The School is one of the top ranking schools in Pune with a history of 125 years. With a strength of approximately 1700 students, it caters to classes from Pre-Nursery upto and including Std. X.
- Day School
- School provides transportation
- Play Group to X grade
- ICSE Board
- Co-ed School
- Grades: Playgroup, 1-10
- School Day: Monday - Saturday
- Timing: 10am - 5pm
- Gender: Co-Educational
- Religion: All
- Principal: Ms. Rita Katawati
- Curriculum: Indian(CBSE)
- Language: English
- Fees: N.A.
- Computer lab
- Science labs
Extra Curricular Activities
- Art and Craft Exhibition
- Science Exhibition
- Spell Bee
Hutchings High School & Junior College is an unit of the Bombay Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India. It is managed by Bishop Dr. Elia Pradeep Samuel, the Chairman, Rev. Dr. Selvin Chellam, the Manager and Correspondent, Ms. Rita I. Katawati, In-charge Principal and other managing committee members.
The History of Hutchings goes back more than 135 years to 1879 when the then ‘Methodist High School’ was formed as a unit of the Methodist Episcopal Church by Rev. William E. Robbins and Rev. William Taylor. The School started with 49 children in a rented house as co-educational in nature with boarding facilities. It was re named “Taylor High School’ in 1890.
The Women’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church took over the education of girls of Taylor High School thereby leading to the formation of ‘Taylor High School for Girls’ and ‘Taylor High School for Boys’
In 1888, the ‘Anglo-Indian Girls’ Orphanage and Home’ with 33 children was founded by Miss Dawley, an American Missionary at Arsenal Road. In 1893 this orphanage and Home was brought under the supervision of Mrs. Emily Hutchings, a Missionary of Scottish descent and a member of WFMS. She adopted ‘EBENEZER’ as her motto meaning ‘rock or stone of help’ in Hebrew. It functioned at Baptist Chapel on East Street, Poona, which was purchased from the sale proceeds of the house of Mrs. E. Hutchings in London.
With the passage of time the Taylor High School for Boys was closed down. In 1913 the Orphanage and Home was merged with the Taylor High School for Girls and Mrs. E. Hutchings became the superintendent with Miss Agnes C. W. Dove assisting her.
Mrs. E. Hutchings was born on 6th Feb 1851 and died on 15th April 1943 in Kolar, near Bangalore after having completed nearly 50 years of ministry- a ministry of commitment, compassion and above all following the teachings of Christ. Her sensitive and loving nature touched so many lives that she was fondly called ‘Mama Hutchings’. In 1925 Mrs. E. Hutchings received the KAISAR-I-HIND medal from the Government of India for her service to the community.
The House system was introduced in 1929 by Mrs. E. Hutchings. A silver cup was awarded to the house holding the highest number of points and it was presented for the first time at the Prize Distribution Ceremony in 1930. The school has 4 houses emulating four great personalities – Wesley, Livingstone, Thoburn and Robinson.