Bhaktapur NIST School

Bhaktapur NIST School


Dr. Madhav P. Baral


As a renowned academician, Dr. Madhav Prasad Baral has a long–standing experience and established credentials as a forerunner in the area of providing both high school and higher education in the country. Having established National School of Science (NSS) as the Founder Principal back in 1993 AD, the journey of more than twenty-six years has seen the NSS firmly established in the academic firmament as an educational institute of repute. Dr. Baral completed his MS in Biochemistry and Ph... See More


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About Us

Bhaktapur NIST School

We warmly welcome our parents and students to NIST School located at Lokanthali, Bhaktapur approximately nine hundred meters away towards north from the Araniko Highway. We are a learning community of young learners from Pre–school to Secondary school (Up to Grade 12), teachers and staff that is inclusive and diverse. This is the place where every individual feels safe, valued and nurtured. We are also surrounded by the local community that is caring and always supportive in ensuring a social ambience that is so crucial for these young learners.

We are a progressive school, and committed to providing a value–based education with an emphasis on holistic development of young learners. We implement the best practices, and apply approaches to teaching–learning that puts young learners at the centre of what our teachers do in classrooms and beyond. Our teachers with innovative and progressive mindset nurture young learners to unleash their full potential, and perform at their highest level.

In pursuit of imparting a quality education on a par with international standard, we have teamed up with Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), a widely recognized and the largest education provider wholly owned by the University of Cambridge. This collaboration with the Cambridge Education develops learners into confident, responsible and innovative, and equip them for success in the modern world.  



Admission FAQ

It is best to apply as soon as you know that ……….. is an option for you. While there is no deadline for applications, we have limited vacancies and we follow a first come first serve policy, so apply early for your best chance of being admitted.

We are open from grade …………..

Admission is given on the basis of an Entrance Examination which is mandatory, comprehensive, and has to be cleared on the basis of marks secured in the exam. A personal interview closely conducted by the School Management is compulsory for all students accompanied by their parents.

Forms can be collected from the school office or can be downloaded from our school website ……………. Completed forms can then either be handed in person in the school or email in …………………..

As part of the application approval process, all children have to participate in an age-appropriate entry assessment for basic math, languages (English and Nepali) and social interaction. This is needed to ensure a smooth and fully supported transition to the school and is by no means a “pass/fail” test. Parent interviews will also take place to ensure that their outlook towards education is in alignment with the school’s values and learning goals.

No. The school believes that every child should have a right to apply to KWS, and does not seek any form of monetary reimbursement for the process.

  • A completed application form along with a latest Passport sized photograph.
  • A Copy of student’s birth certificate
  • Most recent Marks Sheet/Award/Certificate from the student’s previous or current school

Once the admission committee finalizes the entrance dates, you will receive a call and an email with the details.

The official admission process begins from 1st Chaitra every year but as the seats are limited, you will be able to reserve seats prior to the date once you are notified of your child’s selection.

Yes, our school offers varied scholarships to students on a need-cum-merit basis.

Scholarships are provided on the basis of merit as well as criteria set by NEB. Student candidates are required to appear in scholarship exams held by the school for which the school admission desk provides you with the dates and time of exam. Selection is transparent and fair and thus, it is mandatory to pass out the scholarship exams.


The School provides a wide range of CCAs and extra–curricular activities for the holistic development of learners. Our learners engage in various activities such as Basketball, Football, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tae–Kwando, Cricket, Dance, Music, Drama, Yoga, Fine Art, Craft, etc. In addition, a host of other co–curricular activities such as debates, quizzes, literary writing, public speaking, presentation of project works, celebration of local and global feasts and festivals, etc. are organized to promote leadership skills and inter–cultural understanding among our learners, and instill in them the core values.

The School organizes field trips and excursions throughout the academic year depending on subjects and the schedule of the annual academic calendar. Such events provide learners with hands-on learning experiences while doing projects, and connect their classroom learnings with the real-world. Generally, learners visit botanical gardens, zoos, museums, agricultural farms and other sites as identified necessary for practical learning. In addition, our learners engage in community services to contribute to the local community that, in turn, help instill a sense of empathy and responsibility towards the society.

The School serves freshly prepared and well–balanced meal (lunch and snack) to students and staff. Students are given a choice between vegetarian and non–vegetarian food, and with a diverse set of menu options every day to ensure they enjoy healthy, nutritious and delicious meals.

The School provides transportation facility to transport students to and from the School. However, this facility is available within the periphery of ten kilometer only from the School. Parents should mention the need of transportation service in the application form while admitting their child in the school. An application should be submitted to the School for the School transportation service before the academic year begins if any students need the service. Students using the transportation service are accompanied by a bus helper to ensure their safety.

The School has a well–equipped infirmary. A full–time experienced and registered Staff Nurse provides first aid services to students throughout school hours. Minor injuries and illnesses are treated in the school infirmary. In case of a major injury, the student/s are immediately taken to the nearest hospital, and parents/guardians are notified. Parents/guardians are liable for the payments of such medical expenses.

The School gives the utmost priority to the safety and wellbeing of learners, and ensure the safety and wellbeing of every learner in the school. Students will be handed to their parents only or the person/s authorized by parents. However, middle school and secondary school students may be allowed to go home after the School or bus stop on their own upon receiving a written application from parents for permission to do so.

Learning becomes effective when learners feel valued, cared for, secure and supported. Students with well–developed social and emotional skills are better equipped to manage themselves, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, engage in teamwork, and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.

The School has purpose–built classrooms and facilities that allow students to have unique and enriching learning experience in the school. All classrooms are spacious and equipped with teaching and learning resources. A limited number of students are kept in each class so as to enable teachers to give every young learner individual attention and care. At NIST, teaching-learning approach is enquiry–based which fosters active and experiential learning among students. Our teachers engage students in active learning that helps them learn how to learn rather than what to learn. Students are encouraged to think critically rather than being a passive recipient of information from teachers. Thus, students play important part in their own learning process.

The School implements a team–teaching (also called Grade teaching) up to Grade three considering students with their different backgrounds and intellectual levels. Team–teaching helps our teachers plan their lessons, set learning goals and activities to meet the needs of individuals or groups of students. In the middle and secondary levels, our teachers adopt the project–based and problem–solving approaches to teaching–learning while teaching units of different subjects.

We believe in continuous learning and the improvement of learning outcomes for learners. A Continuous Assessment System (CAS) is employed to assess our learners’ understanding and performance. A set of class/home assignments, unit / monthly tests, term exams, individual and group project works are given to learners to regularly monitor their learning outcomes. Thus, we implement both formative and summative assessment systems across all grades.

NIST School has become a Cambridge International school since June 2021, and supplements the Curriculum (up to Grade 7) with the Cambridge framework, assessment tools and resources to support excellence and learning and professional development of the school teachers and leaders to deliver the best education possible to our students.

Success in Cambridge qualifications gives students admission to the world’s best universities, and students with Cambridge qualifications are accepted, and valued by universities around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge. 

The Cambridge education prepares learners for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at school, university and in their future careers. The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education, and is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. Together with Cambridge, we develop learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged, to succeed and thrive in the modern world.

We have a strong team of teachers who are qualified, passionate about their profession and experienced in progressive education. Our teachers have expertise in their subject matter and the disposition towards learning, and making a difference in classrooms and beyond. We help our teachers improve their teaching–learning practices, and enhance their knowledge about the modern education philosophy. In–house training sessions are regularly organized to discuss among teachers, reflect on their own practices, and improve on them. In addition, experts are invited, and seminars organized from time to time to have broader discussions, and gain perspectives on the changes in education philosophy.

The School works with different local and global education organizations as partners to give our students exposure to various skill-based education program that are internationally accredited.

  1.  British Council, Nepal
  2.  Digi School, Nepal
  3.  School Enterprise Challenge, UK
  4.  The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, UK
  5.  3Di School, New Zeeland
  6.  Karkhana, Nepal

The School collaborates with these education organizations / agencies to support students to develop the 21st century skills such as communication, teamwork, leadership and problem–solving. Our trained teachers help students to engage with age–appropriate business projects to develop these skills.


Located at ........... near ......., our School is served by regular & quick public transport – buses, micro-vans, and tempos.

Admission is given on the basis of an Entrance Examination which is mandatory, comprehensive, and has to be cleared or on the basis of previous grades. A personal interview closely conducted by the School Management is compulsory for all students accompanied by their parents.

Yes, our school offers varied scholarships to students on a need-cum-merit basis.

Some of our co-curricular activities include debating, elocution, essay writing, painting, drama, project, and excursions.

we have most of the sports facilities for our students.

Our Library is full of text-books, reference books/encyclopedias, and journals/ newspapers/magazines to keep the students well-informed. We have transportation facility as well.