GEMS School was established in 1984 in Sanepa, Lalitpur with 78 students and 25 staff members. Initially, classes from Nursery to grade III were offered. Today, it has become a full-fledged higher secondary school running classes from grade one to twelve. Upon completion of the construction of its own school complex at Dhapakhel, which is 1.5 kilometers away from Sat Dobato point on the Ring road, it shifted all classes from four to ten from Kiran Bhawan, Sanepa to the new complex in August 2000. However, the primary classes from grade I to II are still run at Kiran Bhawan, Sanepa for both day scholars and boarders.
The school has excellent infrastructure supported by state-of-the-art facilities. It has modern academic buildings with spacious classrooms, laboratories, conference hall, hostel buildings, administrative offices, a cafeteria and spacious playing grounds for games and sports such as football, basketball, etc. There are separate buildings and rooms for extra-curricular activities such as gymnastics, judo, keyboard, percussion, guitar, violin, sitar, etc.