Today’s schools are not just about books and classes, but about developing multiple intelligences in a child. Therefore, at Lamdon, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that allow students to find and develop their potential, whether it is academic, artistic, philosophic or athletic. Our aim is to make them ready for the life and make them emerge as winners against all odds. As the Principal of the school, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors - teachers, staff, students, sponsors and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.
Our school has a rich history of tradition and values and has grown immensely since its inception more than four decades ago. Thousands of students have received education here and many have risen to occupy high offices and good status in life. We have made a lot of changes in the past, and have much planned for the future, to provide world-class 21st century education to our students. Our learning methodology is continuously evolving to cater to the unique mind of each child and cultivate the attitude of enquiry in them. Today, our school has grown from strength to strength, covering several milestones to reach a great height, yet aspiring to better ourselves every day. This, of course, would not have been possible without the unfaltering support of our well-wishers, donors, partners, society, management, parents, teachers, staff, and students.
I hope you will get a good glimpse of the school through our website. You can also follow us on one of the school’s several social media feeds like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, to get a sense of the everyday life of the school. I do encourage you to visit us once. You will find that our school has a distinguished ethos, an enriched quality of its own. I look forward to answering any questions you may have relating to the school or educational development of your child.
Dr Stanzin Dawa
An institution of Lamdon’s dimension was not built in a day. The wheel of Lamdon started rolling in 1973 when five concern and visionary Ladakhis realized the significance of education for development of Ladakh. It was not incepted with a profit motive but a service to the society. Today, we strive to continue providing the service of education to our society as envisioned by our founders.
Spread across 70 acres, the school imparts education to more than 2000 students from Kindergarten (Pre-Primary) through 12th grade. Our infrastructure covers all the facilities required for growth and care of a child. We have residential facilities for more than 25% of our students. A vast land within the campus has been planted with variety of trees and medicinal plants providing a healthy environment for students. We place immense importance on extracurricular activities, along with traditions and values, for a child to grow into a successful and virtuous human being. The school has eight branches spread across remote areas of Ladakh to benefit children who cannot travel to city for education
The school is devoted to helping children from poor and remote background and, as on December 2019, has over 375 children sponsored by different individual and organisational donors.
The school is blessed to have been honoured with the presence and support of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. It is His blessings and the wholehearted contribution of various Rinpoches, well-wishers and sponsors that has made Lamdon School one of the most reputed schools of Ladakh today.
A Globally Competitive, Locally Relevant and Happy Lamdon School
Our mission is to arm our students with the knowledge and values that inspire them to become an asset to their society, country and the world, enabling them to triumph over local and global challenges. We aim to provide an enabling learning and teaching environment, that allows students to unleash their potential, making them champions in life.
We are strategically focusing on 6Cs, viz. Competence, Confidence, Collaboration, Connection, Compassion and Contribution to ensure holistic development of students.
Our values are basic and fundamental beliefs that guide and motivate our attitudes and actions. They help us to determine what is important to us, defining the qualities we choose to embody to guide our actions; the sort of school we want to be; the manner in which we treat our students, teachers, staff, parents and others, and our interaction with the world around us.
Our values, aligned with our guiding statements, are integral in creating a happy and inclusive school environment, translating our vision into a reality.
Safety and Security
Diversity & Inclusion
Health & Hygiene
Trust & Participation
To ensure a safe, secure and happy environment where each student can identify their potential to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.
To offer holistic educational programmes that develop students’ head, heart, hands, and health.
To maintain the highest academic standards, including the consistent achievement of excellent examination results, while continuing our commitment to an inclusive admissions policy.
To build an unrivalled reputation as an outstanding provider of holistic education, offering an exciting range of opportunities and experiences, both in and beyond the classroom, with a particular focus on service and global citizenship.
To inculcate in students, the significance of compassion, empathy and respect for diversity, sensitivity towards others and the environment.
To develop the attributes of self-discipline, positive self-image, collaborative working style, spirit of adventure and leadership.
To make students aware and appreciative of their background, history, culture and traditions, whilst being open to other cultures and alternative views of the world.
To facilitate learning and development opportunities and activities that attract student's multiple intelligences and that help develop in them a diversity of perspectives and skills to become a responsible global citizen.
To promote global thinking in students through a local and global dimension in the curriculum, as well as interactions and exchange programmes with organisations and institutions around the world.
To educate students so that they are able to explore both the external world and their inner being.
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 12 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.
Our Principal, Dr. Stanzin Dawa
Dr. Stanzin Dawa became the Principal of Lamdon in 2018. An ardent and enthusiastic leader, Dr Stanzin holds a PHD from Panjab University Chandigarh.
He has a wealth of experience having worked with organisations like British Council, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development and Commonwealth Secretariat.
In the last two years, he has brought many significant changes in the teaching methods, redesigning the planning and execution of teaching, and bringing in monitoring mechanism to ensure adherence to these methods. Among Dr. Dawa’s signature initiatives has been the formation of student clubs so as to provide a platform for students to follow their passion and in the process enhancing their skills and competency. Dr. Dawa has also leaned heartily towards continuous development of teachers and staff, urging them to participate in various trainings essential to promote their skills, knowledge and proficiency. He has also taken several initiatives towards constructing and renovating the infrastructure of the school. As a result, the school has a new indoor stadium, expanded hostel space, digital libraries, smart classrooms, and well-equipped labs.
Dr. Dawa continues to guide the school with the objective of achieving the school’s vision keeping in view the values it stands for. As such, his utmost focus remains on making the school a 21st century school where students learn more than textbooks and are truly prepared for their life ahead.
Situated at a height of 3500 metres (11480 ft.), the Lamdon Campus spread over 70 acres of land, offers spectacular views of Himalayas. Its serene location, safe environment, and vast space gives a child perfect setting to learn and evolve
Lamdon is the only school in Ladakh to have a dedicated Medical clinic located inside the campus. The building was funded by Mr. Bill Kite of the US, in memory of his late father Roy A. Kite, Jr. The clinic looks after general health of the students with three especially strong branches: dental, eye care and women’s health. The clinic has its own staff on board but also keeps working with volunteers.
Funded by His Holiness’ Trust, under Green Lamdon Project of Environment Preservation, a vast land within the campus has been planted with variety of trees and medicinal plants.
The school offers excellent facilities comprising of:
Kindergarten Block With Separate Play And Activity Areas
Well Equipped Libraries
Medical Aid Centre
Junior Block With Own Library And Play Area
Dance And Music Room
Audio Visual Room
Arts And Crafts Centre
Yoga And Meditation Zone
Stupa And Prayer Wheel
Trees And Medicinal Plants
Audio Visual Room
Solar Energy Powered Kitchens
We are currently working to make all our senior level classes as SMART classes where teachers can use digital technology, online resources and AV mode to teach the students.
Besides the main branch located in Leh, the school has other eight branches spread across Ladakh to benefit the children in remote areas.
Lamdon Model School, Shey
Dist from leh - 13 kms (8 miles)
Lamdon Model School, Thiksey
Dist from leh- 17.6 kms (11 miles)
Manjushiri Lamdon School, Sakti
Dist from leh - 47 kms (29 miles)
Lotsawa Lamdon Model School, Tingmosgang
Dist from leh - 89 kms (55 miles)
Lamdon Jamyang School, Khaltsi
Dist from leh - 95 kms (59 miles)
Lamdon Model School, Deskit, Nubra
Dist from leh - 115 kms (71.5 miles)
Lamdon Model School, Sumoor, Nubra
Dist from leh - 115 kms (71.5 miles)
Marpaling Lamdon Model School, Stongdey
Dist from leh - 467 kms (290 miles)