Who are the Students and where do they come from?
Majority of the students are from Tibet. These are those who wished to get a good education and aims to pursue Traditional Monastic Training and Studies. China’s increased repressive policy over Tibet’s Monasteries and monks had hugely contributed to the escalation of the number of Tibetan children escaping from Tibet.

Other students are from the Himalayan regions who are ethnic Tibetans with traditional Buddhist families such as Monpas from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkimese, Ladakhis, Himachali. Some students also came from Bhutan and Nepal. A small percentage of the students are from various Tibetan Settlements in different parts of India.

Since its establishment as a standard School in early 1980s, SJSS has imparted education to over 2000 students. Currently, there are over 550 novice students in the School.

Admission Procedure

There is no other special condition or requirements to be admitted at SJSS except that the kid must be a boy and must have already been admitted to Sera Jey Monastery. The boy must be willing to continue Monastic training and studies once school education is over. Upper age limit for admission to any class is 13 years.

Admission is Open from 1st January till 1st March every year.
The procedure is simple and fast. The boy’s guardian Teacher in the Monastery should fill up the Admission Form with due recommendation letter from the concerned Khangtsen Incharge certifying that the boy is a bonafide monk of the Monastery. if the age is within the admissible age or school age, the boy is admitted to a suitable Class after due verification of his knowledge and aptitude. Those who have a Transfer Certificate issued by recognized Schools are directly admitted to the corresponding Class.

Any parents desiring to admit their kids into Sera Je Secondary School, the parents may contact any monk from the numerous ‘Khangtsens’ in the Monastery.