Schools in Velachery

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umabala 2009-04-06 14:13:21


Hello all,

I have a kid who is 2 years old. I am residing in Velachery. I need to put her up in some school next year. It would be great if you could provide your inputs on various schools like:

1. Name of the school

2. Capitation Fees

3. Extra curricular activities.

4. Student - Teacher Ratio etc.

So far i have heard that Arsha Vidya Mandir is the only good school in velachery when it comes to infrastructure, education, extra curricular, student teacher ratio etc but was informed that the admission is very difficult.

Your feedback will be very useful for me to decide on the school.

Thanks in advance!!

Chubbu 2009-04-16 14:55:09


I have my son admitted in Navadisha Montessori. I heard very good reviews before approaching the school and was not disappointed when i visited. the kids there seem happy, smart and contented and they have a very child friendly environment. They follow the montessori system and ICSE syllabus. compact but nice campus,  strict with the student - teacher ratios.Admission fee of Rs.20000 + Rs.10000 for material fee / special fee etc which is non-refundable. The regular tuition fees are about Rs.25000/- per annum. they have vans to pick up and drop the children. check out their website


umasworld 2009-04-16 21:53:15


Uma, I have a daughter who is 2 and a half and live near Velachery - I'm looking for good schools too. I saw some ads of 'A School' which belongs to Chettinad Foundation (Chettinad Vidyashram group). Wondering if anyone knows / has enquired so far.

Apart from this, I know there's DAV in velachery.

I'll update if I have any more info (I intend to call A School). And I'll watch this space too...




umabala 2009-04-21 10:05:28


hi uma,

I do not vote for A school. The website is very professional and looks good, I went in person to check out the place. I was schocked. The school is built in 1 ground area, thats all! It is like a bungalow. It would be apt for preschool but not for schooling purpose. I am not sure whether there are planning to shift the scool in later years though.

I have also heard pernts telling that DAV is very strict and does not let children do any extra curricular activities.

I am depending upon Arsha Vidya Mandir but i heard that the child of working mother will not be admitted in the school. I don't know how far this is true.

Do let me know if you know about some schools in and around velachery.

Hope this was useful!



umabala 2009-04-21 10:06:50


Thanks Chubbu, i will definitely check out the school.


suchi 2009-04-24 12:47:22


I too enquired about A School. They told me that the bigger school will be coming nearby and that this location is meant only for the pre primary section and that since a montissorie system requires a home environment, the school will be done up as such.

I did like their different approach to learning and thought that this school will certainly be different from others.


sribala 2009-09-29 23:18:43


apart from dav i would like to know if there r good cbse schools in velachery annd even good matriculation schools. i live near the MRTS.


umabala 2009-09-30 09:58:31


Hi Sribala,

I am listing out the schools in Velachery but would not be in a position to rate them as I do not have any personal experience:

Matriculation Schools:

1. Akshaya Matriculation in LIC Colony

2. Ganesan Matriculation near Sutherland

3. Ashram Matriculation opposite to TATA Concorde Motors


1. A School [only pre primary in Velachery. Higher Secondary location is yet to be finalised]

2. DAV Public near Sutherland

3. Arsha Vidya Mandir near Ashram


1. American International School

2. Navadisha Montessori School

I might have missed out some schools and you can be sure to receive more inputs.




sribala 2009-10-03 09:01:01


hi thanx  for ur reply umabala ....iam also aware of these schools. i dont get good feedback about Dav. it seems it is too strict. the proncipal is not good it seems.

iam really wondering where to put my son from LKg .....

right now i have put him in roots to wings velachery ...iam quite happy with this place.


umabala 2009-10-03 22:21:03


Velachery does not ahve much options when it comes to schools. I am also sailing in the same boat. I have currently enrolled her in A School. Velachery A School had lot of teething issues and my daughter started her schooling only from Vijayadasami. If am ok with it, I will continue else I will have to look out for a change.

As you had mentioned, DAV in Velachery has lost its sheen!! Had heard very good reviews on Arsha Vidya Mandir but admission is really tough.

Good to hear that you are happy with roots to wings :) I have seen ads stating that roots to wings will aid in PSBB admissions. But the school premises is pretty far from Velachery.

Good luck and if in case you get to know some updates, do post it here.



Paramasivam 2009-10-04 09:34:35



Me too searching for CBSE school near by velachery to put my kid in LKG. we are staying in IIT campus quarters. By going through your reviews, I have contacted Arsha Vidhya Mandir, they replied please contact during the month of december and look for updation in website for admission notification. They were no more answering for our queries.

Please could anyone add more on this arsha vidya mandir.


Waiting for ur replies...or about any other gud schools.....


sribala 2009-10-04 10:07:08


well i heard that a-school might open its regular school in pallikaranai. is it true? does any1 knwo any details about it ?



umabala 2009-10-04 19:37:09



A School in Pallikaranai is not officially announced. "The location for higher secondary school is yet to be finalized" is the usual response we get from A School.

Let us see what other have to say on this.


Are'nt you planning to try KV in IIT? 

The application forms for Arsha Vidya Mandir will be availaible online sometime in the month of December. Each grade has a strength of only 28 students. Last year, I read in a different forum that they received roughly around 300 applications and in the end the shool management used lots to decide on the 28 students after the first level screening. 


Paramasivam 2009-10-05 06:20:56


Hai Umabala

Thanks for your immediate response.

In KV only from Ist std its available. But I am not having that much good impression over that. By seeing your statistical reply over the admission at ARSHA - worrying, becoz, my plan is to put my kid at arsha. Hope I have to look for some other options(like Bala Vidhya Mandir etc) too i thinkso. Can you suggest me other schools which is best one.

Thanks for your reply


umabala 2009-10-05 11:46:42



Are you keen on CBSE? If not, you also have the option of Vana Vani inside IIT.

Else there are loads of schools in Adyar like Bala Vidya Mandir, St. Micheals, Hindu Sr. Sec. School, Sankara Vidyalaya etc


Smiley 2009-10-05 16:23:54



i see you have admitted ur child at A School , Velachery, I also reside at velachery, so can u tell me the details like.. whatz the eligibility for Prekg. Actually my daughter is completing 2 yrs on 30 Apr 2010. But most of the schools, they have kept the eligibility criteria deadline as 2 yrs completion as of 31 - Mar.. where by my daughter will be losing 1 year.. In many schools, Chettinadu Vidyashram, Bala Vidya Mandir etc..

Can anyone suggest me how to deal this..  what abt in A School ?

If there is any recommedations, is it possible to join there ?



umabala 2009-10-06 12:20:39


I am also sailing in the same boat. My daughter will complete 3 years in June 2010. The criteria for 90% CBSE schools is that the kid should have completed 3 years maximum by Dec or Feb.

A School criteria is completion of 3 years in the month of December. My daughter has started her schooling only last week and it is too early to give a feedback. So far she has been crying all through the time in the school and there is not much attention given because the crowd is huge. In order to solve this problem, they are planning to have two batches. One in the morning and the other just before noon.

I will have to wait and watch for results.

Good luck in school search.


leo 2009-10-06 15:33:52


hi uma, have gone through yours. all the schools r at velechery only. I m staying  at Taramani. So baby nagar is nearer to me then vchery. i have seen one preschool there namely Kanchann Patti school. As my son is 14 months old now, i have start looking for good schools. if u have any idea about that school plz let me know. and also  information of  some good schools under CBSC board will be helpful.

waiting for reply,

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umabala 2009-10-07 09:26:26


Hi Leo,

Not much good reviews on Kanachana Paati. No personal experience though!!

Your kid is just 14 months and I feel it is too early for play/pre schooling. Their immunity power would not be so high and hence it is usually not advisable at this age but ofcourse personal commitments also come into picture which might have not given you much options.

Anyways, good luck in your school search.




leo 2009-10-07 13:43:06


hi uma

thanks very much for ur guidance.

 i m not going to put my child so early. dont worry about that. i wil put him when he touches 2. but before that i wanna gather all the information about schools. it may  sound crazy, but....

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Paramasivam 2009-10-08 06:04:17


Hi Umabala

Yes I am keen on CBSE. I am trying for two one is Arsha and other one is Bala Vidhya Mandir. But in bala vidya mandir, now they have started Pre-KG i.e Play school from this Vijayathasami, So the same set of students will be put into LKG. So the opportunity is very less. So I finding hard, in thinking about the school admission is anyone of this. Can u prefer anyother options in getting into this or anyother best school next to these two. Waitng for reply. Creativity thinking is important for children at too young age, If he gets in early stage - he can defend anywhere in the globe.

With Inspire



pattoos 2009-10-08 11:16:36


Hi Paramasivam

I am also very keen in admiting my son in Arsha Vidya Mandir next year for LKG. He will be 3.3yrs as on June 1st. Any idea about his eligibility and admission procedure. Stay in touch if u get any details and so will i. It will at least make it easier in knowing abt  the application issue dates etc. Kindly anybody pls tell me more about Arsha. Also heard that they have got a new principal. Kind;y send yr feedback.


UmaNaren 2009-10-08 11:58:45


Hi Umabala, Sribala, Paramasivam,

Arsha Vidya Mandir no doubts is a very good school in Velachery! Think a parent may have to accompany and stay with the kid for a few months for the Pre-Primary! Not sure if they still follow that! It's an excellent School though! Keep trying. Patience is the key word.

Navadisha Montessori School which has classes till ix, is another very good school. You can submit their online enquiry form. They do keep you posted via email for orientation and other details.

Pallikaranai has got Sharanalaya Public School which is run by the Sharanalaya Montessori group. It's a CBSE School. Worth giving a try. If you can go beyond Velachery, try Hari Shree Vidyalam at RA Puram and Abacus at Perungudi.

All the best for you all...........



umasworld 2009-10-08 12:09:39



You can also check out Tatva Preschool - heard some good reviews.

Sharanalaya is good, though in Pallikaranai.

UmaNaren, My daughter has started going to Sharanalaya - going good so far and such a pleasant change from the previous one which was a complete disaster! Thanks for all your nputs.


leo 2009-10-08 13:59:30


hi, umaNAREN

THANKS, i have got my ans from yours. perenguri is nearer from my place. could u plz tel me where the school exact is? that wil help me a lot.

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umasworld 2009-10-08 17:05:52


Leo, Abacus is on the lane adjacent to lifeline hospital. If ou are driving from Thiruvanmiyur, then, it is just after Lifeline Hospital. Hope this helps.




leo 2009-10-09 13:18:33


Hi Uma, thanks again. I m aware of lifeline hospital. I wil surely go there and check that school out. U really think Abacus is a good school to start with?

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umasworld 2009-10-09 17:33:17



I've heard good reviews about the school overall and the teaching methodology. I think there is a thread about Abacus in Parentree:

The Review is here:

ou could check specifics with the Abacus parent who is a parentree member



UmaNaren 2009-10-09 18:46:04


Hi Uma,

You may expect more of improvisation and surprises galore @Sharanalaya Pallikaranai! Keep ya fingers crossed. The School is working on bringing experiential learning by next academic year! Stay put! And Diwali Wishes well in advance.



UmaNaren 2009-10-09 18:48:22


Hi Leo,

Abacus @ Perungundi is indeed a very good Montessori School. Do visit the Campus and their website for details.



leo 2009-10-10 01:10:08


hi Uma and Umanaren,

thanks very much. thanks a ton. My problem gone or i should say u people have solved that. Thanks . Abacus is my child destination. Uma , i have went through the links ,given by u. honestly i am satisfied.

Umanaren i have gone through the web also. thanks.

i am going to visit the campus phisically next week. then i wil shere my views.

love u all

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