7. Methodist Girls’ School
The school was founded when Indian fathers shared with a Reverend Oldham that they wished their daughters could be educated.
Methodist Girls’ School (MGS) was founded by Sophia Blackmore, an Australian missionary, in 1887. The founder, Sophie Blackmore, had come to Singapore after receiving a request by Reverend Oldham, to help set up a school for these daughters.
Initially, the school was named Tamil Girls’ School.
By 1891, enrolment to the school increased, and girls from other ethnicities started joining the school.
After a merger with another English-speaking girls school, the school became known as Methodist Girls’ School.