Sainik School, Satara is situated at Satara City, on Pune-Banglore highway. It was the first Sainik School amongst a chain of 24 such schools established in the country. Sainik School, Satara was founded on 23 Jun 1961. through the visionary efforts of Shri Yashwantrao Chavan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra State. It was inaugurated by the Defence Minister of India, Shri V K Krishna Menon with the aim of preparing boys academically, mentally and physically for entry into the National Defence Academy and other Defence Academies, who hail from financially weaker sections of the society and thereby removing the regional imbalance for such entries in the Armed Forces.
The School is located on Pune-Bangalore National Highway at Satara and is about 115 Kms away from Pune. Maharashtra State Transport frequent bus service from Pune to Satara. The Journey time is about three hours. The school is 3 Kms away from Satara Bus Stand. Rail service is also available at Satara and Railway station is 7 Kms away from school.