The school came into existence as a fulfilled dream of five young Ladakhis who envisioned a bright future for the children of Ladakh.

They started with a small NGO, called the Lamdon Society, in 1970 to serve the people. The members of the society were enthusiastic for welfare of the region and  realising the significance of  education, established Lamdon Model School three years later in 1973. It did not begin as a huge establishment but a small school in a rented building with 29 pupils and one teacher. Over last four decades, thousands of people have immensely contributed to the growth and development of the school, exalting it to the current reputation and excellence.