India Schools : Delhi Public School
The school was established in 1949 and shifted to its present site in 1950. Dr. S Radhakrishnan, the Vice President of India, laid the foundation stone of the building on 29th April 1956.
The Lal Karam Chand Thapar Work Experience Block is fully equipped with tools, machinery and furniture for imparting training in SUPW, skills in repair and maintenance of electrical gadgets, electronic, metal work, repair , photography, production of exercise books and wood work. The productive work in the school has added a new dimension to education.
Himalaya House, the boy’s hostel, forms an important part of the campus. There are three sections which make up the hostel. The Staff Quarters and Principal’s Residence add to the beauty of the area which also has extensive play grounds.
The main Teaching Block houses classrooms, two multipurpose halls, K.G. Hall, eight well equipped laboratories, three well stocked swimming pools with filtration plants, a modern clinic cum hospital, a school books store, a canteen and a tailor shop.
The school is a member of the Public School’s Conference and the National Progressive School’s Conference. The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and prepares students for the All India Secondary School and All India Senior Certificate Examinations under the 10 + 2 scheme.
Students are also prepared for entry into the Indian Institutes of Technology, Medical Colleges, National Defence Academy, National Talent Search and Open Merit Examinations.
Names of those seeking admission to DPS are registered on submission of Registration Form and payment of Registration Fee in the months of January and February.
Admission takes place in March/April after a comprehensive admission test which includes a written test held on the first Friday/Saturday of March/April. All new admissions are on probation for one year, during which period students can be asked to leave if found unsuitable for the school.
Through an extensive system of scholarships, merit- cum-means fee concession and fee relief, the school is accessible to all levels in society. “By worth and not birth” is the motto. This adds to the Cosmopolitan character of the school.
- Jawans’ Fund
- Government Merit Scholarships
- Donor’s Scholarships
The school provides facilities for all major and minor games and sports. The popular games played in the school are - hockey, football, cricket, badminton, basketball, throwball, volleyball, horse riding, yachting, squash, tennis, chess, etc. competitions are held for senior and junior boys and girls each year.
Trekking, mountaineering, cycling, rock climbing etc. are regular activities for boys and girls. Groups of students and teachers participate in the National Trekking Programmes organised by the Youth Hostel Association of India and other organizations. The school conducts extensive educational tours to cover India and other countries.
Extra Curricular Activities
The school has over sixty clubs, activities and hobbies. There are two periods set aside every Friday for participation in one of these which is compulsory for every student.
The activities are batik and painting, commercial art, Current Affairs Club, Creativity Club, Chess Club, Indian dance, instrumental and vocal music, Debating Society, dramatics (English and Hindi), English Literary Club, Ikebana Club, library services, meal planning, preparation and preservation, paper craft, tailoring, yoga, Special Service Club, Secretarial and Management Club, Futurology Club, photography, wood work, girl guides, gardening, electronics, metal work, basket weaving, book binding, aero-modelling, doll and toy making, French club, red cross, puppetry, stamp collecting, Tolstoy Club, General Knowledge, Quiz Club etc.