SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Pokhara

SOS- Kinderdorf International has established SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools in various countries as projects which complement the SOS Children's Village.This school has the privilege and honor of having the personal attention of the President of SOS KDI, Hon. Helmut Kutin, since the inception in 1987.His regular visits in monitoring the progress and expansion of the school from Kindergarten to Grade 12 have made it possible to see this school with a difference. This is the only higher secondary school in the valley providing Nepali, Tibetan and English as the medium of instruction and the only SOS Hermann Gmeiner School in the country with a special hostel facility.

Initially the focus of this school was to provide an all round education to the children of the SOS Children's Village Pokhara and the Tibetan Refugee Community whereby they could follow the National Curriculum and also learn Tibetan Language, Literature, history and culture. The School was formally inaugurated on June 6, 1987 by the Chairperson of SOS Children’s Village Nepal in the presence of the President of SOS KDI, Hon. Helmut Kutin. Mr.R.K Sharma convened as the National Director of SOS CV Nepal and Mr. Tsering Thondup as the first Principal for the School.

The school is situated at two separate places in Pokhara (a tourist destination 200 km West of Kathmandu) with an average elevation of 900 metres above seal level. The Kindergarten and the Junior School are at Chhorepatan (Southwest) while the Senior School is at Gharipatan (South East)
Salient School Features
  •    A Crèche for Toddlers
  •     Kindergarten to grade 12
  •     Kindergarten (Stages I to III) with Montessori teaching aids
  •     Student’s Guide book for grade 1 to 12 to uphold the school’s working culture
  •     Medium of instruction in 3 languages – Tibetan, Nepali and English
  •     Optional subjects – Tibetan, Additional Math and Accountancy
  •     Commerce Stream at the Higher Secondary Level
  •     Multipurpose Hermann Gmeiner Academy Hall
  •     Play fields and facilities for numerous Indoor and Outdoor games and sports
  •     Participation by students in Community gatherings/festivals for social integration
  •     Inter-House and Cultural Activities for day students and boarders
  •     Annual Children's Magazine for the Kindergarten and Primary School
  •     Annual School Magazine for the senior students
  •     Professional development programmes for staff
  •     Separate Hostel facilities for the senior boys and girls
  •     Library, Science Lab. and Computer room