Young Raghubir's education was left in the hands of the highly educated Master Amir Chand and later an Englishman, W. Wenstanley Pearson, on the recommendation of Rev. C.F. Andrews, a professor at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. The atmosphere in which young Raghubir was raised was a blend of traditional Indian values and modern European education. The greatest educationist however was his father, who at every occasion encouraged his son to think about issues concerning women’s education, the independence of India and the role of enlightened Indians in the future of the country. It was in this environment that young Raghubir decided to start a school on large and liberal lines, with immense scope for development of physical, mental and spiritual faculties, that would prepare Indians to discharge their responsibilities in both the civil and military spheres of national life, and fulfill the objective of providing leaders for a yet to be born nation.