Best CBSE Schools in Chennai

Best CBSE Schools in Chennai

The Best CBSE Schools in Chennai are rated here based on a combination of parameters like: Past Results, students rating, teacher student ratio, facilities, fees, co-curricular activities, application to acceptance ratio, teachers having received national awards, transparency in admission process, alumni profiles, simplicity of interaction etc…

Note: We have made our best attempt to gather all the details before compiling this list. But we would request all parents to make your assessment based on your own parameters.

DAV Girls Sr. Sec. School, Gopalapuram

One of the first schools of the DAV group to be established in Chennai in the year 1970. From 1995 the school was run from 2 different campuses as D.A.V. Boys Senior Secondary School and D.A.V. Girls Senior Secondary School.

Physical Education, Work Experience, Drawing, Painting, Music, Tailoring, Needle Work, and Moral Education form an integral part of the school curriculum. Competitions like debate, quiz, essay writing, short-story writing, declamation, music, painting, dance etc. are conducted as part of house activities. Inter-House games and athletics form an integral part of the co-curricular activities. Club activities and hobbies are encouraged and conducted regularly. Guides also form an important part of the co-curricular activities. The students are also encouraged and provided with opportunities to participate in Inter-School Competitions.

Contact / Address:

D.A.V. CBSE | Girls | Gopalapuram
Address: 182, Lloyds Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600086.
Ph: 044 – 28112965 / 044 – 28114193
Email: girls.gpm@davchennai.org

DAV Sr. Sec. School, Mogappair

Established in the year 1994, DAV SR SECONDARY SCHOOL, MOGAPPAIR,  is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. Situated amidst salubrious atmosphere, the institution is a part of DAV Group of Schools, Chennai, managed by the Tamilnadu Arya Samaj Educational Society, Chennai.

Facilities: Spacious class rooms with adequate furniture, Large hall for yoga classes, Exclusive audio-visual room, Air-conditioned, UPS supported Computer lab, Self-contained, well- equipped Science labs and Maths lab.

A well-stocked library with a range of books to choose from, for all classes of readers.
Play fields for Volley Ball, Basket Ball, Throw Ball, Shuttle Badminton (outdoor) and Table Tennis(indoor). Vocal and Instrumental music classes held regularly. Counselling sessions to help children.

Contact / Address:

D.A.V. CBSE | Girls | Mogappair
Address: Plot No: R-40B, 120 Feet Road, Mogappair, Chennai – 600037.
Ph: 044-26258614
Email: andavgirls@gmail.com

DAV Boys Sr. Sec. School, Gopalapuram

DAV Boys Senior Secondary School situated at Gopalapuram, Chennai is the main branch of the D.A.V. Group of Schools managed by The Tamilnadu Arya Samaj Educational Society, which is registered under the Societies Act.

It was established in 1970 and is affiliated to and fully recognized upto the class XII level by the C.B.S.E., New Delhi.

With a highly qualified, competent and dedicated faculty, D.A.V.B.S.S.School has carved a niche for itself in the academic domains of the country. It currently has around 90 teaching staff and a student strength of 2386 boys.

The school approaches its goal of a holistic education based on Vedic principles by incorporating moral instruction based on Vedic philosophy. An integral part of the school curriculum is its emphasis on sports and extra curricular activities. A wide range of sports and games as well as myriad extracurricular activities are taken up with dedicated teachers monitoring and training students in the same.

Physical education, Work Experience with electrical gadgets, Drawing and Painting, Music, Yoga, Karate, NCC and Scouts are some of the activities pursued passionately. Besides this, the prefectorial and House system, Inter-House competitions in Debating, Quiz, Essay Writing, Story Writing, Poetry Writing, Music, Painting, Art Work, JAM, Ad – zap etc are regularly conduced.

Various clubs like Health and Wellness club, Eco club, Quiz club, Music club and Science Club conduct activities regularly.

The school also prides itself in rendering social service especially during natural and other calamities.

Contact / Address:

D.A.V. CBSE | Boys | Gopalapuram
Address: 212-213, LLyods Road, Gopalapuram ,Chennai – 600086.
Ph: 044-28352866.
Email: boys.gpm@davchennai.org

Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Chetpet

With the blessings of His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogiji, the school came into projection during the year 1983 with the motto “Knowledge is structured in Consciousness”. It is a co-educational school following the re-organised pattern of education of 10 + 2 years of the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi for the classes from Kindergarten to Std. XII. Transcendental Meditation, Yogasana and Pranayama is an the integral part of the Curriculum.

Contact / Address:

Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School
Affiliated to CBSE, Delhi No: 1930111
(An ISO 9001 : 2008 Certified Institution)
Maharishi Gardens,
28, Dr. Guruswamy Road, Chetpet,
Chennai-600 031.
Phone : +91-44-26427088, 26431047, 30527077
Email : mvmchen@gmail.com

National Public School, Gopalapuram

Located in the heart of the city, National Public School, Gopalapuram, Chennai is one of the premier CBSE schools in the city.

National Public School, Chennai provides a superior instructional method in the various disciplines to students of intellectual diversity and varied cultural backgrounds. Within a supportive and warm setting, National Public School, Chennai values academic excellence besides promoting the creative, social and emotional facets of child development.

Contact / Address:

228, Avvai Shanmugam Road, Gopalapuram,
Chennai – 600 086, TamilNadu,
South India.
Phone : 091 – 044 – 2835 1973 / 091 – 044 – 2835 1974
Fax : 091 – 044 – 2835 1974
Email : npschennai@yahoo.com

Hindu Sr. Sec. School, Adyar

Contact / Address:

The Hindu Senior Secondary School
No.1, 2nd Main Road,
Indira Nagar,
Chennai – 600 020
Phone: 044 24901836, 24451693
Fax: 044 24902210
E-mail: hsssindiranagar@gmail.com

Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylors Road

Founded by H. H. Swami Chinmayanandaji the three branches of the Vidyalaya are located at Annanagar, Kilpauk and Virugambakkam. Affiliated to the central Board of secondary Education, New Delhi, the Vidyalayas are governed by the educational cell of the Central Chinmaya Mission Trust. The curriculum designed in accordance with the Chinmaya Vision Programme, focusses on a holistic education with emphasis on developing an intergrated personality, Culthral ethos, patriotic fervour and a universal outlook.

The Vidyalaya marked its beginning with a meagre strength of 30 students at 13th Avenue Harrington Road, on 20th October 1968. The Vidyalaya has progressed remarkably and the primary section Occupies a well designed block at No. 17th , Harrington Road. The High School building located on a 20 ground plot at No 9B, Taylors Road, houses classes IV to XII. The school as grown tremendously over the years and has now got a strength of 2137 students and 95 teachers. The entire building in three floors with well ventilated class rooms, equipped laboratories, full fledged computer rooms and an advanced library with a modern audio visual room provides a conducive ambience for teaching, learning process. The NCC, RSP, Scouts and Guides, clubs like Inter Act, Karuna and Eco are active to provide the students with valuable learning experience, outside the class rooms.

Contact / Address:

KG Section and Classes I to III
17, Harrington Road,
Chennai – 600 031.
Phone: 2836 3379

Class IV – XII
Tapovanam, 9-B, Taylors Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai – 600 010.
Phone: 26460631
E-mail : kilpauk@cvchennai.org

P.S. Senior Sec. School, Mylapore

P.S. Senior Secondary School affiliated to CBSE was started on 9th June 1976 with a view to cater to the needs of the public, especially in South Chennai and more particularly the employees of Central Government and industrial houses with an All India set up and in the matter of educational of their children. Granted permanent affiliation by the CBSE with effect from 1st April 1987, the school runs classes from Pre K.G. to Class XII. The medium of instruction is English. Other languages taught are Tamil, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Contact / Address:

33 Alamelumangapuram,
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Tel: 044-24956021
Tel: 044-24640656
E-mail: psschool@vsnl.com

PSBB Sr. Secondary School, Nungambakkam

A new star in the firmament of education blazed across the horizon in 1958, when the PSBB School in Nungambakkam was established by an enterprising group of housewives under the auspices of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. The historic first step on the journey towards excellence was taken with 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the Dean & Director of the school, Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Parthasarathy. Today the school has three branches with more than 8000 students and around 500 staff members.

Dr.Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean & Director
Mrs. S.Vasanthi, Principal
Mrs. K.S.Vijayalakshmi, Academic Administrator & Co-ordinator

Contact / Address:

No.15, Lake 1st Main Road,
Chennai – 600034.
Phone : 91 44 28172459 & 91 44 28171842

Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Mylapore

The School originally began as a Ladies’ Club – hence the name Mylapore Ladies Club (MLC) School Society It first started as a kindergarten for the boys of the area. This was in February 1956. The first president of the society was Sister Subbalakshmi, who was supported by Shri Subbaraya Aiyar, a leading lawyer of his time, and Mrs. Padmini Chari, Educationist. Thus the school was born on the 3rd of February 1956, through the efforts of the three, and Vidya Mandir Matriculation School was formally opened in 1960.

The MLC School Society was registered in 1957, and the properties of the club were transferred to it. Sister R. S. Subbalakshmi and Mrs V K T Chari, were Founder President and Correspondent respectively, Shri. M Subbaraya Aiyar became the secretary of the school.

In these 5 decades, Vidya Mandir has taken giant strides as an educational institution. The school’s vision was so farsighted that it holds good even today. Although started for boys, it is today a coeducational school with over 2000 students , 100 teachers, and 35 support staff.

Contact / Address:

Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School
124, Royapettah High Road,
Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
Ph: +91 44 24981078 / 24980834

Modern Sr. Sec. School, Nanganallur

Modern Senior Secondary School founded in the year 1968, has been affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi since 1977.
It is managed by MIES. The MIES, Modern Indian Educational Society was formed and registered in the year 1974 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act #XXI of 1860).

Contact / Address:

Modern Senior Secondary School,
CHENNAI – 600 061,

E-mail: modernnglr@gmail.com
Telephone (Main Building):

SBOA School & Jr College, Annanagar(W)

The school is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The saga of the mite to the mighty is the 8 classes from Kindergarten to class VI in the introductory year 1979 with 282 students to 9679 students with 333 teaching faculties and 150 non teaching staff on its roll. The school has grown over the years in leaps and bounds.

SBOA School & Junior College
18, School Road
Anna Nagar West Extension
Chennai 600 101
Tel: 044-26151145
Email: sboajc@gmail.com

Bala Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Adyar

Bala Vidya Mandir enjoys a justifiable reputation among schools in Chennai, for its balanced approach to education. In this school, Indian tradition and Western liberalism achieve a harmony. Students imbibe not only the knowledge reflected in their studies, but also a self confidence that stands them in good stead in the outside world.

Contact / Address:

No.58, B.Ramachandra Adithanar Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020.
Tel: +91-44-2442 4445, +91-44-2442 4446
E-Mail : infobvmadyar@gmail.com

St. John’s English School, Besant Nagar

This School was established in the year 1981 and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. It caters to the age group 2 years to 18 years – from classes Pre-KG to XII.

The School has a total strength of 2,500 students and a faculty of more than 150 teaching and non-teaching staff.

Contact / Address:

No.2, II Cross Street, Customs Colony,
Besant Nagar, Chennai – 600 090.

Phone : +91 44 24913215 / 24917411

Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk

Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, a co-educational school in Chennai is a prominent offspring of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, an institution of national repute and Indian Culture. Founded by the exceptional and eminent Indian Dr. K.M. Munshi. The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has its Main Office in Mumbai and successfully manages its academic institutions nationwide.

The Vidyashram is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi and has a student strength of about 3200 students from LKG to Grade XII. Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram has been constantly pursuing and achieving excellence on both scholastic and non-scholastic fronts. Apart from achieving consistently 100% results in the Xth and XIIth boards, our students have been recipients of several other academic awards. Their accomplishments in sports, dramatics, elocution, debates, fine arts among others has been significant by the many awards and accolades won.

The school prides itself on State Level representation in cricket, volleyball, swimming, football, handball and so on. At the national and international level, the students have made landmark contributions in Skating, Fencing, Karate, Chess, Table Tennis and Squash.
Having celebrated our SILVER JUBILEE in 2002-2003, Bhavans Rajaji Vidyashram in its 37th glorious year.

Contact / Address:

“Bhavani Campus”,
No. 6, Kilpauk Gardern Road,
Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010.
Hello: 91-44-2644 2823/2168.
Fax: 91-44-26604466

Chettinad Vidyashram, R. A. Puram

Chettinad Vidyashram is a long cherished dream of Dr.Mrs.Meena Muthiah, whose vision was to start an educational institution combining the virtues of art and culture, which will endeavour to raise the integrated child who is not dwarfed by consideration of caste, creed or community. The education imparted at CV is an immaculate blend of India’s priceless culture and modern scientific knowledge.

The school also strives to strengthen the emotional, psychological and spiritual growth of its wards. We aim to develop students glowing with self confidence, free from prejudices and subordinating their lower interests for the higher interests of the society.

The School follows the CBSE curriculum with the three language formula. English being the first language is compulsory for all classes. Hindi, Tamil, Sanskrit, French, German and Telugu are the range of languages that can be chosen as the 2nd and 3rd languages\

Contact / Address:

Rajah Annamalaipuram
Chennai – 600 028
Phone: (044) 24938040,24933722
Email: c.vidyashram@gmail.com

Vel’s Vidyashram, Pallavaram

Vels Vidyashram took its humble birth in 1998. The founder of the school Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh a great visionary wanted to build up a school with excellence as its watchword in all aspects. He was able to establish this with the help of Dr. Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy, Dean and Director PSBB group of schools.

The school at Pallavaram, Chennai mainly caters to the Educational needs of the suburb and now trying to have a growth of meaningful nature synonymous with the new global order by being flexible and adaptable to the current day changes.

Vels Vidyashram is the recipient of the prestigious INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD of the British Council for two consecutive terms (2007 – 2010) & (2011 – 2014). It is also the recipient of the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 Certification by GIC, London (2009-2012).

Contact / Address:

Vels Vidyashram Annex
Darga Road
Old Pallavaram
Chennai – 600 117
Tamil Nadu

Phone: 044 – 2266 2510, 2266 2508, 99625 06349
Email: velsvidyashram@yahoo.com

Special Mention

Kendriya Vidyalaya Group of Schools

All the schools of KV have a CBSE syllabus. Since admission to these schools is possible only if are a employees of the Govt. of India, many pvt. employed individuals may never get an option. Rules however allow for grandchildren of retired employees.

It is advisable to check with the KV Sangathan website.

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