It is a co-educational institution with a strength of over 2000 students and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
The unique feature of Sri Sankara School is that it symbolizes the ideals of education expressed in our scriptures and literature, in building discipline and character, encouraging appreciation of our cultural heritage and cultivation of genuine devotion to God, respect to Guru, parents and elders. Sanskrit, the repository of our culture is given a special status in this school.
The school offers combinations of subjects like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Bio-Technology, Informatics Practices, C++ in the Science Stream, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Mathematics or Geography, Entrepreneurship in the Commerce Stream, and Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Maths or Geography in the Humanities Stream in XI and XII Standards. Apart from Sanskrit, Hindi and Tamil, the school offers French also as second language at the Secondary level.
Sri. T.R. Meenakshisundaram was at the helm from 1977 to 1993 and was responsible for putting the school on a firm foundation. He was followed by Sri. S.R.Santhanam (1993-97), Mrs.Ramaa Swaminathan (1997-2004) and Mrs. Subala Ananthanarayanan (2004-2015). Mrs. Mita Venkatesh has taken over as Principal in July 2015.
The school has Interactive class rooms and a Mathematics laboratory with technological support from NIIT. The school has well equipped Science laboratories, English Language lab, Geography lab and Computer labs for primary, junior and senior students.
The school constantly strives to implement innovations in teaching and evaluation, keeping pace with the global trend in education. The school has received the International School Award from the British Council in 2006, 2010, 2014 as well in 2017. The school also received the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation in November 2017 and has periodic recertification and surveillance audits.
The school conducts several programmes in collaboration with Rotary International, the British Council, Indian School Debating Society, INTACH and The Energy and Resources Institute. Apart from these, the NCC Girls’ wing, the Young Indian Net, the Model United Nations programmes and the Mock-Parliament and the Gavel Club are special features of the school that contribute to the overall personality development of the students.
The students passing out of our school enter prestigious professional institutions. Our Alumni can boast of Engineers, Doctors, Scientists, Teachers, Chartered Accountants, Business Executives and Artistes settled in several parts of the globe. They continue to serve the school since they feel that their Alma Mater is a sustaining and inspiring force.
To empower students with excellent academic knowledge and confidence to face the challenges in life, while imparting a sense of moral and social responsibility and helping them evolve into resourceful citizens.
To achieve our VISION through team work and cooperation, clear cut guidelines, periodic self – assessment and flexibility in method but not compromising in quality.
Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School is committed to providing the students with a sound academic foundation and ensuring their overall development as responsible global citizens in a stress – free and secure environment.