Somewhere between

“I won’t share my room with anyone.”


“All my roommates are really nice,”

We all learnt to share our lives.

The school stands aloft among its counterparts in having a Hostel facility on its campus. The Hostel provides a warm, affectionate environment and helps the young mind to develop academically, physically, and emotionally. The Hostel in Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, started functioning on 15th July 1984. It is proudly called the ‘Ridgewood Hostel’ and is the pride of every hostler. It is exclusively a BOYS HOSTEL. The main aim of establishing the Hostel is to accommodate children of serving soldiers who are posted in far-flung areas where no proper education facilities are available. All boys of classes VI to XII are eligible to seek admission to the Hostel. The Hostel has specific admission rules.

  • Students are admitted to the Ridge Wood Hostel subject to their medical fitness.
  • Local students cannot avail Hostel facilities
  • Once a child is eligible for admission to the Hostel, it is only for that academic year. It can be further extended depending on the discipline and academic performance of the child.

The Hostel has separate cubicles for senior-most students and dorms for other students. Each dorm has a maximum capacity of 15 to 18 students. Each student in his respective dorm has a bed, an almirah, a study table, and a chair. Dorm attendants look after the general cleanliness and laundry facilities of the boarders.

A well laid out dining hall with efficient mess staff supervised with Mess Supervisor caters to the meals of the boarders. Meals are prepared keeping in mind hygiene and a balanced nutritious diet to meet the requirement of children of all age groups. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is provided to the boarders as per their choice. Hostel Warden also has his/her meals in the dining hall along with the boarders to inculcate mess etiquettes. Other facilities provided to the boarders are recreation hall, MI room, T.T room, gym room and, a guest room. It has lodgings for the Hostel staff. The Hostel is under the direct supervision of an experienced Hostel Warden. The school has an Embassy Exchange Programme with Nepal, and wherein many hostlers are from Nepal.