Monastic HSEB, Janakpur

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Monastic Higher Secondary English Boarding School
Monastic Logo1.jpg
Seal of Monastic Higher Secondary English Boarding School
Quality Education for Quality Life
Dhanushapath Ward No.1 Janakpurdham
Bhanu Chowk Janakpurdham

Coordinates 26°44′N 85°55′E / 26.733°N 85.917°E / 26.733; 85.917Coordinates: 26°44′N 85°55′E / 26.733°N 85.917°E / 26.733; 85.917
Type Private boarding school coeducational[1]
Established December 29, 1985
Opened 1986
Founder Dr.Mithlesh Kumar Sah
School district Dhanusha
Principal Dr.Mithlesh Kumar Sah(secondary)
Other Principals Mrs.Veena Devi Sah(lower secondary)
Mr.Subodh Sah(higher secondary)
Grades Playgroup to 12
Number of students 3000 approx
Color(s) Dark Blue     
Athletics cricket
Affiliations CDC[1]
Higher Secondary Education Board, Sano thimi Bhaktapur[2]
Magazine "Gurukul"
Former pupils Monasticians

Monastic Higher Secondary English Boarding School (Nepali: मोनस्टिक उ. मा. बी. जनकपुर), (usually known simply as Monastic School) is a private boarding school in Janakpurdham, Dhanusa District, southeast Nepal.It was established in 1985 at a rented house in Bhanu chowk, where it remained for seven years before moving to its present location on Dhanushapath, in the south of the town. Both the facilities are functional. Founded by Dr. Mithilesh Sah, it was named Monastic after the Sanskrit word of गुरुकुल, gurukul which is a type of school in India, residential in nature, with shishyas living in proximity to the guru, often within the same house.[3][4] It does not follow the guru-shishya tradition (parampara), and is a "normal" residential school.[5]

There are 3000 students in the school aged 5 to 18; the lower school, the middle school and the higher school, all are co-educational and has equal percentages of girls and boys. The first headmaster was Dr. Mithilesh Sah, who has occupied the post since the establishment of the school and is the first and only headmaster of the school.

Monastic pupils compulsorily take a district level qualification exam in Grade eight and another important test, the School Leaving Certificate level ( equivalent to GCSE) tests in Grade ten (aged 15–16), which earns them a matriculation degree and then they, like all the other SLC graduates in Nepal, have a range of choices where they choose either, the state funded 10+2 level and continue their education in Monastic, or any other higher secondary school in Nepal, or the British A-levels in the sixth form, offered by UCLES in Nepal, or the International Baccalaureate.[6] The majority of students go on to higher education following the completion of their SLC at the end of Year Thirteen (aged 17–18).[7]

In 2006, the school was upgraded to higher secondary school.,[8] which means it offers additional subjects related to science, management and arts and education.[9]


The School is a full fledged English Medium School, ultimately upgraded to 10+2 Science, Commerce, Arts and Education.[2] This School was founded by Dr. Mithlesh Kumar Sah in 1985. Monastic school has 3 branches, namely the lower-secondary, Secondary and Higher-secondary branches, and they are under different supervisions. Most of its affairs are controlled by the founder principal.The school is renowned locally because of its regular good results at the annual SLC examinations, thus has managed to maintain a distinctive place amongst the locals.[10][11]
The School also provides boarding facilities for its students and also runs local transportation services for the students from the outer parts of the Janakpur city.


Monastic school operates two courses of study :

  1. School Leaving Certificate level (a nationwide curriculum up to class 10 prescribed by the Department of Education of Nepal.[1]
  2. 10+2 level (Higher Secondary Education Board of Nepal, equivalent alternative to A-levels).[2]

The school has had 17 successful batches of SLC graduates since 1993.[10] But the college has not lived up to the performance levels of the School.

Extra curricular activities[edit]

The school holds extra-curricular activities and training sessions for personality development, most of which include cricket matches, quite popular game in that part of the world [9], along with some indoor games.Singing and Dancing is also a common activity and most of the dances are of local mithilanchal origin and in the process the local culture is also practiced.

Affiliation with Lions Club[edit]

Monastic school has established a very belonging relationship with the Leo club of Nepal[12] mainly due to the involvement of school's Sports teacher Mr. Birendra Karna and the principal. Both of them are senior regional Lions Club members.[13]
The students are also found actively participating in the events organized by the local leo clubs which mostly includes blood donation, and Volunteering camps.

Student Quality Circle[edit]

Since its inception in Nepal, the SQC, Nepal has found an active member in Monastic school.It is an active member and the local monitoring body for the organization as a teacher serving as the regional officer[14] for, SQC members in Nepal the organisation QUEST, Nepal[15][16]

Notable Alumni[edit]

In 2005 a former student of Monastic,Mr Diwakar Jha was given the NAST (formerly RONAST) Academy Award after he made Zenith, a robot that followed voice commands.[17][18]


Monastic school has Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus accounts to its name which are administered by some former students.[19][20][21]


  1. ^ a b c Official report of the Government of nepal, Department of Education.
  2. ^ a b c HSEB Schools in Nepal, HSEB,Nepal.
  3. ^ Cheong Cheng, Cheong Cheng Yin; Tung Tsui Kwok Tung Tsui, Wai Chow King Wai Chow, Magdalena Mo Ching Mok (eds.) (2002). Subject Teaching and Teacher Education in the New Century: Research and Innovation. Springer. p. 194. ISBN 962-949-060-9. 
  4. ^ "Official website of Monastic School.". Monastic School. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  5. ^
  6. ^ Basnyat,Bonita S. "After the Iron Gate". NewsgroupMedia Pvt Ltd ECS Media Pvt Ltd. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Leveling with ‘A’ levels". Interview and Article. Wave. May 2010. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Affiliation Of Higher Secondary Education Board" (PDF). The Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Curicullam of HSEB" (Press release). Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b [1],
  11. ^ [2], Yellow pages Nepal
  12. ^ [3], Leo club members list
  13. ^ [4], Leo club District officers of Nepal
  14. ^ [5]
  15. ^ Quality circle
  16. ^ [6]
  17. ^ [7]
  18. ^ [8]
  19. ^
  20. ^!/JaiMonastic
  21. ^

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