India Schools : Dholpur Military School
The school was founded in the year 1962 and was then known as King George’s School. It was the fifth of the King George’s Schools, the four being at Ajmer, Bangalore, Belgaum and Chail.
The school has two campuses - the old and the new. The old campus houses the academic block whereas the new campus is the residential complex housing dormitories, staff residences, the dining hall and the hospital.
The institution admits boys from defence as well as civil background. Boarder vacancies are reserved for the sons of serving, ex-service and deceased JCO’s, NCO’s and ORs of the Army and their equivalent ranks in the Navy and the Air Force. Sons of service officers and civilians are admitted as day scholars.
The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and imparts education under the 10+2 system. It prepares students for the All India Secondary School Examination (Class X) and the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII).
An All India Entrance Test and Interview is generally held in February at centres throughout the country. Candidates are tested in Arithmetic, Language and General Knowledge.
15 per cent of the sons of service officers and civilians (called non entitled students) are awarded means-cum-merit scholarships on the basis of a scholarship test conducted by the Army Headquarters.
Games in the evening are compulsory for all boys. The school has an adequate number of playgrounds so that all boys can play outdoor games simultaneously. Facilities are available for cricket, hockey, football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, cross country and athletics. The school also has NCC Troops of Army, Air Force and Naval wings.
Extra Curricular Activities
Varied activities such as photography, dramatics, art, wood work, debates, elocution, quizzes and gardening are organised with the aim of helping boys to make an intelligent use of their spare time. Educational tours are also undertaken to various parts of the country.