Shraddha Children’s Academy, employs non – conventional and innovative methods of teaching including digital learning, active involvement of students in activities, experiments that help them gain experiential learning. We aspire for the holistic development of our students in all the areas including regular syllabus subjects, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
The fundamental aim of good education is that the students are given an opportunity to make sense of the world and their place in it. We, at Shraddha, aim at empowering our pupils to achieve their dreams and realize their potential.
Why Shraddha Children’s Academy?
- A child friendly and child centered CBSE educational institution.
- A secular place where no one is discriminated on any grounds, be it gender, caste, creed or religion.
- A co-educational CBSE school where students are taught behavioural aspects.
- A place where experienced teachers dedicate their time imparting their knowledge and wisdom to every child.
Shraddha Children’s Academy was established in 2014 and offers schooling from Nursery to Class XII. It is a school with a difference, looking after the needs of the students in the surrounding areas, to develop the qualities of independence by providing them equal opportunities, to provide a well-structured syllabus that leads to the holistic development of the child. The school follows the CBSE curriculum and the medium of instruction is English. Although academics is our prime focus, equal weightage is given to co-curricular activities and sports. Believing in the idea that a healthy mind nestles in a healthy body, the school takes necessary to care for the all-round development of the child by providing ample opportunities for co-curricular activities. The school is located on East Coast Road, Chennai in a tidy and eco-friendly environment spread over more than 30,000 sq.feet of land with access directly from ECR, Chennai.
Shraddha is a selective private school for boys and girls with an objective to provide truly high educational experience and values within the CBSE system. The school’s main aim is to ensure that the students at Shraddha are equipped with 21st century skills including:
Ways of thinking
Creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and learning.
Ways of working
Communication and collaboration.
Tools for working
Information and communications technology (ICT) and information literacy.
Skills for living in the world
Life and career, personal and social responsibility to face the challenges outside.
Shraddha brings to you highly experienced, dedicated and talented faculty, who are ready to inspire and encourage growing learners, and foster the tender minds to reach greater levels of insight and awareness. Shraddha has planned a wide variety of activities in curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities in a healthy competitive environment to promote students academic and other pursuits.
The main campus of Shraddha Children’s Academy is strategically located in Kottivakkam, close to students living in and around Thiruvanmiyur, Adyar, ECR, OMR, & Velachery in Chennai.
From the Principal's Desk
“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”-
In a world that is constantly evolving, the development of critical thinking skills rather than simply acquiring information is becoming significantly important.
Learning is just not limited to textbooks and classrooms but is a lifelong
a journey that continues beyond the walls of the classroom. Our approach to education is well-rounded, encompassing not just academic subjects, but also physical and creative activities that help students develop their interests, skills,
and make a positive impact on their communities.
By providing opportunities for exploration, growth, and discovery, we hope to
help our students become confident, capable individuals who are equipped to
face the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Learning is a shared responsibility between students, teachers, and parents. We
aim to work together to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
Our vision is to build a school, which takes a holistic approach to learning and involves students in building life skills apart from the primary goal of imparting education.
Our vision is to make every child become a good and responsible citizen of India and also educate and empower them with the basic skills necessary to face the hidden challenges outside with self-confidence and self-motivation.
The management of Siddharth Educational and Charitable Trust have long believed that each child is unique and has its own way of understanding and assimilating information. We believe that each child has to be taught at its own pace and whilst we may have a broad curriculum that covers a wide range of subjects, each child has to be taught to its strengths.
We aim to provide a comprehensive educational experience to children from Nursery to High School with a lot of importance in developing life skills that are critical for a child to be competitive. Our educational programme inspires in the students, the love for learning, ability to perceive and distinguish between right and wrong and to build on their inherent strengths and to overcome their weaknesses.
“Education is not preparation for life; Education is life itself”
Mr. Naveen Velagapalli founded Siddarth Trust in the year 2008 with the sole objective of establishing educational institutions that make a difference to the current system of education and for providing financial support to underprivileged children.
This vision of Mr. Naveen Velagapalli took shape, with strong support from the advisory council and other young dedicated members of Siddarth E&C Trust. Shraddha Childern Academy is an educational initiative of Siddarth Trust with the intention of fulfilling the goals of the founders.
Mr. Naveen Velagapalli
Mr. Naveen has graduated from The College of Engineering, Guindy and The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India’s top management school and one of the best in the world. He worked in several leading companies in India and across the world before he moved back to India to start a venture, which can give back to society. Naveen believes in an education system, which teaches children the value of leadership, communication and team work; and where children grow up with compassion towards their fellow human beings and have a strong emotional quotient along with strong academic/co-curricular skills.
Dr. Spoorthi Sushma. MBBS, MD (AB)
Dr. Spoorthi is a doctor from the famed Madras Medical College and went on to pursue a master’s degree (MD) from the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has worked for more than 15 years across hospitals in Pennsylvania, Cleveland, and Seattle, USA. She moved back to India a few years back to provide the best practices in healthcare from all over the world to patients in India. She specializes in preventive medicine and is a highly ethical doctor. Dr. Spoorthi is a parent of three school-going children and works with the school to identify and help slow learners.
Dr. Preethi Naveen
Dr. Preethi is a reputed corneal surgeon who has performed hundreds of surgeries over the past decade in various hospitals in Chennai. She has a fellowship in Cornea from one of India’s most reputed institutions – Sankara Netralaya. Dr Preethi performs several free surgeries for the down trodden and has helped several patients with medicines, surgery fees, from her own pocket. One day she hopes to run a completely free hospital for eye care for the poor and needy.
Mrs. Sruthi Chaitanya
Mrs. Sruthi Chaitanya is the Managing Trustee of SCA, Padur. She completed her schooling from Good Shepherd Convent, Nungambakkam. Being a 10th standard and 12th standard School topper, she pursued her graduation from the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy where she completed B.E.(Computer Science Engineering) and graduated with Distinction. She went on to start and run her own E-Commerce company at the age of 22. She then joined Shraddha Children’s Academy, Kottivakkam as the Admissions Director from its inception in 2014. Having gained adequate experience and expertise she decided to start her own branch of SCA at Padur as one of the Trustee’s. Her Vision is to impart quality education paired with virtues to children which will enable them to have a promising future ahead. She truly believes each child is unique and precious in their own way and that aspect will be nurtured at Shraddha Padur.
Mr. Nandakumar V
Mr. Nandakumar heads Datta Educational Consultants, one of India’s premier consulting firms that have been instrumental in the setting up of reputed schools across India. Nanda, as he likes to be called, has over 36 years of experience in the field of education of which the first few years were spent as a teacher. School accreditation, auditing of schools and implementing change management in schools are his key areas of strength. He has a long and fruitful association in a senior position with two schools consistently ranked 1 & 2 in India- Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Ecole Mondiale World School.
He is a board member and advisor to four schools in Tamil Nadu, a school each in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Dehradun. He headed the reputed TVS MHSS in Madurai. He also functions as an advisor to Alphakids Learning Centres spread across India.
Mrs. Mali Nandakumar
Mrs. Mali Nandakumar has over 30 years of experience in the sphere of education having worked as a teacher and then as a language and corporate trainer before venturing into educational consulting. She specializes in the auditing of schools and implementing positive changes in schools. She co-authored a life skills and value education programme for students (Thalir Thiran Thittam) which has been implemented in over 38000 schools in 3 different languages spread over 5 states. She has set up K 12 schools across India and is a key commentator on the evolving K 12 education sector in India and believes in making education more meaningful and wholesome.
Mali has attended many conferences pertaining to K 12 education and has also conducted a significant number of workshops related to time management, language skills, communication, supervisory skills and work ethics. She is a consultant and advisor to four schools in Tamil Nadu, two schools in Hyderabad and a board member and advisor to a residential school in Dehradun.