Our Purpose

Vision & Values

At Dulwich College Suzhou, we are a proud member of Education in Motion and the Dulwich College International family of schools. We are guided by our collective vision to Live Worldwise, helping our students make a positive difference in the world.

our vision

High Quality Learning and Teaching

Our approach to developing students both academically and as a whole person (holistically) is a Dulwich Difference that will help your child reach their full potential academically, personally and socially.

Learning is effective when it has a clear purpose, is adapted and applied, personalised, and is relational. This philosophy is grounded on meaningful student- teacher relationships, active learning interactions, and engaging environments.

Learning is effective when it has a clear purpose:

  • Students take ownership and responsibility for their own learning.
  • Students use what they already know to construct new understandings.

Learning is effective when it is adapted and applied:

  • Students make connections between knowledge, concepts and skills.
  • Students transfer knowledge and skills to a variety of contexts.

Learning is effective when it is personalised:

  • Students are appropriately challenged from their own starting points.
  • Students can engage in meaningful and deliberate practice in lesson time.
  • Students respond to quality feedback with concrete strategies for improvement.

Learning is effective when it is relational:

  • Students engage in effective collaboration and build positive, safe relationships.
  • Students are able to recognise mistakes as collective learning opportunities.

Two Core Outcomes

The long-term retention of valuable knowledge, concepts and skills.

The ability to transfer what has been retained into different contexts and situations.

DCSZ Purpose Statements synthesis

We have synthesized our Purpose Statements into the following to clarify how our key purpose statements overlap and drive us forward.


Guiding Statements

Our Guiding Statements guide our day-to-day actions to help fulfil our purpose inside and outside the classroom.

  1. We learn from everything we do

  2. We challenge each other to be the best we can be

  3. We ask questions to understand our world

  4. We learn and work together

  5. We care about our world

  6. We respect and celebrate our differences

  7. We persist with challenges as we try new things

  8. We are life-long learners

By attending Dulwich College Suzhou, you are not just joining a school but becoming part of a culture of Live Worldwise and joining a global community of teachers, parents, students and alumni that strive to make a positive difference in the world.