The Government of Bihar conceived and resolved to set-up a Model institution where every facility for the education could be made available to the selected meritorious and talented students between the ages of 10 and 18 years belonging to the Weaker-sections and hailing from the rural areas. With the view, the Bihar Legislative Assembly, in 1951, appointed a Committee under the Chairmanship of Sri. F. G. Pearce, the Principal of Rishi Valley School.
Sri. Pearce's scheme finally received the general approval of the Bihar Govt. in 1952 and the Residential School was opened on 15th November, 1954 at Netarhat with Sri. Charles Napier as its First Principal. The School admitted the first batch of students numbering 60 in 1954 for a six-years course. From 1982 onwards, the strength of Boys was raised up to 100.
The Alumni of Netarhat school have excelled in almost all the fields including Administration, Research, Medicine, Engineering and Teaching. The school is situated far away from disturbed and busy life of town, and is very close to lap of nature surrounded by Sal trees on a hill top. The whole atmosphere is based on Guru Kul Padhati - away from home, staying in Ashrams, simple and country made dress (bases on Gandhiji Vichar-Dhara). Continuing to provide excellent environment. The school has produced citizens who are following the motto of school "Atta Dipa Viharatha". The inspiration of school had let a number of students of this school (commonly known as NOBA-Netarhat Old Boys Association) to share their wisdom to whole world.
Atta Dipa Viharatha" - Be Thou Your Own Light - is the motto of the school. It rightly motivates students to be self-dependent and instills in them confidence to face challenges of life. Great emphasis is laid on the all-round development (Sarvangeen Vikas) of the students
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