Dr. Kurian Abraham is the Founder/Correspondent and resident trustee of Zion Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Kodaikanal. Born and brought up in Kodaikanal, he is a multi-faceted personality of distinction. He is one of the very few persons who have registered such a checkered career of singular achievements in the history of individual dynamism and enterprise. Zion Mat. Hr. Sec. School was founded by this doyen of education in the year 1982 as a partial realization of his vision for excellence. Within a very short period of time the institution won reputation for its academic excellence and today ZION is a house-hold name for holistic education.
Dr. Kurian's educational endeavors did not stop with Zion. His concern for the upliftment of the under privileged and uneducated brethren and the love of Christ constrained him to find Zion Bethel Bible College at Kodaikanal and adopt J. C. College of Arts and Science at Periyakulam. In addition to standing at the helms of affairs of these three institutions, Dr. Kurian also makes his presence felt very strongly in the local and national community. He held the prestigious office of the Chairman of Kodaikanal Municipality for a remarkable span of ten years (1996 - 2006), which is regarded by the local public as the Golden period of Kodaikanal. It was during this period that the road and infra structure facilities of Kodai town improved. He is a life- member of the I.R.C.S., the Lions International and the Bible Society. His involvement with and contribution to the Red Cross Society is as momentous as it is in the field of education. He is the President of the Kodaikanal Red Cross Society for the past two decades.
The University of Arizona conferred on him an honorary Doctorate (1999), in recognition of his contribution to the field of education and his community. Dr. Kurian was also elected and awarded as the Best Christian Chairman at the National Congress of the Indian Pentacostal Churches. He was invited to be the moderator for many district seminars of the Red Cross Society and Chairmen conferences. He has presented the key- note addresses on various subjects at many government celebrations. His significant contributions in all the avenues of services have earned him the affectionate addressal 'ANNAN ' meaning ' BROTHER '. He is a philanthropist and his hands stretch forward to help any individual or institution in need. The landmark strides of Dr. K.C.A. Kurian Abraham, his contributions to the field of education, the Red Cross Society and to the community at large have been widely recognized and acclaimed. Under his mighty leadership, Zion seeks to mould all the children brought under its wings, into citizens of excellence, for the good of the humanity and glory of God.
Our mission is to prepare responsible citizens and a competent need – based human resource for the nation through the dissemination of knowledge and development of skills. We inclucate wisdom and practical ethics to create an environment conducive for stability and continuous improvement in the quality of education.
Zion claims to be a school with a difference and a perspective that is genuine. The school has been established with the basic objective of giving the best possible learning environment to the children , a school climate that is friendly and warm strictly conducive for learning. Zion is a self – financing school with no government support, or any donation or capitation fees from parents as a pre requisite or condition for admission. Zion believes in the Eternal providence.
Zion is a co – educational residential English Medium Matriculation Higher Secondary School. The school offers quality education from Kindergarten to XII standard. The medium of instruction is English . Tamil, Hindi and French are being taught as second languages. Students belonging to different nationalities benefit immensely from the academic and co – curricular activities. Apart from academic excellence Zion lays a great emphasis on the all round development of the personality of the students, and believes in discipline with self – esteem. Therefore it is the dream school of both parents and students.