Closely associated with the erstwhile royal state of Patiala, Yadavindra Public School, Mohali, was founded on April 9, 1979, under the aegis of Maharaja Amarinder Singh as a tribute to his father Maharajadhiraj Yadavindra Singh, the founder of Yadavindra Public School, Patiala.
The genesis of YPS, as a matter of fact, lies in the Aitchison College, Lahore (the only Public School in Pre-Partition Punjab), which is closely related to and has played a great role in the making of YPS. Maharajadhiraj Yadavindra Singh, the generous, bountiful and benign ruler of Patiala, an alumnus of Aitchison College himself, had always envisioned quality education for the youth of this country, irrespective of caste, creed or colour. Post partition, the idea and the need for starting a public School on similar lines in Punjab(India) arose. He generously provided the much needed funds, facilities and infrastructure to start the new School. Thus, in 1948 Yadavindra Public School started in Patiala, in a princely state of, undoubtedly, great charm and proud lineage.
In the early 1960s when the new campus for YPS Patiala was envisioned, the prevailing government announced Chandigarh as the capital of Punjab. The Board felt the need to create a School in the vicinity of the new state capital. Thus, came up YPS at Mohali. Though, having an independent identity, YPS Mohali is still the sister School of YPS Patiala, and thus the governing body, structure, functioning, motto and logo of both the Schools, is common.
The public schooling system acts as an inspiration for the school. Since its inception in 1979, YPS Mohali has been a thriving legacy of this system. It is one of the iconic educational institutes that has come to be synonymous with Mohali over the years.
The school initially had just one block with two floors having three to seven classrooms and a strength of 300 students. But soon, it acquired a great reputation for the all-round development of its wards. At first, the school had only three houses namely Aitchison House (Yellow), Nalagarh House (Green), and Patiala House (Blue). Later two more houses were added namely Ranjit House (Grey), after Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and Tagore House (Red) named after Rabindranath Tagore.
YPS Mohali, today, has a strength of 1,800 students and is looked after by a faculty and support staff of more than 200. The School boasts of having one of the best and well furnished academic and sports infrastructure in the region. It provides a host of facilities to its boarders and day boarders. All the students are provided with lunch in the school mess. The school ensures that its students have access to a wide array of sporting facilities consisting of 20 different disciplines including a lush green football field, cricket ground, squash court, lawn tennis court, clay court, and a basketball court besides a swimming pool and training in horse riding, and others.
Besides its excellent sporting facilities and a well-stocked pantry, the school also has several other facilities. The library for Senior wing is well replete with more than 12,000 books. Apart from this, there is a dedicated library for each wing. The academic facilities include latest and well equipped labs for Science, Computers, Robotics and state of the art Smart Classrooms with latest interactive digital equipment. Co-curricular activities, hobbies, visual and performing arts, treks and tours, community service also form an active and integral part of the curriculum.
YPS Mohali has evolved over a period of time and our goal has always been the holistic development of our students. This has been brought about by our relentless efforts to provide the best of education & infrastructure to our students.