Garrison Academy Kharian has come a long way since its modest beginning in the form of a small ‘Toddlers Nursery’ established in 1970s. In 1986, the school was recognized with a new name of ‘Kehkashan Academy’. In 1988, it was renamed as ‘Army Public School Kharian Cantonment’. The school level was enhanced to secondary level in January 1990. Finally it was renamed as ‘Garrison Academy Kharian Cantt’ in 2001. Under the Patronage of Commander 1 Corps, Garrison Academy Kharian has established itself as one of the leading institutions of the country.
The institution primarily aims at providing quality education to the children of the defence personnel as well as civilian population residing in and around Kharian Cantonment. It is a premier educational institution, preparing students to achieve excellent results, not only in the region but also in the Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, Islamabad. In the year 2016, the SSC & HSSC results of the FBISE Islamabad, have been remarkable. The best ever results of the academy speak volumes of the systems being pursued at the academy.
Our strength is vast & artistically designed infrastructure, experienced and dedicated staff, team spirit and able leadership. We owe our gratitude to the Board of Governors which is a silent and pragmatic force behind our superb show. GAK occupies an important place in the most equipped institutions in the APSAC System. Thanks to the active involvement of the BOGs particularly, the Chairman and Vice Chairman for the addition of long-awaited / much needed facilities to the academy. The facilities include state-of-the-art science and computer labs, updating of central library with internet and allied facilities, two additional academic blocks, fool proof security arrangements, face-lifting of the academy entrance, sports facilities like separate playgrounds, badminton & squash court, renovation of the academy auditorium, improvement / reconstruction of the venue at the entrance to the academy for regulating the vehicular traffic and overall improvement in the classrooms, provide a conducive environment to the students. It is apt to mention that highly qualified / APSACS trained staff is contributing to the optimum level in elevating GAK to centre of excellence.
The uniqueness of GAK lies in pursuing co/extra-curricular activities for the wholesome development of students’ personalities. It’s hub of co-curricular activities. Debates / declamation contests, quiz competitions, Kangaroo competitions in Mathematics & Science, International Painting & Essay Writing Competitions, UN type contests, naat & qirrat competitions and above all vigorous participation of our students in the events / programmes highlighted in the APSACS Calendar, add glamour to the students’ life at the GAK. Sports and games play an important role in a Garrisonians’s daily life. Sports competitions with the sister APSACS institutions are held at the regional and zonal level in the true spirit of sportsmanship under the overall supervision of the Regional Director, APSACS Mangla Region.