She is part of a 15 - member delegation of teachers from the United States currently in India as part of a Fulbright programme on 'Indian School Education System : Trends and Challenges' organised by the United States - India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
Teachers grouped themselves according to the subject of their interest and observed different classes such as English, Moral Science and Arts.
"This is such a big school. It is hard to imagine how they manage 5,000 - odd students," said Elizabeth Marie Chapman, another visiting teacher.
The delegation members maintained that most of the teaching and learning practices were comparable to those used by them in the States.
"Just that we might not have as many students in class," said a teacher who attended the English class.
Observing that the students were "very self - disciplined," a teacher said it was a striking feature.
The programme, which includes a tour of the city and visit to schools, is aimed at giving the U.S. teachers a feel of Chennai and the educational ethos of select private schools.
Earlier on Tuesday, students and teachers of the school familiarised the guests to their morning assembly, with Balambal, who has been with the school from its day one, explaining the underlying ideology of the prayer and birthday song rendered in Sanskrit.