In the year 1997, Maharashtra Government announced a scheme to open one Sainik School per district to promote participation of Maharashtra in the Indian Defence Forces, particularly Officers cadre.
With a similar view Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Sainik School was established by Pravara Rural Education Society on 11 Oct. 1997 (the auspicious day of Vijaya -Dashmi) at Loni with 20 students.
It is an English Medium School from Std. V to Std. XII and follows the pattern of Maharashtra State Board for Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, Pune.
Since the academic year 2009-10, the school has moved into its own new location sprawling over 35 acres having an excellent infrastructure that comprises spacious class rooms, hostel and cadet’s mess along with five playgrounds for all types of sports and games and International level Swimming Pool, Sports Complex, Table Tennis Court, Badminton Court, etc.
"Padmashri Dr Vitthalrao Vihke Patil Sainik School is one of the most distinguished academic excellence centres preparing cadets for utmost academics & moral character and enabling them to choose Armed Forces as their main career, or other best careers of choice."
To develop young cadets into mature, responsible and capable Generation Next.
To provide required training to cadets to be an Officer & a Gentleman in Armed Forces of India.
To prepare cadets for highest academic excellence and to enable them to choose the best career in life