History and Expansion
The Surya Secondary Boarding School started with 35 pre-schoolers and 2 teachers. The demand grew and one class/grade level was added every year through the donations sent (US$8,000 to $20,000 per year) by Mr. Shrestha. In order to pave a path for well-trained teachers, Mr. Shrestha created a scholarship fund to send Nepali teachers to the United States for one-year trainings. These trainings, since 2016, have been in the Montessori style of education fusing science and spirituality. More students, more teachers, and more land was added each year. Now, Surya Secondary Boarding School sits on 1800-acres with a one-of-a-kind and beautiful 8-building educational, housing and cafeteria facility. 900 students from pre-K (nursery) to grade 12 are served.
The Surya Secondary Boarding School actually taught its home community and neighboring villages the value and importance of quality education. This school was the first English-based school ever opened of the mountain region of Nepal. Khandbari, especially, had nothing like this. After the birth of Surya Secondary Boarding School, about 35 more new boarding schools have been established in the mountain region of Nepal.
The next step is to make Surya Secondary Boarding School a college accredited by Tribhuvan University. Education and Business courses of study will be provided.
We are very proud to say that 30 alumni are already in the United States working as doctors, nurses, and business people. This school has never failed in their exams. We are proud to provide scholarships to those who cannot afford to go to our school but are talented. We do not have a policy of discrimination.
In the very near future, Surya Secondary Boarding School will have its own FM music radio station, museum hall and its own drinking mineral water plan. The FM radio will provide educational programs not only to our students but all other students of all other schools in the area.