The Army Public School Dagshai was founded on 1st June 1986 under the aegis of Headquarters Western Command of Indian Army in order to provide quality education on public school lines to the talented wards of defense personnel and civilians. The school admits boys and girls as boarders and day-scholars from class V to class XII. A co-educational residential English medium school, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) New Delhi, APS, Dagshai is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC).
The school campus covers an area of approximately 40 acres. The main academic and administrative buildings of the school form a hollow square with offices on one side. The classrooms are designed to accommodate 32 to 35 students. State of the art computer and science laboratories are housed in spacious and well-designed large rooms. A well-stocked library-cum-reading serves as a haunt for those who crave for intellectual nourishment and information of all kind. The expansive campus, a large playing field and the beautiful school buildings provide an environment, which is aesthetically pleasing and conducive to both work and play. The residential wing houses boys and girls comfortably in separate buildings. Girls' dormitories, along with common rooms, are located in a healthy and serene environment with proper security arrangements. The refectory with attached kitchen is equipped with modern cooking facilities.
Admission are on the basis of a written entrance test taken on third Sunday of February at various centers. No child can appear in the test unless he/she has been registered.
The last date of registration for admission to classes V, VI, VII is 31st December of the previous year & for rest of the classes is February end.
The school prospectus with application form for registration and one set of sample question papers can be obtained by sending Rs 350/- by Cash/IPO/Bank Draft Payable at Dagshai or Chandigarh. The lowest class in the school is class V. The school is run primarily for the children of serving Army Personnel at subsidized expenditure. Some seats are offered to the children of war widows and ex-servicemen also. All other categories are treated as civilians.
The syllabi provided in the school prospectus are for admission to classes V, VI and VII because our normal entry points are classes V, VI and VII. For class VIII and above, it depends upon the chance vacancies arising due to withdrawals etc at the time of admissions. Registration for classes V to VII is open through out the year. Admissions to these classes are done on the basis of the performance in the Entrance Test.
The school has a well-equipped and well-maintained computer section with 92 computers on the network. Every effort is being made to utilize the available facilities and develop computer awareness in each and every student. Computer learning has been recognized as an essential and useful tool of modern learning. Computer Science is compulsory from Class V to Class X. It is offered as an elective subject at +2 stage. The child computer ratio is 1:1.
The school has ISDN Internet connection spread out to number of machines with the help of CISCO Router to provide latest information technology in the field of IT to the students and staff. All the teachers are computer literate so as to teach the students in the best possible way.
The seating capacity of Auditorium is around 500, which is sufficient to organize any inter house activity. The entire Inter House Cultural Activities like Dramatics, Debates, Declamations, Quiz Competitions, Music Competitions etc are organized here. Every week a selected movie is shown to all the students in the Auditorium.
The school provides excellent library and reading room facilities. It is well stocked with books covering all spheres of activities and varied tastes. The school subscribes to many magazines and newspapers.
Reading Room facilities are provided within the Library and students are encouraged to utilize this facility. The students have two compulsory periods for library per week. Each student is allowed to borrow two to three books at a time. Library is computerized. It has a collection of video, audiotapes and CDs