The SBOA School and Junior College, Chennai, was promoted on June 6, 1979 by E.A.G. Moses of the State Bank of India Officers' Association Educational Trust. It is a coeducational day school with 333 teaching staff and 9,960 students from LKG to Class XII. The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
The classrooms are equipped with plasma TVs (Educomp Smart Class). The school hosts two computer labs, three multimedia labs, language lab besides math, biology, bio-technology labs. There is also a junior science laboratory and a science park. There is an open-air theater and two indoor auditoriums for cultural events and functions. There is a canteen in the campus. The school has three health centers, stationery shop, a staff canteen and tuck shop for students, cooperative thrift and credit society, R.O. water treatment plant, a kindergarten play area and a splash pool. For older children there are basketball, badminton and throw ball courts and cricket practice nets. The school has an indoor stadium for badminton and table tennis and an air conditioned gym.
The school follows the CBSE syllabus and Tamil, Hindi, French are offered as second languages. Tamil and Hindi are third languages and students must study any of the two from Class 6 to 8. The course of study for class 10 is designed to prepare students for the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Compulsory subjects for Class 11 include: English (Core) General vocational studies General studies Physical education and health education Electives: Group 1A: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Group 1B: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science Group 1C: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Core Language Group 1D: Math, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-technology Group 2A: Math, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics Group 2B: Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Core Language Core Language: Tamil, Hindi, French Additionally the school conducts free coaching classes, seminars and guest lectures, night study facilities and summer coaching camps. The school has various clubs like GK club, interact club, eco club, science club, literary club and associations such as the NCC, NSS, Road Safety Patrol and the Indian Red Cross.
Admissions are open only for LKG and Class 11. However and the school admits students in other classes based on vacancies. Admission depends on performance in the entrance examination and preference is given to the children of SBI officers. Admissions to class 11 depend on priority of registration and Class 10 examination marks.
Students of SBOA have won many national and international championships in aquatics, karate and basketball.