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Monastic Higher Secondary English Boarding School (नेपाली  : मोनस्टिक उ. मा. बी. जनकपुर),often referred as Monastic School (not to be confused with the Buddhist culture of Monasticism) is a private boarding school in Janakpur, Nepal.

Though its name translates from the Sanskrit word of गुरुकुल, which signifies a culture of residential schools where students live in proximity of the teachers,it is not of those type of schools and Gurukul is actually the name of its yearly Magazine[3]



 Overveiw

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.Mithilesh 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 renown locally because of its regular good results at the annual SLC examinations, thus has managed to maintain a distinctive place amongst the locals.[4][5]
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.

Academics

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 16 successful batches of SLC graduates.[4] But the collage has not lived up to the performance levels of the School

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 Extra curricular activities

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 [10], 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 culture is also practiced.


 Affiliation with Lions Club

Monastic school has established a very belonging relationship with the Leo club of Nepal[6] 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.[7]
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

Since its inception in Nepal,the SQC,Nepal has found a active member in Monastic school.It is a active member and the local monitoring body for the organization as a teacher serving as the regional officer [8] for , SQC members in Nepal the organisation QUEST,Nepal [9][10]

 Notable Alumni

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.[11][12]

 Popularity

Monastic school has Facebook and Twitter accounts to its name which are administered by some former students.