Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Dr. Bharti Gandhi, the eminent and prolific educationists and social reformers are persistently adding a new dimension to the ever expanding periphery of City Montessori School, the world's largest school with over 56,000 students on its rolls and 4500 staff across 20 campuses of City Montessori School situated in the prime locations of the capital city, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, India.

City Montessori School was founded in 1959 with five children on a borrowed capital of Rs 300. CMS today is an ICSE and ISC affiliated school whose students are continuously achieving the highest exam results in India.

Dr. Jagdish Gandhi and Dr. Bharti Gandhi started CMS with the aim of bringing change in the world and spreading world peace, empowering the weak and poor, developing skills and ethics amongst students.


Blessed is the capital city of U.P, Lucknow to possess the world's largest school. The 28 international events organized every month by CMS have elevated the status of not only Lucknow but also the great country, India. Every CMS event starts with a prayer for peace in the world. Students are groomed here to become a confident, articulate, good and smart citizen of the world ready to step into the Global society with dignity, honor and integrity. The motto of 'Jai Jagat'- Hail the World, the everyday greeting that is used to wish one another in the premises of CMS promotes the ideals of World Unity and World Peace across the globe. We, at CMS dream of a New World Order that reflects the aspirations of the youth, a world order which is economically stable, where one can work religiously for the advancement of humanity believing in mankind as one human family. We at CMS follow the philosophy of VasudhaivaKutumbkam.

At CMS we strive to cater to all areas of child’s development & thus work towards keeping the curriculum future oriented in face of the unprecedented changes taking place in the world. Our focus lies squarely in the development of future ready learners, a key pillar of our Vision 2025 initiative. Future ready learners are equipped with the skills required to succeed in the modern world. The curriculum is holistic, balanced and challenging and develop global competencies in pupils, such as critical thinking, collaboration and communication, and develop traits such as character and global citizenship.

The different International events cater to different subjects like Geography, History, English Language, Computer Science, Science and Technology, Mathematics and Sports. The central idea behind organizing all these events remains development of cultural understanding and promotion of peaceful co-existence and unity in young minds. Such a stimulating environment lets children appreciate first-hand the similarities and celebrate the differences between people from all over the country and the world. They recognize how despite our differences, we are one people, united in our diversity which makes us stronger. Children gain enormous confidence and these are experiences of a lifetime. Instead of being confined to the local reality in Lucknow, children experience a wider reality which has an important impact on their whole psychology and on how they relate to each other.


“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the Universe.”

This famous quote pertinently sums up the importance of mathematics in life. Indians, particularly, have always been credited with introducing superb mathematical breakthroughs like the invention of the digit zero and the number system as well as the famed Shreedharacharya formula. Albert Einstein once said, “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to convert, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery would have been made.”

At CMS various international events and fests are organized to provide cross cultural interaction and give the future generations, a unique way to interact and share knowledge.

In order to share our global views and develop the power and capacities latent in the youth of today, and to motivate them to contribute their share to an ever-advancing civilization, CMS is organizing the 9th International Young Mathematicians' Convention- IYMC-Mathematica 2022, an International Mathematics Contest that seeks to give mathematical expression to the inner creative urges of the youth.

The tradition of organizing events and fairs related to mathematics started in the Gomti Nagar campus I with the 4th International World Youth Mathematics Intercity Competition (IWYMIC) held in the year 2002.

After this CMS Gomti Nagar took this event to the next level and organized it as the international event, the IYMC which took its root from IWYMC. The first IYMC was held in December 2004. The event saw the active participation of various international teams from Philippines, Bangkok, Pakistan, China, Taiwan and England thus making it truly a unique cross cultural bonanza.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th IYMC held in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2018 respectively with participation of 12-18 countries, were also a grand success.

The Ninth IYMC Mathematica-2022 is scheduled from the 10th- 15th October 2022. Due to the Global Covid Pandemic this event will be held on the Virtual Platform (Zoom).

The competition will have events like:-

  • Math Wiz (Individual Contest)

  • Mathmania (Team Contest)

  • Numeric Jazz (Math Jingle)

  • Mathematical R & D (Research Paper Presentation)

  • Mathematical Quintuple (Speech with a Difference