“I have always had this view about the modern education system: we pay attention to brain development, but the development of warm-heartedness we take for granted.

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Nurturing your child’s capacity to grow into a kind and wise individual.

The term ‘Dharma’ refers to the teachings of the Buddha. It means ‘protection of the mind to walk a noble path’, which is the true role of a school.

It also relates to the concept of right thought, right speech and right action – a central guiding principle of our school.

Our educational philosophy recognizes the interdependent nature of all life. This is the inspiration for our guiding principle of ‘non-harm’ that informs all aspects of our curricula and school community.

We pay particular attention to developing a child’s capacity to grow into a compassionate, kind and wise individual who understands their connection with the environment and with those around them.

We foster a sense of universal responsibility in each child, which will guide them in how they can shape their world and co-exist with others.




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