Transforming Boys' Lives

In 1894, James Dilworth founded a boarding school for boys from good families with limited means. Over a century later, his remarkable legacy is still transforming boys’ lives - beyond belief. Today, as then, Dilworth selects boys from good families who are experiencing financial or personal hardship, regardless of their race or ethnicity. They’re offered a life-changing scholarship, which includes free tuition, free boarding and free music and sports lessons (in fact, almost everything is funded by the Dilworth Trust). The effect? Thanks to the transformative power of an excellent education, we turn good boys into great men - who achieve things they might never have believed possible.

Our Campuses

The Dilworth Journey often begins in Year 5 or 7 at our Junior Campus in Remuera. It continues at our Rural Campus in Mangatawhiri, where Year 9 boys learn practical, problem-solving skills for life. And it ends at our Senior Campus in Epsom, where they become prefects, house leaders and achievers.

What is the Dilworth Effect?

It is life changing. As our boys, families, staff and old boys will tell you, a Dilworth scholarship can transform a boy’s future. Watch our video or hear their stories to find out more.

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Applications

Applications are now open for Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 in 2018.  Application forms are available to download from the "Applications" tab above, or an application pack can be requested from the Trust Board Office on 09 523 3179 extension 701.  

Each year we receive many applications for our scholarships, but unfortunately, we are limited as to how many students we can fund.  Most years, we can accept around 24 students in Year 5 and around 48 in Year 7, while Year 9 has limited places available. 

Boys who are accepted will receive a fully funded scholarship to Dilworth with all expenses covered. Essentially, they receive all the privileges of a private boarding school education, without the fees. It is definitely worth applying for.

Open Day 2017

An Open Day will be held on Friday 31st March 2017 at the Dilworth Junior Campus, 27 Omahu Road, Remuera, for families who are interested in making an application for 2018.  There will be a Welcome and Presentation at 10.00am, followed by small group tours of the Campus.  Applications staff will be on site, and application forms and the School Prospectus will be available.   

A second Open Day will be held at the Junior Campus on Saturday 6th May 2017, with a Welcome and Presentation at 9.30am.    

No registration is necessary to attend either of the Open Days.



Support Us

A Dilworth education is free, but it isn’t cheap. In fact, it costs over $35,000 per boy, per year. While we’re able to assist 640 boys a year, there are simply not enough places to meet demand from our community. Your donation, sponsorship or bequest will help us expand our facilities and enable us to offer more boys a life-changing scholarship.

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