Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman ( STAR as popularly known ) has its root in the Malay Secondary School ( MSS ), the first Secondary School to be opened for the Malays after the country’s independence in 1957.
2 January 1957 - MSS operated from a temporary site ( a former British Army Barrack ) at Baeza Avenue, Off Ashby Road, Ipoh, Perak with a total intake of 360 students. The first Head-Master of the School was Tuan Hj. Hamdan Bin Sheikh Tahir
26 July 1957 - The last British High Commissioner to Malaya Sir Donald MacGillivery paid a visit to the School.
6 January 1958 - The School moved to its present site along Tiger Lane, Ipoh ( now Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah)
14 May 1958 - Official Opening and Renaming of the School by the first Prime Minister of Federation Of Malaya YTM Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
The School is now known as Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, named after the first Yang Di Pertuan Agong of the Federation.
The School is now known as Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, named after the first Yang Di Pertuan Agong of the Federation, His Majesty Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
23 September 1958 - Royal Visit by the His MajestyYang Di Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Rahman
November 1959 - First batch students sat for Lower Certificate of Education examination.
January 1960 - Form Four Classes started
14 September 1961 - The Ambassador of USA made a visit to the School
November 1961 - STAR’s first batch of candidates ( 155 ) sat for the combined Cambridge Overseas School Certificate/Federation of Malaya Certificate examinations.
January 1962 - Another milestone for STAR when Form Six Classes started
November 1963 - STAR’s first batch of Upper Six Classes ( Arts and Science ) sat for the Overseas Higher School Certificate examination.
January 1964 - A history of a sort when a girl student was admitted ( STAR is a boys’ residential school) to the school joining Lower Six Science class.
January 1965 - More girls power. 13 girls were admitted to the School entering Lower Six classes.
26 June 1965 - The British High Commissioner to Malaysia His Excellency Viscount Head paid a visit to the School.
1975 - The School stopped the enrolment of pupils into Remove Classes
January 1981 - STAR witnessed the enrolment of first 2nd generation Starian. Alimin Ismadi the son of Ismail Salleh ( second batch ) joining Form One.
June 1981 - Official Launching of Kelas Matrikulasi Sains with Universiti Sains Malaysia.
1982 - STAR celebrated Silver Jubilee
2007 - STAR celebrated Silver Jubilee