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.




Date: Friday 23 March 2018

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Where: Dilworth Junior Campus, 27 Omahu Road, Remuera, Auckland


Dilworth Open Morning provides an opportunity for families interested in making an application for enrolment in 2019 to see the School’s grounds and boarding houses, and learn about the life-changing opportunity a Dilworth scholarship offers. 


A brief overview of the morning is as follows:


                                     9.30am to 10.00am               Arrival and registration

10.00am to 10.45am              Welcome and Presentations

10.45am to 11.30am              Group tours of Campus

11.15am to 12.00 noon          Refreshments


Staff will be available to answer questions about the applications process.


Register your interest to attend a Dilworth Open Morning.



APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR PLACES IN 2019 in Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9.

Applications are open between February and July each year for the following year.  Application forms are available to download from the "Applications" tab above, or an application pack can be requested from the Trust Board Office by leaving a message on (09) 523 4884.  

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.



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.