The Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School was started in the year 1966. It is the first CBSE School in Chennai, India and one of the largest in the country. The cherished objective of the school is to equip young boys and girls with knowledge, in all subjects perfected with character and true sense of human values.
The school is located in the heart of the city at Nungambakkam on Anderson Road. It is situated on a 3 acres plot with a built up area of more than 1 lakh sq.feet. The school has well equipped labs for physics, chemistry, and biology. It has a large, modern computer lab with pentium based systems and is the first school in Chennai to introduce multimedia facilities for the primary, middle and secondary school sections.
The school has a well stocked, spacious library with nearly 50,000 volumes of books and several periodicals and magazines. It has an impressive and well furnished auditorium with a seating capacity of more than 600 and a large play-ground with facilities for football, volley-ball, basket ball and other sports and games.
Admission Process to LKG normally starts in January and is completed in March every year. Admissions to Standard I to XII are conducted during March-May. The admissions are generally based on marks obtained in the previous examinations and performance in the entrance test and interview, wherever applicable.
The school attaches considerable importance to sports and games and co-curricular activities. The school teams actively participate in the inter- school competitions on a regular basis. They have won several trophies, medals and prizes in games and athletics.
The annual inter- school culturals organized by the school, brand named 'GENESIS' is considered as one of the best and most popular among the city schools. 'ACES', another inter- school culturals programme conducted by the commerce students of the school, focuses on improving the communication skills, and leadership qualities among the students. This has also established a good reputation among the city schools. The school also organizes an inter schools Arts and Science exhibition in every alternate year.