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Army Public School

Army Public School (APS) is a boarding school located in Dagshai, India. It lies on top of the Dagshai Hills. General K Sunderji and General R S Dayal established this school in 1986 under HQ Western Command. It is a coeducational residential School affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi, and is a member of the Indian Public Schools’ Conference. The school is ranked 9th among top boarding schools in India. The name Dagshai, according to a popular local legend was derived from Daag-e-Shahi. During the Mogul times a Daag-e-Shahi (royal mark) was put on the forehead of the criminals and sent packing to the then Dagshai village. This can also be seen on a rock edict in the school premises. The closest railway station is Kumarhatti located some 2 kilometers from Dagshai. Trains from and to Kalka operate on this track between Kalka and Shimla.


The first batch of school had 78 boys and 11 girls. Here new students are admitted from classes 5th-12th grade on the basis of a written examination held all over India in Army schools. The school prepares the students of Class X for All India Secondary School Examination and those of Class-XII for the All India Senior Secondary School Examination.

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