Middle School


One of the unique elements of Dalton is the ability to personalize the educational experience of each child academically, socially, and emotionally. In middle school, it is important that students have a rich and diverse set of experiences that help them identify who they are and what they are passionate about so they have a better sense of what to pursue in high school, university, and beyond. Therefore, DSHK middle school will offer 3 elective classes each semester. This will help students create a tailor-made program to each student based upon their interests.

Electives save children. When students feel no motivation to go to core content classes, having options that interest them makes all the difference between school being a welcome or a dreaded experience. Unfortunately, electives are too often minimized or misused. Whether students do not have enough choices because of budget constraints, or they are forbidden from enrolling in electives because of poor grades, any system that keeps kids away from subjects they love needs to be rethought. A school’s primary goal is to increase student growth and achievement, and that can be accomplished so much better if children are given the opportunity to engage with a variety of appealing options for learning.

Below is a list of electives currently offered to grade 6 students.

Chinese Based

  • Home Economics
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Band
  • Video Editing

Chinese Based

  • Coding and Robotics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Foreign Language- Spanish
  • Journalism
  • Math Olympiad
  • Mixed Media
  • Music Technology


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