DSHK welcomes your interest to be part of our talented, child-focused and professional team of staff and faculty.
At Dalton, we strive to follow the footsteps of the originator of the Dalton Plan, Helen Parkhurst, to break the teacher-centered lockstep teaching. We realize “experience is the best and indeed the real teacher”. The school has to provide for sufficient experience and this cannot be achieved by keeping students as passive recipients. Our teachers will be nurtured and trained to guide our students to carry out their work, sometimes do it undisturbed and with commitment and concentration; other times in collaboration. Mastery, self-pacing and self-direction is our goal. Parkhurst was one of the most influential educators of her era, and the Dalton Plan became a model for countless schools throughout the world.
DSHK continually works to attract exemplary teachers who are excited by our beliefs and mission, along with a passion and enthusiasm for students and their success.
At DSHK we believe:
Teaching at DSHK
Following the Dalton plan, a core belief at DSHK is that all students have the capacity to learn, and by trusting in students’ intelligence, there is no limit to what a child can do.
Hence, we believe strongly on the relationships between teachers and students.
With a student teacher ratio of 8:1, Every faculty member is responsible for deeply understanding each child and his/her interest, strengths, fears, challenges, families etc. By knowing our students we are able to tailor instruction to best support each individual child’s trajectory. The school strives to maintain an ethnically and culturally diverse staff to complement both its mission and character.
To ensure DSHK faculty to be on the cutting edge of instructional abilities, and to meet students’ challenging and rigorous curriculum, DSHK provides a range of research-based, proactive professional development opportunities throughout the year. These include school-based training, conferences and workshops.
Teachers who are successful at DSHK typically match closely with the characteristics listed below.
If those beliefs resonate with you……..
Please submit a letter of introduction and full resume to DSHK Human resources at: [email protected]
Current Openings for 24/25 :
- English Language Arts Teacher
- Chinese Language Arts Teacher
- Performing Arts Director
- Middle School Science Teacher
For details of each opening, please send an email to [email protected]
During the application/interview process
- Letters of recommendation/references
- College transcripts and copies of administrative, teaching or professional certificates (if relevant to positions)
- Recent photograph
- Other necessary documents
DSHK will from time to time post our vacancies on the following:
- Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union
We are working with some University career services to attract the right candidates. Please check out your school career guidance office.
We attend international search fairs.
For senior leadership positions, we have started a network with major global headhunters.
Please keep a look out for us!
Top Reasons For Working at DSHK
While working at Dalton, I was often inspired by the teachers’ enthusiasm for education and impressed by their talent and wisdom. This excellent group of teachers motivated me to continuously improve my teaching quality, enabling students to love learning, learn independently, and become lifelong learners. Dalton embodies what it means to be an organization. The level of care and trust that the administration has in teachers is unique. They also provide ample space and resources for them to absorb cutting-edge educational concepts, enhance their professionalism and initiative.
Dalton’s students come from all over the world. They are friendly, motivated and highly creative. Through exchanging and interacting with classmates from different backgrounds, children learn to respect and appreciate diverse cultures, greatly enhancing their cross-cultural communication skills. The school provides children with rich outdoor experiential learning activities, colorful enrichment courses, and exploratory cross-disciplinary projects, allowing them to fully explore and showcase their personality, potential, and talent.
Just as Hong Kong is a multicultural metropolis, our campus also exudes a unique cultural charm that blends Chinese and Western cultures. Through Chinese immersion learning and cultural courses, children have established a solid foundation in Chinese listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Their words and deeds also embody excellent traditional cultural qualities such as benevolence, righteousness, propriety, wisdom, and faith.
I am willing to continue to cultivate in this caring and progressive community, nurturing future leaders with both traditional virtues and international perspectives.