The school Management would like to welcome one and all to the Desi High School which is ideally located near the Wangchuk River popularly known as Desi Phakha. It offers a majestic view of the Babesa Thimphu Express High Way and innumerous mushrooming buildings that is continuously booming up. It is just about 7 Km from the old Thimphu city and is accessible by motor able road. It offers a very conducive place for study without traffic and other distracting noises.
The school was initially established by Mr. Tashi Wangchuk, a native of Wang Thimphu with his passion towards promotion and preservation of our country’s Language and Culture which is instituted by Lam Zhadrung Ngawang Namgyel, preserved and promoted by the Wangchuk Dynasty and passed down by our forefathers. As one of the main ways to preserve and promote our age old culture and tradition is through the provision of Language and Culture studies this school has taken birth as the first ever private Rigzhung School.
However, with the changing time and need, the school management felt the need to diversify our offer to other streams so that parents and general stakeholders get more choice of sending their children to this school. To this we have decided to offer other streams such as Arts and Commerce from 2017 academic session. After the establishment of this school over 700 students have graduated. Most of the alumni are currently pursuing undergraduate studies and some are already employed in various agencies. The employing agencies across the country now know that the students from this school are bilingual (English & Dzongkha) and more potential for employment.
Within a short span of time, the school has all the requirements under the 6 domains of Performance Management System and it has all the essential physical and psycho-ambience in place.
The school has a team of highly qualified and committed teachers led by an experienced Principal who had served in Ministry of Education for 35 years holding various positions. With his genuine passion toward working with the youth, he opted back to school management in September, 2012.
In view of introducing Arts and Commerce stream from 2017, the school management shall be recruiting some of the best reputed Commerce and Arts teachers from across the country before the end of 2016 academic year.