The Ullens School is a co-educational non-profit institution established by the Ullens Education Foundation, in 2006. It is an independent centre of learning and is registered with Nepal’s Ministry of education. Its motto is to become “A Center of Excellence in Education.”
The school is non-residential. We believe that parents should be able to raise their children inside the family circle while providing them with a world-class education. Ullens offers a balanced curriculum within the framework of the Nepal government’s national curriculum. The school delivers this curriculum through the Bank Street Approach to education, philosophy of New York’s Bank Street Graduate School of Education, a pioneer in innovative and progressive education.
Ullens School is the first IB World School in Nepal. It was authorized to implement the IB Diploma Programme by Switzerland based International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) on 2 June 2009. Only schools authorized by the IBO as IB World Schools can offer any of its three academic programmes. The IB Diploma Programme at Ullens School for the academic session 2009 begins from 17 August 2009. Admission for the IB Diploma Programme is open to all students who have completed the 10th grade. The vision of Ullens School is to become an international centre of academic excellence that fosters social responsibility and international-mindedness among our students.
The vision of Ullens School is to become an international centre for academic excellence that fosters social responsibility and international mindedness among students.
The mission of Ullens School is to encourage and empower children to pursue their intellectual curiosity and creativity along with a path of self-discovery that leads to responsible adulthood and to provide a multi-faceted learning environment that includes parents, teachers, students, and the community, where children from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds are treated with respect and dignity.
Learning is ‘child-focused’.
Learning is active: students are engaged with real experiences and ‘hands-on’ activities, which help them to construct and develop their own understandings.
Learning is engaging students in critical and creative thinking: students deepen their understanding through questions which ask them to solve problems, make connections, draw conclusions and articulate their own ideas.
Learning is students reflecting on what they have learned from their experiences.
Education is enhanced through respectful, open and supportive relationships between students and teacher. Students are encouraged to be creative and to share their ideas and feelings.
Education is interactive. Parents and teachers are engaged in a partnership through which they support each other to provide positive learning environments for children.
IB Diploma Programme by the Switzerland-based International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) on 2 June 2009. and English and Nepali Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Creative and Expressive Arts, Information and Communications Technology and Vocational Education for school education.
On January 27, 2006, Bank Street College of Education came together in a partnership with Ullens Scool, committing to support teaching and learning that is grounded in the principles of child development that underlies the Bank street approach, here in Nepal.
On March 7, 2008, Kathmandu University came together with Ullens Education Foundation and Bank Street College of Education with the goal of establishing a high-quality teacher training academy. The purpose of the partnership is to increase the number of highly qualified educators in Nepal. Kathmandu University will facilitate the Ullens Education Foundation in developing and delivering teacher training curriculum for various training courses.
Ullens School delivers its educational curriculum based on Developmental Interaction Approach popularly known as Bank Street approach of Education in collaboration with Bank Street Graduate School of Education, New York a pioneer in innovative and progressive education. These approaches to teaching and learning recognize that children learn best when they are actively engaged with materials, ideas and people. We believe that learning happens through interaction, both in the classroom and by connecting the classroom to the outside world. We offer a multi-faceted and balanced curriculum within the framework of the Nepal Government’s National Curriculum.
Academic advising is an integral part of the NEB (then HSEB) 10+2 program. Advisers help students understand university admissions criteria and requirements and advise them on how to select a university and a course of study. Students are ensured that support, feedback, and opportunities for reflection are part of their Ullens experience.
Students are required to do a four-week internship after the end of their first year in the program. We believe the internship is an integral part of preparing students for life after school. It aims to:
Help students apply the knowledge and techniques they learn in the first year to real-world situations, and to test and enrich students’ understanding, knowledge, and skills in practical scenarios
Teach students how organizations operate
Provide a platform for deeper understanding of specific functional areas
Help students explore career opportunities in their area of interest
The school offers curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, such as music, dance, sports, and academic clubs. These activities offer opportunities for students to learn the values of physical strength and endurance, teamwork, individual and group responsibilities, diversity, and a sense of culture and community. Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education.
SEE Grade XI: June – July
IBDP Year 1: April – May
Parents and guardians who wish to enrol their child at Ullens School should follow these steps:
Step 1: Contact the Admission’s Office to find out about the academic program and arrange an appointment and school tour.
Step 2: Collect the application package, including the application form, from the school reception desk. The application form is also available on the school website atwww.ullens.edu.np.
Step 3: Fill out the application form and submit it to the Admission’s Office. The Admission’s Office will set a date and time for a placement assessment and an interview. Both the parents or guardians and the student shall be interviewed.
Step 4: Parents or guardians and students will be notified by telephone or email if the student has been accepted.
Step 5: Upon admission, parents or guardians and students will receive an acceptance letter and a voucher to make a deposit that covers the admission fee, security deposit, and annual charge. This deposit confirms the admission of the student at Ullens School. If a deposit is not made by the given date, a student from the waiting list will be called.
Step 7: Parents or guardians are required to attend a parent orientation meeting where they will be provided with a Parent’s Student’s Handbook and other necessary documents.
Entrance Test and Interview
Grade 1: Placement assessment, followed by a brief interview with the parents.
IBDP and NEB: Written-test in mathematics and English, followed by a short interview with the student.
Ullens School is a not-for-profit institution, so funds earned here are used to provide scholarships for children who cannot afford tuition fees. Twenty percent of our students benefit from the scholarship program. The Scholarship Committee examines all applications to determine whether the applicant is eligible for a scholarship. The Committee’s recommendations are submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval.