The Christava Mahilalayam School was started in the year 1927 as the realization of the vision of its founders Mr. P. K. Mathew of Akaparambu and Mr. A. A. Paul of Parur. A group of eminent persons of the four Non Roman Episcopal Churches in Kerala which met in Parur on 8. 5. 1926 decided to start this interdenominational Residential School in Alwaye on 18th May 1927.
Although Mahilalayam is a Christian institution it has always tried to serve the people of the State inrrespective of their caste or creed. The School has always tried to uphold academic excellence emphasizing sound learning and building of character.