The Beginnings…Swami Vivekananda advocated education which will make every Indian self reliant in all spheres of life. Swamiji’s view of education is that,
Education should prepare the average citizen to face all challenges of life, strengthen him morally, physically and instill a sense of philanthropy.To fulfill this path shown by Swamiji and moved by the condition of uneducated children of labour classes who lived in and around Mint area, Swami Ramakrishnananda, a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa started the school as early as 1906 in a rented building at Krishnappa Naicken Agrahara Street, Periamet, Chennai. He carried a hundi (wooden box), which is preserved till date and is shown on the side, and begged from door-to-door along with few devotees from Chindadaripet to Georgetown in Chennai to collect funds for starting and running the school. Initially, the school educated students from class I to VIII. Swami Abhedananda another disciple of divine Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa visited this school as early as 1906. The school was formally recognised by the provincial government of Madras presidency on 20th October 1917.