A School is a network of neighbourhood schools to facilitate Natural Learning, embrace Spontaneous Living and inspire Graceful Being in every child. These schools offer a high standard of holistic education combined with low student to teacher ratios.
A School is established by the Chettinad Foundation to further the cause of education that the Chettinad Group has served for over 100 years, and to promote child centred teaching learning. The Foundation is managed by Dr. Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiar’s great grandson, Shri Annamalai Chettiar.
Shri Annamalai Chettiar was invited by Stanford University, USA as a Visiting Scholar & offered a Fellowship to develop a model to bridge the Divide in Education. The work done at Stanford, under his project ‘Digital Triangle’ has emerged as A*School.
Five local schools were started in the year 2009 with 750 students. Another eight schools were opened in 2010. With total strength of 2000 students, A School has become the largest preschool in Chennai in less than 2 years.
Admission is for children 1 ½ to 6 years of age (Playgroup, Pre Kindergarten, Lower Kindergarten, Upper Kindergarten, & Standard I). Once admitted, they may continue on till standard XII (CBSE), at one of the four main schools that are slated to open at Pallikaranai, Porur, Madhavaram, Mogappair, & Madhavaram.