LOURDES MATHA HIGH SCHOOL & HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL
It is proud to say that there are a group of educational institutions situated in Pacha Chekkidikadu. Vimala Balabhavan , St. Xavier's U P School, Lourdes Matha High School, Lourdes Matha Higher Secondary School and Mother Chantal's Nursing School are examples. Pacha Chekkidikadu was a culturally dignified place in the early life of Kuttanadu. It was a center of educationally qualified persons even though the number of educational institutions had been less in numbers. The Maximum number of Degree holders in Kuttanadu were from here in 1960's. They got their Graduation from Trichy in Tamilnadu. Such a place started a secondary education institution very late was a real irony. Due to the hardwork and the sacrifice of Rev. Fr. Thomas Kizhakkekuttu who was the former vicar of Lourdes Matha Church Pacha Chekkidikadu opened a new age in 1980's. Under his leadership and managership , Lourdes Matha High School began on Ist June ,1982.
The school started with Std. VIII in 1982- 83 and the first SSLC batch came out with excellent result in March 1985. It keeps good track records in the field of academic results with the help of efficient Managers, Loyal teachers and hard working students. Its a co-education institution. Good discipline and ample opportunities of various curricular and extra curricular activities are some of the notable aspects of the school.
In 2000, it was upgraded as Higher Secondary School. The school was handed over to the corporate management of schools , Arch diocese of Changanacherry in 2005. Now it is an excellent higher secondary school in the Changanacherry corporate management. It has bagged admirable positions in the secondary and higher secondary level exams. One of the students from this school has secured 1200/1200 in the higher secondary examination in 2011-2012 and that student also got the Mathrubhoomi Gem of Seed Award.
The activities of the National Service Scheme differentiate this school from others. The NSS programme officer of the school was awarded as the best programme officer in the state and one of the students got the best volunteer award in the state. The school has enough infrastructural facilities. A new three storied building was inaugurated by Mar. Joseph Powathil and Blessed by Mar. Joseph Perumthottam on 27th March 2014. An amount of ₹ 50Lakhs was sanctioned by the central human resource development ministry (MHRD) for the infrastructural development of minority educational institutions. In so many years many HS & HSS students bagged full A+ in the respective examinations and bagged different grades in the state level youth festival, science fair, work experience and sports. The school observes February 11 as its patron's day.