It was in the late 1970s, Dr H. Thomas Rodrigo, entertained a challenging ambition outside his profession. That was to unlock the academic potential of our young generation in order that they could face the tumulus changes in a fast moving world with success.
With a fast increasing student population seeking undergraduate and professional studies a severe competition arose. Competitive marks at the Advanced Level became the order of the day. Education imparted in most schools needed to be supplemented. This is when the students seeked for extra classes and Rotary Hall was the choice of many as it was renowned for the best lecturers across the island. Rotary Hall which was founded in 1978 became a pioneer in the field and had been playing an immense supporting role to raise the standards of the students to the maximum potential. Rotary Hall, famously known as the birth place of tuition classes, holds over 15,000 students and 200 lecturers per year and every year students are able to rank the highest in district sector and become the top in the country in most subjects.
Dr Thomas Rodrigo didn’t restrict his vision to tuition classes. With his experience in his profession he had seen the struggle of the society from the rich to the poor. This is when he founded Rotary International School to cater for children of the middle income parents. Rotary International School which was founded in 1993 at the nursery level is now a fully-fledged school with classes up to GCE A/L.
We continue adhering to the policy of the founder, which is to consider profit motive secondary in the field of education. Hence we maintain a comparatively lower fee structure. Yet we provide an education comparable to any well-established international school in Sri Lanka and the results of our students speak for it.
All facilities are provided for the development of the students in sports, extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and our students have excelled in sports at the sporting events across the country.
Also a strong stress is laid on the maintenance of the religious, cultural and aesthetic values of students. To cope with the increasing number of admissions a new branch was established at Delkanda in 2009 and it has been reaping great success.