Best Schools in Chennai, 2018

Chennai has long been a respected centre of education in the country. While some of the best schools in Chennai have been around for decades, there are a notable few that are relatively recent as well, owing to a growing demand for modern curricula and teaching styles. So if you are planning to relocate or are residing in Chennai and on the lookout for an ideal school for your child, find ZenParent’s compilation of the best schools in Chennai.

1. Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation School

Good Shepherd Convent Matriculation School is an English-medium high school in Chennai which is affiliated to CBSE and IGCSE Board. Since its inception in the year 1925, it has now become one of the premier group of educational institutions in Chennai and other parts of the country.

Location: 32, College Road, 

Board: , CBSE, IGCSE


Contact: 28277118, 28241932, 28276729

2. National Public School, Chennai

National Public School enables students to go beyond their curriculum.Founded in the year 1970, the school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Board.It ensures that the student actively participates in the learning process. This school imparts excellent quality education in an environment that will enhance learning.

Location: 228, Lloyds Rd, Ganapathy Colony, Gopalapuram

Board: CBSE


Contact: +91 44 2835 1973 / +91 44 2835 1974

3. Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan

Profile: The school provides a perfect ambience to the students to think good and act good. ‘Catch them doing good' is the spirit of the faculty; the students are openly and loudly praised for their achievements and privately counselled on their lapses. The school provides holistic and progressive education in tune with the latest developments in education.

Location: Nungambakkam

Established: 1958

Board: CBSE


Fee: 50,000

Number of students: 8000

4. Velammal Global school

Velammal Global School, Mambakkam is the leading international institution providing quality education for the children. Every child at Velammal will enjoy the fun while learning. Following the Cambridge programmes leading to IGCSE, Velammal is the truly international school striving towards offering the best learning experience for our children. This institution creates an innovative learning environment that not only encourages every child, but also makes them become brilliant and talented with good language and communication skills.


Address: Off OMR -Vandalur, Kelambakkam Road

Contact: 04427479030

Fees: NA

5. Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School

Profile: The school campus hosts a well-stocked library classrooms equipped with interactive smart boards, audio-visual facility and LCD projector, and fully equipped math, science and English language lab. The school also offers a special learning centre to help children with learning difficulties while also offering a range of extracurricular activities such as scouts, yoga, dance, music and karate.

Location: Royapettah High Road, Mylapore

Established: 1956

Board: CBSE


Student-teacher ratio 1:21

Number of students: 2100

6. Chettinad Vidyashram

Profile: It finds its place among the biggest schools in Chennai, with about 800 faculty members and around 10,000 students.

The school aims to strengthen the emotional, psychological and spiritual growth of its wards by weaning them away from the ills that are clouding our society and threatening to weaken the nation. It also strives to help children learn and build self-confidence and imbibe in them the value of service before self.

Location: Rajah Annamalaipuram

Established: 1986

Board: CBSE


Fee: 10,000

Number of students: 10,000

7.  Greenfield International school

Greenfield Chennai International School is promoted by St.George Educational Trust, a charitable, educational trust founded by Shri. Jacob George, a prominent businessman and educationist, who serves as the Managing Trustee.  The Pre-primary, primary and CBSE School projects are headed by Shri George Jacob, who is a lawyer by profession, who has been serving as the CEO of Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

Address: No. 1313, 200 Feet Road, Madhavaram


Contact:  7358559432,7604863177

Fees: Rs: 84,000 per year

8. Vaels International school

Vaels International School affiliated to ICSE and also offering IGCSE from Grade III, is functioning at a novel and futuristic campus near the sea front at Injambakkam, the vibrant suburb of Chennai on the East Coast Road, which is an extension of the campus at Sri Kapaleeswarar Nagar, Neelankarai, ECR, where Playschool, Nursery, Junior KG and Senior KG classes are conducted. It also caters to the educational needs of student communities from countries like Japan, Korea, Italy, etc. Sprawling over an area of 5 acres, the school offers the apt physical and social environment to set world-benchmark in quality child-friendly education.

Address: Pon Vidyashram Gardens, Valmiki Street, Injambakkam


Contact: 91 - 44 - 6565 2992 

Fees: NA 

9. The British International school

The British International School Chennai (‘TBISC’) was founded in the year 2005 with the aim of providing an international standard of education, from Nursery to Year 12 (‘A’ Level), following the British curriculum. TBISC is an Independent International Educational Centre recognized by the Board of London Examinations, United Kingdom as a Registered Participating Institution Centre with Edexcel International for Primary, Lower Secondary, IGCSE, GCE and IAL examinations. TBISC has received accreditation from Edexcel International and as a Registered Participating Centre.

Address: No. 2/628, Sultan Ahmed Street, East Coast Road, Neelankari


Contact: 044 6450 9148

Primary: Rs: 1,00, 000

Secondary and High school: Rs: 335000

Grade 9 and 10: Upto Six subjects only. Additional fee payable for additional subjects.

Grade 11 and 12: Upto four subjects only. Additional fee payable for additional subjects.

10. Chinmaya Vidyalaya

The school’s curriculum is designed in accordance with the Chinmaya Vision Programme and focuses on holistic education with emphasis on developing an integrated personality, cultural ethos, patriotic fervour and a universal outlook. Besides the academic courses which are externally assessed, the following activities are assessed as a part of the curriculum: electrical gadgets, physical and health education, drawing, painting, music, dance, elocution and dramatics.

Location: Kilpauk

Established: 1968

Board: CBSE


Fee: Call school for Fee information

Number of students: 2137

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