing by T. Mootoosawmy Pillay.
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