A few years ago, a group of leading Nepalese educationists and entrepreneurs felt the need to establish a semi-residential school of an international standard in Nepal to meet the growing demand for high-quality holistic education for children of five to nineteen years. Thus, Kathmandu World School (KWS) was established at Surya Binayak – 7, Gundu, Bhaktapur.
The school possesses world-class infrastructure supported by the state–of–the–art facilities in a serene and peaceful location, conducive to a unique learning environment. The buildings and facilities are spread over 55 Ropanis of land endowed with abundant greenery and natural beauty.
The first phase of construction has almost been completed while the rest of the project is tentatively scheduled to attain completion by 2021. The school, when fully operational, will have a total capacity of 1,390 students of which there is provision for 400 students to reside in the school hostel.
The Academic Year 2075 BS (2018-19) marked the commencement of the academic programs at the elementary (Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5) as well as secondary school (Grade 11 Science and Management). Now the school offers a full-fledged High School Programme from grades 1 (One) to 12 (Twelve) with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) of UK at the elementary level (Grade 1-5), the National Curriculum for the Middle School (Grade 6-9) and the National Education Board’s Grade 11 & 12 program in Science, Management, Humanities, and Law. Plans are afoot to introduce Cambridge International A-Levels from the Academic Year 2021. Hence, KWS is truly International in every aspect.
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Kathmandu World School (KWS) welcomes applications from students of all nationalities who desire to benefit from our educational programmes and whose parents share the school’s vision and approach to learning.
Applications for immediate or future entry are considered at any time throughout the year but students are accepted based on availability of seats. The decision of the Admissions Committee in such matters will be final. All students will be required to appear for screening tests that comprise written tests and an interview to determine their eligibility for admission in the school. Upon request, the Admissions Officer will make available detailed information about admission procedures to parents and students.
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 possesses world–class infrastructure supported by state–of–the–art facilities to provide a kaleidoscope of enriching educational experiences for the holistic development of children under our care.
The school environment is calm and intentional in order to inspire and facilitate effective learning. All the buildings including the Extra–Curricular Activity (ECA) block incorporate shockproof features to withstand earthquakes and ensure the safety of students. The classrooms are spacious, air– conditioned and equipped with broadband Internet connection, CCTV and a fire alarm system. The design of the buildings is both aesthetic and utilitarian, and also reflects Nepalese architecture and heritage.
The school has two fully equipped multipurpose halls, well–stocked libraries, modern Science and Computer laboratories, Cafeteria and a Health Care Centre to name a few of the facilities available. A dedicated Extra Curricular Activity (ECA) block presently under construction will provide facilities such as swimming, futsal, several instrument–based music studios and dance facilities, sports and fitness gyms as well as medium–based visual art studios designed with the purpose to broaden avenues for students to unearth and nurture their diverse talents.
The library forms the core of our literacy programme, and is the hub for all research and inquiry projects. We have two spacious and well– stocked libraries – one designed for Elementary students (Grade 1-8) and one for Secondary students (Grade 9 and above). Trained librarians, who are knowledgeable and experienced in Library Management oversee the library programme. A collection of printed resources (books, magazines, periodicals, research manuscripts, encyclopedias, subject-wise reference books, etc.) is available for students and teachers. Separate rooms are available for individual–study as well as for group discussions and presentation.
We have the latest educational tools including Information and Computer Technology (ICT) for use in our Science and Computer Laboratories to enhance learning experiences, and develop critical thinking and problem–solving skills. Each of the academic wings on completion, will have its own Computer Laboratory. Subject specific laboratories (for Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany) are provided for Secondary school students (Grade 9 to 12/ A Level) to gain a deeper understanding of concepts as well as practical knowledge of the subject. A general science laboratory is available for Elementary school students (Grade 1 – 8).
The school provides air–conditioned vans to transport the day students to and from the school, ensuring comfort and safety of the students availing the service. Every van will be supervised by a staff member, who will be responsible for coordinating pick–up and drop-off of students at designated stops. Additionally, all vans have a Global Positioning System (GPS) for tracking the vehicle en-route for the convenience of the parents.
We also help students make an informed decision on higher education regarding the courses that best suit their interest and career goals. Our students are counselled by a professional Counselor as to what likely career they should pursue based on their interest and aptitude so that they can succeed in life.
Qualified and registered nurses are on hand to provide first aid services for students. Minor injuries and illnesses are treated in the school Health Care and Nursing Unit. The infirmary has sufficient beds and a separate isolation room for use, in case of any student suffering a contagious ailment. An experienced Medical Practitioner will regularly visit the school to check student’s health. In addition, special health camps like Eye check–up, Dental check–up, etc. will be organized from time to time to create awareness about health issues among students and parents.
For students of grade four and above, we have provision of boarding facilities that are comfortable, secure and homely.
The Boarding houses are located within a short walking distance from the school buildings with separate buildings for girls and boys. All the buildings are equipped with necessary amenities and well–furnished rooms. Every hostel building has an indoor entertainment / activity room as well as a common lounge where the students can study, or enjoy the company of their friends.
Hostel students will be under the care and guidance of an experienced and dedicated Hostel Parent and Attendants who will be on duty round the clock to ensure the safety and comfort of the students. A visiting doctor and a full– time residential nursing staff will be available to provide first aid services for minor ailments. Parents, who wish to enroll their kids in KWS Boarding House, can obtain a separate brochure and attend a counselling session with the Head of Boarding House/ Hostel Parents.
At KWS, students are given a wide range of choices to engage in varied Co-curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities such as Debates, Quizzes or Games and Sports, Performing Arts (Dance, Music and Drama), Visual Arts, etc. The activities provide students with an avenue to explore their talents, develop new skills and pursue their passion. By engaging in the ECAs, students discover what they are good at, and become motivated to succeed. In addition, they develop leadership, social and life skills as well as an understanding of group dynamics. More importantly, they experience both success and failure which inculcates resilience and an ability to persevere.
The school has a number of dedicated studios for Performing Arts (Dance, Music and Drama), Visual Arts (Fine Art, Fabric Painting, Collage, Sculpture, etc.), Martial Arts (Judo, Wushu and Taekwando) as well as Gymnastics. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their creative and artistic capabilities in instrument–based music studios (Violin, Keyboard, percussion instruments, etc.) and medium–based art studios (Collage, Fabric painting, Sculpture and Fine Art). All students from grade one (1) to eight (8) will have guided Music and Art lessons. From grades nine (9) and above, music and art will be optional.
The school will have a dedicated extra– curricular activities (ECA) building and a sports department with professional coaches and trainers, who will constantly challenge and guide every child to develop their skills, resilience and competitive spirit. The school will have its own swimming pool, outdoor playgrounds, basketball courts, futsal pitch and a well- equipped multi–purpose court under the ECA building, which will be ready soon.
Besides various extra–curricular activities, the students will be engaged in various club–activities as well as community service, which will help to develop a positive attitude, social skills and self–confidence. The goal of involvement in community service is to develop empathy towards the less fortunate, and foster a sense of social responsibility. Students of diverse clubs like Social Service Club, Environment Club, Book Club, MUN (Model United Nations), etc. will be involved in organizing a host of events in the school through which they develop their communication, organizational and leadership skills as well as build up their self-confidence.
Clubs and Its Objectives
STC is formed to make students brainstorm in the advancements and challenges of today’s generation. It supports them to explore science and technology beyond the classroom so that they can have a clear understanding of today’s world. The club focuses on:
- Organizing Science Exhibition
- Conducting Web page designing competition
- Running science activities in regular basis.
ACC is formed to incorporate different festival moods and cultural celebrations. Today’s generation needs a connection to their own cultural location along with expanding their knowledge with the facts of diverse cultural activities. Hence ACC is formed for this very purpose. The club focuses on:
- Organizing fine art, music and dance competitions
- Running different activities related to creative and cultural arts.
- Celebrating different occasions.
- Organizing School fest.
Social Club is formed to make students responsible towards social issues. It leads the individual from their personal world to the level of understanding social values. So, SC focuses on:
- Organizing different social-awareness programs.
- Conducting social and personal talk shows.
- Run different social activities like blood donation, fund raising to support elderly home/orphanages.
- Organizes social camps.
RC is a hub to make the students grow intellectually with reading activities and bringing forth their expressions in writings. Reading and writing are the major receptive and productive skills that make a person a good learner. The RC focuses on:
- Organizing different language skill related activities like essay writing, oratory, debate, quiz.
- Organizing interaction programs/Coffee Talk, Book Talk etc.
- Publishing classroom magazine/wall magazine on a regular basis.
- Supporting in publishing KWS Bulletin and magazine.
Sports Club is a place to accommodate physical strength along with discipline. It captures the students’ interest in organizing, participating and building a team spirit among the students. It focuses on:
- Facilitating in conducting regular sports activities.
- Conducting sports week.
- Coordinating inter school competitions.
The school has a modular kitchen and a bakery. The kitchen serves freshly prepared, well–balanced meals for all students with a choice between vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. A strict code of hygiene and sanitation is enforced under the supervision of a trained and experienced chef. The bakery will also be used for imparting practical lessons on baking and demonstrations for students.
We value the safety and security of our students. An efficient safety and security system is in place within the buildings and around the school premises. Besides having Security Guard manned gates and a properly fenced perimeter, classrooms and corridors are monitored through CCTV. Fire and emergency alarms are connected to ensure student safety and security.
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<h3>"KWS has been a great experience for us as parents. Our daughter has been admitted in grade four. Although we were a few months behind in enrollment and quite worried about her transition from a school in Canada, the wonderful cooperation and coordination of staffs and teachers made it possible for our daughter who is happily settled in and is energized to go to school. We believe that enrolling our daughter in KWS was a great decision, and we are very pleased and proud to say that our daughter goes to KWS.”</h3>
<h3>"Our son has joined Kathmandu World School in grade 5. What attracted us to KWS was the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the overall infrastructural set-up in enabling a meaningful learning environment. The management and teachers are committed to working for a safe, joyful and engaging school experience for our son. The transition has been smooth and we are happy with the school.”</h3>
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.