La Martiniere in Lucknow through its constant perseverance to pioneering education and maintaining school traditions has earned its reputation as one of the leading educational institutions in India. La Martiniere College in Lucknow is acclaimed to be the only school in the world to have been awarded Battle Honors for the role the staff and pupils played in the Defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857.
Lucknow La Martiniere is a medium-sized high school providing educational programs through three faculties - Humanities, Commerce and Science. It is affiliated to the Indian School Certificate Education Board (ICSE and ISC) based in New Delhi. More than seventeen hundred full-time students attend the school.
History of La Martiniere, Lucknow
La Martiniere in Lucknow was founded in accordance with the will of Major General Claude Martin. Classes commenced in 1845. The college was deeply involved in the inspiring events of 1857 when its students and teachers played a significant and active role in the defense of the Residency for which the college was given the award of Colors, the only school in the world with such an honor. Since then, its boys have fought in the wars of Imperial Britain and Independent India and continue to take part in every aspect of national life.
Description of La Martiniere, Lucknow
Old Martinians and their families live and work in several countries around the world. La Martiniere College in Lucknow is widely reputed for their outstanding athletic and academic programs and for their impressive architecture. It catches the fancy of every tourists visiting Lucknow and is recognized as one of the important monuments in Lucknow. Extra- curricular activities including sports and community services are given lot of importance. Music and dance is emphasized and are included in the general curriculum. The college provides boarding facilities as well.
Each year, on the last Sunday of November, the day is chosen to showcase the athletic talents of La Martiniere students. According to traditions the students take a school march (which involves a military-type march around the school grounds), performance by the school orchestra, and an athletic competition between the school houses.
The students of the College are divided into four houses, mainly for enhancing academic and athletic competition among students. The four houses have different names in La Martiniere Lucknow.
The Socials at La Martiniere in Lucknow are stylish events in the English tradition. Students from both the girls and boys sections are invited to the socials. Ceremonial uniform is worm by boys while formal dresses are worn by girls. "The Social" is one of the long standing traditions of La Martiniere and of its English past. La Martiniere has always been considered as one of the premium schools in India. Visiting the elegant event is another draw for every tourist.