Founded by Dr. Ishari K. Ganesh

Our founder, chairman Dr. Ishari K.Ganesh is a visionary driven by absolute commitment and willpower to offer the best education system for the student community. His idea of an education system is one that constantly evolves to bring out the best in every student.

He began the Vels Educational Trust in the year 1992 with 36 students. In 2017, VELS Group of Institutions celebrated 25 years of Excellence in Education with 25 institutions and 25,000 students.

He started Vaels International School – Nursery and Primary to create an inspiring and enriching educational environment for every child. The school is committed to helping children develop social skills, build self-confidence, and establish 21st Century skills to explore and experience the world independently. The school adopts a methodical approach to foster independent thinking, self-expression, and individuality by way of guided interactions with peers and teachers. Our entire efforts focus on Human Excellence which seemingly fits, into any format of higher education.

Kindle Kids International Curriculum is yet another milestone in his journey as an educationist.

The indigenous preschool curriculum has been built after studying the preschool systems and syllabi from around the world. After careful consideration and research by academic experts for about 15 years, Vels has launched the KINDLE KIDS INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM. The curriculum focuses on the concept of the “Whole Child”, where every aspect of the curriculum aims to nourish the children’s 3H’s- Head, Heart, and Hands, as we develop Cognitive, Social, Emotional, and Physical skills through varied experiences.

Under his guidance, Vaels International School – Nursery and Primary has bagged many noteworthy awards. We are ranked the number 1 Preschool in India by Education Today (2017, 2018 & 2019), Best International Preschool – South by the Times Group (2019 & 2020), awarded as the Best Preschool in Chennai by Brain Feed Education Magazine (2019-2020) and Special Jury award for Excellence in Pedagogy in Early Years of Education by Education Today (2020).

Our Vision

The best international school in Chennai, empowering lifelong learners to achieve human excellence.

Our Mission

The School develops curious young learners to explore new avenues in education, technology, and sports to be global high-flyers through world-class infrastructure, experienced and competent teachers.


  • Developing human Excellence, Competence, Consciousness, Compassion, Commitment and Internalizing Culture
  • Loyalty to home, to school, to society, to the country,to realize oneness
  • Developing environmental consciousness and aesthetics for appreciating learning / dance / art
  • Developing national pride, leadership, good academic / sport achievements leading to national prosperity


  • Sharing the wisdom, experience and heritage of yesteryears
  • Empowering learners to see the world as per our vision for a new purpose and a new mission
  • Catching beautiful glimpses of the most sublime things of life to experience the meaning of existence