About us

A protected space to grow and develop, to unfold and explore, a foothold to grip and fly…Chrysalis is a journey for the nascent. Charles Darwin explains it as the “proper place on which to become attached and undergo the final metamorphosis.”

In this golden age of childhood, children need a protected place which shelters the vulnerable and allows them the space and the freedom to transform themselves to their full glory. Children are innocent beings, to be treated with utmost care and responsibility till the time they are strong enough to soar.

At Chrysalis High, this is exactly what we help the children do. Soar!


To help our children excel by understanding them, guiding them on the right path & strengthening their self belief.

Achieving our vision

We help our children soar in the real world by defining & implementing a set of clearly defined objectives for ourselves, which are:

  • Make learning more interesting
  • Always be passionate about education
  • Show the children the right path through experiences
  • Make learning a two-way process
  • Make subjects more interesting to learn
  • Make a difference by channelizing children’s energy in the right direction
  • Inculcate the value system in our children
  • Help the children understand themselves
  • Help the children cope with failures as well as successes
  • Teach by being role models ourselves
  • Inculcate responsibility in our children through direct action
  • Provide each of our children with equal opportunity and attention
  • Partner with parents to:
  • (a) Understand the child
  • (b) Counsel them on getting involved with their children
  • Ensure all our children are healthy and active


Sawal Das Jethani

Founder and Chairman

Sawal came into education as education seemed a place with unlimited potential to make a difference. Before starting Chrysalis High, he was the joint promoter of a well known chain of schools from 2005 to 2010. In the past, Sawal has collaborated with the ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme), UNICEF and the World Bank in District, State and National Planning of Early Childhood Education. Sawal is an MBA in Marketing from Pune University & at Chrysalis, heads all functions of the school.

Email: sawaldas.jethani@chrysalishigh.com

Archana Srivastava

Chrysalis High, Marathahalli Sarjapur Road

With over 24 years of experience in various ICSE and CBSE schools as a teacher, house in-charge, Vice Principal & Principal, Archana brings with her dynamism rarely found in schools. She has been the guiding force behind Chrysalis High. Her passion goes beyond academics, into developing the overall personality of children through outdoor programs, life skills training & sports. She has been a Principal for the last 8 years at various schools. She has been the principal of Chrysalis High, Marathahalli Sarjapur Road since May 2011.Archana has done her Bachelor in Education & has also done her Masters in English Literature. She has received various awards & appreciation in the field, including “Best teacher” award from Rotary Midtown, Bangalore.

Indrani Singh

Associate Academic Director - Pre Primary

Indrani has been working with Pre Primary children for over a decade now. She bid adieu to her corporate career to be part of the learning process of Pre Primary children. Some may call it her calling; others may call it part of her genes. Indrani joined Chrysalis as the head of Chrysalis Kids, Whitefield, in 2013. Soon, there was a Chrysalis Kids, AECS Layout & that was just a start. Within a period of over four years with Chrysalis, Indrani has become a flag bearer of Chrysalis vision, especially the PUPA (Prior Understanding) & ISP (Individual Support Program). Indrani brought in the idea of Pre CHAMPS to all Chrysalis schools. Known for her ideation & focus on quality, Indrani leaves no stone unturned to ensure children have a wonderful learning experience at Chrysalis. She was also winner of the Chrysalis Leadership Award for 2016-17.  Looking at her passion in the area of Pre Primary education, Indrani was given additional responsibility of implementing the Chrysalis curriculum & vision across all Chrysalis schools, as an Associate Academic Director – Pre Primary with effect from October 2017.

Ms.Sukanya Maity

Principal, Chrysalis High, Marathahalli Sarjapur Road

Sukanya hails from Kolkata, West Bengal & was born into a family of educationists and litterateurs. She is a Post Graduate from Calcutta University & has commingled experience of over 19 years as a teacher of English, a lecturer, an H.O.D, Senior Coordinator & Vice Principal.Teaching English, and especially, poetry, has been her love ever since she stepped into the domain of education. Her inspirations in life have been the likes of Mother Teresa and Maya Angelou.These words from Maya Angelou-” My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” have determined her path of life!
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Lalita Ganapathy

Principal, Chrysalis High, Whitefield Kadugodi Road

Ms. Lalita Ganapathy has been in the field of education for the last eighteen years.  A Bachelor in Education with a Post Graduate Degree in Industrial Psychology, she began her career as a Kindergarten teacher and moved up the ladder to fulfil her desire till she became a Principal.  Apart from being a teacher, she was also a counsellor with FCC, KSWB, a lecturer and a special educator. She has headed another school in Bangalore for four years before taking over as Principal of Chrysalis High, Kadugodi. During her past tenure, the school won many awards - best school among top 20 schools in Bangalore and the best School in K.R.Puram.  As an educator, her aim is to continue to learn, share the learning and bring out the best in students & teachers.
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Renuka B Nallamar

Principal, Chrysalis High, Horamavu

An educationist for the past 20 years, Renuka was associated with the setting up of CBSE schools in Mumbai. She headed New Horizon Public School, Navi Mumbai for 8 years as the Principal. Her infectious optimism, perseverance & ability to multitask enabled the school reach its pinnacle. The smooth & efficient conduction of AIEEE (now known as JEE) for four consecutive years is a testimony of her administrative skills. She firmly believes that each child is gifted with an innate talent and it is the responsibility of the teacher to identify & nurture the talent towards excellence.With a Post graduation degree in Chemistry, she also holds a degree in education. Renuka has been awarded “Best Teacher” award by the Rotary Club, Navi Mumbai. Besides academics, she is also passionate about music & dance.
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Garima Sawlani

Senior Principal, Chrysalis High, Yelahanka New Town

With a positive outlook and flair to achieve the milestones, Garima is someone who is constantly growing and takes the time to continue learning anything that is directly or indirectly related to the school and its students. A post graduate in English Literature and Education, she started her career twenty years ago and has worked in various reputed CBSE and ICSE affiliated schools.  Her first assignment as a Principal made her a firm advocate of the belief that it takes something extraordinary to be a school leader and to keep inspiring a complete generation of young learners. For the past nine years as a Principal, she has been living by her belief.  Her creative side has helped her to write scripts, do voice overs and also develop content for NIIT in the past. Winner of the Best Principal Award by Indian Development Society, Delhi, she has proved her mettle with her inter-personal skills, flexibility at work and cross-functional exposure across all spectrums. She believes in working as a team player and apart from her professional role, she is also a travel and adventure enthusiast. 

Vijaya Iyer

Principal, Chrysalis High, Yelahanka New Town

Ms Vijaya Iyer has been in the field of education for the past 24 years. She began her journey as a kindergarten teacher and worked her way up to become a school leader. She has experience as a Principal working in both ICSE and CBSE schools. She is a post graduate in Psychology and has completed her M.Ed. She is a self motivated person with zeal to inspire teachers and students. She trusts that every child is unique and has a potential to shine. All that a teacher needs to do is to identify the child’s strength, sharpen the skills and facilitate the required knowledge. She believes what students learn at school environment and from teachers, has a long-lasting impact in their lives. In future, she intends to contribute her knowledge and experience to uplift the educational requirements of the society.
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Affiliation and Recognition


(Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)


(Central Board of Secondary Education)


Chrysalis High, Marathahalli - Sarjapur Road (Varthur) is now ISA accredited


Chrysalis High, Kadugodi is now ISA accredited.

Awards & Recognition

Our Chairman is selected as one among the top 50 visionaries & influencers by Education Today

Chrysalis Chairman selected as one of the fifty visionaries & influencers, shaping and influencing the country’s future.

There goes a pithy saying, “A solitary fantasy can translate to sublime consummation, a million realities”.

Mr. Sawal Das Jethani, Chairman, Chrysalis High & Chrysalis Kids, has been acclaimed as one of the top fifty visionaries, shaping and influencing the country’s future, by Education Today.

“A leader is nothing but a sum total of all the members of his team,” is what he believes in. Starting with just one school & few students in 2012, Chrysalis has grown to a student strength of over 6,500 & over 600 teaching staff. True to its name, Chrysalis is a crucible, where little minds are helped to enrich and grow into mature individuals. His hands-on approach & in-depth involvement has created a chain of schools, where children enjoy their childhood, amidst the cheer of learning. A chain of schools which is known for its path-breaking initiatives like Prior Understanding of Pupil Attributes (#PUPA), Individual Support Program (#ISP) & Chrysalis High Amateur to Masters in Performing Art & Sports (#CHAMPS).

His dream to revolutionalize education and his quest to make his schools an effective nurturing ground for children continues to expound and expand.

Chrysalis High, Varthur Principal Awarded as Asia’s Finest Educator by Humming Bird

Humming Bird Best Principal’s Award Conferred on Principal, Chrysalis High, Varthur

With great pleasure, we inform you that Humming Bird Education Private Limited has conferred on the Principal of Chrysalis High, Varthur, Ms. Sukanya Maity, the Best Principal’s Award, for 2017-18.               

This award comes in recognition of the leadership and support rendered to the students; to have imbued in them motivation and encouragement; and, in spurring them on, to achieve excellence in their performance at the Humming Bird Spell Bee Olympiad.

The award included, besides the trophy and a certificate, a cash prize. Chrysalis High, indoctrinated to promoting the best in children for always, donated the cash prize in charity to “ Angels of Swanthana”, located on Sarjapur Road, which houses 50 children suffering from a physical and mental disability.

This tapestry of success has woven into it, the dedicated service of each and every member of the school team and stint less support from the parent body.

Contentment, it says, comes not from one’s achievement, as much, as it does from guiding others to achieve!

Chrysalis High, Kadugodi won the International School Award (ISA) hosted by the British Council

Chrysalis High, Kadugodi received the much coveted International School Award (ISA) during the ISA award ceremony hosted by the British Council at Taj Coromandel in Chennai, on 15th December 2017. The ceremony was attended by the ISA Coordinator, Mrs. Sudarshini Balamurugan and the Support Coordinator, Ms. Namritha. They received the prestigious award from Ms. Mei-Kwei Barker, Director of South India for the British Council. We are truly elated to receive this award for the academic years 2017 – 2020. Our heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to all our students, teachers and staff members who supported us in this venture.

ISA identifies and commemorates the commendable activities and practices of internationalism in schools. It is a leadership challenge that fosters team building, innovation and project management.

Chrysalis High, Varthur won the Parent of Innovation Awards hosted by the ASSOCHAM


Category: Innovation in Parent Engagement [Parent] ICSE

Dear Parents,

We are glad to let you know that the much esteemed ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India) has conferred on Chrysalis High, Varthur, the Parent Engagement Award – I.C.S.E. 2017-18.

The award was conferred in a ceremonious occasion, amidst an august congregation, at the FKCCI Auditorium, by the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala.

The Dean of the school, Ms. Archana Srivastava & the Principal, Ms. Sukanya Maity, received the award on, Sunday, 27th August 2017.

We take this opportunity, to express our gratitude and thanks, to our entire parent body, for the unrelenting support rendered, and in making their presence felt, at all times!

You make us envision, once more, the invaluable words of Hellen Keller, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”!!

Chrysalis High, Varthur won India`s Top 20 ICSE Schools ‘, in India`s School Merit Awards, 2016

With great pleasure, we announce, that Chrysalis High, Varthur has been ranked No.19 in India, No.4 in Karnataka and No.4 in Bengaluru, in the category of ‘India`s Top 20 ICSE Schools ‘, in India`s School Merit Awards, 2016, in a survey conducted by Education Today.

The prestigious award was conferred on Chrysalis High, Varthur, and was received by our Dean, Ms. Archana Srivastava, in a solemn ceremony at The Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore on 10th December. She graced the occasion as a speaker on the panel, for the 4th National Conference on the K- 12 Leadership. Archana Srivastava enlightened the august gathering with her poignant discourse on, “Life-long Learners and Their Ability to Choose Their Career Path” and empirical observations.

This award comes, consequent to our drive towards the best, for our students, and with the unflinching support of our ever-encouraging parent fraternity! With this team, for Chrysalis High, Varthur, the sky is the limit!

Chrysalis High, Marathahalli, Sarjapur Road awarded for its vision and mission by Brain Feed Magazine.

Chrysalis High - Marathahalli, Sarjapur Road figures among the top 20 ICSE Schools of Bangalore!

Chrysalis High, Marathahalli, Sarjapur Road was awarded a special honour for its vision and mission in "Imparting life changing learning opportunities and pre-eminence as a beacon of change for the future generations" by Brain feed magazine.

Rewarded as Achievers, Innovators and Leaders of the Education at the Global Education Excellence Awards 2014 by Prime Time Research Media Private Limited

Best Private School in Bangalore - Chrysalis High

Prime Time Research Media Private Limited rewarded the Achievers, Innovators and Leaders of the Education Sector across the globe at the Global Education Excellence Awards 2014, at a grand event held in New Delhi on March 9, 2014. The awards were the result of tireless efforts of Prime Time Research Media Private Limited spread over 3 months, which included nomination, comprehensive market research, opinion survey, web research, categorization of the nominations based on various parameters and finally choosing the winners through a panel of distinguished jury.

Dr. Najma Heptulla – Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Shri Amar Singh – Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar – Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Prof. D.K. Vaid, Dean & Head – NCERT and Shri Anand Kumar, Founder & Director – Super 30 were the Chief Guests for the event who gave away the award certificates and trophies to the title holders in their respective categories.

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