M.Ct.M Chidambaram Chettyar Matriculation School was begun in June 1981, in memory of Late Shri M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar.
Smt. Sivagami Pethachi was the Founder Correspondent of the School. Her sincere wish was that the School ought to be an extraordinary foundation in the city of Chennai – a School with a distinction. She was constantly sharp that the offspring of the School ought exceed expectations in the scholastic field as well as soak up India’s rich social legacy – other than gaining capability in co-curricular exercises, amusements and games. Under her direction the school gained quick ground throughout the years and was moved up to a Higher Secondary School in 1989. Tragically, before her fantasy could completely emerge, she passed away in May 1990. The mantle of authority was then taken up by Shri M.Ct.Pethachi, President and Correspondent, and Shri M.Ct.P. Chidambaram, Secretary.