The School was founded in 1976 to cater to the Pre-Primary Educational needs of the children of Defence Personnel at Yol Cantt. It was first named as "Dah Nursery School, Yol Cantt." The School was redesignated as "Dhauladhar Primary School" in 1990 and recognised by the Himachal Pradesh Government. In July, 1991 it was finally converted into "Army School, Yol Cantt." and got C.B.S.E affiliation in April, 1993. The school was upgraded to Secondary level in 1995 , and Senior Secondary Level (+2) in 1997 vide affiliation No. 630040(Old) / 680004 (New) and School code 04370. The school was again redesignated as a ARMY PUBLIC SCHOOL in July 2011.

CBSE has been operating for the last 65 years and has an All-India status with its jurisdiction spanning the entire country and extending beyond the national boundaries. Playing a lead role in raising the standard of secondary education, it includes self-financing institutions along with 62 schools affiliated in countries like U.A.E, Bahrain, Russia and a host of other countries.