School education in Tamil Nadu is overseen by the Department of School Education, which is responsible for ensuring quality education to all students from primary to secondary level. The state follows the 10+2+3 education system, which comprises of:

Primary education (classes 1 to 5)
Upper primary education (classes 6 to 8)
Secondary education (classes 9 and 10)
Higher secondary education (classes 11 and 12)

The medium of instruction in most schools in Tamil Nadu is Tamil or English, with some schools offering both. The curriculum is designed by the Tamil Nadu State Board of Secondary Education, and the syllabus for all classes is available online.

Apart from state government-run schools, there are also private schools affiliated with various boards such as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), and International Baccalaureate (IB) among others.

School education in Tamil Nadu is free for all children up to the age of 14 years, and the state government also provides various schemes and incentives to encourage enrollment and retention of students in schools.

Tamil Nadu has a large number of schools, both government-run and private. Here is a list of some of the top schools in Tamil Nadu:

Kendriya Vidyalaya, Anna Nagar, Chennai
Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, Chennai
Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Senior Secondary School, Nungambakkam, Chennai
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Kilpauk, Chennai
Sishya School, Adyar, Chennai
Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai
Good Shepherd International School, Ooty
The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty
Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore
The School, KFI, Adyar, Chennai

Web Directory of Schools in Tamil Nadu in cities like Chennai, Madurai, Trichy, Coimbatore, Salem and other towns and villages etc : CBSE & ICSE Schools, Matriculation & State board schools, international, special, ango-indian and play schools, in different parts of Tamil Nadu with website details and contact address and phone number.

  • CBSE Schools Directory of all CBSE schools in Tamilnadu
  • ICSE Schools Directory of all ICSE syllabus schools in Tamilnadu
  • Matriculation Schools Directory of Tamilnadu Matriculation Schools and website links
  • Play Schools Directory of Play Schools in Tamil Nadu and their websites
  • Anglo-Indian Schools Listing of all Anglo-Indian Schools in the state of Tamil Nadu
  • Special Schools Special Schools in Tamilnadu catering to the needs of the physically challenged children
  • International Schools International Schools in Tamilnadu offering international syllabus for the students like IGCSE
  • State Board Schools List of Tamilnadu State Board Schools