Class of 2020
An online graduation. Half of University online. It feels like we’ve come so far from KC, like it’s been so long since we got on a school bus to go wrap our heads around calculus, and yet are still stuck in R.A Puram. KC helped me prepare myself for the uncertain times that we live in. I was better prepared to understand the media better, to understand how to deal with different situations.
A year ago, I graduated from KC High. Despite not being able to step foot into college, I’ve been able to truly appreciate the motivated learner KC has shaped me into. Most significantly, KC taught me the importance of collaboration, a skill integral whilst thriving in the real world. I’d always assumed that I produced my best work whilst working alone, but repeated experiences both during and after school helped prove otherwise.
Azzam Ahmed Thadey
Life in school often feels like a bubble – familiarity, and comfort embrace us at every step of the way. Fortunately, KC High has prepared me well to take on the world’s professional and social differences beyond this bubble through international mindedness, cultural understanding, and respectability. My social circle at university consists of people from over 6 different nationalities, which makes such learnings and practices extremely valuable in life outside academia.
It is not until you leave the comfort of home, that you realize that life was so easy and straightforward. All of a sudden you are thrown into this whole new bubble left to figure out how to overcome basic obstacles that once seemed non-existent. You need to be aware of the most simple things such as ‘do I have enough drinking water in my apartment?’ And then have a panic attack and rush to the supermarket in the cold before it closes. I think that being present in the moment and not being anxious about the future is really important to be able to take on the responsibility to take care of yourself when you no more have your parents running behind you. And I think I can give full credit to the KC Family for helping me understand the importance of being present and living in the moment to tackle all the obstacles thrown at me.
Upon going out into the real world (figuratively, of course – literally going outside is unthinkable) I met people from various backgrounds, housing different belief systems. My time at KC has helped me be empathetic and accommodating to them, while arming me with the tools to overcome the challenges I faced.
KC has helped me interact with the real world in numerous ways but I’d say they definitely helped me get out of my comfort zone and meet people from different communities and establish lifelong connections. I’ll forever be grateful for that!
KC’s environment, ranging from its people to its approach towards education, has helped me build one of the most essential aspects of individuality: confidence. Through opportunities such as being house captain or being able to easily communicate with teachers, I’ve learned to be a lot more vocal about my thoughts and opinions. This attribute has in turn also allowed me to engage and form closer relationships with people from different backgrounds.
Once university started I couldn’t have been more excited to start a new chapter that I was extremely passionate to study about. I noticed that KC’s way of teaching gives you a sense of independence and at the same time clear guidance as to what to do next. This prepared me for university as well, helping me stay updated with all my coursework!
The unique style of teaching and learning that KC High brought me up with has allowed me to smoothly transition into the real world. The method of connecting everything that we learn to the real world has helped me become independent and make responsible decisions. I have also learnt life lessons on matters such as building relationships and being a leader as well as being a team player. All of these are essential qualities that every global citizen needs that KC High has taught me.
Class of 2021
Rishab joined KC at Grade 5 in 2013. In the life of every event at KC, he is potentially flying off to Singapore. Starting a program at the Singapore Institute of Management he aims to major in Data Sciences.
Tanush also joined KC into Year 1 of the IBDP in 2019. Never shying away from opportunities, this fitness enthusiast is the motivator of the class. He is off to Pennsylvania State University. He will be majoring in computer science.
Vichar joined KC at Grade 7 in 2015. She is a risk taker who is always enthused to pursue new horizons, with innovative ideas. She is off to the University of Chicago soon, keeping an open mind on the major that she will be pursuing.
Netra joined KC High in 2008 into bright bunnies at the RR campus. It is right to say that KC too has grown with her. She has been our very own in-house entrepreneur with her successful lekker bars. She will be pursuing Business Management in City University of London at the Cass Business School.
Harshini Joined KC in 2018 into Grade 9. A great friend to everyone, her calm creativeness has inspired her to pursue a higher education at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Canada, majoring in Industrial Design.
Lakshya joined KC in 2019 into Year 1 of the IBDP. He is a born leader and a people person who connects with learners of every age. He will be pursuing his artistic passions through architecture at the Pratt Institute New York.
Tanya joined KC in 2012, at Grade 3. She is an excellent basketball player and energetic Bharatanatyam dancer. She has chosen to pursue her future education in the field of Computer Science, at Plaksha University, India.
Shreya joined KC’s IB program in the year 2019. She is beginning a very interesting gap year with the travel program,“Where there be dragons”, exploring different parts of the world in pursuit of knowledge and experience. Her interests lie in Philosophy, Psychology and creative writing and is keeping an open mind in deciding her major
Kuber joined us in 2019 into the IBDP program. A unique mind, he inspires us all with his inquisitiveness and his extraordinary nature of accepting people which makes him the greatest friend anyone can have. He will be majoring in the Biological sciences at the Fordham University at Rosehill , inclining towards the medical field.
Naveen joined KC in 2014, into Grade 6. Embodying the thinker, Naveen is taking a gap year full of enriching experiences and internships, before he pursues his higher education, potentially majoring in Economics.
Class of 2022
“I am enjoying my time as a freshman at Stanford University, expanding my academic and cultural horizons. I am most enjoying the class I’m taking about using design thinking to make real-life decisions and rehearsing for performances with my dance group. While sharing a bathroom with an entire floor is hard, the residential education experience is worth it.”
At the moment, I’m trying my best to stay warm at Williams. In the time that I get outside of the above, I’m really enjoying my political science and philosophy classes (so much so that I’m convinced I want to major in these areas as well)! I’m also trying my hand at every sport I can while introducing people to cricket (and shaking my head when they liken it to baseball). I miss Chennai and KC, but I’m enjoying my time here and I’m really looking forward to the rest of it!
“I’m currently studying Business Management and Administration at the Questrom School of Business and plan on minoring in Computer Science. I’ve had a lot of fun and enriching experiences at Boston University so far and met some unique and interesting people along the way. Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to come up with new ways in which I can combat the upcoming Boston winter.”
I joined KC at the beginning of IBDP and was lucky enough to make many lifelong friends! I’m currently majoring in a psychology BA at Syracuse University. I also plan on minoring in business and public communication studies.
I am Hitesh and I am currently studying my Bachelor of Business Administration in Loyola college. So far, my college journey has been a little rough but I cherish KC for making me a confident student. It’s because of KC, I learnt how to manage my time and grew as a person overall. The school also taught me lessons beyond books and that’s something I admire the most.
I’m Sahil. Hope y’all doing well. I will be going to the University Of Technology, Sydney, to study computer engineering (specialization in software engineering). I feel that KC has helped me become a better learner and understand better through their hands-on, practical and research based learning system. UTS also offers a similar learning system and due to KC I am already familiar with it. Overall KC has shaped me into a better individual learner.
I am Priya Vishwanath, and I am a 1st year student at Krea University for my undergraduate studies. Krea is a liberal arts university, which means that as a first year student, I am immersing myself in a wide range of different subjects as part of an immersion program. This is helping me to explore various fields of study and ultimately pick my major. My prospective major is economics, which I am particularly excited about as it combines my interest in business and finance with my passion for understanding and analyzing complex systems.
My high school experience has played a significant role in shaping my decision to pursue a career in economics. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) curriculum and the absolutely supportive teachers and staff at KC High helped me develop a strong foundation.
Overall, I am very grateful for the education and opportunities that my high school provided me.
Hey! I’m Tiana, a graduate of the 2022 batch and I’m currently halfway through my gap year. Rewind a little to September 2022, I was all set to start studying environmental design with a specialisation in interior design at OCAD university in toronto, however a visa processing delay led me to deferring my admission to Fall 2023. Nevertheless I believe this was the best decision I could have made as it held a gateway to experiences, lessons and opportunities before I began university. A major part of accepting this deferral and preparing me to utilise my year to the fullest potential, was the KC High community and the IBDP program. Being a student at KC has built me to accept challenges, think and analyse critically and most importantly be open to expanding my horizons and exploring new opportunities. The KC faculty has been present every step of the way, encouraging me, helping me realise my potential and guiding me through my year. As I write this, I am currently solo travelling through Pondicherry, taking on 3D Design courses, working as a part time graphic designer, building my design brand, preparing to work at a summer camp in los angeles where I get to teach fine art and more importantly, grasping at every opportunity I get.
After graduating high school, I took an academic sabbatical. I took up a Fellowship, explored micro-expressions, and did an Internship. These opportunities provided me with a chance to apply my learnings in real-world settings, where I was tasked with managing teams, handling finances, creating substantial impact, and undertaking extensive travel. I stepped out of my comfort zone and took on many challenges. I found myself thinking critically and broadening perspectives which equipped me with the tools to tackle the complexities of the world ahead.
Now, I embark on an even more thrilling journey as I pursue my higher education at the University of Auckland.