"The emphasis of this school is to teach the noble qualities of loving kindness and universal responsibility. We are not trying to change these children, but to awaken and nurture their own deepest qualities – their innate sense of loving kindness and compassion and their own natural tendency towards positive behaviour."

Geshe Konchok Tsering School Founder

Welcome to the first primary school in Australia to offer an education based on Buddhist principles.

One of only three schools of its kind in the world, the Daylesford Dharma School opened in 2009 is now a thriving school community.

Our curriculum emphasises academic achievement informed by time-honoured Buddhist practices including mindfulness, conflict resolution, care of the environment and compassion for all beings.

This open-minded approach has proved to be highly effective, resulting in levels of academic achievement that exceed Australian standards.

 big boys

“I consider education to be an instrument. Whether that instrument is used rightly or wrongly depends on our basic human motivation…”

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama




Join our Board !

Daylesford Dharma School is seeking applications from suitably qualified and passionate individuals to join the Board of Governance Find out more here.

Treasury position still open.


school prospectus

Our prospectus is a great introduction to the school.  Please take a moment to have a look (click on the image below).






Give to our building fund

We need to raise funds to move our school ready for 2017. Thank you for your generous support.

preps 2015