About Us

The School was founded in the year 1985 by Dr. Deepak Arora and his German wife Mrs. Silvia Anna Maria Wieczorek. The name of the School “ANN MARY” is a part of the maiden name of Mrs. Arora. Anna and Maria (Ann and Mary) were the names of the two grandmothers of Mrs. Arora. Just before the school began, she inherited a nominal amount of money from these two good souls and these funds were also used to build the school. Considering their kindness and the easy pronunciation of Ann Mary (A for Anna) for the children we decided to call the school Ann Mary

Dr. Deepak Arora was born in Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India. He grew up in Dehradun and did his schooling at St. Joseph’s Academy completing his Senior Cambridge in 1966. Thereafter, he did his graduation from Delhi University and proceeded to Heidelberg, Germany for further studies. He did his Masters in Education and English from Germany’s famous and oldest university. He taught at the Teacher Training College in Heidelberg and Freiherr Vom Stein Schule in Neckarsteinach in Germany before returning to India in 1983 as a Research Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) New Delhi.  He joined The Doon School as a part time German teacher in 1984, a job he continues to do till today in addition to his responsibilities as Principal of Ann Mary School.

Mrs. Silvia Anna Maria Wieczorek was born in the city of Gruenstadt in South Germany. She completed her schooling from the Geschwister Scholl Gymnasium in the industrial town of Ludwigshafen/Rhein and did her Masters in Education from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She worked as a teacher in a kindergarten and special educator training college in Heidelberg for several years before resigning there to set sail for the Indian adventure. She holds the post of Director of Education at Ann Mary School.