Atal Adarsh Vidyalaya Lodhi Estate was established as a primary school. For a long period of time it was called N P Primary School Lodhi Estate. In the mid-seventies the school was upgraded to a middle school and in 1989 it was upgraded to a Secondary School. In year 2010 the school was upgraded to a senior secondary school. Urdu has been an integral part of the school for long. There are Urdu medium sections, along with Hindi medium sections in the primary. Urdu as a language is offered in the middle and secondary classes. This is one of the few NDMC schools which offers all the three streams i.e. Humanities, Commerce and Science.