New No. 2, PADMANABHA NAGAR,
ADYAR, CHENNAI – 600 020
The Story of Sishya is the story of how one man’s vision was transformed through his dedication & perseverance in the face of odds, through the support of parents and students as well the community at large, into a premier institution providing quality education in Chennai.
Sishya was founded in 1972. The school has gradually developed over the years until it has evolved into a full fledged Higher Secondary School, offering the +2 since 1986. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, whose offices are in New Delhi. It prepares students for the ICSE (Class X) and the ISC (Class XII) examinations. A state of the art Library with a Multimedia Section and Audiovisual Room along with fully equipped Laboratories for Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer Science form part of the schools campus. The school has extensive games fields for a variety of sports like Cricket, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Athletics, Table Tennis and Badminton. Qualified coaches are available to guide the children.
Sishya has always sought to achieve total development of each pupil, with emphasis on learning and co-curricular activities. The School endeavours to ensure that each child receives his fair share of individual attention. The quality of education imparted is indicated by the achievements of former students of Sishya many of whom have already excelled themselves in many fields.
Until the Covid 19 lockdown is over parents desirous of registering their newborns can send an email to the School Email ID. Please note: as the number of LKG seats are limited, those who have registered in the year of birth (apart from siblings, children of alumni and Christians) will be considered.
Under SUPW, children learn practical activities that help them to be capable and self-sufficient. Community Service activities include visits to orphanages and schools for the physically or mentally challenged and helps to sensitize our students to the needs and problems of other children.
The 36th Sishya School Adyar Annual Inter House Athletics Meet was held on 10th February 2018. The meet began with the Chief Guest Mr. T.S. Balasubramaniam, DIG (Retd) ICG and Administrative Head of TCS, Siruseri, being welcomed by the Board of Trustees.
First place: Deshna of Class 3
Leah Charles of Class 4 - Second place in KATA – below 10 years girls
Mahika Tulsyan of Class 11 won Gold in Sub Junior Category (under 17), Gold in Open Category (all age groups) and Silver in Mixed Team.
Udhav Shankar of Class 11 – Winner of Category A Boys
Zonal level toppers and School level toppers were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze
Arya Satagopal of Class 8
Ananya Annie Thomas of Class 5
The story of Sishya is the story of how one man’s vision was transformed through his dedication & perseverance in the face of many odds, through the support of parents and students as well the community at large, into a premier institution providing quality education in Chennai.
Mr. K. I. Thomas, the founder of Sishya, began a nursery-cum-preparatory school in January 1972 at Edward Elliots Road with just 28 pupils on its rolls.
KIT Thomas Educational Society is granted ICSE Certification. First school magazine is published.
Sishya’s 1st batch consisting of 9 students appear for the ICSE examination. Sishya students participate in a school broadcast on AIR for the first time. Usha Uthup’s benefit concert for Sishya.
Sishya shifts to Adyar. Thatched huts for classrooms. FIRE! 2nd std hut catches fire when a diwali rocket falls on it. Fire brigade summoned. DD Telecast of Sishya Play
Physical, natural science, camera and dance photography inaugurated
Interact club inaugurated
Sishya PTA formed. It was in this year also that the First Sishya Fete was held in November 1983.
A new Principal's Block housing the Senior School and the Laboratories is constructed with funds raised primarily through donations received from parents and well wishers of the school.
Mr. V. Hensman takes over as principal. A person with an avid interest in music and dramatics, he directed and oversaw the annual school plays. Sishya starts +2 classes.
Ms. Thangam Thomas passed on. In Sishya many remember her for all the little things she did—like standing at the gate and handing out Easter eggs to all.
First batch to take ISC examination. ‘EXPOSISH’ 1988, a novel fund raising effort initiated by the PTA, was a massive project in which the parents, teachers and also the students played a major role, was a resounding ...
In 1989, the Junior School- cum- Auditorium block was constructed and was the venue for the Inaugural meeting of Sishya Alumni.
Ms. Grace Cherian passed on. She is fondly remembered as a strict but fair person. Grace Cherian was a punctilious woman, detailed oriented and correct in everything she said and did.
N.K. Sharma taught chemistry for the senior classes. He introduced a wider variety of Inter-House cultural competitions, and the Inter-School Cultural, Sishyamrita.
Mr. KIT Thomas passed on. He has the singular privilege of having fathered and built two institutions that despite the passage of time remain synonymous with his name.
The pre-school complex consisting of little cottages and a delightful kiddies’ play area complete with a stage was constructed under the shade-giving trees in the premises.
In 1994 the playground is completely re-laid and re-surfaced and converted to facilitate athletics and games even in the rainy season.
Vivian Simcock taught mathematics for Class 10, introduced the concept of ‘Heads of Departments’ and SUPW activities, and increased the gamut of Inter-House competitions.
In 1997, on the school’s Silver Jubilee, the new Library Block is inaugurated and named The Thangam Thomas Library Block after one of the school’s co–founders.
B.J. Caszo (2000 – 2002) was working with the Council before he joined Sishya. He taught English for Classes 10, 11 and 12.
Omana Thomas takes over as principal from B.J. Caszo
The old school Auditorium is replaced with a new building housing the new auditorium, Computer Labs, Maths Lab, and the Junior School classes. This building was completed and inaugurated in 2006.
In 2010 , in association with the CL Metha Trust, the Dr. C.L. Metha Sishya OMR school is opened in Thoraipakkam.
The EFIS is opened in the main school campus to cater to the French community in Chennai.
The existing sports field is relaid and resurfaced to support Sishya’s extensive sporting activities through the year. The whole school is converted into WiFi campus.
The cottages are renovated and made into smart classrooms with a generous donation from MRF.