The Ullens Education Foundation (UEF) is a non-profit entity that focuses on achieving educational excellence. Its flagship institution, the Ullens School, caters to K-12 students and offers Nepal's inaugural International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Additionally, it has a distinct Kindergarten section and has established a longstanding affiliation with Bank Street College of Education in New York.
Ullens School provides a well-rounded curriculum that adheres to the Nepal government's national curriculum. The school implements the Bank Street Approach to education, which is based on the educational philosophy of Bank Street Graduate School of Education in New York. This approach is renowned for its innovative and progressive educational practices.
Ullens School endeavors to cultivate self-awareness in children and give equal importance to the development of their intellectual and social abilities. Our primary goal is to equip children with the necessary tools and skills to become competent and responsible adults.
The vision of Ullens School is to become an international center for academic excellence that fosters social responsibility and international mindedness among students.
The mission of Ullens School is to encourage and empower children to pursue their intellectual curiosity and creativity along with a path of self-discovery that leads to responsible adulthood and to provide a multi-faceted learning environment that includes parents, teachers, students, and the community, where children from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds are treated with respect and dignity.
The Kadjou Building, also known as the Junior Block, caters to students from grades I to VIII, with an enrollment capacity of 480 students. It houses various facilities such as a cafeteria, library, science laboratories, and performing arts rooms. The rooftop playground is furnished with soft rubber flooring and is accessible to students in grades I to III. Additionally, it serves as a venue for soft football games for students in grades VI to VIII. The building comprises more than 40,000 square feet of operational space.
The school houses three libraries, located in the Junior, Senior, and IBDP buildings respectively, which collectively house an impressive collection of over 20,000 books, periodicals, and resource materials. Each library is staffed by experienced librarians and provides access to online publications and books. Although classroom libraries are available for Elementary and Secondary grades, students are encouraged to utilize the school library for specialized classes and leisure reading. Parents are always welcome to visit the school libraries and are strongly encouraged to read with their children.
Ullens School offers biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories, providing students with an opportunity for hands-on learning and practical experience in scientific methodologies. The laboratories located in both the Junior and Senior buildings are equipped with high-quality instruments and materials, and are certified by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO).
The computer laboratories, located in both the Junior and Senior buildings, are each equipped with 35 computer systems and are connected to high-speed Internet. Students have unrestricted access to these laboratories and are encouraged to utilize their free time to work on coursework and personal research projects. The school upholds a stringent code of conduct regarding internet usage and expect all students and parents to be aware of these standards.
To augment the quality of teaching, Ullens School's faculty employs ActivBoards, which are interactive whiteboards that come with a digital projector and an advanced screen capable of recording and saving whatever is written on it. These boards also enable seamless internet connectivity from the classrooms. Both teachers and students employ these powerful instructional tools to enrich their learning experience.
Ullens School has a fully equipped proscenium stage auditorium with a seating capacity of 500 individuals, which is utilized for assemblies and performing arts shows. The floor of the auditorium has high-quality rubber mats installed, making it a suitable space for indoor sports activities, such as table tennis, badminton, and gymnastics, among others. Students have access to this multifunctional space for both academic and athletic purposes.
At Ullens School, there are two cafeterias available, one in the junior building and the other in the senior building. Both cafeterias serve hot vegetarian lunches to all students. Moreover, students in the elementary grades receive breakfast, while students in the secondary grades have access to an afternoon snack. The school menu is approved by the food committee, and the meals are prepared in our state-of-the-art kitchen by trained staff under the guidance of a professional chef.
The school offers a fleet of air-conditioned microbuses for convenient transportation to and from school. Additionally, Ullens is easily accessible from all areas of the Kathmandu Valley via public transportation.
Parents and guardians who want their children to attend Ullens School should take the following steps:
Parents/guardians who desire to enroll their kid at Ullens School must first sign their child's name in the admissions log at the school's front desk.
Parents/guardians are contacted by the Admissions Office to schedule an orientation. The principal will give an overview of the academic program, followed by a tour around the school.
The application package can be picked up from the Admissions Office.
Parents/Guardians must complete and submit the application form to the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office will schedule a placement assessment and interview for you. Interviews will be conducted with both the parents/guardians and the student.
If a student is accepted, parents/guardians and students will be contacted via phone or email.
Parents/guardians and kids will get an acceptance letter and a voucher to submit a deposit to cover due fees after being accepted. This payment secures the student's place at Ullens School.
Parents and guardians should therefore attend an Open House where they will receive a Parent's Student Handbook, curriculum, and other important papers.
Ullens School is a non-profit institution; therefore surplus earnings are used to provide scholarships for children who cannot afford tuition fees. Twenty percent of the students benefit from the scholarship program. The Scholarship Committee examines all applications to determine whether the applicant is eligible for a scholarship. The Committee’s recommendations are submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.