Cambridge Campus
City Montessori School (CMS)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Offering IGCSE and A-Level qualifcations

About CMS

CMS Vision

The CMS vision is to create through education a better future for the world’s children and to nurture thoughtful and proactive world citizens who are committed to service of humanity and to creating world peace.

CMS Mission

The CMS mission is to maximise opportunities for children through holistic, values-based education of the highest quality, and through initiatives that promote unity and meaningful social action.

4 building blocks
4 pillors of CMS

Meet the Management

Dr Jagdish Gandhi
Dr Bharti Gandhi
Professor Geeta Gandhi Kigdon
Mr Roshan Gandhi

About Cambridge Campus

Meet the
Senior Principal

Ms Manjit Batra joined City Montessori School four decades ago and has led several CMS campuses. A Principal for more than 35 years, Ms Batra has spearheaded the growth of CMS campuses across Lucknow. As Principal, Ms Batra has nurtured three fledging CMS campuses, scaled them up, and orchestrated their affiliation with the CISCE and CAIE (Cambridge) exam boards.

A consummate leader, Ms Batra serves as an outstanding advocate for students, teachers, and parents. She believes in setting the highest standards for both herself and those around her. She elevates her students and teachers to see the bigger picture and accomplish the seemingly impossible. No wonder, most of her students have emerged as leaders in their respective segments across the globe, and many of her teachers are now Principals, including at several CMS campuses. She has been aptly described as 'quietly efficient.'

Ms Batra is passionate about putting children at the heart of everything the school does and she strives to create a school culture that is focused on inquiry-based learning and a values-based approach that caters for the needs of all individuals within the school community. She has taken a rounded approach to education complementing academics with co-curricular activities, global perspectives, and student leadership. Under her leadership, the campuses where she served as Principal have earned several awards including The British Council’s International School Award (ISA) 2014-17 for outstanding Development of International Learning in the curriculum.

Ms Batra was recognized for her outstanding services to the field of Education and awarded “The Computer Literacy Award" in 2004 by then the President of India, Late Shri A.P.J Abdul Kalam, and in 2012, the Education World magazine judged her to be among the 28 most outstanding school principals of India. She has been President of the CISCE schools’ national association and an inspector of schools for the CISCE exam board. Given this distinguished record, no wonder she has been awarded "The Jewel of the Institution” by the CMS “for her outstanding service to students, teachers, and the institution."

CMS: Cambridge School

CMS Gomti Nagar Extension campus is affiliated with the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) Board, which is part of the University of Cambridge. The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) qualification is recognised as equivalent to Class 10 and the Advanced Level (A-Level) qualification is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to any higher secondary qualifications of Boards in India.

The CMS Cambridge Experience

CMS Cambridge Campus is open for students of Classes IV-XII, offering both IGCSEs and A Levels, with subject choices including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, History, Geography, Computer Science, Hindi, German, and French.

The IGCSE at CMS Cambridge offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum and helps improve performance of learners by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving.

With focus on personalized attention classes have a maximum of 30 students per class, and all classes are fully air-conditioned. Apart from the commitment to academic excellence, a vast range of extra-curricular activities and dedicated career counselling servcies makes CMS as a gateway to world’s best universities.

About the Cambridge Board

Cambridge Assessment International Education is part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities trusted for excellence in education. It is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for students aged between 5-19 years. Its qualifications are recognized and accepted by universities, educators and employers across the globe.

The IGCSE qualification (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is recognised by the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) of India and is equivalent to any Class X Board. The A-Level qualifications are recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as equivalent to any Class XII qualifications.
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Cambridge Pathway


Cambridge Primary
(Classes IV - V)

Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey. It develops young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged and includes assessment that proves and improves learning.

Cambridge Primary develops skills in six subjects including English, Mathematics and Science. It is designed to help schools deliver a broad and balanced curriculum that suits their context, culture and ethos.

The curriculum sets clear learning objectives and focuses on developing knowledge and skills in all subjects, providing excellent foundations for the next stage of education. The curriculum is flexible, so schools can offer any combination of the subjects available.

Cambridge Primary helps prepare children for Lower Secondary Checkpoint and IGCSEs/International GCSEs. It gives them a love of learning that will stay with them through school, university and beyond.

Lower Secondary
(Classes VI - VIII)

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It gives schools a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English as a first or second language, mathematics, science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and ICT Starters.

A foundation for progression

Cambridge Lower Secondary provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Upper Secondary and other educational programmes. Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests can be used to monitor learners’ readiness for the next stage of education.

International curriculum

Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Lower Secondary has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.

Benefits for your child

Cambridge Lower Secondary starts learners on an educational journey for their first years of secondary education, increasing their knowledge and skills at each stage. It provides a natural progression for children from primary education and prepares them for post-14 education programmes that lead to formal qualifications.

A number of progress checks are built into the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme, which enable teachers to monitor your child’s development. The emphasis of the tests is on showing where your child is on their learning journey, rather than getting right or wrong answers.

Cambridge Checkpoint tests can be taken in the final year of Cambridge Lower Secondary. These tests are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics, and science and are marked in Cambridge.

On completion of Cambridge Checkpoint, your child will receive a statement of achievement and detailed feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

This helps your school to advise on different progression routes after age 14 and choose the one that will be most suitable for your child.


Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

For Cambridge recognition and acceptance at: mes-and-qualifications/recognition-and- acceptance/

Cambridge Upper Secondary
(Classes IX - X)

Subject Choices for
CMS Session 2021-2022

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Computer
  • Science
  • Hindi
  • Foreign Language
    (Choice of German and French)

Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Schools build a curriculum around their specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach.

Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.

For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness.

chools worldwide have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body.

Cambridge Advanced
(Classes XI - XII)

Cambridge Advanced is for students aged 16 to 19 years.
Cambridge International AS & A Levels

Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgments, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly
  • Working and communicating in English.

Subject Choices for CMS Session 2021-2022

Art & Design English
Biology Geography
Business Studies History
Chemistry Mathematics
Computer Science Physics
Design and Technology Psychology

Anahita Singh has made not only her school but also the city of Lucknow proud by making a mark in many international and national competitions.

Anahita’s brilliant performance in IGCSE saw her as the World topper in Hindi along with 7 A* and 3 A grades. In the International English Olympiad she cracked a perfect 60 out of 60, thus securing the first rank in the world.

Nationally, Anahita was recognised as Times Scholars 2019. In March 2020, she was felicitated by The Times of India Group in the presence of the Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India.

Anahita, a civil services aspirant, embodies the spirit of CMS and lives the mantra of excellence in all things.

Learn from the finest teachers

With more than 60 years of experience, we know the difference that great teaching makes to your child’s learning. This is why we attract and retain the most talented, passionate and dedicated experts to get to know your child, ensure they are positively challenged, and inspire them to succeed.

Our teachers are trained to the highest possible levels, including via Cambridge Courses and with acclaimed international experts. No wonder they feature amongst world’s best — Ms. Shilpi Agarwal emerged as the best Computer Science teacher and Ms. Shan Ara Khan as a top ranked English teacher in CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad, a rigorous International test of teachers’ subject matter knowledge and ability to teach.

Ensuring personalised teaching

Small class sizes mean our teachers know every student individually and can respond to your child’s strengths, adapting our learning model to help them overcome challenges. Our unique Parent-teacher connect and teachers home visit ensure that we work together to drive a comprehensive continuous improvement programme for the best possible education, every day, to your child.

Preparing your child for the future

65% of students entering school today will work in jobs that don’t yet exist.

Our teachers will inspire your child to aim high, encourage them to try new things, and nurture skills and talents for academic, social and personal success.

Our educational approach enables every student to reach high levels of academic and social success.

Our students are confident, entrepreneurial learners, and year on year their standardized exam results exceed the global averages.

In 2019-2020, overall, 44.7% of all grades received in 2019-20 were A* or A grades.

Key achievements

  • Anahita Singh recognised as Times Scholar 2019

  • Prabal Agarwal awarded the Next Genius scholarship.

  • Anahita Singh emerged the International topper in Hindi. She also received 7 A* and 3 A grades

  • Saksham Tripathi selected for Fellowz program, a 6 month Fellowship program for science and technology leadership

  • Anahita Singh achieved the first rank internationally securing a perfect 60/60 score in International Society for Olympiads (ISO)

  • Saksham Tripathi and Daksh Kumar Singh created ‘Scipothesis,’ a web based platform for those interested in the field of Science and Technology

Career counselling and study abroad

We believe that students must be well equipped to make informed choices about their future. To enable this, CMS as integrated career guidance and counselling as an essential part of the senior curriculum.

Our career counselling team guides students about course, college and career options both in India and abroad. In the last 5 years 371 students were selected in IIT JEE, 333 in NEET and 351 selected for study-abroad with an average scholarship of 45.2 lakhs.

To ensure each student has world class exposure to universities and careers choices, CMS has dedicated career counsellors, who have received the highest levels of training within India and abroad.

CMS students’ selection in international universities 2016-2020

CMS students have been offered placements in top universities including at:

  • Caltech
  • Cambridge University
  • Cornell University
  • IITs
  • KGMU
  • MIT
  • National Law University
  • Stanford University
  • UC Berkeley

Students Speak

Beyond Academics Clubs & Activities

Entrepreneurship Club

Entrepreneurship is not only a skill but a series of exposures and experiences that augment business acumen. The club in its weekly meetings became a hub of exchange of ideas: students planned the sale of a solar power based lamp for vegetable vendors and presented the idea to concerned authorities. They went through an entrepreneurship workshop to further develop their skills. The culmination of the dynamic interflow of ideas that the club provided was in the form of a student led inter school event 'Metamorphosis'. The core members and volunteers faced diverse set of tasks in organising events and facilitating a symposium.

Debating Club

The Debate Club is one of the most sought- after clubs by the students who wish to improve their communication skills. Students learn the skills of debating like research, developing arguments, avoiding logical fallacies and speaking confidently. The topic is decided upon by generating ideas from the students and deliberating on their relevance and pertinence. Two teams, one for and one against the topic, are chosen from among the students who volunteer to speak. Time limits and rubrics are shared with the students. After the debate and counter-arguments from teams, the other students of the club get time for rebuttal. The results are decided by voting from the members. Mr Roshan Gandhi, CEO, personally provides the teams with valuable feedback, appreciating the positive points and pointing out where they could improve.

Self-Defense Club

Learning the skill of defending oneself is essential for it helps develop self-confidence and brings forth greater physical fitness. This student led club focussed on various techniques such as taekwondo to develop greater balance between the body and the mind.

CISV International Exchange Programme

Children’s International Summer Villages is an educational organization run almost entirely by volunteers. It is a youth organization offering intercultural programmes for different age groups, starting from the age of 11.

In the last 22 years, CMS has been holding CISV Village in which twelve delegations stay together for a month, each comprising of 4 students, adult leader, junior counsellors, and host. Through a set of activities, they imbibe respect for diversity, human rights, conflict resolution and sustainable development.

Book Club

The Book Club encourages students to not only read, but also develop a perspective. Weekly goals are set, and then discussions conducted to ensure that the students actually interacted with the material. Cambridge's Book Club dives into questions that are generally considered too trivial to be acknowledged. One such question was 'Who was your favourite character, and why?', helping students understand implicit information and subtle cues. The discussion also yielded some astounding questions, (such as 'Did Jane Austen actually endorse the thought that wealth directly leads to happiness?'

Sports Club

The sports club trains students in the rules and skills needed to master various sports. Apart from these skills, the club inculcates among students, the spirit of sportsmanship, discipline, self- confidence and leadership. The club is instrumental in getting the children outdoors which helps in keeping them healthy and fit. Currently Football, Basketball, Chess, Swimming, Table Tennis are offered in the Sports Club.

Theatre Club

The dynamic energies of Students find expression in the Theatre Club. Students enthusiastically participated in activities like Snapshots, Emotional orchestra, Ad-mads, monologues and created small situational dramas. Students learn the intricacies of stage plays and polish their expressions, voice modulations and dialogue delivery. Cambridge Students also put on a magnificent production of 'Mary Poppins'.

Music Club

Students with an aptitude and talent for music get an opportunity to learn and perform music in the music club. They develop a deeper understanding of music to performances and activities. Western classical singing and instruments music are part of these clubs. The club aims to nurture the talent in every member and provide a conducive environment for mutual learning. Several pupils are talking the graded exams of the ABRSM and Rockshool music exam boards.

The CMS Cambridge Campus Team


President and Managing Director (MD)

Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

President and Managing Director (MD), CMS
DPhil, University of Oxford
Chair, Economics of Education and International Development University College London (UCL)


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr Roshan Gandhi Forouhi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), CMS
BA (Hons), University of Oxford


Superior Principal & Head, Quality Assurance, CMS

Ms Susmita Basu

Superior Principal & Head, Quality Assurance, CMS
BA Economics (Hons), Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi
MA (Economics) Delhi School of Economics

Senior Principal

Ms Manjit Batra

Senior Principal, Cambridge Campus


Mrs Sushma Rajkumar

MA, BEd.

International Consultant

Ms Dawn Taylor

International Consultant
Cambridge Campus

Dedicated Staff

Contact Us

Mrs Sushma Rajkumar
Cambridge Campus, CMS
CMS Gomti Nagar Extension Campus
1/7 Vardan Khand, Near Shaheed Path,
Phone: +91-522-2993373
Fax: +91-522-2638008, 2635497

S.No. Contact Person Contact Number
1 Mrs. Monika 9795333374
2 Mrs. Sushama Rajkumar 9935498632