Army Public School (APS) at Dhaula Kuan was established in 1953 at Maulana Azad Road Officer’s Hostel in Delhi. Earlier, the school was called Defense Services Public School. The school shifted to its present campus in 1970 and in 1976, was rechristened as Army Public School. Sprawling over a 31.5 acre campus, it is one of the largest schools in the city.
It is part of one of the largest chains of schools in India, managed by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). APS Dhaula Kuan is an English medium co-educational day-cum-residential school, affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It offers classes from primary through senior secondary level.
The 31.5 acre school campus hosts four wings – primary wing, secondary wing, senior secondary wing and activity wing. The activity wing houses a computer lab, activity rooms for music and dance, bank, MI room, book and uniform shop.
There are separate libraries for senior and junior students, an auditorium, three cafeterias, a science park, a boys’ hostel, a mini golf course, six basketball courts, two tennis courts and one football field.
The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and offers classes from class I to class XII. There are no formal tests at the primary level. The CBSE system of Comprehensive and Continuous Evaluation (CCE) is followed and grading system is used instead of marks. Students are evaluated in scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas.
Students are encouraged to engage in debate, drama, music, art, dance and clay modeling, besides educational programmes like movie shows, seminars and workshops.
High emphasis is placed on sports and students participate in state and national level tournaments. The school promotes sports such as swimming, basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, hockey, squash, horse-riding and shooting.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the NCC, scouts and guides.
Mrs Mridula Pant
Wards of army personnel are given preference for admission although it is open to others also. Registration forms can be downloaded from school website.
Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan is part of one of the largest chains of schools in India, managed by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES).