Gandaki Boarding School (GBS), is a non-profit institution founded in 1966 with the motto ‘Knowledge, Character and Service. It is a selective co-educational boarding school which offers its service to students ranging from Grades 4 to 12. The school is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic educational institution that incorporates all castes, cultures, religions, values, and languages. It features an inquiry based, concept driven curriculum that provides a well-rounded, student centred programme. The language of instruction is English. Students are blessed with the opportunity to express their talents in a variety of athletics, academic, artistic and creative work. The school sponsors a variety of clubs such as Health and Sanitation, Handwriting, and English that can foster their potential. Seven academic departments and seven administrative sections team up to work for a better output. A new ICT Building and swimming pool have recently been added to the campus.
Gandaki Boarding School admits students without regard to ethnicity, race, religion, culture or creed. Admission is based on applicants previous academic achievement, evaluations from their current school and performance on the entrance test.
Scholarship Students entering Class Four – January 22 Fee Paying Students entering Class Four – March 20 Class Eleven – June GCE A-Level– June The yearly scholarship intake to Class Four is 23. Once admitted they are allowed to continue their education up to University Master Degree Level through our affiliated university – Gandaki College of Engineering and Science.
60% Indo-Aryan Communities
40% Mongol Communities
60% boys, 40% girls
51 out of 77 Nepalese Districts are represented
Scholarship students - 226
There are 220 days of classroom instruction divided into three terms:
1. Mid/April – end of June
2. Mid July- mid October
3. Mid November – end of March
School Day: 9:45 – 4:05
The school was established with a view to imparting quality education to its students in the local area as well as the aspiring students from both accessible and remote places of over 53 districts of Nepal. In addition to teaching and learning in the academic sector, it provides the platform to both the juvenile and teenaged students for instilling the sportive and other creative skills required for their life in future. It unfolds the unexposed potential by allowing them to participate in different sorts of extra-curricular activities and co-curricular activities like sporting, fine art, music and dance, drama,
quiz, essay, elocution spelling etc. Clubs are organized according to the interest of the students. Various sporting and cocurricular activities are also organized at the students’ own imitation.
The purpose of the Scholarship program is to improve the position of economically disadvantaged and marginalized students who have demonstrated the ability to succeed. is awarded to economically disadvantaged but intelligent students. The total number of students presently studying on scholarships is 226. They represent various ethnic groups and are from 51 districts out of the 77 districts of the country. Gandaki is proud that through this program, the lives of many children have been transformed.
GBS introduced Cambridge University O-Levels in 1990 GCE A Level commenced in 2010. students are selected on the basis of the results of Entrance Examinations which take place in June. The maximum number of enrolled AS students aged 16 to 17 has been 28 so far and the intake for the academic year 2017/18 is 24. All students are offered the following subjects:
AS: General Paper, Physics, Chemistry, Math, Biology/Computer
A2: Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer, Math
It has been customary for Nepali students to study grades 11 and 12 under the national board and GBS is no exception. It is cheaper and thought to be slightly less challenging than A Level. After students pass the grade 12 board examination, they are awarded a school leaving certificate and aim for tertiary education. The following subjects come under classes 11 and 12:
Class 11: English, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math
Class 12: English, Nepali, Physics, Biology, Chemistry
The Gandaki College of Engineering and Science (GCES) is an extension to Gandaki Boarding School. It was founded in 1998, and officially inaugurated in 1999. Currently the college offers a degree in Bachelors of Engineering (Software), BE in Computer and MSc in Information System Engineering following the semester and examination system of Pokhara University. The college is a non-profit institution owned by the Ministry of Education Nepal, and is managed by the GBS/ GCES public education trust.
The school assesses each of the student’s achievements continually. Teachers apply a variety of techniques which are used to test knowledge and skills, observations, portfolios of students’ work and analysis of books, projects and practical work. Attitudes, learning skills, social relationships and the levels of efforts count while observing the overall development of the learner. Report cards are given to students four times a year and teachers are given the platform to interact with the guardians of their students.
GBS has been able to produce excellent results both in School Leaving Certificate (SLC) and 10+2 Board Examinations. It has been awarded the Regional Education Shield for 19 times for the best educational accomplishments in the Region and the National Education Shield once for the best SLC results in the country.
Grading System: Grades are awarded on a nine-point scale A+, B, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D and E). A+ grade is considered as an outstanding performance whereas A to E are considered respectively an excellent, very good, good, above average, average, below average and insufficient.
|Percentage||Division||Number of Students||Percentage|
|60% - below 75%||First Division||11||27||79||67||49||14.86||36.99||74.53||62.62||47.12|
|45% - below 60%||Second Division||-||-||6||3||4||-||-||5.66||2.8||3.85|
|35% - below 45%||Third Division||-||-||-||1||-||-||-||-||0.93||-|
|Subject||>3.6 - 4||>3.2 - 3.6||>2.8 - 3.2||>2.4 - 2.8||>2.0 - 2.4||>1.6 - 2.0||>1.2 - 1.6||>0.8 - 1.2|
|Health, Pop. and Env.||2||107||6|
Percentage system: The grading system for class 11 has been cited from the Board Examination Results of 2017 only. GCE Advance Subsidiary Level and Advance.
Level Results 2017: GCE AS Level results are reported on a 5-point scale of grades: a(a), b(b), c(b), d(d) or e(e), grade a(a) being the highest and grade e(e) the lowest.
GCE A Level results are reported on a 6-point scale of grades: A*(a*), A(a), B(b), C(c), D(d) or E(e), grade A*(a*) being the highest and grade E(e) the lowest.
|Subject||A*||A||B||C||D||E||No. of Students|
|Subject||A||B||C||D||E||No. of Students|
The following is a selection of universities who offered admission to the 2013-2017 graduates of Gandaki Boarding School: