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  • General Principal

    Zhengjing Dong

    Having been an educator for more than 40 years, I have always dreamed of setting up an international school that respects the principles of education, stresses all-round development of students, and offers small class sizes and individualised and diverse instruction. With the founding of Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science, the dream I have cherished for decades has finally become a reality.

    I hope pupils of our school will develop the following qualities:

    A command of foreign languages
    Being able to speak a foreign language opens the door to the outside world. It is the foundation of international competitiveness.

    Integration of arts and science
    Our pupils will combine the spirit of science and the spirit of humanism across their studies.

    Mental and physical harmony
    Harmony is a key element in traditional Chinese culture. An individual can take responsibility only when he or she has both a healthy body and an independent mind.

    The development of individual interests
    We encourage creative innovation, bold thinking and the development of character in our pupils.


    I hope that through their academic studies and co-curricular activities, pupils at Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science are inspired to find goals that they pursue with lasting passion and deep conviction, pursuits that lead them to happy and joyful lives.

  • Chinese Principal

    Maode Shen

    I believe in the power of dreams, and I hope that Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science can become a high-quality school oriented by cultivating students' ability, integrating Chinese and international cultures, which prepares students for the future. I believe in the power of anticipation, in our culture of encouragement and trustworthy relationship between students and teachers, through which I hope we can inspire joyful learning. I believe that enrichment leads to selectivity and selectivity leads to individuality. Building a diversified curriculum is our unalterable education philosophy. I believe that the healthy growth of children requires the joint efforts of families, schools and the larger community. Building a good home-school cooperation and community partnership is essential to our work. I believe that international schools in China should make great efforts to integrate the best of Chinese and international education to create the campus atmosphere of Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science, which is the guarantee of our school’s high quality.

  • Director of Education

    Peter J. Derby-Crook MBE

    Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science is located in the south of Wuxi, near Taihu Lake. The high-quality location and facilities of our school provide an ideal environment for high-quality teaching and learning. Students benefit from the support of talented, responsible and caring faculty and support staff on campus at throughout each day. Our school also provides excellent pastoral care for all day and boarding students, so that every child is understood, known and cared for. Parents are encouraged to work with the school as partners in learning playing a full and important role in the process of cultivating children’s minds and growth.

    At Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science, we believe that a transformative world-class education is based on a curriculum that focuses on student participation and full empowerment of students, thereby cultivating children’s wisdom and helping everyone in the campus community to flourish. Everything in life is closely related to learning, and campus life should complement the lives of children, personal growth, and their adolescence. We are committed to helping students to deepen their understanding of Chinese culture, traditions and priorities whilst nurturing a modern global perspective. Whether in sports, drama, music, outdoor activities, or in cross-school exchanges and community services, our school helps young people to learn, grow and flourish.