Army from time immemorial has been very active with its welfare activities. One of the major welfare activities, being educational needs of its personnel, Army Welfare Education Society was founded in 1983. Today, about 130 Army Schools have been established and running successfully across the country. Army Public School, Chennai started on an auspicious note when Area HQ ATNK & K opened its regimental school "Golden Palm Army School" (GPAS) for classes I to VII to impart quality education to the wards of Army personnel as well as civilians (depending upon the vacancy of seats available). The school lies in a sprawling campus of around 13 acres. It has 45 classrooms apart from activity rooms, fully equipped Laboratories, Library, Audio Visual room and Indoor games rooms.
The school is at present a full- fledged senior secondary school with classes I to XII and is affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education.