Best Schools in Chennai

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Chennai is one of the most prominent cities in India and a big hub for education. It is home to some of the best schools and colleges in the country. Here is the list of top 15 schools in Chennai.

1. Sishya School Chennai

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

 Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Omana Thomas

Address: Sishya School, New No 2, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020

Established in 1972, Sishya School is a Christian minority school that was initially till class X with an ICSE curriculum. In 1986 the school opened its doors to students of class XII, following ISC curriculum. The school has nearly 1200 students at present with more than 100 teaching staff. The school has no examinations till class 6. Through Inter-House Competitions, the school also encourages various ranges of sports activities and has provided separate courts for cricket, basketball, soccer, hockey, throw-ball, handball athletics, badminton and golf. The school also has a huge library and canteen. The admissions for the next academic year are generally complete by December, during the previous academic year itself. 

2. Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Secondary School, K K Nagar

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Mrs Geetha Govindarajan

Address: 29, Alagiriswamy Salai, K. K. Nagar, Chennai 600078

Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School (PSBB School) was established in 1958 by a small group of housewives of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. Today the school has six branches across India with over 8000 students and 500 staff members. The school provides a perfect ambience for the students to ‘think good and act well’. ‘Catch them doing good’ is the primary spirit of the faculty; the students are openly and loudly praised for their achievements and privately counselled on their lapses from time to time. The school provides a holistic and progressive education in tune with the latest developments in education and co-curricular activities.

Apart from the indoor games such as table tennis chess and carom the school as provides an extensive facility to encourage outdoor sports such as Basketball, Cricket, Tennis, Athletics. PSBB in association with Edusports has developed an innovative approach to enhance gross motor skills and neuromuscular coordination. Edusports also conducts EPL which triggers the passion for sports in children at a very young age. The school also holds the credit of producing eminent international sportsmen such as Ravichandran Ashwin (Arjuna Awardee), Nithin Thiruvengadam and M. Vijay Sunder Prashanth. 

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

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Bro. S. Edward Sebastian

Address: 1st Crescent Park Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adayar, Chennai 600020

St Patrick’s Anglo Indian School is a coeducational day school which is affiliated to the CBSE Board. The school has structured its curriculum in such a way that it gives a multidimensional approach to make the learning process effective and enjoyable. It houses students from pre-primary to class XII. The campus facilities include smart classrooms, spacious auditorium, AV room, various labs and special courts separately to encourage all kinds of sports. It is one of the few CBSE schools wherein higher secondary students have the option to choose French or Tamil as their language. The school has included value education as a vital part of its curriculum and also encourage various project works, seminar, field trips and excursions. Admissions are open all through the year based on the vacancies. 

4. Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Mrs Shoba Raman

Address: 124, Royapettah High Road, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004

Initially established by the members of the Mylapore Ladies Club as a kindergarten school for boys, the school was later turned into a coeducational day school and was affiliated to CBSE Board. The basic infrastructure of the school includes as many as 10 labs divided into lbs for the middle school and high school including physics, chemistry, quest, computer science and biotechnology lab, spacious playground along with football, cricket and volleyball court, library, AV room and smart classrooms. The admissions usually begin in January every year. The students right from LGK to XII standard are involved in extracurricular activities and the school also publishes student-curated and edited newsletters and an annual magazine.  

5. DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Board: CBSE

Type: Boys School

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Mrs Shanthy Ashokan

Address: 212-213, Lloyds Road Gopalapuram, Chennai 600086

Learning at D.A.V. Boys Gopalapuram is not restricted to ensuring academic success alone but preparing students to take on the global challenges without compromising on “their character their cultures and above all their Indianness.”It is boys school affiliated to the CBSE Board serving boys from nursery to class XII, presently having a strength of 2600 students. The campus facilities include smart classrooms, spacious auditorium, AV room, various labs, special courts separately for indoor and outdoor sports. The school starts taking in admissions in January every year based on the vacancies.  

6. SBOA School and Junior College

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No

Name of the Principal: Mrs Radhika Unni

Address: 18, School Road, Anna Nagar West Extension, Chennai 600101

Managed by the State Bank of India Officer’s Association, Chennai circle, S.B.O.A School & Junior College was started on 6th June 1979 on the International Year of the Child. A co-educational school affiliated to CBSE, it serves more than 3000 students from LKG to class XII. It has an indoor auditorium, various labs such as biology, maths, multimedia, chemistry, computer science, canteen, library, roof garden, reading corner and also provides for transport facility. The school secures fresh admissions only for LKG and class XII while admission for other classes is made based on vacancies. 

7. Chettinad Vidyashram

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Amudha Lakshmi

Address: Rajah Annamalaipuram, Chennai 600028

Chettinad Vidyashram is one of the finest institutions of learning which is placed in Chennai. The school was formed in the year 1986 and is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education. Many co-curricular activities are organized at this school. Two working periods a week per class are devoted to these activities.

8. Vivekananda Vidyalaya

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Dr Suresh Nair

Address: 1, Mahadevan Street, Nehru Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai 600044

One of the few branches of schools managed by the Vivekananda Educational Society, the Vivekananda Vidyalaya in Chrompet, is a co-educational, CBSE affiliated school in Chennai. The school services classes from kindergarten up to class XII and is also recognized by Vidyabharathi, the reputed NGO advocating value education. The school was established in 1976 and currently has over 3000 students. The campus is spread over two acres and the school has modern amenities such as tech labs and Wi-Fi among others. Apart from these, the school also provides for regular health checkups and canteen facilities. The school does all it takes to encourage co-curricular activities like sports, yoga, acrobatics, scouts and guides, NCC, NSS, language clubs and Samksritha Bharathi. The school opens for admissions every year in December and has conducted an entrance exam for the same. 

9. Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam

Board: ICSE and ISC

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Ms.Deivanai

Address: The Senior Campus: No.20, Srinivasa Avenue Road, R.A.Puram, Chennai 600028

The Junior Campus: 12, School Road, R.A.Puram, Chennai 600028

Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam is a coeducational day school in with two separate campuses for the junior and senior campus. It was established as the auspices of Padmabooshan Raja Sir M.A.Muttiah Chettiar, known for his philanthropic activities to educate the children of Gandhinagar and R.A.Puram initially. The school follows ICSE syllabus till Class X and ICS for classes XI and XII. The campus facilities include smart classrooms, spacious auditorium, AV room, various labs, special courts separately for indoor and outdoor sports and a Vrindavan. The admissions are entertained throughout the year depending upon the vacancies. The school also encourages co-curricular activities like yoga, outbound trips, service learning, etc.

10. Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation Higher Secondary School

Board: CBSE, Matriclum

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Address: 32, College Road, Chennai 600034

Good Shepherd is a coeducational English medium school in Chennai following Tamil Nadu state syllabus. The school aims to develop the individuality of the students spiritually, emotionally, academically, socially and physically so that they will become well-balanced persons who can face challenges in all walks of life. It serves students from LKG to Class XII. The basic infrastructure of the school includes labs, spacious playground along with football, cricket and volleyball court, library, AV room and smart classrooms. The admissions for all the classes begin in January every year. 

11. MCTM Chidambaram Chettyar International School Chennai

Board: ICSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Sangita Varma

Address: 179, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004

The school was founded in the year 2009 and was very successful fist Indian school in Chennai to introduce International Baccalaureate Programme (IBDP) for classes XI and XII. Subsequently, Cambridge IGCSE has introduced for classes VI to X and this was also very successful. The school is well known for its spacious and well shaded 3-acre campus with a lot of greenery. It has more than 4 branches in Chennai for boys and girls separately. Located in the heart of Chennai, the school has all its infrastructure built to international standards including its labs, library, 5 side football/ hockey field, basketball court, 200-meter running track and so on. The school is open for admission throughout the year and the same is based on the vacancies and an entrance test. 

12. Modern SR Secondary School

 Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Dr K.Mohana

Address: AGS Office Colony, Modern School Road, Nanganallur, Chennai 600061

Established in the year 1969, Modern Senior Secondary School is a part of the management of the Modern Indian Educational Society. The school has a vast campus that spreads over an area of 1.28 acres and has facilities such as a playground, laboratories, activity areas, and an auditorium to boost co-curricular activities. The school also uses web-based learning programs. The infrastructure of the school includes a library, a science lab, and computer lab and playground. The school also encourages extracurricular activities like chess, cricket, scouts, NCC and also classical music, dance, etc. The school takes in admissions from January every year. 

13. Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chennai

Board: CBSE

Type: Co-Education

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Dr T.Suprabha SIngh

Address: PTC Colony, Thiruverkadu, Chennai 600077

The school was established as a part of the Maharishi Global Education Movement and has nearly 165 ranches spread across 16 states. The school at Chennai is a coeducational day school with affiliation to the CBSE Board. This branch was established in the year 2010 and currently has nearly more than 1250 students and 100 plus teaching staff. The campus is huge and spread across 4.5 acres with facilities such as well equipped labs, library, Music room, AV teaching system, infirmary, arts & dance clubs, transcendental meditation hall and a huge playground. The admissions usually begin during December every year for the next academic session. The Chennai branch is especially known for bagging the Best School and Best Principal award among all branches consecutively for the 7th year in a row. 

14. Sacred Heart Matriculation Higher Secondary School

Board: Matriculation

Type: Girls School

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Shoba Shouriar

Address: 216 Church Park, Anna Salai, Mount Road, Chennai 600006

The University of Madras affiliated , Church Park is a girl’s matriculation school following Tamil Nadu state syllabus. The school houses girls from the pre-primary to class XII. It has various features like its choir, sports, music and art theaters, eco-clubs, reading clubs, well-equipped library and labs to cater to various educational needs of the students and a spacious playground. The school is famous for its well-trained hockey team in special and it school is also known for conducting classes occasionally in ‘Gurukula’ style. The admission procedure begins in January every year and is based on the vacancies. 

15. Don Bosco Matriculation School

Board: Matriculation

Type: Boys School

Hostel Facility: No 

Name of the Principal: Rev. Fr. Gerald Miranda SDB

Address: Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, 13 Casa Major Road, Egmore, Chennai 600008   

The founding of the school dates back to 1959 and subsequently gained recognition and was affiliated to the University of Madras following the State syllabus of Tamil Nadu. The school is well known for encouraging the academic spirit among its boys by giving away more than 20 awards for the achievers every year. The campus facilities include smart classrooms, spacious auditorium, AV room, various labs and special courts separately to encourage all kinds of sports. The school is very famous as any other school in Chennai for its house system and special for its school council. The admissions begin in December every year.

There you have it, these schools are the top 15 best schools in Chennai. The above list is not exhaustive and is just the cream of the cake. Wishing the students a wonderful schooling experience. Happy schooling!!

Note:- The factors taken into consideration while compiling this include, but are not limited to, infrastructure, facilities, academic record, school achievements, student achievements, recognition, alumni, impact, prestige and popularity.

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