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An Anglican School in the hills founded on 20th January 1942 by Mr. W.T.Keble was then known as St.Thomas Preparatory School. It was named St. Thomas Collegiate School from 1980 when A/L classes were introduced and subsequently, in 1987 it was named S. Thomas’ College adopting the crest and the flag of S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia.

Over the years, S. Thomas' College, Bandarawela marked itself as a unique private boarding school going beyond the barriers of caste, creed, religion, ethnicity and advocating the Principle of Oneness and Unity among her student population. Much more than a school, rich in tradition, characterized by nearly seventy five years of hard work, dedication and achievement, all imbibed with the legendary Thomian Spirit. A pioneering institution which has nurtured the very best in youth; where mere boys went in and great men came out to be "men and gentlemen always" men who beat the odds with the legendary "Thomian grit" and gentlemen who up held the motto of the school - Esto Perpetua!

Strengthened by a team of dedicated and well qualified tutorial staff, providing not only the requisite curriculum, but education in many areas, including sports that arm the students with knowledge adequate to face the world of higher education and careers beyond the gates, S. Thomas' College is undoubtedly the best of its kind in the Island.

The college was awarded the International School Award (ISA) by the British Council.

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