School Information
The Present

The school has steadily expanded and now has an enrolment of 300 students, along with 18 teachers and hostel accommodation for 55 high school students.  Students come from the surrounding villages of Thame, Phortse, Namche, Thamo, Pangboche and Pharak to complete their high school education.  Most students are of Sherpa heritage, although the school also has students from Rai, Magar, Tamang, Brahman and Kshetri ethnicities.  Whilst some families can now afford to send their children to Kathmandu for their high schooling, most families in the region still rely on Khumjung School for their education.  Khumjung School has been very fortunate to receive help from many international friends and donors to ensure it can offer students a quality education even in this remote location. 

The Government sets the rules and regulations of education and community organisations are responsible for ensuring they are implemented at Khumjung School.  The Himalayan Trust is still the patron of the school and continues to provides funding and support.


Now Khumjung School is preparing to celebrate 50 years of teaching.  It will be a time to celebrate the hard work of students, teachers and contributors and the desire of the Sherpa people to be educated and to further their understanding and goals in life through learning, a choice that once they did not have.
 

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