Dagpo Thosam Ling School was opened in March 2004, a year before Dagpo Shedrup Ling Monastery was offically inaugurated, so great was the need for such a school.
It is affiliated with this monastic university and at the present time is still located on its grounds. The first ten years, children from the wide region came to follow classes. However, the conditions have changed and now the school provides the elementary education (8 classes) for at this moment eighty-six young monks between the ages 5-14.
The subjects taught are mathematics, biology, science, social studies, English, Hindi and Tibetan. There is a big focus on taking good care of the environment and sustainability. There are regular sports days.
There is a team of ten well qualified teachers and two ‘amala’s’ (care takers). The management consists of a teacher who has been teaching at the school since the beginning, as well as a member of the management of the monastery, venerable Sangya Lags. They are supported by an experienced school principal from a school nearby. They have the lovely tradition of celebrating teacher’s day every year.