The wonder of education

Since construction started in 1998 this has become a multi-award winning school of over 700 pupils founded by Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche and designed in association with Arup with a vision to supply the contemporary education needs of children in an environment of constant change, whilst determined to preserve the cultural heritage of Ladakh.

Education at DPKS

Providing quality education in an exceptional learning environment for girls and boys aged 3 to 16 years

Funding Needs

Secondary school completion is in sight, landscape and gardens are under-way, please help us to do much more

Award-winning school

A solar powered and passively heated building project at the cutting edge of design in the 21st century. A structure that celebrates and enhances local values, while at the same time making the most of cutting-edge technology and construction methods from the West.

Visit the school

DPKS now boasts a visitor centre for those interested in ground breaking education and construction, the Dragon Garden project, and ‘Rancho's school’ (3 idiots film).
Visitor Centre details:
DPKS Visitor Centre and Rancho’s Café
(next to the Shey stupa field)
Shey-Leh, 194101, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Peak season, May – September opening hours 8.00am-6.00pm
Off-peak, April and October, opening times vary so check before arrival.