Haidian District, Beijing Huangzhuang, Beijing, China  (Zip code: 100190)

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©2019 by The Affiliated High School of Peking University's Dalton Academy


Dalton Academy's curriculum is informed by the best practices in both China and the wider world but is an independent and evolving model that emphasizes bilingual Chinese and English liberal arts, interdisciplinary education, and independent student initiatives and research. Its humanities-led curriculum is built around small seminar-style classes of approximately 15 students designed to encourage discussion. Students begin the program with a foundation year that includes exposure to the Chinese and Western classics and a modern world history course. The program is rooted in humanities but is coupled with a rigorous math and science curriculum that blends the strengths of the Chinese educational achievement with laboratory-based learning.


Dalton students are given a broad scope of course offerings ranging from The Middle East Refugee Crisis to Board Game Design and Physics for Space Engineering. Students are given the freedom to choose their own academic path as we prepare them for a future of choices.

Elective Courses - Mathematics

  • Mathematics

  • Game Theory

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Project-based Calculus

  • Statistics

  • Mathematical Modeling

  • Discrete Math

  • Econometrics

Elective Courses - 

  • World Culture and Civilizations (mandatory) 

  • Madness in Civilization

  • US Culture from the 18thCentury to Contemporary Era

  • Patterns of Human Violence 

  • Roman History 

  • Macroeconomics: Youth Poverty Project 

  • The Belt and Road Global Summit Seminar 

  • Decision Making in Times of Injustice 

  • The Middle East Refugee Crisis 


  • Biology (mandatory)

  • Chemistry (mandatory)

  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

  • Chemistry & Life 

  • Animal Behavior 

  • Environmentalism in Everyday Life 

  • Marine Biology

  • Immunology

  • Microbiology


  • Music Appreciation 

  • Visual Arts Studio – Portfolio Design 

  • Performance Band 

  • Board Game Design 

  • Theater Practicum: An Ensemble Presents

  • Digital Photography

  • Fretted Strings 

  • Song Writing 

  • The Language of Music

  • Survey of Western Music History

  • Fretted String Ensemble

  • Ensemble Performance Practices


  • Chinese Liberal Arts (mandatory)

  • Society and Culture in Ming/Qing China 


  • Independent Research (mandatory)

Core Requirements

  • English Liberal Art

  • Chinese Liberal Arts

  • Integrated Math 

  • World Cultures and Civilizations

  • Microscopic and Macroscopic Biology

  • Theoretical and Physical Chemistry

  • Chemistry: Revolution in Human Civilization

  • Project-Based Mechanics and Electromagnetism

  • Writing Workshop

  • The Independent Research Project

Elective Courses-Global Studies

  • Elective Courses

  • Global Studies

  • Madness in Civilization

  • Patterns of Human Violence

  • U.S. History

  • The Middle East Refugee Crisis

  • Italian Renaissance Art

  • Psychology of I.D.E.A.L.S.

  • The Political Economy of Post-Secondary Education