Army School, Kolkata, is one of 137 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. At present more than 2500 students are enrolled at the school with 137 teachers leading them.
The school has two main buildings- the primary wing and the senior wing. Each is an independent unit with one Principal and Vice principal over seeing the entire administration. The school has smart class rooms and well equipped labs for the holistic development of students. The school has two libraries, two computer laboratories, and three science, a Mathematics and a Geography lab as well. The school provides counselling facilities for the all round development and sound mental health of the students.
The school offers various Co-Curricular activities like football, yoga, karate, roller skating, debate and dramatics among others.
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.