Gandaki Higher Secondary Boarding School formerly known as Nepal Adarsha Bidhalaya was established on 11th June 1966 as a result of the initiation of three groups:
i. The United Mission to Nepal. ii. The Shining Hospital and iii. The Local Community. Initially the facilities were primitive with all the thatched-roofed buildings mud and bamboo. There were only 45 boarding students, who were catered for by 5 teaching staff. It was designated as a co-educational regional school in 1985 with English as the medium of instruction in an agreement between Nepal government and the United Mission to Nepal.
The First batch of 10+2 students was enrolled in 1992.Prior to the commencement of 10+2 education; students were prepared for O level study for a number of years.
The school was opened with a view to imparting education of an international standard keeping into view the thirsts of the students of Western Development Region for quality education. As it solely believes in the holistic development a child, students here are nurtured providing a homely and caring environment for their mental, physical and social development. The school provides an all-round education that challenges the student's mind, body and spirit. It combines freedom with responsibility and reason with emotion. As it is a non-profit making institution, the objective of the school is to provide a quality education with an affordable cost. Character, Service and Knowledge are our school motto.
The school is situated on the outskirts of Pokhara, a breath-taking city gifted with seven beautiful lakes, towering crystal clear, snow-clad mountains, adventurous caves and many other fascinating sights. It lies merely 5 Km north of the heart of the city spreading widely on 13.5 hectares (270 ropanies). It is linked with the main city by a fine, tarred motorable road with a regular public bus and taxi service. The world renowned snow fed Fishtail Mountain that towers the school premises offers its inhabitants a panoramic view with its gorgeous outlook. Surrounded by green hills and hillocks on threesides, perched on the western bank of the perennial riverside and freed from the din and the pollution of the sprawling city. Pokhara, the school offers a tranquil and conducive study environment.