Best CBSE Schools in Chennai with Pre-KG


Many CBSE schools in Chennai have pre-KG admissions only, for children who are at least two years and six months at the time of admission. This is a list of the best CBSE schools with Pre-KG admissions for you to consider.

Many families where both parents are working would prefer to enrol their children in a reputed school at the pre-KG level. Several Chennai schools affiliated with the CBSE board take in kids at the pre-KG level. Some only have intakes at pre-KG, so kids are not accepted at the LKG level if they do not enrol when they are 2+ at the time of admission. Here is a look at some of the best CBSE schools in Chennai that accept pre-KG admissions.

DAV Public School, Velachery


The well-known DAV Public School in Chennai's Velachery area, accepts children who are at least two years six months of age at the time of admission. Children in pre-KG are engaged in learning with the help of learning technologies and multimedia in a large activity room for the pre-primary and primary levels. The school uses role-play and storytelling modules as teaching aids. Children also play with blocks and other educational toys for developing various skills through the play way method.

The teaching methods adopted at DAV Velachery enhance social, analytical and mathematical skills of the young ones. The school helps in igniting a desire to learn by laying the perfect base, in the formative years of every student's life.

Bala Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School


Bala Vidya Mandir at Gandhi Nagar, Adyar accepts pre-KG admissions as long as the child lives within a five kilometres radius of the school. Kids in the pre-primary and primary sections are required to wear a uniform on Mondays, though on other days there are no uniform rules.

The Bal Vidya Mandir has is a special English Lab that is available for kids to learn language skills. The language lessons at this lab are subtle stimulants that encourage the little ones into understanding and speaking the language. Children are involved in various activities such as storytelling sessions that are fun and interactive. Language educators use flash cards, songs and rhymes etc., to get children involved. Students are thus encouraged to speak the language.

The Schram Academy


The Schram Academy is a co-ed day school that takes in students from the pre-KG to class XII levels, depending on the branch. The school has 5 campuses, all of which are situated close to fairly new, upscale residential colonies, in North West Chennai region. The main campus is at Maduravoyal, on Poonamalle High Road. The others campuses are located in the following localities -
  • Park Road at Anna Nagar
  • Nolumber campus is located at a short distance from the Maduravoyal branch
  • The Irungattukkottai campus at Sriperumpudur is located right behind the Hyundai factory
  • Maduravoyal
  • Ayanambakkam branch of the school is roughly 2 kms from the main campus
Each of these campuses accepts students for pre-KG admissions. You can check details of individual branches through the links provided below:

The latest Montessori teaching methods are employed at the school with play-based teaching methods that cater to the needs, abilities and interests of each child. The school also uses plenty of project work to enhance learning. Schram is one of the biggest chains of schools in the city, with an outstanding record.

PSBB Millennium Schools


The reputed PSBB Millennium group of schools have several branches in Chennai, including schools at St Thomas Mount Branch, Semmencheri on OMR and Gerugambakkam. The nursery section of the St Thomas Mount branch has its own school campus with large classrooms and play areas. The OMR branch at Semmencheri is located in a green, spacious property and has a covered play area with modern learning tools and play methods for developing motor skills, coordination etc. This branch is right next to the DLF housing society. To ensure that kids enjoy their environment, the school makes sure that pre-primary and primary classrooms are bright and colourful and comfortable.

The PSBB Millennium is in collaboration with schools overseas and the British Council and has introduced the best teaching practices into its curriculum.

Amrita Vidyalayam


Amrita Vidyalayam is managed by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and accepts children who live within a three kilometre radius of the school campus in Nesapakkam. Kids must be at least two years and six months of age by 1st June of the year of admission. The school has a policy of holistic education.

In pre-KG levels, children at Amrita are not burdened with a heavy workload, and they do not bring back a lot of homework from school. The focus is not so much on imparting textbook based knowledge. The emphasis is more on play-based early skill development in school. This technique of teaching/learning has been found to be beneficial in the long run – as the right skills for advanced learning are honed on at a young age.

Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School


Another school that deserves mention on this list is the well-reputed and top-performing Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School in Chetpet. The school follows a holistic pattern for teaching, based on the tenets of ancient India. Students of MVM are taught yogasana, transcendental meditation and pranayama as part of the syllabus.

The school has branches in the Chennai region at Sriperumpudur, Mambakkam and Itungattukottai. It also runs a residential school in Kancheepuram district. The school has many campuses in neighbouring Karnataka, as well.

Each of the aforementioned schools has a different policy on admission, so parents must take care to ensure their children are eligible prior to applying for admission to pre-KG in Chennai CBSE schools. Most schools begin issuing admission forms, with a small charge, by end October/early November of the year preceding the year that admission is being sought. Preference is given to students who have older siblings in the school and to those staying close to the schools.

Getting your child admitted into one of these elite schools is no mean task. It is in your interest that you apply for admission in a number of schools, instead of just one. The years spent in preschool are some of the most impressionable years for children, and it is important to choose their school with care.

The schools listed above provide school transport for pick up and drop of students on specified routes.


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