Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic venture of Mr. Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a US$ 12.1 billion leading global conglomerate, has announced the launch of its iconic K-12 school chain – Shiv Nadar School in Chennai, which is envisioned to be an international school with traditional values. Reaffirming the Foundation’s deeply-rooted commitment to education, the school is affiliated with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Board and would offer world-class education for the holistic development of young learners. Around 150 students would be enrolled in the first year of operations and the intake will progressively increase every year.
The academic session for Nursery to Grade 4 will begin from June 2023 onwards, and the registration details are available at https://shivnadarschool.edu.in/chennai/.
The school is spread across a 14-acre campus at the lush-green Damodar Gardens, near the Adyar river and the famous Elliot’s Beach. With separate junior, middle school and senior blocks, the School is designed to be a green campus, using sustainable and recyclable building materials. It also includes a state-of-the-art science lab, play area, facilities to explore a variety of art forms both visual and performing arts, multi-purpose indoor sports complex, sports field for athletics and field games and various exhibition spaces. It will also include a splash pool, a library, a dining hall, an auditorium, an open-air amphitheater, a swimming pool and a playground. A full-fledged K-12 international campus with state-of-the-art facilities will be ready by 2024.
Shikhar Malhotra, Trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation and Chairman of Shiv Nadar School said, “Tamil Nadu will always be special since it is the birthplace of Mr. Shiv Nadar, and thus makes it an ideal location for starting an international school. Shiv Nadar Foundation pursues the philosophy of ‘Creative Philanthropy,’ which envisages the creation of institutions that are built to last and continue to impact future generations. We already have two educational institutions in the higher education space set up in the city, and starting a school in the K-12 space was a natural step in integrating the learning journey. After successfully running three Shiv Nadar Schools in Delhi NCR, we are thrilled to launch the fourth one in Chennai.”
Shiv Nadar Foundation made its foray into K12 urban private school education in 2012 and currently runs three schools in Delhi-NCR in Faridabad, Noida, and Gurugram, respectively. Shiv Nadar School is ranked among the top schools in NCR.