Situated in the eastern part of Madurai, Thigarajar Model Higher Secondary School was founded in 1957 as a requirement for the B.Ed. College (Thiagarajar College of Preceptors). The school is run under the able guidance of Correspondent, Thiru Manikam Ramaswamy, B.Tech (Chairman & Managing Director, Schneider Textile Ltd) and Secretary, Thiru M.E.Elango BBA, BL.
Affiliated to the Tamil Nadu State Board, the higher secondary school has classes from standard VI to standard XII. It provides education in both English- and Tamil-medium. The mainstream subjects taught in the school are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Commerce, Economics and Accountancy. The school also provide a choice of vocational subjects including Maths and General Machinist.
Admissions to the school are based purely on merit. Entrance test is conducted for standards VI and XI. Admissions to standard XI are based on the marks obtained in the matriculation or equivalent exam.
The school provides fee concession for poor and deserving students, medical assistance for staff and students, a Value Education Programme and a Tutoring Programme for economically poor students conducted by the B.Ed. Students of the Thiagarajar College of Preceptors.
Other facilities provided by the school include N.C.C, Yoga classes, breathing exercise classes, industrial training for vocational students, parental sessions, literary and science associations, guest lectures for students by eminent personalities and special coaching in sporting activities.
The school also encourages different forms of arts, literature and drama. The students are also given a chance to enact in a drama written by our founder, Karumuttu Thiagaraja Chettiar. The school has also been working on an effective Parent-Teachers Association (PTA).
Some of the achievements of the school include the following: