Durbar High School

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Durbar High School after re-construction

Durbar High School which translates to Palace High School, opened in 1854 is the oldest modern school in Nepal located in Ranipokhari, Kathmandu.[1] The school was originally built to teach sons[2] of Ranas exclusively but was opened to public citizens in 1901 by Dev Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana.[3] At first, Rana children were given education at Thapathali Durbar but later Jung Bahadur Rana moved it into its own building at Ranipokhari, Kathmandu.

Some parts of the school were destroyed in the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.[4] The school is currently being rebuilt under the Chinese Aid.[5]


  1. ^ "Durbar High School – Boss Nepal". Retrieved 2020-07-27.
  2. ^ Maskey, Govinda (1996). Social Life in Nepal: From Tradition to Modernity (1901-1925). Anmol Publications. p. 140. ISBN 978-81-7488-176-2.
  3. ^ Harris, George Lawrence (1973). Area Handbook for Nepal, Bhutan, and Sikkim. U.S. Government Printing Office.
  4. ^ "Historical monuments lost forever". The Nation. 26 April 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  5. ^ https://english.onlinekhabar.com/china-completes-durbar-high-school-reconstruction-in-10-months.html

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