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Larry J.Leaven

Welcome to Dalton School of Hong Kong! I am thrilled to have been named the founding principal of DSHK and I look forward to introducing our exciting learning community to you. After nearly 30 years in education—as a teacher and school leader—I am humbled and honored to have the chance to lead the development of this progressive, dual language school. Throughout my career in the US and China, I have had the pleasure of working with young children, wide-eyed and full of wonder and am looking forward to continuing my work in Hong Kong.

It has been a pleasure to work with the members of the Founding Board of the DSHK. Through our collaboration it has been clear to me that this child-centered and forward-thinking group of people have a clear educational vision, coupled with a strong commitment to excellence that will propel our children forward as confident, globally-minded citizens. Building upon the success of Little Dalton ( and founding DSHK upon the rich traditions of the Tsinghua University Primary School and Helen Parkhurst’s Dalton Plan, the DSHK Board has skillfully established a strong network of international support to ensure that a robust foundation is in place.

At DSHK we fully understand that the world that our students are facing today is very different from the world that most of us experienced as students. Our global society demands that our children can successfully navigate different languages and cultures. Our dual-language progressive school, Putonghua/English, has been developed to meet the needs of our unique and diverse Hong Kong community. Our highly skilled and dedicated DSHK staff, our professional collaborations with educational leaders and partnerships with universities around the world, coupled with our dedicated Board and partnership with DSHK families, will allow our students to find their voice—in at least two languages!

The journey begins…

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