The President’s College came into being on the 4th of February 1978. The inauguration of this school was the first official act carried out by His Excellency the President J. R. Jayewardene after assuming duties as the first Executive President of Sri Lanka. The initial location for this school was at Torrington Place. President’s College was shifted from Torrington Place to the present premises at Sri Jayewardenepura on 21 June 1983. In the year 1993 the school became a National School.
The first sports meet was held under the distinguished patronage of Madam Hema Premadasa on the 5th of June 1980 subsequently, a concert displaying the multi-faceted talents of these tiny tots was staged at the John de Silva Theatre on the 5th of November 1980