The Alagappa Schools had its inception in M.Ct.M. Preparatory school in 1954. Declared open by the then Governor of Madras Shri S. Prakasa, the school was nurtured by the Asoka Trust under the aegis of Padma Bhushan Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar. In 1982 it was upgraded into a high school and in 1989 into a Higher Secondary school through the initiative of Dr. Mrs. Umayal Ramanathan, the distinguished daughter of Dr. RM. Alagappa Chettiar. Our Trustee Rm. Vairavan, is keen on taking all efforts to make the institution a land mark in Chennai. Situated in the heart of the city over sprawling acres the Alagappa Schools has grown over the years into a full-fledged co-educational institution appropriately catering to the aspirations of the public to provide a sound education to their wards. The infrastructure is second to none and continuously updated. Our spacious and airy class rooms and well-equipped labs testify to our desire to provide the best for our children. The huge playground and excellent coaching in sports is an added attraction. We have an excellent computer science lab with the latest state of art technology. The Alagappa Institute of Information Technology has 45 systems and 24 hours DSL internet cable connections. We also have the Alagappa University study center in our premises for the undergraduate, post graduate and several diploma courses. A new and attractive addition is the Umayal Play School and Day Care Center which will be a haven for the tiny tots. At their access will be wonderfully creative toys, innovative and interactive play way methods of learning.
About Our Achievements
Better your best is our motto and in keeping with this we have been consistently securing centum results with several distinctions in the public exams for the X and XII. We firmly believe that every child is special in its own way and every individual is encouraged and moulded into worthy citizens that the country will be proud of. Apart from academic excellence, we strive for the all round development of the child in the cultural, social and sports fields too. We have organized several clubs-notably the Junior Red Cross, NSS, Scouts and Guides and Road Safety Patrol to instill a sense of social service and civic sense in the child. Two new clubs were inaugurated this year, the Philatelic club and Interact Club under the auspices of Rotary Club and Rotarian ShriM.S.Guhan, M.S. Archana and Dr. Kandhaiya attended the inaugural meeting. The literary organization has several credits to its claim-A regular Newsletter-Matter that Matters- is brought out every quarterly. Our write outs have been printed in the Vibes issue of the Indian Express apart from the local Purasai News. In sports our players are regular winners in the Kho-Kho, kabaddi, and volley ball and judo athletic tournaments at the zonal level. We have had state level representation in shot put event. Regular summer courses in computers and sports are conducted in the school premises. We are proud to say that our students are occupying key posts in established concerns and serving humanity world-wide.
About our Challenges
As we enter our Golden Jubilee Year, we look forward to scaling greater heights and finding new scope and dimensions in our voyage towards a meaningful and satisfying world. Success is not our ultimate destination but a milestone on the way of life. Therefore we march confidently and with perseverance.
History of the School
Padma Bhushan Dr. Rm. AlagappaChettiar, the eminent philanthropist founded the M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettiar Memorial Preparatory Schools on 6th September, 1954, naming it after his close friend. Following the footsteps of her father, and in order to cherish his memory, Dr. (Mrs.) UmayalRamanathan founded the Alagappa Matriculation School, upgrading the preparatory school in the year 1982 with classes VI to VII within the same campus. The curriculum was subsequently extended in the academic year 1989-90 to become a Higher Secondary School, fulfilling the aspirations of the community to the fullest extent. In order to facilitate, streamline and co-ordinate the activities in a more efficient manner, the Preparatory School and the Matriculation Higher Secondary Schools were merged into a single entity in the year 1999 – 2000 and named as Alagappa Schools. The school has trained and sent 25 batches of X std. students and 14 sets of XII std. students for the Public Examination and has produced consistently creditable results. In this context, we are proud to state that many of our alumni have found a niche for themselves in different organisations in India and abroad, in varied fields.
Invigorated by the motto of our institution Better Your Best, our institution relentlessly strives towards attainment of confidence, love, humility, knowledge, wisdom and courage in our children. We equip them to the hilt to meet the stringent demands of life and also mould them as citizens who will do our country proud. The extra-curricular programmes are given their due share of attention to ensure a well-balanced development of the students.
Why are we special?
- The following factors make us stand apart.
- Modern Computer Centre
- Well-stocked library for Children
- Fully-equipped laboratories
- Highly qualified and experienced faculty
- Improved language learning techniques
- Teaching primary children through play techniques
- Extra coaching for slow learners