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With a commitment to groom Nepali students to be analytical independent thinkers, aware of both the country's present situation and its potential, our founders have been working consistently to achieve their vision.
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Milan Dixit

Welcome to Rato Bangala School!
Whether you visit us online or in person, we hope you will get a sense of what Rato Bangala is and the mission that drives us. We are a progressive learning community that works to educate the whole person and prepare them for life.

Since its inception in 1992, Rato Bangala has offered learning by doing and provided a rich experience in and out of the classroom to nurture critical thinkers. Our approach is interdisciplinary, experiential, and collaborative. As a school with a tradition of academic excellence, we work to create an environment where students are encouraged not only to explore the world of knowledge but also their behavior. They then grow up to be concerned citizens who care about making a difference in the world.

Our team of teachers receives continuous professional development and forms a community of learners who are highly motivated and work according to the mission and vision of the school. Together, we create a positive school culture for each member of the team. We are optimistic about our country’s future because it is the future that we are building at Rato Bangala. We strive to provide a transformative education that is supported by a well-thought-out curriculum that prepares students to be compassionate human beings who can solve problems, and learn to collaborate. We invite you to learn more about Rato Bangala School and our sister organizations that collectively create a dynamic learning environment for students, teachers, and parents.

Thank you,
Milan Dixit


Shanta Dixit

Dear Readers,
For over three decades, Rato Bangala School has continuously evolved to work towards its mission of providing the best in progressive pedagogy to its children. The path has been challenging and sometimes lonely. Rato Bangala stayed the course, and not only survived but thrived through political upheavals and populist actions against private schools. Our close collaboration with parents as well as the staff to form a well-knit community whose mission is to provide the best to its students served us well.

From day one RBS sought to transform the education community so that those outside the Campus too benefited from the learning and growth that took place within. The progressive pedagogy, following the development interactionist model tailored at RBS for Nepal, applies to all children. The focus has been on bringing the Rato Bangala Approach outside the premise of our school.

The Rato Bangala Partnership in Outreach Program (RBPOP), a fund created by the School and managed together with the parents is unique public-private philanthropy. Working in partnership with the Government, RBPOP strives to raise the quality of education in Government schools where the majority of Nepali students attend. In addition, this fund allows RBS to provide residential facilities to girls from under-served families to attend RBS on a full scholarship.

Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF) creates new and innovative modules for teacher education and works to bring meaningful education within the government and private school classrooms in Nepal and the region. The progressive pedagogy that has spread in Nepal is largely due to the training RBF provides in partnership with the Kathmandu University and Bank Street College of Education in New York, for over two decades. Rato Bangala Kitab (RBK) supports the work of the School as well as the Foundation by publishing stimulating and culture-specific books. It is a pleasure to have institutions that work to support the growth and development of our students as well as those in each of the Palikas and Wards across the country. When every child gets the opportunity for the quality of education that is their right as citizens of the country, the country will thrive along with its citizens.

Thank you,
Shanta Dixit