Founded in 1926, Tashi Namgyal Academy is an English medium, co-educational, residential cum day school situated in sylvan and idyllic surroundings of Gangtok
. Affiliated to the council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi
, the school aims to provide sufficient academic knowledge for a child to be able to meet the standards required to complete his/her college course without much strain.
The school has well-equipped laboratories of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, drill and lathe machines for carpentry, art room, technical drawing, geography lab, home science lab, computer science lab with internet and intranet facilities, well-equipped library, met-tower for weather recording, audio–visual room for screening both feature and educational films and standard size workshop fitted with electric saw.
In addition, the school promotes extra curricular activities such as football, baseball, volleyball, cricket, athletics, cross-country race, badminton, table tennis, gymnastic and swimming. It also provides training in mountaineering, trekking, weather reading and editing and publishing news bulletins. Western and classical, vocal and instrumental music like guitar, violin, sitar, tabla, and keyboard are also taught.