Artistic impression of the first DPS core school at Mathura Road
The Delhi Public School Society came into being as a non-profit making body. It established its first school in 1949 at Mathura Road, New Delhi. In pursuance of its motto ‘Service Before Self’, and its commitment to an integrated educational system, the mission of the society was to enhance learning among the Indian youth.
School followed school in rapid succession, and today the Society has grown into a family of over 200 schools situated in India and on several foreign shores in different continent.The Schools managed directly by the DPS society are known as the core schools. These have been set up in New Delhi and its neighbouring states. The Satellite or the associated schools are those which have been established across the country in collaboration with certain Public Sector Undertakings and not for profit organisation. Based on the premise that good education is the high road to both individual and national progress, the Society has proved to be a significant trendsetter, both with and without the educational system.
In the light of these successes, the Society also received requests to set up similar schools abroad, and make them part of the larger structure. This has led to the establishment of 21 schools in foreign lands like – Kuwait, Sharjah, USA, Nepal, and many others.
Many factors have played a vital role in the creation of this ‘epitome of quality education.’ The vision and foresight of the pioneers; the total involvement and professional interest in the cause of education of the serving Board of Governors; the appointment of outstanding Principals to steer each school in the right direction, an unmatched faculty, and finally, the selection of meritorious and bright students. These characteristics have placed the DPS Society on the forefront of the educational map of India and the world.
As it has been said, “It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” The involvement of the Society in universal educational enhancement and its endeavour to build a democratic, pluralistic and secular nation has made all the difference. It is no more a question of lighting a candle here or there; it is an attempt at total electrification. The whole world has begun to glow with the light of literacy radiated by the Delhi Public School Society.