Khumjung School is guided by the Nepali National curriculum leading to School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam in Grade 10. Teaching is conducted in Nepali, but children are given extra English classes from the very beginning and children are encouraged to use as much English as possible throughout their education. As part of the school’s commitment to the local community and culture, the Sherpa language is also taught.
Khumjung School provides the students with a strong foundation in mathematics, science and environment education. A wide range of options, such as geography, optional math, health and physical education, are offered at SLC level.
Computer technology is an ever-growing phenomenon and it is essential that young people acquire basic computer skills in order to progress and be successful in the wider world. Thanks to the work on its computer suite, Khumjung School is able to offer not only regular computer classes but also extra computer classes after school for those students who wish to further improve their skills and equip themselves for their future lives.
The school also offers extra classes before and after school in a number of subjects for those students wanting further assistance.
The school believes children are able to absorb a lot of information at a young age. Therefore a varied curriculum is started immediately at Primary level and followed right through the whole of the Secondary school, with subjects including Nepali, English, Mathematics, Humanities, Art, Computer Studies, Science, Environmental and Population Education and Social Studies. The school also offers preschool classes and the local children are encouraged to come from a young age to prepare them for Grade 1.
After SLC, students can pursue further education, from Grade 11-12, in a choice of subjects in several higher secondary schools to suite their interest and ability. Most students from Khumjung continuing to this level must travel to Kathmandu. At the end of Grade 12 they must then get acceptable marks in their exams before they can be admitted into University.