Sited amidst verdant surroundings in the Civil lines locality of Rewa, Sainik School, Rewa is one of the 24 Sainik schools in India. It is a residential school for boys governed by the Ministry of Defence and prepares students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA). Founded in 1962, the prime motto of the school is ‘Vidyaiv Balam’ meaning knowledge is power implying that everything can be attained through knowledge. The medium of instruction is English. The school is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.
Spread over 260 acres, Sainik School, Rewa hosts a well stocked library which houses a large variety of educational magazines and journals. The students can avail internet facility too. The school hosts a well equipped Audio Visual room and a centrally located Manekshaw auditorium which telecasts major events and movies.
The school also houses a gymnasium, swimming pool and Smart classes using the most recent technology.
The total capacity of the school is 540 students and it offers classes from class VI through class XII.
The curriculum includes subjects such as English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Science, General Knowledge and Computer Science. It also includes work experiences from practical classes and Art and Craft classes as per the CBSE syllabus. The students are encouraged to participate in public speaking through debates, declamation, quiz and extempore arranged through central and house assemblies. The school makes it a point that each cadet is given equal opportunity to develop his creative skills. Different clubs and societies such as archery, arts and craft, band and orchestra, gymnastics, nature club, photography, music club, shooting, science and technology are promoted. The school also organizes educational tours to places of military, historical and educational interest as a regular feature of cadets training. It also arranges for hikes, mountaineering and organised outdoor excursions for senior boys during the course of their stay at the school. The school also arranges for Annual Training Camps and Special Summer Camps for senior cadets.
Physical training is also given importance including obstacle run and Cross Country run courses. Coaching classes for such courses are conducted by qualified physical training instructors allotted from the Indian Army.
The school also promotes major games such as Hockey, Chess, Cricket, Badminton, Baseball, Volleyball and Handball.
Cadets of classes VIII to XII are taught 0.22 bore Rifle shooting, 0.177 bore Air Rifle and Pistol shooting as part of their NCC training activities.
All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination for admission in 24 Sainik Schools are conducted in the different centres spread across the country under the aegis of Ministry of Defence.
The entrance exam for admission in Sainik School, Rewa is held at Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Rewa centres in Madhya Pradesh during the month of January.
Students can apply for admission to classes VI and class IX. Admission is based on merit, performance in the interview at Sainik School, Rewa and a medical assesment at Military Hospital Jabalpur.
The annual school fee is as follows:
(a) For General/ Defence : Rs.81,332
(b) For Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe: Rs. 79,332
Three teachers of Sainik School, Rewa have been awarded with National Teachers Award by the President of India since the inception of the school for their outstanding contribution in the field of education.
Being a boarding school, Sainik School, Rewa offers hostel facility for all the students.