About Our School
What started in a one-room shed is now an exemplary private school with approximately 450 students in grades K through 10. Children at the Siddhartha School learn four languages (English, Hindi, Tibetan, and Ladakhi), computer skills, sciences, math, creative arts, and social studies, while maintaining their cultural heritage.
The Siddhartha School provides the children of Ladakh with access to the highest quality and most thoroughly modern education in the region, while also honoring their rich cultural heritage and traditions within the school curriculum and activities.Read More
About Our School
Located in the high Himalayas of northern India, Ladakh is among the last places on earth where a traditional, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist culture remains unrepressed. But rapid modernization and global market development continue to threaten Ladakh’s sustainable, communal, and deeply peaceful way of life.
Siddhartha School is a trusted, community-run school serving the Indian Union Territory of Ladakh; its capital city, Leh; and the outlying nomadic areas. The school employs local Ladakhi and Tibetan staff, with its day-to-day operations overseen by a local board of directors and a US 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves to fund its operations while collaborating with other US organizations and international NGOs to improve the school for the children served.
The Siddhartha School uses a process called SEL. Through social and emotional learning (SEL), children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. For more info on SEL, visit the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) site at www.casel.org