Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, Chennai is a coeducational day school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. Founded in 1970, the school is named after His Holiness Sri Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, Chennai boasts 2075 students and has been accredited as an ISO 9001:2008 institution in January 2008.
Sri Sankara School symbolises the ideals of education expressed in Vedic scriptures and literature and builds discipline and character among students, encourages appreciation of cultural heritage and cultivation of genuine devotion to God, respect to Guru, parents and elders. Sanskrit, the repository of Indian culture is given a special status in this school.
The school hosts class rooms equipped with interactive white boards, mathematics laboratory with technological support from NIIT, well equipped science laboratories, English language lab, geography lab and computer labs for junior and senior students.
The school offers CBSE curriculum. Subjects offered include mathematics, science, social studies, work experience, health and physical education and value education and information technology. In classes I, II and III, students have a choice between Tamil or Hindi as second language. However, class III students have Sanskrit as a compulsory third language. Classes IV to VIII have a choice between Tamil/Hindi/Sanskrit as second language, however classes VI to VIII have a compulsory third language Hindi/Sanskrit. Classes IX and X have Tamil/Hindi/Sanskrit/French as second language. To promote computer education training, the school offers computer awareness courses as part of the curriculum from class III onwards.
The school conducts several programmes in collaboration with Rotary International, the British Council, Indian school debating society, INTACH and The Energy and Resources Institute. Besides these, the school promotes NCC girls’ wing, the Young Indian Net, the Model United Nations programmes and the Mock-parliament.
The extracurricular activities include drawing, painting, music, dance and drama, public speaking, NCC, and club activities (club activities form a part of the curriculum from class VI onwards).
Ms Mita Venkatesh (Principal)
The application forms for kindergarten are usually issued in second week of February for three days between 9.00am to 1.00pm.
Duly filled application forms must be accompanied with birth certificate, address proof (Ration card/Aadhar card/Bank passbook) and community certificate (BC, MBC, SC, ST).
Please contact the school office for information on fees.
The school has received the International School Award from the British Council in 2006 and again in 2010. The school also received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in January 2008.
Being a day school, Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, Chennai does not offer accommodation facility.