Good schools around sholinganallur

4 replies, Page 1

 Former member 2019-10-21 10:24:28



We are relocating to Chennai next year. Looking for good schools in and around Sholinganallur area for admissions in UKG and 4th Std. I have shortlisted a few -  Ramana Vidyalaya, The Gateway, Babaji Vidhyashram and HLC international school. They are of different boards too. Looking for suggestions.

papabear 2019-10-23 12:51:07



Welcome to OMR, there are several parents on this forum who have newly shifted to this locality.  I am posting a review of several schools that I posted in another thread a short while ago. You must decide which syllabus you want to pursue before you shortlist schools, my list below is for CBSE schools, in the past I have posted a similar review for International schools.


Here is a list of school in order of preference and my reviews, I evaluated them when I moved here a few years back. Please do not take my reviews at face value, do visit each school, put in the extra effort and do the research for your child -

1. Babaji Vidhyashram Senior Secondary - CBSE Affiliated - Air-conditioned with playground - This school was the the top pick as it met all my requirements such as good track record, good English speaking staff, modern curriculum, reasonable fee with value for money, large playground, hygienic toilets, pollution free location etc., I dound getting admission here is tough but they have a very transparent process.

2. PSBB Millenium (near DLF) - CBSE Affiliated - Non A/C with playground - This school was my second option, it met most of my requirements such as good functional systems, good track record, medium sized playground, value for money fee etc., It did not meet my expectations on hygienic toilets, pollution free location etc., I found getting admission here is tough but their process is not transparent OR friendly.

3. Ramana Vidyalaya - CBSE Affiliated - Non A/C with playground - This school was not in my list but I visited to evaluate. English speaking staff quality was average, no. of children in the classroom was high, some parents told me hygiene was a problem. I decided not to pursue admission.

4. Sacred Heart - Not affiliated - Non A/C No proper teachers, the school seems to confuse between matriculation & CBSE, English is a major problem, hygiene is a problem.

5. Barathi Vidyalaya - CBSE affiliated - Non A/C without playground - It is one of the oldest schools in this locality, however the curriculum and methodology is not upto date, when I visited I found that hygiene in the toilets is a major problem. English was a problem.

6. Narayana & Chaitanya - Non A/C without playground, affiliated - These schools are the least preferred in my list of reviews. They have no play facility and in this day and age pressurize students and parents like anything with very old style of teaching. Teachers are very poorly qualified and English is non existent. The funny part was that the fee changes from parent to parent and they quoted different figures when I spoke to them on two different occasions.
Once again, please do your own research and do visit each school by yourself. Both my children study in Babaji Vidhyashram for the past 4 years.

Good luck.

31saran 2019-11-07 13:08:42


Any reviews on velammal sholinganallur..?

Star12 2019-12-10 23:18:09


Hi PB, Thanks for helping many parents alike me looking for admissions. Can you pls tell what kind of books they follow in babaji... I mean ncert books or MacMillan publications or any other publications

papabear 2019-12-11 13:44:42



Last year the school asked us to buy NCERT books and also a few private publisher books as additional resource, usually this school does not buy/sell books. In fact they had a book exchange day when children in older grades could exchange / giveaway their books to their juniors, helped me save quite a bit of money.


All Rights Reserved Copyright © 2008-2020 Parentree