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Boarding school alert: Meet and interview with Branksome Hall Asia reps in Hong Kong to learn more about this amazing education opportunity on Jeju Island

You moved to Asia to provide the very best for your family, we know. Did you know that you can provide the best of the best in terms of education right here in Asia? Branksome Hall Asia’s gorgeous campus in Jeju Island awaits, and they’re holding interviews in Hong Kong this February!

 

Branksome Hall Asia, Asia's most advanced school, premier International Boarding School for Women in Asia Pacific, UNESCO World Heritage environment

Welcome to a school that empowers young women through academic rigor, engaging leadership programs and a UNESCO-recognized environment of peace, security and natural beauty.

Branksome Hall Asia integrates its award-winning facilities, world-class faculty and university-preferred curriculum to provide a learning experience that inspires intellectual growth and social responsibility.

Branksome Hall Asia has established itself as Asia’s most advanced school and the premier International Boarding School for Women in Asia Pacific. Our facilities are truly world class but more importantly, it is our leading faculty, staff and nurturing atmosphere that provides the academic rigor, security and UNESCO World Heritage environment in which to live and learn.

 

Jeju Island

Jeju Island is an international tourist and conference hub with frequent short hour direct flights to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Osaka, Tokyo and Seoul.

Selected in the world’s top eight schools, Branksome Hall was invited and sponsored by the South Korean government to establish a Sister school on Jeju Island within the Global International City.

An Authentic International Education

Branksome Hall Asia is the sister school of Branksome Hall, a 112-year-old independent girls’ school in Toronto, Canada, consistently ranked as one of the world’s best boarding schools. Founded in 2012, we are an IB World School that offers the academically rigorous and challenging Diploma Program, Middle Years Program and the Primary Years Program.

Branksome Hall Asia (BHA) graduates are full members of the Branksome Hall Global Alumnae and have the same University recognition, graduate status and full membership to this rewarding network around the world. In 2014, 81% of our graduates were offered entrance scholarships to the World’s top Universities including Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, John Hopkins, Columbia, Toronto and McGill. We are not a franchise.

We are committed to the ‘Empowerment of Women’ and as such formulate, implement and develop a range of leadership and guidance programs for our students across the school.

Our distinctive educational journey: a journey that actively pursues our mission, “challenges and inspires girls each day to love learning and to shape a better world.” This educational journey promises to support each student to discover within themselves a strong voice, to take risks and step outside their comfort zones, and the power to lead lives of curiosity, empowerment, service to others, and personal fulfillment.

At our Middle School we:

•Implement the IB Middle Years Program (MYP) that provides the best preparation for the IB Diploma Program

•Foster the development of effective communication, intercultural understanding, and global engagement, qualities that are essential for life in the 21st century

•Require students to explore and reflect upon the complexities of our world

•Develop skills and attitudes for responsible action

•Ensure the breadth and depth of knowledge through the implementation of an academically rigorous curriculum

•Ensure a low teacher to student ratio 1:9

•Offer an expansive co-curricular program

•Provide robust pastoral and counseling resources including membership in a clan (house)

•Provide opportunities for study abroad programs
(All Students live and study in Toronto in Grade 9)

•Implement supervised study programs

Senior School

At Branksome Hall Asia Senior School, your daughter will benefit from the best University/College preparation programs. Our students develop the ability to be creative and critical thinkers. Through our exceptional academic program, girls become confident and capable women who are inspired to meet life’s challenges with intelligence, sensitivity, and courage.

At the Branksome Hall Asia Senior School, we offer an academically rigorous program. The program is well supported in an environment conducive to ensure that your daughter’s needs are met and her academic success is enhanced.

 

Branksome Hall Asia, Asia's most advanced school, premier International Boarding School for Women in Asia Pacific, UNESCO World Heritage environment

At Branksome Hall Asia, we:

•Offer the IB Diploma (the gold standard in pre-university qualifications) as our crowning program to your daughter’s Branksome experience

•Offer robust academic, pastoral, and university guidance services

•Challenge and encourage our students to become women of substance who are prepared to help shape their world, locally, nationally and globally

•Foster your daughter’s ability to become self-motivated with reliable organizational and time management skills

A Branksome Hall Asia Education: Empowering Women

At Branksome your daughter’s education is reinforced by the development of self- esteem. This empowerment is necessary in a world where stereotypes and gender bias continue to block women’s participation and progress. Empowerment of women has significant implications for women’s financial security, access to health, education, economic participation, political empowerment and global innovation.

Living at Branksome Hall Asia: The World Recognized Residence Advantage: ‘A Home Away from Home’

Our purpose-built residence is designed to enable girls from around the world to come to Branksome Hall Asia to embark on their remarkable journey.

Our residence program provides opportunities to build student self-efficacy. To achieve this, a strong sense of family and community is paramount.

We employ Teachers and highly qualified Heads of House who are experienced in a high level of pastoral care and work closely with subject teachers and counselors to provide the best possible learning environment for each student.

University Counseling

Branksome Hall Asia students systematically explore university education and career options in consultation with the guidance and faculty advisors.

Students are provided opportunities to meet with university representatives from all over the world to make informed decisions with university applications. Their advisor teachers and University Counselors support all students to build their university application portfolios.

All Grade 9-12 students meet with their University Counselor individually to solidify their university applications.

Athletics

Athletic experiences are provided through our co-curricular and sport academy pro- grams. Students compete in local and national leagues throughout the year.

 

Branksome Hall Asia, Asia's most advanced school, premier International Boarding School for Women in Asia Pacific, UNESCO World Heritage environment

We offer co-curricular sporting clubs and advanced academies in:

•Badminton •Volleyball •Tennis •Basketball •Soccer

•Golf •Swimming •Cross Country •Track and Field •Equestrian

Some of our Athletic facilities include:

•A Purpose-built 50m Indoor Olympic Swimming Pool •Yoga/Pilates Studios •Fitness Centre •Olympic Gymnasium •A Golf Driving Range and Putting Green •Tennis Courts

Arts

The Arts are an integral and crucial element in nurturing creativity and the advancement of cognitive function. We provide a rich offering of visual and performing arts experiences for students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students develop artistic skills and creative expression through music, dance and drama opportunities.

Activities and ensembles include:

•Symphony Orchestra
•Two Intermediate Orchestras •String Academy
•Stage Band
•Barbershop Chorus
•Choir and Vocal Academy •Ballet •Photography
•Studio Art and Design •Digital Story Telling •Theatrical Productions 
•Korean Calligraphy
•Korean Drumming

The Performing Arts Center consists of:

•Acoustically Sophisticated Auditorium •Spacious Classrooms
•Practice Rooms
•Large Recital Room

•Black Box Theaters •TV Studio
•Audio Recording Studio •Dance Studio

Branksome Hall Asia welcomes prospective parents and students to its Hong Kong presentation:

We look forward to the opportunity to present Branksome Hall Asia to you and your family.

Details: 7pm Monday February 9 2015, Lockhart Room, Hong Kong Football Club, Sports Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong

Note: On February 10 9am-4pm we will be conducting interviews for prospective students and families. Please indicate if you wish to apply to Branksome Hall Asia and would like to schedule an interview.

RSVP: Ms. Nary Kim-Admissions Email: admissions@branksome.asia

Tel: +82260013840