Sishya School was established in 1972 by Mr. K. I .Thomas after his retirement from the Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty with just 28 students on its roll. Today, Sishya School has over 1166 students drawn from all parts of the country. In the Education World C-fore survey of the India’s Best Day School-2012, Sishya School, Chennai has been ranked No. 9. The school is governed by the KIT Thomas Educational Society, an irrevocable trust that now owns and controls the management of the school.