Chennai is one of the four metropolitan [[cities of India]]. The level of education is high and there is an ever growing demand for quality education. Some schools are run publicly by the Tamil Nadu government. Some of the best schools in Chennai are listed below:
1. '''Don Bosco''' – The Don Bosco Matriculation Hr. Secondary school started as a Matriculation school and later on went on to become a senior secondary school. It is a boys school and. It has a reputation of being one of the best schools in Chennai. It imparts education of high standard and gives an environment of sports and extra curricular activities for developing an overall personality of the students. It is also known to have a night school which educates the kids of nearby slums and take care of their educational needs.
2. '''St. John's International''' – This school is a co-educational senior secondary school. It is a residential school and is affiliated to CBSE curriculum. Special attention is given for educating the students and making them realize their cultural heritage of their own country.
3. '''Bala Vidya Mandir''' – This school is situated in Adyar area of Chennai and provides education on primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary level. It is affiliated to CBSE. It is well equipped with a library, audio-visual rooms, maths quest and computer labs. It also has science, maths, literary and dramatics clubs.
4. '''Lady Andal''' – Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao Matriculation Higher Secondary School is one of the best schools in Chennai. Being a school that follows Montessori philosophy, it is affiliated to Tamil Nadu State Board . It is a girl’s school and provides them an environment that is ‘home away from home’. It is a unit of the Madras Seva Sadan and is well quipped with computer labs and science labs and provides sports facilities. It caters to provide a wonderful balance between academics and co-curricular activities.
5. '''Vana Vani Matriculation School''' - One of the best schools of Chennai, the Vanavani Matriculation Higher Secondary School provides education from primary school level (LKG and UKG) to higher secondary level. It is run by the IIT Campus Educational Trust (CET) and follows the study curriculum set by the Tamil Nadu State Government. It is a co-educational day school.
6. '''DAV CBSE, Gopalapuram''' – This school is a boys’ school situated in Gopalapuram and has created history in securing highest marks with 100% pass outs. This school has been known for having an excellent result for the last 10 years. This school is affiliated with the CBSE and works in a direction to bring out the rare qualities of the children.