Adarsha Vidya Mandir
|Adarsha Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School|
|Lalitpur, Bagmati Zone, Nepal|
|Motto||Be Good Do Good|
|Number of students||5000 approx|
|Information||+977-01-5524876, +977-01-5548014, +977-01-5521332|
A.V.M. higher Secondary School is one of the oldest and largest schools in Manbhawan, Lalitpur, Nepal with over 5,000 students. Established in 2022B.S. by a pioneer education in Nepal, the late Satya Narayan Bahadur Shrestha, this school is one of the top-leading schools in Nepal, offering quality education and skill based knowledge. It is the pioneer national English medium boarding school in Nepal. It has bagged national and regional awards several times for its excellent result in SLC examination.
- 1 History
- 2 Educational objectives
- 3 Student service and facilities
- 4 Extracurricular activities
- 5 Internal evaluation
- 6 External links
The history of AVM is inextricably linked with the history of the late Satya Narayan Bahadur Shrestha, a true, selfless, democratic educationalist who contributed whole life in the field of education. He began the school with 120 students, including 70 day scholars and 50 boarders, at a rented building known as Bhairab Bhavan, now converted into the Himalaya Hotel at Kupondol. AVM now has six modern buildings, two playgrounds, and two basketball courts. The school offers education from grade 1 to School Leaving Certificate level which is equivalent to O levels offered by University of Cambridge.
A.V.M. has been conducting a 10+2 program since 2058B.S., in Science and Management subjects. The program is run in a building purchased for the purpose (the ancient building in which former autocratic Rana rulers used to keep their goats and horses). The compound includes a playground for the students and a beautiful garden.
Adarsha Vidya Mandir is semi-public school initiated by one of the guthi (community).
- To prepare dedicated, devoted, disciplined and enlightened citizens.
- To impart qualities like moral integrity, patriotism, love for national art and culture.
- To enable students to lead a productive and happy life in 21st century.
Student service and facilities
The school has science laboratories with adequate facilities for practical works in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These encourage students to learn through experiments and researches. Students from science stream at the 10+2 level do extensive laboratory work to reinforce their learning. Students of all classes make regular visits to the laboratories to get practical experience of the theories taught in class. Science exhibitions are held on regular basis which provide students to explore their potential in science and technology
The school owns a computer lab hall with over 100 computers. Most computers use a Pentium 4 processor. Students take classes on programming, webpage development and Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Under programming, QBASIC is taught with great emphasis, with several highly-qualified teachers.
The classrooms accommodate 50 to 60 students. They are well spaced and well aerated by ventilators and windows.
Area and environments
The bus stops near the school are Manbhawan and Lagankhel, at five minutes walking distance. A.V.M. has eight Ropanis of land in a peaceful environment and greenery, with a garden, lawn, basketball court, and academic buildings.
Residential hostel and dormitories
The school has accommodation for its students in a well-managed hostel, close to the school building. This offers students residing outside the KTM valley with an opportunity to study peacefully and comfortably. The hostel is under regular supervision of the principal and is looked after by hostel wardens and matrons. Every effort is made to ensure that the boarders are comfortable, neat and clean and happy.
Study classes and tutorials are held in the mornings and evenings. The time table ensures that all students get ample opportunity to take part in co- and extra-curricular activities.
The cafeteria provides hygienic food to its students. Hot and cold drinks are available with snacks. The old cafeteria was in a messy condition so the school management has built a new one.
The school offers transportation facilities to its students at the parent's request. The bus fare varies on the basis of distance traveled by school bus. School buses travel on definite routes. So, students should catch the respective buses at their own convenient points. The detailed information sheet of route, time of arrival/ departure, bus no., bus fare, etcetera is available in the account section of the school. Also students are required to show their identity cards when demanded, to board the bus.
Table Tennis, Cricket, Basketball, Football
Field trips were arranged to nearby places. These included excursion to Botanical Garden, zoo, historical places, science experiments, orphanage and so on and so forth. An annual picnic was also held to encourage socialization and brotherhood. Students do need to submit their reports on what they have learnt. The reports on the excursion are valued with greater emphasis and credits are given on the performance. but this trend has been discontinued for the higher level classes.
With the motive of developing the student's personality and making them active by involving them in extra-curricular activities, AVM has two clubs: Maths Club, Science Club,Writers Club and many more.
Internal evaluation of a student is done via monthly tests, terminal examinations, project works and involvement in club activities. Monthly progress reports on homework, note presentation and classroom performance are sent to parents. A parent teacher meeting is also held with a sole objective to improve each student's performance. AVM indeed has three terminal examinations in a session before the board exam (including pre board).