Project for a new Army Public School was conceived by GOC Delhi Area in 1995 in view of the increasing demand of the Army Personnel posted in / around Delhi.
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) released 14 acre of Defence Land for the school project in Area of Vasant Range called Mahipal Pur. Later the complex was named as Shankar Vihar. The foundation stone of the school was laid on 17 August 2005 by Adjutant General Lt General Mohinder Singh. PVSM, UYSM, AVSM. The construction commenced in full gusto and took two years and six months for completion.
The school with full infrastructure, staffing and enrollment of children upto class VIII, commenced academic session on 9April 2007. This herculean task was accomplished within a record three months time by the first appointee of the school, Col Rajendra Kumar, as Administrative Officer who joined the school on 1st Jan 2007. The school was opened and inaugurated by GOC Delhi Area, Maj Gen KJS Oberoi, SM on 09 April 2007 &.Maj Gen Manmohan Singh (Retd), PVSM, AVSM. The school with its imposing building, state of art infrastructure and facilities, is yet another milestone achieved by the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) owing to its emergence in short span of time.
Lt Col Tamojeet Biswas, who was appointed by Head Quarter Delhi Area on 5th April 2007 as Officiating Principal, took the school to new heights, with his tremendous vision.
Admission to Army Public School is strictly on priority depending on the number of vacancies in each class. Registration from and prospectus for Army Personnel and Civilians are available in the school office.
Admission for Priority I (P-I) and Priority II (P-2) classes is open throughout the year.
Admission to other categories is given depending on availability of vacancies and result of the entrance test.
Tests will also be conducted for P-1 and category students who have scored less than 40% marks in the previous school.
The priorities for admission are as follows:
All Army personnel posted to Delhi shall remain Priority I, irrespective of time / stage of seeking admission, provided their wards are not already admitted in any other school in Delhi.
Widows of Army Personnel who move to Delhi within one year of demise of their husband.
Disabled Army Personnel settled in Delhi and whose wards are not already admitted in any school in Delhi.
Army personnel posted to Delhi who admit their wards in schools located close to their place of residence, subsequently applying for change on allotment of accommodation in an area that is covered by the APS bus services.
Retiring Army personnel, who intend to settle in Delhi, provided their wards are studying in APS at the last duty station.
Army personnel posted in field / operational areas / non-family stations who select Delhi as their place of residence, irrespective of the fact whether the wards are studying elsewhere.
Serving Army personnel posted in Delhi / outside Delhi desirous of change of school for their wards.
Ex-Army personnel in receipt of pension including Army personnel who retire during mid-session and settle in Delhi / Noida.
Army personnel who have been released and not in receipt of pension or from Air force or Navy.