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History of Sonam Kuenphen HSS

HISTORY Sonam Kuenphen Higher Secondary School was founded and instituted in 2001 by Mr.Sonam Phuentsho the then Proprietor. It was inaugurated by H.E Lyonpo Sangay Ngedup,the former Minister for Health and Education of the Royal Government of Bhutan. It is the third private Higher Secondary School in the country and the first to offer with the boarding facilities. The school began with the modest number of about 120 students with 70 in Arts and 50 in Commerce stream.

LOCATION In the midst of pine trees, the school is spread over 10 acres site,just above the East-West lateral highway and is located in the Chumey valley of Bumthang Dzongkhag often known as the "SWITZERLAND OF ASIA". It is about 23 km from Chamkhar, away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The school is blessed with the panoramic view of Tharpaling Goenpa on the opposite side, the historic Domkhar Dzong to the left, Nimalung Dratshang to the right and is adorned with pristine environment. The location of the school has been deliberately chosen to offer the perfect atmosphere and environment conducive to learning for academic quest and pursuit.

The school has / provides the following services:
  1. Multipurpose hall with heating facilities.
  2. Warm/panelled class rooms.
  3. Well furnished hostels for both boys and girls with geysers and heating facilities.
  4. Well stocked library with computers and internet connectivity.
  5. IT lab.
  6. Games and sports facilities(outdoor and indoor).
  7. Presentation room with LCD to enrich classroom teaching and meetings.
  8. TV for both boys and girls.
  9. School canteen.
  10. BHU nearby for medical help.
  11. Free transportation for those who are referred to Wangdicholing General Hospital.
  12. CE programme.

1. Visit Nyes within Bumthang Dzongkhag, Bhutan, for class XII students

Sonam Kuenphen Higher Secondary School
Tel No: +975-03-641145