Nepal, the land of the legendary Yeti, the birth place of Lord Buddha and home to the highest mountain of the world – Mt. Everest, is unfortunately one of the least developed countries in the world. Its GDP per capita is only US$ 377 when the average GNI per capita of South Asian nations stands at $3,343. It also has the lowest literacy rate (65.5% ) in South Asia. Nepal was ranked 54th worst of 81 countries (those with GHI>5.0) on the Global Hunger Index in 2011.
Budhanilkantha School (CEEB Code: 689070), located in the capital city, Kathmandu, is the government designated National School of Nepal. It is a fully residential English medium school established in December 1972 with the joint cooperation of the Government of Nepal and the Government of the United Kingdom (UK). In the first two decades of its operation, the school was headed by a succession of British Headmasters who did an excellent job of establishing and shaping the school into a “Center of Excellence”. The school was handed over to the Nepalese management in 1994 and since then it has continued to maintain the same high standards in all fronts. At present, the number of faculty is 75 and the support staff is 155 with student faculty ratio of almost 13:1