It is very difficult to sum up the history and achievements of an institution like Queen Mary;s School in a few words ; even it’s founder Principal Ms . Helen Jerwood could not have envisaged how big it would grow in a century after its inception. Ms Helen Jerwood, who was a Cambridge graduate, came to India as a self –supporting missionary. She wanted women in India to be educated .With this specific purpose in mind , in 1912 she opened an English medium ‘ Purdah ‘ school in a small house in Juma Masjid area with 8 students , who were all Muslims .
However, by the end of the year there were 40 students belonging to all communities. In 1914, when the school shifted to Kashmiri –Gate, it had more than 80 students. The same year land was given in Tis – Hazari area to build a proper school. A special permission was taken from the then reigning queen, On 23rd March 1915 Queen Mary’s shifted into its present premises. Every year a new room was added.