British School of Kathmandu British School of Kathmandu

This British style international school is an independent non-profit making school, catering for children from 3-19. It was founded in 1966 by a group of British and Commonwealth expatriates who wanted a British-style education for their children. 

The school received official recognition from His Majesty’s Government of Nepal the following year. From its early days, the School has been under the patronage of the British Embassy. 


It is a fee-paying, not-for-profit, independent, international school delivering the English National Curriculum with thirty-two full time UK recruited staff (including the Principal). The School began building up a Senior School in 1996 and now the School accommodates students through to A Level. Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel syllabi are followed for IGCSE and A Level examinations (CIE is part of the UCLES Examinations Board).


The School currently serves 42 nationalities all sharing English as the teaching medium. It is well resourced and currently has 350 on role. As a staff we are very committed to the multicultural aspects of the School.

About the country

Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, between the Tibet autonomous region of China and India. It contains eight of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest - the world's tallest - on the border with Tibet, and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Nepal recently was declared a republic and has abolished the monarchy. Kathmandu is the largest city and capital of Nepal and the namesake of the Kathmandu Valley.