Karen Williams (1921 - 2003)
“Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” – Proverbs 31:29
The Mount Carmel Story
Dedicated to the loving memory of Karen Williams, the matriarch, the loving grandmother and the indulging great – grand mother. She believed, supported and prayed every single day.
a small begining
On 10th July 1972, the school began with 12 children in the living room of the Williams residence in E-47, Anand Niketan. In the picture: Tshewang Dorji, the first student to enroll in Mount Carmel School, holding a ball; Michael Williams (the present Dean) under his mother’s elbow.
A young Neena Williams with her dozen
E 34 Anand Niketan
The First Century
By January 8, 1974, the magic figure of 100 students was reached. Mount Carmel School was shifted to E-87 Anand Niketan and the year after that to E -34
Cometh The Hour...
Dr. Williams, posing with the first doorway.
On Solid Ground
Multiplied to different locations
One Into Two
In 1983, a second plot of land was allotted in Anand Niketan, to house the Junior School.
This aesthetic circular building on a triangular plot, one of the finest and most unique architectural designs in the city, opened its doors in 1984.
Breaking New Ground
In its Silver Jubilee Year, Mount Carmel West was born, with the aim to set up finally in Dwarka, New Delhi. With 165 students, Nursery and Preparatory classes were started as the afternoon session in the mother school in Anand Niketan.
Home, Sweet Home
With the desire of Mrs. Williams to empower the girl child, in April 1998, the hostel for senior girls was inaugurated in Anand Niketan. Initially, there was room only to help 50 girls make this their home away from home.
Today, double that number of senior girls from the North East have found residence here.
The New Millennium
The turn of the century witnessed the birth of the sub-city Dwarka, and the new Mount Carmel. Mrs. Neena Williams handpicked the plot, in Sector 22. By April 2002, the building opened its doors to welcome the afternoon batch from Anand Niketan.
The Plot Thickens
With her desire to make early childhood learning fun, Mrs. Williams wanted to house the little kids in a building of their own. That dream was fulfilled in 2004, as the pre-school was inaugurated a short distance from the main school in Sector-22 of Dwarka.
The Fifth Estate
Within its first decade, the Dwarka branch caught up with Anand Niketan among the leading schools in New Delhi. With a waiting list larger than the total enrollment, the rooms appeared to shrink. To improve the teacher-student ratio, the Junior Wing in Sector-28 was born in 2013.
PREPARING FOR A HARVEST OF GOLD
The baby in the Mount Carmel family, Gurugram school with its sprawling five-acre campus, is just 200 meters away from the Delhi border into Haryana, right off the newly built Dwarka Expressway. With its large playgrounds and extensive sports facilities, the vision is to make this a hub of sports activities. The vision is to produce the best environment for Haryana’s young girls and boys to feel safe in a protected and encouraging environment, to excel in the fields of sports, music, and theatre with state-of-the-art boarding facilities. Future Olympics gold medalists will, God willing, come from this School.