In 1998, the Chinese authorities forcibly took over the governance of the monastic school from Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery two years after its establishment. However, irrespective of taking over governance by the authorities, the monastic school has been run and managed directly by Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastery until its closure on 8 April 2008. Taktsang Lhamo Kirti Monastic School caters to educating primarily novice monks below 18 years of age and children from surrounding nomadic areas, on Tibetan language, literature and Buddhist philosophy.
At the time of its closure, the school housed 504 novice monks and lay children from neighboring areas. Almost all of its students were from poor rural and nomadic areas where there is no education facility. The monastic school was a boon for the poor farmers and nomads who subsist on daily earnings and could not provide for their children's education.