Sharanalaya World School




Sharanalaya World School




A Leading World School
In Sholinganallur, Akkarai, ECR, and OMR Regions of Chennai

At Sharanalaya, one of the top schools in Sholinganallur, we take a child-centric approach to education rooted in our vision to guide children with respect and value for holistic learning.

Since 2001, we have aimed to positively impact children’s lives by nurturing their independence, engagement, and active participation.

Accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the Indian Montessori Centre (IMC), we are committed to quality Montessori education.

We offer tailored Montessori environments for Primary (2-6 years), Lower Elementary (6-9 years), and Upper Elementary (9-12 years). We provide an IGCSE curriculum for students in Grades 7-10 (CIE – Cambridge Assessment International Education). We are also working towards acquiring the IBDP curriculum (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) for Grades 11-12.

Founded by Mrs. G. Manju Venkat, her over 20 years of experience have endowed her with unparalleled expertise in Montessori education. Today, she harnesses this knowledge to help each child reach their potential, and her dedication continues to guide Sharanalaya’s journey. With the firm support of the Mallika Gunasekaran Educational and Charitable Trust, we are committed to fostering a nurturing environment where every child can thrive.

2 - 6 Years

6 - 9 Years

9 - 12 Years

13 - 16 Years

17 - 18 Years

Montessori Education: A Holistic Approach

Montessori is not just an education system; it's a philosophy and a way of life.

At Sharanalaya World School located in Sholinganallur – Akkarai Region, close to ECR and OMR, we believe in fostering children’s natural curiosity and love of learning. Our classrooms are designed to encourage hands-on exploration, critical thinking, and collaboration. Students of different ages work together, learning from and supporting each other. Whether it’s planting a garden, conducting science experiments, or pursuing their own interests, the children are active participants in their education.

Our teachers guide rather than direct, allowing students to learn at their own pace. The goal is not just to memorize facts, but to truly understand concepts and develop real-world skills. Social and emotional growth are also emphasized, as students gain confidence and learn to be independent thinkers.

Prominent figures like Google co-founder Larry Page credit their innovative thinking to the problem-solving abilities nurtured during their Montessori education. While we are proud of our graduates’ achievements, our main focus remains on helping each child discover their unique potential. Every student is encouraged and challenged in a warm, supportive environment.

We welcome you to visit our Akkarai, ECR, Shollinganallur area school and see our child-centered approach in action. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and need to understand more about our Montessori program.

Legacy of Sharanalaya World School

Established in 2001, Sharanalaya World School embarked on a mission to redefine student-centric education. In our first year, we welcomed an enthusiastic cohort of learners, laying the groundwork for our evolution into a paragon of educational excellence. Over time, our unwavering commitment to the Montessori method led us to develop environments tailored to students of different ages.

We currently offer specialized Montessori classrooms for Primary (2-6 years), Lower Elementary (6-9 years), and Upper Elementary (9-12 years) students, enabling seamless transitions as they progress through the grades.

Addressing the need for a well-rounded curriculum for older students, we incorporated the ICSE and IGCSE* programs (Cambridge Assessment International Education) from Grades 7 to 10, integrating Montessori principles with standardized education. This provides our students with a holistic learning experience while also developing key skills for future academic success.

Innovation remains central to our ethos. We continuously integrate technology with traditional Montessori techniques, ensuring our students are at the forefront of educational advancements. Our alumni have risen to remarkable achievements across various fields, a testament to the strong foundation built during their time here.

With a storied history marked by milestones, our dedication to our foundational values is unwavering. We look forward to introducing the IBDP curriculum (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) for Grades 11-12, furthering our commitment to world-class education. As we reflect on our rich past and chart our path forward, we remain devoted to nurturing young minds for generations to come.





Sharanalaya's Numbers

Students Guided
1000 +
Years of Excellence
0 +
Student : Teacher Ratio as of 2024
24 :1

Sholinganallur School Campus – Akkarai - ECR - OMR

A Place of Learning and Connection

Our school campus is located in the peaceful area of Sholinganallur, on Akkarai region nearby ECR and OMR. It serves as a place of enriched learning. Situated next to the famous Iskcon temple and near the beautiful VGP Golden Beach, our school is a local landmark and a pleasure to look at.

Covering over 21,600 sq ft, our green campus surrounds students with nature’s tranquility. Numerous trees and plants add to the natural beauty of the scenic ECR surroundings.

More than just a school, our Sholinganallur – Akkarai Region School campus feels like a second home. Here, children explore plants, play outdoors, and enjoy the bright sunlight in our spacious and safe classrooms.

Proudly accredited by the Indian Montessori Centre (IMC) and the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), we remain dedicated to providing excellent education and supporting the complete growth of students. These respected accreditations confirm our status as a top school in ECR and OMR and highlight our commitment to student safety and development.

To make commuting easy, our buses serve Sholinganallur, OMR, ECR, and other nearby areas of Akkarai. Many students live in these places, which illustrates the trust and preference families have for our respected school.

For those looking for exceptional schools in ECR, OMR, or Sholinganallur, our Akkarai campus stands out as a model of quality education and complete child development.

Why we are one of the leading schools in Sholinganallur?

Among the Schools in Sholinganallur, Sharanalaya World School stands out for its commitment to pioneering educational initiatives and fostering a community of lifelong learners. Our recent endeavors include integrating cutting-edge technology into our Montessori curriculum, enhancing interactive learning experiences that prepare our students for the digital age. We’ve also expanded our extracurricular programs, offering a wider range of activities from robotics to environmental science, encouraging students to explore their passions beyond traditional academics.

This holistic approach not only cements our position as a leader in innovative education in Sholinganallur but also nurtures well-rounded individuals equipped to excel in an ever-evolving world. Witnessing our students’ achievements in various inter-school competitions and community projects is a testament to the effectiveness of our unique educational model.

At Sharanalaya, we’re not just teaching for today; we’re shaping the thinkers and leaders of tomorrow.

Excellence in Extracurriculars: From the Best in the Industry

At Sharanalaya World School, we understand the immense value of extracurricular activities in shaping well-rounded individuals. We are thrilled to have the highly celebrated musician Anirudh Ravichander and our very own current Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja join our team as advisors. Their expertise will undoubtedly elevate our sports and music programs, helping students achieve their very best.

Anirudh Ravichander

Renowned Musician in India as our Music Advisor

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Ravindra Jadeja

Celebrated Indian Cricketing All-Rounder as our Sports Advisor

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Architecural View of our ongoing School Expansions

At Sharanalaya World School, we believe that a well-designed, technology-rich environment is key to nurturing academic excellence. Our upcoming buildings are crafted to provide students with state-of-the-art facilities that foster learning, creativity, and growth. Step into the future with us and see where innovation meets education.

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Star Power Boost

Anirudh and Jadeja Join our School as Advisors

Academic Excellence

Congratulations to Krishiv V on scoring a perfect centum (100%) in Biology and achieving an impressive overall 93.8% in the CISCE Board Class X exams

Our Testimonials

Renowned as a leading educational institution among schools in Sholinganallur, and serving the ECR, Akkarai, and OMR regions of Chennai, Sharanalaya World School is dedicated to delivering an educational experience that deeply connects with families in these areas. The testimonials below are more than just words of praise; they are a testament to the impactful and transformative educational journey we provide to every student who joins our school.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5


As advocates of child-centric education since our founding, we believe in the ongoing exchange of knowledge, insights, and experiences. This blog shares our journey, nuances of the Montessori method, and transformative stories from our classrooms.

Peruse articles written by our educators, founders, and experts covering various aspects of Montessori education and its profound impact on holistic child development. Whether you’re a parent seeking insights, an educator exploring methodologies, or simply curious about Montessori, there’s something here for everyone.

Join us as we unravel the tapestry of child-led learning, one blog post at a time.


History and Science
behind Montessori

Google Founders

The Influence of Montessori Education on Google's Co-Founders

The Role of Parents
in Montessori

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Strategically situated for families in Akkarai, Sholinganallur, OMR, ThoraipakkamKarapakkam, Thiruvanmiyur, Injampakkam, Medavakkam, Navalur, Neelangarai, Palavakam, Semmancheri, Vettuvankeni, Uthandi and the broader ECR region, our school is a prime choice for those seeking quality education in the Schools in Sholinganallur area.

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