Fr. Thomas Porukara Central School Champakulam started in 1994, under the charismatic leadership of Rev.Fr. Thomas Thayil CMI, is owned by Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, an indigenous religious congregation. The school is named after Rev. Fr. Thomas Porukara, a great visionary and co-founder of the CMI. The school is managed by Mount Tabor Educational and Charitable Society, Gagultha Monastery, Champakulam. Situated in the salubrious surroundings of Kuttanad, Fr. Thomas Porukara Central School has a perfect setting.