The Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) was setup to provide quality education to the children of the employees of the Department of Atomic Energy and its constituent units. From a modest beginning in the year 1969 with one school in Anushaktinagar, Mumbai, the AEES has grown steadily, and presently administers 30 schools and junior colleges at 16 locations all over the country. It has grown into a dynamic organization managed by 1781 staff members, of which about 1547 are teachers, entrusted with the responsibility of nurturing 27889 students.

The primary objective of education is founded on one of the basic principles of Indian philosophy, as stated in the "EshavasyaUpanishad"

A part of this Sanskrit verse:

"Let education help us see truth and virtue" is inscribed on the emblem of the AEES to become the guiding principle of our institution

The watchword of the AEES is excellence - a quality that has become all pervasive and central to each of its activities and strategies, both academic and managerial.

Vast changes were brought about in the system of education not only to make it more responsive to the needs of the children of today but also realize the institution's dream of providing holistic schooling.

The AEES has the unique distinction of having developed its own textbooks that are sympathetic to the mixed abilities of its heterogeneous student community. A team of teachers has successfully launched mathematics textbooks for Classes I to V, English textbooks for Classes I- IV, textbooks to teach environmental science to Classes I and II and a Hindi Pravesika for the Prep. Class. The English Reader for Class V, the Hindi textbook for Class I and textbooks on environmental science for Classes III and IV and textbooks for computer science for classes IV to X are currently under preparation.