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Where is the school located exactly?

T H Road, SH 50, Thirumazhisai, Chennai - 600124
The school is located on Chennai - Bangalore National Highway near Panimalar Engg. College

Is Chennai Public School at GEC affiliated to any educational body in India and overseas?

The CPS Schools Group at GEC is affiliated to CBSE, Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

What schooling options are offered at Chennai Public School, Global Education Campus?

The CPS Schools Group at GEC offers the following schooling options:

Early Childhood Education
(2 ½ years - 5 ½ years)
International Pre Primary Program (IPP)
U.S. Waterford Early Learning Program
(2 ½ years - 5 ½ years)
Early Learning Program (ELP)
CBSE Classes I - XII
Cambridge Assessment International Education Grades I - VIII
International Baccalaureate IB Diploma Programme - XI & XII

What is the age requirement for admission?

Age Criteria to Register

Class Age Criteria
International Pre Primary Program (IPP 1) Should complete 2 yrs by 31st Dec 2023
International Pre Primary Program (IPP 2) Should complete 3 yrs by 31st Dec 2023
International Pre Primary Program (IPP 3) Should complete 4 yrs by 31st Dec 2023
Class I Should complete 5 yrs by 31st Dec 2023

What is the admission procedure at Chennai Public School?

Procure online Application here. Watch the easy guide video to know the steps to procure and submit the online Application form. The form shall be submitted along with the list of documents within 3 working days. Take up Chennai Public School Scholastic Assessment Tool (CPS-SAT) / interaction. Admission is granted on the basis of performance in CPS- SAT / interaction / vacancies based at that point of time. Selected students will be intimated through SMS alerts.

How do we pay for the registration fees?

The registration fees may be paid online / debit / credit card / cash at the time of procuring the online application form physically.

What are the documents to be enclosed during submission of Application form?

Enclosures during submission of online Application forms are as follows:

  • Recent Passport size photograph*
  • Birth Certificate*
  • Residential Proof*
  • Parent's Employment ID Card /Business Card*
  • Community Certificate (mandatory for communities other than General)
  • Student Aadhaar Card
  • Recent Report card/Mark statement/Equivalence Certificate
  • Passport and Visa(For Foreign Nationals only)
  • OCI/PIO Card (For Foreign Nationals only)
  • Medical Certificate / Doctor's prescription (For medical ailments, if any)

** Mandatory for Foreign Nationals only

Is there any admission test or what are the admission criteria?

Admission is granted on 2 key factors. Firstly, the compliance to the eligible age criteria and secondly, the child MUST qualify the Chennai Public School Scholastic Assessment Tool (CPS-SAT) for the desired class. Even if the child is eligible for a higher class by age, the result of the aptitude test would be final in deciding the class in which the child gets admitted.

What subjects are covered in the admission test?

The admission test covers the following subjects

International Pre Primary Program (IPP) Personal Interaction
Classes I – III English & Mathematics
Classes IV - V English, Mathematics, Science & L2 (Tamil/ Hindi)
Classes VI to IX English, Mathematics, Science & L2 (Tamil/ Hindi/ French/ Sanskrit)
Class XI English, Mathematics & Science

Tests are specific to the grade level of the applicant.

Is there any preference for siblings in the admission process?

Yes, siblings get preferential admission, in compliance to the eligible age criteria based on the class applied for and admission is subject to vacancy at that point of time.

I am currently working overseas. Can the admission process be done online?

Yes. The Application form can be procured online when the portal is open on scheduled dates (tentatively in the month of December) and the filled in form should be submitted online within three days from the date of procurement.

I am a NRI parent. I wish to pre register my child provisionally. What is the admission process followed?

NRI parents should procure the Online Application Form as any other parent would do and submit it online. Following submission, write an email to communicating the time of relocation. Based on the availability of seats, the PRO will guide through the provisional admission process.

When my child is relocating to your CBSE School, would there be any difficulties he / she may face due to change in school?

Your child would be able to smoothly integrate at Chennai Public School and there will be minimal inconvenience to your child as personal care and support will be rendered to make the child extra comfortable to be on par with his / her peers.

If I am relocating from one country to another, which class would my child be admitted at Chennai Public School?

If your child comes from any other international school mid-session, generally the child continues in the same class or grade in which he / she was studying at the previous international school. If your child has completed a particular class / grade at the international school, then the child would join in the next grade.

Can my child seek admission during the middle of the academic session?

Intake of mid-year admissions for children who are relocating with their parents is based on the availability of vacancies in the respective class.

Does the school demand any donation to admit a student?/Does CPS accept donations for admitting a child?

The school does not accept donations and parents are advised not to be carried away by touts.

In what ways does the school help a high school child to build his/her holistic profile to fit the undergrad prerequisites in international universities?

Students of Class VIII and above are exposed to a gamut of opportunities to build his/her holistic profile. Varied platforms to groom an individual for co-scholastic domain include leadership training programs (both national & international MUNs); community service; sports/games training & specialisation; Trinity certification in performing arts; language acquisition certification such as Language Acquisition, DELF/DALF qualification and so on. Other co-scholastic preparation includes International Talent search contests like PSAT (US Collegeboard), Euclid, Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (U of Waterloo).

Does the school provide lunch for all students?

Students who opt for Day school option at the Global Education Campus, Thirumazhisai can avail the lunch facility by paying a subsidised fee annually.

What are the modes of paying the school fee?

School fee can be paid online through the payment link provided by the school or via Demand Draft.

Whom to contact for admission enquiries?

To gain more information on admissions, contact 8754592477 or mail your queries to

In which month does the academic year begin at Chennai Public School?

Academic year at Chennai Public School, begins for

  • CBSE – In April
  • Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE) - In June
  • International Baccalaureate (Diploma Programme) - In July

Is the school co-educational?

Yes. The school admits boys and girls from Pre Primary to Class XII.

What is the school timing?
Int. Pre Primary 1 (IPP1) & Int. Pre Primary 2 (IPP2) 8.45 am to 12.30 pm
Int. Pre Primary 3 (IPP3) 8.45 am to 3.40 pm
I to XII 8.45 am to 3.40 pm

What should a parent do to cancel/withdraw admission?

The parent who wishes to cancel/withdraw admission, should write an email to mentioning the reason for the same or submit the letter of request in person.

What are the languages taught in the school and for which age group?

We have the following Language options - Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit & French for the students of CBSE stream. 2nd language is taught from Pre Primary III level upto class X (Tamil is compulsory from class I TO X). 3rd language is taught from classes I to VIII.

What are the streams of studies offered in CBSE (Senior Secondary) at Chennai Public School?

The school offers Science, Commerce and Humanities at the Senior Secondary level.
Group A: Mathematics / Entrepreneurship, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Group B: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science / Economics / Entrepreneurship
Group C: Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics / Computer Science / Entrepreneurship
Group D*: Psychology, Sociology, History, Geography, Physical Education, Applied Commercial Arts
* Humanities Group is offered at CPS, Thirumazhisai Campus only

Do you provide any scholarships for meritorious students?

Yes, we offer scholarships for meritorious Senior Secondary students. Please refer to the Scholarship page.

Are there any extra classes conducted for IIT-JEE, BIT-SAT, NEET type of national competitive exams?

Chennai Public School, School of Excellence wing prepares students for various competitive exams from Class IX upwards.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities offered at Chennai Public School?

Co-curricular and extracurricular activities at Chennai Public School include subject defined club activities, robotics, leadership programs, vocal and instrumental music, classical and western dance, theatre, art programs like painting and craft, community service, field trips, domestic and international tours, indoor and outdoor sports and games like chess, yoga, table tennis, cricket, football, basketball, throwball, volleyball, skating, archery and martial arts.

How do I reach or communicate with my child's teachers?

You can communicate with your child’s teachers through the school information management system which allows you to access all details of your child and academic information. The access user id and password are emailed to you after you enroll your child in the school. You can meet your child’s teachers during Parent – Teacher meetings. Parents can also take prior appointments to meet the teachers in school, after school working hours between 4.00 p.m and 4.30 p.m. Please seek an appointment with the teacher through the PRO.

When can I meet the Principal?

Parents can meet the Principal on all school working days by taking prior appointments with the PRO.

Does Chennai Public School provide support for students with special needs and learning differences?

Chennai Public School has limited support for students whose learning differences become apparent after the student has joined the school and who are still able to function for the most part in mainstream classes. However, based on the severity of the condition, the school will recommend the level of accommodation of such students with special requirements.

What is the purpose of the school diary?

The school diary is a tool of communication between the teachers and the parents. A lot of information is available in the school diary and parents are requested to check it regularly for school events, announcements, celebrations, assessments, holidays etc.,

Are students provided with counseling and career guidance?

Chennai Public School has professional student counselors to help all students in academic, personal and social needs. An exclusive career counseling cell operates to address the developmental needs of every child from Class IX upwards. Career guidance programs are organized regularly to embrace the students in transforming their life long career goals.

In what ways Chennai Public School is different from other schools?

The School not only concentrates on the gentle unfolding of the total personality of children, it also provides academic excellence coupled with training to induce the right attitudinal change to develop in them the sense of service to others. Chennai Public School gives a lot of emphasis to our culture and practices its noble principles like service, non-violence, respect to other religions, living in harmony with nature etc.,

What are the special features of Chennai Public School?

It is the commitment of Chennai Public School to present a world class educational centre to the young generation, where the children receive the most sophisticated education on a solid foundation of our heritage. Chennai Public School provides all the facilities that are conducive for children to learn in a happy environment and bloom exquisitely.

Experienced and committed mentors take care of the children very personally. Innovative teaching methods make learning enjoyable at Chennai Public School. Very spacious and air conditioned classrooms with interactive boards, multi-media lab, Science labs, Math lab, Computer Science lab, ATAL Tinkering Lab, Robotics Lab, well-stocked library etc., are the supportive elements for apt learning.

Excellent sports facilities for Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Cricket, Table Tennis etc., are provided to encourage physical fitness. Exclusive training is being provided in the campus for martial arts, skating, archery, yoga etc. We ensure that a right balance of both curricular and co-curricular areas is served to children under our care.

To grow with supreme confidence Chennai Public School offers comprehensive personality development programs at a very early age. We operate a unique career counseling cell to aid the students with career guidance information in the school premises itself.

Does Chennai Public School provide day care facilities for kids of working parents?

Yes, Chennai Public School has designed an exclusive Day Care arrangement for preschoolers in the age group between 2 ½ and 4 ½ years. It is steered under the supervision of trained early childhood experts to create that warm, family environment to substitute parental care during the after school hours. Apart from outdoor play, the kids are exposed to dance, music and movement, art and craft, storytelling and so on.

Does Chennai Public School provide school transport for students?

Yes, Chennai Public School provides hassle free air conditioned school transport service with tracking facility for day scholars within a radius of 20 km and a responsible adult to help the commuters in boarding the school bus at common boarding points.

What kind of emergency medical facilities do you have on campus?

School has in-house first aid trained staff. We also have a tie up with the city's reputed hospitals to meet emergency health situations.

Does Chennai Public School offer hostel facilities?

Yes, Chennai Public School at GEC, Thirumazhisai offers hostel facilities for students from Class VI upwards. Well secured hostel accommodation is provided for girls and boys separately. Weekly boarding facilities are also available for students of classes VI -VIII to help them to stay focussed on academics, groom oneself to be a confident individual and spend quality time with the family during weekends.

Why should I opt for a residential school for my child?

Real success in a children’s life is decided by holistic development, meaningful education, rich values and culture and promising leadership qualities. Due to over protection of the parents, all latent potentialities of the child remain suppressed. Only in a residential school, a good multi- platform is guaranteed for personality development and leadership traits. Thus residential schooling enables the boarders to use it as a springboard to success and a stepping stone to enter the world with confidence, dignity, sportsmanship spirit and wisdom.

What are the advantages of Weekly Boarding?

Weekly boarding at Chennai Public School envelops an environment that allows the student to stay focused on his studies and CCE activities. It keeps the student free from distraction and diversions during the week and helps to build self discipline, team spirit and prepares the child to be independent. The children return home during the weekend to spend quality time to bond with the family.

What is the daily schedule for hostlers?

The following schedule is followed for the hostlers:

  • Common Wake Up Call: 5.15 am
  • Getting Ready: 5.15 am to 5.30 am
  • Morning Conditioning: 5.40 am to 6.10 am
  • Morning Beverage: 6.15 am to 6.30 am
  • Bath: 6.30 am to 7 am
  • Morning Study: 7 am to 8.10 am
  • Breakfast: 8.15 am to 8.40 am
  • School Hours: 8.45 am to 3.30 pm
  • Mid Morning Snack: 10.20 am to 10.35 am
  • Lunch: 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm
  • Snacks: 3.40 pm to 4.00 pm
  • Special class If any at school / Sports activities: 4.00 pm to 5.10 pm
  • Freshen up: 5.15 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Study Time: 5.40 pm to 7.40 pm
  • Dinner: 7.40 pm to 8.10 pm
  • TV time, Incoming telephone time as per schedule & Medical attention: 8.15 pm to 9.00 pm
  • Supervised Study for all classes: 9.00 pm to 10.00 pm
  • Self Study with Supervision (CLASSES IX TO XII): 10.15 pm to 11.15 pm
  • Lights off: 10.30 pm

How do the hostlers spend their weekends?

Chennai Public School Hostel is home-style centre where various weekend activities are organized in the campus to make them feel at home and regular outings are arranged under the supervision of the Head Warden.

When is the outing / visiting schedule for hostlers and who accompanies them?

Outing and visiting schedules are designed in such a way that boarders get a fortnight break to meet their parents / guardians. Parents can visit / take their wards out of the campus only during vacations and on holidays specially notified by the school authorities in the school hand book. Outing is escorted by designated wardens / house teachers.

When can the parents meet their wards in the hostel?

As per the visiting schedule, parents are allowed to meet their wards.

What is the mode of communication between the children and their parents?

Parents can call up and communicate with their wards on all weekdays between 8.15 pm to 8.45 pm; weekends - 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm & 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm

How are parents informed about the progress of their ward?

Through the School Information Management System, parents are periodically informed about the child's progress at school. They can meet teachers on scheduled PTMs.

How are parents involved in the school community?

We value parents as partners in the holistic development of their children. Teachers and administrators have an open door policy and welcome parents to communicate with us. Parents take up volunteer positions in school events and activities and share their professional expertise at times.

Does the school support professional development for the teachers to learn and apply 'best practices'?

Yes, the Chennai Public School Academy for Research & Education (CARE) empowers educators to adopt and implement effective teaching methodologies to update oneself and catch up the latest trends in imparting world class education. Yearly events and workshops are delivered benefiting education professionals to focus on Leadership, Teaching and Learning, ICT, Literacy and Language, Performing Arts, Wellness program etc.,

How do I get in touch with the school?

You may contact the school by phone or e-mail.
Telephone Nos.: 044 35003777, 35003787, 35003797
M: +91 87545 92477


ADMISSIONS OPEN 2024-25 Thirumazhisai I Anna Nagar CBSE I Cambridge I IB

Chennai Public School (CBSE) Thirumazhisai
Online Application Portal for 2024-25 opens from 14th Dec 2023 onwards. Application forms can be procured from the school office also on all working days between 9 am and 3 pm.

Chennai Public School (CBSE) Anna Nagar
Online Application Portal for the academic year 2024-25 opens on 24th Jan and closes on 28th Jan, 2024.

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