A prestigious institution of elementary/secondary education was the long felt need of the inhabitants of Mansehra District in general and that of Mansehrites in particular.
As no Educational Institution of the type of Public School existed in Mansehra prior to 1987, so most of the parents desirous of imparting quality education to their children were compelled to make recourse to the educational institutions outside Mansehra District. Students both male and female had to undergo considerable hardships to travel between Abbottabad and Mansehra and incur huge expenditures on education for studies in other parts of the country.
At that time Mr. Shahjehan Khan Swati took cognizance of this need and arranged to meet it by starting this institution.
The foundation stone of Mansehra Public School was laid down by Mr. Ejaz Rahim, the then Commissioner, Hazara Division in September 1986. It was inaugurated on 11th March 1987 by Mr. Fida Muhammad Khan, the then Governor of N.W.F.P. Initially school was started up to Primary level and than it was later extended to Secondary level and than to Higher Secondary level. The school is recognized by the Education Department of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Abbottabad.