Messages from our Principals
  • 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.

  • Executive Principal

    Brendan Law

    After 35 years’ experience, school life still thrills me like my first day: nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see youngsters thrive, delighting in achievement at all ages and levels of ability, in mind, body and spirit. Success and enjoyment go hand in hand: provide them with a happy, stimulating, high quality environment and they will flourish. First class academic education should be delivered by enthusiastic, dedicated, supportive staff, who are specialists at every level. With an emphasis on the individual, a wealth of opportunities should allow pupils to explore the full range of their talents, within a caring environment, which aims to encourage rather than persuade. Our faith in children becomes the self-belief that they take with them when they leave.

    I am therefore particularly thrilled to have been appointed as Executive Principal of this wonderful community: Wuxi Dipont School of Arts and Science has a bold, forward thinking set of goals, aligned fully with the above statements. It is an honour and a privilege to have joined a team that is already delivering innovation in the classroom and to know that, together, we are on an extraordinary journey to break new ground in K-12 education in China. We insist on our children coming first in everything that we do: they are empowered to be creative, innovative and to think for themselves; as colleagues, we are provided with world class educational tools, and ongoing, first class professional development… together, we are a community of lifelong learners aspiring for excellence in every aspect of school life, in and out of the classroom. Our extensive academic curricula and co-curricular programmes have breadth and depth to rival the best in the world; personalised wellbeing and pastoral care opportunities, including boarding, are at the forefront of our values, ensuring a close-knit family atmosphere throughout our beautiful campus. But don’t just take my word for it, please come along for a personal visit: you can be sure of a very warm welcome!