Top 10 CBSE Schools in Chennai

Here’s the list of top 10 schools in Chennai affiliated to the CBSE (in no particular ranking order).

Chettinad Vidyashram


ChettinadVidyashram is a long cherished dream of Dr.Mrs.MeenaMuthiah who had the   vision to start an educational institution combining the virtues of art and culture, in the endeavour of raising an integrated child who is not dwarfed by consideration of caste, creed or community. ChettinadVidyashram imparts education in an immaculate blend of India’s priceless culture and modern scientific knowledge. This school also strives to strengthen the psychological, emotional and spiritual growth of its wards. The school aims to develop students glowing with self-confidence and follows the CBSE curriculum with the three language formula- English being the first language is compulsory for all classes. Hindi, Tamil, French, German, Sanskrit and Telugu are the range of languages that can be chosen as the 2nd and 3rd languages.

The Schram Academy, Chennai

The Schram Academy, Chennai

The Schram Academy (TSA) is an independent, coeducational school enrolling Indian and international day students in through grades K-12.
The school was founded in June 2000 and currently caters to the educational needs of more than 1200 students with about 70 members of faculty and staff operating at 2 campuses at (i) The Park Road (Anna Nagar) which  caters exclusively to kindergarten children (Preschool, Junior and Senior KG) and (ii) the Maduravoyal campus which admits students from Preschool through Grade 12.

SBOA Matric Higher Secondary School

SBOA Matric Higher Secondary School

The S.B.O.A Matriculation School was started in June 1983 with classes VI to IX in response to the needs of many students who wanted to pursue their studies according to the Matriculation School Syllabus of the Tamil Nadu Government. Post getting the recognition from the Government, Std X was started and the Higher Sec Section was added on later. The first batch of students appeared for Std X Matriculation Examination in 1985 and scored 100% result and the results continue to be excellent in both Std X & XII ever since.

Kendriya Vidyalaya , IIT Campus


KendriyaVidyalaya IIT was established in the year 1964 with the patronage and assistance of the IIT Management. Situated in the greenery of the eco-friendly IIT campus, this school has been nurtured by the parental care of the IIT Authorities and today is marching confidently towards its desired goal with head held high. The school has the best physical facilities and the fantastic maintenance, all thanks to IIT Madras.

Maharishi Vidya Mandir

Maharishi VidyaMandir

Maharishi VidyaMandir Senior Secondary Schools is one of the top schools in Chennai. It is ranked as a Tier A school by EduRaft. Maharishi VidyaMandir Senior Secondary School is an English medium school which was founded in the year 1983 and it is affiliated to the CBSE board. This school is a Co-educational school and it has classes from 1 to 12. Maharishi VidyaMandir Senior Secondary School is a Private schoolbut does not have a pre-primary section. The academic year starts from June of every year.

Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, Chennai

BhartiyaVidyaBhawan, Chennai

The Vidyashram combines scholastic achievement with character building and exposure to Indian values & traditions. The school is not an institution for mechanical transmission of knowledge but a place where conscious and positive effort is made to develop fully all the faculties of the child who is trying at every stage to discover and foster special talents in the child and to reinforce the areas in which the child is weak.

Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Schools

Padma SeshadriBalaBhavan Schools

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 support of the Nungambakkam Ladies Recreation Club. The school, at first had 13 students in a thatched shed on the terrace of the residence of the Dean & Director of the school, Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Parthasarathy. At present, the school has three branches with more than 8000 students and around 500 staff members. Just one year after its inception in 1959, the school shifted to the present premises in Nungambakkam following the Madras Matriculation System a prestigious unit of the hoary Madras University. With the school growing in strength, the need to extend its branches was realised and thus emerged theT.P.Road Junior School in 1971 as an annexe to the school in Nungambakkam. The school was affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education in 1971.

Kendriya Vidyalaya ,Gill Nagar

KendriyaVidyalaya ,Gill Nagar

KendriyaVidyalaya in Gill Nagar was started on 28th of June 1965. The school is a civil sector school in the city of Chennai (Madras) and is run by KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (KVS) in New Delhi. The school’s credit of Founder Principal goes to Mrs.VishardaHoon who is an eminent personality in the field of education. Land for the present school-building was donated by the Punjab Association, Madras on 24th October 1969. The students of the school have maintained a steady record of notable achievements in the curricular and co-curricular activities under the guidance of eminent principals and a set of dedicated and well experienced teachers and now, many students are at USA and other countries.

D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School

D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School

The school was founded in the year 1994 and it is affiliated to the Matriculation board. This school is a Co-educational school and has classes from 1 to 12. Dav Matriculation Higher Secondary School also has a pre-primary section and is a Private school. The school starts its academic year from June of every year.

D.A.V. Senior Secondary School

D.A.V. Senior Secondary School

Established in the year 1994, DAV Senior Secondary School, Mogappair is an epitome of excellence in education is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education. The school is situated amidst salubrious atmosphere and the institution is a part of DAV Group of Schools in Chennai which is managed by the Tamil Nadu AryaSamaj Educational Society in Chennai. The school seeks to empower children with excellence in education while focusing on attitude, character, socialvalues, skillsand moral values. Moral Instruction based on Vedic philosophy forms an integral part of the school curriculum.


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