BRIEF HISTORY OF ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL NAGROTA (JAMMU)
1. Army Public School, Nagrota as we call it today, made its humble beginning in 1974 to figure on the map of Army Schools of the country. It was then christened “Nav Niketan Nursery School”. This School was established purely as a welfare measure for the wards of all ranks of Nagrota Garrison. In 1982, the School got a new name, viz “Trikuta Nursery School”.
2. With the introduction of Class I and II, in the School in the subsequent years, it attained a higher status of Army School Nagrota from 01-06-1984. With the introduction of Class VIII in the School, from April 1993, the School got affiliated to All India Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. The School was inaugurated on 08-07-1993 by Sh H S Bedi..
3. In April 1994, Class IX was introduced in the School, the managing committee decided to upgrade the School to the Secondary level and a formal request was made to All India Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Consequently, a team of officers from the said board inspected the School on 02-09-1994.
4. On the recommendations of the said team, necessary sanction for the up-gradation of the School to the Secondary Level was accorded retrospectively w.e.f 01-04-1994 vide CBSE letter No CBSE/AFF/93/7314/1122-25 dated 26-09-1994. In April 1996, All India Secondary Board of Education was once again approached for according necessary sanction for the up-gradation of the School to the Senior Secondary Status. A team of officers visited the School. Necessary sanction to this effect was accorded by the CBSE, New Delhi vide Letter No CBSE/AFF/DO/7314/3969-72 dated 30-08-1996.
5. Class XI with 13 students was inaugurated by Sh. Sudhir Chopra (then Chairman, Army School Nagrota) on 16-07-1996. Class XII also started functioning w.e.f 01-04-1997.
6. Commerce stream also started functioning w.e.f 01-04-2010.
7. Designation of the School was changed to ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL, NAGROTA on 01-07-2011.
8. The school was shifted to present new building on 01-11-2012 and was inaugurated by Sh. DS Hooda on 14-02-2013.
9. Humanities Stream was sanctioned to the school in the year 2014 and has now started w.e.f from 01-04-2015.