Wang Dazhi was born in Yi County, Anhui in 1903. He was appointed by Tao Xingzhi to be the president of Xin'an School from 1928 to 1935.
He established Xin'an Lvxing Tuan , a group of primary school students, to travel all around China for education from 1935 to 1949.
After the People's Republic of China was founded, Wang had been the President of Nanjing Xiaozhuang Normal College, Deputy Director of Chinese Character Reform Committee , and Party Secretary of Guangdong College of Nationalities .
Wang died in Beijing in March 1980.