Gone are the days when learners flourished by being ‘book smart’ or ‘exam smart.’ For the current generation of learners, education is not just about being ‘smart’ or a means for gaining employment but for nourishing their inner selves, arising out of curiosity, context, and identity. These are essential and incredibly powerful gateways to deeper learning and understanding. A School’s mission should, therefore not be restricted to academic excellence but also help their learner discover their true self, and empower them with skills and attributes to help them thrive in the highly dynamic world.
The fundamental idea behind teaching and learning at Surana High Tech International School is to create experiences and spaces where concepts and ideas challenge students to relate to real-life situations keeping them engaged intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. Thriving in today’s world requires teamwork, critical thinking, communication, persistence, and creativity. The school will facilitate a Project-based learning environment as this approach shares a common intellectual mission, helps build meaningful relationships within the community, and celebrates each learner’s learning. Learners transfer their knowledge between personal experiences, learning from various disciplines and the broader global community.
I am grateful to High Tech High Schools in San Diego for the collaboration, guidance, and training provided for implementing Project-Based Learning. Surana High Tech International is committed to developing personal, social, societal, and human values by embedding them in our curriculum framework in everyday activities. Our teacher exchange program will strengthen innovative pedagogical approaches and transform learning.
In today’s complex and shrinking world aiding the confluence of cultures, personal identity can no longer be defined by where you come from but by who you are at the moment and the choices you make. Therein lies the importance of developing character and values. Surana High Tech is committed to developing personal, social, societal, and human values by including these in our curriculum framework and embedding them in our everyday activities.
I invite parents to collaborate with us to transform education so that our next generation of learners thrives by finding more personalized pathways to success and becoming contributing members of their communities and country.
Founder of Polaris Group and Chairman & Managing Director of Intellect Design Arena Ltd.
Founding Member and Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd.
Leader & Educationist in Pedagogical Practices
Former Director (Academics) of CBSE
Director at High Tech High, San Diego
Retired Executive Director of Texas Education Technology Leaders (TETL) Association
At Surana High Tech International School, we prioritise safety by fostering a sense of belonging for everyone to be seen, heard, respected and valued while abiding by the legacy of the best international schools in Chennai.
Our learners respect other people’s perspectives, enabling them to think critically about their own beliefs and examine the world in new ways, by incorporating fun-based learning.
Our teachers differentiate instruction to ensure each student can access the curriculum, regardless of their strengths. Students receive additional, targeted support through short or long-term programs designed for their individual needs, which are mentored by International Baccalaureate schools in Chennai.
Social and emotional well-being is given prime importance for academic success. Our homeroom teachers implement the responsive classroom model that creates smaller communities within the school to improve student engagement and achievement.
Our Advisory Program extends this approach into secondary school, where students regularly meet with teacher advisors and counselors to develop skills for success in the world.
As a vital component of modern education, Surana High Tech International School follows the IB program that mandates each student to learn an additional language.
From Grade 2 onward, we provide Tamil, Hindi, and French as second language options while considering the native language requirements.
We aim to inspire students to become civic leaders through real-world, authentic learning experiences and build meaningful relationships within the community.
We create innovative Learning experiences to engage diverse learners and have integrated Performing Arts, Design Thinking, and Visual Arts.
We stand among the top international baccalaureate schools in Chennai and have collaborated with 25 internationally benchmarked schools to provide inspirational learning resources as per global trends and standards.