Sri Vidhya Academy International
Sri Vidhya Academy has a vision to provide a caring
environment for children to Aspire and guide them to Acquire the necessary
knowledge to Achieve happiness and success.
... is to lead the children entering our portal on a voyage
of self-discovery. We are committed to provide quality education
in a stress free environment. We identify and nurture the latent
creative potential in every child. We enable our students to
face a competitive world with confidence and poise. Our thrust
is on eternal values of fair play and justice; a life of harmony
with society and environment; opening the gateway to the best
of world culture and traditions; and inculcate a sense of responsibility
to preserve and protect our heritage.
Sri Vidhya Academy
International Residential School is located in Chennai (formerly
Madras) on the east coast of South India. Drawing inspiration
from the gurukul style of learning combined with modern tools
of 21st century’s education, it is a co-educational school
promoting healthy relationship. The school provides excellent
academia with a spectrum of extra-curricular activities and
opportunities to learn many basic skills.
Our Curriculum The School has been accredited the status of
Cambridge International center by the University of Cambridge and
open for admission from classes I to X. Classes XI and XII would be
added as our students reach these classes. We limit our intake to
25 students per class with a healthy 1:25 teacher student ratio. Apart
from Tamil, English, Hindi, Sanskrit and French, students can opt
to learn other oriental and European languages.
Our Principal S. Muthukrishnan, has been experienced as a principal
in both the CBSE and Matriculation system of education for the past
24 yrs. He was honoured with 'Science Popularisation Award' by Tamilnadu
Science and Technology center. He was awarded 'Dr. Radhakrishnan Award
for Teachers' by the Government of Tamilnadu. A member of 'the state
High level committee for Circulum Development'. Also a recipient of
'Centeneratian Trust seva Ratna Award' and 'Padma Vidyasagar Award'.
He was the chairperson of the authors of English Text Book for Matriculation
School prescribed W.e.f 2006. He was in the editorial Board of the
English Text Book for Higher secondary classes of the Tamilnadu Government.
Chairman of the International Award for young people - South zone,
India otherwise known as Duke of Edirburgh Award. Vice President of
the Tamilnadu sepak - Takraw Association.
We see students as a source of energy and
ideas and as potential leaders and managers. Therefore, at our
student club, debating, quizzing, publishing school magazine
will be a regular feature. Students are taught to develop analytical
skills, time management, reasoning, lateral thinking, improved
reading, writing and public speaking. They are constantly exposed
to lectures and seminars by eminent guest speakers.
Students are encouraged in organizing cultural
meets, to showcase their talents, to promote teamwork, to display
their managerial and leadership qualities. Spirit of healthy competition
and appreciation of talent will demonstrate a rounded attitude to
Physical Education The campus has large playing fields. Students
are encouraged to participate in all kinds of sports and games
for physical fitness and mental alertness. Facilities for games
like tennis, volleyball, hockey, football, cricket and basketball
are of international standards. Adequate infrastructure and
safety equipment for field and track athletics, swimming, horse
riding and gymnasium are available.
Training in indoor games
such as chess, carrom, table tennis, badminton, snooker and
billiards are also available. Yoga, meditation and regular fitness
training are part of our daily regimen. Students having special
talent for particular sports are identified and given professional
Extracurricular Pursuits Sri Vidhya Academy offers a wide-range of extracurricular
activities, like painting, dance, vocal & instrumental music,
dramatics, horticulture & agriculture, camping, trekking, clay
modeling, pottery, paper making, origami, sewing & embroidery,
screen-printing, photography, design technology. We have tie up with
renowned art, music and dance schools to train students with an aptitude
to excel in their fields of interest. The basic training they have
here will awaken their latent talent that in turn would lay the foundation
for a desired career.
Excursions are arranged for students to temples, national parks, cultural
monuments, museums and other places of interest.
Progress Evaluation Students are periodically evaluated for
their performance in the class and graded accordingly. Those
failing to meet required standards are given special and focused
attention. Parents are kept informed of their children’s
progress regularly. The parents can interact with the school
any time regarding the performance of their children. Parent-teachers
meetings are arranged through video conferencing, at the parents’
Counseling and Career Guidance
Student welfare and advice
services are also available. Our counselors help the children
to ease into their home away from home, shedding their initial
blues. Individual care is given only when needed, for the emotional
well being of the students. Career guidance is initiated even
in the junior classes. As the students get to senior classes
where they need to exercise their options in subjects, they
are given more rigorous and personalized counseling.
ASSET Test It is an annual test to assess the knowledge
and general awareness in both curricular and co-curricular activities.
Abacus Training By using an ancient device of abacus - an oriental
counting frame - arithmetical operations are made easy.
Special coaching is available for all Entrance Examinations.
The inmates share a room between three each with a separate
cot, cupboard, reading lamp, desk and chair. The rooms are pleasant,
hygienic and kept clean by the housekeeping staff. Air-conditioning
will be provided, if opted for. The bathrooms and toilets are
well designed and adequate. Running hot water is also available.
Dining Hall It is clean and spacious enough
to seat all the students and staff together. This is where the children
learn table manners. We have two separate hygienic kitchens, for cooking
vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Students may opt for either. Our
dining hall, kitchen and kitchenware are kept in sterile condition.
Healthy food makes body and mind healthier, so
your child will have more energy to enjoy learning and playing. We
include an array of recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, school time
munchies, after school treats, sweets and delicious drinks. A nutritionist plans the menu, taking into account
preferences expressed by student representatives, and guides the kitchen
staff in preparing wholesome dishes, whose ingredients may come from
the school’s farm. At bedtime, they are given a glass of milk (flavored
or unflavored as preferred).
is a common room for watching television and playing video games.
Movie shows are held in the indoor and open-air theatre. Many
festivals are celebrated on the campus. Students are taught
to recite shlokas and sing bhajans.
The day ends with bedtime stories that include great epics,
folklore and fairytales. Listening to such stories boosts moral
values, expands imagination, develops vocabulary, helping them
to appreciate the joys of suspense and a happy ending.
The Campus Ambience A sprawling green oasis of 20 acres, is just
20 miles northwest off the domestic and international airports and
within easy reach to all the amenities of the city. The landscaping
ensures that the entire campus maintains a comfortable temperature.
The campus consists of 50,000 sq.feet of built up area readily available
during this first phase with the balance of space utilized for sports
facilities and operational needs. The main wing comprises two floors
of spacious classrooms, laboratories, library, and art studio. Apart
from this, there are separate boys and girls hostels and an administrative
The rich soil
facilitates organic farming, supplying the school’s kitchen
with fresh produce. Furthermore, the students get to test their
green fingers! There is an in- house dairy farm to provide fresh
milk free from hazardous chemicals and preservatives.
At Sri Vidhya Academy, we have ensured uninterrupted power supply
by installing standby diesel generators. Solar power is used
for heating purposes wherever feasible. There is ample ground
water supply with our own treatment plant inside the campus.
Rain-harvesting and water conservation are also part of our
Infrastructure The school buildings combine elegance and
majesty required of an institution of learning. Safety and security
are of international standards with computerized fire fighting
system; smoke detectors, CCTVs and security control access to
all areas. Security personnel are equipped with metal detectors
and a sophisticated communication system. Our buildings are
designed to accommodate the needs of the physically challenged
The classrooms are spacious enough to accommodate 25 students
per class. Each student desk is standalone with aisle on either
side permitting free movement. Furniture is ergonomically designed
and customized for every child. They also allow for regrouping
during teamwork and round table seminars. The dimensions of
the classroom, construction style and material as well as the
positioning and construction of the teacher’s podium ensure
Each classroom has its own comprehensive audio-visual
equipments like LCD projector, overhead projector and digital
Laboratories are designed with due emphasis on safety and adequate
ventilation. We have two separate well-equipped laboratories
dedicated for physical and life sciences for handling regular
course work. A third laboratory is also available for curious
students to conduct experiments on their own.
Our Library has a plethora of more than 50,000 books, hundreds
of CDs/DVDs and many audio and videotapes. Students can choose
from a variety of books, periodicals, journals and newspapers.
We have provision for a comfortable audio-visual room and reprographic
facility. An array of computers is available with networking,
facilitating the access to various national and international
libraries. Our institution is a member of the British Council
Our Art and
Our Art and Craft Studios are specially designed and equipped
with appropriate furniture and tools, creating the right ambience
for the students to perform various activities.
Sri Vidhya Academy is probably the only school in India that
offers an astronomy club equipped with a roof-mounted telescope
and an observatory.
teachers are selected based on expertise as well as for qualities
such as dedication, patience and devotion. Further, they are innovative
in making learning a pleasurable adventure. They inculcate a desire
in the young minds to learn and excel. Classrooms at Sri Vidhya Academy
are not merely a podium for tutors to enlighten students, but a place
for students to shed their inhibitions and discuss issues freely.
Our faculty regularly participates in national and international seminars
and workshops on child education for updating the developments. We
encourage our teachers to experiment with new methods of teaching
both indoor and out door.
Sri Vidhya Academy International Residential School