Chennai, Feb 10 : Adding to the mushrooming growth of educational institutions, yet another new school will start functioning from the coming academic year 2012-13.
A new CBSE day school -- St John's Public School -- catering to children residing in Tiruvanmiyur, Taramani, OMR, ECR, Tambaram, Chromepet and other areas of south Chennai was launched by the St John’s Group of Institutions here last evening. Talking to reporters at the launch function, St John’s Public School founder Dr R Kishore Kumar, who is also the team leader of the institution, said the school was ideally located at the Medavakkam-Sholinganallur junction.
It would cater to an area which has largely unorganised people. Dr Kishore Kumar said the school would follow the CBSE curriculum and have classes from pre-KG to standard 12. The fee structure would be finalised soon. The school would come up in three phases. In the first phase classes from pre KG to Eight standard would commence from the coming academic year.
Classes for ninth and tenth standards would be added in the second year and Plus One and Plus Two in the third year. Spread over a two acre area (38 grounds), the school would have a total built up area of 1.25 lakh sqft with provisions for a music school, dance school, cricket and sports facilities, senior and junior libraries, a junior science laboratory, a maths lab and an art studio. It would not come under the eco or green school categories, but the campus would have plenty of free space and greenery for students to enjoy, he added.
Dr Kishore said three full scholarships each would be given to wards of police personnel, journalists and teachers per year. Anna University Vice-Chancellor Dr P Mannar Jawahar formally launched the school by inaugurating its website and wished all success to the new venture. The formal admission process would open on March two with the sale of school prospectus.