Army School Kolkata is one of 115 such schools in the country. It started functioning in kolkata in April 1994 with 7 teachers and 173 students under the aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES), New Delhi. From this modest beginning, the school has grown from strength to strength over the years and today the school is reckoned as one of the biggest Army Schools of the country.In April 2002, the school was upgraded to Army Public School Kolkata, and became the first and the only Army School in the Eastern theatre to be accorded the “Public School” status.The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and has classes from I to XII. The first batch of class XII appeared for the board examination in March 2001.Our vision is to provide quality education and opportunities to the children of Defence service Personnel at an affordable cost, without any rank or gender bias.At present, the total strength of the school 2000 (approx) students and 77 teachers, this is further backed up by 22 Administrative /Non Vacation staff.The average of class strength is 40.9% and civilian students are 14.1%. The school offers three streams in the Higher Secondary Section viz Science, Commerce and Humanities. Besides Art and Craft, Library, Games, Music and Co-curricular activities form an integral part of the curriculum.
Aim & Objectives
Army Public School, Kolkata was started in April 1994 under the aegis of the Army Welfare Education Society (AWES) to answer the scholastic needs of the children of the Army personnel. This co-educational school is at present affiliated to C.B.S.E. and provides an all round development of the student’s personality. Besides encouraging academic excellence, students are stimulated to develop their creative talents. The ultimate aim is to mould and groom the students into socially aware, morally upright and worthy citizens of India.
Rules & Regulation
Students must imbibe the values of punctuality, regularity, discipline and obedience. Irregular attendance, habitual negligence of students and kind of disobedience or objectionable behaviour may result in the expulsion of the pupil from the school.
Students are expected to have a neat and smart deportment. They must wear the correct school uniform everyday.
Students should obey the House Captains, Vice-Captains, Prefects, class monitors and other students on duty.
Students will have to pay for any damage to school property.
The school is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.
Private tution by the teachers of the school is strictly prohibited.
It is compulsory for the students to converse and communicate with each other as well as with teachers in English.
It is mandatory for all students to attend the morning assembly. The sanctity and solemnity of the morning assembly must be strictly maintained.
Students who are escorted to school by their guardians or servants should never leave the school premises without the escort. In case of delay, they should stay in the school and wait for the escort.
Parents are to exercise their consent in writing to the school in case they want their wards to participate in excursion/educational tours/picnic etc. organized by the school.
Students are expected to report to school by 7:40.
Habitual unpunctuality will not be tolerated and the guilty students are liable to be fined or sent back home.
Absence of students without prior permission is not tolerated except when the cause is sudden illness or unforeseen circumstances.
A student is expected to maintain at least 85% attendance.
Students will not be allowed a half-day leave for medical reasons or otherwise. Taking extended leave, especially after long vacations, is not allowed. Attendance in the last day and first day before and after long vacations is mandatory.
If due to fever or illness, a child cannot appear for any Unit Test or examination, the school must be informed immediately in writing, along with the medical certificate and other relevant documents.
The school provides well-maintained and state-of-the-art laboratories.
The school is equipped with the senior and junior library to cater to the needs of the students as well as teachers.
The library provides extensive reading and reference materials as listed below:
1. The school library has 10,137 books.
2. 29 magazines, periodicals and newspapers
3. 106 educational cd’s
The two state-of-the-art computer laboratories are availed both by the students and the teachers.
Students learn concepts and theorems through various 3d and 2d objects, abacus, geoboard and other mathematical apparatus and equipments.
This laboratory caters to the growing needs of the students of the humanities stream.
A. House system occupies a prominent position in the field of co-curricular activities. Each student is allotted a particular house during his/her stay in the school.
B. The school is divided into 4 houses viz. (a) Bhabha (blue) (b) Bose (red) (c) Khurana (yellow) (d) Raman (green).
C. To involve the students in the smooth running of the school, each house is put on weekly duty by rotation.
The house-on-duty has to carry out the following duties
A. Conducting the Morning Assembly.
B. Duty at the school gate for checking the late comers and students not wearing proper school uniform.
C. Looking into the cleanliness of the school.
D. Making arrangement for co-curricular activities.
E. Each house elects six office bearers for the smooth running of various co-curricular activities and daily assignments. The office bearers are the captain, vice-captain and four prefects.
Army public school is primarily catering towards the education of the children of army personnel. No ward of in-service army personnel coming on transfer to Kolkata is denied admission, subject to the stipulation laid down by C.B.S.E for classes XI and XII. The strength of civilian students in classes I to X will not exceed 20%of the total strength. However, this rate may be increased for classes XI and XII.students applying for admission with a valid record and transfer certificate from other army schools will not have to appear for admission test. All other students will have to appear for an admission test. Parents willing to withdraw their ward from the school must apply for a transfer certificate on a prescribed form available at the school office on a payment of a fee of Rs.10/- and a one month notice period in advance.
1. Class VIto X
English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Science, Environmental Science, Computer, Art & Craft
2. Class XI – XII
The following are the subjects offered
i Science: English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Biology, Computer Sc., Physical Sc., Hindi
ii Humanities: English, Hindi, Mathematics, Political Sc., Economics, Geography, Computer Sc., Physical Education
iii Commerce: English, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Sc., Physical Education, Entrepreneurship