St. Mary's School, Pune, India, was founded in 1866 to cater to the education of the daughters of officers posted to Pune, in the British Indian ArmyA private institution, St. Mary's School is entirely dependent for funding on school fees. Christian principles form the foundation and it is registered as a major school. However, admissions are open to children of all communities.Students from the school consistently secure more than 90% in the ICSE. In the 2010 ICSE examinations, the highest percentage in the school (best of 4 + English) was 98.4%, the second highest in India. Out of the total of 223 students (179 girls and 44 boys) who appeared for the examination that year, 161 students secured more than 90% (132 girls and 29 boys). In the 2013 ICSE examinations, two girls from the school came 1st in India. Students from the Junior College have also performed well in the last four years with most students obtaining above 80 or 90%.The school is affiliated to the all-India Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, New Delhi. In 2013, a poll conducted showed that St. Mary's School, Pune was the 6th best school in India.