The primary aim of Sainik School is to prepare boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the Defence Services and those who do not make the grade, for responsible positions in the various other walks of life.
On 16 Sept of 1963 was a witness to the laying of the foundation stone of the 12th Sainik School in the chain of 24 Sainik Schools sprawling across the length and breath of the country. This fledgling nascent school was a sequel to the concerted endeavor of the legendary cultural ambassador and the then Union Defence Minister, Late V K Krishna Menon and the visionary Chief Minster from Bihar Late K B Sahay. The onus of translating vision from the drawing boards into reality fell on the scholar Principal Lt Col LEG Smith. Thus was born SST which later has been ensconced as a landmark on the academic scene of the state and nation as well. Today it is top ranking nursery to the NDA.
Located near tilaiya dam in the district of Koderma, Sainik School Tilaiya is 18 km away from the nearest rail head – Koderma on the Howrah – Delhi chord line nearer to Gaya. The Chhotanagpur Plateau and Tilaiya provide an ideal backdrop to Sainik School Tilaiya.
The academic instruction is imparted at this school is designed to prepare students for the under mentioned examinations:-
All India Secondary School Examination (Class - X) and All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class - XII) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi under the 10+2 pattern of school education. Union Public Service Commission Examination for admission to the National Defence Academy and other Defence Academies.
All scholarship holders are obliged to take the NDA Entrance Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission during the +2 stage after passing Class XI. Since there is an emphasis on Science Stream in the NDA curriculum, Sainik Schools cater only to the science stream subjects in Classes XI and XII.
Besides academic advancement the students are encouraged to develop their creative faculties through co-curricular activities and Socially Useful Productive Work. They are also introduced systematically to all major games along with NCC training.