Our Journey | 創校之旅

In our lifetime and our children’s, the pace of change in our society will be greater than anything we have seen in history. Driven by the unprecedented growth of the Chinese economy, Asia will be the epicenter of this phenomenon. Hong Kong sits at the crossroads of this era and encompasses the best of the East and West. From our perspective as a founding board, the education system has not managed to keep up with this rate of change. Something has to be done.

As a group of passionate parents and educators we chose not to sit by and passively accept the disconnect that exists between schools and the world of today and tomorrow. This is why we decided to establish the Dalton School Hong Kong (DSHK) – a non-profit, child-centered, dual language (English/Putonghua) primary school integrating the heritage of Chinese culture and traditions with the progressive Dalton Plan. We will have a school that will provide our children with a window into the past and skills for the future. The process of starting a new school has been a learning journey. In the past four years we have faced many successes and just as many challenges. However, focused on our vision to do what is right for the next generation, we have extensively investigated numerous cutting-edge approaches to education and possible partnering institutions. Further, we wanted the best space and the dream team to execute our vision. This journey has required commitment and resilience, driven by boundless curiosity and a deep sense of internal motivation from our entire team – the same 21st century skills that we need to equip our children with to deal with our ever-changing global society.

The Board believes absolutely that these skills can be developed through a child-centered, progressive education, focusing on the child rather than teachers or grades – the very essence of the time-tested Dalton Plan.

We are committed to embracing and enhancing the knowledge of our rich Chinese history – its language, culture, and values – in order to fulfill DSHK’s unique mission in developing a new generation of children. Our DSHK students will be equipped with multicultural awareness, critical thinking and language skills that will allow them to thrive with passion in the global, interconnected, technological society; one where China is the key player. To this end, we are honored to secure a collaboration and partnership with the esteemed Tsinghua University Primary School, hailed for its innovative curriculum, which has already incorporated elements of the Dalton Plan.

We enthusiastically welcome like-minded parents, students, educators and teachers to join us on our journey.

The Dalton Foundation Board


可以預計,在我們和孩子有生之年,社會變化步伐之大將遠遠超出我們的想像,而在中國經濟空前增長的驅動下,亞洲將會處於此快速變化的正中心。在這關鍵時刻,香港這座城市,蘊含了中西方文化的精華,將擔當重要角色。從創校董事會的角度來看,教育體系還未能跟上變化的步伐。我們需要作出改變。

作為對教育充滿熱情的家長和教育者,我們沒有選擇坐視不管,而是決定創辦香港道爾頓學校(DSHK),一所以兒童為中心的非營利雙語(普通話和英語)小學。DSHK融合了中國文化傳統及先進的道爾頓教育計劃,將不斷追求卓越。

創辦一所新學校的過程猶如一次學習之旅。在過去四年,我們既有許多成功經歷,也遇到不少挫折。我們努力不懈,廣泛研究了眾多先進的教育方法和理念,並尋求跟有著共同願景的教育機構協作。除此之外,我們還鍥而不捨地尋找最佳的校址和實踐學校願景的最佳團隊。這個創校之旅需要我們全身心投入,並具備相應的應變能力、無窮的好奇心和澎湃的內在動力,好使我們為創辦學校作出自己的貢獻,這些內在素質,正好是培養孩子在面對不斷變化的全球化社會時所應具備的技能。

董事會堅信,通過獨立思考、自我學習以及積極參與學校社群的學習體驗,能夠培養優秀的孩子,這也正是道爾頓計劃的本質所在。

學校致力於發揚中國歷史和傳統,包括語言、文化和價值觀,以此實現DSHK培育新一代的獨特使命。在未來全球化,科技創新領域日新月異和緊密聯繫的社會裡,中國將扮演重要角色。DSHK的學生將具備多元文化意識、批判性思維和優秀的語文能力,使得他們可以在此大環境中茁壯成長,並自信地翱翔。為此,我們很榮幸能夠與著名學府-清華大學附屬小學建立協作夥伴關係,這大大提升中文學習的目標和文化素養,培養DSHK的學生擁有洞悉和展望未來的能力。

誠摯歡迎志同道合的家長、學生、教育者和教師一起加入我們的學習之旅。

道爾頓基金董事會