The wonder of education at Druk  Padma Karpo School 

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Since opening in 2001 this has become a multi-award winning school of over 800 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.

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.

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Funding Needs

Expansion of school facilities, seismic upgrade of buildings 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 from the West.

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