On coming into exile, one of the highest priorities of His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the education of Tibetan children many of whom were orphaned. He believed that the Tibetan children were the main source of hope for a future free Tibet. Since then under the auspicious guidance and the ever-lasting blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the initiative of the Council for Tibetan Education, Tibetan schools were opened in the Tibetan settlements in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.


In 1981, Namgyal Hostel was opened in Nepal. There were only twenty children in the hostel at the beginning. They were all from the far mountainous regions of the kingdom. Since the Hostel can only provide lodging to these children, they were sent to Paropakar High School for their education. In 1983, it became known as Namgyal Primary Boarding School and was recognized by the Ministry of Education, His Majesty's Government of Nepal and became the first Tibetan School in Nepal. Later, it was legally upgraded to Middle School in the present structure - Namgyal Middle Boarding School.

The number of students enrolled has now reached more than 2700. Over 50 staff members serve these students with full dedication and devotion. It has classes from lower kindergarten to grade eight with twenty sections. The school is co-educational and is affiliated to the District Education Office, Kathmandu.