Vana Vani situated in the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, was founded on 8th July 1963 as a primary school with 52 pupils. Today it has grown and developed into a fullfledged Matriculation Higher Secondary School with around 2000 boys and girls on the rolls.
The school is run by the IIT Madras Educational Trust and is managed by a Committee comprising of the Chairman, the Secretary - cum - Treasurer, the Principal, an Educationist of repute and parent representatives.
Located in what was originally a deer park of about 700 acres IIT is one of the greenest campuses in the city. The school is within easy reach by public transport from any part of the city. The Institute offeres transport service from the Main gate and Valachery gate to the school for the students residing outside the campus.
The school prepares its students for the Tamilnadu Board Examination at the end of std. X and std.
The school is co-educational with English as the medium of instruction for all classes. Tamil is the first language and is compulsory for all classes.