Considered one of the most literate states in India, Tamil Nadu had a literacy rate of around 80.33% in 2011, which is much above the 70.04% average literacy rate of India. A recent survey suggest that the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) of the state has touched almost 100%, with the maximum number of students in primary and upper primary levels more likely to take admissions in schools as compared to any other state. The structure of education in Tamil Nadu in secondary level consists of five years of primary and three years of middle school, and two years each for secondary and higher secondary education. All the schools in Tamil Nadu are accredited under either Central Board of Secondary Education, Tamil Nadu State Board, Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, Matriculation System or Tamil Nadu Anglo-Indian System. Most of the private schools are English medium whereas the Government schools are Tamil medium schools. A few details on some of the best CBSE schools in Chennai, Tamil Nadu are given below: Maharishi Vidya Mandir schools
Maharishi Vidya Mandir is a group of schools based across India, and the in three locations in Chennai. The MVM schools in Chennai are based in Chetpet, Sriperumbudur and near Mahindra City. Being parts of ‘one of the largest chains of privately owned public schools in India, the schools provide high-end educational facilities and growth opportunities to students. The schools are managed by an educational society called the ‘Maharashi Shiksha Sansthan'. The branch located in Sripreumbudur is an international school with boarding facilities as well. Apart from academics, the school encourages its students to participate in different extra curricular activities as well. Among other accolades, students from Vidya Mandir School, Chennai, recently won the fourth edition of the Times Science Quiz, organised by Times of India and Vinagaya Educational Group.
Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan was founded in 1958, by Padmashree Awardee Rajalakshmi Parthasarthy, a well-known educationist. Since 1958, the school has been affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. With the motto of ‘Taking Education Beyond Tomorrow', the school aims to provide a holistic and progressive approach to educate students and nurture their talents and abilities. The school imparts education, using techniques to develop life skills, the ability to learn and understand concepts and create opportunities in every aspect of new age learning. Having won laurels in every field, PSBB is one of the top choices for parents who wish to inculcate in their wards, aesthetic values as well as the drive to achieve in academics. The school admits students into classes 1 to 12 and is facilitated with excellent infrastructural conveniences for sports, laboratory and extra curricular activities.SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School The SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School or popularly known as SBOA Matric is one of the most reputed schools in Chennai. Run by SBIOA Education Trust of the State Bank of India Officers Association, the SBOA Matriculation and Higher Secondary School is located in Anna Nagar Western Extension, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The school follows the Matriculation and Tamil Nadu State Board or Higher Secondary Board Syllabus and have classes from LKG to 12th standard. Along with high standard of studies the school is also known for organising various extra curricular activities under houses which are named after some of the major kingdoms of Tamil history. D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School Located in Choolaimedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, the D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School is one of the top choices for many parents when it comes to admitting their children to a good school. Founded in the 1994, the D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School is a co-educational school affiliated to the Matriculation Board of Tamil Nadu. The D.A.V. Matriculation Higher Secondary School is a private school and has classes from 1 to 12.
Chettinad Vidyashram is one of the biggest private schools in India, founded by the Kumara Rani of Chettinad, Meena Muthiah. The school boasts of a faculty of 800 teachers and staff. The school enrols students of in kindergarten to high school. The school was named the Best School in Chennai by The Times of India in 2014. The school houses facilities for sports enthusiasts, science laboratories for science subjects, two language laboratories and two audio-visual theatres with multi-media projection systems. The school offers a specialisation in Biotechnology for students of class 11 and 12. The school functions on the principle of Strive, Save and Serve.