Gandaki Boarding School formerly known as Nepal Adarsha Bidhalaya was established on 11th June 1966 as a result of the initiation of three groups: i. The United Mission to Nepal. ii. The Shining Hospital and iii. The Local Community,with a view to imparting quality education of an international standard.
Initially the facilities were primitive with all the thatched-roofed buildings mud and bamboo. There were only 45 boarding students, who were catered for by 5 teaching staff. It was designated as a co-educational regional school in 1985 with English as the medium of instruction in an agreement between Nepal government and the United Mission to Nepal.
The First batch of 10+2 students was enrolled in 1992.Prior to the commencement of 10+2 education; students were prepared for O level study for a number of years. It has been running classes from grade four to bachelor's level. It offers plus two program in Science with the affiliation of NEB; the Cambridge International A-Level program and Its sister organization offers B.E. in Computer Engineering (software) with the affiliation of Pokhara University.
The facilities and resources of the school for both boys and girls include well-equipped classrooms, library, labs, gymnasium, playgrounds, a health centre and ten hostels. Academic performance has been excellent both in SLC and 10+2 exams. It has been awarded the Birendra Regional Education Shield for 16 times so far for its best educational accomplishments in the Western Development Region.
Moreover, according to the report on the evaluation of the Higher Secondary Education in Nepal made by Himal and Nepal, national journals of Nepal , Gandaki Boarding School has been ranked the best Secondary School in the country on the basis of 10+2 results over several years.
GBS graduates pursue their tertiary education mainly in technical fields required in various areas.
Many of its ex-students have scattered throughout the country taking up numerous key positions, making a tremendous contribution for its development.
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ESTD: 1966 AD
Message from Mr. Rabi Prasad Baral
Welcome to Gandaki Boarding School, Lamachaur, Pokhara which is popularly known as GBS all across Nepal. This school has come a long way since its establishment back in 1966. Today the school has been able to establish itself as one of the finest institutions in the country for the dynamic and holistic learning opportunities it offers. We are delighted to announce that we are making the school's golden jubilee year with a variety of programmes round the year GBS, the only regional school in the nation was established By Ministry of Education (MoU), Nepal with the support and management of United Mission to Nepal (UMN) and local people.
It has been functioning as a not-for-profit educational institution and has been registered under Public Education Trust. GBS is an autonomous institution with innovative and dedicated management committee chaired by Regional Education Director, Western Development Region. We have always been driven by the mission to becoming an international centre of academic excellence with the motto- knowledge, character and service.
GBS students are highly expected to continue to show growth socially and emotionally as well as to demonstrate growth in their academic areas. It upholds the value of social responsibility and it is addressed through the education we provide: education of international standard. Our dedicated faculty and rigorous standard-based academic programmes definitely provide the students the continued educational experience essential for their future career and the entire school mechanism is all set to transform our fellow students into worthy adults. GBS on the whole strives for achieving the best of them and is committed to making each student's experience at GBS a worthwhile and special one.
I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to visionary and prospective students.