How We Do It?

DSHK highly emphasis the importance of Chinese traditions, cultures and values in the process of each child’s growth.

DSHK values and recognizes the importance of Chinese culture in our students’ current and future lives.  Our motto, I am not led, I lead guides our children as learners and developing leaders. Therefore, it is vital that our DSHK students lead from a place of principles and values.  Our Chinese culture framework places a strong emphasis on cultivating a deep understanding of ancient Chinese values so that students lead with benevolence, wisdom, virtue, propriety, and trustworthiness.  At each stage of development, students have the opportunity to grapple with meaningful contexts that help deepen their understanding of each value. 

Our framework covers four main areas:

reading classic literature, integration and application of Chinese culture across disciplines, traditional arts, and cultural activities.

Chinese Classics

Classic literature includes poetry reading and the study of Chinese classics.

Chinese Culture

Our integrated approach to Chinese culture allows students to interact and reflect upon Chinese culture within any theme or subject area.  Teachers adapt curriculum to incorporate the values, and students make connections and determine how to apply the Chinese values within a variety of contexts.

Traditional Arts

Traditional arts involve painting, calligraphy, dance, music, shadow play, martial arts, chess, and checkers.

Cultural Activities

Cultural activities include things like festivals and celebrations, cultural studies, and excursions to museums and cultural landmarks.

Through extensive study, practice, and interaction with Chinese culture, both ancient and modern, DSHK students develop a global view of the world, while staying anchored in traditional values.


Children are the experimenters and not the victims

Child Centered

Our children are the curriculum and the world is our textbook.

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