La Chatelaine is a Senior Secondary school or as we prefer to call ourselves, a "Junior College". It is a one step schooling concept. We run classes from UKG-XII standard. If a child enters the school at the age of 4 years, he or she can spend the next twelve years in our convivial environment and if we succeed in our efforts, he or she steps out as a well equipped youngster, ready for whatever the world throws at him or her, prepared for the start of higher academic journey.
Situated at No.1, Arcot Road, Valasaravakkam, Chennai - 87 in the western suburbs of the metropolis. La Chatelaine is built on about 5 acrtes on the highway, Arcot Road connecting the city of Chennai with Western Tamilnadu beyond.
A school is its students. At the conscious, sub-conscious, super-conscious and extra-conscious levels too there is nothing to a school except its teachers, staff, faculty and infrastructure are just limbs that serve the soul, that is students. This is the core philosophy of La Chatelaine and once such as formation is made, the rest is easy.
Our desire is to make La Chatelaine a place where the children are respected, their rights recognised, their individual achievements indulged in, their basic comforts catered to, where the children are taught to reach their personal best without being aggressively competitive, where no invidious comparisons are made between students but everyone is encouraged to recognise the genius in themselves.
Where the children make friends through their good manners, are pious, they are made to absorb ethical and moral values not as dogmas but as a way of life.
We believe that in basic human traits the children are far, far superior to grown-ups. Catholic in their choices, accomodative in their approach, adjustable, adaptive and mostly non-demanding; their minds too full of wonder, enquiry and questions to bother about adults' divisive philosophy.
La Chatelaine cherishes its children as they are the most precious of God's creation.
La Chatelaine believes that when some students deviate, it is almost due to misdirection or lack of direction from the adults in their lives and the observation is always reversible, if only we have the patience and perseverence.