American International School
125 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong
School Features: This is an expanding, non-profit, family-owned school for students from pre-school-Grade 12. Students from diverse backgrounds with most from Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. Reconstruction programme for the high school campus, with new facilities including additional classrooms, science labs, swimming pool and sports areas. Student body now 600 and expected to rise to 800. Social support programme to provide pupils with problem-solving strategies and encourage peer support. Leadership camps offered for senior students. Strong outdoor education. Accredited by WASC.
School Curriculum: International academic programme following a USA-based curriculum with content standards based on California state guidelines and US textbooks. SAT preparation. Putonghua and French also taught.
Australian International School
3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong
School Features: High-profile school set up by the Australian community. Caters for students from Reception-Year 12. Operates on Australian school year, which begins in January. Multinational intake with over 60% of students from Australia. Purpose-built, award-winning campus. Support for a maximum of 20 students with special teaching and learning requirements, with two specialist teachers. Extensive facilities and strong commitment to sport. Actively builds relations with the parent community. Internationalist in outlook, including links with schools in China. Accredited by New South Wales Board of Studies, Member of ACAMIS.
School Curriculum: AISHK follows the curriculum of New South Wales, with a strong international focus. Secondary students take the School Certificate, and either the IB Diploma or Higher School Certificate (HSC) for university entrance. Special Chinese programme, incorporating Chinese culture, and an intensive secondary English programme. Putonghua and French also taught.
Canadian International School
36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen
The Canadian school is situated in Aberdeen, with a bus service across Hong Kong Island. It offers reception, junior and senior schooling to children of many nationalities.
School Features: Founded by the Canadian community and catering for children from Reception (4 years)-Grade 12. Popular with local families and returnees from Canada. Student population of more than 1,500. High-achieving school which seeks all-round development in academic work, arts and sports. Strong community spirit. ESL and language resource support. Award-winning campus with facilities including dance, drama and TV studio, sports hall, indoor swimming pool, cafeterias and a performing arts complex, including 650-seat auditorium and music rooms. Authorised by the Ministry of Education, Ontario.
School Curriculum: A choice of programmes is offered – either the full International Baccalaureate with Diploma on completion, or the Province of Ontario curriculum leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The Advanced Placement programme is offered. A broad range of subjects are included and. Putonghua is taken to advanced levels. French is also taught.
10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels
School Features: Southeast Asia’s only Jewish school started as a playgroup founded by parents, and now offers education for children from pre-school-Grade 8. Open to all families, regardless of faith. Multinational student population. After-school activities and school trips. Provision for English for non-native speakers, gifted programmes, dyspraxia, dyslexia and other special needs. Special elementary school Science Centre which opened this term. Student teacher ratio: 15:1. Accepted by WASC.
School Curriculum: The school provides a North American curriculum incorporating best practices from a range of international associations. Interesting integration of religious and cultural studies with core curriculum, including a comprehensive science and IT programme. The Jewish Studies and Hebrew curricula were created for Carmel by Bar Ilan University in Israel. The Middle School offers both a mainstream Jewish section and an international section. Hebrew available. Putonghua or French in the Middle School.
Chinese International School
1 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill
School Features High-performing landmark school providing an international education covering both Chinese and western languages and cultures. Set up by leading members of the Hong Kong community. Reception (age 4)-Year 13. Around 25 different nationalities represented, selective intake. Places are highly sought-after, with a long waiting list. Accredited by the Council of International Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Member of ACAMIS and National Association of Independent Schools.
School Curriculum: Bilingual, International curriculum. At primary, there is a collaborative approach to the teaching of English and Putonghua with a full-time English and full-time Chinese teacher responsible for each homeroom. At secondary, students follow the MYP and IB Diploma. Arts, sports, and community service. French also taught. IBO authorised.
Delia School of Canada
3658 0508 elementary
3658 0338 high school
Tai Fung Avenue, Taikoo Shing
A multi-cultural school with excellent facilities for children with English as a second language.
School Features: Much-advertised school IT emphasised, with older students issued with personal laptops and campus-wide wireless computer technology. ESL support. Authorised by the Ministry of Education, Ontario.
School Curriculum: Follows the Canadian curriculum of the Province of Ontario leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Computer science instruction from Pre-Grade 1, Putonghua, Japanese and French taught.
Discovery Bay International School
Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
Originally only a kindergarten and primary school, this popular school is now expanding into secondary education with a large new campus.
School Features: Well-resourced community school that mainly serves Discovery Bay residents. Spacious play area and a sense of community. More than 35 different nationalities attend the school. Provision for learning support and English as an Additional Language.
School Curriculum: UK-based curriculum that acknowledges the school’s Hong Kong location. Specialist teaching provided for Putonghua, physical education, music, drama and information and communication technology.
French International School
Price Road / Blue Pool Road , Jardine’s Lookout
The Lycee Francaise, to give it the proper name, offers two streams of schooling in the French language and the English language. The Kindergarten/Maternelle is in Sheung Wan, the Primary School is in the original site in Price Road, and the Secondary School is in Blue Pool Road nearby.
School Features: Well-regarded dual-stream school with a French section and an international section, where English is the medium of instruction. Children start at 3 years in the French section and 4 years in the International, with a bilingual kindergarten available for children from 3 years. Multinational, selected intake. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, theatre, libraries, playgrounds and language laboratories. The school is affiliated to the Agency for French Teaching Abroad.
School Curriculum: There is a British-style curriculum in the International section’s kindergarten and primary, with the secondary level leading to IGCSE and IB Diploma. The French stream offers and official French curriculum leading to the Brevet des colleges and French Baccalaureate. Languages are emphasised with the international section offering French, Putonghua, Spanish, Latin along with English, and the French section providing French, English, Putonghua, German, Spanish and Latin.
German Swiss International School
Guildford Road, The Peak
The GSIS, as it is popularly known, offers both German Language and English language streams. A new campus due to open in August 2010 will house the kindergarten. The main Primary campus will be redeveloped from 2012-2016, with the classes housed at the Pokfulam campus or at a temporary placement in Wanchai.
School Features: In-demand, dual stream school for selected students from 3-19 years. Multinational student population of around 1,300. Academic approach but also emphasises the value of non-academic experiences, including community work and music. Parents should have a special interest in the German language. Facilities include tennis courts, swimming pool, large gym, and auditorium. Camps and trips to foster social and environmental awareness. Recognised German School Abroad.
School Curriculum: The German Stream offers classes from pre-school to senior school and prepares students for the “Reifeprufung’. The International Stream, with English as the medium of instruction, is based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, leading to GCSE, AS and A-levels. The IB Diploma will gradually be introduced with first exams planned for 2015. The school also offers vocational training, which is recognised throughout Europe. German, English, Putonghua, Latin and French are taught.
Harrow International School HK
Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun
This new international school opened in 2012 and is an offshoot of the famous Harrow School in England. It covers crèche/preschool/ junior and senior section age 3 months-18 years.
School Features: The school is set in a 9 acre site in the NE New Territories. It is an impressive campus, and also includes a boarding section 5/7 days a week. Facilities are comprehensive, including sports fields. Multinational intake, including mainland Chinese.
School Curriculum: The academic curriculum at Harrow International is based on the National Curriculum of England leading towards public examinations at IGCSE and A-level. Language of tuition is English, with Putonghua and Chinese culture also options.
Hong Kong Academy
12 Kai Ma Wan Road, Kennedy Town
This independent school covers ages 3 to 16 years, with a wide-based curriculum.
School Features: A school that emphasises participation with the local community. Accepts special needs if children can be successfully mainstreamed. Multinational intake. Parent participation encouraged. Candidate for WASC. Member of ACAMIS.
School Curriculum: International curriculum that seeks to educate children conceptually and globally, rather than nationally, and to relate learning to experiences in Hong Kong. Authorised PYP school. Putonghua also taught.
The Independent Schools Foundation Academy
1, Kong Sin Wan Rd, Pokfulam
This is an independent school situated near the Cyberport in Pokfulam which claims to be “rooted in Chinese culture with a Global perspective".
School Features: Private independent through school run by the Independent Schools Foundation, a charity set up by a group of academics, professionals and entrepreneurs to offer high-quality bilingual education. Excellent arts and sports facilities at the purpose built campus, together with plans for a farm and wetland habitat. The school can accommodate up to 1,800 students.
School Curriculum: Integrative curriculum combining best International practice. There is a bilingual English-Putonghua approach at primary, with English as the main medium of instruction at secondary. Follows the IB middle years and Diploma programmes.
International Montessori School
G/F 23-23A South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau
62, Tin Hau Temple Road
The school runs two separate campuses, with Toddlers plus children age 3-6 at the South Horizons Campus and Toddlers plus children age 6-12 at the Wanchai one.
School Features: Initiated by parents looking for a more individual primary education and to follow Montessori ideals. For pre-school-Grade 6. Students from 20 different countries taught in multi-age classes. Working with American Montessori Internationals on accreditation.
School Curriculum: The Montessori curriculum provides each student with the structures to categories knowledge, the keys to discovery, and the questions to encourage life-long learning. In kindergarten, in particular, subjects are explored using Montessori’s sensorial learning materials. English and Putonghua, bilingual approach, with English and Chinese teachers in each classroom.
Island Christian Academy
70 Bridges Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
This is a new international primary school, managed by Generations Christian Education in partnership with the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong. The School is located at 70 Bridges Street, just two blocks off the Central Escalator, near the historic Tai Ping Shan area of Hong Kong.
School Features: English is the medium of instruction for all classes, with the exce0ption of Mandarin class. Their specialty class offerings include daily Mandarin, and bi-weekly music and physical education. They will off various levels of after school activities, both academic and sporty in nature.
School Curriculum: In their International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Biblical worldview curriculum, they support a model of whole child learning. The IPC curriculum is relevant and internationally recognized; it has a built-in facility to integrate Christian studies, values and character components alongside core academic subjects such as mathematics, numeracy and literacy. By integrating the biblical worldview, they achieve a balance between academic focus and values formation. Through this approach, they have seen the students flourish academically, physically, spiritually and socially. They will also use the UK National Literacy Programme and the Origo Maths Curriculum from Australia. Through these curricula, they gain an ability to glean the best practices in education from around the world.
Japanese International School
156 Tai Po Road, Tai Po, NT
The school, situated in the New Territories, houses the international section of the Japanese School in Hong Kong and offers both Japanese language and English language instruction leading to the IB diploma. It is planning to combine with Hong Lok Yuen School, Kingston School and the Norwegain School in to a new campus – the International College Hong Kong www.ichk.edu.hk.
The Hong Kong Japanese School (Primary)
No.157 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley
The Hong Kong Japanese School (Secondary)
No.9 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point
This is a sister school but teaches only in Japanese, no English stream.
School Features: These two schools are for Japanese nationals and follows the Japanese National Curriculum. Pupils usually return to Japan for the high school entrance exam after finishing junior secondary.
2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pokfulam
Founded over 25 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation providing a British-based education.
School Features: British-style education for children of mixed abilities from 3-12 years at present, with years 7 & 8 (ages 11 & 12) currently housed in temporary accommodation in Shau Kei Wan T: 3665 5300. In 2012, the Senior School will move to Kowloon Bay, where Kellet are currently planning the new school for both Junior and Secondary education. Over 25 nationalities are represented at the school which is regularly monitored by OFSTED inspectors. Small number of special needs children accepted per class. Facilities include ICT suite, library and wireless network. Aims for maximum class size of 23. Member of Federation of British Schools in Southeast Asia and associate member of the council of British Independent Schools in the European Community (COBISEC).
School Curriculum: Follows UK curriculum, with emphasis on children’s personal and social development, along with maths, reading and writing skills. Seeks high academic standards without compromising breadth. Specialist instructors for subjects such as music, IT and art. Also offers Putonghua and French.
Korean International School
55 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho
This school on Hong Kong island offers both Korean and English language education, and also has a noted section for children with special needs.
School Features: Successful dual-stream school with stable teaching team and growing numbers. International section has English as the medium of instruction, and a smaller Korean section. International section has a multinational intake and offers classes from Kindergarten-Grade 13. Structured, level-appropriate ESL support. Scholarship scheme available. Facilities include computer centre, indoor swimming pool, science labs, tennis courts and outdoor play area. School also hosts the Springboard Project for developmentally delayed children who are integrated where appropriate.
School Curriculum: The International Section offers a Cambridge-based programme following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, leading to the IGCSE and A-levels. Extra English, Korean, Putonghua and information technology classes have been added, plus a wider range of extra-curricular activities. The Korean section follows the country’s national curriculum.
Nord Anglia International School
11, On Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon
School Features: Respected school with worldwide campuses, opening in HK in September 2014. Small Class Sizes, Low Teacher/Student Ratio.
School Curriculum: Ages 5-12, offers a Cambridge-based programme following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, leading to the IGCSE and International Bccalaureate.
Norwegian International School
170 Kam Shan Rd, Kam Shan Village, New Territories
170 Kam Shan Rd, Kam Shan Village, New Territories Christian Quality Education with a Scandinavian Touch Small Class Sizes, Low Teacher/Student Ratio Kindergarden to Grade 6
Sear Rogers International School
45-47 Grampian Rd, Kowloon City
Whilst the majority of children enrolled here are not expatriate, the medium of instruction is English, and it offers an opportunity for children to be exposed to a truly cross-cultural experience. The school follows the British Curriculum, and from Year 4, the school divides to two streams - local and international.
Singapore International School
23 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen – primary school
30 Oi Kwan Rd, Wanchai – secondary school
This is one of our newest international schools offering education in the English language as well as Chinese.
School Features: Caters for children from Preparatory Year 1 (age 4) - Grade 12. Around 60% of students are from Singapore or Singapore Permanent Residents, with a number of other nationalities represented. Strong in dance and choir at annual Hong Kong competitions. Facilities include gym, swimming pool, roof-top terraced gardens, computer labs and dance, drama and art rooms. Links with Ministry of Education, Singapore.
School Curriculum: Singapore-style curriculum and bilingual approach using English and Putonghua. French also taught from P1-6 as a third language. Students are prepared for the Singapore Primary School Leaving Examination at the end of P6. Two-year preparatory programme for children from 4-6 years lays foundation for literacy in English and Chinese. In secondary level, students will follow the Singapore curriculum in grades 1&2, IGCSE 3&4, and then IB Diploma.
United World College - Li Po Chun UWC
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Shai Rd, NT
This is one of ten UWCs situated on four continents. 250 students aged 16-19 attend this residential college from over 60 countries.
School Features: This is one of ten UWCs situated on four continents. 250 students aged 16-19 attend this residential college from over 60 countries.
School Curriculum: Students at Li Po Chun study for the IB Diploma. Chinese studies and many languages are available. The college’s emphasis on community work reflects both the IB and its own philosophy IBO authorised.
Victoria Shanghai Academy
Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen
VSA offers a bi-lingual education in English and Putonghua/Mandarin from Primary entrance to final Internationl Baccalaureate examinations. Founded in 1965, moved to current location in Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen in 2009.
Yew Chung International School
Tel: +852 2338 7106
Fax: +852 2304 6713
3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Founded in 1932, Yew Chung has been providing quality bilingual education to the learners of Hong Kong for over 80 years. Originally specializing in Early Childhood Education. Yew Chung International School (YCIS Hong Kong) now provides international education to expatriate children aged 6 months - 18. Recognised as one of the top international schools in Hong Kong, YCIS Hong Kong’s international curriculum through kindergarten, primary school and secondary school (IGCSE & IB) prepares students to become bilingually competent in English and Chinese and internationally minded for a competitive future.
Today YCIS reaches beyond Hong Kong, and is now established in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, with a total student enrolment exceeding 6,000.
Curriculum: YCIS International Curriculum is based on the framework and schemes of work from The National Curriculum for England (NCE). It is a research-based curriculum that allows high standards and ease of transition from international students who move from one country to another. YCIS students will take IGCSE in Years 10 and 11 and IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.