The School was founded in 1976 to cater to the pre-primary educational needs for 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" and recognised by the Himachal Pradesh Government in 1990.
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. The school was redesignated as APS Yol Cantt in July, 2011.