August 8, 2013

Little Dalton - Hong Kong

The new Member of  Dalton International welcomes visitors of their website with the following words:

Little Dalton is a truly bilingual (Putonghua and English) kindergarten guided by the Dalton
Plan and modeled after New York’s The Dalton School, a world renowned school ranked among the Forbes’ Top 15 U.S. Prep Schools. Our aim is to provide a joyful environment that will nurture children’s inquisitiveness; develop their self-confidence in their own intelligence and ability to succeed; exploit their natural ability to acquire languages; and educate them to become happy, responsible and independent learners and thinkers.
We feel strongly that education led by teachers, examinations, and grades can produce excellent students, but not necessarily great learners and thinkers. Great learners and thinkers are driven by internal motivation, which can only be stimulated by giving our children appropriate autonomy, responsibilities, and opportunities for collaboration in their learning. This is the basis of the famed Dalton Plan, one of the most successful child-centered teaching models in the world, and the foundation of Little Dalton.

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