Kelki Higher Secondary School – a co-educational institution situated in the heart of the Thimphu valley, the capital city of Bhutan, occupies a significant place in the educational structure of the kingdom.
Established with a noble vision of serving the Tsa-Wa-Sum in a different manner, the proprietor Kelzang Thinley – a retired civil servant from the Royal Audit Authority, started for the first time in the Kingdom a Private Pre-Primary School then in 1987 which has upgraded to a Higher Secondary level in 1999.
On its way to impart a wholesome education, Kelki aims to be an icon in the educational scenario of the kingdom and proves to be an integral part of the country’s development by providing resourceful persons, educating Bhutanese youths as per the needs of the present, past and future.
The school is located in the heart of the city yet quiet and conducive for learning. It is located at the junction of the Doebum Lam and the road leading to Swimming Pool Complex.
The school has a library, two basket ball courts, a volley ball court, and a multipurpose hall for prayers, indoor games, cultural and literary activities. The school also has a computer lab with internet to enable computer-aided learning and promote computer literacy. IT education (Basic Computer Course) is compulsory for class XI students without paying extra fees.
354 students appeared in the BHSEC 2010 Examinations, out of which 338 students passed with a pass percentage of 95.5.
Kelki has a strong teaching staff which has been proved by its way of facilitating curricular and co-curricular activities in school. At present the strength of teachers stands at 31, both national and expatriates. There are 20 Bhutanese and 14 expatriate teachers.
The Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE) on pilot basis has identified Kelki Higher Secondary School as Continuing Education Centre in 2005, to address the needs and aspirations of people in enhancing knowledge and qualifications. The school organizes and conducts evening continuing education classes and prepares candidates for Board Examinations at par with regular student’s requirements since 2006.
The 4TH batch of Continuing Education learners appeared in the Board exams in 2010. In BHSEC, 221 learners appeared, out of which 157 passed with a pass percentage of 71.1. In BCSE, 28 learners appeared and 100% pass result for the 4th consecutive year.