India Schools : The Air Force School, Delhi
The school was founded by the Late Air Chief Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, the Chief of Air Staff, in 1955. It started in temporary wartime hutments at Wellington Camp, Club Road, New Delhi and was shifted to its present location in May 1967. The Air Force School, Subroto Park, Delhi Cantt along with its sister schools, Air Force Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Road, New Delhi and the Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute, Subroto Park, Delhi Cantt - 10, is run by the IAF Educational and Cultural Society.
The school site, known as Aravali campus, is situated at the Aravali Ridge. The 15 acres campus includes instructional blocks, well equipped laboratories and a SUPW activities complex; a music division, staff quarters and a boarding house. The school sickbay functions under the supervision of a Resident Medical Officer and a Resident Medical Assistant. The medical staff, besides providing medical assistance to the students, conduct annual medical check ups. The school provides ample space for activities and sports.
Members of the academic staff are highly qualified and experienced.
The school is affiliated to CBSE and has four main streams at +2 level - Humanities, Commerce, Science (Medical) and Science (Non-Medical). Besides English, subjects offered under different streams are :
- Humanities : Maths, Economics, History, Geography, English Elective, Hindi Elective, Political Science, Home Science, Physical Education, Information Technology.
- Commerce : Commerce, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Maths, Geography, Physical Education, Information Technology.
- Science (Medical) : Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education.
- Science (Non Medical) : Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Drawing, Computer Science.
Fees at differential scales are charged for children of Air Force / Navy / Army Personnel and Civilians.
The point of entry is mainly at KG and Class XI. In other classes some students are taken according to the availability of vacancies. Preference is given to the children of Air Force Personnel. The school academic session is from 2nd April to 31st March of the following year.
- Autumn break : 8 days during October.
- Winter break : 8 days during December - January.
- Summer vacation : Mid May to 30th June.
Adjoining the school campus there are play fields for hockey, cricket, football and a 400 m track. The Sports Authority of India has started coaching in football, hockey and basketball for students. In addition to regular games and sports activities, boys and girls take part in mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and adventure camps at various hill stations and mountaineering institutes.
Extra Curricular Activities
The school conducts regular classes in several activities under SUPW : music - instrumental and vocal, dance, painting, sculpture, wood work, electronics and Journalism. The school has various societies and clubs with a teacher in-charge for each. These are : Wild Life and Nature Club, Photography, Science, Music, etc. In the Home Science department girls are imparted training in household activities and house maintenance, home economics and nutrition.