presidency-school-managing-directorDr. Lilly George


Founder & Chairperson of Shalom Hills Group of Schools in Gurgaon, Dr. Lilly George is a progressive thinker, a Lady of substance, a visionary in action and a passionate worker. Her vision and passion is to unite and bring peace to an increasingly polarized and violence-ridden society through educational activities.

Under her headship, education in the Shalom Presidency School is ‘a joyful and adventurous journey into learning’. She has also initialized a farsighted and inventive SAP – Step Ahead Programme – for the students, which covers all domains of knowledge. Her utmost priority is to ensure that the school offers a homely, safe and harmonious environment to all children, where they are gently initiated into the world of learning. Her farsighted approach that ‘Experience is the quintessence of education’ has resulted in every nook, step and corner of the school being utilized for unveiling the mysteries of Science n Nature to the children in the most natural way.

Dr George is on the Governing Board of a number of educational institutions and takes active interest in spiritual activities and moral education. She was associated with Delhi YWCA for a long time. Her tenure as its President has seen the YWCA adopt path-breaking and innovative work in the fields of vocational training, education, AIDS Awareness programmes, skill development projects and social work. Deeply affected by the social disparities in the public arena, she has championed and supported many charitable projects like the upliftment of rag pickers and street children and self-help groups for the marginalized women.

She also initialized Shalomalaya, a social service centre, for taking care of the needy and less privileged children. As Patron of Delhi Malayalees Association, she took lead in establishing a Cultural and Educational Centre in New Delhi which is committed to promoting Kerala’s traditional art and culture. She is on Advisory Council of Jan-Sanskriti, a socio-cultural organisation.

Dr.George is also the Founder of Shalom Hills International School, which has received a number of honours and recognition. The school has earned a unique place in the ‘Guide to Excellence 2013 featuring the World’s best educational institutions, brought out by the Cambridge University Students Union, for offering ‘Top Class Education’.

Awards and Recognition received by Dr. Lilly George

  • Woman of Substance Award
  • Mother Teresa Award
  • Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award
  • Queen Esther Award
  • Bharat Gaurav Award
  • Degree of Doctor of Humanity
  • Great Daughter of the Soil Award
  • Meri Dilli Award
  • Nayak Bharati Award
  • Mahila Shiromani Award
  • Samaikya Bharat Swarna Puraskar
  • Rashtra Gaurav Samman
  • DMA Vishisht Puraskar
  • Bharat Gaurav-Life Time Achievement Award
  • Spark Excellence Award
  • Best Edupreneur Award
  • Margdarshan Award for Best Mentor


Mr. Dennis George


Mr. Dennis George, Vice Chairman of the Educational Trust that runs the Shalom Group of Schools, believes that Shalom Presidency School was structured to provide global curriculum to current generation of children to empower them for a global modern interface. He is a management consultant with specializations in the field of International Business (Aston University UK); Marketing & Human Resources. He also has hands on experience of studying in an IB School (Kodaikanal International School) which adopted the International Baccalaureate Diploma program in 1976.

His active involvement and monitoring of school functioning ensures that every participant in the process including management, teachers, students and parents work seamlessly together to bring out the best in all the Shalomite’s. The school provides an enriched environment and supportive platform to all our students and faculty members to enable them to hone their skill sets to achieve their full potential.

In His Words

I firmly believe that education affects eternity and its purpose is neither transient nor short lived. The objective of education is to equip the young ones to educate themselves all their lives. Our school aspires to provide a global multi-disciplinary, collaborative, multicultural learning environment, which is constantly enhanced through academic research and pedagogical innovation in the school.