Located at the heart of the capital city, Kathmandu and easily accessible because of the extensive network of public transport, National School of Sciences, popularly known as NIST–NSS has been at the helm of Upper Secondary school education (earlier known as Plus 2) in Nepal for nearly three decades. Started with a total of 157 students in the Science stream only, the National School of Sciences has come a long way. The annual intake in the school hovers around two thousand students for Grade 11 Science and Management programme. Through all these years of providing academic service for aspiring students, the National School of Sciences has rightfully carved a niche for itself, and is acknowledged for providing quality education within an affordable fee structure.
Enriching the learning experience of students has always been, and will be at the core of our vision and mission, and we are always guided by the need to provide conducive environment and services for our learners to make their overall experience truly elevating. The need of the hour demands a paradigm shift in the way we cater to the educational needs of the new generation learners. Today, education has to be imparted effectively through a balanced and holistic approach to teaching–learning i.e. the development of learner’s intellectual, emotional, social and personal skills, physical well–being and artistic, creative and spiritual potentials.
The school seeks to engage students through a participatory approach to teaching–learning process, and encourages personal and collective responsibility. This is the cornerstone of the educational philosophy we subscribe to, and inculcate in our learners at National School of Sciences to enable them as life-long learners and global citizens.
The school emphasizes the activity, problem–solving and project–based learning, and make learners take ownership of the learning process. Our teachers engage students in active learning that helps students focus not only on what to learn but also how to learn. Students are encouraged to think hard rather than passively receive information from teachers. Thus, students play important part in their own learning process. Teaching–learning is based on hands–on experiences and practical, and students are encouraged to actively participate in all activities aimed at enriching the learning experiences.
AT NSS, all our faculty members are highly competent and dedicated individuals who are passionate about the teaching profession, and have more than ten years of teaching experience. The school has more than 95 percent full–time teachers. The management focuses on the professional development of teachers, and provide them with workshops and trainings regularly to enable them to be familiar with the latest teaching–learning approaches and student assessment systems. We have also a strong leadership team who are accomplished and experienced in teaching, academic administration and management.
The school provides non-credit courses beyond the core academics that students can register for, as per their interest. For students of the year–two (Grade 12), preparatory or refresher courses aimed at competitive examinations in the Medical and Engineering field and Chartered Accountancy (CA), and preparation for standardized tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SATs, etc. are scheduled in the leisure time within the regular routine.
In addition, sessions on Higher studies and Career counselling are scheduled once a week wherein experienced Guidance Counsellor(s) are available for students. The Counsellor(s) help with, and guide students to make informed decisions on the area of higher studies that best suit their aptitude and interest alongside scholarship schemes available for them. The students are also guided on the application procedures and requirements. However, they are required to make pre-informed reservation of the slots available for interacting with the Counsellor well in advance. There is also an option for students keen on taking up a course on the basics of a foreign language such as Spanish, French or Mandarin during the two–year of Upper Secondary programme, provided the number of interested students registering for the course is substantial.