Parent Testimonials

Candice Kwok​

Dalton is a school that thoughtfully reflects on the science behind effective learning in early childhood education. It provides plenty of opportunities for free play and exploration as they understand the evidence that supports ‘play’ as the most important form of learning in children. The school embeds a strong “growth mindset” into its curriculum – they emphasize the process over the results and encourages children to celebrate their mistakes. A unique feature of the school is the 50:50 bilingual teaching of Chinese and English. We value this approach to learning language as it gives our children the opportunity to be fully immersed in the teaching language throughout most subjects depending on the day. The administration and teachers are always dedicated to creating a safe and fruitful learning environment for the children. Through the many fun school events and our overall communications with the school and other parents, we truly feel we are working together as a strong community. Dalton, we feel so fortunate to have found you in Hong Kong!  

Eva Mum of Eleanor (G1B), Isabel and Julian (Pre-K PM)

As a 5th year Dalton parent with 3 children in the school, Dalton has never stopped amazing me by how they care about our children beyond just their academic development.  Every teacher goes above and beyond to observe and understand my children’s character, needs and behavior; encourage them to take on challenges and be creative; provide personalized help when needed; respecting individual development and feelings while ensuring discipline was maintained.  Teachers were always reachable by parents and very open-minded about suggestions.  Dalton gives me total peace of mind that my children are well taken care of and respected at school, and that school isn’t a place of stress and judgement.   I have witnessed great improvements at the school year after year, and changes are all for the better of the children and not just for the school itself.  Dalton really lives up to its mission of being a “child-centered” school.

Ms. Daisy Tsang

Parents of 2 children at DSHK.

Joy & Christopher Jackson

parents of 3 children at DSHK & LDK.

Ms. Wei

Parents of 2 children at DSHK.


Teacher Testimonials

Ms. Cecile - P3 House Chinese Teacher

1. First, all faculty from principal to teachers practice and believe in the child-centered philosophy and value the individual development of each student. Second, the school uses the Dual Language model that focuses on bilingual and biliterate students, high academic achievement in both languages in all subject areas, and socio-cultural competence. Third, the school pays special attention to the study of Chinese and traditional culture. For example, students learn ancient poetry, Chinese painting and calligraphy, Chinese dance classes, etc., Also traditional Chinese culture instills strong values throughout students’ daily lives.

2. First of all, my personal education philosophy is consistent with the school’s educational philosophy. This allows me to work at place aligned with my values. Teaching and preparing lessons in a child-centered way is not easy, but when I see the impact it has on students and their learning, I am filled with appreciation and pride. Second, the school atmosphere is excellent. The leadership team gives each teacher full confidence, so I have a lot of room to practice different ideas. In addition, the relationship between colleagues is harmonious, and we often work together to prepare lessons. The so-called three-person line must have my teacher. This has benefited me a lot.

Finally, in terms of Chinese, our school is working with Tsinghua University on the Chinese Language program. And as a Chinese teacher, I am very much looking forward to seeing what kind of flowers students will become as a result of our integrated East meets west approach to teaching and learning.

Angela Chu - P1 House English Teacher

Dalton School Hong Kong is providing a vibrant landscape full of opportunities for teachers to see the wholeness of the child through the Dalton Plan and Dual Language program. Students’ exploration and cognitive development are nurtured in an inquisitive and sociocultural competent environment where questions, curiosity, and cross-cultural learnings are well supported and more importantly – encouraged. Behind the scenes, the leadership team provides significant indirect out-of-the-classroom support through weekly planning meetings, whole school team building activities, and constantly seeks to grow teacher’s skillset through professional development workshops with experts. All these collaborative areas piece together to form a research-driven learning experience- philosophies and values turn into action. As a member of the Dalton organization, I value the room for growth and potential prospects given for teachers to flourish professionally. I look forward to continuing with the successes here at Dalton School Hong Kong as we shape the future leaders of tomorrow.