Top 12 Boarding And Residential Schools In Chennai

Only a few years ago, your baby was learning the alphabet and speaking in broken sentences. Now they’re all grown up and need a school that not only gives them a good education but also helps them become disciplined individuals with values.

Considering that day schools may limit their activities only to academics and co-curricular activities, you may want to look at boarding school for all-round development of the child. These schools have myriad benefits, but most importantly a child studying in a residential school becomes more independent from a very early age in life. If you are looking for some of the best boarding schools in Chennai, then you may want to read through our list.

In this post, MomJunction shares a compilation of the best residential schools in Chennai for your children.

Top 12 Residential Schools In Chennai

1. St. John’s International Residential School

Founded around 50 years ago in 1968, St. John’s International Residential School is affiliated to CBSE. It is a co-educational day and residential school offering classes from pre-primary to XII. The boarding facilities are for students in classes IV and above.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Ventilated spacious classrooms
  • Science, computer, mathematics, and biotechnology laboratories
  • Library
  • Music and dance rooms
  • Separate vegetarian and non-vegetarian dining halls; Cafeteria
  • Designated playgrounds for cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, kho-kho, lawn tennis, and an 8-lane athletic track.
  • Career guidance
  • Zion auditorium

Palanjur, Nazarethpet Post
On Chennai Bangalore National Highway
Chennai- 600123

Phone: +91 44 26811551 / 26810512

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2. The Velammal International School

Established in 2004, The Velammal International School is a co-educational residential school, affiliated to CBSE curriculum. It offers classes from primary to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Smart classrooms
  • Library
  • Video conferencing facility
  • Auditorium
  • Classes for fine and performing arts
  • Yoga, swimming pool and various sports
  • Health care headed by a resident medical officer

Velammal Knowledge Park
Kolkata High Road
Panchetti – 601 204

Phone: +91 44 2797 1888/ 2580



3. St. Joseph’s Residential School

St.Joseph’s Residential School is an English medium co-educational school affiliated to CBSE, offering classes from kindergarten to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Airy Classrooms
  • Library
  • Science and computer labs
  • Hobby clubs for areas such as English literature, mathematics, science, humanities, computer science, commerce, language, fine arts, quiz, tiny tots, environment, health and wellness, and heritage studies
  • Sports training in hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, cricket, throw-ball, tennis, and badminton. Indoor games include carrom, chess, table-tennis. The school has classes for gymnastics and also a 400 meter 8 – lane track for athletics

Bangalore National Highway (Next to NOKIA factory) Sriperumbudur – 602105

Phone: +91 44 27167363/ 64/ 67



4. Maharishi International Residential School

Maharishi International Residential School was established in 2007. It is a co-educational residential school affiliated to CBSE, offering classes from kindergarten to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Spacious and well-ventilated classrooms
  • Library
  • Well-equipped laboratories for science, math, computer, and English
  • Classes for robotics training
  • Fully furnished air-conditioned hostels, dining hall, laundry, and various other services for the students
  • Facilities for various sports such as cycling, horse riding, swimming, football, tennis, handball, basketball, and cricket
  • Training for indoor sports like table tennis, badminton, carrom, chess, billiards, and skating
  • Music and dance classes
  • Gymnasium
  • Maharishi Auditorium
  • Hospital with 20 beds

Santhavelur, Sunguvar Chathiram – 602 106
Kanchipuram – District, Sriperumbudur – Taluk

Phone: +91 44 27166235/ 245



5. Sushil Hari International Residential School

Established in the year 2001, Sushil Hari International is a co-educational residential school, affiliated to the CBSE board for classes I to XI and Tamil Nadu State Board for classes VI and XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Well furnished classrooms
  • Air-conditioned digital library
  • Science, math, and computer laboratories
  • 3D theater, planetarium, 3000-seater amphitheater
  • Well equipped gymnasium
  • Various sports including billiards, carroms, chess, and table tennis

Sree Ramarajya Campus,
Vandalur Road,
Tamil Nadu – 603103

Phone: +91 44 27414877



6. Ramakrishna Mission Residential High School

Ramakrishna Mission is a Tamil medium school founded in the year 1936. It is affiliated to Tamil Nadu State Board offering classes from VI to X.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Airy, well-lit classrooms
  • Library
  • Computer education
  • Science and math labs
  • National cadet corps naval unit
  • Sports and games
  • Harmonium and tabla classes
  • Arts and crafts

66, PS Sivaswami Salai,
Kattukoil Garden,
Chennai- 600004

Phone: +91 44 2499 0264 / 2499 2537 / 4210 7550 / 42312830



7. Loyola International Residential and Day School

Loyola International Residential and Day School is affiliated to the CBSE board and conducts classes from LKG to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Spacious classrooms
  • Library, science laboratories, computer center, and audio-visual room
  • Gymnasium, auditorium, open-air theater, prayer hall
  • Swimming pool and boating area
  • Sports training for hockey, football, volleyball, cricket, throw-ball, and badminton, as well as indoor games such as chess and table-tennis
  • Music and dance room
  • Literary (Tamil / English / Hindi), science, humanities, quiz, tiny tots, and eco-clubs

Palanchur, Nazarethpet Post,
Chennai – Bangalore National Highway,
(Opp to Queensland & Inside of DMI Campus),
Chennai – 602 123

Phone: +91 9244900744/ 45



8. Crescent School

Established in 1968, Crescent is a boys only, fully residential cum day school affiliated to IGCSE curriculum offering classes from kindergarten to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Well-lit classrooms
  • Library
  • Laboratories for science and computers
  • Recreational activities and sports

G.S.T. Road,
Vandalur, Chennai- 600 048

Phone: +91 44 22750350/ 22750351



9. Guru Shree Shantivijai Jain Gurukul

Guru Shree Shanti Vijai Jain Gurukul is co-educational residential school affiliated to IGCSE, offering classes from IV to X.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Octagon learning centers, digital and physical library
  • Assembly hall and amphitheater
  • Well equipped labs for science, math, languages, and robotics
  • Sports facilities for volleyball, tennis, football, basketball, athletics, and cricket turf
  • Swimming pool
  • Astronomy club
  • Science park, Evolutions park
  • Plant museum
Address: 231,232, Nallur Village,
Near Mahabalipuram,
Thirukazhukundram Taluk,
Kanchipuram – 603109

Phone: +91 9444169375/ 9585099890/ 9445952918



10. RMK Residential School

Founded in 2007, RMK Residential School is affiliated to CBSE and offers classes from V to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Spacious well-lit classrooms
  • Library
  • Science and computer labs
  • Facilities for go-karting, swimming, horse riding, tennis, billiards, volleyball, football, basketball, cricket, table tennis, chess, and yoga.
  • Music, dance and various art classes

N.H. 5, RSM Nagar,
Tamil Nadu 601 206

Phone: +91 44 27925875/ 79



11. Lalaji Memorial Omega International School

Established in 2005, Lalaji Memorial Omega International School is affiliated to the CBSE and IB boards. Spread over 22 acres, this is a co-educational school offering classes from kindergarten to XII and boarding facilities for students in classes V and above.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Spacious classrooms
  • Library and laboratories
  • Gym
  • Playgrounds
  • Canteen
  • Health room
  • Edu-sports and facilities for cricket, football, etc.

79, Omega School Road,
Pallavaram Road, Kovur,

Phone: +91 44 66241130/ 1117



12. Pathashaala

This is a unique school that bridges the gap between urban and rural lifestyles, focusing on environmentally sustainable ways of living. Established in 2010 by the Krishnamurti Foundation of India, Pathashaala KFI is a co-educational school, affiliated to Cambridge International curriculum offering classes from V to XII.

Infrastructure and Facilities:
  • Spacious, airy classrooms
  • Library
  • Science and computer laboratories
  • Assembly hall
  • Dining hall
  • Learning about sustainability through various projects such as water conservation and solar thermal power generation

Elumichampattu, Tamil Nadu 603405

Phone: +91 7299938912

Email: NA


Sending your child to a boarding school may be a difficult decision to make, and it requires thorough planning. As a parent, you will have many concerns about the well being and academic excellence of your little one living far away from you. Thus, visiting and learning more about a school would be ideal before making a decision. It is a good idea to interact with the staff, students and their parents, as it would enable you to get a better idea about these institutions.

What are your main concerns while searching for a boarding school for your child, let us know in the comments below.

Disclaimer: “The list of schools has been taken from various surveys done by third-party print and online publications. MomJunction was not involved in the surveys nor it has any business partnerships with the schools covered in the list. This post is not an endorsement of the schools and parents’ discretion is advised in selecting a school.”


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