US to chennai relocation- High school options

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venky1973 2020-12-31 03:48:54


Hello, I am looking to relocate from US to Chennai in Jun 2021. My daughter is currently in 9th grade in US high school. She needs to get admitted to a school for 10th grade in Chennai. She is learning French II in the US high school. I am seeking recommendations on the type of schools i should target to make sure the transition for my daughter is smooth. Any location in Chennai/Sholinganallur area is fine. This is permanent relocation, so we are looking to make  a long term decision including putting her in a college in Chennai. 

sangssiv 2021-01-04 09:09:48


Welcome Back home. We were in the same boat in 2019. But our kids were 4 th and 6 th grade. Sholinganallur has good cbsse and international schools. If your child knows Hindi or Tamil then CBSE schools are also recommended.
Having said since your child is directly going to be admitted in 10th std which most Schools are not willing to give admission to, you can try
Babaji and vellammal in sholinganallur for CBSE or PSBB in Siruseri

venky1973 2021-01-04 17:46:55


Thank you. Since my daughter has forgotten to write Tamil and Hindi, putting her in a CBSE school with Tamil or Hindi as second language is challenging. Plus we were told that studying Social science in CBSE for 10th will be very vast and very challenging for kids who are ok and not super stars. So, we are leaning towards IGCSE or IB curriculum atleast for 10th grade.

frozenbrussels 2021-01-04 19:04:24


Hello sangssiv,
May i  know which schools your kids are studying?. We are relocating to Medavakkam and looking school for my daughter in grade 7.
can pls share ur ideas

Thanks in advance

sangssiv 2021-01-05 11:37:05


My kids are studying in Velammal Sholinganallur. Medavakkam also has in branch of Velammal . Depending on your mindset and budget you can opt for German international or Biritish international in ECR.

frozenbrussels 2021-01-05 13:00:44


Hi sangssiv, Thanks for your quick reply. International school is unaffordable for us. In Velammal what are the second language taught? Do they have French? Thanks in advance

sangssiv 2021-01-05 17:07:19


French is not taught. Hindi or Tamil is second language.

PShri 2021-01-06 02:14:24


I'm considering the same this year. My kids will be in 8th and 3rd grade next academic year. Have you tried exploring APL global or Akshar Arbol international school ? They seem to have good options with Cambridge or IB curriculam.

PShri 2021-01-06 02:16:38


What schools have you explored in the Sholinganallur area ? My kids will be in 8th and 3rd grade next academic year and I'm still exploring options. APL global and Akshar Arbol seems to be promising so far.

Ragav1679 2021-01-19 02:37:59


Any feedback about APL Global school for Grade 7?

venky1973 2021-01-19 07:28:50


if you are looking for IGCSDE syllabus and plan to leave in the Thoraipakkam area, APL is a decent school.

sangssiv 2021-01-19 19:35:41


Yes, 10 th grade is challenging. IGCSDE is ideal. German international school in kottivakkam also good option

0704viji 2021-08-10 21:58:20


Does anyone know about Chettinad sarvaloka kelambakkam?? Im looking for in or IGCSE school in OMR.

0704viji 2021-08-23 09:17:45


Does anyone know about Chettinad sarvaloka kelambakkam?? Im looking for in or IGCSE school in OMR.


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