St.Stephen’s Bes-Ania public school , Chelad , Kothamangalam, a Senior Secondary School affiliated to CBSE New Delhi was founded in the year 1997. It is established by Chelad St.Stephen’s Bes-Ania Church and administered by St. Stephen’s Bes-Ania Educational Trust, Chelad. The board members of the church management is the executive committee of the Trust which is duly elected once in two years. It is located at Chelad adjacent to Kothamangalam Thattekkad road. The main objective of establishing this school is to provide education to the children in and around Chelad and to prepare them well for the AISSE and AISSC Examination . Now our school grew into a notable one in the Ernakulam Dist. With 1200 students.

The first Chairman of our school was Mr. Thomas K Kuruvilla and the first principal was Mr. P .A. Paulose . In the year2000 we got N.O.C from the Kerala Govt. After inspection from the C.B.S.E our school attained affiliation in 2003. In the same year our first batch of students appeared for the C.B.S.E board examination. In 2010 our school was upgraded in to a Higher Secondary one.