Tibetan Bridge

The Plan

Kham city panorama

Development plans have been made for the creation of a community center and an educational headquarter that will grow to meet the rising demand for an international education market.

While the longer-term plans call for expansion into an educational institution, the early years call for a focus primarily on creating a center. Forecasts for which children will be able to attend are based on the current regional school populations and monastery application figures along with families that have expressed interest to send their children in for the coming year, along with the expected incoming families over the next three years. The chart below details the forecast number of attendees (based on Kham school figures) over the coming five year period. Year 5 (2020) is currently set as the first year for secondary education with an additional grade added each year for the class graduating from primary school in 2019. In addition to the expansion of the education program to the secondary levels, the second five year plan will include expansion of the curriculum with a well-rounded music and arts program along with a dedicated arts and cultural center on the campus.

Tibetan Bridge School site
Site pictured above is where the school will be developed

STUDENTS

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Day Care

8

8

14

15

15

Pre-School

9

12

14

15

15

Kindergarten

9

12

15

15

15

1st Grade

12

12

15

17

17

2nd Grade

12

12

15

20

20

3rd Grade

12

12

15

20

20

4th Grade

12

12

15

20

20

5th Grade

15

15

17

20

20

6th Grade

15

15

20

20

20

7th Grade

15

15

20

20

20

TOTAL

221

230

245

250

250

A teacher/administrative team is planned to keep the student to teacher ratio at 20 or below at all levels. A plan is in place to increase the number of specialists in the program as the overall school population grows. An exchange-and-intern program is being planned. This will bring a selection of internationally based teachers to the region and will provide Tibetan teachers with the opportunity to gain experience overseas, Details on the number of teachers, curriculum and the exchange program will be forthcoming as solid government permission materializes.

The physical plan of the school site includes structures to hold the long term population of the student body. A "village" layout allows for a gradual expansion of the facilities in order to alleviate any financial strain during the early years of the new school. An initial group of structures will accommodate the first classes for the first 3 years, with supplementary structures the following years. Details of the site plan and structures are presented in the Site Plan section of the summary.

Starting off in 2014 we have 220 children all total. All estimates are based on current figures.