Brief History

Army Public School Ambala Cantt is governed by Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), a registered body under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 for the purpose of establishing and running various Army Schools. The Society has a chain of 137 Army Schools/Army Public Schools in India. Since 1981, the growth of the school has been as under:-

 

(a) 1981 Started by HQ PH & HP Area by converting the Golden Lion Primary School and renamed as Army High School with classes upto VIII and Str of 264 children and 26 members of the staff
(b) 1981 School (Army High School) came under AWES wef 01 Apr 1981
(c) 1982 Affiliated to CBSE
(d) 1982 The School was founded on 26 Aug 1982
(e) 1984 i)   First batch of class X passed outii)  Name changed to Army School
(f) 1985 School taken over by HQ 2 Corps (Edn) and affiliated to CBSE for Classes XI  & XII
(g) 1987 1st+2 batch (Science Stream) passed out
(h) 1987-88 Strength increased to 1210
(i) 1988 Computer Science added as a Subject
(j) 1991-92 Commerce stream introduced
(k) 1993-93 Humanities stream introduced
(l) 2001 The subject of ‘Informatics Practices’ replaced ‘Computer Sc’
(m) 2002-07 School infrastructure has also grown according  to the demandsof the populace and students strength increased upto 4100
(n) 2008-09 Re-designated as Army Public School by Lt Gen JP Singh, AVSM,Patron on 15 Aug 2008.
(o) 2009-10 The Comd & Control of APS Ambala Cantt taken over by ‘A’ Branch,HQ 2 Corps wef 21.5.09 with  Brig ‘A’ as Chairman
(p) 2010-11 Strength increased to 4700
(q) 2011-12 School Website launched by Chairperson Kharga AWWA on 04.8.11
(r) 2012-13 Strength increased to 4910
(s) 2016-17 Strength increased to 5842
(t) 2018-19 Subjects Music & Fine Arts Introduced