Kottayam is always in the forefront in literacy and education. In the 17th century , a Dutch school was started at Kottayam, which was short-lived .The first English school in Kerala was started by the Missionaries of the Church Mission Society (C.M.S) at Kottayam, in the beginning of the 19 th century and this is the CMS High School, Kottayam. At present there are 950 schools in Kottayam District. The details like Name of School, Address of School, Contact Telephone Number, Year of Establishment, No of Students etc can be obtained from the below link.