Lakshmi School, Madurai is a coeducational day school affiliated with the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), New Delhi. Lakshmi School took off in June 2000 with 159 students. The school is part of the Lakshmi Vidya Sangham (LVS) constituted by the family of the founder of the TVS Group, T. V. Sundaram Iyengar. The motto of Lakshmi School, Madurai is ‘by knowledge one finds immortality.’
The school offers education from kindergarten through class XII and boasts over 21,00 students, about 130 faculty members and a teacher student ratio of 1:20. The class strength is around 40 students from LKG to class III and around 30 students from classes IV and above; classes LKG – III follow the two teacher system.
The classrooms measure about 800 square feet each and 15 classrooms are equipped with LCD screens for visually aided learning with subject content from Educomp.
The state of the art school library features a collection of over 20,700 books; the auditorium cum multipurpose hall has a seating capacity of 1500.
At the kindergarten level, the school follows the Playway method along with Montessori aids. The focus is on developing the reading, writing and communication skills of students to boost their confidence.
The school follows the curriculum prescribed by the CISCE. The school experiments with innovative techniques to improve the learning methodology, some of which are introduction of keywords in science and math for classes VI and VII, practical science classes to help students learn to handle apparatus and conduct experiments with minimum errors, and introduction of concept cards for science and math. For class VI, geography lessons are allotted to students by grouping them and giving them each a topic to explore and present before the class.
Students of class VII are guided and motivated to read a set of abridged English classics; the art of skimming/skipping is taught and there is no direct teaching of grammar or regular reader, for class IV rapid arithmetic program is introduced to motivate students to perform quick calculations and activate their thinking ability, value education is integrated in regular classes from classes I to VIII. For classes II and III, reading theatre is introduced where five lessons in English are converted to reading theatre to enhance reading skills of pupils. Students are introduced to some common elements and their symbols during their EVS classes. Flash cards are made with the elements and their symbols.
For classes IV and V, five minutes of each English class is used for training the child to write fast by setting a passage. The size of the passage is gradually increased. Video clippings of classic Hindi serials, moral stories and cartoons are played thrice a week to motivate the students to listen to Hindi and speak effectively.
Extra-curricular: The school offers a number of activities for holistic education of the students. Students up to class III have art, craft, music and swimming as compulsory activities. Students of classes V to VIII have at least four periods of compulsory games in a week. Students are trained to take part in Sports Meet at all levels.
Activities which the students can choose include chess and scrabble, gymnastics, taekwondo, silambam, yoga and skating, fine arts, classical and western dance, theatre arts in English and Tamil, quizzing, nature club, learning musical instruments like veena, mirudangam, flute, keyboard, guitar and drums, art and craft, clay modeling, skating, embroidery and aero modeling.
There are 350 seats for LKG and admission process starts in January/February and admissions are granted only after April. Children of TVS companies are given preference over others.
Admission to other classes (UKG to X) is subject to vacancy, please contact the school office for more information on admissions.
Please contact the school office for information on fees
In 2012 board examinations, students of Lakshmi School, P. M. Leela Shreenithi, topper ICSE, Class X scored 682 marks out of 700, with centum in environmental education and computer applications and S. P. Mukunthapriya, topper the ICSE, Class XII scored 584 out of 600, including centum in mathematics and computer science.
Lakshmi School recorded hundred percent pass results in the ICSE and ISC examinations, with a high class average of over 82 percent in Class X and above 90 percent in Class XII examinations. In Class XII, four students scored centum in mathematics and two in physics.