Ensconced in the very heart of the vibrant silicon city of Bangalore is the sprawling campus of APS, set amidst the lush greenery of undulating lawns and flourishing flora. Instituted in 1981, as part of a conglomerate of schools established nationwide under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society, this institution has grown from a fledgling school catering to the educational nourishment of the wards of the guardians of our nation, the locally posted armed forces personnel, to one that has made its mark as a premier establishment in the educational arena of Bangalore.APS today boasts of a student strength of 2204.
In the enviable neighbourhood of the legendary M G Road, Utility Building and the Parade Ground, the school offers easy accessibility coupled with an educational experience at par with the best in the country. The founders and mentors of the institution envisaged an educational environment that was unique in its secular colouring, with students from different socio-economic back grounds, faiths, states and speaking different tongues, weaving together an awesome tapestry of unity and harmony.
The exclusivity of the school lies in its ethos and culture of free thought and open mindedness, respect for self and others, responsible behaviour, perseverance and hard work. As an institution of excellence, the endeavour is to enrich the lives and learning of those under our care, not merely through class room instruction alone, but also by focusing on empirical aspects and thereby, offering an unforgettable experience in being a part of APS.
The school has consistently proved its academic excellence by marching much ahead of its sister schools, numbering about 138, to the number one position.
Having won various awards for academic excellence, environmental protection, social values etc, the school makes an effort to set a bench mark for any educational institution to emulate its relentless efforts towards positive change. The school always believes in upholding its motto “Truth is God”. The success of the school is only due to the dedicated efforts of the Principal, staff and students.
While acknowledging that academic achievements are an essential criteria for judging the worth of an educational institution, the school also lays equal emphasis on other developmental areas. It envisions the crucial role it has to play in moulding world citizens with breadth of character that encompasses compassion and tolerance of fellow beings. Emphasis on the physical well being of the students is also accompanied by encouragement in developing the potential of latent talents in various fields and areas.
The state-of-the-art classrooms, landscape, eco- sustainability etc., are the unique features of the school, to name a few.
The institution itself is a treasure chest of natural resources. The school has the unique distinction of being a hub for cultural activities through various institutions.
In a city housing a teeming population vying for space, the school provides the much needed lung space. It is a veritable oasis of an amazing array of flourishing flora of enviable variety. The school maintains a healthy herbal garden with numerous plants of medicinal value. In addition, the students are active in environmental protection and resource conservation efforts, within the campus as well as in the areas in proximity to the school, for example, Ulsoor Lake, Commercial Street, etc.
In order to widen horizons and enrich the repertoire, the school actively collaborates with schools at the local and international levels. Active participation in interschool sports and cultural events ensure a vigorously enlivened student atmosphere. Exchange programmes provide a global experience and exposure to a generation readying itself to take on the world.
Faculty enrichment workshops in the school as well as continuous participation in In-service training programmes keep the teachers up-to-date with the latest teaching strategies to be employed in the class rooms. The school has been the recipient of the coveted International School award instituted by the British Council consecutively for two terms.