Besides, Pithoragarh has the highest
number of serving and retired military personnel. Late Gen BC Joshi, PVSM, AVSM,
ADC COAS mooted the proposal for opening of Army Public School at Pithoragarh during
his visit to the station in July 1993 and the foundation stone of the school was laid by him on 16
October 1993. The first academic session started on 15 July 1996 with 116 pupils
from Classes IV to VIII comprising 65 boarders and 51 days scholars. Subsequently
in the year 1998 and 2001 Class X and XII respectively were introduced and Classes
IV and V were discontinued.
The aim of the School is to impart quality education to the children of Officers,
JCOs, ORs , Ex-Servicemen, limited no of civilians and NRI's. The school prepares the children
for the All India Secondary School Exam and All India Senior School Certificate
Exam conducted by CBSE, New Delhi.