Our Principles

Our Principles

The following principles form the learning and teaching framework at Little Dalton:

 

  • to create a nurturing and caring learning community for children, parents and teachers in which individual development is fostered through collective cooperation;
  • to deliver a child-led curriculum that considers each student’s interests, abilities and needs designed to nurture and promote social, emotional, linguistic, cognitive and physical development;
  • to inculcate intellectual independence and risk-taking through inquiry, direct experience, reading and collaboration;
  • to instil a sense of ethics, moral values, respect and responsibility towards others;
  • to work closely with leading Dalton schools to share best practice, conduct joint programmes, adopt innovations and provide professional development;
  • to engage researchers and institutions in Greater China to effectively and continuously enhance our bilingual programme;
  •  to adopt innovative educational tools and methodologies through technology and various media;
  • to value and respect our teachers and administrators as the keys to delivering a world-class education. This includes engaging the best teachers and administrators and retaining them through shared values and goals, extensive opportunities for challenge and professional development and competitive compensation.