India Schools : Thriveni Academy, Vadakkupattu
Thriveni Academy was founded on 15th June 1987 with over a thousand boys and girls from various parts of India and abroad. Since then the strength has increased threefold. Thriveni Academy is a unique coeducational and fully residential complex for children from Classes I to XII.
The sprawling campus of over 800 acres covers more than 15,00,000 sq. ft. area in civil construction, spread out over 100 buildings, a number of large sized open wells, deep bore wells and two sub stations, three separate libraries. 4 large sized swimming pools, separate roller skating rinks for boys and girls, a thousand meters cycling track, a 400 metre track for athletics, a spacious prayer hall, an open air theatre, a large workshop for carpentry, painting and sculpture. A bakery, a wet & dry grinding shop, cold storage, a number of water coolers and other useful provisions are available. A fleet of buses, vans, minibuses and cars are available for transport.
To ensure close interaction between the teacher and the students, the academy has provided a teacher-student ratio of 1:10 not only in the classroom but also in the various co-curricular activities. The entire teaching staff is provided with residential accommodation. The staff of Thriveni believe in making the students life purposeful with high ideals and faith in Thriveniís ideology and aspirations.
All students live in the hostels in the campus. Separate accommodation in dormitories is available for girls and for boys. Each dormitory accommodates about 25 students. Life in the dormitory is under the watchful eye of teacher couples who are assigned responsibilities for the children. Students live in a rich cultural and artistic atmosphere.
The academy functions under the direction and guidance of an Academic Council comprising of leading educationists, philanthropists, senior administrators and social workers. Candidates are prepared from Classes I to XII in accordance with the syllabi prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education as well as the Matriculation Board. The academy is English medium and coeducational.
||Classes I to V
||Classes VI to VIII
||Classes IX to XII
Parents seeking admission for their wards should obtain an application for registration and a prospectus against payment of Rs. 100/- (or US $10 in the case of Non Resident Indians) from the Thriveni Academy, No. 5, South Mada Street, Mylapore, Madras 600 004, India. Completed application forms should reach the office at Madras on or before 31st March. Candidates selected for admission will be sent an admission data form and an agreement form, for completion and return to the academy before 15th May. Once admissions are granted, fees for the academic year should be paid by 31st May. The academy reopens after summer vacation on 15th June.
The academic year is from June to March, in two semesters. The mid semester recess is during October-November.
Every child in the academy is encouraged to play indoor and outdoor games and sports. More than 40 horses, 4 large sized swimming pools, a thousand metres cycling track, a 400 metre track for athletics, a number of play grounds for football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, tennikoit, badminton, squash, a complete rifle shooting range, a polo ground and a lake for boating are all available. For students who like adventurous activities, hill climbing, trekking, equestrian, roller skating, offer alternatives.
Extra Curricular Activities
Students are imparted a rich cultural and artistic training under the supervision of talented and highly trained instructors. This training includes Indian dance forms, western ballet, vocal music, instruments like the Veena, Tabla, Violin, Sitar, Guitar, Drums, Flute etc. Other activities like stitching, embroidery, home sciences, dress making, debates, quiz contests, skits, dramatics, painting and sculpture are popular.