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Many of the Indian girls had long hair which had to be braided into two braids or two short pony tails, single braids and pony tails were, and still are, not allowed Even though the majority of the students were non-Christian, a Christian assembly was held mornings and evenings.Even though the Mission was established to achieve some level of conversion, there was no proselytising.

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As per local state regulations, students had to pass the 9th standard Marathi or Gujarati exams, and the 10th standard History and Geography exams.As it was a girls' school with all female teachers, there were a number of Muslim girls.In order to qualify for both the Cambridge and SSC exams, a range of subjects were offered.The foreign teachers lived on the second floor of the main wing and their dining room was below that together with the principal's office.There was a wide staircase leading to the main entrance.The first new wing in the late 1950s was built along the railway line with a new assembly hall and stage. In the 1960s, ZBMM was changed to BMMF (Bible Medical Missionary Fellowship) and the number of foreign teachers decreased.

The building started out as L-shaped with a junior and high school assembly hall/gymnasium.

It operates under the management of the Christian Medical Educational Fellowship (C. The monthly tuition fees were higher than the schools which taught in the local languages and the "convent" girls' schools run by nuns associated with Jesuit societies.

F) Trust and prepares students to take the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (I. The school was called Queen Mary High School even though it had classes from Nursery (typically age 4) until the 11th standard (grade) which was equivalent to the "O" levels in Great Britain.

All of the teachers were female with the exception of one elderly gentleman who taught Persian to the couple of girls whose parents wanted it for their daughters.

The student body came from a range of income levels as the school subsidized the fees for certain students.

Girls have a choice of four houses named after famous women : Edith Cavell, Grace Darling, Joan of Arc and Florence Nightingale.