An English medium school for the orphan children at Thoraipakkam was a long-hedged dream. In 1990 kindergarten classes and 1st and 2nd standard were started. Sue Read, Rachel Thangaiah and Johshy Tewes led the school for many years. It is still maintained today, now serving the children of the surrounding villages, after all the orphan children were moved to Alamathi in 2011. The school was the only one of IID in South India, but the Shishya School, run by Ken and Frieda in Dehra Dun, Uttarakhandh, had been operating in the north even earlier. The Elim School will be transferred to Inter-Mission India.