Army Public School Roorkee was established in 1990 by converting the erstwhile Bengal Sappers Knox Memorial School. The school is affiliated to CBSE in 1990 vide CBSE, New Delhi letter No. CBSE/Aff/21439/90 2132-35 dated 27 Jul 90.
A chain of Army Public Schools is being established in various Military Stations under the Aegis of Army Welfare Education Society (AWES). There is a three-tier command and control system of Army Public Schools i.e. Board of Governors and its executive committee at Army Headquarters, Board of Administration at Headquarters Command and Managing Committee at stations where the schools are located.
Army Public School, Roorkee is in Central Command and its Patron is GOC, UB Area. The Chairman is Station Commander, Roorkee. The Managing Committee helps in organizing the day-to-day functions of the school. The Managing Committee is constituted by the representatives of various Army units, teachers, parents, and educationists. This school became a Secondary School in 1990 and a Senior Secondary School in 1992-93 with science stream. The commerce Stream was introduced from the academic session 1994-95. Humanities have been started from the academic Session 2000-2001.
From 1st July 2011, Army Public School Roorkee has been re-designated as Army Public School No1, Roorkee
The School has a Tradition of achieving educational excellence, Be it the highly motivated students or the collective talents of an exceptionally well- trained and dedicated faculty and staff, all have a significant contribution towards taking the school to the heights that it enjoys today.
In the present times of change, where workload and social adjustments are greater than at any other time in the past, schools are encompassing both more freedom and more responsibility. At the same time, students of today are undergoing tremendous emotional, social, and physical changes. It is encouraging to see that the team at APS No.1 Roorkee is working diligently to ensure that all students learn well in a safe, orderly, responsible, and inviting environment.
It is satisfying to note that the students of the school are being prepared in a manner that will leave them well equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in any form of future education or profession in an ever-changing technological society.
I congratulate the Principal and the Staff at APS No.1 Roorkee for their participation and support; they are selflessly and responsibly rendering to embark the students on a journey of academic and personal success.May the standards set be met with increased fervour and may the commitment to excellence continue.
In 1990, we began a journey with a goal, a dream of nurturing among our children the spirit that would empower them with vision, values and vitality. I take pride in the fact that our attempts have borne fruit.
Our children today have the vision that gives them the inspiration to keep moving, the values to guide their thoughts and actions and the vitality to enable them to give their best in every field.
We at ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL No 1, ROORKEE are committed to provide our children with all the assistance they need in preparing themselves to become valuable citizens of this great nation. We aspire to train our children to face the challenges the world will pose for them. Training them for life is what we dearly believe in.
We are amidst a Communication Revolution and we feel that the need of the hour is to keep abreast with the changing times.
Owing to the need of having everything available at the click of the mouse we thought of launching our schools very own website.
Here's hoping that through the site we remain better connected at the official, professional, administrational and alumni levels.
The website is a true reflection of our school – our infrastructure, the activities organize, the facilities we provide, the faculty we have, at all. I am sure this endeavour of our will be a satisfying and productive venture.