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International schools in Hong Kong: Best Expat’s Guide

Finding the right Hong Kong international school for your child is one of the most important decisions you need to make. There’s a wide choice of international schools in Hong Kong and here’s a guide to help you make the right choice for your family.

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American School Hong Kong

A teacher/A parent’s perspective – Laney Morgan

“I have the privilege of experiencing American School Hong Kong (ASHK) both as a teacher and as a parent of two children who attend.  As a teacher, I see how the school holds students to high academic standards, but as a parent, I also see how my children are being individually supported to meet and exceed those expectations.  I’m thrilled that ASHK not only values academics but also values developing the whole child.  Our students are encouraged to become confident, creative, and caring to others and the environment.”

American School HK

A word from the school

“We are a non-profit, college preparatory school offering a holistic American and international education taught by qualified North American teachers. ASHK caters for students from kindergarten to Grade 12, with a standards-based US curriculum including the IB Programme in Grades 11 and 12. The school offers a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) programme, Apple Technology programme, and a Chinese programme with multiple streams; there’s also the Stanford Academic Summer Programme and global partnerships with other American schools that students can take advantage of. Students are assessed via the Measures of Academic Progress programme, and ASHK provides a range of student learning support services.”

What’s new

We’re pleased to open our high school division in August 2019. Students in Grade 9 will follow six learning pathways that lay the groundwork for the IB Diploma programme, which begins in Grade 11. The six pathways include Studies in Language and Literature (English), Language Acquisition (Chinese), Individuals and Societies (geography), Sciences (general), Mathematics (algebra 1) and The Arts (music and visual arts).

In addition, Grade 9 students will continue to have three PE classes per week with an expanded health programme offset against some of the classes.

6 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po, New Territories
3919 4111 | ashk.edu.hk

Canadian International School

A parent’s perspective –  Vivian Fung

“Since joining Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) 15 years ago, two of my three children have graduated from the school. Not only did they both develop into academically curious individuals, but they also enjoyed a multitude of interests outside the classroom. They graduated under the IB programme; one of them is now studying in Canada and the other in Hong Kong. They greatly benefited from the advice of the school guidance counsellors, who helped identify the best fit within their university selection based on their strengths and interests. I’m really grateful to CDNIS for developing my children into who they are today.”

Canadian International school

A word from the school

“For over 27 years, we have been known as Hong Kong’s innovative school. Through a holistic curriculum that focuses on the development of the whole child, our students are empowered to be empathetic innovators and leaders. Accredited by CIS and WASC, it’s a school where students are valued, and their unique qualities in all things are celebrated. All CDNIS students, from Pre Reception to Grade 12, share life on one campus and are encouraged to maintain a balance between academics and extra-curricular opportunities. The school provides an incredibly diverse selection of more than 70 extracurricular activities.”

What’s new

Ahead of the 2019/2020 school year, CDNIS is installing a photovoltaic “farm” on its roof. This farm has the potential to harvest over 159,000 kilowatt hours of energy per year, lowering the school’s annual carbon footprint by over 2,744 tons of carbon dioxide.

36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen
2525 7088 | cdnis.edu.hk

English Schools Foundation

A word from the school

“The largest international school organisation in Hong Kong is the English Schools Foundation (ESF). For over 50 years, we have been at the heart of Hong Kong life, providing world-leading teaching and learning to thousands of students in our 22 schools.

Starting from as early as six months, ESF students can transition seamlessly from playgroup to kindergarten and then from primary and onto secondary. We also offer award-winning after school sports and language programmes – everything that your family requires, under 22 roofs. Students from around the world transition into the ESF school system easily, thanks to the fact we have adopted the International Baccalaureate (IB) at every level – from kindergarten to secondary.”


A word from the CEO

“At ESF, we are on a mission: to unlock potential and to help every student to be the best that they can be. Walk into any of our classrooms and you will see students working together to problem-find, not problem solve, grappling with complex issues and coming up with solutions. And you will see them working independently and collaboratively with others.” – BELINDA GREER

What’s new ESF schools welcome any child who can benefit from an English-language curriculum. Starting from August 2020, students joining the first year of an ESF kindergarten will be guaranteed a place at an ESF primary and secondary school, if they can benefit from a mainstream education. Students will now be able to move seamlessly through the ESF education system from K1 to Year 13 without the need for further interviews. ESF’s network consists of 22 schools in Hong Kong.

2574 2351 | esf.edu.hk

Hong Kong Academy

A parent’s perspective – Jo, Mother of a grade 5 student

“They say “It takes a village to raise a child” and Hong Kong Academy (HKA) is an integral part of that village for my family! I love visiting the school and have no doubt that the dedicated faculty love both their profession and the students. The parent community is aligned around the “whole child” and inquiry-based learning ethos. This combination of factors has created a truly captivating learning environment in a caring community fortunate to be housed in a modern, warm, multi-dimensional campus.”


A word from the school

“We are an IB school offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, with a globally-sourced curriculum that aims to nurture the whole child and promote inquiry-based learning. Most Grade 11 and 12 students pursue the full IB Diploma, and we also offer alternate pathways to graduation. HKA specialises in differentiated instruction to meet individual student needs and emphasises fostering flexibility and resilience. Our school caters to over 600 students from over 35 countries.”

Listen to our podcast episode about the wellbeing programme at Hong Kong Academy:

What’s new

HKA’s accompanied playgroup launched in August 2018 and has year-round admissions. It allows young learners to engage in meaningful play, develop independence and grow in confidence at their own pace. In 2018, HKA became the administrative home of the Global Citizen Diploma; it’s the only school in Hong Kong to offer this high school certificate programme that inspires student engagement, reflection and presentation skills as they develop as global leaders.

33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung
2655 1111 | hkacademy.edu.hk

Kellett School The British International School

A parent’s perspective – Dhruv Chaubal, Year 12

“As a student heading into my last year of school and my A-Level exams, Kellett has really helped me when it has come to considering my future. The Higher Education and Careers Guidance Team hosts a variety of events to help us stay informed with up-to-date information on universities and post-Kellett life. Our tightly-knit, inclusive Sixth Form community is one that you won’t find elsewhere.”

Kellet school

A word from the school

“For over 40 years, our school has provided an exceptional education, offering outstanding quality and breadth in line with leading independent schools in the UK. The aim at Kellett is to engender a love of learning and confidence for life by providing challenge, offering opportunity and entrusting responsibility”

What’s new

2019 sees the arrival of Mark Steed as Principal and CEO following Ann McDonald’s retirement after 23 years at the school. Mark joins from Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) in Dubai. The Senior School continues to go from strength to strength, with the latest GCSE and A level results reflecting the hard work of both our students and teachers, including 80 percent A*/A grades at GCSE. The quality of our Senior School is also evident through its recent admittance into the Headmasters’ & Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC). This HMC membership along with the IAPS membership awarded to our Prep Heads acknowledges the world-class education that we provide our students.

7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay
3120 0700 | kellettschool.com

Malvern College

A parent’s perspective –  Rie Hart, Parent of Bailey and Lexi

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the wonderful group of teachers at Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) – our girls love the school. Even after a holiday, I can’t believe how excited they both are to go back. I can see how my girls are very positively nurtured and educated at Malvern, and I’ll make sure that they work hard till the end and continue my full support at home to maximise our school life.”

Malvern College

A word from the school

“Malvern College Hong Kong is bringing the traditional yet forward looking ethos of Malvern College UK to Hong Kong. Malvern College UK is one of the most highly regarded IB schools in the UK. By combining a culture of academic excellence with an array of creative and sporting opportunities, together with outstanding pastoral care, MCHK aims to inspire and empower pupils to exceed their expectations and fulfil their potential through a programme of personalised learning. Pupils will also have the opportunity to study at the Downs Malvern from Year 7 and Malvern College UK from Year 9 (subject to fulfilling entry requirements). The school is looking to build a diverse pupil population in Hong Kong.”

What’s new

MCHK opened in Hong Kong in August 2018, with a spacious campus and a Forest School curriculum that allow students to have regular access to an outdoor environment. There are plans in place for future collaborations with institutions such as Beijing Normal University, for Chinese language learning. To find out more, go along to one of the school’s regular information sessions or campus tours.

3 Fo Chun Road, Pak Shek Kok, New Territories
3898 4688 | malverncollege.org.hk

Malvern College Pre-School

A parent’s perspective  – Nicole Purton, Mother of Roxy

“The best thing about Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (MCPS) is that we feel like we’re part of the family. Every day, we are welcomed back with a smile by the principal, Mrs McNalty, and the lovely staff. Roxy runs to her class because she’s so excited to start the day. We also feel lucky to be part of a school that runs a Forest School. It allows the children to experience something completely different to what they usually would in a classroom environment and, most importantly, to spend a morning outside having fun!”

Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong


A word from the school

“We offer an educationally harnessed play programme based on the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for children aged two to five years. Young children develop and learn through both a structured and free play programme that focuses on inquiry, developmental and hands-on learning. MCPS welcomes and celebrates diversity, respects each child’s unique background and nurtures its pupils in a bilingual environment. We’re also one of the first schools in Hong Kong to run the Forest School programme with Level-3 certified Forest School leaders.”

What’s new

The new Malvern College Pre-School Island West will open in August 2019 in Sai Ying Pun, in the heart of Hong Kong Island. Prospective parents can find out more about both preschools and their admissions process by joining a “Pre-School Malvern Meets” session and speaking with the senior management of the school. Register at malvernpreschool. hk/infosession.

• MCPS Hong Kong: Units 9-12, Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road, Southwest Kowloon
• MCPS Island West (opening August 2019): G/F-1/F, Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West
3898 4668 | malvernpreschool.hk

Nord Anglia

A parent’s perspective –  Yenni, Mother of two students at NAIS

“Nord Anglia International School (NAIS) has a group of highly-qualified teachers and staff who are absolutely heartwarming. They bring out the best in my children. The school offers an excellent curriculum, combined with proven teaching methods that have been praised and approved by many parents and experienced educators. I love the modern teaching method, which allows my children to learn more with less homework. NAIS is teaching relevant skills and providing up-to-date knowledge to prepare the students for the modern world.”

Nord Anglia

A word from the school

“We are part of a global family of 61 international schools located in 28 countries across China, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Southeast Asia. In total, Nord Anglia Education teachers and school staff look after more than 61,000 students globally.

NAIS follows the English National Curriculum, starting with the EYFS Framework, before moving onto IGCSEs and the IB Diploma. Our school focuses on individualised learning, with unique curricula that ensure students have a creative and challenging learning experience. Students across the Nord Anglia Education family produce final year results well above the world average – more than nine out of ten go on to their university of choice.

The school underwent a full inspection that involved the Independent Schools Inspectorate and achieved excellence in all nine categories from pupil’s achievement and learning, to pastoral care, governance, leadership and management.”

What’s new

This year, NAIS introduced Dance into its performing arts programme, as part of a collaboration with the Juilliard School. This is in addition to its established Music and Drama programme, which is taught by specialist teachers across the whole school.

11 On Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon
3958 1428 | nais.hk

Sai Kung Montessori

A parent’s perspective –  Miren San Sebastian Haworth, whose in his second year at Sai Kung Montessori

“When you step inside the school, you find happy and relaxed children taking their time choosing what to do, visiting friends and having little chats. They are completely focused! The children have access to a range of inviting materials, beautifully displayed, and they know exactly what to do and how to move around the classroom.

Our son, apart from learning loads of seriously complex mathematical and geographical concepts, has started to write and read independently. He even teaches us Mandarin! Above all, though, he has become more confident. He is kind, very aware of how he is feeling and able to communicate his emotions. Our son loves going to school!

The teachers are approachable and attentive and stress the importance of being courteous and respectful to children. Melody sends photos home so you always feel like you know what is going on. As a parent, you feel a part of a special community.”

Sai Kung Montessori

A word from the school

“Sai Kung Montessori offers an authentic bilingual Montessori programme to children aged 2.5 to 6 years. We provide a warm and nurturing environment for children to flourish as unique individual’s while learning to be a member of a community. Each child’s physical, mental and emotional needs are honoured as they move through the curriculum at their own pace. We are proud that our small and rural school setting allows us to truly focus on our students and their families.

We’re happy to welcome parents into the school for private tours and conversations.”

787 Tan Cheung Village, Sai Kung, New Territories
5369 8587 | saikungmontessori.com

Shrewsbury International School

A parent’s perspective – Phil, Father of year 1 student

“As an old Salopian, I am delighted that my son is receiving a Primary education in Hong Kong with the same British values that I received at Shrewsbury UK, supported by engaging teachers, first-class facilities and a tangible connection to the parent school that I attended.”


A word from the school

“We are a specialist primary school with an innovative approach to teaching and learning. Our purpose-built Hong Kong campus opened in August 2018 and offers a wide range of provision for children aged between three and eleven, predominantly from an international background. With a focus exclusively on early childhood and the primary school experience, we follow the English National Curriculum where a majority of subjects and lessons are taught through a thematic framework encouraging immersive study. This allows students to explore connections between subjects, consider solutions to multifaceted challenges and develop independence, while applying their knowledge and understanding. Our secondary school selection programme allows parents to make active and intelligent choices so that they can identify the right option for their child.”

Listen to our podcast interview with Ben Keeling, Principal at Shrewsbury International School:

What’s new

Shrewsbury’s Aquatic Centre features two indoor swimming pools, and all students participate in weekly swimming lessons with registered swimming instructors. The school’s music department continues to expand, providing a wide range of opportunities for live performance. For younger learners, this school’s full-day Early Years programme includes regular interaction with specialist teachers across the campus

10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O
2480 1500 | shrewsbury.hk

Stamford American International School

A parent’s perspective –  Jacqui

“Stamford’s approach is personally tailored to our child. It’s been made very clear what each stage is, what we are trying to achieve at that stage, where my child is, what the teacher has planned for her to get to the next stage, and how the teacher herself wants to see my child improve. The great thing about this is that my child knows where she needs to be. I don’t have to tell her and the teacher doesn’t need to force her. That part of the curriculum has been really good for developing her academic sense and also her own sense of self. She is doing this for herself; she’s not doing this to get a better mark compared to the person next to her.”

Stamford American School

A word from the school

“Stamford offers rigorous American standards and an inquiry-based approach to education for ages five to 18. Our STEMinn program (science, technology, engineering, math and innovation) develops critical skills for the 21st century, and our broad and balanced curriculum includes athletics, the arts, a daily language programme of English or Spanish, and a bilingual option (English/Mandarin). The school offers pre-university testing from Grade 8 and will soon offer the IB diploma programme*. Our three graduating pathways each include an American High School Diploma, recognised around the world. Students seeking additional challenges may choose to pursue the International Baccalaureate “Course” qualification or the International Baccalaureate “Diploma” qualification.

What’s new

Stamford is expanding its offerings, with Grade 9 open for the 2019-20 academic year, and new facilities in the form of three outdoor play spaces, laboratories, special art spaces and purpose built collaboration areas expected to be completed in 2020.

* Stamford American School Hong Kong is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and currently pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.

25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin
2500 8688 | sais.edu.hk

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong

A teacher’s perspective of the school – Emily Harrison, Year One Class Teacher

What a wonderful learning environment we have at Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong! Having moved to Hong Kong from England I have thoroughly enjoyed my first three months here. The happy and welcoming nature of the school community provides the perfect environment for each child to grow, prosper and develop as an individual with strong values and key skills. With amazing facilities, resources and a bespoke curriculum, Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong offers an inspiring primary education which aims to instil a love of learning. The unique combination of academic lessons and extra-curricular activities are a fantastic way to ensure the pupils develop resilience, confidence, curiosity and independence in both an academic and creative environment. 

Wycombe Abbey

A word from the School

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong aims to provide Hong Kong children of primary school age with an outstanding education during their most crucial formative years. 

“We prepare our pupils for entry into the finest independent secondary schools in the World.” – Founding Headmaster, Howard Tuckett

Our academic standards are high and are supported by an outstanding bespoke primary curriculum. Our vision is to give current and future generations of Hong Kong children the opportunity to benefit from a truly exceptional education. The education we offer will draw on the very best teaching practices and traditions of British independent education. 

What’s new

Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong is a private primary co-educational school for the children of Hong Kong. The school is located in Tin Wan, Aberdeen, and is equipped to provide an outstanding primary school experience. Our pupils enjoy the best possible educational environment, including dedicated facilities for Speech and Drama, Music, Art and Design, Science and STEAM subjects. 

In recognition of being located in such a culturally diverse city as Hong Kong, we ensure that our pupils have a firm grounding in Chinese language and culture. Chinese is taught as a specialist subject in every year group every day with two teachers in every class. 
The school cordially invites prospective families to join one of our daily School Tours to view the campus in school hours and to discuss your child’s primary education at our new school.

Register on the website www.was.edu.hk.

Woodland Pre-Schools

A parent’s perspective

Name: Anne Pang

“Apart from seeing my boys thoroughly enjoy school time and come home happy every day, their development in all areas has been amazing – from playing with flour, finger-painting and making dragon boats out of tissue boxes, to experiencing calligraphy and writing numbers in Chinese; we’ve also seen them progress from drinking from a sippy cup to pouring a glass of water independently.”

Explore one of the campuses at Woodland Pre-Schools Open Days
Explore one of the campuses at Woodland Pre-Schools Open Days

A word from the school

Woodland Pre-Schools has nine campuses around Hong Kong. It provides both traditional and Montessori teaching approaches, offering English, bilingual and Mandarin classes. All Woodland teachers are qualified, early years educators and come from a range of overseas backgrounds. Playgroup classes have between eight to ten children per class with an accompanying adult. All lessons are planned to help the children reach age-appropriate milestones while having fun.

What’s new

Woodland holds regular open days at its campuses across Hong Kong.

Woodlands Pre-Schools
2559 4855woodlandschools.com

Victoria Educational Organisation

A staff member’s perspective

“VEO campuses provide a multicultural learning environment that blends Eastern and Western cultures. You can choose to have your child in the Trilingual stream learning in English, Putonghua and Cantonese, or have them focus on English and Putonghua in the Bilingual stream.”

A word from the school

VEO has infant and toddler, and nursery and kindergarten campuses at locations across Hong Kong. VEO students are given priority in admission to Victoria Shanghai Academy, a through-train IB World School. Its motto is “Multilingual Students Today, Global Citizens Tomorrow”, and it aims to instil a love of learning, a strong sense of social responsibility, and global vision at an early age.

What’s new

VEO is working with researchers at Project Zero, a research centre at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to explore and develop an Early Childhood specific framework that supports maker-centred learning. The maker centred learning concepts the Project Zero research team is investigating along with the indepth thinking routines focused on maker-centred learning goals nicely complement several of the concepts currently built into the IB PYP curriculum.

Victoria Education Organisation
enquiry@victoria.edu.hk | victoria.edu.hk

International schools in Hong Kong

Anfield School

Anfield is a Catholic international school that has a primary school in Tai Wai and two kindergartens in Hung Hom and Kowloon Tong, which adopt the Early Years Foundation Stage and the English National Curriculum, for two to 11-year-old children. The primary section offers British education with a strong emphasis on the acquisition of Putonghua as a second language.

Australian International School Hong Kong

The Australian International School Hong Kong caters for students from reception to Year 12 at its Kowloon Tong Campus. It aims to provide children with a broad range of choice and opportunity when it comes time to move on to tertiary education. One way in which it does this, is by offering the option of either the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or the New South Wales Higher School Certificate in its senior school program.

Carmel School Association

Carmel is a Jewish school from pre-K to Grade 12, comprising an Early Learning Centre, an IB Primary Years Programme Candidate Elementary School, and an IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme High School. It has three campuses: Carmel Elementary and Pre-school in Mid-Levels and Elsa High School in Shau Kei Wan.

Chinese International School

Chinese International School, located on the top of Braemar Hill, provides a dual-language programme in Mandarin and English for about 1500 students of more than 30 nationalities. In primary, equal time is devoted to English and Mandarin whereas in secondary, English is the primary language of instruction.

Christian Alliance International School of Hong Kong

The Christian Alliance International School educates students from Preparatory level to Grade 12 in their Lai Chi Kok campus. Chinese Studies are mandatory for Preparatory to Grade 9 students. Pupils can begin earning credits in the Alberta Diploma Program in Grade 9. Grades 11-12 students can also take the AP program.

Delia School of Canada

Canadian expats may find the Delia School of Canada suitable if looking for a school in Hong Kong. The school has an elementary and secondary school in Taikoo Shing. It caters for about 1300 students from pre-Grade 1 to Grade 12. It offers an Ontario and an Alberta Program.

Discovery Bay International School

Discovery Bay International School (DBIS) is situated in the unique and picturesque community of Discovery Bay. The school has more than 1,000 students of 40 nationalities, and 170 staff located on three very well-resourced campuses. It has small class sizes and takes a personalised approach to learning. DBIS offers a broad international curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and runs from early years through high school.


Discovery College

This is an IB World School under the umbrella of ESF. Discovery College offers the IB Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. Since the school values sports and outdoor activities, specialist courses in PE is provided from Year 1 through College programme and strong local sports clubs in Discovery Bay.

Discovery Mind

Discovery Mind educates 700 pupils with over 30 nationalities from 15 months to 11 years old. It has play centres, kindergartens and primary schools at five different campuses in Discovery Bay and Tung Chung. Primary school students follow British Primary and International Primary Curriculum. They start to learn Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language from the age of 6.

English Schools Foundation

The English Schools Foundation is the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong. It operates 22 international schools in Hong Kong, in different parts of the city. Some 17,500 students from more than 60 different nationalities are enrolled in ESF schools. Some are private independent schools and kindergartens. Nearly 70 percent of their students’ parents are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

The French International School of Hong Kong

The French International School of Hong Kong (FIS) caters to students aged 4 to 18 years. Students choose either an international curriculum taught in English or the French national curriculum taught in French. In the International Stream Primary, the curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum and the International Primary Curriculum. International Stream Secondary students follow the English National Curriculum from Year 7 to 11 studying for IGCSE examinations in Years 10 and 11. Year 12 and 13 students do the IB DP.  This school has campuses at Chai Wan, Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout and Tseung Kwan O

Image showing students from the French International School of Hong Kong (FIS), top Hong Kong International School

German Swiss International School

The German Swiss International School has two campuses, Pok Fu Lam and The Peak. It is suitable for German-Swiss families looking for a bilingual German-English education. The school offers education following German and British school systems from kindergarten to secondary school. Over 1300 students from more than 30 countries attend this school.

The Harbour School

The US curriculum school has three campuses. The Harbour Village is an early childhood centre for 4 and 5 year-olds in Kennedy Town. The Grove is for Grades 1 to 6. Finally, the Garden campus is for Grades 7 to 12. Both The Grove and The Garden are in Ap Lei Chau. The secondary section offers pathways such as Honours work, credit for Advanced Placement courses and concurrent enrolment courses through Syracuse University.

Harrow International School Hong Kong

Established in 2012, Harrow International School Hong Kong offers a Lower School for years 1 to 5 pupils and an Upper School for those in Years 6 to 13. It is the only Hong Kong international school that provides boarding education. Boarding begins from Year 6 in their Tuen Mun campus.

Hong Kong International School

Providing American-style education, Hong Kong International School caters for students from Reception 1 (pre-kindergarten) to Grade 12. Their two campuses in Repulse Bay and Tai Tam cater for more than 2,600 students. The student body has 40 nationalities and diverse religious backgrounds. The school offers over 25 Advanced Placement subjects to high school students.

Independent Schools Foundation Academy

Opened in 2015, the Independent Schools Foundation Pre-School in Sheung Wan is a Chinese-English bilingual and bicultural preschool. Independent Schools Foundation Academy is in Pok Fu Lam. It caters for students from Foundation Year to Grade 12. It offers the IB Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. Chinese and English immersion education is also provided in the school.

International College Hong Kong

ICHK offers a complete educational pathway, starting from playgroups for babies to secondary school. This school follows the Primary Years Programme in kindergarten and primary. IGCSEs and the IB Diploma programme are offered in secondary. ICHK has two campuses – its kindergarten and primary school campus is in Tai Po and its secondary campus is in Sha Tau Kok.

Japanese International School

Located in Tai Po Kau, Japanese International School is a small I.B. World School educating about 170 students from 25 different nationalities. The school educates students aged four to 18 years with its direct links to International College Hong Kong. This is an IB World School in Sha Tau Kok.

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School

This school is part of the part of the English Schools Foundation. Jockey Club Sarah Roe School is the only special school in Hong Kong teaching in English. Seventy students aged 5 – 19 years with additional learning needs, such as autism, study in the Ho Man Tin campus. Therapists are also available at the school.

Kiangsu-Chekiang College, International Section

The International section of the school offers students aged 3 – 18 years the English National Curriculum. There are two campuses in North Point. These cater for kindergarten, reception, primary 1, primary 2 – 6 and secondary students respectively. In their Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary section, students are required to attend Mandarin class daily. It offers the IB Diploma Programme.

Kingston International School

This was the first school in Hong Kong authorised to teach the IB Primary Years Programme. Kingston International School educates children aged from one year (playgroup) to Year 6 and secondary school students. Each class of the school in Kowloon Tong is led by fully qualified native English and Putonghua teachers.

Korean International School

Korean International School Hong Kong offers British-style education for students from Early Years to Year 13. It provides English, Korean and Mandarin language studies. The school in Sai Wan Ho has 490 students of 23 nationalities. Primary and secondary school pupils follow the Cambridge International Examinations curriculum.

Lantau International School

Lantau International School has three campuses in South Lantau, including Cheung Sha (4,500sq/ft), Tong Fuk (12,000sq/ft) and Pui O (9,000sq/ft). There are up to 24 children per class. In addition to the British Curriculum, the primary school provides Mandarin classes as a second language.

Norwegian International School

The Norwegian International School (NIS) is in Tai Po. It has a kindergarten section for K1 and K2 children and a primary section. NIS has adopted the International Primary Curriculum. All students from Years 1 to 6 undertake Chinese Studies lessons daily. This school highly values Christian education.

Renaissance College

Established in 2006 by the English Schools Foundation, Renaissance College is a private independent school. It offers four IB programmes Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma Programme and International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme. The school offers English medium education from Year 1 to Year 13 at its Ma On Shan campus.

Singapore International School (Hong Kong)

Singapore International School (Hong Kong) has about 1320 students of over 20 nationalities with Singaporeans and Hongkongers being the majority. A link-bridge connects he school’s Preparatory Years and Primary Campus in Aberdeen and Secondary Campus in Wong Chuk Hang. Chinese Language is taught from Preparatory Years program to IB Diploma Programme (DP).

The International Montessori School of Hong Kong

The International Montessori School of Hong Kong provides education based on the Montessori method. This school has over 900 students up to age 12. It is accredited by the International Montessori Council as a Montessori Primary Programme. Pupils of different levels attend school at four different campuses located in Mid-Levels, South Horizons, Stanley and Aldrich Bay.

Think International School

Think International has four international kindergartens in Kowloon Tong, Laguna City, Mei Foo and Ma On Shan. Each offers a bilingual class (English and Mandarin) and an international class. Students aged 3-11 years can enrol in the Primary Years Program taught at Think International School in Kowloon Tong. Think Academy (Tsung Tsin) is their secondary section in Lei Cheng Uk for Year 7 to 13 pupils.

Victoria Shanghai Academy

Victoria Shanghai Academy is located in Shum Wan. This school offers IB programmes – the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. It has more than 1800 students from Years 1 to 12. The primary curriculum is bilingual (English and Putonghua), while the secondary curriculum is mainly in English.

Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong

Yew Chung International School provides international education to children aged 6 months to 18 years. As they highly value the blend of the East and the West cultures, their kindergarten, primary and secondary schools (IGCSE & IB) in Kowloon Tong offer bilingual schooling in English and Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin).

Want to know more about international schools in Hong Kong? Check out our Schools section.