The School

S. Thomas' Preparatory School was founded by Mr. William Thomas Keble on Tuesday May 17, 1938 at 8:45 a.m. at "Fortrose", 98, Steuart Place, Kollupitiya. more than Sixty years ago the birth of 'Prep' took place when 10 helpers from S. Thomas' College arriving to scrub out an empty Fortrose bungalow; and to order ninety-eight desks and chairs, eighteen beds and mattresses and the same number of cups, plates, knives, forks, spoons glasses and bowls; two long teak wood tables and four long benches; pots and pans: office equipment and cupboards: cricket bats and footballs: and all the paraphernalia of a school.

For almost seventy years S. Thomas' Preparatory School, Kollupitiya has sought to uphold the cause of true education, and done all it can to make a worthy contribution to enrich the life of our land. The founder's memory is enshrined in a lasting manner in the standing of the school, it's influence for good, its moral tone, its unwritten code of conduct and its scholarship.