Sunday, 20 February 2011

Top 10 Best Schools in Chennai

  1. St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
About – St. Bede’s was started in 1907 to provide Catholic education for children of European and Anglo-Indian descent. It has a boarding house, meant only for the Catholic, Anglo Indian boys. Dayscholar students of other religions are also admitted into this school.
At present there are 52 well qualified, trained, dynamic, dedicated and hard working staff members both ladies and gents; including religious staff who work untiringly for the all round development of the students.
There are 1517 students on the rolls – from the Primary Section to the Higher Secondary Section.
Primary Section: Stds 1-5 = 405
High School Section: Stds 6-10 = 782
Higher Secondary Section: 11&12 = 330
The subjects offered at the Higher Secondary Level are:
Group 1 – Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Biology.
Group 2 – Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Computer Science.
Group 3 – Commerce, Accountancy & Business Mathematics, Economics
Group 4 – Commerce, Accountancy & Computer Science, Economics
Sports: Athletics, various games like cricket, football, hockey, basket ball, volley ball and tennis are at the students’ choice. The School has Cricket, Foot Ball, and Tennis Coaching Classes. Gymnastics too is offered here. At the Inter school, zonal and national levels our students always return with laurels.
 Various Clubs and Movements: Various Clubs and Movements like the Dramatics Club, Science Club, Blue Cross Club, Phialately Club, Sports Club, National Service Scheme, Junior Red Cross, Scouts, Road Safety Patrol, Holy Childhood, YCS\YSM, the Choral Society, School Band, the English & Tamil Literary Associations, function very well in the school.
Admissions are open to standards I and XI only, as a rule.

Address -Santhome High Road, Santhome
Chennai – 600004
Phone: (44) 24983450
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2. Sri Vidhya Academy International School, Chennai
About – Sri Vidhya Academy International Residential School is inspired from the gurukul style of learning combined with modern tools of 21st century’s education. It is a co-educational school promoting healthy relationship, excellent academia with a spectrum of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to learn many basic skills.

The School has been accredited the status of Cambridge International center by the University of Cambridge and open for admission from classes k.g to 12th. The school limits the intake to 20 students per class with a healthy teacher student ratio. Apart from Tamil, English, Hindi and French, students can opt to learn other oriental and European languages.
The school follows the IGCSE curriculum of the University of Cambridge, London upto class X and for classes XI and XII the GCE ‘A’ level curriculum of the University of Cambridge, London. They will take IGCSE examination end of X class and GCE ‘A’ level examination at the end of XII Std.
Hostel Accommodation 

The hostel is surrounded by a green and friendly environment. There are three beds in each room for three students. Each student has a study table, cupboard and a reading lamp.
A separate shoe rack is made available; Students can opt for A\C rooms; rooms are mopped everyday and clothes are washed and pressed. Wardens and maids are there to look after the needs of the students, Students get the help of the residential nurse for any ailment. The bathrooms and toilets are adequate and well designed.
Class Total (Rs.)
L.K.G 75,000
I to III 1,25,000
IV to VI 1,50,000
VII to X 2,00,000
XI to XII 3,00,000
Fees are inclusive of:
Boarding and lodging
Routine in – school medical care
Use of swimming pool, gymnasium, horse riding
Extra curricular & co – curricular activities
Laundry, Saloon
School uniforms, shoes, bed linen, toiletries,
Swim suit, skating materials & sports kits
Text books or resource materials
Language Lab, Science Lab, library, internet browsing
Participation in out – of – campus activities like, adventure sports, performances, trips
Pattabiram Road, Sokkanallur
Pattabiram, Chennai – 600072
Phone: (44) 32914051
  Phone No: +91-44- 26494645 / 26495844 / 26494655 / 94440 88424
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3. Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation School, Chennai 

About – Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School is located on College Road, Chennai. Started in 1925, the school is primarily meant for Catholics. Students from the other communities are also admitted. The school aims at the all-round development of the student enabling him or her to become intellectually alert, emotionally balanced, morally sound, spiritually orientated, socially committed and culturally enriched.
Address- 32, College Road
Greams Road, Chennai – 600006
Phone: (44) 28276729

4. Krishnamurthi Foundation India, Chennai
About – Named simply ‘The School’ by Krishnamurti, this institution established in 1973 is situated in Adyar, on the grounds of the Theosophical Society. Its setting, with many old trees, a young banyan tree, a pond, an old building and open spaces, is simple and beautiful.
The school has about 350 students and about 35 teachers. It admits children in class 1 after the age of five-and-a-half years. The junior school comprising the Classes I to IV functions in the mixed-age group mode for classes 2,3 & 4, and offers an opportunity for students to learn in an atmosphere of minimum peer compulsions. The junior school day extends from 8.20 a.m. to 2.45 p.m., and includes a variety of activities and learning opportunities. The middle school, comprising Classes V to VII also functions in a mixed age environment. The middle school day is from 8.20 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Students are exposed to social studies and sciences in addition to language and mathematics.
The senior Classes, VIII to X, prepare the students for the ICSE examination. A special programme for Class XI distinguishes our senior secondary classes. Apart from a wide choice of traditional subjects, art and environmental sciences are available for students. The programme for class XI includes drama, travel to understand India better and projects. Student entry into Class XI is subject to rigorous interview and test.
The school has also offered after school special educational opportunities for select students on an individual and special basis.
The Principal,
The School-KFI, Damodar Gardens,
Besant Avenue, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020, India.
Tel: (044) 24915845.
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5. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chennai 

About - Kendriya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, a civil sector school, Co-educational, secular school is run by a vibrant organization Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Situated in the heart of the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu State in GPRA Campus, Thirumangalam, it has all along been uncompromising on the quality of education right from its inception in July 1995.
To initiate and promote experimentations and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like CBSE, NCERT, etc.
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Address: Island Ground, Pallavan Salai
Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002
Phone: (44) 25360191
Fax No: 26195729
Principal: kvannanagar(at)
Chairman VMC:msamhit(at)
Website –

6. St. John’s International School, Chennai 

About – The Academic year is Bi-semester starting from JUNE ending in APRIL
First Semester (Second Week of June to First Week of October)
Activities in First Semester are 
Unit Test
Mid Semester Examination
First Semester Examination
Inter-House Intramural Games for Seniors
Inter-house Club Activities
Inauguration of students council
Educational tours
Inter-house Cultural shows
Investiture Ceremony
Independence Day & Teachers Day
Educational Project
Sports Meet
Faculty Training & Orientation Programmes
Group Discussion / Guest Lectures
Second Semester (Fourth Week of October to First Week of April)
Activities in Second Semester are 
Unit Test
Mid- Semester Examination
Revision Examination ( X & XII)
Annual Examination for Class XI
Pre-Board Examination
Inter-House Intramural games for Juniors
Inter-House Club Activities
Children’s Day
Career Guidance Seminars
Christmas tree celebration
Educational tours / study trips
Seminars & Briefing Sessions
Faculty Training & Orientation
Guest Lectures
Annual Day
Second Semester Examinations
Preparatory Examination
The Medium of instruction is English.  English is the first language.
Languages Taught – The type of linguistic multiplicity and variety which is available in India is usually not found in any other part of the world.  It is a part of the linguistic reality in India that school education should prepare the children to adjust to it.  Keeping this in mind, the school provides opportunities to learn various languages.
The Style of Education
The School aims to provide modern all-round education with special emphasis on moral and ethical instruction as well as physical education, nurturing character building, tolerance and co-operation, striving for excellence in every field or endeavor will be encouraged.
Maximum opportunities will be provided in the campus to encourage initiative, self-reliance and leadership qualities.  Special efforts will be made to identify any special ability and talent that the child may have.
Admissions – Admissions at SJIRS for the academic year June 2010 – April 2011 has begun

Dates of Examination  
30th January 2010
27th February 2010
3rd April 2010
8th May 2010
22nd May 2010  
Address: Palanjur
Poonamallee, Chennai – 602103
Website –
Call : 91- 044 – 26812500
Fax : 91- 44 – 26811794
Email –

7. St. Patrick’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai 

About – St. Patrick’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, a Centenarian Institution of great renown, was founded in 1875 by Irish Brothers to cater to the educational needs of the sons of British settlers in Madras, and a few Indian boys, whose parents wanted them to have the benefits of a Western education. It is managed by the Patrician Brothers who have some of the finest schools in India and abroad.

St. Patrick’s imparts a sound religious, moral, literary and scientific education aiming at the harmonious development of the child, through formal class room instruction combined with a wide range of activities.

In order to achieve its educational goals, the school is divided into four sections:
Junior School – Stds. I – V
Middle School – Stds. VI – VIII
High School – Stds. IX – X
Higher Secondary
School – Stds. XI & XII
Each section is headed by a Co-ordinator who is responsible for its smooth functioning.


I – XII 8.15 a.m. To 3.15 p.m. 


Stds. VI – XII 3.15 p.m. To 5.00 p.m.

Admission – Children should have completed 5 years as on July 31 of the year of admission in order to qualify for admission to Std l.

Address: St.Patrick’s Anglo Indian Hr.Sec.School
1st Crescent Park Road,Gandhi Nagar,Adayar,
Chennai – 600 020.
Phone:044 – [24420209, 24454794]
  Website –

8. Sushil Hari International Residential School, Chennai
About - SushilHari International Residential School at Kelambakkam, established over the past six years takes care of the educational needs of children and is open to anyone. Students of this school learn to love what they study, and this is not under duress of any exam or homework.
The school is well-equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and the best of the Eastern Values and Western progressive techniques, and situated in an ambience that motivates the children to love studies.
The school has continuously shown commendable results with 100% pass in X and XII board exams scoring 80% average every year; in the academic year 2006-2007, the school bagged an All-India rank, four state ranks and 24 children scoring above 90%.
The school offers full care scholarship program  to meritorious candidates. Apart from studies, students are groomed by a host of free extracurricular activities and blossom into multi-faceted personalities.
The students are also encouraged to learn Veda, Yoga, music, dance (Indian and western), foreign languages, etc. Despite of all these world-class facilities, the fees in this school is moderate and affordable. Thus this non-commercial school will bring about a revolution in the education system.
Children after their schooling come out not just with academic knowledge but are also well versed in many other arts like Music, Dance, Instruments and a host of co curricular and extra curricular activities such as, Yoga, Veda, Meditation, Swimming, Sports and are also trained in handling small electrical, carpentry, mason work, day-to-day banking, insurance transactions etc., which are required for the practical day-to-day living. 
Admission is open to students for the 2010-2011 academic year.  The academic dates are as follows:

GradeAcademic yearBeginsEndsApplication deadline
KG-Grade 102010 – 2011June 1st 2010March 26th 2010April 1st 2010

Eligibility Criteria
Admission to SushiHari International Residential School is open to all students. Selection is purely based on merit, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or gender.
Admission to SushiHari International Residential School is highly competitive and is based on student’s performance in the Scholastic Student Search Examinationconducted as a part of the admission process for grades 1-9. In addition, student’s interest in the school, any prior co-curricular or extra-curricular achievements are valued.  See Selection Procedure for more details.
Application Process
Step 1Request for application package
Submit a DD or Banker’s cheque for Rs.100 payable to “Sushilhari International School” drawn on any Nationalized bank in Chennai.
Mailing address:
Admissions Office, SushilHari International Residential School
Sree Ramarajya Campus
Vandalur Road
Kelambakkam – 603103
Ph: 044-27474050
Minimum age for admission to Kindergarten – completion of 3 years as on 30th June. No tests / assessments made for admission to Kindergarten.  No donation is accepted in any form.
Selection for admission to classes I to IX is based on an entrance test and interview to assess student aptitude.
Admission is based on performance in the exam and personal interview with the student. Students are tested in Mathematics and English at the level of the class passed by the candidate. For admissions to Classes VIII and IX, students are tested in other subjects too. No special preparation is required. Student’s aptitude for learning is appraised in the examination and interview.
Address: Sree Ramarajya Campus Off Kelambakkam-vandalur Road, Kelambakkam, Chennai – 603103
Phone: (44) 27474050
Phone Numbers 
SushilHari Administration Office: +91-44-27474050
SushilHari Admissions Office: +91-44-27474351
SushilHari Hostel: +91-44-27474050

9.  RBANC Higher Secondary School, Chennai 

Address -26, Swamy Chetty Street, Pudupet
Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002
Phone: (44) 28520061

10.  Sharanalaya Montessori School, Chennai 
About – Sharanalaya is the first Montessori school in chennai to be recognised by the INDIAN MONTESSORI CENTRE and also recognised by the GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU.
Admissions open 2009-2010 for Montessori Environments (From 2 yrs to 5.6 Yrs) and for std 1st 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th.
About - No:10, Jambulingam Street
Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600 034
Phone: (44) 28229427,  42137651
Email –
Website –

11. Padma Seshadiri Bala Bhavan Secondary School, Chennai 

About – Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan (PSBB) is a group of schools Nungambakkam was established in 1958 by a group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. There were 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the Dean and Director of the school, Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Parthasarathy
Today the school has five branches with 8000 students and 500 staff members.

One year after its inception, in 1959, the school shifted to a campus of its own at the present premises in Nungambakkam. It followed the Madras Matriculation System unit of Madras University. As the school grew in strength, the need to extend its branches arose and thus emerged the T.P.Road Junior School in 1971, as an annex to the school in Nungambakkam. In 1978, this school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. 
In 1976 another branch of the PSBB School, affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, was started in a residential area of K.K.Nagar with 5-acre (20,000 m2) surroundings. The K.K. Nagar Branch had four sections of every class from Pre-KG to Std. X. Today it has 5000 students with ten sections in each of these classes. Standards XI and XII have seven sections each. Mrs Chandra Srinivasan, a 40-year veteran of the school, is the Advisor for Academics for PSBB. PSBB was compelled to adopt the CBSE educational system in the 1970s and 1980s to satisfy the growing demands of the residents of the city.
PSBB has been visited by (former) President of India A.P.J.Abdul Kalam.
In the year 2010, Mrs Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean of the PSBB Schools has received the prestigious PadmaSri from the Government of India in Education and Literature.
Notable Alumni  –

Address – 29, Alagiriswamy Salai
K.K. Nagar, Chennai – 600078
Phone: (44) 24724251
Website –

12. Ramakrishna Mission Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Address: 54, Burkit Road
T. Nagar, Chennai – 600017
Phone: (44) 24346716