Gandaki Boarding School

Gandaki Higher Secondary Boarding School, Nepali: गण्डकी आवासीय उच्च माध्यामिक विध्यालय (often referred to as GBS), formerly known as Nepal Adarsha Bidhyalaya, is a model boarding school of Nepal, established on 11 June 1966 in the city of Pokhara, 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu.

It is the first and the only regional school of the country till date. It was established as a result of the initiation of three groups - The United Mission to Nepal, The Shining Hospital, and the local community.

Gandaki Higher Secondary Boarding School (GHSBS) offers (10+2) & (A-level), and it is located at Lamachaur at the northern end of Pokhara valley. It provides an English medium, all-round education to about 1,072 students, from classes 4-12. 35% of the students are girls, 20% of them receive scholarship, and 65% of them live in hostels.

The school is a non-profit institution owned by the Nepal government (Ministry of Education) and used to be run by an agreement and in collaboration with the United Mission to Nepal (UMN).

The motto of the school is "Knowledge, Character, and Service".

It celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 11 October 2015 A.D. (24th Asoj, 2072 B.S.).


The school is located in the city of Pokhara, Nepal, 200 km west of the capital Kathmandu. It is linked with the main city by a blacktopped road with regular public bus and taxi services. Surrounded by green hills and hillocks on three sides, perched on the western bank of the river and away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, the school offers a tranquil and conducive environment for the students to study.


  • Secondary Education Examination (national level examination for Class 10, prescribed by the Ministry of Education, Nepal)
  • 10+2 in Science Stream (Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB), Sanothimi, Nepal)
  • GCE ‘A’ LEVEL (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • BE in Software Engineering (affiliated to Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal)
  • M.Sc. in Information System Engineering (affiliated to Pokhara University, Pokhara, Nepal)