School Profile

Year of Establishment :2002
Name of Proprietor :Dasho Yab Ugyen Dorji
Class Range :VII to XII (all three streams offered)
Type :Boarding/Coed
Teacher Strength :47 (Nationals 42 Others 5)
Support Staff :32
Student Strength :1012 (2015: Re- School Profile)
Logo :Khen-Lop Choesum
Colour (Official) :Red & Yellow
Area :5.8 acres
Location :The school is located between Khuruthang Middle Secondary School and Khuruthang Town that which is 4KM before reaching Punakha Dzong

Background

Name:  Ugyen Academy (UA)           Estd:  2002    

Logo:   Khen-Lop Choesum   Colour:  Red & Yellow

 

Greetings from UA, the first and only authentic international school in the Kingdom, where wholesome education is offered in a state-of-the-art setting. Our enrolment statistics over the years will reveal students from all the 20 Dzongkhags (districts) in Bhutan and also international students from South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Bangladesh and India.

 

UA is located at Khuruthang, Punakha Dzongkhag. It lies between the town and Khuruthang Middle Secondary School. The place enjoys good weather all the year round. The evergreen fields of Talo flank the Northern side and the Southern tip merges into the beauty of the Punakha River

 

UA is the only school to be:

  • Number 1 in the Kingdom at both the Middle and Higher secondary levels (2016 to 2020)
  • In the Top Ten for ten successive years and be awarded the Testimony of Triple Stars three Times at both the Middle and Higher secondary levels (2009–2011; 2012–2014; and 2015–2017)
  • Maintaining the best core subjects’ mean in the BCSEA Examinations (both X and XII) for the past ten years (Re: Pupil Performance Report)
  • Representing a country in the AFC President’s Cup in football: 2014 Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Owning a professional clubs (man/women) that plays the National A Division Premier League and is consistently in the top three ranking – 1st Runners up in 2020 (Men) & 2021 (Women)
  • Highest number of students selected in both the in-country and ex-country scholarship programs (Re: MoE) – Medicine, Engineering, Law & Commercial courses
  • Able to obtain a Harvard and MIT (USA) Scholarship: Jambay Kinley - 2016
  • Highest number of admission into AIIMS (Delhi, India)/ Colombo (Srilanka) under Scholarships
  • Bagged Gold in Mathematics Olympiad for Bhutan (IYMCA, Lucknow: 2014)
  • Bagged Gold in Science Fest “Relativity: 2019” for Bhutan (Lamatrinie, Kolkota)

Brief History of the School

Ugyen Academy opened on 3rd April 2002 with 154 students. It started as a pet project of Hon’ble Yab Dasho Ugyen Dorji and Yum Thinley Choden. It was a wish fulfilled for the local people and a hope for the students who did not meet the government cut off point. The school made steady progress and the enrollment rose year by year. The overview below shows the growth:

Year Class/Stream Male Female Total Remarks
2002 XI 85 69 154 Arts and Commerce only
2003 XI & XII 265 228 493 Arts and Commerce only
2004 IX,X,XI& XII 299 276 575 Science Stream introduced
2005 X, XI & XII 345 291 636 All three streams
2006 X, XI & XII 339 317 656 Delink from ISC
2007 X, XI & XII 394 336 730 BCSE & BHSEC
2008 X, XI & XII 422 374 799 BCSE & BHSEC
2009 X, XI & XII 433 434 868 Class VII introduced
2010 VII to XII 457 428 885 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2011 VII to XII 460 492 952 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2012 VII to XII 511 507 1018 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2013 VII to XII 556 515 1071 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2014 VII to XII 506 544 1050 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2015 VII to XII 505 507 1012 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2016 VII to XII 500 510 1010 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2017 VII to XII 564 559 1123 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2018 VII to XII 564 585 1149 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2019 VII to XII 502 534 1036 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2020 VII to XII 552 521 1073 Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)
2021 VII to XII       Classes VII to XII (with all three streams)

Today, it is the first and only authentic international school in the Kingdom, where wholesome education is offered in a state-of-the-art setting. There are students from Thailand, India and South Korea studying regular classes. The School is second to none in the exciting possibilities it has with the most modern facilities on campus and a faculty rich in talent and experience. For effective teaching and learning the strength of our classes will not usually exceed 36 students. The academic facilities are designed to include a 100,000 volume library (with a special section on Bhutan), a separate refreance library and an E- library. The school also boasts of two IT labs with wireless facilitie and an audio visual lab to enhance learning.

In the present milieu with erosion of values and lowering of standards in most institutions, Ugyen Academy stands out as a school with strong value system and a code of conduct and discipline, which is based on mutual respect.Our restorative practic Responsible Thinking Room (RTR) and Peer Mediation help to build every student internally. We uphold our founder’s vision and stress on total development – head, hand and heart. Thus we are deeply committed in instilling in our students, positive traits like self discipline and social harmony that will lead to Gross National Happiness and Global Peace.

Yes, we are consistently maintaining our ranking in the list of top 10 performing schools (at both Middle Secondary and Higher Secondary Level) – excellence ladder. It is evident that we are second to none in the overall ranking for the secondary schools in Bhutan.