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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.

American School Hong Kong

A family’s perspective

Name: Art Wong, parent of two ASHK students, and English as a Second Language Teacher

“As a teacher at ASHK who also has children that attend here, I’m grateful for the small class sizes, the focus on critical thinking, the engaging extra-curricular activities and the welcoming school community. My children are thriving at the school and love the opportunities, the just-right challenges and the experiences an American international education offers.”

Image of Student from American School Hong Kong International School

A word from the school

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

What’s new?

“The ASHK Middle School will grow next year to include students in Grades Six to Eight. The school’s goal is to build a middle school programme that recognises and addresses adolescents’ unique developmental needs. It will offer curricular and co-curricular exploratory programmes that encourage learner interest, promote excellence, provide age-appropriate guidance and counselling, and build a positive school environment.”

American School Hong Kong
6 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po
3919 4111 | ashk.edu.hk

Canadian International School

A staff member’s perspective

Name: Helen Kelly
Role: Principal

“Project Innovate is not an add-on to our programme, or a special lesson given once a week. It is completely embedded in everything we do. As we implement future-ready learning in the Lower School, our units of inquiry have a greater focus on experiential, personalised learning, with a clearer focus upon skills.”

Image of Canadian International School in Hong Kong

A word from the school

“Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is a non-profit, private, independent, co-educational day school located in Aberdeen. It opened in 1991 and is an IB World School, catering for Pre Reception to Grade 12, with about 1,800 students. The Upper School meets the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education, so CDNIS graduates receive both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. CDNIS is also a Council of International Schools accredited school. This accreditation certifies that CDNIS students are given an education that meets the most stringent international quality standards.”

What’s new?

“The school rolled out Project Innovate in the past year, which is about incorporating the principles of “future-ready learning” into its teaching. Future-ready learning is about developing the skills, competencies and attributes that students need to prepare them for the 21st century. This will see the units of inquiry having a greater focus on experiential, personalised learning, with a clearer focus upon skills.”

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

Discovery Bay International School

A staff member’s perspective

Name: Kenneth Heggarty
Role: Head of Creative Arts

“The leadership team here are supportive of the creative arts and also very open to suggestions. The bar is set very high. The school prioritises inclusion and excellence in both teaching and learning. Discovery Bay doesn’t only focus on the elite students, though. Paul Tough, Head of School, is keen that every child matters, which I like; we want every child to be involved – that’s the culture of the school.”

A word from the school

“Discovery Bay International School (DBIS) is situated in the unique and picturesque community of Discovery Bay. The school was established in 1983 and now has more than 1,000 students of 40 nationalities, and 170 staff located on three very well-resourced campuses. The school has small class sizes and takes a personalised approach to learning. It offers a broad international curriculum based on the English National Curriculum. Its distinctive learning journey begins in the Early Years and culminates in Year 13 with students studying three subjects for A Level qualification.”

What’s new?

“Curriculum developments go hand in hand with facility developments at DBIS as innovative spaces for learning support what is being taught within the school. The new Discovery Lab, which will support the learning of Computer Science, Design Technology, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics (STEAM) projects, is due to be completed in August 2018.”

Dicovery Bay International School
Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
2987 7331 | dbis.edu.hk

The French International School of Hong Kong

A staff member’s perspective

Name: Ian Clayton
Role: Head of the International Stream

“We are very proud of the outstanding results our students achieve across all parts of the school, culminating in world class IGCSE and IB levels. As our students graduate, we are prouder still of the respectful, intelligent, thoughtful, independent, trustworthy and tolerant young adults they grow to be.”

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

A word from the school

“The French International School of Hong Kong (FIS) offers students aged 4 to 18 years 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.”

What’s new?

“FIS’s new purpose-built campus is due to open in Tseung Kwan O in September 2018. Classrooms in the primary campus for international and French students of the same year are located around a shared central space to encourage language exchange on a daily basis for both teachers and students in English and French. The new campus will also have a gymnasium, swimming pool, auditorium and educational garden. The TKO campus can cater for 950 students. It will house international and French stream primary, as well as French stream collège classes.”

The French International School of Hong Kong
Campuses at Chai Wan, Happy Valley, Jardine’s Lookout and Tseung Kwan O
2577 6217 | fis.edu.hk

Hong Kong Academy

A family’s perspective

Parent: Jo (child in Grade 4)

“They say “It takes a village to raise a child” and 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.”

Image of student from HKA, Hong Kong International School

A word from the school

“An IB school offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes, Hong Kong Academy (HKA) has 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 HKA also offers alternate pathways to graduation. HKA specialises in differentiated instruction to meet individual student needs and emphasises fostering flexibility and resilience. It caters to over 600 students from over 35 countries.”

What’s new?

“In August 2018, HKA launches its new Playgroup for children aged two to three years, along with their parents or caregivers; the first six weeks are free of charge. In 2017, HKA became home of the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Academy in Hong Kong. This programme offers a diverse range of performing arts workshops and special events to students throughout Hong Kong. Another recent opening is the new Primary School Playscapes, a dynamic outdoor learning space featuring water play and gardens full of plenty of opportunities to explore.”

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

Kellett School

A student’s perspective

Name: Georgina Jarrett, Year 13

“Kellett offers you everything you need to reach your full potential – whether that’s receiving straight As, or achieving a B when you thought you’d get a C; both hold equal value at the school. The support from our amazing Sixth Form team makes us feel welcome and included, and they truly foster independence and a love of learning. As Year 13 students, we feel excited and well prepared for university and the working world – but we will miss Kellett School!”

A word from the school

“Kellett School, The British International School in Hong Kong, is an English National Curriculum School that has been educating students since 1976. Kellett aims for its students to have a rich variety of transferable skills, a global outlook, and to develop their physical and mental wellbeing while achieving their own personal excellence.”

Kellett School Hong Kong
Kellett School’s state-of-the-art campus

What’s new?

“The senior school curriculum will be expanded in 2018-19 to offer Computer Science and Media Studies. New teachers will be joining from the UK to teach both GCSE and A-levels to those students who have opted for those subjects. The school will also have a bespoke studio area for Media Studies, combined with a team of Creative Arts technicians who will be working across Drama, Music and the two new subjects.”

Kellett School, The British International school in Hong Kong
Campuses at Pok Fu Lam and Kowloon Bay
3120 0700 | kellettschool.com

Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong

A family’s perspective

Parent: Nicole Purton
Child: Roxy

“The best thing about Malvern is that we feel like we are 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 offers and 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!”

A word from the school

“Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (MCPS) offers 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. It’s also the first school in Hong Kong to run the Forest School programme with Level-3 certified Forest School leaders.”

What’s new?

“Prospective parents can find out more about the school and admissions process by joining a “Pre-School Malvern Meets” session and speaking with the senior management of the school. Space is limited and places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Register at malvernpreschool.hk/infosession.”

Malvern College
Units 9-12, Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road, Southwest Kowloon
3898 4668 | malvernpreschool.hk

Malvern College Hong Kong

A staff member’s perspective

Name: Dr Robin Lister
Role: Founding Headmaster

“All good schools must have a system where the child values and respects the teacher but it has to work the other way around too, where the teacher respects the child. Once that respect is in place, I think real education takes place.”

Malvern College Library

A word from the school

“Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) is bringing the traditional yet forward-looking ethos of Malvern College UK (MCUK) to Hong Kong. MCUK is one of the most highly regarded IB schools in the UK, and it will be extending its international curriculum to both the primary and secondary levels in HK. 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 program of personalised learning. Pupils will also have the opportunity to study at the Downs Malvern from Year 7 and MCUK from Year 9 (subject to fulfilling entry requirements). The school is looking to build a diverse pupil population in Hong Kong.”

What’s new?

New to the list of international schools in Hong Kong Kong, Malvern College opened in August 2018. The spacious campus and the Forest School curriculum allow pupils to have regular access to outdoor environment. There are also plans in place to have collaborations with institutions, such as Beijing Normal University, for Chinese language learning. The school holds regular campus tours.”

Fo Chun Road, Providence Bay, New Territories
3898 4688 | malverncollege.org.hk

Nord Anglia International school Hong Kong

A family’s perspective

Parents: The Wirawans

“If you’re looking for a school with wonderful programmes (Juilliard and MIT), inspirational teachers and amazing children, look no further. Nord Anglia is fantastic! Our children are happy to go to school every day and are thriving academically as well as personally. It’s an incredible learning environment.”

Students having fun at Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong

A word from the school

“Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong (NAIS) is part of a global family of 56 international schools located in 26 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 50,000 students globally. NAIS follows the English National Curriculum, starting with the EYFS Framework, before moving onto IGCSEs and the IB Diploma. (Note: NAIS is pursuing authorisation as an IB World School.) The school focuses on individualised learning, with rigorous 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, with over 91 percent going on to their university of choice. NAIS underwent a full school inspection that involved the Independent Schools Inspectorate and achieved excellence in all nine categories such as pupil’s achievement and learning, pastoral care, governance, leadership and management.”

What’s new?

“A new MakerSpace area and investment in virtual reality headsets, 3D printers and several drones are just some of the ways the school is embracing the future of learning as part of STEAM subjects.”

Nord Anglia International school Hong Kong
Preschools in Tai Tam and Sai Kung Primary and Secondary in Lam Tin, Kowloon
3958 1428 | nais.hk

Shrewsbury International school Hong Kong

A staff member’s perspective

Name: Ben Keeling
Role: Founding Principal

“Our school is truly unique. It supports an incredible range of opportunities that aim to inspire, drive a passion for learning, and support the development of crucial life skills. Our function-specific spaces have been specifically designed to offer an unmatched breadth of experience.”

A word from the school

“Founded by Royal Charter in 1552, Shrewsbury School UK is one of Britain’s best reputed schools and among the original nine “Great Schools” of Britain. Bringing almost 500 years of heritage to the region, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will open in August 2018. Located in Tseung Kwan O, Shrewsbury provides a bespoke British education for children aged between 3 and 11, within a purpose built, world-class facility. Offering a commitment to both traditional educational values and an innovative approach to teaching, learning and the curriculum, the Shrewsbury team have marked their intention to lead the way in offering an uncompromised vision of primary education. At capacity, they are expected to cater to more than 1,000 students, in classes of about 20.”

British students from Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

 

What’s new?

“The school campus will be home to a range of facilities that will allow students to develop their academic, sporting and creative sides. These include two swimming pools, a 90m indoor running track, a bespoke gymnastics centre, auditorium and recital hall. The school also plans to make the most of its location and take students on hikes in the surrounding countryside.”

Shrewsbury International school Hong Kong
10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O
2480 1500 | shrewsbury.hk

Stamford American School Hong Kong

A parent’s perspective

Name: Paween

“When relocating to Hong Kong, we had some concerns surrounding whether or not our girls would be able to adjust. With the support from the school staff and the teachers, the transition was amazingly smooth. We are also very impressed with the quality of the overall education and the learning environment.”

image of student at Stamford American School Hong Kong writing workshop

A word from the school

“Stamford American School Hong Kong is a world-class international school offering rigorous standards-based and inquiry driven education for children from five to 18 years. The school ensures personalised learning, with students undergoing regular standardised Measures of Academic Progress assessments in reading, mathematics and science, progressing to pre-university testing from Grade 8 and the IB diploma programme with a choice of over 40 IB courses in Grade 12. Students can graduate with either the IB diploma or the American high school diploma, or both. Stamford also offers daily classes in Mandarin or Spanish, while English support is available for students of varying proficiency. There is a STEMInn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Innovation) programme for students from five years of age.”

What’s new?

“Stamford continues to expand its offerings, with Grade 8 open for the 2018-19 academic year. It has also expanded its bilingual programme to Grade 2. A 25m indoor heated swimming pool has opened for PE classes and for co-curricular activities (or CCAs, of which there are currently 19), as well as a 10,000-square-foot indoor arena. New members of the leadership team include Lower School Principal Rose Chambers, Upper School Principal Neil Walton, and Student Welfare and Safety Principal Alan Erickson.”

Stamford American School Hong Kong
25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin
2500 8688 | sais.edu.hk

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

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

International schools in Hong Kong

American International School

The American International School delivers US standards-based educational program for students from early childhood through high school. Students begin a compulsory Outdoor Education and Leadership Program that offers outdoor activity days, camping and overseas trips from Grade 1. At their High School, at least five Grade 12 or Advanced Placement course credits are required.

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, catering for about 1300 students from pre-Grade 1 to Grade 12. It offers an Ontario and an Alberta Program.

Discovery College

As 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 greatly sports and outdoor activities, specialist courses in the 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 and start to learn Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language from the age of 6.

English Schools Foundation

The English Schools Foundation, the largest English-medium international school organisation in Hong Kong, 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, private independent schools and kindergartens. Nearly 70 percent of their students’ parents are permanent residents of Hong Kong.

German Swiss International School

The German Swiss International School has two campuses, Pok Fu Lam and The Peak, and 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 are taught by teachers from German and English-speaking countries.

The Harbour School

The US curriculum school has three campuses: the Harbour Village, an early childhood centre for 4 and 5 year-olds in Kennedy Town, the Grove for Grades 1 to 6 and the Garden for Grades 7 to 12 both 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 which 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 of 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 in Pok Fu Lam caters for students from Foundation Year to Grade 12 with 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, following the Primary Years Programme in kindergarten and primary and the IGCSEs and IB Diploma programme 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, an IB World School in Sha Tau Kok.

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School

As 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 to 19 years old 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 sections of the school for students aged 3 to 18 years old are based on the English National Curriculum. Two campuses in North Point cater for their kindergarten, reception and primary 1 and primary 2 to 6 and secondary students respectively. In their Early Years Foundation Stage and Primary section, students are required to attend Mandarin class daily. The IB Diploma Programme is offered as their two-year pre-university course.

Kingston International School

As 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. English, Korean and Mandarin language studies are provided. 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. All campuses are served by school buses and public transport.

Norwegian International School

The Norwegian International School in Tai Po has a kindergarten section for K1 and K2 children and a primary section which has adopted the International Primary Curriculum. All students from Years 1 to 6 undertake Chinese Studies lessons daily. Christian education is also highly valued by the school.

Renaissance College

Established in 2006 by the English Schools Foundation, Renaissance College is a private independent school which 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. Their Preparatory Years and Primary Campus in Aberdeen and Secondary Campus in Wong Chuk Hang are connected by a link-bridge. 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 to over 900 students up to age 12. It is the first Montessori Primary Programme in Greater China that is accredited by the International Montessori Council. 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 that offer 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. Three IB programmes – the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme – are provided to 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).

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