NIST: National School of Sciences

Lainchour, Kathmandu



NIST National School of Sciences, established in 1993, is a top-tier educational institution situated at Lainchour in the Kathmandu valley, and is a constituent of the NIST Foundation. For the past three decades, the school has been offering Upper Secondary classes in both Science and Management, as part of the +2 program, in line with the national curriculum set by the National Examination Board (NEB), Nepal. The school management is currently planning to introduce Law, Arts, and Humanities courses in Grade 11-12 in the near future. The long-term goal is to provide a complete continuum of education from Pre-school to Grade 12 through the NIST National School of Sciences within the next few years.

A group of scientists and academics launched the NIST Foundation with the primary objectives of creating academic institutions and offering high-quality education in science and technology to promote science education in the country. Presently, the NIST Foundation oversees nine academic institutions, including the National School of Sciences, which provides education from Pre-school to university level at various locations. The institution prioritizes academic excellence and encourages innovation and collaboration among students, resulting in exceptional board examination results each year. As a result, many alumni are now highly respected professionals and businesspeople both in the country and overseas.

Every year, approximately 1,000 students enroll in the Science and Management Stream, representing various provinces and diverse cultures and ethnicities. This allows for an intercultural exchange of ideas and a rich learning experience. The school offers numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that promote the students' overall development, preparing them not only for higher education but also for life beyond. Moreover, the school places great importance on instilling moral values in its students, such as integrity, responsibility, empathy, collaboration, and respect, to help them become well-rounded individuals and reach their full potential.


Our vision is to become a highly respected high school in the society where its students, staff and the community feel safe and valued, demonstrate their pride, share a love for learning, and students graduate with academic excellence to succeed in higher education and life.


We provide our students with a holistic education in a caring, safe and supportive environment that fosters positive attitudes to learning and develops the intellectual, social and emotional skills as well as their physical well–being of students. We engage our parents as partners to facilitate students to achieve academic excellence, inspire lifelong learning, and become confident, engaged and responsible global citizens. We help students develop the 21st century skills – creativity, critical–thinking, collaboration, communication and positive attitude that are essential to succeed in life, higher education and beyond.

Salient Features

School MIS

The school has a Management Information System that manages student profiles, academic progress, and activities. Each student gets a unique account number upon admission. The system enhances management and learning experience and assures parents of their child's safety and progress. The system communicates via email, mobile apps, etc. allowing students to access online tools and resources provided by teachers and the administration.

Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA0

NSS offers a variety of activities integrated into the academic routine, including a dedicated hour for students' holistic development. Hands-on projects and student-led clubs like IT, Science, Social, and Debate, provide opportunities for students to develop life skills and leadership abilities. Clubs organize major events to showcase their activities during the academic year.

Classroom & Other Facilities

The classrooms are designed to accommodate up to thirty-six students with ample space. The student furniture is thoughtfully selected for comfortable seating, providing adequate support for maintaining proper posture during long hours of study. Additionally, each classroom is equipped with a fixed projector and high-speed internet connectivity to facilitate the use of technology.

Health Care Services

During school hours, students can receive first aid services from the school's infirmary for minor injuries and illnesses. If a student experiences a major injury, they will be promptly taken to the nearest hospital, and their parents will be informed.

Transportation Services

Students who need transportation to and from the school can utilize the bus service provided by the institution. It is important to note that the transportation service is limited to a maximum radius of ten kilometers from the school. 


All students are required to follow the school's uniform policy, which consists of a shirt, pants, tie, and coat. Additionally, students are given a house T-shirt to wear during extracurricular activities within the school. Specific information regarding the uniform will be given to students upon admission.


The school offers a cafeteria where students can purchase their meals, including lunch and snacks, on their own. The cafeteria serves nutritious and freshly made meals for both students and staff. Students can choose between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food options, and the menu changes regularly.

Deposition of Mobile Phones

Students must deposit their smartphones in designated pigeonholes for safekeeping, and are strictly prohibited from bringing them into the classroom. Any mobile phone found on a student will be confiscated until the end of the academic session, and can be retrieved using a token after all classes have ended for the day.

Admission Guidelines

Students, who have successfully passed the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) or equivalent examination, are eligible to apply for admission in Grade 11. The eligibility for students to apply for the Science program is a minimum of grade B  and having taken Optional Mathematics in grade 10 as a subject, whereas the requirement for students applying for the Management program is a minimal of grade C+. The eligibility for students, applying from equivalent board examinations, for Science and Management is 60% and 50% respectively.

The students, who apply for admission must appear for entrance tests which include written and oral interview. The decision of the Admissions Committee regarding the admission will be final and binding. A detailed information about admission procedures will be provided to students at the time of student intake.


The school provides scholarships to students based on grade obtained in the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) or equivalent examinations and merit performance in the entrance tests conducted by the school. To encourage students, the school also has a provision of various scholarships for financially needy and deserving students. There is also a provision for internal scholarship scheme based on the performance of students in the terminal end examinations conducted by the school as well as for students with outstanding performance in the extra–curricular activities during the course of their studies. Detailed information about scholarship is made available at the time of admission.


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