Aerial drone front classrooms campus October 2022

DRUK PADMA KARPO SCHOOL provides high standards of education to many children in Ladakh, a mountainous region of Northen India. Since opening in 2001 the school has become multi-award winning and caters for more than 850 students from local communities as well as remote regions of Ladakh where access to quality education is limited.

Students are encouraged to excel in a wide range of academic subjects, maintain their culture and traditions and learn skills for life. Recently affiliated with India’s Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), students attain high standards in examinations enabling them to engage fully in local and national opportunities.

The school was founded by Drukpa Thuksey Rinpoche and designed in association with Arup. This school is a not-for-profit institution and receives no direct public funding.

Education at DPKS

Providing quality education in an exceptional learning environment for girls and boys aged 4 to 16 years, CBSE affiliated.

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Funding Needs

Expansion into Senior Secondary School -Years 11 and 12,  seismic upgrade of buildings, plus other facilities and landscape & gardens -  please help us to do much more




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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.

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